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News Activision, Vivendi Universal merge

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    with EA eating up the market also things could turn out real interesting with only a handful of publishers left
     
  3. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    seconded, anythign that keeps EA away from eating another company is a good move.
     
  4. mWMA

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    Wait a minute there... isn't it blizzard and Activision that merged and Vivendi hold controlling stake in the new company and the company will be headed by Activision current CEO
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    +1
     
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    +2 EA either needs a reality check, or sell off their PC division to somebody that actually cares about the PC market.
     
  7. BioSniper

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    So we'll end up with such classic titles as: Blizzard presents: Tony Hawks World of World War 2 Craft - The mmo, then? :p
     
  8. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    They should have called it Actiblivizzardsion. Much better than Activision Blizzard :rolleyes:

    Oh and: "News is still trickling through on how the merger may effect the future of other games...". Sorry I'm obviously being a typo Nazi today.
     
  9. FooSai

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    or the new skateboard mount on WoW! =)
     
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    But there ends up only being 3-4 publishers total... how good are the games going to be? Is this better for them or for everyone?
     
  11. themax

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    According to Blizzard this changes nothing as far as their dev teams go.
     
  12. DXR_13KE

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    there are more publishers i think.....
     
  13. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    publishers and developers are two different thing so I doubt it would change anything
     
  14. Amon

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    I thought the biggest publisher was Take 2 Interactive.
     
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    What's the difference between them? Publishers make discs? Developers make games?

    EA develops and makes (like the discs) games, and are the biggest (that I'm aware of)
    I don't know the other biggie's, or if there are really any other players
     
  16. Amon

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    Tt seems that Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. might actually be the world's biggest publisher/developer of games, although this arm does include profits from and development for the PlayStation hardware.
     
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  18. Amon

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    Arigato. Very coor.

    I think the "quality of products" criteria was an influence in Nintendo taking #1 from EA.
     
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