Vivendi News


Activision separation from Vivendi to resume

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Activision Blizzard's separation from mega-conglomerate Vivendi was stalled when a lawsuit accused the company of not giving a fair shake to...


Activision separation from Vivendi halted

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2013 10:23pm PDT

Vivendi's plan to sell its shares of Activision Blizzard has been suspended. The reason? A lawsuit from an Activision shareholder is preventing the...


Activision shareholder sues over stock buyback

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2013 7:30am PDT

Activision Blizzard shareholder Todd Miller has filed a complaint against the company, alleging that its plan to buy back stock through an investor group disproportionately favors the group with no benefit to Activision.


"Activision's entire existence since 1989 has been to make Bobby Kotick and his investors more ..."

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Activision Blizzard to become independent company, Vivendi sells majority stake

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2013 10:30pm PDT

French conglomerate corporation Vivendi will no longer be the primary owner of Activision Blizzard. The company plans on selling most of it shares in the publisher, making Activision Blizzard an independent company with the majority of its shares publicly traded.


"Independent... yet still publicly owned and traded, which means their games will continue to be ..."

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Report: Activision 'possible buyers' include Microsoft, Tencent

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 11, 2012 11:00am PDT

Activision parent company Vivendi may be looking to sell off its video game division. "Possible buyers" include Chinese game giant Tencent and Microsoft.


"If Microsoft do buy Activison naturally all activision owned IP's would become Microsoft owned. ..."

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Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend, More in Danger as Activision Blizzard Streamlines Vivendi Portfolio

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Jul 28, 2008 9:47pm PDT

Update 2: Developer Double Fine has chimed in on the fate of Brutal Legend, stating that the Jack Black-starring action-adventure title "is fine."...


"We need Ken and Roberta back, and this bunch of idiot suits out"

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Activision Blizzard Merger Official

By Aaron Linde, Jul 10, 2008 2:45pm PDT

Activision and Blizzard Entertainment parent Vivendi Games announced the completion of their multibillion dollar merger resulting in the creation...


"Vivendi Games will not exactly be a subsidiary under Activision. Activision Blizzard is a new ..."

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Activision Blizzard Merger Approved, Transaction Closes Tomorrow

By Aaron Linde, Jul 08, 2008 12:58pm PDT

Publisher Activision today announced that its merger with Blizzard Entertainment parent company Vivendi Games has been approved by shareholders,...


WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Due This Year; Ultra-Successful MMO Now Has 10.7M Subscribers

By Chris Faylor, May 14, 2008 3:26pm PDT

The second expansion pack for Blizzard's so-successful-it-hurts PC MMO World of Warcraft is due out in the second half of 2008, according to studio...


"I still wonder what this game looks like with the graphics MAXED out. My trusty ol' AGP 6800GT ..."

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Activision and Vivendi Break from ESA, Pass on E3; Four Other Companies Pull Out of Exhibition

By Aaron Linde, May 02, 2008 1:10pm PDT

Soon to be merged publishers Activision and Vivendi will not be attending this year's E3 Media and Business Summit and have withdrawn from the...


"I never like stories that cite "anonymous industry sources." Sometimes I can't help but think ..."

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50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Revealed

By Aaron Linde, Mar 26, 2008 1:45pm PDT

21st century warrior-poet 50 Cent is set to star in the newly unveiled 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand by Vivendi Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox...


""NO joO Dhawm fiddy GONNA FACK Tham terrsts UP! OH DAWG GoN bE TIGT, Hol on hol on I need ma mt ..."

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Activision Q3 Financials: $1.48B in Net Revenue, Vivendi Merger Expected To Close in Mid-2008

By Aaron Linde, Feb 07, 2008 4:27pm PST

New figures released in Activision's fiscal third quarter report reveals just how much cash the publisher raked in during the holiday season, as...


A Note on Electronic Arts

By Chris Remo, Jan 31, 2008 4:12pm PST

Over the past year or so, I have been fairly impressed with Electronic Arts. That's not to say I reserve full-on gamer excitement for EA in the...


"Since Riccitiello came on board, things have been looking up. He is well aware of EA's past ..."

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Blizzard Hoards $1.2 Billion in 2007

By Nick Breckon, Jan 30, 2008 2:06pm PST

Ever wonder what those record World of Warcraft subscription numbers translate to? Over a billion dollars in revenue, according to a Vivendi...


"^^^ What happened to me... I've not bought a single PC game all last year except WoW. And ..."

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World of Warcraft Nets 10 Million Subscribers

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2008 9:36am PST

Blizzard Entertainment's unavoidable MMORPG sensation World of Warcraft (PC) now sports over 10 million active subscribers, the company has...


"It also allows people to play on slow laptops and not lag out in 25-40man content."

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