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Rumor: EA Buying Popcap?

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Tech Cruch is reporting that Electronic Arts is about to acquire casual games giant Popcap Games for a cool $1 billion, which would exceed EA’s market cap by over 13%. If true, this would be EA’s definitive entry into the casual games market, a field they broke into 7 years ago. Despite consuming a significant […]

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Gaming Podcast 219: ColecoVision Rules

June 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Paul crows about Nintendo’s dominance over the ColecoVision and Dreamcast, while Jonah and Jordan reminisce about this week’s Gaming Flashback, Electronic Arts’ Barnstorming for the Atari 2600. The news also includes the following topics: Duke Nukem Forever review fiasco Harrison: Apple will be the games industry in 10 years Tretton: No need for PS4, PS3 […]

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Gaming Podcast 202: Eggnog Bath

December 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

This week we’re creating our last gaming podcast before Christmas, no holiday break for us! We’re reading some of our community comments and taking a look back at both Pac-Land and the history of Atari post-2600 release. This weeks news includes: Blizzard’s Next-Gen MMO Codenamed “Titan” EA CEO John Riccitiello Blasts Activision, Treyarch PS3 Price […]

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Gaming Podcast 183: Da Two Yuts

July 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

This week’s gaming podcast has all three personalities doing their thing. We’re finishing up our historic look back at Sega while answering a couple comments and hammering out the news. No flashback this week, we just ran out of time. This weeks news includes: Nintendo 3DS games to cost more EA partners with Live gamer […]

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Gaming Podcast 168: Sixteen Dollar Increments

April 13th, 2010 · 7 Comments

We’re back this week, and we’re busting through some news articles dealing with Electronic Arts, Activision, Warhammer and more. Community comments, feedback, flashback and game history. The news articles include: Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima thinks consoles are dying Warhammer Online overcharging players EA picking up exclusive publishing rights to Ex-Infinity Ward Developer‘s new […]

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Gaming Podcast 166: Derrick’s Childhood Scars

March 23rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

This week’s gaming podcast we’re reminding Derrick of all his horrific gaming memories. We’re flashing back to the 1986 game, Jackal for the arcade and the Nintendo Entertainment System. We’re taking a look at one of the men behind Bioware: Dr Ray Muzyka. This weeks game news includes: Command and Conquer using always on internet […]

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Gaming Podcast 161: Gayma Via

February 16th, 2010 · 8 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast is a his and her podcast as Don is out sick. Oddly, the episode is shorter than normal, apparently we just didn’t have enough to rant about this week. We did cover some community responses, covered some game history and busted through some news articles including: PS3 heading for shortages? Get […]

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Gaming Podcast 155: Ms. Pac-Man’s For Girls

January 5th, 2010 · 7 Comments

This week we’re bringing the energy, talking about General Computer Corporation, Ms. Pac-Man and reading off some good listener questions (including our facebook questions). We’re hitting up the news with the following stories: Microsoft Working on new motion control EA shutting down game servers Activision making DJ hero 2 Sega not making hard core titles […]

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Gaming Podcast 152: Down Under

December 15th, 2009 · 10 Comments

This week’s gaming podcast is slightly light on news because nobody wants to inform the market about gaming updates, they don’t want to damage the holiday sales season. We might not be eating Vegemite sandwiches but there is no doubt Men at Work would love this episode. We’re flashing back to California Games, we’re hitting up some […]

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Gaming Podcast 147: Drama

November 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This week we’re talking about some gaming news, TV and media, flashing back to Marble Madness and looking at the historical development career of one Mark Cerny. Here are this weeks news links: Gearbox Mad at Valve Iphone developer accused of Stealing Little Big Planet sequel would be counterproductive EA buys Playfish EA posts $391 […]

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