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Nexon!? *cringe*
Nexon has HORRIBLE customer support and terrible management. I can't believe people STILL feed money to that company after all their screw ups. It boggles my mind. If they can make bids for a huge publisher like EA.. then they sure as hell have the means to improve their god-awful customer service, among other things.
If Nexon were to acquire EA though.. Would it get better? I just don't know. Scary thought.

Only the US/EU management is poor really, and that's only a small fraction of their business overall. Hopefully if they do buy EA they'll use it as an opportunity to improve their Western-side and make it as stable, reliable and friendly as their main Asia-side. Hopefully they will start porting their better games into the western market, they have sooo many Asia-only games at the moment and my friends cba to learn Japanese....

Though I guess you don't need to put resources in making good products in America to make money. thumb.gif

It was a great business model for them if you see it purely from a investment to profit perspective. I guess I just don't value the US as anything other than a cashcow biggrin.gif
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Nexon to buy EA??? I could believe the other way around, but wow.

I play my fair share of MapleStory, so I am very familiar with that game. They've drained enough money from me AND friends I know who play the game. If this buyout does happen, I don't think it'll sink in for me. Just too weird.
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post #83 of 101
Would Nexon gut EA, make all their studios independent and put gaming back on it's proper path? Then, then I'd care.
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post #84 of 101
... what?

I have mixed thoughts of this. Maybe with EA under Nexon's wing the service quality can improve (i've played MapleStory for quite a while, but i rarely spend any money on microtransactions), but i can't really picture EA getting on Nexon's side. Way too different companies IMHO
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post #85 of 101
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Only the US/EU management is poor really, and that's only a small fraction of their business overall. Hopefully if they do buy EA they'll use it as an opportunity to improve their Western-side and make it as stable, reliable and friendly as their main Asia-side. Hopefully ....

I have played a couple of their games, and the one I only play from them now is Combat Arms.
Not only their customer support is terrible, their games are AS WELL because they are poorly made to suit hackers. Every single one of their games have hackers AFAIK.
Hopefully, hopefully, there is no reason to hope for Nexon to do anything that favors their customers. All they care about is making money in every small way possible. If they indeed manage to buy EA then like the op said: "the future is dark."
post #86 of 101
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I have played a couple of their games, and the one I only play from them now is Combat Arms.
Not only their customer support is terrible, their games are AS WELL because they are poorly made to suit hackers. Every single one of their games have hackers AFAIK.
Hopefully, hopefully, there is no reason to hope for Nexon to do anything that favors their customers. All they care about is making money in every small way possible. If they indeed manage to buy EA then like the op said: "the future is dark."

It wasnt always like. Looong time ago in a time far far away nexon in a brief window of time, nexons games were stable and had no hackers, even on combat arms until one faithful day after a routine maintenance, they broke it. The End.
post #87 of 101
but wait whats gonig to happen to the best slogan ever that EA stopped using in the early 2000's?

EA Games "Challenge Everything"
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Okay so I've been looking through some Google searches and " In the calendar year ended December 31, 2011 Nexon reported revenues of US$1.12 billion while EA is expected to report revenues of US$4.17 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. "

But I can't find any networth targets that check out with disclosed asset reports but I am doing this research on my iPhone while my insomnia is keeping me from sleeping.

But I truly think there was never a bid or was considered fleetingly at the most.

Ea would value themselves at around 6 -7 billion going by net worth estimates of a previous poster ( sale price is always higher than net worth)
NeXon does not have 7 bill lying around they would have to liquidate 90% of their own resources to buy ea.

Logically that is just a terribad buisness decision.
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Hmm... Didn't think Nexon was this big.
    
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Negative TIMES a negative = Positive
Negative PLUS negative = Negative
This has already been covered. wink.gif

The thing is market capitalization is the total value of the tradable shares of a publicly traded company. Outstanding shares can not be used to buy a company. You can give stock in your company as part of compensation in a deal but they will have to come up with the money. So again, where are they going to get the money?
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