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I worked at Blizzard for close to three years. During my time there I saw a lot of big things happen: the closing of the Console Division and shelfing of Starcraft Ghost, the launch of the first (and second!) World of Warcraft expansion ... and one that some people say is the biggest event in Bliz...

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April 12, 2009 at 5:00PM
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This portion addresses questions about the merger's affect on Blizzard's day-to-day. So if most publishers control what their developers produce, does Activision control what Blizzard does? No, since Activision is not Blizzard's publisher. What about in areas like support? When I was in support ...

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The word around town is that Vivendi Games has suffered an 11% sales drop in the first half of its fiscal year of 2008. Most of this is related to its 24% sales drop in the first quarter alone, but is this the entire story? Many times these fiscal sales comparisons don't paint the complete picture...

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We don't know if anybody has told you, but Blizzard is actually kind of a big deal. Not many companies can hold the attention of their target audience for an entire week with naught but a series of cryptic splash pages. They're such a big deal, in fact, that when it came time for Vivendi to choose a...

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Shock and awe hit the gaming industry on December 2, 2007, on that morning two giants announced a deal worth 18.8 billion dollars. Activision and Vivendi Games are to merge, a monstrosity in the making set to rival Electronic Arts for the throne to the word's biggest and most profitable force in gam...

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World of Warcraft is literally taking over the world one country at a time. It turns out Blizzard Entertainment, the Vivendi money-maker see great potential in the Russian market and will be translating and localizing World of Warcraft there next. This will be the sixth official World of Warcraft ...

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In a HUGE news story that we were quite unprepared to have fall into our laps on a lazy Sunday morning, it's been announced that Activision and Vivendi Games have signed a major agreement to the tune of $18.8 billion, that will see the two mega-publishing houses rolled into a company to be known as ...

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