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They want Take-Two so that they can be the only force in Sports. I mean, Sony has their own Baseball and Basketball franchises, but they lack the Football license, which does sell the most out of all sports games. EA wants Madden to be the only one in football, and Sony's offerings of MLB and NBA, aren't bad, but they also aren't great. So there's no real competition, and EA could be the only sports games out there (worth playing) for a time to come. Sad really.



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So when will we see an Anti-trust suit?



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fkusumot said:
rocketpig said:
EA will never release a console because part of their NFL exclusivity deal involves them making the game for all consoles. If they breach that, they lose the contract.

 Maybe that's why they want 2k sports. You know. Just sayin'...


That's exactly why the no-good dirty thievin' bastards want 2K Sports.




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i think this might be a good reference for you..

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/02/26/aretrospective-look-at-the-studios-ea-has-bought-and-broke

Seems like they want to kill the innovation. :)



kenzomatic said:
So when will we see an Anti-trust suit?

 

We might not since the laws have all been relaxed.  The only way an anti-trust suit might come up is if there is a politician ballsy enough to step up and take down the massive corporations again.  And those big corporations buy off politicians sickeningly easily.

 

Sadly, Teddy Roosevelt is long dead.  He was just about the ballsiest guy to ever run America.



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maybe the evil MS is behind this.
Let EA buy all these companies and then MS can take control of EA.



DMeisterJ said:
So there's no real competition, and EA could be the only sports games out there (worth playing) for a time to come. Sad really.

 My favorite sports games are usually by Nintendo, Camelot, Tecmo, Midway, Sega, or Konami.  There are lots of companies making sports games. 

For example-

NES- Blades of Steel, Punch Out, Tecmo Bowl

GB- Mario Golf, Mario Tennis 

SNES- Super Punch Out, NBA Jam

Sega Genesis- Joe Montana Sports Talk, NBA Jam

PS- Hot Shots Golf 

PS2- Virtua Tennis 2, Hot Shots Golf 3 

Wii- Wii Sports, Wii Fit 

 If you like EA's sports games then please buy them but I've always passed on them.  If I ever see a Madden game I like, I may get it used (for less than 1/2 price) once the next year's version comes out.  I'm hoping Madden 09 is actually good so I can get it in the fall of 09 but I have my doubts about EA's ability to make what I consider a good Madden game.

So to sum up, besides some of the little showelware companies, EA is the only company that has never produced a sports game I like.  They just have nothing worth playing. 



 

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Coca-Cola said:
maybe the evil MS is behind this.
Let EA buy all these companies and then MS can take control of EA.
 MS is not evil and I doubt European governments would allow MS to buy EA. 

 



 

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why the HELL is EA buying up everything?

a:because they can.



rocketpig said:
EA will never release a console because part of their NFL exclusivity deal involves them making the game for all consoles. If they breach that, they lose the contract.

I agree that it's unlikely....  but just because they have a console would not prevent them from releasing games for other consoles too...  Not all games they release are bound to NFL exclusivity deal, only NFL games....