Anders Bylund of Ars Technica writes:
"We've seen this dance before-a big, bad boy with deep pockets goes a-courting a dainty but pretty partner. The target rebuffs this advance, and things turn hostile pretty quick.
This time, I'm talking about Electronic Arts and its $1.9 billion bid for Grand Theft Auto designer Take-Two Interactive. The twain have been negotiating behind closed doors for several months, much like Microsoft and Yahoo before them. But EA went public when Take Two wouldn't accept any of its "generous" offers, again in the footsteps of that online hookup.
There are a few important differences, however, and while I think Yahoo is right to stand apart from Microsoft, Take-Two should just be happy that someone wants to buy it."