Pachter - Rockstar May Split From Take Two

Wedbush Morgan analyst always seems like such a mundane title when dealing with the master of video game precognizance that is Michael Pachter. Speaking with Shacknews, the Pachtman puts forth the possibility that Rockstar Games founders Sam and Dan Houser could very well slip from under Take-Two Interactive's wing once their contracts come up in February 2009, much like Bungie jumped from Microsoft. It all comes down to money.

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BlackIceJoe3876d ago

I could see Sony go in to buy RockStar there was the rumors that Sony wanted to take RockStar under there wing. So this could be what the rumors were about. I am not sure if Sony would be the best company to buy R* but at least they would be better then EA.

Hydrollex3876d ago

I don't care. Take 2 GTFO Rockstar and fight with each other. Kill each other but don't hurt GTA series because I'll come there and punch yo in da face

ThisIsWaiting3876d ago

have to be one of the biggest f'n retards on this site.

ElementX3876d ago (Edited 3876d ago )

See my other comment I posted about him in another thread. I'm so sick of the urban crowd talking like retards with their "shut yo mouf", "yo" "diss", "dat", and all those stupid "zzzz" on the end of everything. Grow up children, decent companies will not hire you talking like that and wearing your pants falling off your fat McDonald's eating asses.

By "urban crowd" i mean every color, race, ethnicity, and everything. The hip hop crowd has got serious issues. Social delinquents are what they are.

solidt123876d ago (Edited 3876d ago )

Are you saying that just because you live in the City that you should not post on this website. You seem a little out of tune and maybe you shouldn't post on this site. Most American live in the City now and in case you forgot this is American and you can speak, and live however you want. So maybe you need to learn little bit about tolerance. As long as he or anyone isn't breaking any of the rules please keep your comments to yourself. People have the right to speak however they want. Now back to the Subject im tired of ripping this idiot who thinks that everyone who isn't like him has a problem. If Rockstar splits it could be a good thing for them because of the problems that Take Two have been experiencing, but I will wait and see what happens.

Korosuke3876d ago (Edited 3876d ago )

I can guess easily you don't like GTA San Andreas right ?

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socomnick3876d ago

If Rockstar were for sale im sure both sony and microsoft would be throwing money at them.

LeonSKennedy4Life3876d ago

Sorry to spoil it kids, but someone already has their deal in the works to purchase Rockstar. I won't say who it is...but it makes ME happy!

Dark_Overlord3876d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

EDIT: WTF I got disagrees for asking a question?

DrPirate3876d ago

Rockstar won't be as stupid to cut themselves off from their largest userbase.

But if it did happen, Damn, wouldn't that be a blow to Microsoft. It would possibly force MS to buy Ubisoft or something.

DRUDOG3876d ago

Why not? If they're guaranteed money that they would normally have to make off s/w sales than why not? Why do you assume their main "user base" is the 360? Cause Americans buy RStar? Don't forget that MS has been burned with their development purchases and might not have been a player. This is like a free agent in sports, if they are available, you have to sign them.


I think they should hit back really hard, and buy up Ubisoft Montreal once and for all!!!

Then they can make all their games that were always meant to be, for Xbox, PC & mobile phones only!!!!!!

Oh and bid up and buy Volition, the makers of Saints Row.

While we're at it, they should draw the sword and pay for 25% of the stock-shares in Square-Enix so Sakaguchi and friends can work together again now on......the Xbox!!!!!

I think buying out Volition & Ubisoft are the two major moves Microsoft should be moving on, if Sony does something desparate like buy up Rockstar and Konami.....

I really REALLY agree that all the Ubisoft games should have always been Xbox exclusive, 100% mate!

Take out the samurai swords and strike them through!!!!!!!!!!!!!


solidt123876d ago (Edited 3876d ago )

I disagree. The Fan base will go where ever Rockstar goes. The same reason I have a PS3 and 360. I love Gears of War, but every other game is either on both system our only on the Playstation brand that I must play(Metal Gear 4, FFXIII, SOCOM, Ratchet). If Sony buys them people will buy a PS3 to play there games plain and simple.

Now is a good time for Microsoft to start buying companies. Sony has the Advantage when it comes to Studios, but right now Microsoft has the User base. If they don't want to loose there user base they need to act now.

goldenxbox3876d ago

"but every other game is either on both system or only on the Playstation brand"

Wrong !!!!

You will never see

Alan Wake
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Ninja Gaiden 2
Perfect Dark 2
Too Human 1 or 2
Fable 2
Shred Nebula
Lost Odyssey
Dark Messiah
Infinite Undiscovery
Trigger Heart Exelica

or many others such as Universe at War on the Playstation !!!!

Some of the spinoffs will come !!

But no matter what, if actually true thats a blow to Microsoft !!!

And they will do some needed smart buyouts for sure !!!!

HarryEtTubMan3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

hahahaha but no one even knows what any of those are!!! Except Ninja GAIDEN which still isnt a Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy 13,Killzone 2, Little Big Plant, HYPED GAME!

PS3 is also getting 2 ROCKSTAR exclusives after GTA 4 and 4 NCSOFT EXCLUSIVES.
tHE 360 HAS RUN OUT OF BIG EXCLUSVIES. Its obvious haha.

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