Rumour: Warner closing on Codemasters buyout

Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 11:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt


“Just shut up.”
[inaudible, breaking glass]
“You’re late.”
“Are you drunk?”
“Yes. I don’t like you very much. It’s easier like this.”
“Get the fuck on with it.”
[sounds like clattering plates, grumbling]
“You know Warner’s been looking at Codemasters?”
“I don’t think they’re the only ones, but yes. There were ‘whispers’ about a month ago.”
“Yeah, well, apparently they’ve completed due diligence and buyout discussions are ongoing.”
“No shit.”
“Apparently so.”
[commotion, sounds like falling chair, muffled noises]
“Jesus. You’ve asked them for comment?”
“Yes. Codemasters said, ‘We have nothing to say on the matter.’ I think the Warner mails got lost in the ether somewhere.”
“Well, it’d make a lot of sense. Warner needs the dev. Sounds like they’re really going for it.”
“It does seem that way, yes. They must still be looking for a proper in after Square beat them to Eidos.”
“And Codies has been up for sale for years.”
“Very much so. Got any smokes?”
“You disgust me. Is that it?”
“Yes. And fucking get over yourself. I feel sick. Where’s my money?”
“Here. And stop calling me at home. My wife’s suspicious enough as it is.”
“Just be honest with her.”
“I don’t think so. Won’t you stay a while?”
“After last time? No.”
“Maybe if you didn’t stink there wouldn’t be such a problem.”
“I don’t need this.”
“Get out.”
[mumbling, slamming door, screaming]



  1. Psychotext


    #1 6 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen


    This is just… wow. :D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. slayernl

    ok….. wtf?
    is this for real or just a funny post……?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    It’s a serious post, but done in a weird but funny way.

    I like it, random Pat strikes again. :D

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Armitage

    You promised you’d never tell anyone, and that you would never, ever use any of that stuff as your “material”. >:(

    #5 6 years ago


    #6 6 years ago
  7. Armitage

    Also: Where do you select emotes when posting? Can’t seem to find them.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Roybott

    :D lol

    EDIT: @Armitage you can’t select them you just have to type them

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Armitage




    #9 6 years ago
  10. Armitage

    Oh yep I do :D

    Carry on..

    Edit: Thanks Roybott

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Razor

    No way…

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Why would Warner want to buy Codemasters, I wonder? Which IPs are they interested in?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Lutz


    #13 6 years ago
  14. SwiftRanger

    Brilliant, more stuff like this pls.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Captain Fruitloop


    Codies have some pretty large internal development teams, and, if Warners are looking to set up fast in the dev business…

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Zarckan

    You must be bored today fella :-)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Mike

    Very good. :)

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Michael O'Connor

    Best. News story. Ever.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    Is it an excerpt from your novel?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    How did I not think of that?

    Smart thinking, PUD! :D

    #20 6 years ago
  21. darkdomino

    Can we PLEASE get information about Kane & Lynch 2?

    #21 6 years ago

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