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December 11, 2008 - EA spent much of 2008 pursuing an acquisition of Take-Two Interactive, but will EA become the hunted in 2009? That's the speculation that is flying after the "Heard on the Street" column in Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal speculated that the Walt Disney Company might be preparing to bid on EA.

The column comes after Disney CFO Tom Skaggs said a "strategic and attractive" purchase could be a possibility rather than developing more in-house games. Financial sites such as The Motley Fool jumped on the speculation. EA's stock is certainly low enough to be attractive; it closed on Thursday at $17, slightly above its 52-week low of $15.50. EA's 52-week high was $60.35. The company currently has a market capitalization of under $6 billion.

While there are certainly strategic aspects of the deal that would make sense (EA works closely with Disney's ESPN on many sports games), it does bring up interesting questions. Would there be a culture class between Disney and EA? Does Disney understand the videogame market? Would this spur other major conglomerates in a bidding war for EA? 2009 could be very interesting, indeed.
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Well that is quite an interesting topic! FLAME WAR ON! Disney DRM! Goofy in the sims? Disney's Battlefield: MAGIC KINGDOM!
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If this happens it will come with a hefty does of fail.
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Command and Conquer: Mickey Alert...

...part of me died typing that.
    
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NFS with Goofy... heck that might even work since I have hard time figuring how they could make it worse than it already is...
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Disney is much grittier these days, some shrewd businessmen, after the Official Walt left the stage.

Take a look at Pirates. Does not fit the normal Disney mold, does it. National Treasure, even Narnia to an extent.
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This could spell disaster for future Disney and EA games.......that is a shame.....
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Damn, didn't know Disney had that type of bankroll... Wow.
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Battlefield Heroes is starting to make sense.
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Battlefield Heroes is starting to make sense.
Yes
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Next protagonist in Dead Space = Donald Duck!
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