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Eidos stockholders approve Square Enix take-over

Eidos shareholders have accepted a takeover bid made by Square Enix with an overwhelming majority. Once Eidos’s shares have been delisted, Square will gain control sometime in late April. With Square now owning 85 percent of Eidos shares, the company has control over Hitman, Championship Manager, Tomb Raider and all other IP’s owned by Eidos. […]

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Mergers headlines

  • EU approves Activision-Vivendi merger

    According to this Reuters report, the European Commission has given the go-ahead for Activision and Vivendi to merge throughout this year. From the piece: The complex deal will give Vivendi a 52 percent stake in a new industry giant called Activision Blizzard with annual revenue of $3.8 billion, rivaling that of Electronic Arts Inc (ERTS.O: […]

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  • Sierra titles beyond 2008 all "TBD", says report

    According to this, all Sierra games past 2008 are up for review and may be scrapped. Citing sources, the piece says that all projects from the company will now have to be justified to Activision executives following the impending merger of the two companies. “Titles set to come out this year, like The Bourne Conspiracy, […]

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  • TAKE-TWO-AGGEDON: A list of everything EA's bought in the last 20 years

    EA made public a serious move to buy Take-Two last night, a deal that would have been worth more than $2 billion to Take-Two shareholders. While Take-Two has rejected the offer and negotiations are now ongoing, MTV was kind enough to put together a list of the companies EA has acquired over the past 17 […]

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