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Activision acquires Budcat for 'new game in the Guitar Hero franchise'

Franchise-loving publisher powerhouse Activision Blizzard announced today that it has acquired Budcat Creations, the studio responsible for all Guitar Hero titles on the PlayStation 2 since GH3. According to the press release, Budcat is "currently in development on a new game in the Guitar Hero...

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Red Octane's rags-to-riches story ends in acquisition [update 1]

Red Octane, publisher of the smash-hit Guitar Hero game was sitting in the ghetto of E3's Kentia Hall this time last year. Today, Activision announced that they'd be acquiring the company (and the Guitar Hero franchise along with it) in order to build an "early leadership position in music-based...

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What investors think of THQ today

THQ has outshone its games-publishing peers with a stock price (Nasdaq: THQI) that's actually gained in value over the last year. That's actually quite an accomplishment in an industry beset by fear that we're headed towards some sort of doomsday scenario during the difficult console transition...

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What investors think of Activision today

Sometimes treading water is the best you can do. Compared to peers EA and Take-Two, Activision's management appears to have done a better job keeping their share price (Nasdaq: ATVI) above water despite the storm waters whipped up by the transition to next-generation gaming. The graph above...

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