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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    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.
    Zero chance of that.

    Video games are a very healthy market.

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    Video games make more revenue than movies and music combined.

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    All about that microtransaction life.. I dont see MS making anything exclusive when they make money off every platform (see Warzone.. free to play yet printing money)

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Video games make more revenue than movies and music combined.
    Mobile gaming brings in more revenue than all the other gaming platforms, movies, and music combined.

    Seriously, games like candy crush bring in 10's of millions a month, even 100's of millions a month, for games that require very little programming aside from graphics like, for example, Candy Crush. All those little microtransactions of $1-$5 add up to serious bank. It blows my mind how profitable those dumb little games are.

    Though initially released with advertising to help with revenue, King removed the advertising in 2013, and solely has earned money from the game in the form of in-app purchases.[30] Only a small percentage of the player base has purchased in-game items, up to around 4%, but this has led to millions of dollars in monthly revenue for King.[30] In 2014, Candy Crush Saga players spent over $1.33 billion on in-app purchases. This is a decline from the previous year, since in the second half of 2013 players spent over $1.04 billion.[7] By 2015, the monthly revenue was estimated at $120 million, but with declining players purchasing in-game items, down to 2% by 2016, that revenue has dropped to just over $53 million per month.[30] Again, by the end of October 2018, the monthly revenue rose to $128 million.[31]

    Five years after its release on mobile, the Candy Crush Saga series has received over 2.73 billion downloads.[32] Its revenue for the quarter ending September 2017 was $250 million, having gained significant improvement in year-to-year revenues from 2016.[24] It remains one of the top gross-revenue earnings app for mobile in the four years leading up to 2017.[24] By the end of July 2018, the total revenue earned by this game stood at $3.91 billion.[31]
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    Even mobile games are better than music nowadays. The thing with the music and movie industry is that its got an insane royalty structure.

    Once a small indie developer gets to the point where they can charge 99 cents to an audience of 100 million, that is when the money starts rolling in. India with its billion person population is just now catching up in hardware capability of somewhere around Team Fortress 2 where they would be feeling comfortable throwing down 99 cents for a digital diversion.
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    Sony stock is in a free fall. Down 13% since the news, wiped out $20b in market cap.

    Guess that means no new call of duty on PS5?
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    let me know if you guys are able to get Game Pass added on your MS EA

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Sony stock is in a free fall. Down 13% since the news, wiped out $20b in market cap.

    Guess that means no new call of duty on PS5?
    No amount of Spideman can save Sony now. They don't have the ammo to fight.

    What can they really do to retaliate? They don't have the infrastructure or capital to compete. Only a merger with Amazon can potentially fight it.

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    Buy Ubi seems the tit for tat move. They need a management shakeup anyway.

    Starve Xbox if the few remaining single player multi platform titles they have and position PS5 as the console for that market.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Buy Ubi seems the tit for tat move. They need a management shakeup anyway.

    Starve Xbox if the few remaining single player multi platform titles they have and position PS5 as the console for that market.
    Ubi doesn't even have huge hit on their hand. Even buying EA won't have the shock value MS just pulled.

    PS5 is already land of single player exclusives but that's not where the money is. Sounds like future is some sort of Gamepass/Xcloud where hardware will mean a lot less over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Ubi doesn't even have huge hit on their hand.
    So much this. Feels like Ubi has been treading water for a while. Most of their shit just feels like reskins of the same base game. AFAIK the only real lever they have left is bringing back Splinter Cell, but they'll probably fuck that up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    PS5 is already land of single player exclusives but that's not where the money is. Sounds like future is some sort of Gamepass/Xcloud where hardware will mean a lot less over time.
    Wouldn’t that be brutal for Sony. New COD still available on PlayStation… via xcloud.
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    Wouldn’t that be brutal for Sony. New COD still available on PlayStation… via xcloud.
    And Sony will have to ban all web browser on PS to close that backdoor.

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    I thought I was a gamer, but I guess not. I have no idea what any of you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I thought I was a gamer, but I guess not. I have no idea what any of you are talking about.
    Your Atari 2600 from 40 years ago doesn’t make you a gamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Your Atari 2600 from 40 years ago doesn’t make you a gamer.
    you don't know me.

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    Don't make me bring up ranking #6 in the world in Unreal.
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    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Both symbolic and ironic move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Both symbolic and ironic move?
    Like a traffic jam
    When you're already late?

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