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How does Microsoft UO Sound? Is MS buying EA?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Setnaffa, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Setnaffa

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  2. Sean

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    Microsoft has denied it.


    Microsoft has 'no plans' to purchase EA [update]

    by Alexander Sliwinski { Sep 23rd 2009 at 2:40PM }
    We have no idea where this meshugaas is coming from, but Reuters is reporting unsubstantiated rumors that Microsoft is interested in purchasing the second place third-party software publisher, Electronic Arts. Shares of EA are up today (around eight percent as of this writing) on the speculative purchase.

    Although we've yet to hear from EA, Microsoft was immediate with its response of: "We don't comment on rumors or speculation." If true, the acquisition would be ... um, wow.

    Update 2: Microsoft has followed up on its earlier statement, telling Joystiq: "Microsoft has no plans to purchase Electronic Arts."

    Update: Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter spoke to IndustryGamers and thinks the whole idea is rubbish. "[It makes] no sense at all," he says. "One platform exclusives would likely nullify NFL exclusivity, could kill off all sports and other licenses. EA's value on one platform is probably half its value to a multi-platform buyer (such as a media company)." A handful of other analysts weigh in, pouring even more water on the increasingly unlikely fire. We'll bring you more information as we hear it.


  3. kkdai

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    want to here more information:fight:
  4. Maplestone

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  5. Potgut

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    EA used to be a big scary company, but EA seems like a little guy these days, maybe i'll consider buying EA soon
  6. Zyron

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    if microsoft bought EA i think we would all be finding a new game to play