Rumor Has it: Microsoft may takeover EA

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  1. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Maybe the evils cancel each other out and resulting corporation makes small, high quality games only without monetization schemes and donates 30 % of its proceeds to charity every year...



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    So then why is he still on board of directors


    That good one if Microsoft dose takeover EA I still would not buy any game unless it on Steam nor will I have anything to do with UWP.
     
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    hehehe got to love the irony of taking a GIF from the Titanic movie :D
     
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    Lols, didn't even think of that... :D just googled "totally likely gif" :D
     
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    There's no need for that.
     
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  7. xIcarus

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    I disagree with this, for starters Microsoft did announce a new Age Of Empires game a while back so I wouldn't count them out. I wouldn't be surprised if they bought EA and started going after older titles considering that these types of titles don't even need to be marketed that much since they've already got decent fanbases.
    Like you said, EA has a huge amount of titles under its property and that list is probably its most valuable treasure, along with its distribution channels.

    If you ask me which developers would be willing to take old titles and remake them, I'd think if Microsoft and Blizzard. They're the only big devs that have recently expressed interest in older titles as far as I'm aware.
     
  8. Mr. Nobody Cares

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    If they do end up buying EA maybe we can get halo on origin client, noise smooth 60 FPS 4k ooo baby.
     
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    Also, they are working on it. Sure, they're going for easy cash here in the first place, but you can't deny there's a Starcraft "HD" remake, as well as Age of Empires HD...
     
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    LoL that will never happen
     

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    Because he still owns shares but doesn't really have anything to do with daily operations but I imagine would have some input on large decisions.
     
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    Or maybe all EA games will be available only via the Windows Store................................................... HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE!!!!

    This is sarcasm I would actually cry in real life a lot.
     
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    I beat he something say in some of the daily operations yes even the large decisions
     
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  17. ivymike10mt

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    Origin is bad.. But Microsoft Store is even worse.. If they both cooperate.. !@##$!...
    Last time when I bought Forza Motorsport 7, from MS Store.. I had really bad experience.
    The game was: Very bugy. Ocassionaly delete all her files xD
    Can't even chose destination/instalation folder, or copy for backup.
    And had limmitted download speed. I redownload 3x ~100GB of data, in less than month.
    More exclusives..? It's gonna be only worse...
     
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    All his time right now goes into the Bill and Melinda Foundation, for research into stock and spreading food across the world. So doubt he does anything with Microsoft, just on there as icon status.

    Truth be told I don't really see anything wrong with this. EA has kind of been...Slacking?

    I could always choose on which drive to store my games with GOW4. And yeah, I have had the complete redownload issue after an update a few times lmao.
     
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    Way too much of companies buying companies. I see MS messing up an already messed up company even more. Quantity over quality these days.

    Everyone wants to rule the world.
     
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    I can see why MS would be thinking about this, problem is they'll screw it up as usual. sh*t + sh*t == sh*t
     

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