June 25, 2009

Mergers and buyouts

Interesting news this week. It seems that, lately, game companies just can't keep their hands off other game companies. Earlier in the week, EA merged together BioWare and Mythic (developers of Warhammer Online). Eh? Who knows. EA is weird like that. That means that, although combined, BioWare, Mythic, and Pandemic will continue to operate separately. Then why merge them?

In weirder news, Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media purchased developer id. Yeah, i don't get it either. For those of you who need a refresher, id developed Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. But, again, the two companies will operate individually.

Would someone like to explain just what the hell is going on here?

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