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Iwata: Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions as an option

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said mergers and acquisitions are an option for turning the company's fortunes around in a Nikkei interview. Iwata said the company "should abandon old assumptions about our businesses. We are considering M&As as an option. For this reason, we'll step up share...

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Zynga acquires Backbreaker football developer NaturalMotion

Social gaming giant Zynga announced the purchase of mobile game developer NaturalMotion today, TechCrunch reports. Zynga purchased the Oxford-based company for $527 million, composed of $391 million in cash and roughly 39.8 million shares of Zynga's stock. NaturalMotion's body of work includes...

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Sega: 'No plans to undertake' Index projects, IPs available to Atlus

Sega Sammy's recent acquisition of Atlus' parent company, Index Corporation, left fans concerned that the business transaction would result in fewer Atlus RPGs making it overseas or Sega meddling with their projects. Thankfully, Famitsu magazine's interview with Sega Sammy COO Naoya Tsurumi...

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Report: Apple in talks to purchase co-creators of original Kinect tech

Apple is currently in talks to purchase PrimeSense, the original suppliers of Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing technology, according to All Things D. The acquisition was first reported by Isreali publication Calcalist, which indicated that the purchase will amount to $345 million. Founded in...

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Report: Sega to purchase Atlus' parent company for 14 billion yen [update: confirmed]

Following reports of Sega bidding on Atlus parent Index Holdings, parent company of Atlus, Japanese media company Nikkei has reported that Sega Sammy will purchase Index Holdings for 14 billion yen ($141.6 million). The deal is to be concluded in November. Sega rattled its cup at the grave of...

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Nexon buying all shares of FIFA Online developer Thingsoft

Nexon recently announced plans to acquire South Korean developer Thingsoft. The acquisition has Nexon subsidiary Neople purchasing all shares of Thingsoft, creators of FIFA Online, FIFA Online 2 and its in-development MMO, Project NT. Nexon is a free-to-play publisher that is best known for...

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Yahoo buys social gaming software company PlayerScale

While Yahoo was in the news recently for its acquisition of Tumblr, it was also busy buying up another company this week: PlayerScale. PlayerScale's CEO Jesper Jensen announced the company's acquisition on its official site. Founded in 2011, PlayerScale creates software that aids developers in...

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Microsoft acquires R2 Studios, specialist in SmartGlass-like home automation

Microsoft has beat both Apple and Google in acquiring a startup named R2 Studios, which primarily works in home automation and entertainment. R2 holds a number of patents that have to do with using various mobile devices to control home entertainment software and hardware, and Microsoft is...

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Report: Valve acquires Star Filled Studios talent [Update: Valve responds]

Update: We got a response from Valve's Doug Lombardi, who did confirm that Valve hired both Tod Semple and Jeff Gates; however, he did wish to clarify this doesn't necessarily mean Valve is opening up an office in San Francisco, despite what Semple's LinkedIn profile says. "As a point of...

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Disney acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, LucasArts included

Disney has just announced its purchase of Lucasfilm Limited, the umbrella corporation responsible for all things Star Wars, Indiana Jones and pretty much anything else George Lucas has ever had his hand in. The purchase will set ol' Walt back $4.05 billion. Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker...

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