Ea to buy chillingo?

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  1. killercow

    killercow Well-Known Member

    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/report-ea-poised-to-buy-angry-birds-publisher/
     
  2. Balu`

    Balu` Well-Known Member

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    I REALLY hope this is pure bullshit.
     
  3. kiranb28

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  4. camihq

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    Agreed.
     
  5. Eli

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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.
     
  6. killercow

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    Yup my thoughts exactly but i hope that the IOS doesn't lose its specificity in the process (unique games and free dlc)
     
  7. Eli

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    You forgot rock bottom pricing.
     
  8. NightHawk64345

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    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.
     
  9. killercow

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    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.
     
  10. Balu`

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    Who would want to lose that?
     
  11. sammysin

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    EA shall own Ze World.
     
  12. JoshCM

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    wonder how this effects us.
    Will EA be paying us and not Chillingo (For Ravensword)
     
  13. Eli

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    I don't know, people who prefer awesome big budget games to 99¢ crapware.
     
  14. Kai555

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    Read it in mashable. Chillingo acquired for 20 million by EA.

    I think that's cheap
     
  15. niezam

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    Wow, so it's true :eek:
     
  16. camihq

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  17. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    EA = games I don't buy.

    Chillingo = a few games I buy.

    I just potentionally lost a few great games.
     
  18. GodSon

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    Agreed. Things can only get better overall from it. EA investing in Chillingo(a very successful company seasoned & tailored to iDevices) could only make EA a stronger company for the iGaming community. It shows that EA is getting even more serious in iGaming and that alone is great to hear because it would only result in raising the bar. No complaints here...I wish them the best of luck! ;)
     
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