EA Says Thanks, but No Thanks

EA has terminated all talks with Take Two and has now acknowledged they are no longer interested in pursuing the purchase.

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tocrazed4you3595d ago

Anyone as happy as I am right now :D

mohib-uddin79865323595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

I think if GTA 5 does not bring soemthing new to the series

then people will start complaining

this happened with FF no one wants it to be the same so square always make every one of them different

UnSelf3595d ago

im not sure if im as happy as u but im content.

I got this eerie feelin for some reason that GTA V is really gonna blow us away like 3 did when it first debuted.

Hububla3595d ago

But i think now that this is over with... either Sony or micro might try to make a go at take two.. or if not take two once rockstars contract with them run out one of them will try to take rockstar... what you guys think??

Silver3603595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Take Two used the money from GTA 4 to pay off all of its debt so now the company is in the black. And we all know it is harder to buy a company when it is making money. Stockholders don't want to sell when they see the price of their stock going up. And couple that with EA's loses this year, they probably can afford Take Two. Too many acquisitions in one year hurts the bottom line.

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HighDefinition3595d ago

Now, Take2 need to make GTAV a PS3 exclusive. So we can ACTUALLY see a TRUE sequel. Not the GIMP, that I like to call GTAIV.

Your half way to being back in my GOOD BOOKS, Take2.

Rick Astley3595d ago

Indeed. I've seen better looking PS2 games than GTA IV. One of the Houser brothers actually said that Microsoft won't see GTA V on their console if they don't do something about the storage problem (DVD). Even if they get a Blu-ray player on the 360, it couldn't be used for games.

Nitrowolf23595d ago

didn't they not already say that its exclusive to PS3? If they did then i hope they are not lying

Omega43595d ago

Why would they do that when the game sold shed loads more on the 360 than the PS3, it woud just be bad busniess not to release it on the 360

Not to meantion they'd be turning their back on the majority of their fans/userbase

Rick Astley3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Lol @ Omega. Sorry but the only way GTA V or the next spin-off won't look like utter sh*t is if they release it as a PS3 exclusive. Rockstar's games aren't getting smaller, you know. They're getting bigger. Bigger = They need more storage. I don't want another PS2-looking GTA game on my PS3.

Omega43595d ago

U think GTA:IV looks like a PS2 game!?.....well i no the PS3 has a weaker graphics card than the 360 but i didnt think they downgraded the game to such a degree that it looked like a PS2 game but i guess i must be wrong

But GTA:IV is one of the highest rated games this gen and couldnt of done so without good graphics, but then again most of the reviews were with the 360 version so theres no surprise it was rated so high since it was the better looking version (at least according to you)

Blademask3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Now, when you say a comment like that. That you know the 360 has stronger visuals... What games are you talking about? Because the PS3 has been documented to have second to none visuals. VISUALS here, lets talk about graphics since you mentioned the graphics. I don't want to hear about how you didn't like the following games because you never played them but:

Metal Gear 4
Gran Turismo Prologue
Heavenly Sword

All are beyond anything that the 360 can dish out. The 360's "graphics" games are Gears of War, Halo, Just Cause and Kameo. All are old, and none have anything close when it comes to scale/textures/post processing/amount of detail on screen than any of those ps3 titles mentioned.

Its honestly time to put up or shut up.

Name 360 games that look better than all of those I just mentioned. I know for a fact you can't but its going to be fun watching you trying to rationalize your points with titles.

Just for the record, if the ps3 relied soley on the video card, its games would look as terrible as 360 games. Luckily it doesn't and the broadband proc does some of the heavy lifting for graphics calculations. So if you can't factor that in with your ignorant comments, then thats exactly all it is. An Ignorant comment.

I'm really looking forward to your response Omega. I know you guys love to pretend the 360 has better hardware, but I want to see if you can really pretend that it has games that actually show off its magical low failure rate hardware.

I know this generation of gaming is clearly your first. Because all you have to use as examples of graphical superiority, is MULTIPLATFORM titles. Which NEVER, EVER optimize\utilize 100% of either console. Its made to run on both as close to equally as it possibly can. It always goes in favor of whichever the dev team is comfortable with. Mirrors edge will look better on the PS3, as well as Burnout did. Or it will have a negligible difference like COD4 and GTA4. Its sad when you don't even have any exclusive games that are optimized for the 360, that can come close to Metal Gear or even Uncharted. All you have to prove that the 360 is superior, is Anti Aliasing or texture filtering. Thats not exactly phenomenal.

