Entries in 'acquired' (14)

Facebook acquires Oculus for $2bn

Facebook acquires Oculus for $2bn

Who saw this coming? Social media giant Facebook has made a massive move into gaming with the acquisition of VR specialist Oculus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 9:58PM in News
Interceptor acquires 3D Realms

Interceptor acquires 3D Realms

Danish indie developer Interceptor Entertainment has acquired 3D Realms, according to its CEO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 11:23AM in News
Babel Media acquired by Keywords Studios

Babel Media acquired by Keywords Studios

Game testing and localisation company Keywords Studios has acquired outsourcing services provider Babel Media.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:26AM in News
Future Games of London acquired by Ubisoft

Future Games of London acquired by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired UK free-to-play mobile studio Future Games of London.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 12:11PM in News

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The Amiga is returning!

The Amiga is returning!

LA-based “content distribution company” Writers’ Group Film Corp has acquired the retro computing Amiga licence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 1:52PM in News
Hasbro buys 70% stake in Paper Toss dev Backflip Studios

Hasbro buys 70% stake in Paper Toss dev Backflip Studios

Transformers owner Hasbro has acquired a majority stake in mobile games dev Backflip Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 12:42PM in News
Publisher GungHo swoops for Grasshopper Manufacture

Publisher GungHo swoops for Grasshopper Manufacture

Japanese publisher the GungHo Group has bought Lollipop Chainsaw developer Grasshopper Manufacture.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jan 30th 2013 at 11:19AM in News
Hilco acquires HMV debt

Hilco acquires HMV debt

The future of HMV on the UK High Street appears to have been saved.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2013 at 11:30AM in News

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Nordic Games Holding acquires GAME Scandinavia

Nordic Games Holding acquires GAME Scandinavia

The future of GAME’s Norwegian and Swedish stores has been saved following its acquisition at the hands of Nordic Games Holding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2012 at 8:40AM in News
Microsoft swoops for Gunstringer dev

Microsoft swoops for Gunstringer dev

Microsoft has acquired Twisted Pixel, the Texas-based indie studio responsible for XBLA games such as Splosion Man.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2011 at 11:24AM in News
Cryptic acquired for $50m

Cryptic acquired for $50m

Atari’s has sold its Californian studio Cryptic for $50 million to China’s online gaming giant Perfect World, the company has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 4:19PM in News
Tesco acquires Blinkbox

Tesco acquires Blinkbox

Retailer Tesco has made a bold move into the digital space by acquiring a majority 80 per cent stake in video-on-demand service Blinkbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2011 at 3:43PM in News

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EA to grab NBA Jam licence?

EA to grab NBA Jam licence?

American sports broadcaster ESPN is reporting that EA is preparing to announce its capture of cherished retro games franchise NBA Jam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 5:41PM in News
Has THQ acquired 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand?

Has THQ acquired 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand?

A new entry in the Australian government’s Classification Database seems to suggest that US publisher THQ has acquired the rights to publish Swordfish Studios’ hip-hop themed 50 Cent: Blood in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2008 at 11:38AM in News