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Rupert Murdock & Gaming?

Murdoch eyes gaming as News Corp considers acquisitions on GameIndustry mongers some acquisition rumors surrounding Aussie media mogul Rupert Murdock:

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch may be about to make a move into the videogames industry, with the COO of his giant News Corporation group confirming that the company is seeking an acquisition in the sector.

Speaking at a US investment conference, Peter Chernin admitted that News Corp was "kicking the tires of pretty much all video games companies" - up to and including market leader Electronic Arts.

"We see [games] as a big business and would like to get into it," Chernin told the conference, according to a report in today's Financial Times.

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9. Re: Mozilla vulnerabilities identified Jan 14, 2005, 05:59 B M
 
We see [games] as a big business and would like to get into it  
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8. Re: Fox Games Jan 14, 2005, 05:30 Vinquus
 
Except as it's George instead of Duke, the game will be split into two sections. A turn-based wargame where you send out thousands of teenagers to get killed by the aliens instead of you, and a stealth-action game where the idea is for George to run from bar to bar, hiding from danger and getting wasted.

 
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7. Re: Fox Games Jan 14, 2005, 04:58 BicycleRepairMan
 
George Nukem Forever. Amazing idea! If Duke ever gets out, I'm gonna make a Dubya one-liner voice pack.

 
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6. Fox Games Jan 14, 2005, 04:39 theAntiELVIS
 
They're going to buy 3D Realms and finally release Duke Nukem Forever - except they will change the character of Duke to George W. Bush, and he will yell clever sayings like "bring it on!" as he mows-down terrorist aliens who may (or probably don't) have weapons of mass destruction.

-tAE-

 
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5. Re: Jan 14, 2005, 03:21 BeforeAndNotAgain
 
Buy EA, and then dissolve them in a year, scattering their employees all over News Corp.

A taste of their own medicine.

 
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4. Why not restart Fox Interactive Jan 14, 2005, 02:07 Proz
 
Oh wait, that already crash & burn once.. lets do it again!

 
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3. Re: No subject Jan 14, 2005, 00:39 Acleacius
 
"He should buy EA"

Agreed they both seem souless and greedy, perfect match.
Also with just doing repetitive sports titles, he could make the bottom dollar he seeks more than life itself and also leave other publishers that actually care about producing creative and inovative games, alone.

 
Its a sad day for America when people believe women, The Drumpf
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2. No subject Jan 14, 2005, 00:26 Silicon Avatar
 
He should buy EA. They can't get any crappier than they already are.

 
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1. No subject Jan 13, 2005, 23:38 JosephBlowski
 
Speaking at a US investment conference, Peter Chernin

World domination anyone? Wouldn't that make a great game?

 
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