News Summary for Friday, August 3, 2012
Electronic Arts has thrown down the gauntlet before Zynga, bringing Zynga's long-running practices to the forefront with a legal complaint. Also, GameSpy has changed hands again and Junbud is out of commission. Read on for details...
- Electronic Arts has filed suit against Zynga, alleging that Zynga's The Ville substantially infringes on EA's The Sims Social.
- Paul Meegan, the president of LucasArts, has reportedly departed the company.
- Glu Mobile has acquired GameSpy from IGN to take advantage of the GameSpy multiplayer matching middleware.
- According to Develop Online, Swedish studio Junebud AB has declared bankruptcy, costing 16 people their jobs.