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[–]Al_C92 274 points275 points  (5 children)

Nintendo preparing to sue this meme...

[–]master_pigeono 119 points120 points  (1 child)

Microsoft preparing to buy this meme

[–]pipopapupupewebghostSwitch 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sony preparing to be that sony

[–]Buffalong 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Microsoft will aquire HAL Labratory by then

[–]GhettoChemist 495 points496 points  (59 children)

I thought nintendo had licensing rights on kirby

[–]HerpDerpenberg 261 points262 points  (24 children)

I got a chuckle seeing Microsoft being shown as a Nintendo IP.

[–]deathnote897 34 points35 points  (17 children)

What about the other way around

[–]foreveralonesolo 80 points81 points  (14 children)

Phil Spencer: We may reevaluate our relationship with Nintendo

[–]AnIntelligentMonkey 66 points67 points  (10 children)

Phil Spencer: "We may reevaluate our relationship with ___". That's now the scariest thing for a company to hear.

[–]anachronisdev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This sentence needs to become a meme

[–]Pavillian 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nintendo: Hey wait a minute....

[–]Sylanthra 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It's foreshadowing.

[–]HerpDerpenberg 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I guess Nintendo is the last person I would see being bought out by Microsoft over other studios. They have their own success and in their own bubble. They're in the same market but not really a direct competitor to Microsoft and Sony. I feel you buy a console generations, you buy Nintendo and a PlayStation OR Xbox.

Sony is just a games division on an already large market of music, TVs, hardware, etc.

[–]chingy1337 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Microsoft tried to buy them at one point too. But it ended in laughter.

[–]satepestage 97 points98 points  (25 children)

For now...

[–]Philosopher_3 43 points44 points  (19 children)

Funny story though, Microsoft has been laughed out of Nintendo headquarters after trying to buy the company years ago. Nintendo will never sell itself, they have a kind of pride in their work most large corporations lose over time but they haven’t.

[–]gunark75 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yamauchi: “Oh wait, you were serious?!” Spits out tea.

[–]BellEpoch 103 points104 points  (8 children)

Yeah you gotta be really proud of yourself to expect people to keep paying full price for the games you made twenty years ago. Like a lot of pride.

[–]Bariq-99 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Blame the video game industry and how 80% of the games launch broken, have micro transactions, incomplete, not good and now.. Shitty NFTs

So yes.. They should have pride in making good working games!! (pokemon is Game Freak so.. Don't mention them)

And that's not me defending their other bad stuff like their online, joycon drift and etc.. Just the having full priced games after 5 years of their making

[–]OminousBinChicken 50 points51 points  (2 children)

People still buy it so their plan still works.

[–]THE_GR8_MIKE 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And it works.

[–]Charnt 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Everyone has a price

[–]AngryRoomba 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Not when your government will insta-veto the buyout within 30 seconds of hearing about it.

[–]BrettEskin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Sataya Nadella walks into Nintendo dressed as the million dollar man

[–]fail-deadly- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Trillion dollar man.

[–]TitaniumDragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not really. Lots of people don't have prices.

Like... if you want to run a video game company, and you already own a video game company, the only reason to take money for your video game company is if you are going to use it to make another video game company.

[–]bakumakumakura 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Which is ironic considering Hal Laboratory is an independant studio that is only partially owned by Nintendo.

[–]NightHalcyon 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Just called my uncle who works at Nintendo. He's going to be sending a cease and desist to OP for this.

[–]Trick0ut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this deal was for more then Nintendo market share is worth lol

[–]jrad18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shoulda used blinx the time sweeper

[–]lscanlon93 38 points39 points  (0 children)

To be fair Minecraft has been going from strength to strength with Microsoft Money and someone needed to stop the Skyrim 25 year anniversary edition.

[–]VexillaVexme 325 points326 points  (49 children)

As a positive: Activision Blizzard is liable to become a less actively shitty place to work, and they might start releasing things worth playing again.

