BREAKING: It’s Over… EA Gives Up on Take-Two Acquisition

It’s official – Grand Theft Auto V will not be released under the Electronic Arts brand.

EA has just issued a press release announcing that it has decided not to continue its lengthy pursuit of Take-Two Interactive.

The two sides have been talking, but those negotiations appear to have broken down. At this point it’s unclear what made EA decide to give up its nearly seven-month long bid to acquire T2. From the EA release:

Electronic Arts… today announced that while EA continues to have a high regard for Take-Two’s creative teams and products, after careful consideration, including a management presentation and review of other due diligence materials provided by Take-Two… EA has decided not to make a proposal to acquire Take-Two and has terminated discussions with Take-Two.

EA CEO John Riccitiello (right) commented:

EA is tracking toward a record breaking year. We’re launching 15 new games including award-winners like SPORE, Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge, great new titles from the Sims, new family titles with Hasbro, and the highest quality slate of EA SPORTS titles on this generation of consoles. We’re also expanding beyond our core business with a series of direct-to-consumer launches including Warhammer Online.
 

UPDATE: Take-Two has issued a press release of its own, with chairman Strauss Zelnick (left) saying:

We remain focused on creating value for our stockholders and our consumers. This has been our goal since EA launched its conditional and unsolicited bid six months ago, a bid which was repeatedly rejected by our stockholders. As part of that commitment, we remain actively engaged in discussions with other parties in the context of our formal process to consider strategic alternatives. We’re especially proud of the success we’ve enjoyed over the past eighteen months and we remain confident in our ability to generate value for stockholders.

GP: Expect T2 stock to take a big hit when the markets open in the morning. TTWO closed at 21.65 on Friday amid expectations that an EA-T2 deal would get done somewhere north of the 25.74 tender price that EA offered earlier. Prior to EA’s expression of interest, T2 had been trading in the 17 range. With EA now out of the picture, T2 shares will likely be heading south.

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  1. 0
    C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    personally, i’m fascinated by JT’s stupidity, everyone else hates him, i mean he’s going to be an old joke soon after he gets the big D-I-S-B-A-R-R-E-M-E-N-T… and on another note, i feel bad for JT’s kid, the ridcule he must under go…

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it!

  2. 0
    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Agreed. He’s fake.

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Actually, Dave, I was second-guessing his rant.

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    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Then maybe you can explain why the trailer part I like in had NEVER had a single murder.

     

    Also, my caps lock is almosy always off. It’s called emphasis. Pick up a dictionary once in a while. Or maybe, you know, read at all, as I have seeen plenty of instance when all caps were used to signify emphasis on a word.

  5. 0
    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Wow, Mr. Thompson. One attack. In over TWO YEARS.

    You promised an ‘epidemic.’ One attack in that span of time an epidemic does not make. It makes a single crazy kid who was pushed too far.

    David "DavCube" Gagnon, Sane Human Being, and You’re Not

  6. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Dude, fuck off. Too many arguements have been wasted on you, so let’s just leave it at that.

     

    -Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007) Just to name a few…

  7. 0
    DarkTetsuya says:

    If that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is…

    And I’d make a comment about his own porn filing, but I don’t wanna risk getting my comment flagged 😛

    — "Jack and listen are two words that don’t go together…just like Jack and sanity, Jack and truth, Jack and proof, Jack and win…" — sortableturnip | http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/

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    HarmlessBunny says:

    Jack first of all…learn grammar. I think majority of it can be relearned if you take Grade 1-5 again. Now as for Strauss Zelnick being on a sex offender registry, well I am drawing a blank there. Last I recall he has committed no sex crimes. Oh you mean releaseing GTA series. So non-graphic implied sex scenes bothers you? (Personally then don’t recommend watching a lot of T.V and Movies.) Violence against people and even law-enforcers? (Once again, I don’t recommend TV or movies.)

