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Apple snaps up game industry vet Bob Drebin

Tuesday, 5th May 2009 15:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Apple has snapped up game industry vet Bob Drebin, the creator of GameCube’s graphic processor.

This is the second such hire by the company, as it was reported earlier that former Xbox executive Richard Teversham has also joined the company.

These new hires have caused Forbes to speculate that Apple is upping the ante in the gaming sector, and expanding iPhone hardware to better handle portable gaming.

Wall Street rumors suggest differently, and have the company primed to buyout EA, which analyst Michael Pachter called “idiotic“.

Via Gamasutra.

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  1. Robo_1

    /strokes chin/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    iGame

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Syrok

    There is something rotten in the state of Denmark…

    Edit:”caused Forbes to speculate that Apple is upping the ante in the gaming sector, and expanding iPhone hardware to better handle portable gaming.”

    Sounds plausible. People seem to be quite happy with the games that are on the Appstore.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mart

    “These new hires have caused Forbes to speculate that Apple is upping the ante in the gaming sector”

    NO IDEA how they came to that conclusion.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. rainer

    Don’t such key people sign non-compete contracts which means they cannot work in the same sector for a rival for x number of years after leaving.

    The Xbox guy is doing something in Apples education sector which I would assume means its efforts in getting Mac’s into schools.

    #5 5 years ago