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EA/Take-Two Follow-ups

Here's some of the inevitable more on EA's efforts at acquiring Take-Two Interactive (story). EA has launched a new website dedicated to the proposed deal, and MCV reports that Take-Two's pre-market stock valuation jumped around 47% this morning on the news of EA's $2 billion bid. Meanwhile, EA: We waited until GTA IV was complete before making $2bn move and Take-Two willing to negotiate with EA after GTA IV release discuss the timing of the move as it relates to Take-Two's marquee franchise. Sports games alone justify EA's Take-Two offer, says Pachter has some analysis from an analyst, and GameSpot offers more from Pachter, who puts his .300 batting average (story) on the line by predicting the move will happen whether Take-Two likes it or not. Meanwhile, GameSpot and Gamasutra each have Q&As on the offer with EA CEO John Riccitiello.

22. Re: No subject Feb 25, 2008, 19:46 Yosemite Sam
It makes sense that EA would want GTA

I am thinking 2K sports, were a driving force behind this, it gives EA a monopoly on sports games. No doubt GTA is a huge bonus too.

and what big franchises does THQ own or have exclusive rights to that EA would want?

WWE(get a clean sweep on sports), Stalker, CoH, Warhammer, Juiced(kill competition for NFS)and also get MX, Moto and NHRA in the deal... Conan, Supreme Commander, Destroy all humans...

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