Activision Acquires Game Company

Santa Monica-based Activision said Thursday that it is acquiring Vicarious Visions, the game developer behind the Nintendo DS title Spider Man 2. Terms were not disclosed. Activision said that it will integrate Vicarious Vision's middleware technology and tools for game development into its own suite of development tools. Activision said that the 100 employees of Vicarious will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the firm.