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"That's concerning, sure. When you think about one company in control of the sports category, with no competition from anybody else, that could be a challenge," Kotick said."

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# 1 Lynsanity @ 05/01/08 11:55 AM
If what EA is doing on the Wii is any indication, you can look forward to nearly year round prices without a major price drop until just before the next version. Madden, Tiger Woods, NBA Live, and Fifa are all priced at $49.99 long after their prices have dropped on the other consoles.
 
# 2 JonahNYC @ 05/01/08 12:03 PM
Hey, Activision, I bet you notice your house is burning by all the smoke, flames, and firemen running around, huh?
 
# 3 mgoblue @ 05/01/08 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JonahNYC
Hey, Activision, I bet you notice your house is burning by all the smoke, flames, and firemen running around, huh?
Exactly...

Hmmm, one of EA's biggest competitors is concerned that they may corner the sports gaming market with a purchase of Take Two. Thank you Captain Obvious!
 
# 4 bkfount @ 05/01/08 05:44 PM
if it bugs them so much, why not just stop whining and instead open their own sports line of games? How about ubisoft, or even MS?

Any of these companies can put sports games out now, or even after EA buys TT.
 
# 5 MiddleFingaz @ 05/07/08 03:51 PM
It's all in the name... if some other companies opens up a game line, whos going to but it ??

right now, NBA2K is tops hands down, if EA buys that out... and then Ubisoft comes out with a football game, whos actually going to spend their money on it over Madden or Tiger or any them... EA has sports games on lock right now, except for NBA and MLB which 2K butchers the crap out of this year
 
# 6 BledsoeHoF @ 05/07/08 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MiddleFingaz
It's all in the name... if some other companies opens up a game line, whos going to but it ??

right now, NBA2K is tops hands down, if EA buys that out... and then Ubisoft comes out with a football game, whos actually going to spend their money on it over Madden or Tiger or any them... EA has sports games on lock right now, except for NBA and MLB which 2K butchers the crap out of this year
Let me guess.. You just decided to run with what you ' heard ' as fact? The fact is that MLB 2K8 plays a darn good game of baseball ( now even with VIP enabled!! yay ) and IMO the franchise gameplay is much better than what The Show offers ( I only play the show for RTTS as franchise is a huge disappointment to me ).
 
# 7 burnwood @ 05/07/08 07:36 PM
So why don't they buy Take Two and shut up?

I know Activision/Vivendi is big but do they have any sports franchises?
 
# 8 AndyP @ 05/08/08 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by totalownership
In all fairness MLB 2k8 is dogged online. And online is where games are headed, hell it's where games are at. Offline the game is pretty good. But for this guy to say NBA is butchered the only thing I can suggest he do is "just say no" to drugs. NBA 2K8 has it's issues but out the box it beats the living dog snot out of anything else out there now. And with sliders it's just the best I've ever played.
He didn't say NBA was butchered... he said MLB was butchered, but it came across wrong... I guess.

Incidentally, I agree, NBA is awesome... as is Choops... and MLB 2k8 is growing on me although I'm an MLB08TS guy by default.
 
# 9 bkfount @ 05/08/08 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MiddleFingaz
It's all in the name... if some other companies opens up a game line, whos going to but it ??

right now, NBA2K is tops hands down, if EA buys that out... and then Ubisoft comes out with a football game, whos actually going to spend their money on it over Madden or Tiger or any them... EA has sports games on lock right now, except for NBA and MLB which 2K butchers the crap out of this year
it's all in the execution. Ubisoft, MS, and Activision all have the resources to developed and properly market a top notch sports game that could compete with EA's offerings. They don't do it because they are scared of wasting money on non licensed titles. So far, all we've had was a rush job with APF, and a decent selling Blitz. Until one company steps out and develops a top notch unlicensed game, companies can only whine about EA's "monopoly".

Just make a better game than them. Who's to say who the market will look in a few years when the new sports franchises starts rolling and establish themselves. Maybe 3 years from now, the licenses will be back open. We will never know if there are never any serious alternatives to EA's games out there.
 
# 10 wildthing2022000 @ 05/08/08 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bkfount
it's all in the execution. Ubisoft, MS, and Activision all have the resources to developed and properly market a top notch sports game that could compete with EA's offerings. They don't do it because they are scared of wasting money on non licensed titles. So far, all we've had was a rush job with APF, and a decent selling Blitz. Until one company steps out and develops a top notch unlicensed game, companies can only whine about EA's "monopoly".

Just make a better game than them. Who's to say who the market will look in a few years when the new sports franchises starts rolling and establish themselves. Maybe 3 years from now, the licenses will be back open. We will never know if there are never any serious alternatives to EA's games out there.
Well they could come out with a NBA & a NHL title if they wanted to.
 
# 11 TheBadazz @ 05/12/08 04:04 PM
Heck they could buy 2K from Take-two before it's sold.
 

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