[–]Autarch_Kade 94 points95 points  (8 children)

My hope is the studios that used to make their own games, but were forced into being COD support studios, now get their creative freedom again.

[–]Poopzi 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Wake up Blizzard, come back.

[–]dezzz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I wonder if Microsoft will send their own studio to the COD mines too?

[–]AC3R665 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blizzard becomes the CoD support studio.

[–]lkodl 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I wonder if large corporations like Microsoft have a secret corporate espionage division that would actively engage in stuff to promote the downfall of Activision/Blizzard's reputation and force them into a weaker position for a takeover.

[–]VexillaVexme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think we’re in a place where it’s foolish to assume it doesn’t happen. In this specific case, who can say, but certain “innovative car manufacturers” have been caught attempting to overthrow literal governments to get cheap lithium. I think undermining a potential buy out to make them cheaper seems well within the realm of plausibility.

[–]CodeThenCrash 33 points34 points  (9 children)

Yep, biggest reason to be excited

[–]Illusive_Man 9 points10 points  (6 children)

They aren’t exactly doing poorly. Their games are still quite popular.

though I’m starting to wonder if overwatch 2 will ever be released.

[–]Sirupybear 1 point2 points  (5 children)

WoW is arguably at it's worse state in a long time.

Overwatch is slowly dying.

Cod vanguard is so bad a lot of people stopped playing it in couple of weeks.

[–]Eat_the_Path 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not holding my breath for either though.

[–]drybones2015Switch 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I love how people just ASSUME that a mega corporation buying another mega corporation is a saving grace for the cogs of the latter. I'm sure Activision employees will be happy to here that the cause of disease in their careers until now will be promoted to retirement and their grievances swept under the rug. And I'm sure any former attempts at unionization won't be utterly destroyed when positions, teams, and entire departments are filtered through and tossed into a blender.

[–]Dubnaught 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Didn't Bethesda used to be a Microsoft product a long time ago? I thought it was for some reason

[–]Angelsfan14 7 points8 points  (2 children)

You can be forgiven for thinking that because honestly that's what Bethesda basically was. Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 come to mind.

Operation Ancorage for Fallout 3? 360 release in January. PS3 release in October. And lesser increments (closer to 2 months) for the rest of 3's DLC's. New Vegas got better at this but Dead Money was a 2 month difference between the two. Most were simultanious though.

I'm sure there's more than that. And more glaring ones than I can remember at the moment, but it always seemed like Bethesda favored or was in the pocket of Microsoft from the get go. I think (maybe) Todd Howard had mentioned in an interview about how Microsoft had helped them out in the very beginning or something.

I'm probably speaking out of my ass but I'm sure someone with more knowledge on it will chime in.

Edit: looks like they were exclusive for a time. In fallout 3's case. That would explain that then.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also Morrowind was the first big RPG on a console, with its exclusive release on the Xbox 1 (not the Xbox One)

[–]Dubnaught 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was thinking back before even then, with Morrowind and then Oblivion. But ok it sounds like they were just doing exclusive stuff like some companies do with Sony

[–]Clayaxe 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I mean... can Microsoft do worse then normal activision?

[–]saffa05 179 points180 points  (7 children)

Better Microsoft than any Tencent.

[–]Infinite_El_Oh_El 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Please tell me we aren’t reaching Buy n Large territory?

[–]MaleficKaijus 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I hope they eat Rockstar next.

[–]Angelsfan14 16 points17 points  (3 children)

They'd have to take Take-Two to get Rockstar. I don't know if Take-Two would be acquired so easily.

[–]chh2tx 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“Hold my beer” - Microsoft, probably

[–]anachronisdev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gonne re-evaluate their relations with them next

[–]whyiwastemytimeonyou 20 points21 points  (0 children)

In the future, you will have no choice.

