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Activision, Blizzard to Merge Into Gaming Giant

Activision, Blizzard to Merge Into Gaming Giant

Surprising to get news this huge on a Sunday, but here we are.  Activision and Blizzard are very successful on their own, and today they announced they would merge to form a company with a rather long name -- Activision Blizzard -- as well as a firm with large aspirations.

Activision and Blizzard have said they will form "the world's most profitable games business" in a deal worth $18.8bn (£9.15bn).

US-based Activision also makes hit console games such as the Tony Hawk series and Guitar Hero.

Nine million people pay a monthly subscription to play World of Warcraft.

Vivendi will be the largest single shareholder in the merged company.  With the new company's expanded resources, can we talk about Diablo 3?

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wow
pun intended, but seriously, that's crazy!

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Hi All,

Not to surprising when you think about it. Just look at corporate America in almost every industry Companies are merging. 

 

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I was thinking EA would buy Blizzard as they've bought just about everything else in the gaming world. In fact I think all the companies that make independent games strive to get bought by EA..Geeked

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Maybe they should shorten up the name a little -- Activeblizzard (kinda what Minnesota was this past weekend)

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dood, no one strives to be bought by EA. EA kills most of everything it touches...much like kudzu! : )

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