    Now Jack, making inflammatory comments like that…didn’t that get you into a lot of trouble? Jack, I recommend learning to being (I know this is a reach, but bare with me) a good Christian. I know this is a foreign concept however an old saying goes; "You’ll attract more flies with honey than vinegar." Jack, you are not a hero…you barely qualify as rock moss. Now that you are losing your license, practice being a good human being and a good father. It will do you good, and might even redeem some of the poor opinions people have on you.

    Sprouting lies and hateful commends burned you once, and they’ll continue. I know you’ll end up ignoring this like all other good advice others have tried to give you. However Jack, you did lose your morality while your determination (I call zealotry and blind ambition) sunk your ship even more so. I pity you. I truly pity you.

  9. 0
    Kincyr says:

    Stanford says otherwise. A lower per capita crime rate and historically high availability of pornography in many developed European countries (e.g. Netherlands, Sweden) has led researchers to conclude that there is an inverse relationship between the two, such that an increased availability of pornography in a society equates to a decrease in sexual crime.

    Looks like Zelnick will be lowering crimes.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  10. 0
    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Ok then, link us to the news article.

    Details Thompson

    ANd again, our REAL American heroes are half a planet away fighting and dying to protect our freedsom while YOU work to overturn their efforts as well as pissing on the graves of those who have lost their lives already.

  11. 0
    zzzzzzzzz says:

    Quite on the Contray Kurisu,We recenlty had a school stabbing one month ago,And i believe bully is to blame, And the NIU shootings was caused by prepatrators like Rockstar and the remaining industry itself, along with Valve and Counterstrike.   Jack Thompson, American Hero

  12. 0
    jjjjjjj says:

    And that means crimes and murder rates will be increasing tenfold thanks to both EA,And take-two, I hope a pervert,Porn salesman,criminal and jerk like Mr.Zelnick is happy for what he’s done.

    Jack Thompson

  13. 0
    Tarosan says:

    However Jackie Boy I can read the hidden message in this and it looks like you HAVE been disbarred… how does it feel to be kicked off your high horse?

    When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

  14. 0
    Anonymous says:

    "real american hero"? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Let’s compare you to a couple REAL american heroes shall we?

    Martin Luther King Jr: Fought and won civil rights and equality for african americans and was assassinated for it

    Thomas Jefferson: Helped write the declaration of independence and the constitution, providing the basis of today’s American Society

    Audie Leon Murphy:  Most decorated soldier of WWII, performed several heroic deeds including but not limited to: Single-handedly defending an encampment with a mounted 50 cal. machine gun, singlehandedly wiping out a machine gun nest, the list goes on

    now, we add you to the equation Mr. Thompson…

    John Bruce Thompson:  Lawyer who uses unlawful tactics to attempt to censor media, in flagrant disregard for the first amendment, and is now about to lose his job for it

    DOES NOT COMPUTE!! SQUAWWWK

  15. 0
    hayabusa75 says:

    What morality?  You, who pull out all the stops to smear and discredit those who disagree with you?  You, who tried to work both sides of the fence in the Devin Moore case to push your agenda?  You, who abandoned your politician buddies when YOUR idiotic bills failed to pass constitutional muster?  You don’t know the meaning of the word, Jack.

    And who exactly are you a hero to?  Those imbeciles who gave you that award in Utah?  What a joke. Hell, ‘ol Stinger doesn’t even want to admit who his dad is, and you don’t seem to care.  Some "hero".

    By the way, the rest of your post made about as much sense as your defensive strategy against the Florida Bar, but then again you’ve repeatedly shown the inability to think and type simultaneously, so I guess I shouldn’t be shocked.

    "There is no sin except stupidity." – Oscar Wilde

  16. 0
    Magic Taco says:

    I dont see whats the use of typing witty comebacks and truthful defenses against a troll and "douchebag" like jack thompson,It’s not like he pays attention to the ownage you guys gives him, He just logs off then goes to masturbate,I assume.

