Activision buys Mac Game Developer Beenox Inc.

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Category: 3rd Party Software
    Link: Activision buys Mac Game Developer Beenox Inc.
    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.

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    bigandy

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    interesting. could this mean faster convertions of activision games?
     
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    combatcolin

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    If they can make money on it...
     
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    kered22

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    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.
     
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    mainstreetmark

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    Activistion is still around?!?

    Activision has enough money to buy companies?!?

    Well, I'll be darned...
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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    What this means is that they're effectively out of the Mac porting business. They specialize in porting console games to the PC.
     

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