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Activision merges with Blizzard parent, Vivendi

Activision and Vivendi Games (parent company of Blizzard Entertainment) announced an 18.9 billion dollar merger on Sunday, forming a new company called Activision Blizzard where current Activision CEO, Robert Kotick, will remain as chief executive.

Microsoft to increase 360 usability with fall update

As previously reported, Microsoft next week will introduce new Xbox 360 features with the 2007 Fall Dashboard Update including downloadable <a href="http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=147268">Xbox originals</a>, enhanced <a href="http://gamep...

Vivendi, Activision to create computer games giant

European media group Vivendi plans to acquire a majority stake in leading computer games publisher Activision and merge the company with its own gaming unit to form what will likely be the world's largest third-party publisher of computer games.

New legal guidelines proposed for online games

Video games that include an online element expose players and publishers to a host of new risks for which they must prepare. That's the message from French lobbying group the Internet Rights Forum, which issued guidelines for publishers and legislato...

Take-Two settles "Hot Coffee" sex content case

Game developer Take-Two Interactive announced a preliminary settlement on all consumer class action lawsuits in the US related to a software modification calledHot Coffee, that unlocked sex scenes on the popular game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

World of Warcraft, meet Visual Studio

A top official from Microsoft's developer division showcased an array of new development technologies this week, including a demo of the game World of Warcraft running within the company's Visual Studio integrated development environment.

Dell snaps up Alienware

Dell Inc. has agreed to purchase high-performance PC vendor Alienware Corp., the two companies announced Wednesday.

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