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MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

From the moment Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO, bemoaned the poor sales of Wii U, you knew Skylanders had a problem. The record-breaking kids IP that introduced the world to ‘toys-to-life’ was finding it harder and harder to find where the kids were playing. Wii and DS sales had fallen down; …

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Vivendi execs mulled firing Kotick during Activision buyout – report

Vivendi executives considered firing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick during last year’s buyout deal, according to a new report. An exclusive on Bloomberg claims to have obtained multiple emails in which Vivendi’s board discussed the move to dismiss Kotick. The emails are part of a court filing from last month …

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Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

One of the world’s biggest games companies is set to buy back its independence from owner Vivendi. The Call of Duty publisher Activision will buy 429 million shares from the French Media and Telecoms conglomerate for $5.83bn. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick (current CEO) and co-chairman Brian Kelly have formed a investor …

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