If you're a PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii owner, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The rumoured takeover of Electronic Arts at the hands of Microsoft has been officially debunked.
At least, that's the word from the US news site Seattlepi.com. The site's resident blogger Nick Eaton claims to have an e-mail from Microsoft's Corporate PR Group Manager, David Dennis. The email allegedly states: "there is no truth to this rumor. We have no plans to purchase EA."
Now, assuming that the above quote is accurate, it would appear that the buyout rumour is completely groundless (i.e. -- if Microsoft was just trying to stall for time, it would have used less clear-cut phrasing). In other words, it looks like Madden, Tiger Woods, et al will continue to live prolific lives across many consoles.