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News Microsoft to buyout EA?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Can EA really be made worse by being bought by MS? I honestly doubt it, worst case scenario is they stop publishing crappy buggy badly supported PC games entirely, though i doubt it since it still a large earner.
     
  3. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Microsoft would then own.....a lot. An awful lot. Mythic, Bioware etc etc.
    A frightening thought.
     
  4. Dosvedagna

    Dosvedagna Justice!

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    Oh god, windows live on all the games EA churns out??

    *cries
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    GFWL plus EA's awful download manager combined? Sure mayhem.
     
  6. mi1ez

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    Who's looking to sell their EA stocks then?
     
  7. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    if that does happen, then nintendo and sony would be screwed

    games like dead space, mirrors edge, fifa, madden all being a xbox & pc exclusive...... thats just crazy
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    QFT. Two of the biggest culprits in the stupid destruction of easy PC gaming... Combined!

    Surely that's like moron{param}?
     
  9. Thedarkrage

    Thedarkrage Thats not a pic of me its my gf

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    If that happens say good bye to pc gaming cus we all know microsoft is just f**king the pc gaming market up in favor of its 360

    Where they can even make money charging you for a profile pic lol
     
  10. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    woah, who will develop the multiplatform games then?
     
  11. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Please, please, please, please tell me this would lead to the end of SecuROM (ie Malware) in games.
     
  12. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    really hope this doesnt come to fruition, this would be disasterous for the market
     
  13. tejas

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    PC gaming is finished if M$ buy EA.
     
  14. Xir

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    Who's the biggest then? Microsoft themselves? Or are we talking GAMES publisher-developer?
     
  15. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    I'm pretty sure it's ubisoft. scratch that, they're the third largest. It's actiblizzard.
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Maybe if they then bought the company behind SecuROM they could kill PC gaming in less than 1 year.

    ****, better not give them any ideas... :eeek::worried:
     
  17. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    although i may get abuse for this EA are getting a whole lot better recently
     
  18. rollo

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    Ea are biggest games publisher

    Ms Sony and nintendo publish very few games
     
  19. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    *Ahem* I think Activision-Blizzard might have something to say about that.
     
  20. TreeDude

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    MS still puts out PC games. I don't think this would hurt the PC game market. It would however hurt the Wii and PS3 badly. Does this mean EA sports games would end up exclusive to the 360? That is not good for anyone.
     
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