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Subject:  Social Game Company Acquisition Date:  12/3/2011  5:06 PM
Author:  newsreporter Number:  1589 of 1599

Electronic Arts Acquires Another Social Game Company as Zynga’s IPO Nears

Electronic Arts has acquired a small social games company, KlickNation, in its ongoing quest to challenge Zynga as the dominant game maker on Facebook.

KlickNation, which has been developing free role-playing games on Facebook for the past two years, will join EA’s BioWare label to create a new social division called BioWare Social.

The unit will be based in Sacramento, but will work closely with some of EA’s existing employees in San Francisco. BioWare Soci