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Mr Puggsly said:
UnderwaterFunktown said:
BOLD PREDICTION: A week from now there will be a rumor saying Nitendo will buy the Silent Hill, Metal Gear and Castlevania IPs!

Maybe Konami are spreading the rumors themselves hoping to find a buyer?

Isn't THQ Nordic buying everything?

I doubt they could afford it. But hey they're free to give an offer, maybe Konami's feeling generous.



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I call bull. Not happening.



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Definitely an April Fool's joke.



This rumor apparently popped up at the beginning of March, and was brought back up with MS supposedly finalizing the deal on the night of March 30th. I doubt it just because it would cost way more than it would be worth for Xbox, vs just paying for marketing rights/ timed exclusive content.



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DialgaMarine said:
This rumor apparently popped up at the beginning of March, and was brought back up with MS supposedly finalizing the deal on the night of March 30th. I doubt it just because it would cost way more than it would be worth for Xbox, vs just paying for marketing rights/ timed exclusive content.

The problem is what could MS get marketing rights and timed exclusivity for? Konami doesn't make many games these days. Their last big release was MGSV. About the same time Konami's gaming division seemingly collapsed.

Also, Konami has already made it clear console gaming isn't their focus and they're doing fine.

I am sure its all BS, but I would love to see MS throw some money at big Japanese games using these IPs.



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Mr Puggsly said:
UnderwaterFunktown said:
BOLD PREDICTION: A week from now there will be a rumor saying Nitendo will buy the Silent Hill, Metal Gear and Castlevania IPs!

Maybe Konami are spreading the rumors themselves hoping to find a buyer?

Isn't THQ Nordic buying everything?

They prob will buy 8chan next after last year



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CGI-Quality said:
A likely as: https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sony-is-developing-a-high-end-pc-gpu-to-rival-nvidias-ampere-will-now-focus-primarily-on-pc-gaming/

Happy April Fools everyone!

I'm not saying that this rumor is true at all, but this is not an April fool joke.

It actually originated on March 4th here:

https://pastebin.com/B5G7LRN5



chakkra said:
CGI-Quality said:
A likely as: https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sony-is-developing-a-high-end-pc-gpu-to-rival-nvidias-ampere-will-now-focus-primarily-on-pc-gaming/

Happy April Fools everyone!

I'm not saying that this rumor is true at all, but this is not an April fool joke.

It actually originated on March 4th here:

https://pastebin.com/B5G7LRN5

It's no different than the rumor about Sony. i.e. false. April Fool or not. ^_^