Today I posted an article on iGame Radio regarding what I see as the reality of PopCap Games right now after their merger with EA one year ago. My view (and the view of a number of others) is that the Indie development atmosphere of PopCap is slowly disappearing/dying due to EA's involvement. John Vechey, co-founder of PopCap, also posted a note in the PopCap blog in which he had a different take on things. I was interested in what you guys in the Indie dev community thought about this. Should small studios eschew mergers/buyouts with big publishers because ultimately they can't be Indies anymore? Or are many of us viewing things wrong and PopCap is still able to hold onto that independent status?