Friday, April 27th 2012

Japan's Nexon Attempting to Buy Out EA?

Electronic Arts (EA) had a good day at the markets, on Thursday morning, following a report in a South Korean daily which claimed that Japan's Nexon Corporation is in a bid to buy it out. This report was mirrored by Bloomberg video on Thursday morning as markets opened Stateside. EA shares are responding strongly to the rumor: the game maker’s shares have spiked $1.22, or 8.1%, to $16.23. EA has a market-cap of about US $5 billion, while Nexon's is around the equivalent of US $8.3 billion. Headquartered in Japan, Nexon is a predominantly Korean company, which specializes in development and distribution of online games.

Source: Forbes
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53 Comments on Japan's Nexon Attempting to Buy Out EA?

#1
Widjaja
Probably only dreaming but if these guys buy out EA, I hope there is a huge change in the way EA games are made, because they perform like crap for the most part and usually have little to no support to resolve the problems.
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Vulpesveritas
by: Widjaja
Probably only dreaming but if these guys buy out EA, I hope there is a huge change in the way EA games are made, because they perform like crap for the most part and usually have little to no support to resolve the problems.
Lol. And while most people think Nexon does nothing to resolve problems in their games, they've actually done a lot. Combat Arms has come a long way from when it first came out. And they've managed to keep adding good content to their games, not short worthless DLC, but actually expanding on their games and making it so that after years of playing, they're still fun to play.
Of course they're a business, and they make their money on MMORPGs and MMOFPS' mostly, so it makes sense. However, they have decent customer support, especially for Combat Arms and Mabinogi.

I really do hope this goes through. I want Nexon to push Crysis 3 to not be a failgame. lol. At least we would almost guaranteed working multiplayer that way. :laugh:
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pr0n Inspector
Nexon is as Japanese as Megaupload is Hong Kong-nese.

It's a Korean company.
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