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Electronic Arts Acquires Gaming Social Network

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by OldDarkstarAccount, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. OldDarkstarAccount

    OldDarkstarAccount Senior Member Webmaster

    Electronic Arts has acquired a social network firm called ThreeSF, which was headed by the founder of Napster, Shawn Fanning. Apparently, the videogame publisher paid around 30 million dollars for the company, although EA has not yet officially released any concrete details regarding the acquisition.

    The company proved to be so appealing because one of the services
    it is developing, a social network called Rupture, that is aimed specifically at gamers. Rupture is designed to allow each videogames player that uses it to post his experiences, the challenges he has come across in certain games, his gaming related achievements and any other information regarding his playing habits, so that anyone included in his friends network can then access this information freely - by using the social network, of course.

    full : news.softpedia.com/news/Electronic-Arts-Acquires-Gaming-Social-Network-87300.shtml

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