EA acquires PopCap games for $750 million

By Emil
Jul 12, 2011
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  1. After rumors and speculation late last month, Electronic Arts today announced an agreement to acquire PopCap Games. The transaction is expected to close in August 2011, subject to customary closing conditions,…

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  2. Ironically, that sign looks like a tombstone and EA has certainly been the epitaph of many valuable game companies. Too bad.
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I should invest in the row boat industry, as we'll probably be neck deep in an ocean of half-finished casual games.
  4. Cota

    Cota TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

  5. We picked EA because......... They paid the most money?
  6. chaboi390

    chaboi390 Newcomer, in training Posts: 83

    LOL, What a Surprise !! (sarcasm)
  7. EA will probably include SecuROM DRM with 5 limit activations on all casual PopCap titles. LOL!
  8. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast Newcomer, in training Posts: 313

    EA eats another company... and you know what's gonna come out the other end. smh lol
  9. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,329   +378

    What a total bummer. Another, great and innovative company, swallowed up by the conglomerates which will no doubt promptly kill any creativity for future PopCap games.
  10. Booooo! Bad Move! Pop Cap's creativiy will go down the toilet soon
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 968   +30

    I don't see PopCap as very innovative. Yes they have a couple of good games, but it looks like in recent years they mainly worked on porting their games to other platforms (phones, Wii, ...), making money off rehashing the same formula. Their Android version of Peggle is sold only on Amazon, and is said to be buggy. So anyone who thinks that being part of EA will make things worse, I think you've overestimating how good PopCap is.

    EA might actually be able to put PopCap to good use with new games, converting EA franchises to low power platforms.
     
  12. it just shows you how these tools think when the CEO does not say "hey with these guys we can make great games" but instead says "Soon...... 1 Billion dollars muahahahaha" with a Dr Evil little finger at the side of his mouth.

    Bunch of tools
  13. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 968   +30

  14. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 427   +19

    In simple words plants vs zombies great game but Call of plants,Need for zombies well they suck.
  15. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,658   +57

    If you do not like EA do not buy there games?
  16. fimbles

    fimbles TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,242   +126

    How can piracy be killing the industry when someone can shell out 750 million big ones for a company that makes a few quirky puzzle games.

    Someone here is telling porkies..


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