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Old 18-01-22, 13:47   #1
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Old 18-01-22, 13:53   #2
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HOLY SMOKES!!

Did NOT see this one coming. I'm out of words really. WHAT?!?!?
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That's a lot of money to pay for a company with a seriously tarnished reputation that have pulled every studio and franchise they own down to focus solely on Call of Duty games. Bad move IMO.
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Old 18-01-22, 14:03   #4
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That's a lot of money to pay for a company with a seriously tarnished reputation that have pulled every studio and franchise they own down to focus solely on Call of Duty games. Bad move IMO.
It's not a bad move, business wise. Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Diablo, World of Warcraft and Overwatch are money printers.
I'm more surprised that it was legally allowed though, with monopoly and stuff
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It's not a bad move, business wise. Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Diablo, World of Warcraft and Overwatch are money printers.
I'm more surprised that it was legally allowed though, with monopoly and stuff
Yup, incredible smart move and a good investment.
The IPs are reliable, get rid of the toxic people and you are good to go with them.
With small adjustments they can make the money back very fast.

Yeah, that it was allowed legally is a surprise for sure.

As a PS fan this stings of course a bit, i was looking forward to Diablo 4...now it might be possible that the game wont Release on the playstation.
Outside of that however, im not bothered since most of Activisions catalog doesnt interest me too much.

But either way a incredible move that shakes things up quite a bit.
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Yeah no this is disgusting. I don't want to live in a world where the video game industry is monopolized. It would be even more infuriating if they pull the Elder Scrolls crap and try to make the next Spyro or Crash exclusive to Xbox.
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I guess that's the end of Crash and Spyro for me. Time to vote with my wallet and say no to such acquisitions, if the regulatory bodies failed to do so.

This further proves that Microsoft knows nothing about gaming and nurturing gaming studios. Instead of creating and nourishing the town talent they just throw money at independent companies.
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Old 18-01-22, 14:45   #8
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theyre keeping that ceo that appeared in epsteins papers lmaoooo well well woke move but not that woke maybe half asleep.
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It's not a bad move, business wise. Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Diablo, World of Warcraft and Overwatch are money printers.
Not $70 BILLION worth. Not saying they weren't doing well but and that was with everything they released pretty much being multiplatform other than WoW not to mention the recent backlash against the company impacting recent performance. They're banking on driving people to their platforms to make the money back and I don't see that happening even with the reach their franchises have.

Honestly the only good thing for us might be Crash and Spyro, we know Activision had dropped them and got every studio they own moved to CoD development, so there was little to no chance of seeing another Crash or Spyro game under their leadership anytime soon. Now MS can always farm them out to their other studios.
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I guess that's the end of Crash and Spyro for me. Time to vote with my wallet and say no to such acquisitions, if the regulatory bodies failed to do so.

This further proves that Microsoft knows nothing about gaming and nurturing gaming studios. Instead of creating and nourishing the town talent they just throw money at independent companies.
Same, if the US doesn't do anything I pray the EU does. I know the EU is far less tolerant of monopolies so there is some hope that there will be pushback and the deal will be banned from happening by EU authorities.

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Actually citizens in the US can contact the Justice department if they believe there is merit to an anti trust investigation. I'm going to send them an email just to see what happens. I know one person can't do anything, but still it's worth a shot. This deal cannot be allowed to happen.
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