Holy crap, I know no one reads my blog... but really... I have been gone for a loooooooong time, and I am back for good. Srsly. I am BACK... (I really never left). I have now "grown up" and moved on to bigger and better things in the life of a gamer. For instance, I am now a full-fledged 360 ADDICT, with little to no Wii influence at all besides my losing 2" off my waistline thanks to Wii Fit (I know, I was surprised too) and my friends and I playing Boom Blox and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
I am now 17 and am still living in Pennsylvania. I am an avid VGXpo attendee (the only video game conference in Philly) and have been to New York Comic-Con twice now. I have "grown up" in every sense of the term (Besides the little WWE fan inside of me, go Edge!!!). Anywho, my new favorite game is either Skate 2 or Guitar Hero: World Tour... for now. I now actually have G4, and watch it almost religiously. Attack of the Show and X-Play are new favorites on my list.
Reportedly, EA is making a bid to aquire Take-Two Inteactive in an all-cash merger of about $2 billion, according to Kotaku.com.
An important fact to note is that Take-Two's board rejected the offer, leading EA to make their offer public to the shareholders.
This would only increase dramatically the grip that EA has on the video gaming world in the US. With EA Sport's recent agreement with the NFL to keep liscencing until god knows when, and the possible purchase of one of other big powerhouses of the video world, who knows how big EA will get.
For those who are uneducated, Take-Two Interactive owns fully 2K Games (which owns Civilization makers Firaxis), 2K Sports (Major League Baseball 2K8 and Don King Presents: Prizefighter), 2K Play (various young children games), and one of the biggest of them all, Rockstar Games (GTA IV).
There are pros and cons to this deal. A pro to this deal is the amount of quality games that would be released by EA. A con to this deal is the amount of control that EA has just gotten a hold of in the market of video game sales.