Activision Blizzard has decided to acquire a mobile game publisher and it just so happens to be the company behind the strangely popular match-3 puzzle game Candy Crush. So how much did the company fork out to buy King? Well according to the details released about the acquisition that was announced last night, Activision paid out just under $6 Billion. That’s not a typo either.
Recently we reported on the Android micro-console maker Ouya, who has had a fair amount of difficulty as of late, who were looking for a potential buyer to acquire the company. It appears that there is one company who is interested in this proposal and it happens to be Razer.
Some interesting news today once again regarding Glu Mobile but this time it has nothing to do with zombies or shooting them in the face. This actually has to do with Glu decided to drop what must have been a decent chunk of change as they have just announced their acquisition of GameSpy from IGN.
While not 100% Android related gaming news this is pretty big news either way and it will have something to do with Android in the future. Rumor has it that a few companies are interested in acquiring Chillingo who were the publishers that released Angry Birds as well as the new smash hit Cut The Rope onto the iOS platform. The main one interested? EA.
Google takes another step forward in it’s quest to take gaming on the Android platform seriously by purchasing LabPixies. LabPixies was one of the first companies to start building gadgets for iGoogle and shortly after the release of the Android OS started building games and apps. Currently they have 4 puzzle games and one app available on the Android market.