Electronic Arts Purchases PopCap, Jeff Green for $750 Million

#201 Posted by chem (162 posts) -

This story amuses me greatly.

#202 Posted by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

Wish you the very best, Jeff Green

#203 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

Weren't Bioware 650 million? If I were them I would feel cheapened.

#204 Posted by mr_shoeless (388 posts) -

I wonder what kind of ridiculous DRM EA will impose on the PopCap games now. It seems like every EA game I buy now I have to register to my EA account and then sign into that when I want to play. Will they do this with PopCap games too? If I have to type yet another password in just to play Peggle it will seriously dampen my enjoyment of that game. (Although honestly, I may play Peggle a little too much anyway.)

#205 Posted by eccentrix (1614 posts) -

This will make PopCap purchasing decisions decidedly more difficult.

#206 Edited by Cubical (637 posts) -
@mr_shoeless:  
 
You will have to get an EA account to use online features in pop cap games like fucking ps3 tetris makes you do that will be the first thing.  and that blows since ps3 tetris has a slick look to it like  Pac man championship edition and techno tetris music but you cant use online worth jack unless you bother with making a EA online account. .
  
 

   
  
But it will be in peggle no matter where you buy the game even on steam.   
 
 
Then after that they will put in crap DRM thingys.
#207 Posted by twystuvcain (10 posts) -

@Cirdain: That is F'n hilarious! Good comment.

P.S. Love ya Jeff!

#208 Posted by Bumpton (456 posts) -
@iDarktread said:
Huh, I hope they don't charge for Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloadable content.

I would have no problem with this... Maybe I missed something but where's all this free DLC for the first game that you're implying exists? Wouldn't even paid DLC be better than none? 
 
Personally, I have no problem with this news. It's not EA's going to run them into the ground or anything.
#209 Posted by Shenanigans19 (51 posts) -

This sucks, every time EA acquires a  company, quality always goes right down the tubes. One thing EA never seems to wrap their heads around is quality not quantity. And when they release one that I actually enjoy, they shut down the servers so I can no longer play online. They are getting to the point where they can just release total shit because they know people will buy it.

#210 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Oh, Jeff Green. Didn't you realize there was nowhere for you to run away?

#211 Posted by ninjahamster (24 posts) -

Oh great will we expecting popcap games on the wonderful origin store now.

#212 Posted by onarum (2300 posts) -

Poor Jeff, right back into hell.
 
Can't wait for his next bombcast guest appearance.

#213 Posted by Cirdain (3153 posts) -
@twystuvcain said:

@Cirdain: That is F'n hilarious! Good comment.

P.S. Love ya Jeff!

*he bows* 
#214 Posted by Krrutch (152 posts) -

we'll all be bought by ea some day

#215 Edited by Kadayi (185 posts) -

@Eujin said:

Best wishes to Jeff. Before Giantbomb existed, he was one of the sole providers of worthwhile podcast entertainment on the internet.

True that. GFWL was utter genius, and sorely missed. Bombcast does an admirable effort in its absence though.

As regards the takeover clearly EA really want that ‘Cudgel of Xanthor’ licence.

#216 Posted by mewarmo990 (838 posts) -

@Kadayi said:

@Eujin said:

Best wishes to Jeff. Before Giantbomb existed, he was one of the sole providers of worthwhile podcast entertainment on the internet.

True that. GFWL was utter genius, and sorely missed. Bombcast does an admirable effort in its absence though.

As regards the takeover clearly EA really want that ‘Cudgel of Xanthor’ licence.

You mean Games for Windows Magazine? aka Computer Gaming World? Then I completely agree, I still follow the Greenspeak blog.

Surely not that crappy Live thing, right?

#217 Posted by JeffGreen (15 posts) -

Love all of you guys!  And I'll be happy to come back to the Bombcast whenever they're ready for me!
 
Thanks for the kind words and LOLZ at my expense.  :D
 
--Jeff

#218 Posted by Siphillis (1298 posts) -

"And you can find all these great games and more on Origin.com" - future Jeff Green

#219 Posted by Kyle (2325 posts) -

Haha, so Jeff's technically back at EA then? That's hilarious.

Funny to see him in the news since I recently went back to relisten to CGW/GFW Radio from the first episode. Good stuff. That was a great podcast.

Love you, @JeffGreen ! I hope you enjoy your $750 million dollars. Spend it wisely.

#220 Posted by bwmcmaste (862 posts) -

If I was Mr. Green I would have held out for a billion, and then it would be off to France for early retirement.

#221 Posted by Noitu (43 posts) -

Fuck.

#222 Posted by Voldy (97 posts) -

Yay, now let's see it all go to shit

#223 Posted by Digifiend (42 posts) -

How long until Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz start advertising Playfish and EA's Facebook games? I wouldn't be surprised to see PopCap themed items in games like Pet Society either. Bejeweled diamond? Zuma frog? (Plants vs) Zombie doll? ;)

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