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Chinese investors acquire SNK Playmore

The creators of the Neo Geo and series such as Metal Slug and King of Fighters are under new ownership. Siliconera reports that a Chinese firm Ledo Millennium, which was co-formed by Chinese online games company Shunrong Sanqi, has agreed to pay $63.5m to acquire an 81.25 per cent share …

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Yahoo acquires analytics firm Flurry

Ad analytics specialist Flurry has been acquired by web firm Yahoo. The BBC reports that the deal is worth in the region of 120m-175m, making it Yahoo’s most sizable acquisition since it swooped for blogging platform Tumblr in 2012. Flurry makes cash by collecting data on user behaviour and targeting …

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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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Dark Souls developer From Software acquired by Famitsu owner Kadokawa

Japanese publisher Kadokawa has acquired the studio behind cult action RPG series Dark Souls. Siliconera reports that Kadokawa, which owns Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, will next month take control of 80 per cent of From Software, ending the developer’s previous spell of independence. From CEO Naotoshi Zin says that the move …

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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. The deal is worth $2bn – that’s $400m in cash and 23.1m Facebook shares. There’s another $300m in the offing too should Oculus hit its goals. Mobile is …

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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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