EA Reportedly in Talks to Purchase PopCap for... One BILLION Dollars!

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Ghok

When is Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming out? The first one is practically a religion in my house. :)

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AndrewEgel

When is the Trade Commission and the European Union going to step in and prevent EA from aquiring.... I don't know... Everyone?

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Marthian

like that's ever going to happen.

small companies I can see that, but other huge ones like Valve, Bethesda, Sony, Microsoft, etc. yeah those aren't going to be bought out easily.

 

By the way, what about Activision, I think they'd have an easier job buying I don't know everyone?

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Baer

EA will take Pop Cap down the same road they took a number of honored companies down starting with Origin Systems and the fabled Ultima series.  This sounds like a great deal for....Pop Cap but not so great for the EA stockholders or for gamers.

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tomcat68

Honestly, I see this as nothing more then them buying their way into the Steam market right now. Steam dropped Crysis 2 the other day because of something in their contract. There may be something similar in PopCaps Steam contract. Imagine if all of the Pop Cap games left Steam because of this.

If you can't join'em, buy'em I guess.

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AETAaAS

I'm pretty sure with a one billion dollar budget, EA could easily set up a department solely for the purpose of churning out casual games. But no, they'd rather have their talent working on another furniture pack for the Sims... :p

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DDRDiesel

I'd rather the furniture pack.  My makeshift Draco Malfoy may have a green couch with a black carpet, but I'll be damned if he doesn't get his snakeskin couch covering next update!

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DDRDiesel

"EA spent $680 acquiring JAMDAT Mobile in 2006"

 

Damnit, why didn't I have that foresight?!  I could have easily out-bid them!

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