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[PSLS] Take-Two Buyout by Activision May Be Just Around The Corner

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An acquisition of Take-Two would have huge ramifications for Activision, with the publisher not only owning Rockstar, the developers behind the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series and Red Dead Redemption, but also 2K Games, the publishers behind everything from BioShock to the long line of 2K Sports titles. A buyout by Activision would mean a killer AAA-list of titles for the company, thus rendering a “code red†for competing publishers.
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Just gonna copy/paste what I saw on /v/:

Kotick will be free to do as he pleases with:
-Grand Theft Auto
-Bioshock
-Civilization
-2K Sports
-LA Noire
-Red Dead
-Mafia
-Max Payne
-Tropico
-Borderlands
-DOUK NOUKEM

In other news: Thirteen Evil Things Activision Hasn't Done Yet
Edited by npham858 - 2/11/11 at 1:32pm
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Repost.

http://www.overclock.net/rumors-unco...-take-two.html

And still a rumor. I hope it's not true though.
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Repost.

http://www.overclock.net/rumors-unco...-take-two.html

And still a rumor. I hope it's not true though.
Blah. At least it wasn't a complete repost since I have a different source. Merge please.
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i think gearbox still owns the borderlands ip.
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wasn't there something to do with T2 being bought by i think EA maybe 2/3 years back?
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Awesome! Bobby! Bobby! Bobby!
I do not see any huge changes, Take Two already does what Bobby does the only difference is that they keep a low profile.

But buyouts are almost always sad, not as sad as bankruptcy but close.
 
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
wasn't there something to do with T2 being bought by i think EA maybe 2/3 years back?
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. And I do believe it was indeed EA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take-Tw...lectronic_Arts

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If there is a God, please do not let Craptivision buy out 2K
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No! No! No!
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
wasn't there something to do with T2 being bought by i think EA maybe 2/3 years back?
Yeah it was mentioned in the link I sourced to:
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Take-Two did manage to withstand buyout attempts by Electronic Arts back in 2008, so even if the rumor is true, Activision may not be successful in their buyout. EA tried to take over the company with an estimated $2 billion bid – well over the share value, yet Take-Two resisted the acquisition. However, since 2008 billionaire investor Carl Icahn increasing his stake in the company, and apparently preparing them for a take over.
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