Gaming Take-Overs for 2010

Stay up to date knowing who’s who and who bought who for 2010.



Mar 26, 2010 Online Game Developer Perfect World Buys C&C Media For $21 million.
Perfect World, a NASDAQ-listed online game developer and operator based in
China, has agreed to acquire C&C Media, a Japanese online game operator.


Apr 21, 2010 Warner Bros. acquires online gaming studio Turbine
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has this week acquired the largest
privately-owned online gaming company Turbine.


Jun 9, 2010 Warner Bros. Acquires Lord Of The Rings Online Gaming Rights as
A press release from Turbine itself informs about the acquisition, describing the
company as “the largest privately-held online gaming studio in North America”.


Jul 19, 2010 Online Gaming Portal ‘Curse’ Acquires MMO-Champion
Curse, a startup that offers a variety of gaming-related resources, tools, and news
sites, has added a new property to its arsenal: the company has just acquired.


Jul 28, 2010 Disney Buys Playdom in $763 Mln Deal
The deal highlights traditional media companies’ growing interest in the online
gaming world, although at first glance Playdom and Disney might now seem to be


Dec 6, 2010 Publishers Clearing House Buys Funtank, Gaming Site Candystand
Online gaming site was originally launched back in 1997, and was
acquired by Funtank from Wrigley in 2008. With the acquisition

Gambler Loses $1.5 Million Dollars!

A Sri Lankan man working in Australia, Dinesh Enoka Abeysuriya, was employed
as a finance clerk for a large charity lost about $4,000 every day for an
entire year.


Total money lost over 12 months was $1.5 millin dollars.


Having access to the charity’s funds, Abeysuriya diverted this money to
one of his own bank accounts and used it to pay for his gambling habit.





Abeysuriya, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fraud and fraudulently obtaining
$223,404 frm his bank, (overdrawn credit card).


From court records, it seems that Abeysuriya pulled off three different schemes
in order to grab the monies.  He sometimes inflated invoices and kept the extra
for himself.  He also pay an invoice twice, once to the creditor and once to
himself.  And just paying invoices directly to himself.


The fraudulent activity was discovered when a bank employee notice the large
sums of money passing through Abeysuriya’s bank account.


A psychiatrist’s testimony revealed Abeysuriya had a pathological addiction to sports betting.


His sentence?  Seven years in prison, then deportation.

9 Online Gaming Safety Tips!




If you run into a griefer, don’t reply.  They are just trying to annoy you,
don’t give them that satisfaction. Block them, save any evidence, and report them.


Pick a gender-neutral, appropriate username.


Do not share personal information through game chat, especially your gender,
your age, and where you live.  Keep all that private.


Don’t reveal your account details, like passwords, with other gamers. Even if
the other gamers claims to be a system administrator and even f that person
says you have to share or you can’t play anymore.


If something happens that makes you feel scared or uncomfortable, tell an
adult that you trust.


If an advertisement or another gamer offers something that sounds too good
to be true, it probably is.


If you’re upset while gaming, take a break and cool off before continuing.


Respect other gamers online and don’t become a griefer yourself.


Gaming online involves real people. Think about what you say and do!