Yesterday Activision droped a lof of some big franchises, like True Crime and Guitar Hero. Today rumors says, that Activision is faced with the acquisition of Take-Two. It all make sense...
I don't think they will sell Take2. I mean they didn't sell it to EAGames ($2 Billion - offer). Plus Activision is a **nt with other studios (ex: Infinity).
stop activision now! http://www.petitionspot.com... Sign it people
Everyone sign it!!!!
yah like that is going to change anything
....meh, if it helped get Futurama back on the air, what the hell.
@ Captain Its better than doing nothing!
i find this dumb last that i heard activision didnt cancel true crimes they just out it on hold
lol I really doubt Activision gives a damn if thousand people sign a petition against them when millions of people vote with their cash and buy call of duty
Doing nothing is exactly what you are doing if you sign that. "....meh, if it helped get Futurama back on the air, what the hell. " Yes convincing a company to bring back a popular product they own is the exact same thing as convincing a company not to buy something that could potentially make them billions.....
Well I sure hope this doesn't happen. If Activision buys Take Two, say goodbye to games like Borderlands, Agent and The Darkness.
Pffft. You might as well sign a petition against asteroid strikes or antibiotic resistant tuberculosis.
Take2 Zenimax Activision/Blizzard EA Valve and some others are the big time players with Valve being private while the others are public. I just don't see a sale cause Take2 like Valve is pushing the innovation while Activision and EA are relying on "what is selling right now"
Sony should buy R* studios to save the GTA Ip's Others like 2k sports, bioshock ...etc i don't care.
Go die Bobby -Everyone
funny thing is Bobby knows people will pay for GTA. Activision is made of mega bucks but if Take 2 would sell is up to them. They might see going on their team as a good thing
DON'T BUY TAKE2 PLEASE!
omg ur begging to stop! but i dont think activision is not looking at n4g so he cant see this or hear u
We have to try.
I hope this isn't true. Anything that might benefit the Kotick is bad in my book.
doesnt make any snse activision kills franchises
No, PLEASE LEAVE TAKE 2 ALONE...last thing we need is Activision driving another developer and franchise into the ground.
Hey, you know that Egyptian president that finally stepped down after pressure from the people? Reckon we could do that with Kotick? XD
WELL YES WE could but not by commenting on n4g or protesting in front of buildings but instead by boycotting. if only 500,000 ppl buy the next cod how do u think activision would handle that i mean think theyre spending several mills to insure the success of it and if theey barely make a profit theyre screwed
Take2 IPs would die under Activision.
Article lost me from the jump with the horrible grammatical errors. Once you kick off your first 2 sentences with nonsense, everything you say afterwards is retarded. BTW, Activision doesn't have enough money to buy Take2
It seems like Activision's true plans are to just destroy the video game industry altogether. Guitar Hero - dead! Call Of Duty - on the verge! Now they're looking at killing BioShock, Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.
Original source off this news: http://n4g.com/news/698571/... MCVUK.com
Hopefully taking over a rival publisher doesn't mean Activision gets its hands on all of the IP's. Activision touching any franchise seems to be its death knell these days. They've taken some really great IP's and have completely run them in ground with their smash and grab business model that milks great ideas dry and tosses them aside. For a long time I didn't want to believe it, but with Activision shuttering so many studios this week I've come to realize the truth. Pitfall Harry deserves a better legacy.
That is kotick's goal all along, he wants to end gaming itself.
Haha, that sounded like a line from Final Fantasy. To stop Kotick, he must become Kotick. FFXIII-2 right there
aw man not yearly gta releases :( stupid activsion just die!!!
I Will Kill Bobby Myself If He Buys TakeTwo, Say Hello To Yearly Releases Of Gta, Max Payne, Manhunt, Bully & 20 Dollar DLC
this article should have gone to the spell check and all the other stops before being published.
Dear god no!
One idiotic report from a guy that doesnt have spell check and you're already gossiping like a bunch of b*tches. Activision doesn't have the capitol to buy Take2 and secondly, they wouldn't dump all their money into one company like most of you dummies would when trying to purchase a game console or used car. No one else is even trying to run a story like this because it's fiction and some fool trying to create internet buzz.
