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#1 S00N3R FR3AK

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:05

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Free-to-play developer/publisher Nexon could be looking to buy Electronic Arts. According to Bloomberg, which picked up on the news from a Korean newspaper, Nexon "has contacted EA about making an offer." No word on whether this would see EA absorbed or merged.

EA's shares are, as of press time, up almost six percent following the alleged report, which is the highest they've been in six weeks.


I feel like this could only hurt EA games and I would like to see some of their studios sold off or spun out if it does, mainly Bioware and DICE. Though they are what gives EA a lot of value so I doubt it.


#2 c3ntury

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:08

Who the hell are Nexon?

Edit -
So it turns out these guys are big, http://en.wikipedia..../Nexon_Co._Ltd.

#3 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:11

Hmm, so a company that makes almost all of it's money in South Korea wants to buy a company that makes most of it's money in the US. That just sounds like a formula for both companies to lose a ton of money.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:18

Hmm, so a company that makes almost all of it's money in South Korea wants to buy a company that makes most of it's money in the US. That just sounds like a formula for both companies to lose a ton of money.

Why? Then they could become an extremely large company that makes most of it's money from SK and the US

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:30

Over 850 mil EUR revenue by basically just making some MMOs for Asian market. Not bad, not bad at all. Today was the first time I heard of this company as well. :D

#6 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:33

LoL

#7 rajputwarrior

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:35

i just don't see this happening...

#8 threetonesun

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:38

"We'll sell you our company for $5 billion. Once purchased, if you want to the keys to the EA Sports office, that will be $1 billion more. The keys to Bioware can be purchased six months later, and will cost another $1 billion. If you decide to sell EA in the future, the purchasing company will have to buy an activation license for $400 million, payable to us, to use any of the employees currently hired, and repurchase all subsidiary companies you may have purchased."

#9 SierraSonic

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:40

Let it happen, maybe ea will end finally.

#10 medium_pimpin

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:50

Let it happen, maybe ea will end finally.

#11 firey

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:53

Let it happen, maybe ea will end finally.

#12 rajputwarrior

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:55

Let it happen, maybe ea will end finally.

#13 CentralDogma

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:56

Let it happen, maybe ea will end finally.

#14 +Brando212

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:59

Let it happen, maybe ea will end finally.

#15 Crisp

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 19:00

I love ruining the repeating trend :rofl: