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Warframe studio Digital Extremes partners with Perfect World

Back in July there were rumblings that Digital Extremes, the studio behind Warframe, would soon be added to the lineup of Perfect World's studios. After three months of negotiations, the deal has finally gone through, with Perfect World Online Holding and Sumpo Food Holdings Limited together acquir...

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ProSiebenSat.1 acquires Aeria Games Europe

The European gaming publisher ProSiebenSat.1 just got bigger. Pending approval by the responsible cartel authorities, PSS1 has acquired online and mobile games publisher Aeria Games Europe. The deal doubles the publisher's portfolio (upping it from 19 to 39 games) and almost triples its games commu...

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GDC 2013: The MMO impact of the Webzen and Gala-Net merge

Acquisition. Though it sounds pretty benign on its own, when used in reference to one developer taking over another, the word can inspire fear in the hearts of gamers. Questions quickly arise about the future of titles that fall on the acquired side of the equation. How will the games and players...

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Wargaming acquires BigWorld for $45 million

In what Chief Executive Victor Kislyi explained as a means to remain in control of the studio's own destiny, Wargaming.net has acquired BigWorld, an Australian online-game software maker, for $45 million. The move was to bring one of the publisher's critical tools in-house; previously, BigWorld s...

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Realm of the Mad God studio acquired by social game maker

Aside from having one of the more memorable names in gaming these days, Realm of the Mad God also has a new owner. Wild Shadow Studios has been acquired by Godfather: Five Families maker Kabam, according to a blurb at Gamasutra. Realm of the Mad God originally launched in 2010 as an indie game...

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Transition details for Champions Online, Star Trek Online

Last week, we reported that F2P giant Perfect World Entertainment completed its acquisition of Cryptic Studios, having spent just under $50 million to seal the deal. Today, entries on the Champions Online and Star Trek Online websites announce that Cryptic is "now a wholly owned subsidiary of Per...

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Perfect World Entertainment completes acquisition of Cryptic Studios

A couple of months back, we announced that Atari was in the court to sell off Cryptic Studios, and that Perfect World Entertainment had stepped up to the plate to take the studio off Atari's hands. Well, as of now, the sale is complete and Cryptic is now firmly in the grasp of free-to-play levi...

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GamersFirst announces acquisition of Fallen Earth with new F2P business model

After last month's announcement by GamersFirst that the company is taking over the hardware side of Fallen Earth, most of us made the obvious connection that the post-apocalyptic MMO would be heading into free-to-play territory. Even while hinting at it in a recent E3 interview, GamersFirst never...

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Captain's Log: To boldly go where... Perfect World has never gone before?

Captain's Log, Stardate 64918.1... Hello, computer (and players)! Isn't it amazing how the MMO gaming world works? One week you might be ecstatic about the planned updates for your favorite game, and the next week you are wondering if that same game is even going to last another day. Like many...

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Perfect World acquires Cryptic Studios

We've been on pins and needles since Atari announced two weeks ago that it was planning to sell off Cryptic Studios. Champions Online and Star Trek Online players were worried about the future of their titles, generating many rumors as to what might happen next . Today, we know the answer. Per...

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