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rapsuperstar31 said:

I usually say I'm against the purchase, just based on the size of Activision Blizzard. I'm not a huge fan of any third party getting gobbled up and the games taken away from another gamer. I don't personally buy or like Activision games, I've never played a Call of Duty game and never will. I think the last Activision game I actually spent money on was Diablo 3 shortly after it released on the ps4. If Microsoft wanted these games so badly, I'd rather they just make a 10 year exclusive gamepass deal for the games. I do have an Xbox One S, and may one day buy an Xbox Series S, and I really doubt getting Activision games on Gamepass is going to magically make me like Activision games and play them on gamepass. I'd rather Microsoft if they are going to buy a third party, go after something they don't do well, they already have some of the best 1st persons shooter series exclusive to Xbox as it is.

To me, the arguments for "gamepass becoming better" are derived from the lines of thinking behind arguments like "it's good for activision workers". 

In both scenarios, the conclusion is that gamepass and workers conditions can ONLY be better if this merger takes place, completely ignoring the problems that this merger creates.

I don't believe it is a good way of looking at the matter at hand, instead, we can say that gamepass will continue to improve without MS buying the biggest publishers left and right, and worker conditions can and should be better without advocating for corporate consolidation. 

Last edited by LurkerJ - on 15 December 2022