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VU Sells Knowledge Adventure

Vivendi Universal Games announces they've divested themselves of the Knowledge Adventure division:

LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2004) Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced the sale of its Knowledge Adventure educational software business, including its titles JumpStart, Mathblaster and others, to Knowledge Holdings, Inc., a company formed by Azure Capital Partners and Telesoft Partners, two Bay Area venture capital firms. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

VU Games will continue global sales and distribution responsibilities for Knowledge Adventure titles.

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11. No subject Oct 5, 2004, 21:04 Pete
 
mathblaster was sweet

swg free and loving it
 
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10. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 18:10 MrShoop
 
Ya, i think thw chain was something like Broderbund -> Learning Company -> Mattel or Hasbro? -> auction -> Riverdeep

 
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9. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 17:34 Sty
 
Broderbund did the Carmen San Diego games. Not sure what corporate giant ate and lost them, but it wasn't Vivendi. Vivendi/KA was Jumpstart and Blaster series.

Riverdeep bought them and now just maintains their name.

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8. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 17:33 aldo_14
 
Half Life - Physics adventure!

 
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7. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 15:44 MrShoop
 
the late 90's was a big mess of consolidation, then divesting (oops). It is pretty hard to keep track of what properties went where!

 
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6. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 15:32 Chip
 
your right... my bad. I know they got git by some other company but dont remember which. I thought it was KA.

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5. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 15:19 MrShoop
 
Broderbund did the Carmen San Diego games. Not sure what corporate giant ate and lost them, but it wasn't Vivendi. Vivendi/KA was Jumpstart and Blaster series.

 
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4. No subject Oct 5, 2004, 14:02 Chip
 
My kids love these games.....

I would like to have seen them do another Carmen game.

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3. Re: waiting.... Oct 5, 2004, 13:11 Evil Timmy
 
So, they have no trouble haemorraging money and divisions, but when it comes to games (you all know what I'm talking about) they flow like a corpse...thanks, VU.

 
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2. waiting.... Oct 5, 2004, 12:48 xXBatmanXx
 
For a F bomb drop about HL2.

 
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1. What you expect from Vivendi? Oct 5, 2004, 12:47 JosephBlowski
 
We know these guys are all about money.

Why should we be surprised that they are selling the educational game division?

Kids pay money for games in which they get to kill things. They don't pay money to learn ideas and concepts that turn them into better people and contributing members of society

 
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