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#21 Harwood Butcher

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:28 AM

Let's look at EA's history of games... FIFA, Need for Speed, SimCity, Medal of Honor, The Sims, James Bond, Battlefield, Madden NFL, Burnout, Crysis, Army of Two, and that classic.... Theme Hospital

Can you see GTA IV being in that list?


Absolutely not, because they don't have a free roaming title as massive as Grand Theft Auto.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:59 AM

Let's look at EA's history of games... FIFA, Need for Speed, SimCity, Medal of Honor, The Sims, James Bond, Battlefield, Madden NFL, Burnout, Crysis, Army of Two, and that classic.... Theme Hospital

Can you see GTA IV being in that list?


Most of those games are horrible, either will really good graphics and medicore gameplay or nothing at all. EA is a really bad company in how they do business, especially with Madden NFL. They couldn't handle the competition from 2K's better, cheaper football title so they bought all the rights to the NFL teams, now they are the only ones that can make NFL-based games.

Battlefield 2 was good, but fuck EA's greed. Every $20 expansion for The Sims. Every $50 "new game" which is just BF2 with a few new models/maps, etc...etc....

Never happen.


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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:13 AM

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Microsoft just swooped in and bought Rockstar Games or Take-2. :P Or even funnier, they bought EA right after EA bought Take-2. :P

It wouldn't, I'll be pissed off.

i agree I don't want dish out $400 just to play gta... hmmm, anyway EA just needs to stop, their too money happy. Mr. Moore wants to be the new bill gates, maybe thats why he split from MS.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:44 AM

Im a shareholder of take 2.

what do i do?
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:52 AM

Let's look at EA's history of games... FIFA, Need for Speed, SimCity, Medal of Honor, The Sims, James Bond, Battlefield, Madden NFL, Burnout, Crysis, Army of Two, and that classic.... Theme Hospital

Can you see GTA IV being in that list?


No, never. Army of Two was real fun, but I have a feeling that if EA hadn't acquired the studio, then it would have been much better.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:07 AM

I was a fan of Need for Speed up until Underground 2. The annual releases piss me off and now I stay far away from games created by EA.

GTA shouldn't be on ANYONE'S list apart from T2 or if they sell it to Rockstar. EA should just stay away. They don't give a who about ruining the game by making money and destroying what GTA is known for.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:33 AM

Let's look at EA's history of games... FIFA, Need for Speed, SimCity, Medal of Honor, The Sims, James Bond, Battlefield, Madden NFL, Burnout, Crysis, Army of Two, and that classic.... Theme Hospital

Can you see GTA IV being in that list?


Ugh, hell no. It just sounds wrong.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:54 AM

T2's share holders can force them to merge with EA? Now i dont know a thing about the business world, but what kind of a fucked up system is that when T2's bosses dont even have full say over what happens in their own company?

First Jack Thompson tries to get GTA banned, now EA threaten to ruin everything good about it. Fate seems to be totaly against GTA.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:59 AM

Im a shareholder of take 2.

what do i do?


what u need 2 do is just keep it and do not sell 2 EA no matter what they give u for it

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:07 AM

T2's share holders can force them to merge with EA? Now i dont know a thing about the business world, but what kind of a fucked up system is that when T2's bosses dont even have full say over what happens in their own company?

First Jack Thompson tries to get GTA banned, now EA threaten to ruin everything good about it. Fate seems to be totaly against GTA.



It never works. I just hope T2 doesn't have doubts about the money that EA are offering.


For me, I now refuse to buy games from EA. No matter if it's NFS or Burnout. Which were my favourites from them.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:07 AM

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Microsoft just swooped in and bought Rockstar Games or Take-2. :P Or even funnier, they bought EA right after EA bought Take-2. :P


tbh i dont want no1 to take over T2 but if someone had to take them over i think it should be microsoft because from what ive been seeing lately its seems as if microsoft care about what the gamers want and are not just money grabbers like EA

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

I don't know, I got an email from Take 2 last night (part of a newsletter) and it says this:

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#33 Gerard

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:46 PM

T2's share holders can force them to merge with EA? Now i dont know a thing about the business world, but what kind of a fucked up system is that when T2's bosses dont even have full say over what happens in their own company?


That's how all public companies work. The shareholders BUY their share of the company, which they OWN. The Board of Directors makes decisions on behalf of the shareholders, in order to make them the most money (essentially). The shareholders get a vote on any big issues, and they can force through a vote themselves if they disagree with the Board.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:42 PM

Let's look at EA's history of games... FIFA, Need for Speed, SimCity, Medal of Honor, The Sims, James Bond, Battlefield, Madden NFL, Burnout, Crysis, Army of Two, and that classic.... Theme Hospital

Can you see GTA IV being in that list?


Nope,never
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