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Rebellion acquires Kickstarted Woolfe property from Grin

Rebellion has purchased the IP rights to Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successfully Kickstarted title that ultimately led to the end of its original developer Grin Game Studio. An update from Rebellion founders Jason and Chris Kingsley on the project’s Kickstarter page explained that the $72,000 budget raised for …

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Sony acquires Softkinetic

Sony has acquired gesture recognition and imaging software developer Softkinetic. Gamasutrareports the Belgium-based company was acquired by the PlayStation maker for an undisclosed fee – meaning Softkinetic’s time-of-flight range image sensor technology, systems and software are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sony. The firm provided no additional information about the purchase …

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Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft has acquired Ireland-based middleware developer Havok from Intel. A post on Microsoft’s blog announces the company’s purchase of the developer known for providing ragdoll physics and destructible elements for a myriad of notable titles, such as Dark Souls II and Mortal Kombat X. While terms weren’t disclosed, Microsoft explained …

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BlazBlue studio Arc System Works acquires Double Dragon rights

Arc System Works has purchased the rights to all IP owned by Technos Japan Corp, including the Double Dragon and Kunio-kun series. The deal has been in effect since the beginning of this month, but further details have yet to be revealed. However, Games Industry reports the company known for …

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Razer’s acquisition of Ouya confirmed by investment bank – report

It appears Ouya’s investment bank Mesa Global has confirmed Razer’s purchase of the microconsole maker. Engadget reports the acquisition was noted on Mesa Global’s website, under its June 2015 transactions. The news follows last week’s report that Razer had plans in place to buyout Ouya. Razer provided a non-denial regarding …

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Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision

Oculus VR has announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision – a tech startup that specializes in genereating real-time, 3D worlds. A new post on the virtual reality firm’s website states Surreal Vision is one of the top computer vision teams in the world. According to Oculus, the company’s tech generates …

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NCSoft invests $5m in Canadian mobile game studio

Following up on its recently announced plans for expansion into new business segments such as mobile and tablet games, NCSoft has invested $5m into Vancouver-based mobile startup This Game Studio. Speaking with Games Beat, NCSoft West executive Michael Chang explained the acquisition strengthens the company’s continued expansion into the western …

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Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

This morning’s announcement that UK retailer GAME Digital were to acquire events organiser Multiplay for 20m came as a shock for more than a few reasons. First to consider is GAME’s recent and languishing history with their shareholders, being born out of the ashes of the former GAME Group’s administration …

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GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

Online gaming and sports betting software company PlayTech has purchased GameMaker creator YoYo Games for $16.4m. The deal also includes an earn out clause that carries up to an additional $5.25m if certain, unspecified performance goals are met. PlayTech states the acquisition is part of the firm’s plans to expand …

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