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Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Belegarsson, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    EDIT: FOR SEVENTY FUCKING BILLIONS

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/01/18/welcoming-activision-blizzard-to-microsoft-gaming/

     
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  2. Alex Arcane

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    I know everyone here will think this couldn't possibly make Blizzard even more shitty; and probably they are right, but I am afraid this will still have awful repercussions down the road.
     
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  3. Scroo Female Quota Staff Patron

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    MS just buying everything is worrysome. Monopolized gaming sounds... shit. Not that ActiBlizz was particularly great in the past years but generally this is a problem imho.
     
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  4. what am i doing Arcane Patron

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    No, I'm damn sure Microsoft will make Blizzard far more shitty. Blizzard makes crappy games, that's their thing. Microsoft hates their customers and comes up with new ways of making their lives just a little bit worse every time they change their product.
     
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  5. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    Damn I can buy all the Euro Truck Sim 2 DLCs with that much money

     
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  6. Vincente Scholar

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  7. Israfael Arcane

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    So, /pol/ was right again.. :lol: Not sure if buying such toxic assets is a good investment for Microsoft, but they probably bought everything in bulk to get that sweet battle royale cash
     
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  8. Wunderbar Arcane

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    The industry is becoming worse and worse with every year. Soon there will be only two-three big corpos, peddling their equivalents of "gamepass".
     
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  9. mondblut Arcane

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    So, Obsidian and InXile are gonna be busy making new DLCs for WoW?
     
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  10. Scroo Female Quota Staff Patron

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    Can't wait for every game to be designed by algorithms
     
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  11. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Microsoft appears to be very hands off with its subsidiary companies, so we'll see what happens with Blizzard now.

    Microsoft probably engineered the sexual harassment lawsuit chains in Blizzard to devalue and destabilize it to buy it out, Bill gates couldn't have been putting those chips in vaccines for nothing.
     
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  12. J1M Arcane

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    Yeah. You can tell when the decision was made because the stock price jumped a short while ago for no reason.

    I wonder if they will take Call of Duty and the WoW port off of PlayStation.
     
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  13. raw Conscript Patron Vatnik

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    The logical next step in bill gates quest for world domination. Spencer in particular looks like straight out of a bond movie.

    It will enjoy the next WoW Addon or it will have its fingernails torn out.
     
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  15. hello friend Arcane

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    Microsoft got gypped
     
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  16. typical user Arbiter

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    Microsoft owns Widowmaker ass.
     
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    Competition as a capitalist feature is a lie. Yet again we have to thank Microsoft to lay bare that truth.
     
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  19. Israfael Arcane

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    Someone should neuronet Phil instead of Bolvar
     
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  20. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    now give us back Wolfenstein 2009 and Heretic 2 ffs
     
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    Who is going to buy Steam? M$ or Dizney?
     
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  22. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Does Microsoft now own Arcanum?
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  23. BruceVC Magister

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    I can understand peoples concerns with any monopoly but I use to work for Microsoft and they a visionary company with massive resources that should only benefit gamers. They also respect the independence of companies they purchase unless the acquired company starts running at a loss in which case they will intervene to fix things

    But similar to the Bethesda acquisition this doesn't mean the quality of games will get worse, lets be optimistic
     
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  24. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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    Long awaited Arcanum FPS on its way!
     
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    What happened to Western Mass-Media due to Disney is going to happen to Western Video Games due to Microsoft.

    Journey to the Centre of Arcanum will be resurrected, and entrusted to whatever-the-hell is left of Arkane in 10 years time. Slated for release holiday season 2035.

    Gamepass Exclusive.
     
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