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Activision's Call of Duty™ wins overall game of the year at 2004 Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Show

  • 12 March, 2004 13:48

<p>Sydney, Australia – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that its best-selling game, Call of Duty™, achieved the highest honour as it racked up three Interactive Achievement Awards at the Seventh Annual Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ D.I.C.E. Awards Show, held Thursday night at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Infinity Ward’s critically-acclaimed, gritty and cinematic WWII thriller Call of Duty blitzed the competition as it was named the Computer First-Person Action Game of the Year, Computer Game of the Year and the event’s most prestigious distinction, Overall Game of the Year.</p>
<p>“We’re honoured that Call of Duty was acknowledged by the Academy among the best that the industry has to offer,” stated Kathy Vrabeck, president, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We always strive to make great games that will innovate and entertain, and this honour is a testament to the hard work Infinity Ward put into the development of Call of Duty.”</p>
<p>Since its release, the WWII thriller has been a hit, topping the charts in North America and Australia as the best-selling full price PC title from November 2003 through January 2004. And, Call of Duty has garnered more than 47 Editor’s Choice Awards and 20 Game of the Year Awards worldwide.</p>
<p>About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of US$864 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.</p>
<p>Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.</p>
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<p>The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in Activision’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.</p>

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