BlackCountryBob3595d ago

I can throw many many insults at GTA4 on either format but the graphics are not one of them. If GTA5 came out with the exact same graphics as 4 but had some new gameplay ideas it would be a 100x better of a game IMHO.

Omega43595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Im not going to bother name any games that i think look better than your preious PS3 exclusive because if i do i'd just be bombard with fanboys saying im chatting crap

But let me just tell you something 360 exclusive games not only look great but play great as well, when 360 dev makes a game they arent focused on making a tech demo of the console they just want to make a great game. Thats why there is only 1 AAA exclusive on the PS3 and 6 AAA exclusives on the 360 (and MS has less internal studios as well). And when i say AAA in mean they scored an average of over 90 on metacritc.

Martini3595d ago

High definiton the GTA IV on the PS 3 was not LOL 620P on PS 3 720P on the 360. :)

great games3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Gears of War 2 seems to be the best M$ can make... oh wait they didn't make it, Epic did, using the unreal engine 3, which is a multiplat engine meaning gears can run on the ps3.

EDIT: LOL Omega4 just create a list of the best xbox360 looking games already cuase its list time =)

Playstation 3
Metal Gear Solid 4
Gran Turismo 5P
Ratchet & Clank Future
Killzone 2
Heavenly Sword
Tekken 6
Motorstorm 2
Little Big Planet

Xbox 360
Gears of War
thats all xbox fans bring up so i assume thats all they got...

HighDefinition3595d ago


"The Xbox 360's lack of a guaranteed hard disk is creating limitations in Grand Theft Auto IV's development, Rockstar has acknowledged.

During an interview with our partners in crime at Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar's creative vice president Dan Houser was asked: "On PS3 you've got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you've got plenty of storage, whereas on Xbox 360 there's no guarantee of a hard-drive and you're working with the DVD format. Does that create limitations?" To which he replied, "Yep."

Argue w/ that, NOT me.

BlackCountryBob3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

OK everyone; grow up and pack it in. This story is about Take2 and EA and has precisely nothing to do with pro/anti PS3/360 smacktalk. Take that stuff to the openzone or the forums and keep this thread on topic.

HighDefinition3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Actually this is staying pretty civil.

Also, it`s SUNDAY, we got talk/argue about something, right?


BTW, I agree 100% w/ your comment above (2.7) and I think it`s gonna take more space to make that happen.

Blademask3595d ago

Scores have what to do with Hardware? Yeah, you are the one that brings it up then you don't even have the guts to back anything up. Now you bring up Metacritic? As if thats some definitive source on GRAPHICS? We are talking about Graphics here, not game scores. If we were, we would use a non Microsoft owned site like say IGN's gamestatistic site.

Which the ps3 has plenty AAA titles. But again, AAA has nothing to do with your pathetic comment about hardware in the first place.

This is you:

"Buh buh the 360 is so supah powerful its games are all amazing and the graphics are omg omg"

This is me:

"what games?"

This is you:

"Well metacritic has 6 games for the 360 that are AAA."

Why is it that cowards like you can't stick to the mess you start? You talk about graphics, NOW you bring up Game scores?!?! LOL. Yeah dude, you got owned.

Again, its sad that you are so brainwashed that you think the 360 has amazing graphics, yet when asked you cant even provide 1 title. LOL. All you can do is play your old AAA cards because the 360 hasn't been making any AAA games this year, and the games that were AAA are almost all multiplatform.

I'm going to bookmark this thread and paste it whenever you mention the 360's graphics. Just so you can see how much of a coward you are, and how transparent your graphic argument is.

We all knew you only had a handful of 360 graphical titles to begin with, I just wanted to prove my point that once you try to compare them to PS3 or PSN titles, there is 0 competition in the graphics department. People liking games and scoring them is all 100% subjective. Graphic power however, is not.

I mean I'll give you another chance here to try to save face. Put up the 360's amazing graphic titles, or shutup forever about your pathetic "buh buh video ram" arguments when the best looking game you have looks worse that UT3.

You sir have just been owned.

joydestroy3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

yes, thank you Take2 for not selling out.

off topic: yeah, what's up with all the fanboys all of a sudden?
who gives a flying f*ck about which system you think is better and why?
said person obviously chose said console for a reason.

everyone should just enjoy the competition in the market. that's what everyone isn't getting. the gaming industry is booming now!

enjoy the games and enjoy this holiday season!!!

HighDefinition3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Where ever there is ANYTHING there is "fanboys"

-Body types

Humans are just like that.

Really when you think about it calling people names is more hurtful than any arguement about any console, isn`t it?

