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Why are Blizzard not independent they always makes the best PC games. And get's a load full of cash.



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breadie said:
So is Activesion Blizzard larger than EA now?

 There is no question.



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Big N still owns them all.



Very interesting news ....



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Whoow, this is big!

So the former Activision company is now called Activision blizzard?!

Shows how big Blizzard is as a developer while only publishing one game once every 2 years or so...



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I'm going to put this in the news section.



Bodhesatva said:
breadie said:
So is Activesion Blizzard larger than EA now?

There is no question.


I think, it's quite ironic that just few days ago Riccitiello ( EA CEO ) said to Next-Gen.biz that he was confident that time for large merges in videogames industry is over ....



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that massive o.O



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An interesting part from the press release :

Kotick continued: “Vivendi Games provides Activision with unique strategic and financial benefits and will
allow us to leverage our franchises into emerging online opportunities as Blizzard has done so successfully.
Activision has been very focused on margin expansion, and this transaction will meaningfully increase our
overall operating margins as we expand our franchises online and in new geographies. Diversifying our
revenue base among subscription-based online, console and PC formats, as well as wireless and casual
emerging opportunities, gives us the broadest platform to capitalize on industry growth. With Blizzard’s
successful franchises, such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft and an exciting pipeline of yet-to-be announced
titles, Vivendi Games’ and Blizzard’s management team will join with Activision’s strong and experienced
leaders to become an even more powerful force for innovation in online and offline interactive entertainment
across a wide range of platforms. This transaction also provides a unique relationship with Universal Music
Group – the world’s largest music company – which will benefit Guitar Hero and further extend our sizable
leadership position in music-based games.”



 “In the entertainment business, there are only heaven and hell, and nothing in between and as soon as our customers bore of our products, we will crash.”  Hiroshi Yamauchi

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So wait, Activision (already the biggest 3rd party dev) now owns World of Warcraft? God help us all.