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Gaikai emerges as Sony acquisition frontrunner

The signs are pointing to an acquisition of Gaikai at the hands of Sony. Yesterday MCV exclusively revealed that Sony was on the cusp of purchasing a high profile cloud gaming firm, thought to be either Gaikai or OnLive. Now this morning Gaikai has sent out invitations to journalists for …

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Sony close to agreeing cloud gaming acquisition

In a move that will rock the next generation of console gaming, Sony is close to agreeing an acquisition of a high profile cloud gaming firm, MCV understands. It was reported earlier this week that Sony was to reveal a partnership with a cloud gaming firm – specifically either OnLive …

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THQ sells budget division ValuSoft

Budget software company Cosmi has acquired THQ’s value-centric publishing and distribution division ValuSoft. The move ties in with THQ’s widely-publicised new strategy of dropping all but its strongest and most important IP and operations, though the sale of assets is unlikely to quieten observers keen to predict the demise of …

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UKIE expresses relief at GAME acquisition

Games industry trade body UKIE has unsurprisingly welcomed the news that GAME has been saved from administration by retail turnaround specialist OpCapita. Baker Acquisitions’ purchase of UKIE member, Game’s UK assets is a very positive move for the UK games industry,” UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist stated. Not having a …

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RBS GAME bid gathers press momentum as store closures loom

Two more national newspapers have reported that The Royal Bank of Scotland is leading a consortium of bidders interested in acquiring The GAME Group. Yesterday MCV reported that a Sunday Times story claiming that the state-owned bank was interested in saving GAME from collapse. This morning The Telegraph reports that …

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CBS Interactive acquires Giant Bomb

The website formed by a team of ex-GameSpot journalists has been acquired by GameSpot parent CBS Interactive. CBS says Giant Bomb staff – including Jeff Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker, Vincent Caravella, Alex Navarro, Patrick Klepek, and Drew Scanlon – will remain ‘largely intact’, and will continue to run the …

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RUMOUR: Walmart to offer 12p per share for GAME

Investors believe that Walmart is prepared to offer 12p per share to buyout GAME Group. News of Walmart’s approach to GAME was revealed exclusively by MCV this afternoon. As recently as Monday, GAME shares plunged to an all-time low of just 0.5p. However, rumours of a buyout today have seen …

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There are 10 days left to save GAME

MCV understands that staff within GAME’s Basingstoke headquarters believe the firm will fall into administration on March 24th unless a buyer is found. That is a day before GAME’s quarterly rent day of March 25th on which GAME will be required to pay the leases for many of its stores. …

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EXCLUSIVE: Walmart makes GAME approach

MCV understands that American retail giant Walmart has made contact with GAME about a possible acquisition of the retailer. Walmart is the world’s 18th largest public corporation with over 9,000 stores worldwide. It is also the owner of UK supermarket Asda. In 2011 it generated worldwide revenue of $422bn. In …

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Is GameStop actually in a position to buy GAME?

The presumption that GameStop will inevitably acquire GAME could be wide of the mark, if analyst warnings are to be believed. GameStop may have fared far better than its transatlantic rival amidst the recent changes to the games industry, but the uncertainty surrounding the future of the games market could …

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