Microsoft now owns Zork, Leisure Suit Larry, and After Dark #Microsoft #Gaming @TheLunduke

Microsoft just bought Activision Blizzard. Which means Microsoft now owns games like World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. The news has been reporting on that, non-stop, all day.

Take a step back for a moment. Let’s think about the classic games that Microsoft now owns. The list is absolutely staggering. Here is a partial list of classics that Microsoft now owns. Most of us are aware of the recent stuff.

  • Tony Hawk
  • Quake
  • Starcraft
  • Warcraft
  • Crash Bandicoot

The list goes on and on. But, what about the classics? Like the classic-classics? Well. It’s Activision. So…

  • Pitfall!
  • River Raid
  • MechWarrior
  • Zork (via Infocom)

It gets more intense. Did you know that Vivendi was part of Activision? You know who Vivendi owned? Sierra Online. That means that Microsoft now owns:

  • Kings Quest
  • Space Quest
  • Police Quest
  • Leisure Suit Larry
  • Quest for Glory
  • So, so many more

Read the implications in the The Lunduke Journal of Technology

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