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Gamecock acquisition goes south - vendors accuse SouthPeak of not paying up

Created by industry entrepreneurs Mike Wilson, Rick Stults and Harry Miller, the Gamecock Media Group set out to buck-buck-buck the trend -- a perceived sequence of retreads, rehashes and remakes that characterized a rapidly expanding games industry. The games were undoubtedly indie, the choices ...

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Rumor: Warner Bros. wants Codemasters

It appears that Codemasters could become a paid-for adopted sibling in the Warner Bros. Interactive family, if a VG247 article is to be believed. Meanwhile, a follow-up report by GI.biz indicates that a Codemasters rep declined to comment, saying, "Everything is fine here." Indeed! In some ways, we...

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Square Enix and Eidos dropping Warner Bros. publishing

Although the ink has dried on Square Enix's buyout of Eidos last month, there still remains a few issues to iron out before the handover is complete. One of these issues is the publishing rights of currently scheduled titles. Batman: Arkham Asylum and Mini Ninjas were originally under Warner Bros. ...

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Warner Bros. bids on Midway for some reason

When we read about Midway's recent troubles, we're glad we don't own any piece of the company. However, Warner Bros. executives see the same stories and think "we need that." Midway announced today that a "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement with Warner Bros. has commenced, with Warner bidding ...

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Rumor: Warner Bros. hooked on Midway bait

Just a week after casting itself into uncertain waters, Midway has reportedly gotten a bite -- er, been bitten by Warner Bros. Interactive. Now comes the hard part: reeling in the deal. After losing Eidos to Square Enix, Warner's got a grumbling in its tummy for cheap chow, and for a proposed $30 m...

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Square Enix buyout of Eidos approved

The Square Enix purchase of Eidos will go through, as 85% of the Eidos shareholders voted in favor (big surprise there) of their new overlords at a recent court hearing and passed the motion of acquisition at the EGM afterward. It is estimated that Square Enix will take over operating duties some ...

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Bases still loaded: Jaleco isn't dead

Jaleco hasn't left the game industry following its buyout by Game Yarou. In fact, it's going to be business as usual at the Jaleco offices, with the only difference being that hopefully there will be some business. Gamasutra reports that under Game Yarou's ownership, Jaleco Limited will continue no...

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Namco Bandai now owns 95% of D3 Publisher

Namco Bandai has gobbled up 19,990 shares of D3 Publisher, giving them ownership of 95.02% of the company. Siliconera reports the house that Pacman built has purchased the majority of the company at a combined buyout value of 1,239,380,000 yen ($12.55 million). In mid February, Namco Bandai -- who...

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Square Enix to buy out Eidos in May

Eidos and Square Enix have agreed upon terms for the proposed buyout of Eidos's share capital by the Japanese publisher. Eidos shareholders are "expected to approve the deal" later this month, according to MCV, which suggests that a growing number have seen the light (where "the light" means "Square...

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Square Enix acquires more Eidos stock

Square Enix is working its way around Eidos' sphere grid of stock holders and leveling up for, what appears to be, its inevitable takeover of the British publisher. GI.biz reports that two major Eidos investors have sold 11.13 percent of the publisher's total stock to the Moogle master at 32 pence...

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