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    Default Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/01/...rosoft-gaming/

    Not much gaming news here but this is pretty crazy!

    I'm tempted to cancel my GP that expires in Sept so I can renew for 3 years at current rate.

    I don't think that deal is lasting much longer.

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    That is… surprising.
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    67 billion, gawd damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Legit2Quit View Post
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    67 billion, gawd damn
    On 2.9 billion TTM cash flow.

    If I was a MS shareholder I’d be pissed.
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    It’s the long game. Taking huge IPs out of the PlayStation ecosystem is a massive win for Microsoft, especially when Sony is looking to start their own game pass service.
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    Gonna be a lot of loot boxes in that long game lol
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    God damn, all cash deal too. GP just got more valuable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Gonna be a lot of loot boxes in that long game lol
    MS is down 2% on the deal. In the meantime, January patch Tuesday has burn many businesses that runs Windows OS. Wish they would throw that team a couple bil.

    COD got the chads and Blizzard side got the geeks. Now MS just need something like Genshin Impact ($2.5B cash flow/year on a single game) from Asia to get the waifu weebs and they will get every gaming sector cornered.

    Netflix spend $14B/year on originals. So if Gamepass wants to be Netflix of gaming, it kinda make sense. Amazon and Netflix seems to already dip their toes a bit into gaming.
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    This is just to buy the studios. They still need to invest in future content. Which these days is $$$.

    Gamepass has a ceiling for what people will pay for it, and I doubt it is much higher than it is currently, no matter how much content it has.

    This isn’t a smart deal for Microsoft. Not at that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    This is just to buy the studios. They still need to invest in future content. Which these days is $$$.

    Gamepass has a ceiling for what people will pay for it, and I doubt it is much higher than it is currently, no matter how much content it has.

    This isn’t a smart deal for Microsoft. Not at that price.
    Meh, how much dev $ you have to throw at Candy Crush? But this may start something. Netflix may want to snap up Riot Games next.

    And EA be like:
    do-me-scrubs.gif

    Also, MS may want to use the power of position to price Netflix and may be even Amazon out and make Sony having a tougher pill swallow for a competing service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    This is just to buy the studios. They still need to invest in future content. Which these days is $$$.

    Gamepass has a ceiling for what people will pay for it, and I doubt it is much higher than it is currently, no matter how much content it has.

    This isn’t a smart deal for Microsoft. Not at that price.
    The value on game pass is ridiculously good today, before this deal. The key though is to increase the subscriber base which is what this deal will easily bring. At some point you won’t have the option but to pay price increases to play your favorite games, like it or not.

    Wonder if antitrust will get involved. I mean I see what MS strategy is here, but it’s borderline monopolistic going forward if they make these IPs exclusive to PC and Xbox and shut out Sony. They’re already doing it with Bethesda.
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    In the meantime, Sony exclusives are showing up on Steam for PC.

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    Is CoD still relevant? I haven't played one in 8 years and they were starting to suck then.
    They should reboot Frostbite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Is CoD still relevant? I haven't played one in 8 years and they were starting to suck then.
    They should reboot Frostbite.
    CoD as you and I think of it? Yes.

    What CoD is now is Warzone.

    Kiddies love warzone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    CoD as you and I think of it? Yes.

    What CoD is now is Warzone.

    Kiddies love warzone.
    I still play the single player campaign yearly. Ain’t as good as the MW days, but still solid. Multiplayer warzone crap is a money printer haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Is CoD still relevant? I haven't played one in 8 years and they were starting to suck then.
    They should reboot Frostbite.
    Still in top 10 if you based it on Twitch watch stats.

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    I still play the single player campaign yearly. Ain’t as good as the MW days, but still solid. Multiplayer warzone crap is a money printer haha.
    There is no money in you replaying a 3 year old game haha
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    Wonder if antitrust will get involved. I mean I see what MS strategy is here, but it’s borderline monopolistic going forward if they make these IPs exclusive to PC and Xbox and shut out Sony. They’re already doing it with Bethesda.
    The trick is to stop making games exclusive, but don't make the graphics optimal either. Also make the PS versions buggy as shit, with updates a month behind Xbox/PC
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    The trick is to stop making games exclusive, but don't make the graphics optimal either. Also make the PS versions buggy as shit, with updates a month behind Xbox/PC
    I think that’s the EA model.

    Except they do that for every platform.
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    I need another Pizza Pops promo to stock up on Game Pass time, lol

    Microsoft coming at Sony hard though.
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