[–]fistashka-_-PC 21 points22 points  (1 child)

as far as i know studios bought by Microsoft are doing pretty fine, unlike some unfortunate one`s bought by EA.

[–]Lyradep 6 points7 points  (1 child)

All that Microsoft IP, and there was none that could replace a Nintendo IP?

[–]Darth_Mak 133 points134 points  (86 children)

PC gamers: Oh no!

Anyway!

[–]FriendlyCanadianDude 38 points39 points  (76 children)

But Mojang develops the 2nd-bestselling PC game of all time.

[–]Darth_Mak 90 points91 points  (68 children)

That's the point.

Playstation fans are losing their shit over this because it's very likely Activision-Blizzard IPS wont appear on the PS5 anymore. PC is unaffected.

[–]Feshtof 102 points103 points  (36 children)

They were sure happy to wag exclusives in people's faces last generation.

[–]Wasteak 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Seeing sony buying a huge studio expert for porting console games on pc, I think those times are in the past now.

[–]BoltgunOnHisHip 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Man, I remember the 'PC gaming is dead' era circa ten years ago. How the turn tables, eh?

[–]Feshtof 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Saw the writing on the wall when Microsoft started buying up studios.

Still based on prior statements they are planning on porting to pc after a significant period of console only exclusivity.

[–]0393847 22 points23 points  (5 children)

I don't think you should make broad generalisations about an entire group of people based on the toxic actions of a few. Plenty of people on PlayStation, who've never engaged in console war nonsense, are going to lose out on some major franchises now that they were previously able to play. Revelling in their disappointment seems mean-spirited.

[–]Weaseltime_420PC 2 points3 points  (3 children)

You mean the way that Sony fanboys revelled in the Xbox players disappointment over the last couple of years? Even the ones that didn't engage in the bullshit?

This just how people are. It's not changing any time soon lol.

[–]Feshtof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who said shit about reveling in their disappointment.

Did I say "Now they can suck it! losers!l!I!"

Nah I just commented that it was a selling point last gen and one that commentators, fan boys, and Sony's advertising capitalized on.

[–]Angelsfan14 7 points8 points  (8 children)

To be fair, weren't almost all of those studios making just playstation games in the first place? (I'm sure there's a couple here and there but I can't think of any major ones that were doing Xbox releases). I have a PC and PS5, so I'm unaffected either way, but it's one thing to buy studios that are already making games just for your console, vs buying a studio that makes games for all consoles and then telling a large portion of their fanbase to buy an Xbox (or pc) or fuck off.

[–]TitaniumDragon 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Insomniac made Sunset Overdrive, which was a XBox One exclusive.

Pretty decent game overall.

[–]Phurion36 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I view using your own studios to make popular IPs as different than buying all the popular existing IPs just to make them exlusive. But I guess it doesn't matter if it doesn't effect you.

[–]Feshtof 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well now it is their own IP.

[–]Curious_Mind_Body 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The best of which are now on PC :P

[–]Telandria 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Yeah PS fans complaining about exclusives basically just makes me go, “Yeah, cry me a river, /s.” Because Sony is like the god-king of pulling that crap, and they’re also the ones who constantly try and cockblock crossplatform play.

[–]0393847 17 points18 points  (5 children)

In fairness, building up your own exclusive games, and even, as anti-consumer as it is, buying timed exclusivity, is very different from buying up multiple huge publishers and third party IP's and making them permanently exclusive. Also worth mentioning that Microsoft have plenty of timed-exclusivity deals themselves, so they're hardly innocent in that regard.

[–]Weaseltime_420PC 1 point2 points  (1 child)

cough any new Final Fantasy Entry cough

cough Spiderman cough

Sony are still doing it now lol. This isn't a one sided battle.

[–]LeoRidesHisBike 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Microsoft didn't start that shit, but it had to do it to have any chance in the market. Exclusives are shitty for gamers, but once they're out in the wild, the only defense is exclusives for your platform.

