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My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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smroadkill15 said:
Random_Matt said:
Bad news, MS will ruin them and keep the games on windows and Xbox, two products I will never buy.

See, I don't understand this. What's so wrong about owning an Xbox? I know everyone has their preferences, but it's not like Xbox is a terrible system. It's has tons of features and great games. If I didn't have to worry about money, I would own all the current gen systems without question. 

Only really like PS exclusives to be honest, xbox serves no purpose for me, if you and others like it, cool. And windows 10 is garbage, won't go back to it, never.



Still nothing on this. Come on MS, made some more splash acquisitions!!!!



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Random_Matt said:
smroadkill15 said:

See, I don't understand this. What's so wrong about owning an Xbox? I know everyone has their preferences, but it's not like Xbox is a terrible system. It's has tons of features and great games. If I didn't have to worry about money, I would own all the current gen systems without question. 

Only really like PS exclusives to be honest, xbox serves no purpose for me, if you and others like it, cool. And windows 10 is garbage, won't go back to it, never.

Then why do you care if Microsoft is buying Obsidian?



barneystinson69 said:
Still nothing on this. Come on MS, made some more splash acquisitions!!!!

Unless leakers say it's a done deal then there won't be an official announcement by either party's until XO18, who knows they probably already bought them.



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Random_Matt said:
Bad news, MS will ruin them and keep the games on windows and Xbox, two products I will never buy.

Yeah man I totally hope this is fake news so that Obsidian either has to close shop instead or continue to barely squeeze by and screw over employees on pay and benefits stuck making smaller scale AA titles, that would be much better for the industry.



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Chazore said:

Again, keep telling yourself that mate, whatever helps you sleep soundly.

Those that do mind, will instead buy from someone else, and that's likely a good outcome, because it means that those other devs out there will in turn gain more support from those who don't want to do business with MS.

Honestly, the only ones crying are the ones bickering at MS on twitter for "exclusives". 

It's life when MS tanks behind everyone else at the end of the day.

"normally a select few that hate being proven wrong", yeah, like you're doing so right now. You play that same card over and over, never admitting to fault or being flat out wrong and always asserting anything MS does>everything else. It's like watching a poorly written comedy sketch, only there's no punchline. You don't have to own an OG Xbox to have an opinion and god forbid anyone else for that matter.

You're the one who's acting all arrogant and cocky mate, don't try to kid yourself here. You clearly care because you respond, and have responded since. Prove that you don't care by taking your own words and putting them into action, rather than acting without a spine.

"though considering you are trying to make on MS being the victors, I would hate to see what your thoughts are", jesus man, you'll spin anything to make MS look good  

 

Big companies get tanked, smaller companies still thrive, end of story.

So let me get this straight, You are trying to call me out for being wrong or at fault on what exactly? I wrote a similar thread about MS buying Obsidian awhile back.. so how am i wrong about this? Please tell me where am i at fault here?

So i should stop messaging because i dont care? I dont get it, i am responding to your reply, i totally dont care if MS buys Obsidian, like i said it doesnt affect me because i game on a Windows PC. Ill play there games regardless.

We have preferences, some like the idea, some dont care about the idea and some hate the idea. I think i made that clear with you so again get over it. Go write a letter to MS or Obsidian and whinge to them. There are plenty of gamers who just play games and simply dont care for these things.

You mention me spinning a debate yet here you are trying to spin this into its about me. If you have an issue than PM me. 

Your response has many flaws, especially that last part. Smaller companies still survive but what smaller companies are you referring to.. Obsidian? Do you know the exact state there in? I am curious where your logic comes from because it seems you are talking on behalf of all small companies. 

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Assuming they maintain most of their creative freedom, this is pretty good news. Without a buyout we might have been hearing about Obsidian going bankrupt a few years from now. Pillars is going well for them right now but you never know what can happen in this industry.

Being independent is hard:
https://www.engadget.com/2012/03/15/obsidian-missed-fallout-new-vegas-metacritic-bonus-by-one-point/

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-03-11-before-pillars-of-eternity-obsidian-nearly-met-its-end



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Snoopy said:
Microsoft buying Obsidian is one of the best things for the industry. Obsidian was tanking really badly.

How is it "one of the best thing for the industry"? It would be a good thing if they are able to exceed their current standard. But with Microsoft i have my doubt they will, neither in quality nor technically.

 

And where did you get the information they "tanked really badly"? I'd do a thourough web search, but isnt really of importance. Because it is the same story as with NinjaTheory. "Independent" studios of their size and scale of production are constantly in a critical financial situation. 

 

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/amp/2016-07-18-obsidian-entertainment-survival-success-and-independence

 

 "We just want to be in a financial situation where we're not worried all the time"

 

Isnt it ironic? How dependent those indie studios are, and striving for (financual) independence, they seek to make themselves dependent?



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