Home arrow Opinions arrow Page 5 - Vivendi Games and Activision Merger
Watch our Tech Videos 
Dev Hardware Forums 
Computer Cases  
Computer Processors  
Computer Systems  
Digital Cameras  
Flat Panels  
Hardware Guides  
Hardware News  
Input Devices  
Mobile Devices  
Networking Hardware  
PC Cooling  
PC Speakers  
Power Supply Units  
Sound Cards  
Storage Devices  
Tech Interviews  
User Experiences  
Video Cards  
Weekly Newsletter
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 

Vivendi Games and Activision Merger
By: Barzan "Tony" Antal
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars / 10

    Table of Contents:
  • Vivendi Games and Activision Merger
  • Introducing Vivendi and Activision
  • Let’s Talk Business
  • Our Analysis
  • Closing Thoughts

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article


    Vivendi Games and Activision Merger - Closing Thoughts

    (Page 5 of 5 )

    We’ve come to the end of this article. By now you should have read about the latest in the video game industry and you should be up to date. The gaming industry, just like any industry that’s connected with the world of IT and concentrates on entertainment, is always changing.

    There’s lots of competition in the gaming industry. New companies appear, striving to turn their business into a profitable one, brainstorming for creative and innovative ideas. Many companies fail and find themselves going bankrupt virtually overnight. It’s a dangerous but profitable industry.

    Then comes the top ten percent, the place where the most heated competition goes on. Huge multi-billion dollar enterprises don’t want to lose their edge. Achieving everlasting growth is required. They end up acquiring other companies or just combining their forces because that’s how worthwhile innovation can be done.

    In addition, because the gaming industry nourishes creativity the most, it leaves a lot of headroom for improvements and breakthroughs; basically there’s no ceiling, hence, the world of imagination has no limitations. The wheel shouldn’t be reinvented.

    The Vivendi/Activision mega-merger reminds us of AMD/ATi, mostly because it came just as unexpectedly and created such havoc and enthusiasm. However, AMD paid nothing more than $5.4 billion, and this sum looks quite silly when compared to the $18.9 billion of Activision Blizzard. It’s weird as hell if you try to compare the “semiconductor industry” with the “video game industry.”

    Hopefully this mega-merger serves as a reality check to Electronic Arts and other competitors and they start developing and producing quality titles. Franchises are great, but after a while they can get quite old. Building on the success of the past is a sign of lacking creativity, and it hurts innovation. Of course, when monopolization is possible then motivation vanishes… but now they must revolutionize!

    And as we all know, nobody likes to fail. Neither of these giants want to lose market share and revenue, so we can fortunately anticipate a sudden “inspiration” for new ideas. It’s also a bit sad that the competition can be pinned down to only two corporations.

    Therefore, we end this article with a short suggestion. If you like a particular game, then support the game and most importantly appreciate its developers, artists, and everybody that worked on it — not necessarily the publishing company as a whole. For example, Crytek should earn the recognition. If the big giants want to earn respect and admiration, then they should start brainstorming and developing something new!

    Now you know about the latest big news of the gaming industry and you know what to anticipate and the way it affects the consumer/user base. But still, if you have constructive comments or ideas regarding the topic of this article, we invite you to join us over at “DevHardware Forums” – we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.
    blog comments powered by Disqus


    - Apple iPad Mini Release No Big Deal
    - Cyborg Steve Mann Assaulted at McDonald`s in...
    - Are Forums Still Relevant?
    - The Top Tech Successes for 2011
    - Kindle DX versus Nook Color
    - Top Tech for 2011
    - New Exascale Supercomputer Set to Change the...
    - IT Inventory and Resource Management with OC...
    - Blizzard Forum Users Can Say Goodbye to Thei...
    - iPhone 4 Issue: Apple, Can You Hear Us Now?
    - Here`s Your Flying Car
    - Hardware News of Note
    - WorldLenns Hints at Wider Vision
    - Make Electronics: Learning By Discovery Book...
    - Opening Highlights of the Apple Worldwide De...

    Developer Shed Affiliates


    © 2003-2019 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap
    KEITHLEE2zdeconfigurator/configs/INFUSIONSOFT_OVERLAY.phpzdeconfigurator/configs/ OFFLOADING INFUSIONSOFTLOADING INFUSIONSOFT 1debug:overlay status: OFF
    overlay not displayed overlay cookie defined: TI_CAMPAIGN_1012_D OVERLAY COOKIE set:
    status off