Some questions and answers from the FAQ on www.eatake2.com:
Q: How long has EA been planning to bid on Take-Two?
A: We have been looking at Take-Two for some time and have been in communication with them on-and-off for about a year. We opened a dialogue to discuss our intention to acquire Take-Two with the company's management in December and followed up with a formal proposal on February 6th. We made a second proposal on February 19th.
Q: Do you intend to kill or restrict any of the R* franchises?
A: We strongly believe that behind all the controversy is a core of great intellectual property and development talent. These titles don't sell millions because they're controversial; they sell because they're great games. We have no plans to change that.
Q: Would you kill 2K Sports?
A: Any integration starts with our respect for the teams and people that make great games. Beyond that, it's too early to discuss plans for managing Take-Two.