Something that can Stop Blizzard!

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clok1966
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So it sounds like Vindidi is 17 billion in debt and they own Blizzard (activision), the original contract speced they couldn't raid that division for money, it expired.. Blizzards and Activisons cash flow is now able to be used to pay debts..

any chance this could harm Blizzard enough to slow development, our outright harm them in other ways? I Doubt it will ahve any huge impact, but if they are desperate enough they could move alot of cash around and effectively stranglehold research/development and make WOW a stagnant game ( well more stagnant then it is). Could a parent company "kill" the most successful MMORPG?

just some food for thought.. WoW has been in a decline for awhile, but a small decline.. 11 Million to 9 million is a chunk.. but when you consider their next best game is at like 1 million.. it a LONG ways from hurting.. There has been so much talk about a WoW killer.. and even if they sucked them dry of money.. bankruptcy would happen and they would most likely be sold off as they have some value.. and would be back in with a good company.. Just wondering in the long run how this will effect them? if at all?

Bill Loguidice
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Activision Blizzard are going

Activision Blizzard are going independent again, which makes perfect sense: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-activision...

That was probably why the other offers were rebuffed.

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clok1966
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that is crazy, but holding

that is crazy, but holding onto the stuff with the most growth potential is about the smartest move they have.. the games and Music divisions are the biggest money makers. but dumping it for that inflated price sure would have gave um some room to breath. hey really need to shed some of that telcom stuff, and they have several other smaller things but all based on telcoms too. it appears there strategy is to focus on the stuff that makes money and shed the stuff that don't... but thats like saying I want to keep the good stuff and sell the crap to get out of debt, it don't work that way.
Activision (and lets face it Blizzard) are not bad things to keep.. i cant see a huge downside to those really.. Blizzard isnt going to keep milking WoW forever.. but even as it dries up slowly, it putting out more "milk" then anybody else cow in that area.. and when its gets to 1/4 of what its doing now, will still be impressive.. and even with the flak Diablo III got.. (and starcraft II) they sold excellent.. maybe not sustaining the sales like some hoped.. but selling excellent to start. Blizzard is simply a good company and releases products anybody would love to have in there catalog. And from the story above, the music part is making good cash too.. really sounds like just the rest draggin it down.. can see why they dont want to unload it.. even for a 20-30% price more then its valued at.

I just wonder where it will go in the end.. there have been some great companies that where killed by things outside there control..

Bill Loguidice
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Vivendi must have some type

Vivendi must have some type of plan because it looks like they turned down a pretty lucrative offer: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/business/media/vivendi-declined-softba...

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