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Azzanation said:

You dont think they will support PC but its obvious they will. We know for a fact that MS support PC more than any other Console brand. 

They still make exclusives like Age Of Empires 4, Gears Tactics, and there xCloud basically means you can play on whatever you want.

Sooo Obsidian i dont believe will change at all apart from being on the Xbox Eco System. I actually dont think MS will use Obsidian for there Xbox consoles but instead just another feather in there hat to support there PC eco system.

Look i am no fan of buy outs however if we all havnt notice this is a complete rebuilt of the Xbox brand not just a subtle move to piss off gamers. They are starting again.

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that every time. I'll still be waiting to see it, in full (and I mean in full, not your view of what in full means, i'm talking mine).

Two games, and once they announce them for Xbox, I'll know where the original design was really going for. Diligaf about cloud streaming bullcrap.

Soo, I believe they will, going off of how studios that have existed under MS have been ran, and those that were ran into the ground for that matter...

Nah, MS purchase for the Xbox "family", which doesn't include all of PC, just their little walled eco-system, which PC isn't btw.

No, you are a fan of buyouts, because you're defending this one and you will by definition of fact, defend future buyouts related to MS. I dare you, I dare your very soul to argue against future MS buyouts in favour of other systems and non Windows 10 related PC's, but you won't, because I know you by now to see that you think it's good for everyone regardless of any argument that could ever be made against MS/Win 10. 



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starcraft said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:
I hope not, I really like Obsidian and don't want to stop supporting them

So...don't stop supporting them?

I don't support Windows store at all (it's GfWL rebranded, and that was utter shite) and only use Steam for Kickstarter, gifts and so on, if I want to buy a game I do it on GOG or not at all. Microsoft buying Obsidian means they won't release their games over GOG anymore for certain and thus won't buy them anymore



John2290 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:
I hope not, I really like Obsidian and don't want to stop supporting them

This and it's bad PR snaking studios, they need to grow their own or they'll only build spite among gamers like they did with RoTR. As well as the catastrophe waiting to happen of a studio that is perceived to be locked down releases a bad game on the next box... it'll bite them royally. They'll be seen as the EA like studio killer. 

Just grow your studios MS. Don't snake the talent when you're an underdog. No one will route for you eith tactics like that and you'll not only hurt yourselves but the studios you acquire and the industry as a whole. I'm one of the people who was routing for you after e3 and such amazing steps being put into place, I even overlooked the NinjaTheory buy as something that wad needed for headlines to push the other news of growing four other studios which was one of my favourite developers (Heavenly sword, DMC reboot, Hellblade). I like obsidian less, as they are hit and miss but these tactics are something that makes me feel spite and much, much less likely to buy your next box even if Obsidian make a Divinity tier ARPG or a New Vegas tier third person RPG. 

Just grow your own talent and cultivate it and you have a chance at reaching Sony and Nintendo levels in 6-20 years and I'll be aboard to throw my money to support that growth. But this... just count me out. 

I find your style of writing rather fascinating.  You make it seem as if you are actually expecting for someone at MS to read your post.



Chazore said:

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that every time. I'll still be waiting to see it, in full (and I mean in full, not your view of what in full means, i'm talking mine).

Two games, and once they announce them for Xbox, I'll know where the original design was really going for. Diligaf about cloud streaming bullcrap.

Soo, I believe they will, going off of how studios that have existed under MS have been ran, and those that were ran into the ground for that matter...

Nah, MS purchase for the Xbox "family", which doesn't include all of PC, just their little walled eco-system, which PC isn't btw.

No, you are a fan of buyouts, because you're defending this one and you will by definition of fact, defend future buyouts related to MS. I dare you, I dare your very soul to argue against future MS buyouts in favour of other systems and non Windows 10 related PC's, but you won't, because I know you by now to see that you think it's good for everyone regardless of any argument that could ever be made against MS/Win 10. 

Keep telling myself what exactly? That MS support the PC industry? I don't get what you are arguing over. Are you saying the opposite? 

Lets not act like there are only 2 MS games on PC, majority of Xbox games are available on PC and they just announced another 5+ games heading to Steam that are MS exclusives. How much more evidence do you actually need? Age Of Empires was Remastered on PC and it remains exclusive to PC. That just proves they still design games with M & K in mind which means they are still building games with PC as there primary.

So you are going off there past on how MS ran there studios? Than you will agree Bungie were one of the best devs going around under MS?

As long as the game is available on PC and doesn't require me to forcefully buy another piece of Hardware than I am okay with that and I can safely bet that Obsidian's next game will also be available on PC. 

Your hate for MS is fine by me, I honestly don't care, I happily game on both MS and Steam so as long as they continue to put games on PC, it doesn't bother me what I log into.

Your last paragraph? Lets just say it made me laugh. I guess you also avoid the fact I am a huge Nintendo and Steam fan. But I guess go with what suits your assumptions.



chakkra said:
John2290 said:

Just grow your studios MS. Don't snake the talent when you're an underdog. No one will route for you eith tactics like that and you'll not only hurt yourselves but the studios you acquire and the industry as a whole. I'm one of the people who was routing for you after e3 and such amazing steps being put into place, I even overlooked the NinjaTheory buy as something that wad needed for headlines to push the other news of growing four other studios which was one of my favourite developers (Heavenly sword, DMC reboot, Hellblade). I like obsidian less, as they are hit and miss but these tactics are something that makes me feel spite and much, much less likely to buy your next box even if Obsidian make a Divinity tier ARPG or a New Vegas tier third person RPG. 

Just grow your own talent and cultivate it and you have a chance at reaching Sony and Nintendo levels in 6-20 years and I'll be aboard to throw my money to support that growth. But this... just count me out. 

I find your style of writing rather fascinating.  You make it seem as if you are actually expecting for someone at MS to read your post.

Unfortunately it doesn't work like that.
First, you must fast for 2 weeks, then purify yourself in the blood of virgins, then one must trek to the holy mountain, where one chants the holy words, before inscribing one's prayer to the gods into your own flesh. Then, if the stars align, a magic pigeon will carry your wishes to be heard by the gods in Redmond, Washington, where if your purity was true they will read your message.
Of course, they still won't care.

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Good for them!



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Pretty cool purchase (if true), now if only I can get a Halo RPG....

MS making money moves



Well, as with previous thread about Obsidian, this deteriorated quickly into MS vs Sony. I'll rephrase here what I said there:

There are actual CRPG fans, some being that for 30+ years, who don't give a toss about MS v Sony and all that crap, and who are aware that Obsidian is one of the last devs with folks from the olden golden days of CRPGs (Black Isle Studios) who have talent and knowledge to make proper CRPGs and not diluted mass market action-adventures with RPG coat of paint - so those fans, although genre is fairly healthy at this point (Shadowrun Returns/Hong Kong, Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity 1/2, Divinity: Original Sin 1/2, The Age of Decadence, Torment: Tides of Numenera...), don't want to see one of the last bastions of CRPGs bite the dust.

I would rather see them going to THQ Nordic, but who knows - maybe MS will give them enough freedom and money - maybe they even get them license from one of the well known pen and paper RPGs (another Vampire the Masquerade would be great, given that Boyarsky has co-created Bloodlines and is back with Obsidian since '16) and let them do their thing...time will tell.

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Dick move.



zkp said:
Dick move.

Yeah totally a dick move to buy a studio that is in financial trouble and is that is open to a buy out lol. They should just shut down and fire nearly 200 employees right.