EA takes Playfish off the game board...the great social gaming consolidation begins

Via TechCrunch: Not Playing Around. EA Buys Playfish For $300 Million, Plus a $100 Million Earnout. I knew this was coming soon. The growth rates on Playfish and Zynga were too high not to get the attention of the majors. I love the quote about “killing EA” and then EA acquiring the team. That follows a principle I like to use (I can’t remember who I stole it from) which is “name your enemy”. It helps to focus the team. Good playing Playfish (and Index Ventures.)