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3 minutes ago, TehStu said:

Which would suck for a lot of people caught up in it and just wanting to keep punching the clock.

Yeah of course it sucks, but it’s a side to this acquisition that can’t be ignored and tbh leaves a bit of a sour taste. 

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2 minutes ago, TehStu said:

Yeah, I mean, robocop.gif for Bobby, but I'm sure him and his ilk will still make enough coin out of this.

Yeah and that sucks even more, I wanted to see his ass fired to the moon and made an example of, but in this scenario he walks away an even richer guy. 

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16 minutes ago, DeciderVT said:

 

Do you have any links? I've had a crap day and I could do with some schadenfreude at the expense of a corporate defence force.

 

 

In this one it looks like he is filling up half way through

 

 

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That price can't be real, surely?:blink::wacko: Just utter madness if so. So much wrong with an acquisition like this it's hard to know where to start. It shouldn't get past the monopoly commission for one. The worlds gone nuts since 2016, so here's another nut I guess!

 

Tell you one thing, as is so often the case Nintendo knows.. Thank fuck they've been quietly buying back their own stock.

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17 minutes ago, DeciderVT said:

 

Do you have any links? I've had a crap day and I could do with some schadenfreude at the expense of a corporate defence force.

 

Why would an adult spend time doing this (making the videos or watching them)

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6 minutes ago, Giddas said:

 

Why would an adult spend time doing this (making the videos or watching them)

 

I'm in bed with a kidney stone and watching YouTube as when I try and commit to a film I have to writhe around in excruciating agony every so often so miss the narrative thread.

 

Plus my YT is full of these at the moment and it's funny watching yanks get worked up over it

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18 minutes ago, Varsity said:

The people crying out that it's a monopoly and all that nonsense are providing an endless source of entertainment...please continue. 

 

Griffin Gaming is a good channel that rips these videos, the creators and their production values

 

For example here he does a video from someone about how "Game Pass is a scam"

 

 

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1 hour ago, Thor said:

We're on the brink of megacorps from dystopian sci-fi. In a different industry, all cars in the future will be driverless, and provided by an Amazon/Google subscription, tracking your every move in said vehicle.

 

It's kind of breaking out into a different discussion, but Google already tracks my every move. 

 

I know I could 'turn it off' but I figure they're going to capture it anyway, so all that would achieve would be preventing me from looking at it myself. 

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Just now, Simmy said:

Get your 3 years of gold converted to game pass soon folks, got the feeling that "loophole" ain't gonna be around much longer.

Tbh if they’ve got that much money to throw around I doubt they’ll be arsed about people getting cheap Game Pass, whatever it takes! 

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6 minutes ago, Simmy said:

Get your 3 years of gold converted to game pass soon folks, got the feeling that "loophole" ain't gonna be around much longer.

Still 5 months to go on that original $1 deal of olde. 

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Everyone is looking through the back catalogue and IPs owned by Activision/Blizzard and foaming at the mouth at the prospects of these being resurrected by Microsoft when in all reality this deal probably just means just lots more CoD, Candy Crush and Overwatch. 

 

 

If Sony do struggle because of this Nintendo will just buy them. Nintendo Switchstation will sell billions. And with the profits they will buy Sega, Capcom, Bandai-Namco, Square Enix and Konami to create the ultimate Japanese Games company to take on Microsoft in a modern day Godzilla vs Kong battle. 

 

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35 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Yeah and that sucks even more, I wanted to see his ass fired to the moon and made an example of, but in this scenario he walks away an even richer guy. 

 

Even if he was fired he owns a 4.5 million shares from his 15 or so years working there, almost 1% of the company, he'd have a golden parachute either way.

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8 minutes ago, Simmy said:

Get your 3 years of gold converted to game pass soon folks, got the feeling that "loophole" ain't gonna be around much longer.

 

What's the loophole? I've never bothered with Gamepass previously as never feel have enough time to get most out of it 

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1 minute ago, RubberJohnny said:

 

Even if he was fired he owns a 4.5 million shares from his 15 or so years working there, almost 1% of the company, he'd have a golden parachute either way.

Yeah it’s just wishful (spiteful?) thinking on my part there. The quicker he goes and his regime with him the better. 

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I’m hoping MS can take some of the studios that got acquired and after 1 game got stuck on CoD map duty and let them have a bit of free reign to make a game they want. 
 Diablo 4 Xbox and PC only?

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5 minutes ago, dfq23 said:

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The mobile phone market dwarves the console market, whereas I doubt they’d really care how many sales of COD they’ll lose on PS compared with how many people will be persuaded to buy an Xbox and/or Game Pass. 

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That this is legally allowed is an indictment of anti monopoly rules and capitalism really. Governments have lost their ability to control and oversee corporate growth. We are fucked. 

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