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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PopCap Sells to EA

Posted by on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:49 PM

The rumor turned out to be true: According to TechCrunch, EA has bought Seattle gaming company PopCap.

As we initially reported a few weeks ago, EA has acquired PopCap Games. The acquisition price is $650 million plus $100 million stock and a multi-year earn-out. The total acquisition price is as much as $1.3 billion.

If you know anyone who works at PopCap, they're buying drinks tonight.

 

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That's a lot of copies of Plants versus Zombies.
Posted by arbeck http://www.facebook.com/arbeck on July 12, 2011 at 1:59 PM · Report this
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... and Peggle, not to mention the cash-cow, which is Bejeweled.
Posted by UNPAID COMMENTER on July 12, 2011 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Zebes 3
Yay! EA gets to put their label on more shit! Maybe we'll start needing to sign into EA accounts if we want to play (formerly) Popcap games. This is going to lead to lots of exciting new opportunities for consumers in the areas of marketing experience and corporate bullshit navigation.
Posted by Zebes http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.html on July 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM · Report this
Foghorn Leghorn 4
Wooooo Madden vs. Zombies 2012!

Seriously, fuck EA.
Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 12, 2011 at 2:18 PM · Report this
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And every customer of PopCap mourns. EA will raise prices and lower quality, with the added bonus of no customer service! Shit, I liked my games - and EA sucks.
Posted by Schweighsr on July 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Donolectic 6
I'm sure there'll be some pretense of "independence" too. Maxis was supposed to have that too.
Posted by Donolectic on July 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM · Report this
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I am so disgusted with this merger as well everything EA touches goes to crap. Ever since 2002 they bought out Westwood and killed Earth and Beyond I have hated this company. Now that they have there mitts in KOTOR theres already talk before X-mas about management within the game being a problem.
Posted by YupaOne on December 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM · Report this

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