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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: Bring em on, says bullish EA

Electronic Arts has fired out a warning shot to new publishing goliath Activision Blizzard – warn the Vivendi-owned giant that it will not give up its dominance of the market without a fight. Vivendi and Activision announced its new ‘merger’ on Sunday, which sees the French publisher take 52 per …

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: EA may be forced into action

The emergence of a new super-publisher that is similar in stature to former industry-daddy EA might force the US giant to re-evaluate its operations, an analyst from Soleil-Hudson Square Research claims. The Dow Jones Newswires quote Daniel Ernst as stating: "EA is currently not performing at its best. Though it …

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: ‘Business as usual’, says WoW publisher

Following the news of Vivendi’s surprise purchase of a majority stake in former rival Activision , Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has assured the company’s MMO fans that the deal will have no impact on the future of its globally popular World of Warcraft. In an interview with 1UP, Morhaime stated: …

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: Activision and Vivendi Games to merge

In the most surprising news of the year, Electronic Arts has been dethroned as the games industry’s biggest publisher, ousted by a new company formed following the merger of Activision and Vivendi Games. The two companies said that the massive power-shifting deal, worth a total of $18.9bn, will create ‘the …

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