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News Activision-Blizzard buys King.com for $5.9 billion

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Nov 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. maverik-sg1

    maverik-sg1 New Member

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    Stupid amount of money, these silly apps..... at some point there will be saturation, followed by a plateau in growth followed by a steady decline as the market becomes more and more diluted.

    You only have to look at declining cell phone sales to see we're nearing that point now - I'd say the owners of King.com just pulled off a blinder of a sale... my opinion is that this was a poor acquisition by Activision-Blizzard.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    I'm guessing having your game packaged with Microsoft's latest OS makes the deal all the sweeter. ;)
     
  4. yuusou

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    King.com just pulled out a sweet deal. Zynga and Rovio should've taught Activision-Blizzard to stay away from these kinds of ventures.
     
  5. thom804

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    The problem with those devs is that they bloated their staff and attempted to diversify from a single premise.
    King is sticking rigidly to the crap Tetris formula rigidly, and the public keep lapping it up. All on a ,relatively shoestring, staff.
     
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    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Or EA's Popcap acquisition.

    When you buy the company at the top of the market, the only way is down. I suppose this is like the forced merger of Activision-Blizzard, it's lets them say they're the market leader to the shareholders.
     

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