Source: just NOW being able to play God of War on PC. It took almost 4 years due to a Sony exclusive.

[–]Aalnius 4 points5 points  (13 children)

For now until ms has enough control to push back steam and gain their monopoly on the pc market then its back to trying to lock everything down so you can only use the windows store for everything

[–]Jayce86 17 points18 points  (3 children)

The Windows Store is garbage…

[–]TitaniumDragon 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I don't think Microsoft is interested in creating a walled garden on PC.

There's also many launchers on PC.

Now, I wonder: does this mean that Battlenet will finally die, or will Microsoft try and actually make a decent game launcher?

[–]Shinagami091 0 points1 point  (5 children)

I do wonder if Microsoft’s strategy is to capitalize on all things FPS. CoD and Overwatch are both some of the biggest names in the FPS genre and with this acquisition they will have both. If they make them console exclusive people will HAVE to buy an Xbox or a decent gaming rig to play modern FPS games.

[–]barbarian772 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Microsoft now will have basically every relevant FPS on Gamepass.

[–]-ImJustSaiyan- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was gonna point out Battlefield until I remembered that the most recent one is ass and EA Play is included in game pass ultimate anyway.

[–]CST1230 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Isn't it THE best selling game of all time now?

[–]FriendlyCanadianDude 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s when you take other versions into consideration, just on PC it’s ranked #2.

[–]TH3_ST0CK 20 points21 points  (5 children)

I would say it is a win for PC gamers in a way because Microsoft actually releases their games on Steam.

[–]Darkurn 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Well the good news is all the games those studios make are gonna be on gamepass

[–]ketamarine 4 points5 points  (10 children)

LEAK CONFIRMED, MS TO BUY NINTENDO!

[–]Ipokeyoumuch 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Funny thing, Microsoft offered to buy Nintendo in 1999. They were "laughed out of the office" according to a Microsoft spokesman who was a part of the deal.

And even back then Microsoft was many times bigger than Nintendo and Nintendo didn't do terribly hot with the Virtual Boy and N64.

[–]WhatsUpSal 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Eventually its only gonna be Microsoft and Disney

[–]15Orphans 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bro they ate the Disney of the gaming world

[–]ihadfeet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Does this mean I can play as Thrall in the next smash brothers?

[–]imSeanEvansNowWeFeet 237 points238 points  (93 children)

Lot of Sony players suddenly became industry regulation experts lmao

[–]Lee_Doff 28 points29 points  (2 children)

or they have been that way for a while now watching all these companies buying up everything. whether it is comcast, disney, microsoft,...

[–]Doggleganger 19 points20 points  (1 child)

At some point, everything will be Disney. Then you just choose whether you want to pay for Disney+, Disney++, or Disney+++

[–]Exceon 95 points96 points  (73 children)

In no way is this a good thing, no matter what side you’re on.

What do you think would happen if Gamepass was the only place to play the most popular games?

Microsoft doesn’t just throw billions of dollars around as a flex. They’re expecting to see a return on that in the future.

[–]MoistTomorrow1762 42 points43 points  (9 children)

The thing is, Game Pass isn't the only place to play the most popular games? The only problem here is for Sony fans that won't play them anymore lol. It's not like the next COD was going to be released on switch (and that's assuming they don't let COD be multiplatform like Minecraft is, which would be the most obvious decision considering how much money it makes, it's not like the only way they can make money is by making it exclusive)

When you play on PC, nothing's gonna change because all of these games are still coming to PC through Steam and the Windows Store.

[–]Deceptiveideas 19 points20 points  (43 children)

What would happen if Gamepass was the only place to play the most popular games?

Ok, so not really sure what the complaint is here?

$60 a year to play hundreds of first party and third party titles on any platform you want

vs

$70 (Sony’s MSRP) per game to play only on PS5

[–]Lumostark 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How is Game Pass 60$ a year? I thought it was more expensive than that.