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    rrrrrr says:

    I’ll always be a real american, And please Fix your caps lock you dolts, And the crusade for good will never die when you have the video game’s big business industry minoins, like EA,Take-two,Rockstar and last but not least, The pervert known as Mr.Zelnick.

  18. 0
    Anonymous says:

    JT, you realise Strauss Zelnick still has a job (and will for a very long time now that the EA/TTWO deal fell through)  yet in a few days, you’ll be losing yours, who’s the real loser here?

  19. 0
    jjjjjjjj says:

    Nice false comeback kurisu, please turn your caps lock off when you type real, you dolt,And yes heroes never die the only thing im taking away from real aemrica is death,crime and senseless destruction caused by the personal minions of the video game industry,That would be EA,Rockstar and Take-two.

    The NSA called, They said Kurisu will be arrested tommarrow.

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    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Also, the REAL American heroes are half ap lanet away fighting to protect our freedoms, freedoms that suit wearing jerks like you are working ot have removed.

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    hayabusa75 says:

    "The guy is a jerk, a pornographer, and now a loser."

    That describes you to a T, Jack.  Except for the word "now", that is.

    "There is no sin except stupidity." – Oscar Wilde

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    jjjjjj says:

    But i never lost my morality and determination did we? Mr.Zerodash, the florida bar just lost a moral real american hero,And it’s not like a monster and pervert like Mr.Zelnick to get all so happy about the victory/loss,If only he was on the sex offender registery.  Jack Thompson.

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    Zerodash. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Well, lets just see who else tries to buy/merge TT.  Activision has been on a feeding frenzy as well. 

     

    As for our buddy JT- it’s quite amusing for someone losing his job because he is an asshole to call anyone a "loser".  Mr. Zelenik still has his job.

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    Karsten ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Yes !!! Thank you :)

    I had hoped this would be the outcome; I wouldn’t have wanted Take Two to be swallowed by EA, the giant steamrolling machine that it is. Bad for business, bad for gamers everywhere.

    On a related note I do believe there is something totally wrong with the market when a rumour of a merger would drive stock up and when the merger don’t happen would drive it down again.

     

     

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    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    On another note….

    YESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a victory not only for Take Two ,but for all of their customers and eomployees as well. EA would have doen nothing but bring them down.

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    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Thank god…

    -Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007) Just to name a few…

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    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Your optimism is astounding, even if it is completely misguided.

    Ever consider Mr Zelnick didn’t want to buy out and knows EA’s track record well enough?

    Even so, if it did happen all that would occur is you would start harassing EA.

    Take Two isn’t going anywhere, deal with it.

  28. 0
    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Urm… could you possibly consider that Zelnick never WANTED to get bought out in the first place? They’re making plenty of money as it is making games i personally don’t care for so much anyway.

    Where are you quoting these things like ‘marketing genius?’ You’re the only one really known for being a jerk here. (If you ARE the real Jack that is.)

  29. 0
    qq says:

    This is a crushing repudiation of Strauss Zelnick and his alleged "marketing genius" that has not quite worked out at Take-Two.  Gee, what a shame.  The guy is a jerk, a pornographer, and now a loser.  Jack Thompson

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Cue Jack Thompson Rant in 3… 2… 1… Now.

    And now for something completely different.

    To quote Cell just before he got Falcon Punched… "OH, SHIT!!!"

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    Anonymous says:



    "real American hero"? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Let’s compare you to a couple REAL American heroes shall we?

