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Japanese online game company Nexon reportedly contacted Electronic Arts (EA) about making an offer, according to Bloomberg, citing a South Korean newspaper.

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Electronic Arts shares are trading higher Thursday morning on a report that apparently originated with a South Korean newspaper that said the Japanese game company Nexon has made a bid for EA.

The rumor has been passed along this morning via a Bloomberg video report, among other places.

Not a lot to go on here just yet, but EA shares are responding strongly to the rumor: the game maker’s shares have spiked $1.22, or 8.1%, to $16.23. The stock lately has been trading close to a 52-week low, as it continues to struggle through a transition to switch more of its business to digital distribution and away from the traditional shrink-wrapped console game market.

EA has a market cap of about $5 billion.


The future is dark.
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Destroying gaming complete.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/26/12 at 8:20am
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What would the Maplestory people do with it? lol
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thats a joke right?

he only good game Nexon has ever come out with was Vindictus, but even that got terribly boring...

the rest of there games tend to be horrible games, which dont play very well or are just lacking something.


the only Asian Free 2 Play with Micro transactions that ive liked mostly came from Aeria Games, that Eden Eternal game has some seriously innovative elements that make the game enjoyable and replayable.

Like u can Get Epic Gear, and when you out lvl it, instead of sellign o vendor, you store it in your Archive (which keeps stats as to how much of the game you have actually completed and collected all teh items) but the archive system is much more, it is Linked to your account!

Meaning, if you make an alt, and you want to use that gear you archived on your main, then you just remove it from the archive and wear it =)

put it back in when your done with it!

that makes it fun =)
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Id never heard of Nexon until now.
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Id never heard of Nexon until now.

they make free to play MMO's with micro transactions - they are the kind to make you shell out lots of money so that you cna look cool or be better than other players stat wise.,.
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God we could only hope Nexon buys EA.. its the lesser of two evils.
 
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Maplestory makes that much money?...I'm in the wrong job market.
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Nexon makes a lot of successful F2P games popular in Asia. It would be interesting to imagine what would happen to all of EA's IP.
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