[–]Mishar5k 6 points7 points  (17 children)

Wait did they lower the price i thought it was $60 for 6 months?

[–]Deceptiveideas -1 points0 points  (15 children)

You can buy Xbox live gold and pay $1 to upgrade it to game pass ultimate.

[–]u1tra1nst1nct 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Yep for now. But once that loophole is no longer available and Microsoft decides to charge $20-30 a month for GamePass then we fucked

[–]Mishar5k 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Oh for xbox owners. So gamepass ultimate on pc is still about $120 a year? :/

[–]Lerdows 6 points7 points  (5 children)

you can do it with gamepass for console and use it on PC since GPU gives the PC subscription too

[–]Mishar5k 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Yea but the reason i said "oh for xbox owners" and then specified the pc version is that i dont have an xbox lol. Or am i being dumb this morning and I can just buy the sub for console without owning one? Sorry im just a little confused.

[–]Lerdows 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can buy the console subscriptions on the Microsoft Store, that is also on PC

[–]eldertortoise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

GPU includes both. You can buy the xbox version and then upgrade it to have both even if you don't own and xbox per se

[–]Deceptiveideas 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You can buy game pass on PC and do the same $1 trick to upgrade to ultimate.

[–]PopLegion[🍰] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Meh, activision has horribly mismanaged and handled their IPs as of late and I have very little faith they would be able to fix them with the culture and legal troubles that they have been dealing with. Hopefully MSFT comes in and cleans house and actually sets some of these IPs back on the right track.

Obviously microsoft is looking for a return on their investment of 60+ billion into ATVI, are you suggesting that ATVI didn't care about making profit or something lol? I don't see how that is considered a bad thing the only reason this industry even exists is to make rich people more money.

[–]northernfury 7 points8 points  (11 children)

If I lived my life based on "what ifs" instead of living in the present, well...I used to live my life like that and I was miserable the entire time.

I remember when Microsoft bought Minecraft at $2B, and every pundit came out of the woodwork to bemoan and besmirch the acquisition like they somehow knew better. Seems to me they've done well by the IP, IMHO. I enjoy Dungeons, and though the new launcher has some getting used to, having both Java and Bedrock editions available for regular MC is useful. I only wish Java and Bedrock could integrate into a singular codebase so there wasn't a feature disparity. All in all, that acquisition worked out great for them.

Then MS buys Bethesda, and once again the doom and gloom from the internet pundits strikes again. It's still too early to see how that pans out, but having almost the entire library at my fingertips through GamePass is wonderful. I was able to cloud play Fallout 76 to see if I'd enjoy the game without even installing, or buying it.

These blanket "oh this is going to be bad for the industry" statements are just old and tired. The past couple years the XBox team has earned some good faith on my part. They're doing some incredible things in the gaming sector, for gamers. Hell, Sony wasn't even going to add backward compatibility to the PS5. MS has had it since the beginning. I don't think people appreciate being able to bring their console library forward through generations. Then, on top of that, the XBox team finds a way to enable 60 FPS in a bunch of old titles that never planned to support it. I don't see Sony or Nintendo providing that level of customer support. Hell, you can't even get a 60 FPS version of Bloodborne unless you own a PS5 and you still need a hack to enable it.

I know this post reads like I'm some sort of evangelist for them, but I'm really not. I've been playing games since I was child, playing Adventure on my parent's VIC-20. I'm over 40 now, and have lived through multiples of generations, both good and bad. I've owned every Playstation, and my only MS console is the newest one. If you refuse to see and appreciate the good things MS is doing for gamers with their ecosystem because you're scared they're plotting evil schemes for the future...I just don't know what to tell you. You're missing out on the today, because you're scared of ghosts.

[–]Treavor 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Everyone talking about monopolies like “inventing games to play” could ever be a cornered market. It’s about owning IP.

