Big fish eat little fish. It's just the way of the world, even in business. Especially in business.

In the video game industry, we're always waiting to see who our big fish will swallow next. Last year, EA chased Take-Two around in circles for quite a while, but ended up with an empty stomach (it may have been a bitter-tasting fish, anyway, considering Take-Two's current stock price). But that's only our world; what happens when the biggest fish in the sea start chasing EA? Jill Goldsmith, Wall Street reporter for Variety, has suggested that Disney may try to buy EA in 2009, saying- "Disney is seen as a buyer, with market speculation centering on videogame company Electronic Arts as a possible target." Variety's Ben Fritz echoes this same sentiment over at The Cutscene, and adds that with the market in the condition it's in, we may see more in the way of huge media conglomerates snapping up video game publishers. As Fritz says:

"The videogame business has been having problems, with growth slowing of late, but it's still red hot compared to movies, TV, and music. And many videogame publishers, not just EA, have seen their stocks take major hits in the past six months, much more than the declines for big media shares. That means videogame publishers are more affordable for the conglomerates than they were a year ago. Which means we could just see a Disney-EA acquisition, or others like it, in 2009."

Seems like a logical mode of thinking, right? Everyone has been hurt by the economy, but as many analysts predicted, video games have flourished within a home entertainment (people stay home in a bad economy) cocoon of sorts. Perhaps "flourish" isn't the right word, but they've been staying fairly steady, so it's no surprise if Disney wants to expand their global domination with a play for EA. Gamers didn't like the idea of EA taking over Take-Two…we wonder how they'll respond to this…

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Shatterday
Shatterday
11 years ago

I like it!

King James
King James
11 years ago

I don't

caliblue15
caliblue15
11 years ago

Hmm wonder how that would work with Kingdom Hearts…..

Shatterday
Shatterday
11 years ago

Thats a good point. Something to think about with KH3.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Pic is hilarious.

ThePoetRazel
ThePoetRazel
11 years ago

That would be the definition of poetic justice.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Nope that's the definition of Pure evil. How anyone can hate EA is beyond belief yes they closed many great devs like Bullfrog but that doesn't matter they had to.
Aye Sure EA have made huge mistakes in the past but that games publisher would be vital through the Playstation years to me and everyone else


Last edited by Naga on 1/7/2009 1:55:26 PM

ThePoetRazel
ThePoetRazel
11 years ago

I don't think they've done nearly enough to vindicate themselves yet. Giving a homeless guy a dollar after stealing 100 dollars off another doesn't make it alright.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

as lons as the games are still good, fine

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Hey, didn't Pure come from Disney? This could be a good thing. Maybe we'll see EA's BIG brand come back. Pure has already been compared to the SSX games. And I think EA could use some new blood anyway. There doesn't seem to be much innovation in their Madden franchise. Looks like this could only be a good thing.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

The madden franchise is abysmal! The graphics are raucous and as you said; there is no innovation. Disney purchasing EA could be benificial to the consumers and lucrative to the the producers.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

actually i'd like to see mickey mouse in dead space….


Last edited by englishgolfer on 1/7/2009 11:31:56 AM

www
www
11 years ago

UUUUUUU……..he'll probably be the last boss…hahahahaha!

tramp
tramp
11 years ago

i dont see the reasoning behind it

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Maybe we'll get a Video Game theme park 🙂

King James
King James
11 years ago

God I hope Disney doesn't get EA. EA is big enough.

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

DisnEA!..big fish eat little fish.Fisherman(microsoft??) catches big fish!!

As long as its just shares or whatever im happy..just dont make ALL the games cartoony.. i like watching cartoons more than playing them.

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

I was jusat thinking..then shark(Sony) eat fisherman..shark swims away hits a nuclear bomb..denotes and everything goes wiiiiii!!

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

You have a way with words.

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

I'm down with the Madden games being done by Disney.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

…..Seems kind of Mickey Mouse to me…..

I don't know if this is a good idea or not. As long as they don't turn everything into a kids game it should be alright. Although watching Bugs Bunny Frag Hannah Montana in a game of Disney Quake could be worth a good laugh.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Owned! lol

Man these American companies make me sick lol


Last edited by Scarecrow on 1/7/2009 12:57:49 PM

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Disney is pretty serious about quality control, right? This might be a good thing. Although I find it hard to take any shots at EA after Dead Space.

