Tag: Acquisition

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Microsoft Acquires the Company Behind UnityVS

Microsoft have acquired France-based SyntaxTree, the company behind UnityVS. Unity VS is a popular Visual Studio plugin for developers using the cross-platform Unity framework. It provides useful tools and integration betwen the visual studio and unity console. Microsoft will offer th

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YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion

YouTube is set to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $1 Billion, as reported by Variety. This would be YouTube’s biggest acquisition to date, and a landmark moment for the company that was itself acquired by Google in 2006. Twitch is based in San Francisco and was offi

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Perfect World to Purchase 30 Million Shares in Shanda Interactive

Perfect World has announced that it will purchase more than 30 million shares in fellow Chinese developer and publisher Shanda Interactive. The $100 million purchase agreement is expected to become official in 30 days. The NeverWinter and DOTA 2 publisher has also entered an “ad

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Games Industry M&As Total $5Bn in Q1 2014

In the first 3 months of 2014, there were more than $5 billion in games industry mergers and acquisitions, according to Digi-Capital. This figure is approaching the record breaking $5.6Bn that was recorded for  full-year 2013. In 2013, the average investment deal size grew 14.8% to $6

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Kabam Acquires Developer Phoenix Age

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Aeria Games Europe Acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 Group

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Zynga to Cut 15% of Workforce, Posts Loss of $37 million for 2013

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Microsoft acquires Gears of War Franchise from Epic Games

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Shanda Games Receives $1.9 Billion Takeover Offer

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Kingdoms of Amalur Sequel Goes Unsold as $320,000 Raised at 38 Studios Auction

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German Game Studio Fishlabs is Acquired by Koch Media

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GAMEVIL Acquires 100% Stake in Mobile Game Studio Everple

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Apple confirm acquisition of kinect sensor company PrimeSense

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Changyou to Acquire Majority Stake in Communication Platform Raidcall

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Chinese Studio Planning to Acquire 20% stake in California Based Red5 Studios

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THQ sues EA & Zuffa over loss of UFC license

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Game acquisitions grow to $3.3B in the first 9 months of 2013

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Gamevil announces acquisition of Rival publisher Com2uS

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Ubisoft Acquires Future Games of London

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Sega Acquires all Atlas IP for $141 million

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Microsoft To Buy Nokia’s Phone Business

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Zynga will shut down OMGPOP on September 30th

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Wargaming.net acquires Total Annihilation and Master of Orion IPs in Atari Auction

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RealNetworks Acquires Social Casino Game Slingo

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Linden Labs acquires Desura

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Nordic Games accquires Silver and Desperados from Atari

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Social gaming company Zynga lays off 18% of workforce

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Yahoo acquires Mobile Game Company Loki Studios

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Walt Disney and EA Sign Exclusive Agreement to Publish Star Wars Games

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Nordic Games Licensing acquires $4.9M Worth of Assets from THQ