Activision patents social networking for AI characters, online harassment prevention

Activision headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) of Santa Monica, CA, is an American publisher of video games which has made some big business moves in recent weeks. First, Activision made a huge splash in mobile app gaming, which is increasingly becoming a bigger sector within the entire video game industry, for its $5.9 billion acquisition of Ireland-based King Digital Entertainment (NYSE:KING), the creator of wildly successful gaming apps such as Candy Crush Saga. Remarks from company executives indicate that the deal makes Activision the world’s largest, most profitable interactive entertainment company. Back in the U.S., the company announced the creation of an entertainment production studio that will be active in adapting Activision’s video game titles like Call of Duty and Skylanders into films and television series.…


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