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Analyst: Activision Buying Take-Two Is A "No-Brainer"

Prepare yourself.

Perhaps the single biggest publisher of video games in the world could really solidify its #1 position if they purchased Take-Two Interactive, which puts out the vaunted Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead and Borderlands franchises. These would be added to current Activision IPs like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, and the upcoming Destiny.

In a report published on Friday, Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey says such a deal has obvious benefits:

"For Activision, acquiring Take-Two Interactive would be a no-brainer, in our view, circling some of the strongest development talent and owned IP in the world, within a company that has nearly $1 billion in cash and trades at a comparably lower multiple."

Activision and Take-Two also have a shared interest in the movie business, and Hickey adds that there may be some "fatigue" associated with current Activision franchises Call of Duty, Skylanders and World of Warcraft. Well, if you toss 'em something like GTA, there will be no stopping them ever, right?

Tags: activision, take two interactive, activision take two

8/31/2014 8:38:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (6 posts)

Lone Wanderer
Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 10:31:23 PM

NO! NO! HELL NO! That would ruin everything. I'd quit playing anything by either. We do not need to be putting that idea into their heads. Also Take Two is pretty wealthy how are they smaller than Activision? Couldnt the exact opposite happen? still just as bad.

Last edited by Lone Wanderer on 8/31/2014 10:32:08 PM

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 11:15:50 PM

Oh my God, Bioshock and everything would be dead.

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Monday, September 01, 2014 @ 6:56:27 AM

Oh hell no not Activision. I dont want yearly releases of Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead and Borderlands.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014 @ 2:16:29 AM

Sigh...petition time

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 6:17:58 AM

this will ruin everything not good at all for the industry they can't take over everything.

happy gaming

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 7:05:04 PM

Oh boy. This is not going to have anything delightful coming out of it.

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