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    Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    This is a good opportunity for cash rich Take Two to acquire a racing thoroughbred.
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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    I foresee a lot of the big companies trying to buy up smaller developers the next couple of years, even more so now as some are struggling.

    All the big fish are posturing for dominance in the Cloud gaming space, this at the very least makes Take Two a less likely target for a takeover, not that I thought they were seriously at risk anyway.

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    Pretty sure that Codemasters rose out of what was once Mastertronic - a pioneering British software publisher, with a pedigree stretching back to the early days of home computer games (KickStart on the C64 was one of their true classics back in the day).

    Whilst sad to see that swallowed up by another huge conglomeration - let's hope Codemasters live on for another 4 decades and keep some innovative gaming development going here in their old stomping ground.

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    Hope this doesn't happen. I feel they will loose something under foreign ownership.

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    i doubt codemasters were in financial difficulty, not with the f1 licence

    thing is, f1 licence alone is worth that 1 billion and 2k now got the rest(wrc for instance) for free

    cant wait to see lootboxes in f1...not

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    I didn't realise codemasters still existed. Bring back Dizzy!!

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Pretty sure that Codemasters rose out of what was once Mastertronic - a pioneering British software publisher, with a pedigree stretching back to the early days of home computer games (KickStart on the C64 was one of their true classics back in the day).
    Nope, same era but different companies- Mastertronic was started in 1983, Codemasters in 1986 by Richard and David Darling. Both did a lot C64 £1.99/£2.99 games though so it's easy to get the two mixed up, although I never found Codemaster's BMX Simulator to be as good as KickStart.

    Dizzy was really good though.

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    Not quite as big a deal as the $7.5bn Microsoft paid to acquire Zenimax/Bethesda but still a large amount of money. Like others, I didn't even realise that Codemasters was still going! Seems to be mostly F1 and Dirt racing games they produce, neither of which I've played for years.

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    OMG this is huge....!

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    Quote Originally Posted by ritiklahori270 View Post
    OMG this is huge....!
    You sure?

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    Re: Take Two bids almost a $billion to buy Codemasters

    If that happens, company won't be ever the same, unfortunately...

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