Besides, it is too much trouble to keep replying. I explained my stance on it, you explained yours. Nothing more to say.
Just saying, they weren't bought by anybody, they are associated with activision which I agree sucks but were never "bought". Activision buying vivendi, that's the funniest things I have heard all day considering they aren't a subsidiary of their's. I am not making any of this up, paranoia over Activision is why people even think these things.
I love how people continue to insist that the relationship between Activision and Blizzard couldn't possibly have changed over the last x years despite recent flops and fairly high staff turnover.
This isn't clear.
Just my two cents though, I see no reason to assume Activision has anymore of an effect on Blizzard then they ever had(virtually none). If somebody has actual proof than I am willing to see it but I have heard way too many differing opinions on a topic that should be pretty simple and not hard to answer to say I agree on it. I want facts, not opinions and misinformation presented as facts.
Blizzard have actually been under a parent company since April 1994 while they were still Chaos Studios. Their parent company has been brought out multiple times eventually ending up in the hands of Vivendi Games , a division of Vivendi in December 1998.It was this division of Vivendi that was merged with part of Activision , this transaction being completed in July 2008 to form Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard in 2013 started the process of buying Vivendi's shares of ATVI. This was competed in January 2016 making Activision Blizzard an independent company, completely separate from Vivendi.So no. Blizzard never merged with Activision - their parent company did.
Not a hundred percent sure but still.
I don't see all the worry with the stock drop, Blizzard's stock is still a strong 29.56% up YTD, and, on Friday (5/4/2018) the stock had a terrific day, of being up 4.45% and up a solid 3.03 point gain.Out of the 3,000+ companies listed on the Nasdaq, Activision Blizzard, is still one of its upper mid/top gainers of the year, with first place being the company "Arena Pharmaceuticals" which is up a stunning "3,434.43%" on its YTD.So long as Activision keeps its sh!t straight, and there are no hiccups or bad press, investors confidence should maintain/rise, and their value should go up naturally, along with the other stocks.