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  • Blog Post: Activision Appeals Halting Of Vivendi Buyout

    Activision tried to buy itself out from under Vivendi, but that got put on pause. Now Activision is trying to get the buyout unpaused. On October 10, Activision will make its appeal before Delaware's Supreme Court in hopes of overturning its planned $8.2 billion deal to buy independence from French... More
  • Blog Post: Court Temporarily Prevents Activision Blizzard's Vivendi Buyout

    Activision Blizzard was hoping to buy out Vivendi and gain its autonomy – a move that would have prevented the French media company from bleeding the game developer/publisher's reserves. However, a recent court order throws the transaction into jeopardy. The stock buyback didn't make everyone... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Shareholder Sues Company Over Stock Buyback

    Last week, Activision Blizzard performed some fancy financial footwork in order to separate itself from parent Vivendi. Now, Activision Blizzard shareholder Todd Miller is suing the company over this deal. Previously we've explained how Activision pulled together over $8 billion in order to buy back... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Report: PopCap May Have Sold For $1 Billion

    [UPDATE] TechCrunch now has heard from two sources that the mystery buyer is Electronic Arts. While this is far from confirmation, it certainly is a lot of money to be throwing around in secret. Original Story: June 22, 2011 at 08:33 PM PopCap Games has a knack for accessible experiences, creating hits... More
  • Blog Post: Analyst Speculates On Possible Take-Two Buyout

    Take-Two – owners of Rockstar Games and home to games like BioShock Infinite, has been an attractive buyout target for years. With the release and early success of L.A. Noire, one industry analyst says the company is ripe as ever for a buyout. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia classifies the chance... More
  • Blog Post: Shinji Mikami Talks About Being Acquired

    Last week, ZeniMax Media acquired Tango Gameworks , the studio run by Shinji Mikami (best known as the mind behind the Resident Evil series). Now Mikami is opening up about why he was in the market to get bought. "We didn't want to have to live hand-to-mouth as a studio," Mikami told Famitsu... More
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