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OnLive Layoff Rumors; Indie Weekend Giveaways

Mashable has rumors layoffs at OnLive amid a retraction of their original report that the cloud gaming service was shutting down today following a tweet by InExile's Brian Fargo to that effect (thanks nin). The story currently suggests the entire staff has been let go, though some may be rehired for the company's next phase. Mashable's official statement from OnLive on this is: "no comment on the news other than to say, the OnLive service is not shutting down." Kotaku notes that the OnLive Blog has word on a free indie game giveaway, to the extent you can own a game streamed from the cloud, saying they are offering SpaceChem and Space Pirates and Zombies (S.P.A.Z.) for free. Update: Gamasutra now says they can confirm that the entire OnLive staff was fired today.

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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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