Posts Tagged ‘acquisition’


Facebook acquires Oculus Rift developer for $2 billion

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift developer for $2 billion
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 26, 2014 / 6 comment(s)

Facebook has announced that the company has reached an agreement to acquire virtual reality headset developer Oculus VR for a…


Sega Sammy to acquire Atlus’ parent company for $141 million

Sega Sammy to acquire Atlus’ parent company for $141 million
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Sep 18, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Last month we learned that a number of Japanese companies were bidding on Atlus’ parent company, Index Corporation, who found…


Disney to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, Star Wars 7 announced

Disney to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, Star Wars 7 announced
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 31, 2012 / 0 comment(s)

It’s been announced today that The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a transaction valued at…


Sony Computer Entertainment to acquire Gaikai for $380 million

Sony Computer Entertainment to acquire Gaikai for $380 million
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Jul 2, 2012 / 0 comment(s)

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that it has entered into a “definitive agreement” to acquire cloud gaming giant Gaikai…


Ubisoft acquires Trials creator RedLynx

Ubisoft acquires Trials creator RedLynx
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Nov 3, 2011 / 0 comment(s)

The latest news from the Ubisoft camp is that they have acquired RedLynx, the Finland-based developer who created the popular…


Microsoft Studios acquires Twisted Pixel

Microsoft Studios acquires Twisted Pixel
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Oct 12, 2011 / 0 comment(s)

Microsoft Studios has acquired Indie game developer Twisted Pixel, the popular studio behind Xbox LIVE Arcade’s Splosion Man and The…


Sony acquires Sucker Punch Productions

Sony acquires Sucker Punch Productions
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 2, 2011 / 0 comment(s)

This console generation has seen a seismic shift towards the ubiquity of multi-platform releases – something which wasn’t nearly as…


EA acquires PopCap Games in a deal worth over $1 billion

EA acquires PopCap Games in a deal worth over $1 billion
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 13, 2011 / 0 comment(s)

First revealed in a report towards the end of June, mega videogame publisher EA has completed an acquisition of casual…


Report: PopCap Games to be acquired for $1 billion

Report: PopCap Games to be acquired for $1 billion
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 23, 2011 / 0 comment(s)

According to a recent report on industry site TechCrunch, casual games giant PopCap Games is in the process of being…


Kinect and Xbox 360 to benefit from Microsoft’s $8.5 billion Skype acquisition

Kinect and Xbox 360 to benefit from Microsoft’s $8.5 billion Skype acquisition
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 10, 2011 / 0 comment(s)

In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has just announced its intention to acquire internet communication company Skype for a…