Dont sign the petition, instead, save yourself many hundreds of dollars by not buying ANY future COD games. There are many alternatives to COD, so buy them instead, and 90% of Activisions collataral is gone, Bobby Kotick get his arse publicly fired, & just like EA copped a flogging by being complacent & smartarses because they owned lots of great IP's, & a couple of there biggest like MOH, Fifa, and others started suddenly getting flogged by the competition. EA regrouped & started letting there developers use some creativity, inagination & such, then the Fifa's outgrew the ISS's, & also started coming out with some awesome new, original ideas & IP's, like Dead Space, Mirrors Edge, etc. Activision need a kick up the arse, and it's gonna happen...............eventuall y....but now is a better time than any. If we can resist the temptation of falling for the hyperbole crap, & blatant overscoring of there top selling shooter title, then that will force them to take notice. Money talks, bullshit walks has never been so true. All these arsewipe, supposed reviewers that are scoring the awesome Killzone 3 down because it's single player campaign is only 5hrs long, are scoring COD:MW, COD:MW2, COD:WAW, COD:BO's, middle to high 9's & 10's for doing the exact same thing as Killzone 3, only they done it with worse graphics & sound. I spit on joke IGN reviewer that score Killzone 3 a 8.5, but has scored the overhyped COD series 9-10's & hardly mentioned a shred of info about the short campaigns. I bought Black Ops, but will refrain from buying any more of this over milked series. But I don't believe other gamers will do the same. I also have never, & will never buy any COD d/lble content, as it is a rip off & a joke & should be given as a freebie in compensation for problems this series always has from launch.
I'm going to be seriously gutted if Activision buys out Take-Two.They're going to run GTA,Bioshock and other franchises to the ground.This is really really horrible news.
"It would all makes sense" - Makes alot of sense to me too ¬_¬
You fanboys are pathetic. Who care who owns what. You act as if people are going to stop GTA games or something. If it was announces tomorrow that M$ bought Take Two then all of you ps3 fanboys would just say that GTA, Borderlands, etc were never good games to begin with. Geez they turned a 3rd rate franchise like COD into a huge money maker. They took a gamble with Guitar Hero (RIP). Most of you guys are a bunch of idiots who don't know how the business world works. You don't become successful by making bad games. If they are in a position to buy another company then they must be doing something right. Somebody must be buying their product. You Ps3 fanboys think that graphics, metacritic, exclusives and critical acclaim pay the bills but they don't. YOU GOT TO ACTUALLY SELL GAMES AND ACTIVISION HAS PROVEN THAT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE THEIR PRODUCT BUT YOU CAN'T DENY THAT THE MONEY IS ROLLING IN. MONEY=SELLS=SUCCESS!!! IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT DON'T BUY IT. GO PLAY YOUR SONY EXCLUSIVES THAT YOU LOVE SO MUCH!!! Just saying..................
@Father Murder X, Wow.... I guess they just let anyone on the internet these days. It isn't fanboys who hate Activision, it's EVERYONE who cares about great games. Look at what Activision did to Infinity Ward, True Crime, Guitar Hero etc. Satan, I mean Kotick, has even said he wants to raise the price of games. You talk about success, but monetary success isn't why people make games. There are far more lucrative opportunities in other industries. Gaming isn't about milking franchises and killing studios, it's about fun. Take 2 understands this (Read Dead Redemption 7 years in development). Activision does not. (18 Guitar Heroes last year /s)
You talk as if you are getting some of that money Activision making. Activision is only making money from COD. It won't be long before the COD hype die and sales decline like the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero games did. Do you really want a GTA every year? I guess so becuz 360 have no games for you to play so I understand.
I have both systems and dozens of games for each. FYI. Just play the games and let the business side handle itself. If the games aren't fun then they won't sell. No one is forcing anyone to buy Call Of Duty. Apparenty its a fun game. I have not purchased a COD since the original Modern Warfare but all of my friends have it on both systems. I don't think a game that comes out every year can offer much for my money so guess what fellas I didn't buy it. But apparently 12+ million people don't feel the same way I do. See how simply that was!! If I want GTA every year I will buy GTA every year. If I don't want GTA every year then I won't buy GTA every year. There are other companies and other games out there fellas. If Activision wants to destroy franchises then let them. Someone else will get my money.
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