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im lost, so did actually EA buy them out already? if so thats hella lame. im trying to keep up wiht current events
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im lost, so did actually EA buy them out already? if so thats hella lame. im trying to keep up wiht current events
No EA are trying to force a buy out. So that they can franchise the GTA series.

They are trying to give Take Two a reasonable offer because they are in a tight situation at the moment. So they are trying to give Take Two an offer of $2Billion, as it stands they are saying that is what the company is worth + what GTA IV revenue will bring. So technically Take Two won't lose out on the GTA IV profits.

However, i'm still unsure if this is a low ball offer as GTA IV could bring them a lot of revenue and so EA will make a profit off the game.

Or if EA are not going to make a profit off of GTA IV but if they get the franchise they will make a profit off the next release.

I don't think anyone knows the answer to that to be honest. But no, as it stands EA haven't taken over Take Two. And EA's tactics are still a bit misty.
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post #13 of 26
that what i thought, last time i heard EA got the finger. but this article made it sound like they did buy them out. I think Take two shouldn't give in. Doesnt matter if Take Two comes out ahead, and EA doesntt profit. Take Two should stand up against EA for being a bunch of "A" holes.
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post #14 of 26
But its EA, if they bought out Take-Two then we'd have GTA4 by the 15th, probably still with some minor bugs and missing a few things.


Oh and if they tried to push GTA4 to the holiday season there would be a few thousand molotov ****tails thrown at their headquarters.. The game has already been delayed too many times, and a 5 month delay just because would push gamers over the limit...
    
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I am not liking how this is looking.
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Ea want to force them to delay it means they can get the company cheaper they know soon as the new gta comes out the price probly doubles if not tripples.
The launch of GTA5 shouldn't affect the cost of acquiring Take Two. Most investors are well aware of the huge revenue from GTA5, based the success franchise that sold over 70 millions. The current stock price of Two Take already reflects the expectation of upcoming profit.
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The launch of GTA5 shouldn't affect the cost of acquiring Take Two. Most investors are well aware of the huge revenue from GTA5, based the success franchise that sold over 70 millions. The current stock price of Two Take already reflects the expectation of upcoming profit.
Ummm *GTAIV*?

neways if EA did take over, I bet GTA 5 will be out by Christmas.
    
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post #18 of 26
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lol yeah but who the hell would want GTA5 out by Christmas anyway?

its taken this long for Rockstar to make IV, sure EA is a much larger company, but they are useless, Rockstar put so much more passion and finesse into their favourite title. if it was up to EA to release GTA, we'd get a buggy, glitchy game with a total lack of support and the GTA franchise would (wait for it, hold back the tears) whither and die.
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EA = Bad for Liberty City, Vice, Las Venturas and San Fierro.

Los Santos, however...it's already in the tubes
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
Ea want to force them to delay it means they can get the company cheaper they know soon as the new gta comes out the price probly doubles if not tripples.
What fantasy stock market world do you live in?
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