    Martin Luther King Jr: Fought and won civil rights and equality for African Americans and was assassinated for it

    Thomas Jefferson: Helped write the declaration of independence and the constitution, providing the basis of today’s American Society

    Audie Leon Murphy:  Most decorated soldier of WWII, performed several heroic deeds including but not limited to: Single-handedly defending an encampment with a mounted 50 cal. machine gun, singlehandedly wiping out a machine gun nest, the list goes on

    Now, we add you to the equation Mr. Thompson…

    John Bruce Thompson:  Lawyer who uses unlawful tactics to attempt to censor media, in flagrant disregard for the first amendment, and is now about to lose his job for it

    DOES NOT COMPUTE!! SQUAWWWK

  32. 0
    Nekojin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I really think that Fake Thompson should apply for the Evil League of Evil. I mean, they’ve already accepted Fake Thomas Jefferson, and everyone knows that HE’S fake, since the original has been dead for ewll over a century. But on the flip side, Fake Thompson isn’t so much evil, as just stupid, and I think Bad Horse sets his standards a little higher.

  33. 0
    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mr. Thompson, it’s because you’re an adult. You should act like one. It’s not that hard of a concept.

    Then again, you think the FBI and the President are after you, so i suppose you still have the mind of a child.

    But you don’t really sound like the real Thompson anyway, just benefitting from his nonsense names.

  34. 0
    jjjjj says:

    Yeah,That im happy fighting the devils known as the video game industry to get my job back,And GP wont never get rid of me,Even if you try updating this website,I’ll always get by,I find making dolts and psuedo-intellects like GP and its lower-part of the american food chain called "nerds" angry.

    Oh,I dont see why you insult my typing style when its just the same as everybody elses,I dont see why people like you need to spend more time praticing on microsoft word.  Jack Thompson,Freedom of the people

  35. 0
    Brendan says:

    So what happened with Jack anyway?

    I’ve been trying to find out for days!!! Wasn’t his trial meant to have been scheduled for the 8th?

    I’ve yet to hear ANYTHING about this…I’ve scoured google and all kinds of sites, I’ve emailed numerous people…

     

    Does anybody know what happened yet?

  36. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Jack, the more you shit through your mouth like this, the more you convince us that you’re actually the reincarnation of similarly braindead (now just plain dead) ambulance chaser and psychotic conspiracy theorist, Francic E Dec; http://www.bentoandstarchky.com/dec/rants.htm

    His fight against the "Gangster Communist Computer God" made just as little sense as your utterly retarded belief that video games caused the Pearl Harbor bombings and the Civil War.

  37. 0
    Anonymous ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Good for TTwo, they didnt need the bull EA is throwing out lately.  EA will come back later, or will try to buy them out more stealthily like they been doing to Ubisoft.

    I love how EA takes this change to announce new games, which GP should NOT, I repeat NOTTTT be including in any article that has to do with EA.  If they are acting like asses to their consumers how they are, don’t give them free publicity for their games, especially out of their mouths.

    I love how EA is acting like they nonchalantly decided to not buy out TTwo instead of TTwo saying screw you to EA, and EA just giving up because they know educated gamers, and people in the industry, have little to no respect for them.  They may respect people like Will Wright, but not EA itself, and their executive members.

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    Majestic_12_x ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "And GP wont never get rid of me"

    Yeah, that’s almost Wikiquote worthy.

    In case you still trying to get the imprint of that ambulance bumper off your face, that’s called a double negative Jack. Face it Jack, you’re legal conundrum with the Florida Bar has left you IRRELEVANT. You’re chalking up these imaginary victories based on a preliminary (and flawed) opinion. The difference between now and two years ago is that almost everyone is now in on the joke, and you’re the punchline.

  39. 0
    Blind Guy With A Gun ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Seriously do people have an itch to mention Jack Thompson in every article when it’s not even talking about him in the first place? Crawl out of the basement and get some fresh air. I can understand what he’s done in the past, but stop giving the guy attention; give the attention whores nothing to feed.

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    Erik ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What he has done in the past is fail.  And fail in humourous ways.  I don’t think you understand that we don’t fear him.  Quite the opposite, we mention him in the hopes he will show up and give us something to laugh at.

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Agreed. We summon him "f0r t3h 1u1z"

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Gonna beat the /b/tards to the FALCON PUNCH and cite Rule 8 before they can cite Rules 1 and 2.

