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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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Sega acquires Endless Space studio Amplitude

Sega's stable of strategy games grows stronger with Amplitude Studios, the maker of the Endless series. The publisher has acquired the 4X game developer to "further strengthen its PC game portfolio and development capabilities in the U.S. a...

 
 
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Yep, Activision bought Major League Gaming

As suspected, Activision has acquired Major League Gaming. The move falls in line with the company's ambitious goal to "create the ESPN of eSports," according to CEO Bobby Kotick. "MLG's ability to create premium content and its proven broa...

 
 
 
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Activision offers to buy Candy Crush dev for $5.9 billion

Today, Activision revealed that it has agreed to purchase Candy Crush developer King for $5.9 billion -- that's one Oculus Rift plus one Minecraft with a cool $1.4 bil' left over for Grandma. Between this and Call of Duty, the pur...

 
 
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Intel is selling Havok to Microsoft

Microsoft is purchasing physics engine maker Havok from Intel for an undisclosed sum. The company confirmed with IGN that the technology will continue to be licensed to "the broad AAA games industry," including companies making titles for S...

 
 
 
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SOE sold by Sony, sees a new dawn as Daybreak Game Company

Sony Online Entertainment -- developer of popular MMOs such as PlanetSide 2, Everquest, and H1Z1 -- is no longer a part of Sony's stable of studios. After 20 years, SOE has been offloaded. Sony recently sold its subsidiary off to New Y...

 
 
 
 
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YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion

Google buying Twitch. Well, that's one way to scale. Sources with Variety say that Google's YouTube is working to acquire the streaming video site for "more than $1 billion" and preparing for U.S. regulators to challenge the buyout. Other o...

 
 
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Amazon acquires Double Helix Games

It's been known that Amazon has had its eye on diversifying into the gaming space. Not just from a sales standpoint, but for publishing and producing its own unique titles. And now, the mega online retailer has made its first major move to ...

 
 
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Atlus is free to revive classic Sega brands

When Sega purchased Index Holdings along with Atlus back in September, many fans of the niche company were worried about the future of their beloved library of titles. Fast forward to today, it all looks like it's business as usual. No...

 
 
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Wargaming.net acquires Gas Powered Games

Gas Powered Games, the team behind the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander franchises, has been bought by World of Tanks creator Wargaming.net. Gas Powered Games has had recent trouble staying afloat, with a large amount of l...

 
 
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Microsoft didn't acquire Sega because it lacked 'muscle'

Former VP of Windows sales at Microsoft Joachim Kempin spoke with IGN about Microsoft's entrance into the videogame console market, prior to committing to the Xbox, saying: "There were three companies at that point in time, I think this was...

 
 
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Grasshopper Manufacture merging with Ragnarok publisher

GungHo Online Entertainment, the company behind the Ragnarok series, has announced plans to merge with Killer is Dead developer Grasshopper Manufacture. The companies hope the move will enhance their respective strengths when the ...

 
 
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Wargaming is getting into console development with Day 1

Known for its "World of" games, including World of Tanks, free-to-play MMO developer Wargaming is now expanding its reach with an acquisition of Day 1 Studios for the express purpose of developing a new game for consoles. "The move into con...

 
 
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Epic Games adds Impossible Studios, former Big Huge staff

Epic Games' latest addition to their network is Impossible Studios, a Maryland-based development team. Impossible consists of former employees of Big Huge Games, makers of RTS and role-playing titles like Rise of Nations, Catan, Age of Empi...

 
 
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Wargaming acquires middleware company BigWorld for $45m

Wargaming has been working with Australian middleware company BigWorld for some time now. Their top title, World of Tanks, uses BigWorld software, and the backend of World of Warplanes and World of Warships will also benefit from their MMO ...

 
 
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inFAMOUS dev Sucker Punch bought by Sony

In news that isn't shocking on the face of things, but is still a big deal, Sony has acquired PS3-exclusive developer Sucker Punch. None of you are surprised, but all of you recognize this is news. Isn't that weird? Sucker Punch is best kno...

 
 
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Perfect World buys Star Trek Online maker Cryptic Studios

Chinese MMO publisher Perfect World has made an agreement to purchase Cryptic Studios, makers of Star Trek Online, from Atari. The sale, which is currently pending some closing conditions, is reported to have been made for 35 million Euros....

 
 




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