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Portals get into the game online

Lycos is the latest portal to buy into online games, with a $207 million all-stock acquisition of interactive entertainment firm Gamesville.com. The deal comes as a survey reveals that more adults prefer online games to coffee breaks at work.

 

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Lycos is the latest portal to buy into online games, with a $207 million all-stock acquisition of interactive entertainment firm Gamesville.com. The deal comes as a survey reveals that more adults prefer online games to coffee breaks at work.

 


Lycos plays games with Gamesville.com buy
Hoping to get a boost from the popularity of game-playing on the Net, Web portal Lycos buys the interactive entertainment company and direct marketer for $207 million in stock.

Electronic Arts makes Net push with AOL deal
The video game developer plans to deliver online games and interactive entertainment for America Online properties through its newly formed Internet business division, EA.com.

Survey: Games the most popular office break activity
Rather than take a coffee break or hang out at the water cooler, more adults are spending their downtime at work either surfing the Net or playing online games, according to a survey.