Of course, Disney probably only wants in for the money, we don't know how much it would affect the product that EA puts out.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I'm defending you EA! even though you sometimes make rushed games and release the same game year (the sports title are bah only Fifa and NHL are great)

dirdiggler
dirdiggler
11 years ago

This would be horrible, considering all Mature games Ea makes would prolly get shitcanned since all Disney does is make G movies… "PUKE"

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

This really isn't true. That's not how business works, and Disney is well aware of it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Disney has plenty of routes by which they put out mature stuff (not talking about the nudity hidden in the cartoons).

www
www
11 years ago

listen to Ben,that's not how business works my boy.

Advent Child
Advent Child
11 years ago

All I can think about is Disney's last game, Turok, and that was mediocre but enjoyable. However, my last EA game, Dead Space, and I freken loved that game. So I guess I have EA. I don't touch their sports games anyway.

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

@ dirdiggler
You are forgetting that Disney owns ABC and ABC-family and that those 2 channels don't always have G-rated shows/movies.

ThePoetRazel
ThePoetRazel
11 years ago

Remember the big question here, since it's Disney will we be killing Jews instead of zombie and aliens now?…..(Silence)…..What? Too soon?

Xanavi23
Xanavi23
11 years ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! EA will now pay the ultimate price…this is true Justice. EA ruined countless games with their antics and now they'll be bought out. I don't care how crap their games get….i will only smile.

Xanavi23
Xanavi23
11 years ago

Though disney shouldn't mess with EAs NHL series or possibly Madden. They are actually good.

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

I really don't care for Disney I hope it doesnt go through

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

Match made in heaven as far as I'm concerned..

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

How bizzare, i love Disney Classics, but Disney (**cough** pixar) nowadays just doesnt interest me, they just try make there films funny instead of making epic adventures.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

…………..you don't like Pixar movies?

-Arvis

www
www
11 years ago

Wat's next…..Warner to buy the whole games industry???…hahahahaha!

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

As far as I'm concerned big companies getting bigger in a time when all the little guys are going belly up because of the economy is bad in ANY industry.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

I like this idea. I, like many others, have not been happy with EA for a while now. Make System Shock 3 dammit!! Though Dead Space was nice. Disney isn't known for rushing things out so this could mean some good things for the future. Time will tell. Now I'm just waiting for the Sony fish to chase down and swallow the Microsoft fish lol. One can dream I guess lol.

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

I know some of you hate Disney but I have to admit at how good they are at making games. I blew $60 on NFS Pro-street and it completely quit working after I got 25% through the game. But I only payed $20 on Pirates of the Caribbean:At World's End (it had already been out for a while before the NFS game) and it NEVER EVEN FROZE ONE TIME! The graphics were a mixed bag though (the pirates game still had better graphics than the NFS game since NFS could only do 720p and the pirates game was in full 1080p).

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

NO I DONT LIKE PIXAR!!! (apart from Toy Story 1 which is pretty near perfect) its completely shattered childrens movies nowadays there all too simular. just dont get me started on the matter

Jizmack
Jizmack
11 years ago

lol bugs bunny is cartoon network

supremekai
supremekai
11 years ago

?
Bugs Bunny is Warner Bros.

Xanavi23
Xanavi23
11 years ago

speaking of which, AB should pull off all the crap they have on saturday mornings and give us guys old enough to remember Bugs Bunny back on. That **** is still funny at 24 and 1/2

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
11 years ago

Ehh… I could care less because I'm not a big fan of Disney or EA. Never liked Kingdom Hearts either. >_<

Nsho
Nsho
11 years ago

the games r gonna become kiddish if this happens

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

OHHH boy, I can see it now……

All sitting 'rond the campfire with all our black radar-dish ears on.

Ohhh, and all while holding hands & singing out…….

"M-i-c, k-e-y….M-o-u-s-EA"

Oh hell, could even be one big ole get-together-again party if Annette, Brittney, and Christine all decide to show up)!!!


Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/7/2009 6:52:04 PM

blitz30952
blitz30952
11 years ago

lol, i can see it now… Hannah Montana & High School Musical songs in the next Madden game…


Last edited by blitz30952 on 1/7/2009 7:06:38 PM

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

That will be a nightmare! I will file a lawsuit if it happens.