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Starbreeze Studios acquires Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million

Starbreeze Studios, the Swedish developer and publisher responsible for Syndicate, Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has acquired 90.5% of Indian studio Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million. Dhruva is one of India’s biggest development companies. Specialising in art production, Dhruva has provided its services to several studios …

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Google passes Apple to become world’s most valuable tech company… sort of

Enterprise Value may not be a familiar measure on the markets, but a lot of people are paying attention to it today. That’s because in terms of enterprise value – that is, company value assessed without taking into account cash reserves – Google last week passed Apple to become the …

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Apple becomes the richest company ever… while Facebook hits new low

Perhaps this puts a true perspective on the global importance of the smartphone and tablet market. Having more or less singlehandedly revolutionised not only the smartphone market but also the tablet sector, Apple has grown to become the most valuable company that has ever existed. At the end of trading …

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GameStop named the 10th worst company to work for in the US

An analysis of employee reviews at online jobs portal Glassdoor has labelled GameStop as the tenth worst company to work for in the US. Those included in the report must have had at least 300 reviews, with a total of 202 companies being analysed. GameStop’s business model has come under …

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Future’s Binns on his new publishing company Network N

Former Future publishing exec James Binns has announced his new new publishing company Network N. Here he writes about the launch of PCGamesN.com: what’s changed, what’s big and what gamers really want… The game has changed. We all know that. Audiences changed, playing fewer games for longer, demanding more. Games …

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The Consumerist readers vote EA "worst company in America"

The arms trade? Oil companies polluting the planet? Bankers bringing us to our knees? Companies that sell those absurd magnetic health bracelets? No, these are not the real corporate wrongdoers. It’s been an award winning start to 2012 for EA, and now the super publisher can add another accolade to …

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Disney acquires majority stake in UTV

The Walt Disney Company has obtained a controlling stake in UTV including the media firm’s games publishing arm UTV Ignition. Disney will be complete the acquisition shortly via a delisting action which will see UTV’s shares removed from local stock exchanges. It will start this process from February 6th, according …

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Apple becomes world’s most valuable company

Think about this for a moment. The world revolves around oil. We all need energy. And the bankers? Rolling in it. But as of today who’s the world’s biggest company? Apple. Yes. Our appetite for aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly and arguably over-priced consumer electronics has grown to such a degree that …

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EA takes March crown monthly charts in full

The value of the UK games software market fell in March by seven per cent year-on-year. But it was still a great month of major releases, while EA and Square Enix both saw big gains. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was the runaway success story of the month with most copies …

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First paid DLC for Bad Company 2

The first paid-for DLC for EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been revealed – and it’s called the Kit Upgrade DLC. Each class in the multiplayer game will receive new uniforms, camouflaged weapons, two multiplayer awards and one Achievement. They can be bought individually for 160 Microsoft Points or as …

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