Entries in 'acquisition' (103)

EA acquires iPhone dev Firemint

EA acquires iPhone dev Firemint

Electronic Arts has announced plans to acquire Australian mobile games developer Firemint for an undisclosed sum, with the deal expected to close within the next four weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2011 at 9:10AM in News
OPINION: Ztorm Chasers

OPINION: Ztorm Chasers

While there's no official confirmation of Sony’s swoop for Swedish download firm Ztorm, our spies say the deal is as good as done.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
Sony to swoop for download firm Ztorm

Sony to swoop for download firm Ztorm

In a move loaded with strategic significance, Sony is on the verge of buying digital distribution firm Ztorm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2011 at 9:00AM in News
NPD acquires digital analyst firm

NPD acquires digital analyst firm

North American sales tracker and analyst firm NPD has confirmed the acquisition of mobile internet and digital entertainment analyst In-Stat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2011 at 9:35AM in News

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Disney acquires new studio

Disney acquires new studio

Disney is taking its evolution from a boxed product publisher into a digital games firm very seriously; it's just snapped up a Finnish start-up focused on HTML5 games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2011 at 9:12AM in News
Future eyeing BBC swoop?

Future eyeing BBC swoop?

Future Publishing is seriously considering making a bid for the BBC Magazine portfolio, which includes the likes of Radio Times and Top Gear.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2011 at 11:50AM in News
Eurogamer acquires Hammersuit

Eurogamer acquires Hammersuit

It has been confirmed that Rupert Loman's Eurogamer Network has acquired US publisher Hammersuit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2011 at 3:12PM in News
Take-Two shares hit two year high

Take-Two shares hit two year high

Shares in US publisher Take-Two have reached their highest point for 29 months in the wake of solid quarterly results and rumours of a possible acquisition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2011 at 10:32AM in News

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Activision eyeing Take-Two swoop?

Activision eyeing Take-Two swoop?

An eventful week for Activision rolls on: rumours are circulating at the highest level that the company is eyeing a shock acquisition of rival Take-Two.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2011 at 11:06AM in News
APB acquisition rumoured

APB acquisition rumoured

Online games developer and publisher K2 has acquired the APB IP from the administrator of collapsed Dundee studio Realtime Worlds, inside sources have told Develop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2010 at 11:16AM in News
The Hut broadens female reach

The Hut broadens female reach

The Hut Group has announced it has acquired online health and beauty specialist, the Lookfantastic Group.
 
The acquisition cost £19.4m and will see Lookfantastic’s online stores such as lookfantastic.com, ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 10th 2010 at 11:43AM in News
Activision tried to buy Rare

Activision tried to buy Rare

Ed fries, the man central to Microsoft’s record-breaking $375 million acquisition of Rare, revealed to Develop that Bobby Kotick’s Activision made an princely offer for the GoldenEye studio – one ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2010 at 3:21PM in News

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EA buys Chillingo - confirmed

EA buys Chillingo - confirmed

As was rumoured just this morning, EA has confirmed that it has moved to acquire successful iPhone publisher Chillingo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2010 at 9:28PM in News
EA tipped for Chillingo acquisition

EA tipped for Chillingo acquisition

The booming casual games sector could be on the verge of another blockbuster acquisition, with rumours claiming that EA is preparing a swoop for successful iPhone publisher Chillingo.

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Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2010 at 5:11PM in News
Google pays $182m for Slide

Google pays $182m for Slide

Google is buying social games developer Slide in a $182m deal to be announced on Friday, according to a source at news site TechCrunch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2010 at 6:55PM in News
GameStop 'follows' its users online

GameStop 'follows' its users online

US games retail giant GameStop wants to exploit the crossover between ‘core’ gamers at retail and ‘casual’ gamers playing online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2010 at 6:11PM in News

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GameStop swoops for Kongregate

GameStop swoops for Kongregate

In what can only be described as a hugely significant move, video games retailer GameStop has acquired leading online Flash games portal Kongregate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2010 at 3:18PM in News
Blizzard: Activision hasn’t changed us

Blizzard: Activision hasn’t changed us

With developer relations remaining very much a touchy issue at Activision for the time being, Blizzard Entertainment’s VP and executive MD of internal operations Michael Ryder has told MCV that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2010 at 1:58PM in News
Virgin Gaming details outed

Virgin Gaming details outed

An investigation into the return of Richard Branson to the world of video games has ousted business links to Toronto-based skill-gaming firm WorldGaming.com – and ignited talk of a possible ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2010 at 10:54AM in News
Konami profits up 22%

Konami profits up 22%

The full year financial results for Konami this year have proved a mixed bag, with profits increasing but revenues falling.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 4:22PM in News
Warner Bros buys Turbine

Warner Bros buys Turbine

Warner Bros. has acquired indie MMO developer Turbine in what is reported to be a $160 million deal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Kotick: EA a good option “if you want to sell out”

Kotick: EA a good option “if you want to sell out”

In a wide-reaching and uncharacteristically personal speech at DICE, Activision boss Bobby Kotick managed to find a little time for a quiet dig at publishing rival EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 8:00AM in News
Disney completes Marvel buyout

Disney completes Marvel buyout

Originally revealed back in August 2009, The Walt Disney Company has completed its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 9:36AM in News
EA buys Playfish

EA buys Playfish

Electronic Arts has confirmed plans to buy social games firm Playfish for over $250m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2009 at 3:08PM in News
Warner in for THQ?

Warner in for THQ?

Speculation is mounting that THQ is to be the subject of an acquisition bid in the next few months – with insiders suggesting that Warner is readying an offer.

by Rob Crossley
on Sep 23rd 2009 at 11:35AM in News