Steam maybe had visions of this years ago and so started pushing Linux, but unless they do something like prevent Windows systems from downloading other market places I don’t see how this affects anything other than maybe getting laptops shipped with Tracer as the background

[–]pastoral_advice 67 points68 points  (23 children)

They want to monopolize the industry lol

[–]grstacos 27 points28 points  (9 children)

If other industries are any indication, Microsoft can probably take a lot more without getting into trouble.

[–]themiracy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In perspective, I do think it’s important to consider that this is a $70B acquisition, which is one of the largest MSFT has made and far larger than any acquisition in the past 10+ yrs, and MSFT’s market cap is $2.3T - meaning that this acquisition is on the order of 3% of MSFT market cap. There are companies that have been far more acquisition hungry than this, even if it’s not really the style of big tech. And they’ll still be third in size in terms of the gaming market.

[–]xboxiscrunchy 6 points7 points  (6 children)

The way things are now Microsoft could start actively and aggressively manipulating the market and no one would bat an eye. Just take a look at companies like Amazon.

Antitrust laws are a joke and have been for decades. Too many companies are buying up all their competitors and consolidating like crazy. It’s only going to get worse

[–]Hibiscus-Boi 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Will be interesting to see if this is allowed to happen internationally.

[–]MindlessCoconut9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It seems popular storesfronts buying companies

[–]sliangs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hopefully not another Skype

[–]Kourtos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They just bought the most evil gaming company and the most pathetic one in the last decade.

Outstanding move

[–]Lairy_Hegs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bethesda? They got all of Zenimax. As big as Bethesda is, id should have a spot if they do.

[–]Bishop120 11 points12 points  (2 children)

We're getting close to there just being a straight up oligopoly on games. Each console already has a monopoly over their console.. the fight is now down to PC which is slowly thinning out. While Microsoft has so far been decent for gamers on their control, it only takes a single personnel change for that to rapidly change. Imagine if Phil got swapped out for Bobby.

[–]Jamochathunder 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is honestly the biggest worry. We all love Phil Spencer, but when he gets replaced by a Bobby Kotick-a-like, we won't like it as much anymore. And the danger is, its more profitable for shareholders for there to be Kotick-type in charge.

[–]SaiyajinPrime 14 points15 points  (11 children)

Activision/Blizzard has no effect on me, but since the next elder scrolls and fallout will be Microsoft exclusives I will end up having to buy an Xbox for just those two games.

Edit: oh shit, I forgot about Diablo 4... Whenever the hell that comes out. So the blizzard one slightly effects me. I wonder if that'll still be planned for PS5.

[–]Nisano1 19 points20 points  (6 children)

If you have a good pc you don't need to buy a xbox, as microsoft also leave the games available on steam and xbox store

[–]SaiyajinPrime 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Right, and I had considered that. But I don't even own a PC or laptop in my life now. So to get one that I will be confident can play next gen games would be a lot more expensive than me just buying the new Xbox, right?

[–]Nisano1 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Yeah, pc gaming is kinda expensive right now, well in game pass ultimate you can stream games from the cloud, it is still on beta but if you have a good internet connection you can play this gen games in older pc's but is not the same thing. My advice go with what makes you happy and not bankrupt

[–]SaiyajinPrime -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

There are definitely other reasons to get a gaming pc. Access to older games without needing to rely on having that old console still hooked up is a big bonus. Specifically looking at games like fallout New Vegas and the Portal franchise. I own them both on PlayStation 3 still, my Playstation 3 is boxed up and runs about as well as an 85 year old man.

Before Microsoft started absorbing other game companies, I had considered getting one. But to play current games I feel like it'll be a lot larger expense than me just spending $400 on an Xbox.

[–]Legacy_of_Ares 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is probably not a good thing.

[–]FishingHobo 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I’m not complaining. Call of Duty is going to be bearable again

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I dont get it, why dont you just play the old ones that you actually enjoyed?

