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  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Completes Acquisition Of Mobile Giant King

    Activision Blizzard has announced this morning that it has cleared a number of regulatory hurdles to complete its acquisition of Candy Crush maker King. The purchase leaves the company behind Call of Duty and Starcraft as the self-professed largest game network in the world with more than 500 million... More
  • Blog Post: Activision To Cross-Promote To 500 Million Users Following King Purchase

    Activision provided more detail this morning on its plans to acquire Candy Crush maker King. The deal, worth $5.9 billion , gives Activision entrance to an enormous established mobile user base. "We think now is the right time to enter mobile gaming in a meaningful way," said Activision CEO... More
  • Blog Post: King Drops Opposition To The Banner Saga, Candy Swipe Trademarks

    Candy Crush developer King has dropped its trademark opposition to two small companies. Earlier this year, both Stoic Studio and Runsome Apps expressed concern over King’s opposition to their trademarks. The Candy Crush developer had attempted to protect the words “ candy ” and “saga... More
  • Blog Post: King Shares Down 13 Percent Following IPO

    Candy Crush Saga publisher King has had a rough first day of NASDAQ trading. Shares opened at $22.50 this morning, but have slid approximately 13 percent at time of publication. King’s opening bid raised approximately $500 million, bringing the company’s valuation to around $7 billion. Since... More
  • Blog Post: IGDA Comments On Recent King Trademark Enforcement

    Much has been said of mobile and social game developer King, its trademark of the word “candy” and subsequent enforcement , and its commissioning a clone of another developer’s game . Following last week’s news that King allegedly used another game as the template for Candy Crush... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Candy Crush Developer King Files For US IPO With $5 Billion Valuation

    When you have the top Facebook application by a margin of 40 million daily active users, you must be doing something right. King.com's Candy Crush Saga has rocketed the UK company to success, and now the developer is looking to make good on American soil. Oh, and the next game down on the list is... More
  • Blog Post: Connor Unleashes Power Of The Eagle In New AC III DLC Trailer

    In the Assassin's Creed 3: The Tyranny of King Washington DLC General Washington becomes King, but that's not the craziest thing to happen in the game. In this new trailer Connor turns into a giant energy bird. These episodes are available to those who own the Assassin’s Creed III season... More
  • Blog Post: More Avatar Skins Announced For Minecraft On Xbox 360

    Update: More skins have been revealed for Minecraft on Xbox 360 including Master Chief, Ms. 'Splosion Man, and Banjo from Banjo Kazooie. The first skin pack will have the above and below mentioned skins along with Carmine from Gears of War, a scientist from Ms. 'Splosion Man, the original Trials... More
  • Blog Post: King.com Games Has More Facebook Players Than Electronic Arts

    A small European game company that launched nine years ago recently overtook Electronic Arts in total number of players on Facebook. King.com is the maker of the popular Saga games on Facebook. Its most popular title, Bubble Witch Saga, has more players than Zynga's Farmville. King.com has nearly... More
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