Band Hero Available Now

BAND HERO(TM), THE BIGGEST MUSIC EVENT TO HIT LIVING ROOMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, IS AVAILABLE AT RETAIL OUTLETS NATIONWIDE

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“Hitting store shelves throughout North America today, Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Band Hero™ for Wii™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo DS™ Lite explodes onto the scene with the most exciting and accessible set lists everyone can enjoy at home or on the road, featuring chart-topping tracks from the most popular bands of yesterday and today. With the console versions, up-and-coming pop superstars can create the band of their dreams with any combination of multiple guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists or hit all the high notes together in the new karaoke-style Sing-Along mode. Fans can also step into the spotlight as their favorite popular music stars with Taylor Swift and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine making appearances as playable characters.”

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New CodWaw Maps Dropping This August

Call of Duty®: World at War Map Pack 3 Locked and Loaded to Release Four New Maps This August

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Reinforcements are scheduled to arrive for one of the most-played online multiplayer games, as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and developer Treyarch, confirmed plans today to deliver Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 in August. Map Pack 3 will feature three multiplayer maps (“Battery,” “Revolution,” and “Breach”), co-developed with partner Certain Affinity, and one new Zombie map (“Der Riese”), for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Visit www.CoDWaW.com for more details.”

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New GHWT Tracks Dropping in April

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Guitar Hero’s(R) Catalog to Keep on Rockin’ With New Music From the Pixies, Motorhead, Silversun Pickups, Steely Dan and Nirvana:

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In April, gamers will have no shortage of new songs to rock out to on Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) World Tour with downloadable music from five distinctive rock bands. The Pixies make their Guitar Hero(R) debut; returning veterans Silversun Pickups will release two brand-new songs off their sophomore album, prior to its release; Nirvana returns for a downloadable encore with three additional hits; while Motorhead and Steely Dan, each with singles featured on Guitar Hero World Tour‘s on-disc set list, make a resounding return.”

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GH Metallica Demo Drops Today

Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R) Demo Takes Center Stage On Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace:

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gamers itching to get a taste of Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R) in advance of the game’s release need not wait any longer as Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced that the demo will be available today for free download on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In the demo, virtual rock stars across the globe can shred, drum and wail to Metallica’s explosive hits Sad But True and Seek And Destroy, as well as No Excuses from Alice In Chains and Stone Cold Crazy from Queen, both hand-picked by Metallica as featured guest acts in the game. Set in The Forum venue, highlighting the new in-the-round stage designs and custom camera angles, players can begin honing their skills in single-player and band Quickplay, head-to-head, Face-Off, Pro Face-Off and Battle gameplay modes.”

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Heavy Metal Frontman King Diamond to Join the Digital Cast of Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R)

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Heavy Metal Frontman King Diamond to Join the Digital Cast of Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R):

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Having united forces with rock ‘n’ roll legends Metallica for encore performances and recordings throughout the years, GRAMMY(R) Award-nominated heavy metal vocalist and Mercyful Fate frontman King Diamond will take to the cyber-stage with Metallica this spring in Activision Publishing Inc.’s Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R).

Fans, stagehands and groupies alike will have the opportunity to shred and drum with or wail as the digital King Diamond during performances of ‘Evil.’ The song, which originally was recorded in 1983 and is one of the Mercyful Fate songs that comprise Metallica’s ‘Mercyful Fate’ medley, was re-recorded by four of the five original band members for Guitar Hero Metallica. The recording session was overseen by guitarist Hank Shermann in the band’s native Denmark; after which King Diamond laid down his vocals in Dallas, Texas, and mixed the song with J.T. Longoria.”

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