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EA To Propose Ubisoft Buyout Too?

  Credit goes to GameCyte for uncovering this little marvel. It looks like proposing a buyout to Take-Two wasn't enough for Electronic Arts, as we have reason to believe that EA is also interested in buying out Ubisoft. What we reason do we have? Remember that website EA put up ( detailing why it is in Take-Two's best interests to sell? Well, they've also registered a website for Ubisoft, called

   GameCyte also noticed that the same company that registered the EATake2 site was also the one to register EAUbisoft, as well - and they were both created on the same day. Check out the WHOIS information, which pertains to both domains, below:


   Created: 2008-02-22

   Expires: 2009-02-22


   Domains by Proxy, Inc.

   15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353

   Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

   United States

   Now, it's interesting to note that EA does hold a 19.9% stake in Ubisoft stock, which is a considerable chunk, and so them moving in on the French publisher seems to make quite a bit of sense. We believe much of this buyout fervor stems back to Activision and Vivendi merging last year to form Activision-Blizzard. With their merger, Activision-Blizzard unseated EA as the largest publisher of games. And, as you can imagine, no giant wishes to go unnoticed.

2/27/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 4:49:55 PM

I'm not too positive but...does EA make really good games? I mean besides sports? Cuz if not...I'd really rather not have crappy games being released by a company that has just too much money

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 4:55:02 PM

screw EA the only thing that came out good for them was burnout and madden.. Sounds like EA is turning into another monopoly or at least are trying

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 5:00:31 PM

Man - I seriously can't stand any EA anymore!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 5:14:02 PM

Is EA trying to become the Microsoft of games? Zero competition, and totally screw the industry sideways with worthless trash games? YAY! Hope they have a guy who wants his stapler back and burns down the building. :P

EA is more like Sega and Atari... Go away, fade into history already! -.-

Please oh Please Ubisoft, say no!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 5:22:49 PM

I know I shouldnt like EA, and i dont.. But I do like some of the games like Battlefield. I dont see Burnout as a EA game, though.. and I KNOW im going to get flamed here..

But Burnout.. Paradise city? im bored. Its fustrating, Im annoyed, its so close to being perfect, but inches might as well be miles. And I do blame EA, I blame them because I think that Criterion probably would of delayed the game to get a few things bang on, but with the advertising at stake, i can see EA pushing that title...

so should we expect the same with GTA and Ubisoft games if they do buy them out? EA dont make great games, they dont make great decisions either.. its the companies under their belt that make great games, but its EA that pushes them in to bad and tight corners.

Do we really want this to happen with GTA? see how TT needs the revenue from GTA4? they could of forced GTA4 out on the streets months ago I reckon, probably a decission that EA would of made, but they didnt. they wanted to get it right and looks like they have.

If EA get their hands on TT and Ubisoft I really do fear for the quality of those games, and the amount of advertising that will go on. EA are unethical when it comes to advertising and just shouldnt happen unless they warn the consumers on the packaging and sell the games at a discounted price because of the advertising involved.

lol... but that wont happen.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 6:38:24 PM

I just thought about something. EA proposed $26/share for Take2, which it was around what, $16-$17 a share? Then Monday it jumped up. I assume EA has stocks in Take2 as well as Ubisoft. Wouldn't that technically mean by boosting public attention that raised the stock saying "this is what we value it at" and shareholders themselves boost it up. EA makes 50% gain on those shares. They can then sell those share, back out of it... Hmmmm... -.- Profit while messing with stocks. I wonder if they're going to value Ubisoft's shares up, and if their stocks will go up as a result of that. I think I been watching too much Ghost in The Shell SAC recently xD

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 @ 9:11:55 AM

its funny, a friend said something to me about this.. he said imagine if EA brought Ubisoft and Take-Two and all the other game houses it wanted, then two years down the line Microsoft buy EA.. wouldnt that be funny.

I didnt laugh.

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