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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...

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

- snowbrd see all 22 comments

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...

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"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,...

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

- cicienini see all 355 comments

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...

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

- Draknahr see all 44 comments

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...

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

- valcan_s see all 10 comments

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...

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

- destroy.all.monsters see all 42 comments

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...

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

- Wandergeist see all 6 comments

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...

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"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...

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

- araczynski see all 5 comments

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...

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

- Mystery0000 see all 102 comments

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...

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"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...

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"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...

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

- node see all 7 comments

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...

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

- samduhman see all 11 comments

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...

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

- ebok007 see all 7 comments