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  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Inb4 NBC Universal takes interest.
    Liberate
  • LiberateLiberate
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    Inb4 NBC Universal takes interest.

    or Warner Bros Interactive
    Kensamaofmari
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    My quip about Bandai Namco was "totally not a review based snap crackle pop rage fit". I should keep my bias for games "requiring one to unpark their cores, just to play it,".. to myself. ~ Pros? Is that a joke, lol?

    Well, pros are just what the company has done well, and what it does well in, which may not necessarily game management or other areas.
  • LiberateLiberate
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    Is Bamco even bidding for Nexon?
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    @Kensamaofmari ~ I'm surprised. -- Your sarcasm detector is broken.

    I mentioned Bandai Namco because there's nothing they do well. Nothing. No pros, no cons. The second post I made about it was even more sarcastic, and included a review I gave one of their games, because unlike games for pc are supposed to be; it's almost impossible to be played on pc. ~ Let alone graded for quality. ~ Bandai Namco should stick with Xbox and stop porting to pc.

    Nothing like having someone define "Pro" and "Con" to you; like you were born yesterday.

    If a business has no pros, they wouldn't be operating for long. Yet, they do continue to operate. So there has to be enough that they do to keep them going.

    A failing business is something like Sears, who really are doing nothing right.
  • Atheist42Atheist42
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    The trouble with collected sales is you get into monopoly or anti-trust issues (for example the sales of Fox assets last year to Disney backfired, and Disney was forced to resell some assets back into the market).

    That was presumably because they breached USAnian anti-trust laws. In Nexon's case, the question would be whether the buyer would be breaching any of South Korea's anti-trust laws, if any exist.

  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Atheist42 wrote: »
    The trouble with collected sales is you get into monopoly or anti-trust issues (for example the sales of Fox assets last year to Disney backfired, and Disney was forced to resell some assets back into the market).

    That was presumably because they breached USAnian anti-trust laws. In Nexon's case, the question would be whether the buyer would be breaching any of South Korea's anti-trust laws, if any exist.

    Oh they exist in some form.
  • KelpSodaKelpSoda
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    be pretty cool if EA just buys mabi and murders it, and kills the studio in charge

    or bamco, they will somehow manage to turn mabinogi in a console game and poorly port it to pc
  • XxBearslayerxXXxBearslayerxX
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    EA, better stay the hell away. So help me God. My hand will SLIP!
    Lialin
  • RicardRicard
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    edited February 24, 2019
    It's hard to absorb since most of the items in here are like personal. Ever since the News Media crashed part of it's network. But I feel like it really is hard to let go such a childhood game since it's been through so much ever since their release of Online Varieties of Games.
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    edited February 27, 2019
    "EA, Amazon and Comcast enter Nexon bidding war, report claims"
    Guys, everyone wants in. Article Mention Article referenced
    "Netmarble announced its plans to purchase Nexon in January, starting a consortium of companies to this end."
    *Crosses fingers* If they win, we all win. Seriously, these guys listen, and they listen HARD.
    If we say no more gachapons, we get no gachapons. If we say standard item sales, we get standard item sales.
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    FYI: Comcast = NBC, who will probably look to put it in their NBC Universal assets.

    Oh no, not Amazon!
    Darkpixie99
  • BuffalosBuffalos
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    "EA, Amazon and Comcast enter Nexon bidding war, report claims"
    All of these possibilities are bad. Oh no.
    "Netmarble announced its plans to purchase Nexon in January, starting a consortium of companies to this end."
    Please please please PLEASE be the one to win out.
    Darkpixie99WolfsingerLialin
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    edited February 27, 2019
    Buffalos wrote: »
    "EA, Amazon and Comcast enter Nexon bidding war, report claims"
    All of these possibilities are bad. Oh no.
    "Netmarble announced its plans to purchase Nexon in January, starting a consortium of companies to this end."
    Please please please PLEASE be the one to win out.
    FYI: Comcast = NBC, who will probably look to put it in their NBC Universal assets.

    Oh no, not Amazon!
    I can't help but imagine Amazon wanting Nexon only for the free cash cow for shipping merch from the KR stores.
    Profitable, but can they even code?
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    Seriously, this matters to completely trash the now illegal gachapons.
    Unless they rent out the video game production/development rights to someone else.

    *Edit*
    I stand corrected.


