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Ea to buy chillingo?

10-20-2010, 11:17 AM
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Ea to buy chillingo?

AllThingsD, citing “sources,” is rumouring that EA’s about to buy UK-based Angry Birds publisher Chillingo.

The site’s putting a figure between $80-200 million.

Intel is also described as being interested in the firm, as are Gameloft, Activision Blizzard, DeNA and even Microsoft’s gaming unit.

But the site’s sources said EA is the main company targeting Chillingo.

Angry Birds is a Rovio-developed mobile game where the player throws birds at pigs. Who knew?

A recently-released free Android version was downloaded 2 million times in two days.

The game originally released on the App Store in December 2009. By August 2010, said the iOS version sold 6.5 million units, while the free trial version was downloaded 11 million times.

The App Store SKU costs 99 cents

http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/20/repo...rds-publisher/

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10-20-2010, 11:18 AM
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I REALLY hope this is pure bullshit.

10-20-2010, 11:19 AM
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10-20-2010, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Balu` View Post
I REALLY hope this is pure bullshit.
Agreed.
10-20-2010, 11:26 AM
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It's pretty awesome that these huge dollar deals are taking place over iPhone games, this can only result in good things.
10-20-2010, 11:29 AM
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It's pretty awesome that these huge dollar deals are taking place over iPhone games, this can only result in good things.
Yup my thoughts exactly but i hope that the IOS doesn't lose its specificity in the process (unique games and free dlc)

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10-20-2010, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by killercow View Post
Yup my thoughts exactly but i hope that the IOS doesn't lose its specificity in the process (unique games and free dlc)
You forgot rock bottom pricing.
10-20-2010, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Balu` View Post
I REALLY hope this is pure bullshit.
same here.

Getting Blizzard onto the iPhone could be interesting, and I doubt that (if Microsoft bought Chillingo) Microsoft would continue to publish games for the iPhone, and would probably work on making a Zune Touch and make games for it.
10-20-2010, 11:35 AM
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You forgot rock bottom pricing.
Yeah but i think that's going to stay at least for a while. Users would not buy a high priced game (well high price in opposition to what we're used to anyway) but the lack of support is something else, people will get used to it after a while, just like the pc users did. So i hope we don't lose that.

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10-20-2010, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
You forgot rock bottom pricing.
Who would want to lose that?