"It seems EA have finally decided to stop trying to acquire Take 2, but have made it "seem" that it's because Take 2 isn't worth getting now . . ."
At least they get the idea now!
I know, it's finally over, but watch the talk on the net about it. "Take 2 should have taken EA's offer".... "Take 2 are crazy to turn down $US2 billion for the company". Yet earlier ppl were saying Take 2 should not accept. Strange eh.
GTA IV is released and the game sucked ! EA can buy take 2 now GTA is no more the top sandbox game
Bah EA's shameless way of getting rejected ultimately. And are spurned because of such. EA, "We can merge and give you a bunch of money." Take 2, "No thanks, we'll be fine on our own." EA, "Bah, you're not worth buying anyways." Sucks doesn't it when someone disagrees with your buyout offer. Maybe Take 2 feels they're better off not answering to a big company. Lord knows EA has a history of shutting down studios that produce games that don't perform up to their expectations. Looks like Take 2 is better off anyways.
The people outside cheering and applauding with glee. For the tyranny of EA has been ended and light LIGHT AT THE END OF THE dark dayssss. Anyways this is great news.
For once EA didn't get their own way. WHile I like the New-look EA, there are something it does that simply aren't kosher. I like how they basically discredit Take 2 in their comments, saying it has bad management and future plans, yet GTA:IV has sold a big fat 10 Million copies world wide . . .and they (Take 2) stood their ground in wanting their share holders getting a fair price, not a price lower than the market would offer. Good on you Take 2 . . .. I know Ubisoft have courted the idea of acquiring Take 2, and personally I would hope they did. As Ubi have a solid ethic around their developers and partners from day one. I know MS did make or was said to make an offer in June/July for Take 2, but after recent news, I doubt MS will be buying up any new Dev studios.
They wanted Take Two BEFORE GTAIV was released....now they don't care.
EA sucks, so good we need companies to compete anyway.
Yes and no. SInce the new CEO has taken over (ex Bioware CEO) at EA, there has been a distinct change in attitudes on game studio acquisition, for the better. They have set up EA Partners which is allowing the various dev studios to work with EA as their primary publisher, but also allow then dev to maintain any existing contractual agreements they may have prior to EA's acquisition. Something that other publishers would not normally allow. Yet on the negative side, there are still those within EA that want to run it like it was run before, heavy handed and all-powerful. So the two factions need to sort out their issues and work together to change the publics view of the New EA.
I think it's good news. But Take 2 outside of Rockstar and 2K is still on very shaky financial ground. As for EA, yeah they still suck on a lot of fronts but there's no doubt that their new corporate structure and evolving culture are starting to reap rewards. Their fresh IP outside of the yearly sporting franchises is incredibly varied and strong. Skate 2, Spore, Mirror's Edge, Bad Company, The Godfather 2, Fight Night 4 and the incredible looking Dead Space speak of greater things to come. Sure they've put their foot wrong a couple of times in recent years with a couple of titles that missed thier potential (Army of Two, Mercs 2) and some bad PR (DRM!!!) but with Pandemic, Bioware, Maxis and others yet to reveal their full lineups things from a gaming perspective are looking much better than back in the "we eat Bullfrogs for lunch" days.
Yay. No GTA 5 and 6 in 2009!
dumb move by EA all that money T2 could of brought in from their titles
EA was NOT offering Take 2's shareholder the market value on their shares. Take 2 were within their rights to turn it down, as it's worth more as a complete entity including Rockstar than the $26.00 (approx) they (EA) were offering Take 2 shareholder. $US2 billion might sound like a lot, but add a few more $'s to each share upping it to the value it should be, and you'd be looking at a sizable difference in the buy-out figure. I think Ubisoft might well be able to do the right thing with Take 2 actually, but now this is out of the way, that sort of stuff can be dealt with properly.
or at least acquire rockstar after their "lease" ends.
Long live 2K Sports!
I am tired to death of the problems in 2k5 branching into and 2k8. They left the same shiatty problems in their football games from 2005... The dbs/lbs/ss/fs wander all over the place when the other player aub/shifts receivers. My eyeballs wander too; as i wonder what the fvck 2K! The player sometimes lock up!!! Yes lock up!!! They get stuck looking at each other or stuck in one spot five to ten yards away from the offensive line of scrimmage. i had five player looking at each other five yards from the line of scrimmage.. i was out of time outs to redirect them shiat!! Please fix the camera angle in the next football game as well.. The camera angle was perfect in 2k5!! please change back. Please add more real plays and take out the same ole same plays. Yes ! you have about 4500 plays but 2250 are the same as the original plays with deferent formations. Give us more trick plays and different def/offensive plays in 2K 2010. i love their football games but i will be da$m!!! in he77 if i buy another game that has all of the same bullshiat errors as 25k /2k8 because of remembrance sake!! Please fix these problems!!! and the add to this great football franchise what all your fans want in your football game.
I have given EA too many chances from buying all the maddens and Nba lives, to games like Army of 2 and Mercs 2 and I can say that I wish the company would just be destroyed. I have spent so much money in hopes that maybe one day I might actually buy a game from them worth having, but they have failed in every front. Oh wait, Burnout was good, but thats the only good thing to come out of EA. Imagine if they aquired 2K? That would mark the end of sports gaming, with not only their bad servers, but unplayable and rushed out games. I mean, I understand they are in it to make money, but they are actually putting out these games that dont even work just so they can get the quick buck. Im telling you guys that we just need to stop buying from them. Maybe they will get the hint that we want games that are good and polished instead of these expensive cup holders weve been getting.
EA lost respect from me when they got the exclusive NFL license.
EA is sh1t, but deadspace looks cool. but they are just cutting the check.
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