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Sony wouldn't be likely to buy Valve, not by a longshot.

Gabe also has the money he needs, so again, it is not something he wants more of, when he already has a good stream of it coming in daily.



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Not sure what this would accomplish MS, but seems like it's the week of MS buying stuff rumors.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Kerotan said:

 We're talking 30-50BN imo. 

 Hell even Sony. 

First you say 30-50 billion dollars and then say that Sony is a viable candidate? With what money? Their total equity is 26 billion.



Kerotan said:
Azzanation said:

I think its pretty evident that Minecraft racks in a good amount of money, its not just the video games but the franchise itself with merchandise etc. No i dont have concrete evidence, i am basically just saying a lump sum of money placed infront of human eyes can be tempting. Valve makes money and Gabe earns his money but i can say Gabe does not take home 100% of the earnings through Steam. He will have expenses.

$5b is $5b. I dont reckon he will sell but humans arent perfect either. Thats is a good retirement fund.

Why would he sell to Microsoft though? Surely Amazon, Google, Apple or even someone like Tencent would be more likely. And I don't know about you guys but I could see it being bought for a hell of a lot more. More like 30BN. It generated 4.4BN in revenue last year and it's growing still. Why would they sell for so little?

 

Say it makes 1.5BN profit a year. It would only take a company about 3 years to make back their money if they bought it. Not to mention if they actually developed new games like half life 3 profits could be much higher. So yeah if a company like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon or a Google want to buy such a profitable gaming business they are going to have to pay a hell of a lot more then 5BN. We're talking 30-50BN imo. 

Random_Matt said:
Gabe has already publicly on more than one occasion said he will never sell to MS.

All the more reason why Amazon, Google, Disney, Apple or Tencent among others would be more likely then Microsoft. Hell even Sony. 

Well for Starters as much as everyone doesnt like it, Windows and Steam is the PC gamers combo when it comes to PC gaming. Apple and MS can both afford Steam however Steams compatibility on Apple OS isnt the best and that will most likely hurt PC gamers as a whole as it will force majority of PC gamers to cross to Apple PCs which will probably benefit MS more since there main competitor gaming store is now pushed to Apple which will lead to the Live store becoming a more attractive option for PC gamers on Windows.

As for $5b price tag, Steam would be worth a hell of alot more however since its one of Windows strongest Apps, MS would be interested in investing big money on.

Also Gabe doesnt want to sell to MS.. yet, but like i mentioned before, a huge lump sum of money is hard to say no to, its a buisness not a playground, friends or not money talks.

Also Steam is massive however the digital world is growing by the day, Steam will be competiting with more options which can start devaluing Steam. More choices would mean Steam has to stay ontop of there A game and remember Gabe isnt a young man.. at some point that huge lump sum of money will start becoming tempting.



Azzanation said:
Kerotan said:

Why would he sell to Microsoft though? Surely Amazon, Google, Apple or even someone like Tencent would be more likely. And I don't know about you guys but I could see it being bought for a hell of a lot more. More like 30BN. It generated 4.4BN in revenue last year and it's growing still. Why would they sell for so little?

 

Say it makes 1.5BN profit a year. It would only take a company about 3 years to make back their money if they bought it. Not to mention if they actually developed new games like half life 3 profits could be much higher. So yeah if a company like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon or a Google want to buy such a profitable gaming business they are going to have to pay a hell of a lot more then 5BN. We're talking 30-50BN imo. 

All the more reason why Amazon, Google, Disney, Apple or Tencent among others would be more likely then Microsoft. Hell even Sony. 

Well for Starters as much as everyone doesnt like it, Windows and Steam is the PC gamers combo when it comes to PC gaming. Apple and MS can both afford Steam however Steams compatibility on Apple OS isnt the best and that will most likely hurt PC gamers as a whole as it will force majority of PC gamers to cross to Apple PCs which will probably benefit MS more since there main competitor gaming store is now pushed to Apple which will lead to the Live store becoming a more attractive option for PC gamers on Windows.

