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EA on PopCap acquisition: 'Don't break it'

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2011 3:40pm PDT

Some are wondering if being part of the EA empire will somehow change PopCap for the worse. EA CEO John Riccitiello addressed the concern at an investors' conference call.

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"Translation : We will be outsourcing all this shit to low-pay developers, because who cares ..."

- master_disaster_17 see all 12 comments

PopCap to be acquired by EA

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2011 1:15pm PDT

PopCap, makers of casual games like Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, and Bejeweled, will be acquired by EA.

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"Lots of insanity in here. There has been one example of a game being pulled from Steam. And ..."

- Chipwarrior see all 71 comments

Break Media Acquires FileFront Network

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 11, 2010 4:00pm PST

Break Media, the media company that hosts a slew of male-geared entertainment websites, announced today that it is acquiring the gaming download...

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"I just hope they don't announce they intend to close it a year from now like it happened before."

- azuvatar see all 2 comments

EA Concedes Poor Handling of Past Acquisitions; Admits 94 Separate FIFA Soccer 08 SKUs

By Aaron Linde, Feb 08, 2008 7:54pm PST

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has admitted the company made serious mistakes in integrating several well-known developers, including...

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""So just so we're all on the same page, here, who is on board with the leveraging off our own ..."

- Mad Jack McMad see all 82 comments

EA Completes Acquisition of BioWare, Pandemic

By Chris Faylor, Jan 07, 2008 11:10am PST

Electronic Arts has completed its $860 million acquisition of VG Holding Corp., owner of renowned development studios BioWare Corp. and Pandemic...

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"kotor mmo is probably the only thing that's going to keep them around i hope mass effect 2 is ..."

- dantastic see all 20 comments

Take-Two Chairman Dismisses Acquisition Rumors

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 26, 2007 3:52pm PST

Following the investor coup led by current Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick, analysts speculated the newly appointed company head might be...

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FTC Blesses EA's BioWare/Pandemic Acquisition

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 05, 2007 1:40pm PST

The FTC's antitrust regulators have given the green light to EA's acquisition of VG Holding Corp., the owner of both BioWare and Pandemic. EA...

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"Im feeling my age it appears.And my snarcasm is showing too :p. As close as they can get to a ..."

- AEXStrider see all 21 comments

EA Stock at Two-Year High After BioWare/Pandemic Acquisition Announcement

By Carlos Bergfeld, Oct 12, 2007 11:49am PDT

Shares of Electronic Arts were trading at $61.50 at 1:02 p.m. EDT today, a two-year high for the company. As of 2:32 p.m. EDT the stock is at...

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"I think EA does not spend enough time testing there new games or getting input from real gamers. ..."

- mandel see all 26 comments

Capcom Examines Acquisitions, Avoids Merger

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2007 12:57pm PDT

With Xbox 360 titles like Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions and Dead Rising racking up big sales in the West, Capcom's statement to shareholders was simple: go where the money is.

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"Capcom has been on fire since RE4 came out and I hope it doesn't stop!"

- melkore see all 7 comments

EA's Gordon Speaks on Acquisitions, Renderware vs. Unreal, Original IPs

By Chris Faylor, May 23, 2007 1:55pm PDT

A new Gamasutra interview with Electronic Arts chief creative officer and executive VP William "Bing" Gordon (pictured left) sheds some light on a...

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"Wasn't Crackdown done on Renderware though? Seems like a solid engine."

- Cygnus X-1 see all 30 comments

GameStop Acquisition of Rhino Confirmed

By Chris Remo, Jan 05, 2007 7:02pm PST

Yesterday we reported that game retailer Rhino Video Games has been acquired by leading chain GameStop. Today, former Rhino owner Blockbuster...

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"What I don't understand is, are the share-holders/owners for Gamestop confused?? With digital ..."

- ShadowRam see all 3 comments

AMD Finishes ATI Acquisition

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 25, 2006 7:58am PDT

Tech Report has a couple of press releases from AMD, announcing that it has completed its $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI. Wasting no time, the...

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"Actually, not really. They wish those drivers were. You can't miss a wagon that hasn't left ..."

- silverback1138 see all 22 comments

EA Finalizes DICE Acquisition

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 02, 2006 7:16am PDT

It was a process that started back in 2004, but EA today announced that it has finished its acquisition of Battlefield developer Digital Illusions...

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"No kidding. This guy is trolling like its going out of style."

- Sgt_Boomstick see all 66 comments

AMD-ATI Acquisition Interview

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 25, 2006 3:03am PDT

FiringSquad has a lenghty AMD-ATI Acquisition interview posted, talking to ATI, AMD, NVidia and several game developers about the upcoming merger...

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"This is perfect for me because I love ATI and I love AMD! Perfect match for gaming."

- 3ffici3nt see all 2 comments

NVidia Using ULi Acquisition To Screw ATI?

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 29, 2006 6:42am PST

According to this DigiTimes story, NVidia is using its recent acquisition of chipset manufacturer ULi to pressure ATI chipset motherboard...

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"they make fine cars but they really fucked us with their drivers (mainly the catalyst control panel)"

- snowwolf see all 14 comments