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Google will be joined by id Software and Ubisoft at GDC 2019

Google is certainly setting itself up for something big in the gaming industry. Not only did it recently hire a major name in the form of ex-Ubisoft and EA bigwig Jade Raymond, but it also revealed designs for an awful-looking game controll...

 
 
 
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UK developer Rebellion acquires TickTock Games

Rebellion Developments, who most recently were responsible for treasure-huntin' shooter Strange Brigade, has announced that they have acquired Yorkshire-based indie developer TickTock Games, adding them to Rebellion's expanding presence in ...

 
 
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South Korean mobile gaming giant Nexon is going up for sale

South Korean mobile game publisher Nexon has suddenly announced that it is preparing to put itself on the market. Kim Jung-Ju, who founded the company in the '90s, is expected to put up just under 99% of the company's stock, believed to be ...

 
 
 
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Microsoft is reportedly trying to acquire Obsidian

At E3 2018, Microsoft boldly revealed its new initiative to release more first-party games for Xbox and Windows 10 PC through acquisition of talented studios. It came alongside the announcement from Xbox head Phil Spencer that Microsoft had...

 
 
 
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Paradox buys the BattleTech and Shadowrun studio

The Paradox Interactive family just got a little bigger. Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind BattleTech and Shadowrun, is now a subsidiary of Paradox. As announced through a press release on Paradox's site, the Sweden-based publishe...

 
 
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Just Cause maker Avalanche acquired by Nordisk Film

Just Cause and Max Max developer Avalanche Studios is being acquired by Nordisk Film, with the media company moving from minority shareholder to full owner. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Avalanche CEO Pim Holfve called it "the right offer,...

 
 
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Ubisoft acquire Brawlhalla developer Blue Mammoth Games

Blue Mammoth Games, the indie-studio behind free-to-play fighter Brawlhalla, are an indie no more. The 21-strong team have announced that they have been acquired by big-time publisher Ubisoft.Matt Woomer, head honcho of the Georgia-based st...

 
 
 
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Disney considered buying 21st Century Fox

In deeply unsettling news on Monday, CNBC reported that 21st Century Fox was previously in talks to sell all of its movie rights to Disney. The move is rumored to be behind Fox's attempt to pivot to a news and sports-centric company, whi...

 
 
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So, IGN acquired Humble Bundle

It seemed like only a matter of time before someone bought Humble Bundle, especially as it has expanded its business in recent years, but I can't say I expected IGN to be the one to make that deal. The terms of the acquisition aren't known,...

 
 
 
 
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Logitech is buying Astro Gaming

It's right there in the headline, but yep, Logitech has agreed to pick up headset maker Astro Gaming. The acquisition is expected to close in "early August" for $85 million in cash, with Logitech "investing in an adjacent gaming market &mda...

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program finds a new home at Take-Two

Kerbal Space Program is now a part of Take-Two Interactive, which is one of those sentences I never envisioned writing. The popular space-exploration sim will still be supported by Squad, and the acquisition doesn't change the team's plans ...

 
 
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Google buys Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs

Between Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Owlchemy Labs has been doing some cool stuff in the VR space. I'm curious to see what the team does next, especially in light of today's news that Google, which has its Dayd...

 
 
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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...

 
 
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Razer buys audio-visual company THX

When I think of THX, I think of its logo, that distinct before-the-movie "Deep Note," and also this wide-eyed creature. But, going forward, maybe I'll think about Razer, too. The gaming hardware maker has acquired THX for an undisclosed amo...

 
 
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Today in Tencent acquisitions: Clash of Clans

Let's take stock of Tencent's current lineup, shall we? The Chinese megacorporation currently owns Riot Games and games outlet/guide database Zam.com, has sizable investments in Paradox Interactive and Epic Games, and has previously wo...

 
 
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Ubisoft acquires 2048 publisher Ketchapp

The release of 2048 was a flashpoint; the low-budget free-to-play Threes! ripoff became more popular than the game it stole from, starting a conversation about the viability of paid games in the mobile space. Fun fact: the version...

 
 
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Logitech picks up simulation brand Saitek from Mad Catz

Simulation game controller brand Saitek has been with Mad Catz since 2007, but as of this week, it has found a new and arguably much better home: Logitech. The company just paid $13 million for Saitek, which, given the lucrative resurgence ...

 
 
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Nintendo acquires JESNET for $46.5 million

Nintendo announced earlier today that it has made a deal to acquire JESNET (Japan Entertainment Software Sales Network) for the equivalent of $46.5 million. JESNET is a production and distribution network native to Japan, and it's likely th...

 
 
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Microsoft purchases its own Twitch competitor

Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox division has purchased Beam Interactive, a livestreaming service that "gives viewers the ability to watch and play along with their favorite game streamers in real-time." Terms of the deal were no...

 
 




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