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  • Al Lowe is determined to make things right with Leisure Suit Larry fans

    Al Lowe is determined to make things right with fans of Leisure Suit Larry after years of less-than-stellar sequels have sullied the poor little fella’s name.

  • Activision Blizzard boosts profits for Vivendi

    Vivendi has revealed a year-over-year profit increase thanks to Activision-Blizzard’s “exceptional profitability” with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and the publisher’s 2011 financial performance.

  • Activision Blizzard parent faces credit drought

    Bloomberg reports Activision Blizzard majority stake holder Vivendi has been denied a $1.34 billion credit line as lenders shy away from companies enmeshed in the Eurozone financial crisis. Vivendi has gone so far as to reduce its stake in one of the world’s biggest publishers to 60% in order to keep its credit rating high, […]

  • Vivendi reduces Activision stake to 60%

    Activision Blizzard’s majority owner Vivendi has sold off a portion of its stock, reducing its stake in the publisher to 60%.

  • Vivendi reports increased revenues for second-half of FY 2011 thanks to ActiBlizz

    Vivendi, Activision-Blizzard’s majority shareholder, has posted its financial results for the first half FY11, and it finds the firm with increased revenues and earnings thanks to record digital sales of Blizzard games which are up over 20 percent year-over-year. The firm also noted that ActiBlizz bought back close to 43 million shares of its common […]

  • Tribes: Vengeance producer "never had a chance" to finish the game

    Producer Chris Mahnken has blamed timing, tight schedules and management changes for the failure of Irrational Games’ Tribes: Vengeance, the critically-acclaimed game notorious for putting a nail in the series’ coffin.

  • Ken Levine reveals Irrational's canned zombie shooter, Division 9

    In this month’s issue of Game Informer, the mag sat down with Irrational’s Ken Levine to chat about Division 9 – a zombie shooter that was scrapped by the firm. The game would’ve put players in the middle of a zombie infested environment complete with co-op gameplay, “scarce resources, base-building, and strategic rescues” to content […]

  • Activison to launch ratings awareness program for parents

    Activision plans to launch the ratings awareness program started by Vivendi in 2008, which will provide education and information to parents regarding children and the videogames they play. Called The Ratings Are Not a Game, Dr. Cheryl Olson from the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital will preside over the program, […]

  • Dead To Rights writer and producer is new VP of Fox's game division

    Twentieth Century Fox has hired former Vivendi Games executive producer Andre Emerson as VP of its new video game production studio. “Andre has a phenomenal background in video game production with a fair balance of licensing experience that will bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to our team,” said Gary Rosenfeld, SVP of Fox’s […]

  • Rebellion owns rights to several Vivendi games

    Rebellion has revealed that it owns the rights to several Vivendi titles that were not developed by the firm. According to CEO Jason Kingsley: Evil Genius, Ground Control, Empire Earth, and Lords of the Realm/Lords of Magic are now exclusively owned by the company with the rights to release new titles based on the franchises. […]

  • Adam Roberts joins D3Publisher Europe as MD

    Adam Roberts, formerly Vivendi UK boss, has moved to D3 as managing director. “These are very exciting times for D3PE with Dark Sector shaping up to be one of the key action titles of 2008,” said Roberts. “A wealth of exciting new titles on both current and next gen over the coming months and a […]

  • New Ghostbousters details slime Web

    Destruction has summarised Game Informer’s preview of the upcoming Ghostbusters games from Vivendi (Activision Blizzard, whatever), including this: There are two, semi-separate ghostbusting projects at this time, one for a Wii/PS2 release, the other, grander effort being saved for the 360, PS3 and PC. The big project is being developed by Terminal Reality, and has […]

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