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  43. 0
    Nekojin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If you’re really planning on adding quotes like that to the Wiki entry, make sure you’re quoting the genuine article, and not some trolling imitator… I don’t believe that the real JT posted in this thread at all.

  44. 0
    Nekojin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    After reading through ALL of the posts, it seems that there are multiple fake Thompsons (different actual people, that is, not just various posting names). Please go ahead and force registration/signatures to keep the trolling to a minimum.

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    Leet Gamer Jargon (haven't logged in) says:

    Cool; thanks for telling us. BTW, I’m not too sure about the "no anonymous posting" thing: I’ve posted anonymously numerous times (not under false names; just "Anonymous") and did so before joining. It kinda helped me with my "stolen indentity" phobia.

    But it’s not really up to me: it’s Dennis’s decision.

  46. 0
    C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    one thing about that GP, is that if you do require people to register and it’s due to trolls like a fake JT that live’s in their parents’ basement, well i can only imagine if people knew where the troll lived, they beat the blue f#$! out of poor shmuck, who probably never got laid /:) </dumb joke>

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it!

  47. 0
    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Well, that’ll end my posting days, as I can’t register, as when I try, ti says I did already, and it won’t send me my info, especially since I changed my email.

  48. 0
    cppcrusader says:

    Odd, looks like the site ate my comment.

    Anyway, I hope you do require registration for commenting.  The annonymous posting has been nothing more than a pain in the ass.

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    Chuma says:

    That doesn’t stop any other random troll from doing the same.  You will notice that he cannot spell and he capitalises every word entered after a comma.  Jack has NEVER done this and whilst people like to raise him to rank of idiot, his multiple court filings show that he is mostly competent when it comes to grammar and spelling.

    Personally I think this is an OBVIOUS fake.

  50. 0
    jkdjr25 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Avengin? As in vengance JT? As in "Vengence is Mine, thus sayeth the Lord." Isn’t that a tad bit presumptuous of you to be speaking for God like that?

  51. 0
    Gabriel Celesta says:

    WE’RE a waste of tax dollars?

    According to that guy who drafted that one Louisiana video game bill and kept saying it was constitutional?

    So who’s the waste of tax dollars NOW?

  52. 0
    HarmlessBunny says:

    We lack in comebacks and happen to be crude? Now now Jack, this would be a ‘pot calling the kettle black’ case once more. You do have a lot of those. Now Jack, once again…time to re-learn your grammar back in grade school. You are avenging no one. You are not acting as a faithful christian. You acted as a spoiled brat, who wanted a big fight and started many. Guess what happened? You got burnt in the end. Learn your lesson, Jack…it might do you some good.

    Calling people Nazi’s and perverts usually just get you into more trouble than you already are.

  53. 0
    Canary Wundaboy says:

    "Avenging"?

    By….what….making money from their grieving parents? Jack, you’re a broken record and you should be far more worried about how you intend to sustain that cosy little fundamentalist Christian lifestyle when the Bar tears up your license and no reputable media will invite you to spew your nonsense anymore.

  54. 0
    sssssss says:

    I dont need proof when its all right here in GP,And i wonder why?, quite the opposite, Im avenging those that died from wasteful killing machines called video games, You pseudo-intellect GP users are very crude and lacking in comebacks and a waste of tax dollars,Tell your site admin if he’s reading this, he might just as well support the side of perverts like zelnick and murdering Nazi’s like GP and Rockstar entertainment.

  55. 0
    C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    not to be a jerk or anything, but steve irwin passed, i’m sad he’s gone now, but don’t invoke him to insult the troll… in fact pity any troll that has nothing better to do then to post craptastic comments like that. besides read my signature:

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it! (think kool-aid Jones’ town massacre) i don’t drink the kool-aid people serve after that happened, not even my own folks.

  56. 0
    Kincyr says:

    I’m pretty sure the IP ban took effect when GP switched to WordPress, then lifted it when Jack started using anonymous proxies (emphasis just to cheese Jack off)

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  57. 0
    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Plus it’s only a matter of time before Dennis sets it up so you HAVE to register to comment. Then he can just IP ban Jack and prevent him from ever registering… EVER.

