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More top talent signs up for Xbox studio The Initiative

Fledgling Xbox studio The Initiative continues to bolster its ranks with some of the video game industry's top AAA talent, having added four more developers from major league studios.As noted by their respective LinkedIn profiles, Apex Lege...

 
 
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THQ Nordic announces acquisition of multiple companies

Publishing giant THQ Nordic has announced multiple new acquisitions within the industry, adding smaller studios and investment partners to their expanding video game industry empire.The first such acquisition is studio Milestone S.r.l. (for...

 
 
 
 
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YouTube Gaming app and standalone site shutting down tomorrow

Google has announced that it will be shutting down the standalone version of Twitch-like streaming service YouTube Gaming tomorrow, May 30. The decision to call it a day on the independent version of the service was made last year, followin...

 
 
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Sega acquire UK indie developer Two Point Studios

Sega has announced that its European division has acquired British developer Two Point Studios, best known for their comical hospital simulation Two Point Hospital. Two Point has been taken under the Sega umbrella as part of the publisher's...

 
 
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Epic Games is buying Rocket League maker Psyonix

In a surprise announcement this afternoon, Rocket League creator Psyonix confirmed its plans to join Epic Games. The deal is expected to go through "near the end of May to early June 2019," and while the developer has answered several immed...

 
 
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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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