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bionicRod
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EA Tried to Buy Valve

A Saturday story on Valve in The New York Times said that EA has entered talks to purchase Valve in the past. Two sources that wished to remain unnamed indicated that while talks never reached the point of EA making a formal bid for the Half-Life company, it was prepared to pay as much as $1 billion.

Co-owner and company founder Gabe Newell however said that the likelihood of his fiercely independent company selling to an Electronic Arts, or one of the other major multi-national publishers like Activision or Ubisoft, is about as likely Nintendo selling off the Mario brand. Newell said that Valve would sooner “disintegrate” than sell out to a major publisher.

Read more: »www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/ea-···661oGfmx

I suppose the fact that this has happened is just common sense but...*shudder*.


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Re: EA Has Tried to Buy Valve

WELLLLLL. Sega sold Sonic!


Goggalor
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Sega may have sold Sonic, but when was the last time a Sonic title sold as well as a Mario title?

EA was thinking of $1 billion for Valve? Good luck with that, considering Steam is making Valve quite a bit of money and really has no actual competition for the foreseeable future (*cough*Origin blows*cough*).


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Re: EA Tried to Buy Valve

Just... Wow...

I'm glad Valve told them to stick it where the sun don't shine.
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"Newell said that Valve would sooner “disintegrate” than sell out to a major publisher."

Awesome


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Poor EA just can't get a break.

First Valve cheapens everyone's intellectual property... and now they refuse to be bought out? What next? Games that last more than 10 hours? Single player games? That's just low, Valve. That's just too low.


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Everything is for sale for the right price. Glad that Gabe didn't give in. I wouldn't be surprised if Steam eventually was sold to a large corporation.
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cheesyyellow

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Perfect.

So EA wants to ruin Valve the same way they ruined DICE, nice.


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Look on the bright side. We might get L4D 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 in consecutive years.


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No half life 3 though


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said by Nightfall:

Everything is for sale for the right price. Glad that Gabe didn't give in. I wouldn't be surprised if Steam eventually was sold to a large corporation.

Doubt it, I think Steam is more likely to become a large corporation at the rate they're growing.
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Steam ain't goin' anywhere unless something drastically changes.


C0deZer0
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Re: EA Has Tried to Buy Valve

said by Goggalor:

Sega may have sold Sonic, but when was the last time a Sonic title sold as well as a Mario title?

EA was thinking of $1 billion for Valve? Good luck with that, considering Steam is making Valve quite a bit of money and really has no actual competition for the foreseeable future (*cough*Origin blows*cough*).

If you read the whole article, they were making that offer even before Steam got to be the hugenot success we know it to be now.
said by I AM:

Look on the bright side. We might get L4D 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 in consecutive years.

Except that would trip up with Gabe's pathological fear of the number 3.

They would just as well skip 3 and go straight to L4D4.
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said by Mike:

No half life 3 though

You would get Half a Half Life.


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said by I AM:

said by Mike:

No half life 3 though

You would get Half a Half Life.

lol

Man, the Half Life series was great. That one and Fear made an much appreciated impact on me.
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Re: EA Has Tried to Buy Valve

said by C0deZer0:

If you read the whole article, they were making that offer even before Steam got to be the hugenot success we know it to be now.

Well, I thought Rod had the whole article copied here, so I did not bother to click on the link.
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