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58. Re: OnLive Layoff Rumors; Indie Weekend Giveaways Aug 18, 2012, 16:15 Beamer
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 18, 2012, 15:15:
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2012, 12:12:
EA only has value as EA. Its individual parts are worthless. OnLive has no individual parts, but it has a service that currently exists and was built via patents. That has value to someone as it's a physical thing. EA is simply an organization as strong as its people, who can leave at any given time.

The name EA isn't worth anything, the IP they have is what makes them worth money, and they have quite a bit of IP. EA churns through employees just as much as any other studio.

For once Beamer stop talking directly via your ass.

I didn't say the name had any value, I said the entity does. EA only has value as an organization.

I'm not talking out of my ass. What value does EA have?
1) They have a wide organization. They have plenty of developers, plenty of marketers, plenty of accountants, and most importantly have all these pieces balanced
2) They have real estate
3) They have IP

That's it. And likely in order. Stop talking about IP. What IP do you think they have that has value? And, for the love of fucking god, the rumors value them at $6 billion. Name the IP that you think adds up to $6 billion.

Stop overvaluing IP. Do you know what IP has value? Multi-channel IP. Something like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Spiderman, etc. Call of Duty, Halo, or whatever the hell EA has, does not have any broad value. No one will line up for Need for Speed or Dead Space.

Jesus, man, you say I'm talking out my ass when you have no fucking idea what companies value and why. Listen to someone that does. Or stop and think for two seconds about what EA does that another company may have interest in and why.
Hint: it's the ability to make, market and distribute games.
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