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Vivendi to sell Activision-Blizzard!?

June 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

A few years ago, the purchase of Activision-Blizzard turned Vivendi in the biggest games company ever. Now, it seems like Vivendi is interested in selling off the games division.

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Activision to Open new UK-Based Studio

May 22nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

In an interview with Develop magazine, Martyn Brown is said to be helping Activision find new talent for a UK based game development studio. The new outfit will be dedicated to creating mobile games.

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Activision to Acquire Take Two Interactive!?

February 13th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

If rumours are right, Take Two might get to be acquired by market leader Activision. The acquisition would bring the successful Rockstar Games label under Activision’s control.

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Activision Kills Key Franchises

February 10th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

Though Activision was profitable yet again, several project weren’t due to fierce competition of just high development costs. As so, Activision decided it will be killing several big games to focus on new projects.

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Activision to Acquire Glu!?

May 6th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

When Vivendi bought Activision to form Activision-Blizzard in July 2008, many expected Vivendi Mobile to become a dominant player in the mobile games space. Yet, the new entity decided to close Vivendi Games Mobile

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Glu Licenses 4 More Activision Titles

June 24th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

Glu Glu has announced that it will be bringing more Activision titles to the decks. Amongst them is the popular Guitar Hero brand that was initially brought to mobile by HandsOn.

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GDC: Glu Signs 5 New Activision Licenses

March 25th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

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Glu Mobile announced to bring five new Activision titles to the mobile gaming platform. The upcoming titles will be published worldwide for carriers and application stores that support Android, Blackberry, BREW, J2ME and Windows Mobile.

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And so Ends Vivendi Games Mobile

November 24th, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

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Today, we received a copy of an e-mail from Vivendi Games Mobile which went to it's European operators and other sales channels. In the e-mail, the company announces to stop the cooperation.

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More on Vivendi Games Mobile

September 24th, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | 5 Comments »

It seems our last story on Vivendi Games Mobile winding down actually
brought in more information on what will happen with the company and
its employees.

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Vivendi Winding Down Business

September 23rd, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Our call for tips clearly worked well. Looking at the combined information, it is crystal clear that Vivendi Games Mobile is winding down its business and sacks most of the staff.

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