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    Activision Blizzard buys King, the Candy Crush makers, for $5.9bn

    New 'entertainment network' will have over half a billion monthly active users.
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    Re: Activision Blizzard buys King, the Candy Crush makers, for $5.9bn

    Somehow I immediately misread this as Radiation King. Fallout 3 did some damage after all then...

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    Re: Activision Blizzard buys King, the Candy Crush makers, for $5.9bn

    Take the money and run because these buyouts seldom work.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard buys King, the Candy Crush makers, for $5.9bn

    Maybe I'm being unfair to King, but their entire product line seems to consist of graphically-updated versions of other people's games, specifically Bejewelled and Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-move.

    In which case Activision management haven't exactly grabbed a valuable asset. Although I've studiously avoided anything from King due to their outrageously heavy handed legal approach.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard buys King, the Candy Crush makers, for $5.9bn

    haha

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    Re: Activision Blizzard buys King, the Candy Crush makers, for $5.9bn

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Maybe I'm being unfair to King, but their entire product line seems to consist of graphically-updated versions of other people's games, specifically Bejewelled and Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-move.

    In which case Activision management haven't exactly grabbed a valuable asset. Although I've studiously avoided anything from King due to their outrageously heavy handed legal approach.
    Much like when MS purchased Mojang, Activision have mostly paid for users, not assets.

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