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Savant
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reply to Snakeoil

Re: Vivendi to discuss sale of Activision Blizzard...

said by Snakeoil:

EA may have it's bean counters looking for money. Can you imagine if EA buys Blizzard?

Would never happen. They just don't have the money. They only have a market cap of $4.2 billion, on revenues of $4.1 billion, and cash reserves of $1.85 billion. When Blizzard Activision is worth $13.5 billion, it would take far too much to pull this off.

said by Snakeoil:

Microsoft had a game division a few years ago, didn't they?
They released games like Crimson Skies and Starlancer?
It's been a long time since I purchased a game for the PC, I dunno if Microsoft is still in the PC game business or not.

Yeah, but it's only a shadow of what it used to be. You can see a list of their titles going back to 2008 here. Almost all of them are Xbox games. The only one missing from that list is Microsoft Flight. Any other games you might see from Microsoft are made by third-party studios.

So you think EA lacks the juice, but think that Microsoft has the juice.
What about Apple? They have the juice, and I don't think they have a "pure" game developing company.

Apple could certainly afford it, but I don't quite see the draw to purchase a gaming unit that primarily makes titles for the PC game platform.
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