The deal will create a new industry leader (By a mile. Seriously.) entitled Activision Blizzard. The new company is rumored to be worth a little over 8 billion dollars. Billion Dollars. Interestingly enough, the merger also boosted shares (for laymen, share boosts usually mean better game development. More money, less fear of layoffs means programmers who are fat and happy and productive.) of rival Ubisoft Entertainment. This is because Electronic Arts (they’ve been at this for a minute now.) may feel threatened by the combination of these two huge competitors, and try and snatch up Ubisoft and make their own New York Yankees-like game development corporation.