Activision Thought $7M for Blizzard was "Insane"

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick says he thought $7 million USD was an "insane" price for Blizzard Entertainment when Davidson & Associates purchased Blizzard back in 1995. He describes a conversation at an dinner with Davidson & Associates where his reaction was: "Are you out of your minds? They’re like a contract developer! They have Warcraft but what else do they have? You paid SEVEN million! That’s insane!" 12 years later Activision and Blizzard merged in a deal reportedly worth $18.8 billion USD.
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RTSs? Come on, how many are released each year?

Quite a few? Here are a bunch of 2009's strategy (some real-time, some turn-based) releases:

Empire: Total War
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2
Halo Wars
Stormrise
Tropico 3
Hearts of Iron 3
Elven Legacy
King's Bounty: Armored Princess
Majesty 2
Anno 1404
King Arthur
Men of War
East India Company
Blood Bowl
Order of War

As you can see, strategy games are far from dead. Are they as popular as shooters? Of course not. Shooters are currently the most popular "hardcore" genre.
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