Acquisition News


Microsoft Acquires Cloud Services Provider PlayFab

By Chris Jarrard, Jan 29, 2018 3:20pm PST

The Redmond giant continues to expand its online portfolio.


Apple Acquired AR/VR HMD Startup Vrvana For $30 Million

By Asif Khan, Nov 21, 2017 11:00pm PST

News broke this evening that Apple has acquired the Mixed Reality HMD startup.


"How about you make the headset solid white, then black out the person wearing it, then have them ..."

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Logitech to Acquire Console Headset Maker Astro Gaming

By John Keefer, Jul 11, 2017 4:15pm PDT

The deal is for $85 million in cash and should be completed in August.


"Please don't fuck this up. Logitech headphones are just average. They need to make sure that ..."

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SoftBank Has Accumulated $4 Billion of NVIDIA's Stock for 4.9% Stake in Company

By John Keefer, May 25, 2017 8:40am PDT

That's about $4 billion based on the chip maker's current market valuation.


SEGA to publish all future Atlus games in North America

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2016 7:55am PDT

Now that the aquisition of Atlus is complete, SEGA has announced it will be publishing all of the developer's titles in North America.


Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft developer now official

By Daniel Perez, Nov 07, 2014 8:40am PST

It's officially official. Microsoft now owns Minecraft.


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.


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

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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.


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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...


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

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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...


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

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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.


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

- melkore see all 7 comments