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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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UK unconvinced by 3D TV

A Deloitte survey has found that just 2 per cent of British consumers are planning to buy a 3D-enabled TV set in the next year. The report was conducted by YouGov for Deloitte and surveyed over 4,1990 Britons on their attitude to 3D television fiound that just 89 thought it …

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How much did GameStop pay for Kongregate?

Though the price GameStop paid for casual games portal giant Kongregate wasn’t divulged as part of the surprise announcement of the acquisition earlier today, one analyst has had a stab at guessing the figure. We view the acquisition of Kongregate as a slight positive for GameStop,” Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter …

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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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Halo 3: ODST heads consumer E3 interest race

Whilst games such as Final Fantasy XIII, Agent and New Super Mario Bros may have been getting the lion’s share of the column inches post-E3, research claims that Microsoft’s Halo 3: ODST is the E3 title that most gamers are interested in buying. Research body Nielsen has published what it …

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Nvidia acquires Ageia

PC and console graphics hardware firm Nvidia has signed an agreement to purchase Ageia, the creators of popular physics engine PhysX. Ageia’s engine has been used in over 140 games on a number of consoles including PS3, 360 and Wii, as well as on PC. "The AGEIA team is world …

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