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    News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    FTC approval of potential acquisition of GTA publisher Take-Two by EA. Now they?ve just got to agree on a price.
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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    So what don't they own these days?

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    Well I certainly didn't approve it.

    Who is this FTC anyway?
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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

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    Well I certainly didn't approve it.

    Who is this FTC anyway?
    The Federal Trade Commision, the US anti-monopoly branch of the Federal government. Since the US is rediculously soft on anti-competitive behaviour, they basically stamp APPROVED on practically everything.
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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

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    So what don't they own these days?
    EA, the Borg of games companies
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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    The Federal Trade Commission: http://www.ftc.gov. Basically it's saying it can't see a monopoly issue...

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    I can't say I much like EA but as long as they have NO involvement or inflence with it's development then it's not too bad. My main concerns would be pushing for the series down to a 15+ certificate in order to increase sales (and reduce controversy). Also trying to push out games more frequently.

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    If EA ruin GTA I'll just have to go on a real crime spree instead

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    Isn't most big business going this way? The same few companies controlling everything in their particular field? I hoped this wouldn't happen.

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    How can they not see a monopoly in this? Ea own pretty much everything and normally when a big company like Ea get a hand on a great developer they ruin their games, look what happened to bungie with halo series as soon as the first one was amazing microsoft bought them and pumped out the other 2 being crapper than the first, as soon as they finished halo they were pushed aside. Now EA did similar with westwood iirc, the old ones were the best now they kept going downhill (excluding c&c 3, that seems to have improved). Why cant EA just give up already, take two said no last time and it increased its shares lol so i dont think they would want to accept.
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    If EA ruin GTA I'll just have to go on a real crime spree instead
    That would make a good petition

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    Oh dear.... its a sad day when news reches us that EA are starting to succeed in taking over take two. This is NOT good, is there nothing we can do to stop it?

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    Stop buying EA games?





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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    I try to avoid it...

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    Re: News - Potential EA takeover of Take-Two approved

    EA in general are wrong in so many ways and the thought of them buying out another company/part of one to rebadge it like its their own games (yet again) makes me sick... EA+GTA makes me disgusted!

    just picture it guys... gta watered down and censored... no thanks i'd prefer to vote for a bully sequel than sacrafice a legendary series
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