Buyout News


Sony Buys LittleBigPlanet Dev Media Molecule

By Chris Faylor, Mar 02, 2010 9:12am PST

LittleBigPlanet (PS3) developer Media Molecule is independent no more, as Sony has acquired the England-based studio and will be integrating it...


"I'm with you there. Everything with LBP was *awesome*, except gameplay, which is very ..."

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Disney Buys Wideload, Makes Halo Creator VP

By Chris Faylor, Sep 08, 2009 9:24am PDT

Halo co-creator Alex Seropian has joined Disney Interactive Studios as "vice president of creative," a new role that will see the outspoken...


"Hell, if they can make Stubbs the Zombie work on vista, I'm all for it."

- maninahat see all 8 comments

id Software Acquired by Bethesda Owner ZeniMax

By Chris Faylor, Jun 24, 2009 8:50am PDT

Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has just announced its acquisition of well-known video game developer id Software (Doom, Quake,...


"John Romero? Don't make me laugh. The guy talked abouth Daikatana (The Quake Killer) for 5 years ..."

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Big Huge Games Saved by Schilling

By Alice O'Connor, May 27, 2009 8:42am PDT

Rise of Nations developer Big Huge Games has been saved from closure by baseball star Curt Schilling's company 38 Studios to bolster its original...


"I'm glad he saved this company it is the last of the split off companies of the original ..."

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Warner Bros. Makes $33 Million Midway Asset Bid, Enters 'Stalking Horse' Agreement

By Chris Faylor, May 21, 2009 8:54am PDT

Media conglomerate Time Warner has made a $33 million offer, via its Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiary, to purchase assets from bankrupt...


"I have they are real cool for sure, still the backgrounds suck balls and look wack, minor maybe ..."

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Square Enix Reveals Lifetime Sales of Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex and More

By Chris Faylor, Apr 23, 2009 8:28am PDT

With Square Enix's $120 million purchase of Eidos now complete, lifetime sales figures of their major franchises have been revealed. The...


"So Deus Ex and Front Mission aren't "Quality Franchises"? >:( "

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PopCap Buys Small Arms Maker

By Chris Faylor, Feb 24, 2009 10:12am PST

Casual games developer and publisher PopCap Games today announced its acquisition of Xbox Live Arcade developer Gastronaut Studios, which has...


"So was I the only person who did a double-take on the headline and envisioned a gaming company ..."

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Square Makes Eidos Buyout Bid

By Chris Faylor, Feb 12, 2009 8:03am PST

Confirming recent rumors, Japanese publisher and Final Fantasy series developer Square Enix today made an offer to buy Eidos for 84.3 million...


"What was the first? If you're talking about Gas Powered Games, they're just publishing ..."

- M337ING see all 18 comments

Warner Bros. Acquires Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Developer Snowblind Studios

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 04, 2009 5:40pm PST

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced it is acquiring Snowblind Studios, the Seattle-based developer behind such games as Baldur's...


"precisely why he said "games with wide appeal" i.e. not champions/baldur'sgate. sadly."

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Crytek Buys TimeSplitters Dev. Free Radical

By Chris Faylor, Feb 04, 2009 9:58am PST

Update: Crytek today confirmed last night's news, announcing it indeed purchasing the assets and business of Free Radical Design. The forty-some...


"Not sure how your observations could be contradicted, try this: 1. Find a bunch of AI ..."

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Report: Square Prepping Eidos Buyout Bid

By Chris Faylor, Dec 04, 2008 10:15am PST

Japanese publisher Square Enix has reportedly expressed interest in purchasing ailing British publisher Eidos, according to MCV and its anonymous...


"what are you talking about? what does that have to do with anything?"

- abovedefault see all 23 comments

Tecmo and Koei to Merge in April 2009

By Blake Ellison, Nov 18, 2008 11:08am PST

Tecmo, publisher of the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series, has successfully negotiated a merger with fellow Japanese publisher Koei, and the...


"Romance of the Three Kingdoms + the bikini'd cast of DoA. Oh man."

- Mad Jack McMad see all 6 comments

Monumental Picks Up 50% of 50 Cent Developer

By Chris Faylor, Nov 12, 2008 3:00pm PST

MMO technology creator and CyberSports contractor Monumental Games announced today that it has acquired half of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand...


"The Birmingham team did Hostile Waters, a frankly amazing game, which is why I think the new 50 ..."

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Amazon.com Expanding Into PC Digital Distribution, Buys Developer Reflexive

By Chris Faylor, Oct 22, 2008 7:29am PDT

Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired casual game developer and distributor Reflexive Entertainment, and will apparently expand its offerings to...


"Give me a damn discount. I hate that you pay full retail price for a digital download. For me ..."

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SouthPeak Pays Later to Gobble Gamecock Now

By Blake Ellison, Oct 17, 2008 10:38am PDT

Publisher SouthPeak Interactive paid nothing up front for the privilege of swallowing Gamecock, the independent-oriented publishing house started...


"If ever a company was made for innuendo filled headlines, it would sure be Gamecock, lol"

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