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Zynga Tops Electronic Arts

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Zynga Game Network Inc.'s estimated worth surpassed Electronic Arts Inc.'s stock-market value, a sign of the ascendance of social-networking entertai...

The Fake Cow Cash Cow

Jessica Rovello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jessica Rovello

A few weeks ago it was announced that social gaming powerhouse Zynga, who makes its money primarily through the sale of virtual goods, had a higher va...

Let Go of My Controller: The Maternalistic Attitude to Video Games

Doug Lieblich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Doug Lieblich

Even after enjoying twenty plus years of a thriving video game industry, some Americans insist that video games somehow influence the morality and behavior of its players, like thinking I'd want to kill my uncle after watching Hamlet.

Video Game Allows 'Taliban' Role Play... UK Official BLASTS...

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LONDON — A video game that allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product," Britain's defense secretary said Sunday, ca...

The Big Dawg Seeks Big Bucks From Electronic Arts for Unauthorized Use of His Identity

Gregory Gabriel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gregory Gabriel

Cleveland Browns fan, John Big Dawg Thompson, recently sued Electronic Arts video game makers because their Madden NFL 09 contains an image of a fan dressed in a costume resembling his own.

Serial Litigant Stands Slim Chance Against Video Game Titans

Suann MacIsaac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Suann MacIsaac

In a society where parents fabricate the disappearance of their small child in the hopes of getting a reality television show, it should be no surprise that Erik Estavillo is seeking his fifteen minutes of fame.

Wii Workout? Video Games Want To Get You Fit

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — At first glance, the rack of video games seems out of place next to the row of elliptical machines at The Sports Authority in Burb...

Electronic Arts Overcharged Madden Gamers Up To $926 Million: Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A University of Michigan economics professor estimates that Electronic Arts collectively overcharged Madden buyers between $701 million and $926 milli...

Google May Walk Away From Yahoo Deal: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 31, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google may back out of its proposed search ads deal with Yahoo. The deal, which has been held up in regulatory scrutiny for months, has faced increa...

Beatles Video Game To Hit Market, Not Part Of "Rock Band" Franchise

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Beatles are coming to a game console near you. For the first time, the legendary group's music will be featured in the lucrative...

Electronic Arts: Another Ho-Hum Takeover "Attempt"

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What is it with these hostile tech deals? First there was Microsoft, and now Electronic Arts. On Monday morning, Electronic Arts announced that it wo...

Why EA Wants Take-Two Now | Mary Jane Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BURLINGAME, CALIF. - In midday trading, Take-Two Interactive Software slipped 5 cents to $26.35. Electronic Arts fell 42 cents to $46.64. EA Chief Ex...

Video Gamers Sue Electronic Arts Over "Anticompetetive Conduct"

East Bay Business Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gamers in California and Washington, D.C., have sued Electronic Arts Inc. over what they call "blatantly anticompetitive conduct" in its football gam...

EA Extends Deadline for Take-Two Offer

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Video game publisher Electronic Arts on Friday extended by nearly a month its tender offer for Take-Two Interactive Software, but also lowered the pri...

Take-Two Board Rejects EA's $2B Bid

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — "Grand Theft Auto" publisher Take-Two Interactive told its shareholders Wednesday to reject a $2 billion buyout bid from rival video ...

Game Maker EA's Take-Two Bid Now Hostile

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The heat is on: Electronic Arts Inc.'s $2 billion bid for "Grand Theft Auto" maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. turned hostile ...

EA CEO On Two-Take Bid: "We're Very Confident In This Transaction"

GameSpot | Brendan Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consolidation continues to be a major theme in the gaming industry, as Electronic Arts today made its intentions to acquire Take-Two Interactive publi...

Video Game Maker In Surprise $2 Billion Bid For Rival

New York Times | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and SETH SCHIESEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Electronic Arts, the video gaming giant, made an unsolicited $2 billion bid on Sunday for rival Take-Two Interactive, publisher of the Grand Theft Aut...

The Best Stocks For 2008

Fortune | Jon Birger and Katie Benner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We'll say this for the U.S. economy: It can take a punch. Consider the blows it has absorbed just this year. The worst real estate crash since the Gr...