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 Post subject: Activision Blizzard
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:45 pm 
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Well. It is now official.

http://www.blizzard.com/us/press/080710.html
http://www.activisionblizzard.com


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 Post subject: Essential Query
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:22 am 
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And now the most important question...

...what does this mean for the Sierra licenses?

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 Post subject: Re: Activision Blizzard
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:52 am 
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No change. We've already spoken to our contact with Vivendi. We continue on like have been.


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 Post subject: Hopes for Blizzard
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:50 pm 
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Good to know. I recall Blizzard having ads in the old InterAction Magazine - perhaps they'd actually be willing to do something with the properties at some point (or at least sell the rights to someone who will).

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 Post subject: Re: Activision Blizzard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:12 pm 
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Well... one of the guys in charge of A-B is also the CEO of the Sierra brand, so maybe....

maybe pleading to A-B wouldn't be such a bad idea! Maybe using these channels may work...
We've got a number of old Sierra fans in Blizzard, and one or two from our community... so, who knows. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Activision Blizzard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:42 pm 
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I don't think the move means much in so far as day-to-day operations are concerned. You might and probably will see lay-offs but thats about it. Mergers are a good way to knock out the competition. I suspect this is what happened here.


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 Post subject: Re: Activision Blizzard
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Nah, I don't think there will be lay-offs considering the long list of open job positions on Blizzard's site.


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 Post subject: Re: Activision Blizzard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Gronagor wrote:
Nah, I don't think there will be lay-offs considering the long list of open job positions on Blizzard's site.


Blizzard is neither the target nor the acquiring entity. It is a sub of Vivendi. Vivendi effectively bought Activision and is in control. You should expect lay-offs on the Activision side, not on Vivendi's end. Albeit lay-offs in either end are likely, I would just expect the target to be trimmed a bit more than home base. I remember seeing the proposal some time ago and you could probably google it and check out the structure of the deal.


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