When it comes to third parties, EA is one of the first ones to come to mind. While they may be in a struggle for first place with Activision, there's no doubt that they have plenty of weight to throw around. Every other day it seems like EA is buying out some other development company. Most recently added to their coral of developers are Pandemic and Bioware. Both are absolutely huge purchases, but the addition of Bioware will definitely help EA in one category that they were lacking in…RPGs. Buying out one of the many RPG developers in existence should help them in that area just a tad. It seems like EA will stop at nothing to become number one. The only question is, at what cost?