browser monster has gobbled up another game development firm, and it's still hungry, according to a news blurb at Reuters.
is Bigpoint's latest acquisition, and the former is best-known for its winter sports games on the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 consoles. 49Games is based in Germany (as is its new parent) and boasts around 40 developers. Bigpoint now features over 700 devs and says that it is the "world's largest browser-based online game provider" thanks to more than 200 million registered users.
Bigpoint is best known for its Battlestar Galactica
MMO as well as its controversial stance
on selling in-game advantages.