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Offline J-Rod

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Vivendi and Activision Merger
« on: December 02, 2007, 02:13:51 PM »
I just heard Vivendi and Activision are merging to become "Activision Blizzard". I don't think this will affect TSL in any way, but I wanted to ask anyway  :)
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Also, any other thoughts? Does this mean 50 Cent Bulletproof 2 will have Blizzard's prestigious name on it? o.O
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 02:31:49 PM »
Activision and Vivendi merging... sounds bad.
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 03:00:28 PM »
I didn't realize Blizzard was part of Vivendi...

In any case, I really hope this won't have any ill effects. :-\

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Re: Vivendi Games & Activision merge to create Activision Blizzard, Inc.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 04:42:52 PM »
Good lord! :o That's....insane!
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Re: Vivendi Games & Activision merge to create Activision Blizzard, Inc.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 04:47:36 PM »
That is quite nutty...but couldn't you post it as a link next time rather than a giant post?
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 04:56:39 PM »
Calling all moderators, looks like we got the same thread in two sections of the forum....

Anyway, I don't see this affecting TSL.
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 08:31:59 AM »
Well it seems Sierra, Sierra Online, Vivendi Mobile and all of Activisions business will be swept under one division called Activision Publishing, while Blizzard will become a separate, more independant division of Activision Blizzard. It may be that Sierra will be digested into this brand, as I've read that Activision Publishing has always been a monolithic brand name

EDIT: I've read their PDF operation plan extending so far to '09. Sierra is staying, and they intend to green light a lot of products for Sierra in order to improve Sierra's operating income, which apparently for 07 was " -159m" and will seek to create sequels for Sierra's games and will create ''world wide appeal''. Meanwhile, Activision and Blizzard will continue with tried and true formulas.
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 12:44:29 PM »
*feels like someone just pushed the Firefly button* XD I'm probably just reading into it too much... I'd personally love  to see the King's Quest/Torin's Passage series move forward as originally intended (Torin's Passage being released on the years between KQ games)... but I have this sad apprehension that that's not the kind of things they are green-lighting  :(
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007, 06:50:45 PM »
I'd REALLY hope for that kind of thing too, Delling, but somehow I doubt it :(
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 05:11:31 AM »
Probably 50 Cent Bulletproof sequels...
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008, 08:58:15 PM »
this doesn't affect TSL.  only Activision and Blizzard are merging, not Activision and vivendi, even though Blizzard is owned by Vivendi.  the new company is called *gasp* Activision Blizzard (or ActiBlizz for short)
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2008, 06:08:06 PM »
ActiBlizz... that sounds WICKED! :P
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Re: Vivendi and Activision Merger
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2008, 11:30:52 PM »
Sounds like a new drink at 7-11  :suffer:
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