Wednesday, June 12, 2013

EA buys PopCap. Immediately Closes Offices

PopCap was recently purchased by Electronic Arts. Popcap is now facing massive downsizing. Offices are being closed, and people are being laid off. So what has EA done with the Popcap name? They have released 4 singleplayer board games on Steam. Popcaps purchase was not new news per se, but now it seems EA wants to use the name once associated with a creative and prolific software company to peddle shuffleware. I felt it was important to remind everyone that Popcap is no longer the company which brought us games like Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled, but rather another arm of the tight fisted corporate greed which chokes the life and creativity out of our industry. The saddest part is that this is no surprise. 

What else should we expect from the worst company in the United States of America?

Goodbye Popcap.

Goodnight and goodluck.

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