In a story about the merger of Activision and Vivendi Games for an agreed $18.8bn, the Telegraph reveals the number of folk who's job it is to help confused orcs and goblins who want to play World of Warcarft . ...Blizzard is rumoured to be developing another massive multiplayer online game to follow on from World of Warcraft.

In a story about the merger of Activision and Vivendi Games for an agreed $18.8bn, the Telegraph reveals the number of folk who’s job it is to help confused orcs and goblins who want to play World of Warcarft.

[Screen Digest analyst Piers Harding-Rolls said:] “With console games the risk is huge. In the online space you can make it free to play but have advertising. You can have subscriptions for the massive multiplayer online games. You can have incremental sales of virtual items. There’s lots of different opportunities to elongate the shelf life of the product. That’s the driving force.”

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