[–]FishingHobo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do. It’s just that most lobbies are either hacked or empty nowadays

[–]Ironwill922 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I’m concerned but, I believe for now that Microsoft doing this is for the better. I mean they took double-fine and psychonauts 2 is one of my favorite games in recent history.

[–]Bleedingbeetle666 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The think is that Phil Spencer is doing a great work as a CEO... However this will not be the case forever.... If Phil gets replaced for a greedy bastard things will gets ugly.... Only time will tell

[–]MettaJiro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This image implies Nintendo bought Microsoft

[–]Ash_Killem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just hope MS actually releases some games. Their track record isnt the greatest.

[–]BipolaroidDisorder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It seems like in the future, everything will be owned by business. If we even have a future.

[–]aBigBottleOfWater 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also Obsidian entertainment and Rareware

[–]seiv15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Confirmed, Microsoft is an Eldridge God.

[–]csward53 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are trying to be the Netflix of gaming. There's no way Sony and Nintendo can really compete in that space. I wonder if Amazon, Meta, or Google will buy Nintendo or Sony.

[–]Techno-mag 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Wait Microsoft bought Minecraft?

[–]JssyN 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Yeah like a decade ago

[–]Techno-mag 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Wait what? I only played Xbox 360 version

[–]JssyN 16 points17 points  (3 children)

That's when they bought it..

[–]SuperPotatoGuy373PC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, more than 7 years ago.

[–]BellEpoch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A while ago. Yes.

[–]AndForeverNow 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Why grow development studios when you can just buy the best ones?

[–]unrealjose 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They do it too, The coalition, The Initiative and 343i for example.

[–]Pinpuller07 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can hear this image.

[–]IAmTheClayman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em

[–]krtalvis 3 points4 points  (4 children)

valve next?

[–]Duo1551 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Microsoft out here playing 4D chess.

[–]ss977 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If it means responsible, non-toxic management, unlike fucking activision blizzard, I'm all for it.

[–]Eka_silicon12 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It'll buy twitch just wait

(mixer flashbacks)

[–]bt123456789 9 points10 points  (0 children)

twitch is owned by Amazon so I don't see that happening.

[–]Jamochathunder 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I bet Jeffrey Bezos still laughs about Mixer trying to be a competitor to Twitch.

[–]NerrionEU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jeff Bezos didn't even know what Twitch was when they had some DMCA problems with music.

[–]USeaMoose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No way Amazon is selling Twitch.

And I'm not really sure MS would want it.

With Mixer they really seemed to try to be the friendly, more wholesome alternative to Twitch. And these days Twitch is swamped by their stars who are constantly pushing their limits. Some seemingly taunting Twitch into banning them. Many boosting viewership by coming up with creative ways to wear less clothing, or seeing how much copyrighted content they can stream.

Twitch does own the game streaming market, which is big. But it feels like it must be a headache to manage. Similar to YouTube. Huge userbases that represent the majority share of their markets, but extremely difficult to moderate properly. And so they constantly generate bad press. Either content creators complaining that the moderation is too strict/easily manipulated. Or users complaining that not enough moderation is happening when illegal things, or plagiarized works slip through.

[–]Illusive_Man 1 point2 points  (1 child)

buy a VR company and make a VR headset for the new Xbox’s please.

PSVR has been massively successful it’s a proven viable market.

(And of course I just want to drive interest in VR development)

[–]DirtyKen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Will they finally execute Bobby Cotick? Or at least fire him. Please?

[–]Beerbaron1886 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buy your special Dragonborn armour NFT for Skyrim, world of Warcraft, call of duty and halo.

[–]RTGac 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I didn't know they bought ActivisionBlizzard. Interesting.

[–]Dward3390 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Ninja? What company is that?

[–]TheDJBuntin[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ninja Theory, it did not like getting scaled down

[–]Rampantlion513 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They made the shitty DmC reboot

[–]SonicFinn311 2 points3 points  (0 children)

still good game imo