Company to Buy Back Approximately 429 Million Shares from Vivendi for $5.83 Billion
originally posted by BusinessWire:
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) (the “Company”), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced today that it reached an agreement under which it will acquire from Vivendi (Euronext Paris: VIV) approximately 429 million Company shares and certain tax attributes, in exchange for approximately $5.83 billion in cash, or $13.60 per share acquired before taking into account the future benefit from these tax attributes
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The tools may be more effective than those who battled before you but make no mistake, you are no less a barbarian than your ancestors with their clubs and rocks. The only difference now is you do it without honor; cowering behind your guns, your bombs. You don't use tactic, just force..."
I hate Blizzard I really do, on the grounds I brought Starcraft 2 and then literally the same day I got a ban for cheating.. Ermm how can I be banned within 3hours of playing the game for cheating, I did nothing I was sat in the campaign and got kicked to dash with the message, highly highly annoyed. I argued to high heaven this and then they said I was trying to sell my account.. HUH!
So yeah I hate the money robbing people. What annoyed me secondly is they released a comment a while back saying "We know our game WoW has bugs but.." and it made me think.. Yes the game is bugged to madness and you know it is but why are you not fixing them all instead of making kung fu panda in a game, adding the same thing.
I hate Blizzard, they want money and not bothered with what state their product is in.
As for the COD comment.. Yes I feel COD are crap, every single game they have released has been a massive copy and paste, add a new gun here, new skin there, oh new voice and new mission, there a new game
Each game feels and looks like a DLC because it is copy and paste, it has nothing new and serious to offer. The reason it breaks sales is because mainly (No offence) but retarded people with no clue on what the aspects of a real fun to play game is, just want to run around like a child in a field with a stick shooting anything then slapping their friends because they did not role enough in the mud... That is cod. It is mainly played by kids, cheaters and hackers in multiplayer and people who cannot play as a team and have no partners mainly.
I own MW2 on Steam, that is as far as I go. My partner owns Black Ops on the PS3 and I play it with a friend on zombie mode only when she is not playing it and my friend comes over, that is it. I refuse to buy into a franchise that offers nothing but copy and pasting their games. Child Online Daycare still makes me laugh
I will not say anymore because I will upset the COD fans because we all know the COD fans get aggressive (Like a child) and BF fans just say meh whatever.
No point comparing COD and BF either... COD is mainly Far Cry, Counter Strike, Homefront, Brink, Breach... And BF is mainly just by itself because there is no full war total destruction game, but then Arma kinda there you know.
Two massively different titles, the only same thing they have... They both have guns. Then it changes. If you say they are the same then I am sure we can find something that would annoy you, like saying your graphics card is the same as an old 100 series or something you know..