Originally Posted by Conspiracy*
[Devils Advocate] EA is taking strides to not suck as much. They are branching out and embracing creativity. Rockband definately doesnt suck and hopefully Dead Space moves more in the not sucking direction. This is definately a blow to the 2k stable, but hopefully it'll come out the other end no worse for the wear. [\\Devils Advocate]
Don't try and talk common sense around here when the letters "E" and "A" are mentioned. I've tried and it's pretty much impossible.
They'll pay no mind to the fact that the reason Take Two is being taken over is because their executives would rather make sure they can wipe their asses with $100 bills rather than invest in moving the company forward (see "Golden Parachute").
They'll scoff at the mere notion and call you blasphemous for mentioning that when EA offered over $26 a share for the company, T2 deemed that offer not good enough because surely GTA IV will drive the stock price through the roof. As of this post, TTWO's stock is valued at $23.70 a share - well below what EA offered for it initially.
People seem to forget that video games are a business, and just like any other business, if you can't run it right - someone else will. EA is a profitable video game corporation. Some games they make are great, some are terrible.
But people need to hang on to their "EA is the SUXORZ" (even if 2K is just as much the SUXORZ) for as long as they can. AVS is where they can do that and not feel as cheap and dirty as they would if they were to do it over at GameFAQs.