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Take-Two buyout ‘a reasonable bet’

A US analyst has claimed that the commercial success of LA Noire means a possible acquisition of Take-Two is now more likely. LA Noire now joins Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption in the publisher’s stable of super triple-A IP. Its catalogue also includes Bioshock, Mafia, Carnival Funfair, Civilization, …

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Take-Two shares hit two year high

Shares in US publisher Take-Two have reached their highest point for 29 months in the wake of solid quarterly results and rumours of a possible acquisition. At the close of play last night Take-Two shares hit the $16 mark. At the end of January that price stood at just $12.48. …

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Take Two shares jump on buyout talk

It may all be just rumour for now, but belief from investors that a possible deal between Activision and Take-Two could be on the cards saw shares in the Rockstar owner climb five per cent on Friday. That was the day on which MCV broke news about the proposed takeover. …

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Activision eyeing Take-Two swoop?

An eventful week for Activision rolls on: rumours are circulating at the highest level that the company is eyeing a shock acquisition of rival Take-Two. If true, and if successful, the bid would bring blockbuster brands and hit studios under one roof – Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, …

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‘No fee’ for Harmonix buyout

Media giant Viacom sold Rock Band developer Harmonix for a nominal fee, an unconfirmed report has claimed. An article published on All Things Digital said investment group Columbus Nova paid the nominal fee in a so-called fire sale. I’m told that investment group Columbus Nova paid $49.99 — the list …

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‘Multiple parties’ considering Bizarre buyout

Staff at renowned Liverpool studio Bizarre Creations have spoken of a twenty-four-hour emotional rollercoaster as it has emerged that several companies have shown interest in buying the Blur developer. Last night Activision put Bizarre Creations up for sale – in a move that put the job security of 200 developers …

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EA buys Chillingo – confirmed

As was rumoured just this morning, EA has confirmed that it has moved to acquire successful iPhone publisher Chillingo. Reuters claims that the deal is worth around $20m, a figure no doubt lower than many would have expected owing to the fact that recent acquisitions in the space have typically …

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EA tipped for Chillingo acquisition

The booming casual games sector could be on the verge of another blockbuster acquisition, with rumours claiming that EA is preparing a swoop for successful iPhone publisher Chillingo.All Things Digital claims that EA is close to finalising a deal, though adds that several suitors remain in the shadows waiting for …

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Amazon moves to aquire LoveFilm

Amazon.com has made a 200 million bid to acquire movie rental company LoveFilm. According to Retail Week, this is not the first time Amazon has expressed interest in the rental service, having taken a 42 per cent stake in the business in 2008. The privately owned LoveFilm currently has around …

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Epic in for APB?

The slow, sorry saga of Realtime Worlds’ collapse has found another twist. Despite a failed attempt to sell off the sunken studio and its games assets, a BBC report has named Epic Games as one of the parties interested in buying the rights to APB. The game was built using …

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