Game Launches, Recognitions, Celebrations and Strategic Partnerships - Research Report on EA, IGT, Activision Blizzard, Rovi,

    Game Launches, Recognitions, Celebrations and Strategic Partnerships -
     Research Report on EA, IGT, Activision Blizzard, Rovi, and KongZhong

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NEW YORK, October 17, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Electronic
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), Activision
Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), and KongZhong
Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Electronic Arts Inc. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) announced the availability of
EA SPORTS FIFA 14 in the retail stores throughout North America, and as a
digital download on "Origin." The Company informed that the game has a
following of over five million fans worldwide, considered as the most ever for
an EA SPORTS game, who have played the FIFA 14 demo and the game has received
32 review scores of 9 out of 10 or higher. According to EA, the number of fans
who have played the demo version of the game has increased 7% YoY, while the
number of fans using the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Web App was up 86% YoY to 1.35
million players, and has attracted over 830,000 daily active users. Further,
the Company has also launched a mobile version of FIFA 14, which is available
for free download on Apple and Android devices. The Full Research Report on
Electronic Arts Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/4942_EA]

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International Game Technology Research Report 

On September 26, 2013, International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it
has won the American Gaming Association's (AGA) Gaming Voice 'Best 2012 Annual
Report' Award for an interactive annual report, a first in the industry. The
Company informed that its annual report, titled 'Building on Momentum,'
reflects IGT's overall passion for blazing new trails and is prepared for
shareholders, investors, analysts, and the media. The Company informed that
the report speaks about IGT's commitment to delivering unique experiences to
all audiences. The Company reported that the annual report received over
26,000 mobile visits and 2,000 unique page views within the first three
months. "We are driving innovation and leadership in all facets of this
industry and are honored to be awarded by AGA for this industry-first
interactive reporting," said Susan Cartwright, Vice President of Corporate
Communications at IGT. The Full Research Report on International Game
Technology - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6ac9_IGT]

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. Research Report 

On September 30, 2013, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Activision Blizzard)
reported that its subsidiary Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision
Publishing) is celebrating the month of 'SWAPtober,' in time with the launch
of the game Skylanders SWAP Force. According to Activision Publishing, to kick
off the month long celebration, the Company will be giving away a Skylanders
SWAP Force Starter Pack per day from October 1 to October 31, 2013 through the
official Skylanders Twitter page. The Full Research Report on Activision
Blizzard, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5c46_ATVI]

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Rovi Corporation Research Report

On September 17, 2013, Rovi Corporation (Rovi) and STMicroelectronics (ST)
announced that the Companies are working together to help service providers
recognize the benefits of High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC/H.265). Under the
partnership, ST is integrating HEVC decoding support for both streaming and
downloadable content into its set-top box System-on-Chip (SoC) families, while
Rovi is delivering an end-to-end solution for the creation, secure delivery,
and playback of HEVC. "With our DivX HEVC solution integrated in SoC platforms
for set-top boxes, we believe it will benefit service providers and operators
looking to expand their capabilities, enabling the transition to IP video
services in a more cost effective and scalable way," said Dr. Kanaan Jemili,
Senior Vice President of Product Management at Rovi. The Company further
informed that the partnership plans to enable secure delivery and high-quality
playback of HEVC content for device manufacturers and service providers
through the latest compression technology at about half the bandwidth. The
Full Research Report on Rovi Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a48a_ROVI]

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KongZhong Corporation Research Report

On September 10, 2013, KongZhong Corporation (KongZhong) announced that it has
entered into a strategic partnership with Vasoon Animation Co., Ltd. (Vasoon).
According to the Company, the partnership allows KongZhong to acquire the
mobile and PC game adaptation rights for the five 'KuiBa' animated series of
movies, as well as the global exclusive publishing rights for the games. "As a
leader in China's animation industry with a long-standing vision to create a
world class innovative animation Company, we believe that our cross-industry
partnership with KongZhong will create even more immersive and memorable
experiences for Kuiba fans. We believe that through KongZhong's strengths in
game development and operations, existing and future fans of Kuiba will be
able experience another level of interaction with the Kuiba universe and we
look forward to playing Kuiba games in the future!" said Wu Hanqing, CEO of
Vasoon. The Full Research Report on KongZhong Corporation - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8440_KONG]

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