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BT looking to finalise £12.5bn EE acquisition

It’s looking as if BT has beaten 3 in the race to acquire a mobile network – and EE has emerged as the target. The Register reports that, following news that the pair were in talks last month, a 12.5bn deal is now on the table. There is understandably lots …

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Ghostlight releasing Way of the Samurai 4 on PC

Former PS3 exclusive Way of the Samurai 4 is being ported to PC. Ghostlight is bringing the Acquire developed oddity, which was released in Japan in early 2011 and in the West in late 2012, to Steam at some point in the future. It will be the first game on …

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Warframe dev Digital Extremes lined up for acquisition by a chicken meat supplier

Digital Extremes could soon find itself in the hands of a surprising new owner. Gamasutra reports that free-to-play specialist Perfect World has teamed up with chicken meat supplier Sumpo Food Holdings to acquire the Warframe studio, with a bid having been filed this week. Due diligence pending, everything should be …

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Nordic acquires THQ trademark

The THQ brand is to make a return. The publishing label disappeared last year as part of a process that saw Nordic swoop for a host of THQ IP such as Darksiders, Red Faction, Stuntman, MX vs ATV and Destroy All Humans. Now Polygon reports that Nordic has also acquired …

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Glu Mobile acquires PlayFirst

Free-to-play mobile game developer and publisher Glu Mobile has acquired Diner Dash studio PlayFirst. As part of the deal Glu will take on Playfirst’s debts of $3.55m. The acquisition is expected to be officially completed by the end of May. The casual game studio’s Dash series of titles, which includes …

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Electronic Sports League acquires ESS Agency

Leading esports firm ESL has announced the acquisition of event services and technologies agency ESS. Electronic Sports League has also announced that it has opened a 7,000 square foot full production studio at its LA office – complete with room for an audience of hundreds – which paired with this …

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Disney acquires PewDiePie’s YouTube video network Maker Studios

The video production company behind gaming sensation PewDiePie is now owned by Disney. The $500m acquisition was confirmed overnight, giving Disney stewardship over the network’s 380m subscribers, 5.5bn monthly views and existing stable of 55,000 YouTube channels. Last year PewDiePie beat the likes of Miley Cyrus and One Direction to …

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Interceptor acquires 3D Realms

Danish indie developer Interceptor Entertainment has acquired 3D Realms, according to its CEO. Frederik Schreiber confirmed the deal on Twitter, adding that further details will be shared today. This follows last week’s news of a legal tussle between Gearbox and Interceptor/3D Realms over the latter’s announcement of a new Duke …

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Babel Media acquired by Keywords Studios

Game testing and localisation company Keywords Studios has acquired outsourcing services provider Babel Media. As part of the acquisition, Keywords has said it will settle current financial obligations of Babel and pay sellers to a total of 5.3m. Around 2.2m of the acquisition will be funded by the issue of …

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China’s Sungy Mobile acquires Getjar

Third party app store provider Getjar has been acquired by Chinese firm Sungy Mobile. VentureBeat reports that the cash deal was worth $5.3m. Conditional share offers could see that value climb to over $50m. Sungy, which went public three months ago, is best known for its range of Go Android …

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