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Rumor: Activision To Buy Volition If THQ Goes Under

Loud Mouthed Gamers: The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine is reporting a rumor which states that Activision would buy Volition is THQ goes under.

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NYC_Gamer1597d ago (Edited 1597d ago )

Would be a smart move on the part of Activision.Hmm..and gamers don't hate Call of Duty just the ones on web forums do to be honest.

da_2pacalypse1597d ago

This could be a horrible nightmare -_- With Volition's anti-used game state of mind, and kotick's cheapness, I see bad things happening if this were to happen.

GraveLord1597d ago (Edited 1597d ago )

This can only be good for Saints Row. With Activision's marketing and money, it could be finally be real competition for Grand Theft Auto.

StanSmith1597d ago

I would have thought EA would buy them. Afterall, EA was trying to takeover Take2 to get the GTA franchise.

If Activision get them though, i hope they just let the devs make Saints Row without any interference from Kotick & crew.

Activision aren't all bad. High Moon Studios were given 2 years to develop Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The Prototype devs have had a few years too.

I'd imagine they wouldn't turn Saints Row into a yearly franchise.

NobleRed1597d ago

Well said. Activision should just release every year a shitty recycled call of duty game.

They better stay away from THQ.

Love Saints Row and I hope Crytek drops a great Homefront 2 game.

CHARLIEBROWNE1597d ago

Oh sweet jebus the cancer of ACTIVISION is spreading.

Amputate immediately.

gamingdroid1597d ago

@da_2pacalypse

***With Volition's anti-used game state of mind, and kotick's cheapness, I see bad things happening if this were to happen.***

Yet, ironically EA is the one that has blessed us with expiring online passes and taken DLC to the next level.

I don't see Online Passes in CoD, nor do I see a outfit, squad member and weapons DLC unlike EA.

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LOGICWINS1597d ago (Edited 1597d ago )

It's okay to dislike Call of Duty...but to "hate" it is something that I will never understand. People say that COD is limiting innovation because EVERY dev wants their game to be like COD...not the case. Innovative games like Journey, Catherine, and Starhawk are still coming down the pipeline.

As far as the article is concerned, its a good news for Activision...but not good news for gamers. Under THQ, Volition charged people for cheats...yes CHEATS! Imagine what will happen if Volition was in cahoots with Activision.

StanSmith1597d ago

I think the cheats thing is more to do with THQ. The WWE games charge you to unlock everything and to change attributes now too.

gamingdroid1597d ago

@LOGICWINS

***People say that COD is limiting innovation because EVERY dev wants their game to be like COD...***

If the dev wanted their game to be "like" CoD, they didn't have much imagination or creativity to begin with so I don't there is a threat at all.

If it wasn't CoD, the dev would be attempting to copy something else!

dedicatedtogamers1597d ago

*dun dun dun Another one bites the dust*

That would be horrible, if true. Next Dawn of War and Company of Heroes = FPS, confirmed.

I'm glad I have the option to play on PC where independent devs are still able to thrive...

360GamerFG1597d ago

Oh look at me, I support the indie scene without all this commercial corruption!! Whatever hipster, I'll continue playing games to enjoy them and not to make a statement.

blink30201597d ago

Just shut up already...

CaptainMarvelQ81597d ago (Edited 1597d ago )

i prefer them joining activision(even though they'll milk the shit out of their games) over hundreds of people losing their jobs

Summons751597d ago

oh please any company activision has under there belt makes terrible over priced and low quality games

Software_Lover1597d ago

People need money to survive, but it takes a buttload of money to produce these high graphical games that consumers want. Especially on a regular basis.

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