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Originally posted by ShakyMo Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
Don't worry, ANet's Korean overlord NCSoft will keep them safe.
Please don't say that
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Zenimax is in far too good a financial position, with EA getting into trouble on the other side.
A takeover won't happen, not this year, not for the next few years. At the moment, EA can't afford to buy Zenimax and even if they could, after all the recent hubbub Zenimax shareholders won't sell ;p
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While Zenimax (and bethesda) has a pretty good reputation and decent financial position, they've put out their share of flops too. EA on the other hand, I just don't see them trying to acquire Zenimax.. as honestly, there isn't anything strategically important they need right now from them.
A smaller developer would likely be the case here -- and honestly I'd see EA going after Mojang before Zenimax.
Rockstar isn't even on the map with the new GTA coming up, amongst others... they are looking at high profitability in just that alone.
EA would be looking to acquire something a bit more strategic... Zenimax seems like a gamble for the few IPs they hold - even if they are pretty well received.
I hope you are wrong on this one. I love Bethesda, my favorite developer. Can you imagine what Elder Scrolls would look like in EA's slimey hands? "EA announces that the new Elder Scrolls game will include 25 minutes of game time, and cost nine hundred dollars to purchase."
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Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by ShakyMo Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
What if EA aquires NCSoft?
Originally posted by GeezerGamer Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by ShakyMo Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
I'd be more concerned about Hell having frozen over in that case.
Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by GeezerGamer Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by ShakyMo Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
You know, I wonder what happens to all the sold and buried IPs EA has if EA crashes, like Ultima, Lands of Lore, C&C and so forth? Maybe they would fall into more capable hands?
Hm, so it would be in the crash we must place our hope.
Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by Robsolf Originally posted by Ceridith I predict that by the end of 2012, Activision-Blizzard and EA will merge into a super coporation, bent on tyranny and opression of the video game market. In response, Gaben will seek the aid of Zenimax, leading a rebellion against the evil empire, ultimately resulting in ActiBlizzEA's BattleOrigin.net from being destroyed after Gaben launches a proton torpedo into an unprotected exhaust port.
Either that, or, the United States of America will lose a collective total of 14 billion pounds, as EA's stock takes a nosedive, all due to us gaming nerds getting fed up and going outside for once.
Come on, let's be realistic here...
OK, 13 billion pounds... which will alter the Earth's solar orbit, bring us closer to the sun, and we'll all die.
Originally posted by Alot I predict that by the end of the year average user activity on MMORPG.com is still pathetic.
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Not to your thread..
But I caught wind of Apple and Valve teaming up on a next generation console...
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Sure, why not join the jackwagon parade, everyone else is.
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Originally posted by Elikal Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by GeezerGamer Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by ShakyMo Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
daoc, magic carpet, sim city, syndicate, populous, wing commander
lets hope they go bust, then someone who can do these games justice gets the license
p.s. ive worked out who ea will be buying - funcom i reckon - two ea guys on their board, swtor is a flop, they want a mmo.
With what money?
I'd love to see something like Dungeon Keeper freed from EA's tyranny and scooped up by a decent indie dev. If they chose to go the Kickstarter route, I have no doubt the funding would come pouring in.
Dungeon Keeper 3. My dream.
EA burn in hell.
Originally posted by Opapanax Not to your thread.. But I caught wind of Apple and Valve teaming up on a next generation console... <broken image snipped>
That was a repulsive image.
I think the pricetag would be too high even for EA. Now if zenimax goes public, I may jump on that.
who sits on the board of zenimax
Robert A. AltmanChairman & CEO
Jerry BruckheimerJerry Bruckheimer Films
Michael DominguezManaging Director, Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Leslie MoonvesPresident & CEO, CBS Corporation
Cal Ripken, Jr.President & CEO, Ripken Baseball, Inc.
Harry E. SloanChairman, Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.
Robert S. TrumpPresident, Trump Management, Inc.
big movers in the non gaming media world, do you really think they are going to let EA come and bully them.
Originally posted by Unlight Originally posted by Elikal Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by GeezerGamer Originally posted by Ceridith Originally posted by ShakyMo Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
this looks interesting for DK fans a Dungeon Keeper / Dwarf Fortress hybrid.
Originally posted by Elikal No, I have no knowledge whatsoever. Just a tinfoil hat and a crystal ball. I predict by the end of the year EA will have bought Bethesda. Remember when it happens you heard it from me first. ^^
Actually I wouldn't be surprised if they bought THQ instead. (although THQ doesn't really have unique IPs, it's mostly licensed work)
I couldn't stand to watch EA buy Bethesda Softworks. It's one of the few game companies I actually respect.
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Originally posted by Elikal
IF EA were to get themselves into that situation you could bet that they would sell off a few of their more profitable franchises.
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