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2-12-2009 @ 1:05PM
I have a hard time understanding how anyone could pair with a company as successful as Blizzard and still lose money. :s That's a pretty heavy dose of failure.Regardless, I hope that's a promise of at least one game a year and not a limitation of no more than one game a year. <3 Blizz.
2-12-2009 @ 3:53PM
I could see it, Activision paired up with a company that many articles have said has hurt game sales. MMO's take up more time to play, I know for myself in the last four years my game purchases have taken a dramatic downturn compared to before I started wow.
2-12-2009 @ 3:55PM
I agree that Activision fails, but honestly, we're in an economic downturn, I don't find it difficult to image any company losing money with the current state of the economy.
2-12-2009 @ 4:09PM
@Liel: Still, you're not going to specifically stop buying Activision games because they partnered with Blizz. I'll agree in a heartbeat that people who play MMOs buy far fewer games, but that would've impacted Activistion whether they were with teamed with Blizz or in competition with Blizz. Activision had to have been on the brink of going out of business if they suffered such an immense loss with such a huge guaranteed monthly paycheck. :)
2-12-2009 @ 8:17PM
How anyone could lose money with Blizzard pulling in 900+ million in pure profit is one thing, why Blizzard would pair up with anyone else - and especially such a loser company - when they're making that kind of dough is another.Well, it wasn't really up to them as they were owned by Vivendi at the time, but still. Why trade down to be owned by Activision and that greedy moneygrubbing shitbag Kotick? Every time I see a picture of his flabby grinning mug I want to punch his teeth out.The deal never made one iota of sense to me. Where was Blizzard/Vivendi's advantage here? There isn't one! Selling off Blizzard is like selling a hundred bucks for ten... You'd be an idiot to do it, owning Blizzard is practically free money in the bank. You don't cook the goose that lays golden eggs!
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