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    Lightbulb EA tried to buy Valve

    EA has tried "over the years" to buy out Valve, the New York Times reports. These talks, had they ever reached negotiation, would have valued Valve at "well over $1 billion," NYT says, which is most likely a ridiculous understatement.

    Valve is a private company controlled by founder Gabe Newell, who doesn't release any of its financials, but Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter estimates Valve is worth $2.5 billion today.

    Newell says it's likely Valve's employees would scatter and the company would "disintegrate" before it would be sold.

    "It's way more likely we would head in that direction than say, 'Let's find some giant company that wants to cash us out and wait two or three years to have our employment agreements terminate,'" Newell says.

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    Being bought by EA is like a delayed death sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by asif105878 View Post
    Being bought by EA is like a delayed death sentence
    EA going down is even worse. There have been rumors that they'll be selling the company. I hate EA for a lot of bullshit but I would never want them to go under, they have fantastic IPs, it would be a crime in the gaming universe if they were all gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    There have been rumors that they'll be selling the company.
    I don't think it's going to happen,specially when they're trying to buy new company.

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    The article says nothing about EA still trying to buy Valve, just that they tried before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    The article says nothing about EA still trying to buy Valve, just that they tried before.
    Yeah but do you think there in that bad shape? they're games are doing good na?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arefinzz View Post
    Yeah but do you think there in that bad shape? they're games are doing good na?
    The games are defintiely not bad, surely not bad enough for the company to go under. Unfortunately that's not what that matters now, their sales have been lackluster compared to to industry giants like CoD and their share prices have been dropping significantly. One of their unnamed senior officials even said that they would let the company go if someone offered them $20 per share (current price is $13). So ya its not very good financially speaking.

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