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Vivendi positions for Gameloft takeover

Vivendi has increased its stock in Gameloft, resulting in a battle for control of the mobile studio. The media giant – and previous owner of Activision Blizzard – has now acquired more than 30 per cent of Gameloft’s stock, meaning it must now attempt to takeover the firm with a …

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Capcom investors abandon takeover protection scheme

The door has been opened for a possible acquisition of Japanese publisher and developer Capcom. That’s one interpretation of the news that in its most recent investor meeting Capcom chose not to renew a ‘takeover defence plan’ that was first implemented in 2008. The measures were designed to stop a …

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EA and Valve held talks over possible $1bn buyout, report claims

Talks about the proposed buyout of Valve at the hands of EA HAVE taken place, a new report claims. Although it sounds as if the possibility of such a sale remains incredibly slim. The New York Times reports that Valve has been pursued over the years by Electronic Arts, which …

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GameStop "focused entirely on competing digitally in the UK"

Speaking to investors following the publication of its most recent fiscal results, GameStop has seemingly ruled out the chance of a GAME takeover in the UK. Having closed all of our UK stores, we are focused entirely on competing digitally in the UK," GameStop International’s executive VP Mike Mauler stated. …

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OpCapita takeover of GAME all but ruled out

A source close to Comet owner OpCapita has revealed to MCV that a deal to takeover GAME is now very unlikely. GAME this morning filed for administration and is understood to be preparing to re-launch in a slimmed-down guise under an amended management team. That’s despite the fact that OpCapita …

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Draw Something dev in Zynga takeover talks

Social games giant Zynga wants to acquire Omgpop, the New York based studio responsible for casual games sensation Draw Something, a new report suggests. According to news siteTechCrunch, acquisition talks are at an early stage and it is possible that other companies may be willing to bid for the company. …

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