When you're Valve, you're riding high on many successful games and a very successful distribution system. But, that doesn't mean they aren't open up to being bought out by someone. Doug Lombardi of Valve is open to the idea
and has had a good relationship with EA. If this would happen, what would happen to all the other companies with games available through Steam? Would they be happy knowing that some of the income's going into EA? Even if it's run as a separate entity, Valve would still be attached to EA if this were to happen. Interesting but hard to imagine what the ramifications would be if this were to happen.