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Company News Bethesda acquired by Microsoft

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Darth Roxor, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Potato Canon Novice

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    Microsoft now is in the MMO business. They own Elder Trolls Online.
     
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  2. MajorMace Arbiter

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    It'd be deliciously ironic if Avowed gets rushed in order to make room for the future release of TES VI. Even when they don't work for Bethesda, Obsidian works for Bethesda.
     
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  3. Shitty Kitty Learned

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    Apparently everyone forgot about Asheron's Call

    (including Microsoft)
     
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  4. OldSkoolKamikaze Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Ugh. This means more DirectX 12 games.
     
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  5. DeepOcean Arcane

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    More games should support Vulkan, when I activate DirectX 12 on any game, my framerate drops in half for no gains at all.
     
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  6. Andhaira Arcane

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    Microsoft paid $7.5 Billion...The moment when you realize Skyrim is worth more than Star Wars. Before the sequel trilogy no less.

     
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  7. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Games make more money than movies, thats not surprising at all.
     
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  8. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    To be honest, it's one of the selling points of a console for me still. Smart TVs are mostly crap.
     
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  9. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    Not to mention that by being able to share your subscription with your family you'll never be able to quit.
     
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  10. Trans-Financial-Man Savant

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    I suspect InXile will be put to work on an isometric Fallout followup due to their success with Wasteland. If they can get Avellone on board for that I'd be tentatively excited. However, I found Wasteland 3 to be boring and janky. Bethesda will most likely continue to make Zoomer Fallout and Obsidian will absolutely be put onto a New Vegas sequel for the PR alone. Regardless of the fact the majority of people who worked on New Vegas are no longer there. Maybe Once Lost have an avenue to get their ideas funded. But that would require them to start working on an actual game. Which they may not be capable of doing with a team comprised solely of modders with their mum's milk still wet on their face.
     
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  11. Kazuki Arcane

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    It's not only Elder Scroll IP, it also include several IP under many studio on Zenimax.

    Fallout
    Doom
    Dishonored

    and probably more of lesser known IP
     
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  12. Trans-Financial-Man Savant

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    Carmack would work with Nazi Germany on software to automate gas chambers if it meant he could advance his own tech and he could make it open source.
     
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  13. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Wow Joe got FAAAAAAAAAT.

    :kingcomrade:
     
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  14. Trans-Financial-Man Savant

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    He's been hinting that he wants to get Trent Reznor to help on a VR game that's a spiritual successor to the original Quake.

    Quake in VR is transformative by the way. VR just enhances the atmosphere of Quake in all the right ways. It's not something that can be shown in a 2D video. If you put the headset on and actually play it you'll understand quick. So a modern Quake 1 style game with decent graphics in VR would be a dream title for me. As long as it doesn't get up it's own arse like all these retro revival FPS games.
     
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  15. Wulfric Pinewood Arbiter Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Hehehe maybe TES VI will have new engine, not improved one since Oblivion like F4.
    Anyway we have MicroTodd now...
     
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  16. jackofshadows Savant

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    Even if I haven't seen this I'd tell you "ha, you wish!".
     
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  17. GreyWardens Rock Educated

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    DRMs, fucked up clients, buy-outs and exclusivity... It's good we have retro gaming. Well, time to throw out my Fallout and TES collection, pretty sure I won't play anything on MSSpyware.
     
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  18. RobotSquirrel Educated

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    What version of windows do you run? if its 10 you already are.
     
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  19. GreyWardens Rock Educated

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    7 of course, how thick do you think I am, have they shat anything else out since 10? I couldn't even get 8 to work as I liked!
     
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  20. Shitty Kitty Learned

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    10 is basically the last stop for Windows. They're going to eventually roll out a more "modular" version of 10 (or maybe they already have) that basically amounts to "build your own damn Windows, fucker".

    8 was a shitshow. 8.1 was tolerable. Windows 8 was Microsoft going "TABLETS ARE THE FUTURE" and being promptly told that they were fucking morons, prompting 8.1. 10 was Microsoft just giving the fuck up on designing a product people really wanted and going "FUCK YOU WE WILL FORCE THIS DOWN YOUR THROATS AND HARVEST YOUR DATA AND YOU WILL LIKE IT."
     
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  21. Mech Cipher

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    At this point I am just impressed. Does it really still count as the same engine when literally almost every single part has been replaced?
     
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  22. Sigourn Arcane

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    Cleve, do you like football? Who do you root for? And Holden or Ford?
     
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  23. FuckLiefeldGiveMeChew Educated

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    I like Angry Joe, but some of his statements there are really bad: He thinks the Xbox is the ideal console, even though it has no exclusives, everything gets cancelled, and Microsoft fucks over its customers? He sees Microsoft's takeover of Bethesda as a good thing despite its history of monopolizing everything and destroying games? Why is Angry Joe still so obsessed with Bethesda game after all it has done and what Microsoft will do to it?
     
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  24. baud Magister Patron

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    I though the stocks were going because of revelations that big banks were taking part in money laundering, not just the coof
     
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  25. Andhaira Arcane

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    CD PROJECKT RED BUYOUT WHEN???
     
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