M$ to Own Blizzard?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by alset, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. alset macrumors 65816

    alset

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2002
    Location:
    East Bay, CA
    #1
    The following story suggests that Microsoft may be in the middle of a transaction to buy-out Vivendi, owners of Blizzard. If insider speculation is to be believed, an announcement may come as soon as Friday.

    This raises concerns that Microsoft may port many fine games to XBox, never releasing them on the Mac. Halo reminds us of this.

    The story can be found at the following link:

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/r/?page=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php(que)id=85976

    Dan
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2001
    Location:
    1 Block away from NYC.
    #2
    If this happens were are definately fusked...

    Blizz has been mac supportive, but other areas of Vivendi have not.

    I haven't seen a mac half-life or Counter Strike and I'm still waiting for it.

    Bah only more bad news.
     
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2001
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #3
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
     
  4. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    #4
    this would be terrible for the mac community because blizzard is one of the only companys that can make a game play good on a mac. although im so sick of all these blizzard games and could care less, but still not good.

    iJon
     
  5. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

    MacCoaster

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Location:
    Washington, DC / Rochester, NY / Lexington, NC
    #5
  6. Gus macrumors 65816

    Gus

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #6
    I am almost positive that Vivendi actually sold Blizzard late last year in a sell off of their software divisions. I could be wrong, though. I'll try to dig up that article I read.

    Regards,
    Gus

    Edit: Well, I can't find the link to that story, so maybe I am dead wrong.-Gus
     

Share This Page