Considering the feds are not going to stop Vivendi (owners of Blizzard Entertainment) from buying Activision and merging it with their games division, I doubt that they will block this. Vivendi's Blizzard-Activision should be as big or larger than an EA that owns Take 2.I think this is where the FTC should step in and block EA from buying out or merging with any other companies.
Sounds like T2 doesn't want to give it up.Dear Strauss:
Thank you for your letter of February 15, 2008. While I appreciate its courteous tone and value our ongoing dialogue, I am disappointed that you have rejected Electronic Arts Inc.'s ("EA's") $25 per share cash offer to acquire Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. ("Take-Two") and declined to engage in the friendly negotiations we proposed.
Originally posted by: m0mentary
hypocrites, just recently they talked about wrongly destroying their old developers and now they want to buy another one? How about fixing one of the many development houses they already have.
fixedOur all-cash proposal is a unique opportunity for Take-Two shareholders to realize immediate value at a substantial premium, while creating long-term value for EA shareholders. Take-Two's game designers would also benefit from EA's financial resources, stable, profit-focused management team, and strong global publishing capabilities.\ ... There can be no certainty that in the future EA or any other buyer would pay the same high premium we are offering today.
Naw, just that it ran on linux, mac, etc as well. They'd be 3/4 of the way there if the source engine had an OpenGL renderer.Originally posted by: Beev
Multiplatform how? Like have Steam on the 360/PS3? Or do you mean cross platform multiplayer? Where PC orange boxers could play with 360 orange boxers?
Ya, thats what they are saying on cnbc too. Pretty smart actually.Originally posted by: Modelworks
Well take2 is refusing the offer till after GTA is released.
Seems to me they are just putting it off till the release in the hope of higher stock prices.
Its not a 'We don't like EA', its a 'We want more money'.
I'm not sure Gabe would sell even if EA offered an assload of money.Originally posted by: Daverino
All I have to say is pray for Valve and Steam. Yes you may hate Steam, etc. etc. but it keeps Valve's coffers flush and is their firewall against EA at present.