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2008/02/18 9:13:34: Posted by DM
Today must be rampant rumor day because we've got another juicy one for you readers. According to the chief editor of GamePro who made the comment earlier. Now this is not the most reliable source, of course, rumor mill for now.

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Written by Nemesis IX on 2008/02/18

wait, is that an American billion or European/Rest of the world Billion.
Written by CianMCL on 2008/02/18

“Microsoft will buy Epic Games for $1 billion this summer,” wrote Travis Moses, assistant editor at GamePro, in the magazine’s new issue.

thats what it says on the link
Written by Nemesis IX on 2008/02/18

alright its a us billion, thats not so much then well still a hell of a lot, can't see epic accepting this if true.
Written by kungfurabbit on 2008/02/18

won't happen, epic doesn't want the old ball and chain. i don't think they will give up their freedoms as game developers.
Written by neoimpulse on 2008/02/18

Was this featured in Gamepro's Gears of War 2 exclusive article? :P

But seriously, for MS to own Epic is unimaginable. I would think this is a move to prevent any developer from acquiring an Unreal Engine license to develop games for PS3...if it were true.
Written by blacktiger on 2008/02/18

wait a minute epic doesn't cost a billion does it ?
Written by zwandaba on 2008/02/18

thats a lot of lettuce...
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/02/18

Response to zwandaba:

That's a lot of lettuce, but Microsoft's got a lot of bread...and that makes for a nice sandwich! ;)

Written by MAKAVELI_ on 2008/02/18

nowadays , microsoft seem to want to buy everything.
Written by whYte420 on 2008/02/18

Microsoft can buy everything, which is why Sony is gonna get owned in the end.
Written by dudeman on 2008/02/18

If you can't beat them, just buy them. That is MS through and through. They would buy Sony if they had the money.
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/02/19

dudeman: They do have the money. Microsoft is worth more than Sony. Heck I think Bill Gates Net worth is in Sony territory...
Written by arthur56k on 2008/02/19

hasnt Sony bought some studios, heck more in this generation than MS, that has bought none
Written by blacktiger on 2008/02/19

MS is not more than SONY, if u mean Playstation yes but not SONY !!!

Belive me I know !

they might by 10 percent or somewhere close but a lot !

I Doubt that, remember in movie industry they own a lot of studioincluding MGM !!!!

and now blue ray section, and then we got electronics, oh and with OLED which is SONY's idea, and there is tons more that sony is actually making hundred percent profits, and not to mention SONY's CD, but with MS they got with internet stuffs not a lot of ppl known, so...

i think we need to find th facts first, but i doubt MS is by huge different with Sony !
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/02/19

blacktiger: Just by stock value alone Microsoft is worth 267 Billion. Sony is worth 46 Billion. All you have to do is is multiply the value of thier stock times the amount of shares available. Sony's per share price is higher at $46.72 vs Microsoft's $28.69 However Microsoft has 9.31 Billion stocks available vs Sony's 1 Billion. Not to mention how much cash Microsoft has in reserve.
Written by blacktiger on 2008/02/19

Thanks PimpDaddy, but the question is what how much money to they make in profits,

remember movie studios always make money no matter what, i mean if they fail they only lose couple production money but if they win which 100 times more than what it cost to make...

and we all know movies studio keep makingmoney, hence Spiderman made 1 billion dollar world in in one month, thats like all the time, and regulary they make 100 million dollar world wide every time they release a shit movie !!!

and then same exaple can be said to any industry,

MS only makes billions from OS and 360, with software, of making billions they have to release something like ADOBE photoshop, the close i can think of is MS OFFICE

umm what else maybe Windows Server, its getting bigger and bigger but thats it...

Yes SOny stocks worth low but remember how much money they get back in return !!!

I think there so much to do that...

It's not about sometime how much they worth ! its about how much they get back, too ! getting back in profits doesn't change Stocks all the time !
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/02/19

blacktiger: Pay attention to the quarterly and 1 year fiscal reports. Beleive me Microsoft averages between 40-60 Billion a year in profits on average. Sony could only dream of such numbers.

Spiderman??? You talking about gross revenue, not net profit. Remember that Billion dollar movie worldwide cost a sh!t load of money to make. Then you had advertising, and other associated costs.

I understand the main cash cows for Microsoft are Windows and Office. But they have alot of other divisions that make money, or in some cases cost them money.

Not trying to insult you, but I dont think your grasping the concept of each companies value, and what the real profit/loss numbers are... I think you look at Sony's gross revenues instead of thier Net profit. Remember every dollar that is made from a movie, every electronic, every song, every game that Sony sells is not profit. There are costs to make these products, advertising, distribution, etc... that take away from Sony's bottom line profit number.

I could be wrong, but I have been tracking Microsofts quaterlies for a few years now. And Sony couldnt get a whiff of what Microsoft was making. Why do you think Sony brought in Howard Stringer. You know a Japanese corporation is in trouble when they bring a "Round Eye" to run things...
Written by arthur56k on 2008/02/20

blacktiger, MS doesnt have to borrow to fund their projects, Sony does, how the hell do you think cell was made. as pimpd ways, sony will takwe years to make what MS makes a quarter, get that, years
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