As for $5b price tag, Steam would be worth a hell of alot more however since its one of Windows strongest Apps, MS would be interested in investing big money on.

Also Gabe doesnt want to sell to MS.. yet, but like i mentioned before, a huge lump sum of money is hard to say no to, its a buisness not a playground, friends or not money talks.

Also Steam is massive however the digital world is growing by the day, Steam will be competiting with more options which can start devaluing Steam. More choices would mean Steam has to stay ontop of there A game and remember Gabe isnt a young man.. at some point that huge lump sum of money will start becoming tempting.

Those last two paragraphs make it sound liek you definitely 100% without a doubt in your mind, think that Gabe is going to sell to MS.

 

They aren't. Gabe has voiced disagreement, as others have already pointed out.

He isn't a young man, but he also has a son. It also being a private company, he can also have someone run it, someone within the actual company itself.



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Chazore said:
Azzanation said:

Well for Starters as much as everyone doesnt like it, Windows and Steam is the PC gamers combo when it comes to PC gaming. Apple and MS can both afford Steam however Steams compatibility on Apple OS isnt the best and that will most likely hurt PC gamers as a whole as it will force majority of PC gamers to cross to Apple PCs which will probably benefit MS more since there main competitor gaming store is now pushed to Apple which will lead to the Live store becoming a more attractive option for PC gamers on Windows.

As for $5b price tag, Steam would be worth a hell of alot more however since its one of Windows strongest Apps, MS would be interested in investing big money on.

Also Gabe doesnt want to sell to MS.. yet, but like i mentioned before, a huge lump sum of money is hard to say no to, its a buisness not a playground, friends or not money talks.

Also Steam is massive however the digital world is growing by the day, Steam will be competiting with more options which can start devaluing Steam. More choices would mean Steam has to stay ontop of there A game and remember Gabe isnt a young man.. at some point that huge lump sum of money will start becoming tempting.

Those last two paragraphs make it sound liek you definitely 100% without a doubt in your mind, think that Gabe is going to sell to MS.

 

They aren't. Gabe has voiced disagreement, as others have already pointed out.

He isn't a young man, but he also has a son. It also being a private company, he can also have someone run it, someone within the actual company itself.

You are entitled to whatever you want to think. 

Its premature to say something wont happen just because..

A better way to look at it is i dont care if one it brought out or not, aslong as its in good hands. I enjoy useing both platforms.

Bottom line, its a buisness not a playground. Money talks.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 08 June 2018

They have like 700 billion....... so not surprise if they keep buying stuff



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im just curious what was so important for 2.5 extra billion $



 

Azzanation said:
Chazore said:

Those last two paragraphs make it sound liek you definitely 100% without a doubt in your mind, think that Gabe is going to sell to MS.

They aren't. Gabe has voiced disagreement, as others have already pointed out.

He isn't a young man, but he also has a son. It also being a private company, he can also have someone run it, someone within the actual company itself.

You are entitled to whatever you want to think. 

Its premature to say something wont happen just because..

A better way to look at it is i dont care if one it brought out or not, aslong as its in good hands. I enjoy useing both platforms.

Bottom line, its a buisness not a playground. Money talks.

But that's was not what Chazore was saying. He said that Gabe isn't going to sell Valve to MS because he has voiced disagreements against MS in the past.



Aura7541 said:
Azzanation said:

You are entitled to whatever you want to think. 

Its premature to say something wont happen just because..

A better way to look at it is i dont care if one it brought out or not, aslong as its in good hands. I enjoy useing both platforms.

Bottom line, its a buisness not a playground. Money talks.

But that's was not what Chazore was saying. He said that Gabe isn't going to sell Valve to MS because he has voiced disagreements against MS in the past.

Exactly.

 

Gabe has a well known and documented history of why he elft MS, why he still to this day disagrees with them, and why he even made Valve. All of what he has done has been based around his ideals and design, which doesn't at all point towards him suddenly giving that up to the company he left nearly 3 decades later. 

I find the notion that "it's going to happen like it or not" is based on both willful desire and ignorance, rather than facts and reality that we can see before us.