Dennis McCauley thinks that Take Two's acquisition by EA is not good for gamers:
"Look, I'm no EA hater. And, unlike some gamers, I'm certain that they wouldn't dare tinker with the sacred cow of the deal, the GTA franchise. But what EA surely will do is consolidate its monopoly on sports games. And that means higher prices and fewer choices for gamers. And that means you lose. In fact, it was Wedbush-Morgan analyst Mike Pachter who told me that Take Two's sports games – not GTA – were driving the deal."