  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Buffalos wrote: »
    "EA, Amazon and Comcast enter Nexon bidding war, report claims"
    All of these possibilities are bad. Oh no.
    "Netmarble announced its plans to purchase Nexon in January, starting a consortium of companies to this end."
    Please please please PLEASE be the one to win out.
    FYI: Comcast = NBC, who will probably look to put it in their NBC Universal assets.

    Oh no, not Amazon!
    I can't help but imagine Amazon wanting Nexon only for the free cash cow for shipping merch from the KR stores.
    Profitable, but can they even code?
    tenor.gif?itemid=9676298
    Seriously, this matters to completely trash the now illegal gachapons.
    Unless they rent out the video game production/development rights to someone else.


    Turn Nexon NA HQ into another 3PL shipping point.
    Darkpixie99
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    edited February 27, 2019
    Turn Nexon NA HQ into another 3PL shipping point.

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    Buffalos wrote: »
    "EA, Amazon and Comcast enter Nexon bidding war, report claims"
    All of these possibilities are bad. Oh no.
    "Netmarble announced its plans to purchase Nexon in January, starting a consortium of companies to this end."
    Please please please PLEASE be the one to win out.
    FYI: Comcast = NBC, who will probably look to put it in their NBC Universal assets.

    Oh no, not Amazon!
    I can't help but imagine Amazon wanting Nexon only for the free cash cow for shipping merch from the KR stores.
    Profitable, but can they even code?
    tenor.gif?itemid=9676298
    Seriously, this matters to completely trash the now illegal gachapons.
    Unless they rent out the video game production/development rights to someone else.
    *Edit*
    I stand corrected.
    They can code, bro.
    "Crucible is a third-person, last one standing game of trust and betrayal. Each match pits human and alien competitors with unique weapons and abilities against one another on a lush, alien world. Players make and break alliances on the fly. In Crucible it takes a mix of combat skill, strategic planning, and social finesse to survive." (In Development)

    They know Twitch too, so money money money!
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    Sherri
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    edited March 3, 2019
    KelpSoda wrote: »
    be pretty cool if EA just buys mabi and murders it, and kills the studio in charge

    or bamco, they will somehow manage to turn mabinogi in a console game and poorly port it to pc

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 is on sale in Origin for $10. ($9.99, but everyone rounds for tax.)
    I have reason to believe EA isn't our knight in Ruairi armor.
    It's a sim standing in one place as it wonders what it should be doing with that giant, creepy grin.

  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Enough money is not enough money.
    Kensamaofmari
  • LiberateLiberate
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    I can't help but imagine Amazon wanting Nexon only for the free cash cow for shipping merch from the KR stores.
    Profitable, but can they even code?
    As in game developers? No, not really. But they have plenty of software engineers, and their only real inclusion towards video game development is their game engine Lumberyard, which is a revamped version of CryEngine that's free to use. The only real reason why I see Amazon just dips in for a bid is just to see their hand not only in the video game industry further but to tap the Asian video game market at the same time. They own twitch, and see that competitive games have potential; and where are most competitive games are most popular in and often held? Korea. They most likely see Nexon developers as experienced Korean game developers, and use them to push more towards competitive gaming than focusing anymore on MMOs. Worst case scenario is that they drop all of their MMO support and let them to rot, which seems to be the case for 90% of these bidders anyway.
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    edited March 4, 2019
    Latest update Mar 3
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-nexon-m-a/tencent-kakao-among-shortlisted-bidders-for-south-korean-gaming-firm-nexon-korea-economic-daily-idUKKCN1QL02G

    Reuters

    Tencent, Kakao among shortlisted bidders for South Korean gaming firm Nexon: Korea Economic Daily

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant Tencent and South Korea’s biggest chat operator Kakao Corp are among five bidders shortlisted to buy South Korean gaming firm Nexon, the Korea Economic Daily newspaper reported on Monday.

    The newspaper said NXC Corp, the holding firm which controls Nexon, also had shortlisted private equity firms Bain Capital and MBK Partners, as well as an unidentified private equity firm.

    South Korean publisher Netmarble Corp was not offered to join the preliminary bidding, but formed a consortium with MBK Partners to bid for Nexon, according to the report which cited investment banking sources.

    The deal could worth as much as 15 trillion won ($13.3 billion) and the formal bid process was set to take place in early April, it added.

    Nexon founder Kim Jung-ju has been exploring a sale of a 98.64 percent stake in NXC Corp that is held by him and related parties including his wife.

    MBK Partners declined to comment on the report while Tencent, Kakao, Netmarble and Bain Capital were not immediately available for comment.

    Reporting by Heekyong Yang and Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Stephen Coates
    Darkpixie99