Activision O2

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
EnormousRat, naxo-ole and CooleyBoy10

Background

Activision O2 was a short-lived division of Activision that focused on extreme sports games. It only lasted two years before being folded.

(May 14, 2001-June 3, 2003)

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Logo: We see a BMX rider doing tricks on a curvy red surface, before we flash to a snowboarder, then a skateboarder, who rides on the inner surface of a big "O". Then, the "O" flips to the screen and other elements zoom in: "ACTIVISION" in its corporate font, the number "2", and a red banner with the white text "SPORTS REVOLUTION" on it. Then the logo disappears in a TV power-off effect.

Variant: There is a still variant of the logo which can be seen on Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color and Advance versions of sports titles.

Technique: The animation of the sportsmen and the zooming elements.

Music/Sounds: A rock tune ending with an announcer saying "Activision O-2", and electric sounds when the logo disappears.

Availability: Seen on Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (1-2) and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series (2x, 3-4), as well as other games like Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder and Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray. The still version is seen on Game Boy Color and Advance games, as well as the Nintendo 64 versions of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and 3.

Legacy: This is quite a nostalgic logo for a short-lived division, thanks to being attached to some of the best sports games of the early 2000s.

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