Final_Rpg3595d ago

Omega, if you need to list metacritic scores to justify which titles you think are worthy of being called a great game you seriously need to reconsider how you judge a game. Why can't you just make up you're own opinion instead of depending on ONE site.

What metacritic says is not the law. OK fair enough, they are going to recognize a good title, and even a great title. But that doesn't mean that they are the decisive factor between which games are great and which are good. In fact, a lot of the scores on that site are higher/lower than they should be. But you know why that's OK? Because it's an opinion.

Then you come along, listing these scores like they are factual statistics. Its ridiculous, state facts, not what you believe to be the truth, and then claim them to be Gods words.You're full of it, and you know it. I know you're not the only one that does it, so I'm sorry I had to make an example out of you. I just really wish people would stop listing scores off sites (particularly Metacritic) and claiming from them how superior their console of choice's line up of games are. Gamers should be able to realize the difference between a AAA title and an OK title not rely on some site to decide for them. And please someone help you if you truly believe that PS3 only has one AAA title.

And that Quahog, is what really grinds my gears.

etownone3595d ago

you talk about and then say:
"Why can't you just make up you're own opinion instead of depending on ONE site."

do you even know what is??? it takes the combined average from all the websites, magazines, etc and come up with an average total.

Thus the FACTS that the 360 has SIX exclusive AAA games and the PS3 only has ONE.

Its because of a websites like that warned many ps3 are the turd that is Lair.

It seems pointless stating the FACTS around here lately because this site is over run by sonyfans.

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plain rice3595d ago

Damn you got a pedobear to agree with you.

Stryfeno23595d ago


GTA5 will stay intact.

Rick Astley3595d ago

Not if they release it on 360. Blame the Xbox 360's last gen DVD player for GTA IV's bad graphics and choppy frame rate.

Stryfeno23595d ago

GTA5 wont be released for another 3 years (around 2011). The Xbox 720 will be around then. If anything, the PS3 will gimped GTA5.

Rick Astley3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

With a name like that, I don't even know why you bother posting anything at all. What a retard.

Sam Houser agrees by the way. Just goes to show you the true reason why GTA IV looked like utter horse shet.

Stryfeno23595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

You are an idiot...So do you still believe in PR talks? (FF13 PS3 exclusive...Yeah right) Do you think after all that money they made they will make GTA5 exclusive? Keep dreaming.

GTA5 wont be in the market anytime soon and please stop listening to fanboy rumors.

EDIT: Give me a link to his direct quotes saying GTA5 will be PS3 exclusive or STFU.

Rick Astley3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Sam Houser said it = Fanboy rumor? Are you calling him a fanboy? LMAO!

Grow a brain you moron. Vice City was released shortly after GTA 3 (the year after, to be more exact), it didn't take a few years.

But I guess you 360 fanboys know jackshit about anything because you're all new to this. Lol @ fake fans calling themselves "true fans".


Stryfeno23595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

And out of all those quotes where did he stated GT5 will be PS3 exclusive...Stop reading sh!t that is not there.

You my friend are an imbecile..He said

"One of the problems with the 360, and it affects games like Grand Theft Auto if you think about how much content we put in the actual machine, is the fact that they don't have a significantly larger storage medium than the previous systems. It's a slightly bigger DVD disc"

That doesn't mean it is an exclusive

Like I said before it will be for the 720, GTA5 is not even being develop yet anyway.

Vice City and San Andreas was more like an expansion...This is why we have GTA4 instead of GTA6.

Rick Astley3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

OH but evidence is already there. If you don't see it it's because you simply don't want to. It's ok though. You can go cry in your corner now.

Vice City and San Andreas were expansion packs? They were completely different games and they were both bigger than GTA IV. That stupid comment just showed me how damned retarded you really are.

mohib-uddin79865323595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

N A S I M its allah hu ahkbar. u got it wrong and you have a fake account

you are an insult to islam and i am taking away your bubbles

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thekingofMA3595d ago

isn't the number after a GTA the number engine that is uses?

no i won't look for links but i believe i'm correct (feel free to correct me if i'm not)

so games like San Andreas and Vice City are indeed expansions of GTA III (in a way, as they weren't the first games to use the engine)

Rick Astley: so in a way, you're wrong. GTA V is probably not being worked on right now. that won't be until the next improvement on the engine, probably not until next gen. besides the IV DLC, there's probably a SA/VC type "expansion" in the works

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Statix3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

This is great, great news for the industry. Some gamers have no idea how much of a disaster it would have been, particularly in the sports arena, were EA have been able to buy out Take Two.

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