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3D Realms’ Scott Miller: EA should try to buy Take-Two again

Saturday, 30th January 2010 04:58 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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After failing to win over Take-Two back in 2008, EA CEO John Ricitiello called the whole courtship a “waste of ink.”

3D Realms’ Scott Miller, however, thinks he should give it another shot.

“EA really does need to broaden the number of game brands it can rely on—big hitters like a Call of Duty, Gears of War, GTA, and so on. What’s the real shame for them is that they were vigorously pushing for new brands during their recent heyday of soaring stock and untold riches. Like so many other market leaders, they rested on their laurels while Activision—doing its best Avis impersonation (“We’re #2, but we try harder”)—out-EA’ed EA,” Miller said in the first issue of Gamesauce.

“EA’s only chance, in my opinion, is to acquire Take-Two and add GTA, Max Payne, Duke Nukem, Bioshock, and Civilization to it’s lineup. In fact, they tried acquiring Take-Two already last year. They need to try again.”

Please no, EA. As if another will-they-or-won’t-they eternity-long scenario isn’t bad enough, blogs the world over will inundate the Internet with “cute” headlines like “Take-Two takeover take two!”

There we go. That’s right. On the count of three – you drop your pocketbook and well drop our pun books. 1… 2…

Thanks, IndustryGamers.

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6 Comments

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  1. M337ING

    EA doesn’t have the money to do so anymore. It’s more likely that they’ll be acquired themselves.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. BabyJesus

    ‘Duke Nukem Forever maker gives business advice’

    #2 5 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    BabyJesus said it perfectly.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. rainer

    Yeah Scott Miller is not exactly one to be giving out business advice he even backed the wrong horse when it came to digital distribution on the PC that Triton thing – they went bust.

    Miller may have pioneered the shareware business on PC gaming but that was a long time ago and Apogee/3D Realms despite all the good games they brought to market never amounted to anything other than a small time player.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bringit

    I think Icham will allow the buyout

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    The guy behind the most famously delayed game ever is telling one of the biggest companies what to do? Sound advice >_>

    One company in the red with the ceo’s position in constant jepordy apparently should buy out another company who seem s to be constantly in the red no matter what they do. Smart plan duke nukem guy, you want somebody to buy midway aswell?

    #6 5 years ago