View Full Version : Activision buys Mac Game Developer Beenox Inc.

Jul 29, 2006, 01:03 PM
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Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: Activision buys Mac Game Developer Beenox Inc. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060729140302)
Description:: Game publisher Activision Inc. on Wednesday announced it has acquired Beenox Inc. - Best known to Mac gamers as a developer of Mac game conversions - a frequent collaborator with Aspyr Media Inc., MacSoft, and THQ.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

Jul 29, 2006, 01:11 PM
interesting. could this mean faster convertions of activision games?

Jul 29, 2006, 02:30 PM
If they can make money on it...

Jul 29, 2006, 02:53 PM
This story is from May of 2005, thought I had read it before. LOL I saw the news about Battlefront coming out in June (I got it last July) and the bit about Myst: End of Ages which I saw in CompUSA the other day.

Jul 30, 2006, 10:21 AM
Activistion is still around?!?

Activision has enough money to buy companies?!?

Well, I'll be darned...

Jul 30, 2006, 11:24 AM
Well that means that gaming company is as good as gone. Crapovision is just crap. They have that nick name for a reason. They have the lowest rating possible by the BBB. They are a poor company that only does stuff for a buck. They will release a game that is at best in the earily beta stages clearly uncomplete and then at most will release 1 patch for it.

So you can pretty much kiss a mac gaming company good by and even a farther reduction in mac gaming. Activision does not put out quility games. They put out complete crap that is not ready for market.

Jul 30, 2006, 11:35 PM
What this means is that they're effectively out of the Mac porting business. They specialize in porting console games to the PC.