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4-13-2009 @ 2:22PM
BigBiker is Absolutly right.Activision did not purchase Blizzard. VINDEVI purchased Blizzard. It then went "Hey, we have two game companies now. Hmmm... It seems kinda retarded to have them compete against each other when both work for us now, so we'll merge them together."Ta-da!Yes, Vindevi has held activision for much longer. But I don't think they are so stupid to believe that they should make blizzard do things the way activision does them, because obviously there is evidence that blizzard does things differently and it works for them.Blizzard is the company that throws out games slowly, but with exceptional quality and each one is a blockbuster. Activision is the one that throws out games quickly, without the quality of Blizzard's titles.The two serve different functions, obviously. Blizzard is effectively a profitable asset, although a 100% profit on 20 bucks is not as much as a 10% profit on 300 bucks.Activision is the one that generates revenues first, profits second. Therefore it is easy to see that really, there is no reason to merge the two companies or how they do business.Now Vindevi might push blizzard to meet certain holiday deadlines. However, why push blizzard to meet those deadlines if activision is going to be releasing a ton of pushed titles then anyways? The two must not compete.If anything, Activision comes out poorer in this merger than Blizzard. Activision is the factory which pushes out games. If you need games to be made for the holiday season, Activision is going to be put under the yoke before blizzard is.
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