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Doug Lombardi says Valve is acquirable

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QUOTE (Destructor @ Aug 11 2008, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bet people said the same thing when EA acquired Westwood. And look what happened to that.

Yeah, because a total buy out sure is the same thing as publishing rights. Going by the logic both EA and Activision own id software, and id own Raven.

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Eh, you guys better get used to EA, because they are going to be everywhere in 10 years.

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wouldnt it just be the same exept EA get the proffits instead of valve lol

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It is in my inexperienced and unqualified understanding that it depends on what EA chooses to do with valve. I think they can choose to let them continue developing the games, a la activision/blizzard, or they can take over creative control entirely, like when they acquired westwood.

The very same inexperienced and unqualified understanding says that thankfully Lombardi doesn't have the final say in this, Gabe Newell does. And Newell has a less favourable opinion of EA, as hinted in the article.
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nononononononono.

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QUOTE (stealthyshAdo @ Aug 11 2008, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh, you guys better get used to EA, because they are going to be everywhere in 10 years.

They better not be..
I swear EA will cause a crash in gaming sooner or later.
Pumping out so much shit, people will just stop buying it.

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QUOTE (Slinky @ Aug 11 2008, 03:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I swear EA will cause a crash in gaming sooner or later.
Pumping out so much shit, people will just stop buying it.


I don't think they care, everything they do gives them money. Besides, EA has some sort of quality control, something Atari didn't have in the 70s.

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Valve may be interested in a buyout, but they hardly need one, and I'm sure they wouldn't be willing to do anything that would endanger what they've built with Steam, nor would they take any deal that would require them to sacrifice their creative freedom. They're a powerful brand and they're doing well financially. It's clear to see that they'd have the advantage in any negotiations with potential buyers.

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QUOTE (Dohregard @ Aug 10 2008, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
one step closer to the world being owned by one company, tbh.


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My god, EA will just acquire everything and release shit games, and people have no choice but to buy them since they will control the gaming company.




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QUOTE (MasterEvz @ Aug 12 2008, 07:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My god, EA will just acquire everything and release shit games, and people have no choice but to buy them since they will control the gaming company.

This is EA today:

NBA Live 2003
NBA Live 2004
NBA Live 2005
NBA Live 2006
NBA Live 2007
NBA Live 2008
NBA Live 2009
NBA Live 20--- Wait, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG EA?

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NFS: --SHIT STOP RELEASING THE SAME GAME AT A YEAR EA.

This is Valve that its owned by EA:

Half-Life 2: Episode 5
Half-Life 2: Episode 6
Half-Life 2: Episode 7
Half-Life 2: Episode 8
Half-Life 3???
Half-Life 4???
Half-Life 5???
Half--- wait. you're ruining the series EA!

i just hope its not ea that would get valve. i would be pleased if ubi, blizzard, bungie or any other else that is good aside from ea.

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QUOTE (Destructor @ Aug 10 2008, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bet people said the same thing when EA acquired Westwood. And look what happened to that.


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QUOTE (Personal @ Aug 12 2008, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is Valve that its owned by EA:

Half-Life 2: Episode 5
Half-Life 2: Episode 6
Half-Life 2: Episode 7
Half-Life 2: Episode 8
Half-Life 3???
Half-Life 4???
Half-Life 5???
Half--- wait. you're ruining the series EA!

i just hope its not ea that would get valve. i would be pleased if ubi, blizzard, bungie or any other else that is good aside from ea.

I could live with that much Half-Life as long as EA had no creative input what so ever and they were just publishing the game.

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QUOTE (Mighty_Chives @ Aug 11 2008, 07:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wonder what would happen with Steam.


It will be buggier.

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as long as valve still make good games who gives a crap?

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QUOTE (way2lazy2care @ Aug 11 2008, 08:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
as a packers fan, I must accept this as the word of god on account of his last name.


probably the best post in this entire thread




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