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August 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

PopCap lays off 50, mostly in Seattle

PopCap Games is laying off 50 employees, mostly at its Seattle headquarters. That’s nearly 10 percent of the company, which was acquired a year ago by game giant Electronic Arts. After the layoffs – which happened today – PopCap employs about 550, including about 300 in Belltown. The majority of the layoffs were in Seattle but jobs were…

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April 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Zombie jammies! PopCap gears up

After years of begging by fans and merchandise vendors, Seattle’s PopCap has decided to start producing licensed products, such as toys and apparel. The game studio today announced deals with merchandisers that will begin selling PopCap gear this spring and through the rest of 2012. PopCap has a big incentive to boost revenue. If the company meets…

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July 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM

EA buying PopCap today for up to $1.3 billion

Seattle’s PopCap Games was acquired by Electronic Arts for up to $1.3 billion, including $650 million cash up front. PopCap’s breakout hit “Bejeweled” established the modern casual games industry that’s centered in Seattle starting in 2000. The studio went on to produce a series of blockbuster games that have been played by more than 1 billion…

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