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Report: Activision 'possible buyers' include Microsoft, Tencent

Report: Activision 'possible buyers' include Microsoft, Tencent

Activision parent company Vivendi may be looking to sell off its video game division, a new report suggests. Vivendi, a French media conglomerate, has been struggling in recent months, with S&P placing it under "negative credit watch" today.

According to a new report, Vivendi is talking to "possible buyers" of Activision, a move which will help the parent company raise up to $10 billion. Although the company has not commented directly on the matter, "every option is on the table."

Read more: How much is Call of Duty and Blizzard worth? »

"If Microsoft do buy Activison naturally all activision owned IP's would become Microsoft owned. ..."
- InfernoAblaze    See all 35 comments

Call of Duty Online announced as free-to-play for China

Call of Duty Online announced as free-to-play for China

The Call of Duty series has found huge success with annual sequels, DLC packs galore and a paid premium service, but that doesn't work in every market. Enter Call of Duty Online, a free-to-play FPS announced today and so far only confirmed for China.

Watch: The announcement trailer »

"Does one of the maps involve running over protesters with a tank?"
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Epic lands Tencent investment

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Epic lands Tencent investment

Colossal Chinese Internet company Tencent is picking up a minority stake in Epic Games, giving the Gears of War developer and Unreal Engine maker a cash injection. They're keeping quiet on how big the investment was and how big a stake Epic sold, but they insist Epic "will continue to operate independently and seek to further expand its game franchises across multiple platforms."

Read more: "Tencent's investment will empower," Epic president says

"hmmm...would a company with healthy cash flow want a foreign investor to come in and start ..."
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