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    LOL good one.

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    C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    well, here’s a suggestion to your problem, just register using gmail, using a similar name, they game me my info straight up… i hope this helps

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it!

  60. 0
    C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    hey look, don’t play into this guy’s bullshit, just ignore him, he’ll go away and fap off to porn after a while 😉

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it!

  61. 0
    SS says:
     

    Let’s play the sport of troll spotting people!(puts on Steve Irwin accent).  Let’s see now, this speciemen seems to have more complicated language than the confirmed troll.  He seems to have the same egoism that the species of Jack Thompson troll shows without the crappy language and the confusing himself with Nostradamus(which seems to be a bit too egoistic for the JT specieman).  He may be a JT impersonator troll using JT’s style of writing.  However this post just seems perfectly Jack Thompsonish.  It has JT’s unique brand of condescension with great self praise.  Crikey, this ones hard to classify.

    Tune in tommorow for more on the troll species.

  62. 0
    cc says:

    As the trolls at this site will remember, and as Dennis McCauley can’t forget, I contacted EA for the purpose of advising them not take over Take-Two.  Looks like they finally realized I was right.  I hate to inconvenience you nitwits with facts, but there they are.  I also noted, weeks and months ago, that the stock was overvalued, and now we see that it was.

    Face it, Jack Thompson is right almost all the time about the video game industry, and Strauss Zelnick went bust on this one.  Jack Thompson 

  63. 0
    Krono says:

    Interesting indeed. I guess EA finally was able to comprehend that T2 just wasn’t willing to be bought out for the price that EA was offering. Apparently EA wasn’t willing or able to go much higher either. The fun part comes in the next few months while we see if EA’s going to take another stab at a lower price. That might not be very successful either, given that this one failed. It says a lot about investors skeptism of EAs ability to handle the company well.

    -Gray17

  64. 0
    HarmlessBunny says:

    Hmmmmm interesting. Don’t know if this is good or bad… but I was expecting for the acquisition to actually go through. It just shows sometimes the unexpected did happen 😛

  65. 0
    EeLos says:

    Don’t breath easy just yet.  I can almost bet you that EA will soon be after Natural Motion.  I believe they want to get their hands on that Euphoria engine.  I hope T2 gets there first since they’ve already used it (GTA IV).  I’d like to see T2 use it in their sports games.

  66. 0
    Pump The Brakes says:

    why is everyone crying in joy?

    EA still bought like 20% of TT shares during the process, and has apparently only walked away from formal merger talks. Their march in the other direction will make TT’s stock price fall, which could enable EA to buy them up cheaper than if TT had accepted the deal months ago.

    This is still possible.

  67. 0
    Gabriel Celesta says:

    And I bought Bully earlier today, before I found out about this. ^_^

    If Take-Two’s stock takes some damage, I wouldn’t worry — I’m sure they’ll recover from it.

    And some things to Jack Thompson:

    1) You believe Bully caused a school stabbing? Okay, I’ve seen quite a few weapons in Bully already, but blades aren’t one of them. STOP MAKING YOUR NONSENSE UP.

    2) You misspelled "zero".

  68. 0
    Anonymous says:

    nope, it’s the real deal, dennis confirmed it a couple weeks ago when JT emailed him the same thing he posted under the same name (which was a string of random letter similar to this guy)

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    Anonymous says:

    This zzzzzz guy is obviously at troll, just ignore him and he’ll go away. The big JT stopped posting here months ago, although it’s not like he really had a life to get back to.

    Getting back on topic, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  70. 0
    BrandonL337 says:

    OH GOD NO!

    If EA gets their money grubbing hands on Natural Motion then you can bet that it will become exclusive to EA then other companies would be unable to improve their products with Euphoria.

     

    United we Stand, Divided we fall.

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