Analyst: Big Media Buyouts Of Game Publishers? Not So Fast

Gamasutra: "The recession has brought with it plenty of increased buyout buzz, as weakened larger game companies seek smaller studios at low prices to help bolster their strategy.

For example, at 2007's end, Atari, EA, A2M and Codemasters were just a few of the existing game companies making smaller acquisitions.

But talk among analysts and finance media has widely suggested that major game publishers, many of which are now seeing much lower-than-usual share values, might themselves become the target of acquisitions."

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