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The9 founder linked with Liverpool buyout

One of the most powerful men in the Asian video games market has reportedly held preliminary talks with Liverpool FC owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett about a possible buyout of the football club. The Independent reports that Zhu Jun, founder and chairman of Chinese online gaming giant The9, is …

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Analyst predicts GAME takeover

In its report of the recent turbulence at UK retailer GAME, one analyst has predicted that the chain has become an increasingly likely target for a takeover – though this in turn should help protect its share price in the near term. The real shock with the results was the …

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Warner Bros buys Turbine

Warner Bros. has acquired indie MMO developer Turbine in what is reported to be a $160 million deal. Turbine – the Massachusetts-based studio responsible for Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online – is now fully owned by Warner following sixteen years of independence. Warner Bros.’ latest …

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News Corp acquires developer

Rupert Murdoch’s high-profile entry into the video games sector has been talked about for years, though whether the acquisition of Irata Labs is really the beginning of a new era for News Corp is certainly up for debate. The buyout of the three-man San Francisco studio does add a new …

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Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy is looking to buy out rival electronics retail group DSGi, reports suggest. Best Buy’s financial advisors have reportedly compiled a list of potential acquisitions in a bid to gain dominance of the UK market, with the PC World owner topping the list. MCV’s sister site PCR has the …

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EA eying mobile dev IronMonkey?

EA has acquired Australian mobile game developer IronMonkey Studios, reports allege. A story from news site Tsumea cited reliable sources” insisting that EA has acquired the Melbourne-based outfit, though no details were reported. Develop has the full story.

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Microsoft linked to social gaming buyout

US news agency Bloomberg claims to have word that Xbox 360 and Windows platform holder Microsoft is one of a number of companies preparing to swoop for social games developer CrowdStar in a deal said to be worth $200m. CrowdStar is the studio behind Facebook hit Happy Aquarium. It currently …

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EA preparing venture capitalist investment

Publisher EA is on the verge of acquiring Canadian venture capitalist firm VanEdge Capital – a company formed by six former EA employees. peHUB reports that the deal is expected to be finalised later this month. Partners include EA’s former chief visual and technical officer Glenn Entis, former EA China …

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Disney completes Marvel buyout

Originally revealed back in August 2009, The Walt Disney Company has completed its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment. We’re thrilled to welcome to the Disney family the talented team at Marvel,” said Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. We believe the creative and business potential of this …

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Warners Midway buyout gets the nod

The green light has been given to Warner Bros’ proposed buyout of troubled publisher Midway, with the closure of the deal expected within the next 10 days. Kotaku reports that the acquisition includes Midway’s sports and arcade brands as well as top IP Mortal Kombat and the not yet released …

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