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Electronic Arts to acquire PopCap games


3:35 PM on 07.12.2011
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Rumors have been circulating about a potential buyout of casual game publisher PopCap games, famous the world over for addicting legions of office workers to Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies, changing the face of productivity as we know it. Today, word has come down that the company has accepted a bid of 750 million dollars (with 100 million of that in common stock) from Electronic Arts.

Now, EA isn't stupid (despite what some of us may think) and I'm pretty sure that they know a good thing when they see it well enough not to screw things up by getting their fingers in the pie. So the practical upshot of this is probably going to be that PopCap has more development resources with which to make fantastic casual games. If that's the case, I approve, though I will say that I'm a little disappointed that I won't get a chance to buy a chunk of PopCap myself now.






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