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Prediction: At the end of 2012 EA will buy ZeniMax/Bethesda

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.
  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon

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  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    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.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Forum pvp: re ea and xl games
    Unfortunately ea would tell them
    Make it 2 factions
    Put in more instances
    Don't spend this money on the game spend it on some flashy intro videos
    Let's make ships cash shop items
  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ShakyMo

    Just thought of something really bad, ArenaNet! More plausible than bethseda.

    Please don't say that image

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  • ChromeBallzChromeBallz LeidenPosts: 287Member Uncommon

    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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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon

    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.

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  • BoatsmateBoatsmate Springfield, MOPosts: 208Member

    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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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    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.

     

    What if EA aquires NCSoft?

  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    Originally posted by Ceridith


    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.

     

    What if EA aquires NCSoft?

    I'd be more concerned about Hell having frozen over in that case.

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon

    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.

    Don't worry, ANet's Korean overlord NCSoft will keep them safe.

     

    What if EA aquires NCSoft?

    I'd be more concerned about Hell having frozen over in that case.

    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.

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  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,249Member Uncommon

    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...

    image  OK, 13 billion pounds... which will alter the Earth's solar orbit, bring us closer to the sun, and we'll all die.  image

  • IsaneIsane EnglandPosts: 2,629Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Alot

    I predict that by the end of the year average user activity on MMORPG.com is still pathetic.

    Thats generous :)

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  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member

    Not to imageyour thread..

     

    But I caught wind of Apple and Valve teaming up on a next generation console...

     

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    Sure, why not join the jackwagon parade, everyone else is.

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    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.

    Don't worry, ANet's Korean overlord NCSoft will keep them safe.

     

    What if EA aquires NCSoft?

    I'd be more concerned about Hell having frozen over in that case.

    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.

    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.

  • Crusix221Crusix221 Richmond, VAPosts: 100Member

    To OP:

    With what money?

  • UnlightUnlight Ottawa, ONPosts: 2,540Member

    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.

    Don't worry, ANet's Korean overlord NCSoft will keep them safe.

     

    What if EA aquires NCSoft?

    I'd be more concerned about Hell having frozen over in that case.

    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.

    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.

     

  • UnlightUnlight Ottawa, ONPosts: 2,540Member

    Originally posted by Opapanax

    Not to imageyour thread..

     

    But I caught wind of Apple and Valve teaming up on a next generation console...

    <broken image snipped>

    That was a repulsive image.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,036Member Uncommon

    I think the pricetag would be too high even for EA.  Now if zenimax goes public, I may jump on that.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    who sits on the board of  zenimax

    Robert A. Altman

    Chairman & CEO

    Ernest Del

    President

    Jerry Bruckheimer

    Jerry Bruckheimer Films

    Michael Dominguez

    Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners Inc.

    Leslie Moonves

    President & CEO, CBS Corporation

    Cal Ripken, Jr.

    President & CEO, Ripken Baseball, Inc.

    Harry E. Sloan

    Chairman, Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.

    Robert S. Trump

    President, 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.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    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.

    Don't worry, ANet's Korean overlord NCSoft will keep them safe.

     

    What if EA aquires NCSoft?

    I'd be more concerned about Hell having frozen over in that case.

    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.

    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.

     

    this looks interesting for DK fans a Dungeon Keeper / Dwarf Fortress hybrid.

    http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/a-game-of-dwarves

  • ABRaquelABRaquel Minneapolis, MNPosts: 541Member Uncommon

    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)

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,919Member Uncommon

    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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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,912Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Elikal

     

    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.

    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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