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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Activision buys out Vivendi for $8.17B, Zynga lays out recovery plan

Above: Activision CEO Bobbie Kotick

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If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

This week, Activision buys out parent company Vivendi’s shares for $8.17 billion after Vivendi asked for a $3 billion dividend, new Zynga chief executive officer Don Mattrick lays out his 90-day plan to get the company back on its feet, and Electronic Arts loses in a lawsuit brought by a former Madden programmer.

You’ll also find a review for Shadowrun Returns and a two-part interview with EA exec Frank Gibeau about next-gen consoles and digital ecosystems.


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