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"Electronic Arts has filed a form with the SEC saying it has complied with the FTC's investigation into its attempted acquisition of rival publisher Take-Two.

The filing reveals that EA is likely to extend its July 18 deadline after promising not to acquire the company any earlier than August 21, unless it receives written notice from the FTC saying that it is closing the investigation."

EA to Extend Take-Two Offer to August 21? [Games Industry]

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# 1 Shinyhubcaps @ 07/09/08 01:37 PM
If that's the case, I take back what I said about the deal only being an effort to cash in on GTA IV... although the Grand Theft Auto series is still viable, and EA can cash in on future games.
 
# 2 yanks26ngoin @ 07/12/08 12:04 PM
Does EA not get it? Take-Two is not going to accept EA's offer. If it was, they would have accepted it already. Also, if Take-Two does accept it, you can say bye bye to any sort of a good basketball game or baseball game.
 
# 3 bkfount @ 07/13/08 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by yanks26ngoin
Does EA not get it? Take-Two is not going to accept EA's offer. If it was, they would have accepted it already. Also, if Take-Two does accept it, you can say bye bye to any sort of a good basketball game or baseball game.
take two doesn't have to, the shareholders can sell little by little. EA got nearly 10% of all TT shares with this same offer back when GTA 4 was at its peak. I'd like to know how much they've bought since.

Even if they can't buy them outright, they may actually end up like they did with Ubisoft, owning a sizable chunk of the company's shares.
 
# 4 av7 @ 07/14/08 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bkfount
take two doesn't have to, the shareholders can sell little by little. EA got nearly 10% of all TT shares with this same offer back when GTA 4 was at its peak. I'd like to know how much they've bought since.

Even if they can't buy them outright, they may actually end up like they did with Ubisoft, owning a sizable chunk of the company's shares.
Like you said.. EA can just suck up anyone willing to depart with the stocks since it's a potential profit for them and I doubt they're playing video game company favorites (stock back down to 24.17).

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Does EA not get it? Take-Two is not going to accept EA's offer. If it was, they would have accepted it already. Also, if Take-Two does accept it, you can say bye bye to any sort of a good basketball game or baseball game.
A good baseball game? MVP Baseball was the flagship for baseball games and people still regard it as one of the better versions. Lay off the EA hate
 

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