The video-game publisher Activision, the world's first distributor of video games for gaming consoles, was founded in 1979. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video-console system. Since then, the company has developed numerous other video games for people with
a variety of interests, from sports to action games.
Activision Blizzard, which owns Activision, is the largest, most profitable publisher of interactive entertainment software in the world. One of Activision's most popular video games is its PC Diablo 3, a fast-paced multiplayer game that includes intense battle sequences. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Nintendo Wii, an explosive action game with exciting combat scenarios, has also become a big hit with gamers.
Activision offers family entertainment as well, with its Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for Xbox 360, which lets you play along to more than 90 tracks from Queen, Muse, and other famous rock bands.