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Chazore said:

I'm one of those "other" people, who isn't into "fear mongering", but one who actually takes a look at history (not just the history of MS, but the history of other corps and general history itself), and isn't going to take what they say through PR at face value, because why would I?.

You might take it as is, but I don't, so what of that?.

If you're going to cite my non compliance with MS's ideals as "fear mongering", you're going to have to do better as to explaining why no one should take any sort of stance against a trillion dollar corp (which would be asinine to do so anyway and make one look like the biggest sim, so don't, that's my advice). 

Also, I really, really don't want to be that guy that willingly waits for years for something bad to happen, in order for me to say "I told you so", because I know that does jack shit on here, so no one here berating people for not keeping their guard up do not face any sort of consequence for their actions/words. 

I'm one of those "other" people.

I'm sorry but like I said in my previous post you need to define what that "other" refers to. Which Group of PC player are you in so that this is a bad deal for you? 

who isn't into "fear mongering"

By fear mongering I was referring to this line specifically "Yes, Activision acquisition can be very good for Game Pass users, it isn't for everybody else". This is a clear over exaggeration insinuating impending danger/doom which is the verbatim definition for fear mongering. Now I'm not saying this deal is good for everybody, it might be legit bad for you idk till you specify why.

isn't going to take what they say through PR at face value, because why would I?

I'm not either and I do not suggest anyone to do this.

You might take it as is, but I don't, so what of that?.

I ain't.

If you're going to cite my non compliance with MS's ideals as "fear mongering"

Why would you need to comply to anything here???

you're going to have to do better as to explaining why no one should take any sort of stance against a trillion dollar corp

I'm not saying anyone what stance they need to have regarding anything. But a stance is better supported by a reason, better yet a reason supported by fact. If the only reason to justify a stance against MS is because it is a Trillion $ company, fine with me, but this reason is a little on the weak side to say the least.  

Also, I really, really don't want to be that guy that willingly waits for years for something bad to happen, in order for me to say "I told you so", because I know that does jack shit on here, so no one here berating people for not keeping their guard up do not face any sort of consequence for their actions/words. 

you don't needs to wait for years and It would not do jack shit anywhere anyway and for 1 simple reason: It will change nothing in the end, the deal is still happening.

Anyway I'm curious what specific outcome do you dread that make this deal a bad deal for you? Also what specific outcome would make you say, you know what this was actually a good deal?





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Activision made over $5,000,000,000 on microtransactions alone in 2021. Holy shit. They made more off MTX than Sony spent to buy Bungie, and they spent a shit ton to buy Bungie.

Really shows why all of these companies are going towards live service games, they can make a killing in revenue.



LudicrousSpeed said:

Activision made over $5,000,000,000 on microtransactions alone in 2021. Holy shit. They made more off MTX than Sony spent to buy Bungie, and they spent a shit ton to buy Bungie.

Really shows why all of these companies are going towards live service games, they can make a killing in revenue.

Sony made close to 6 billion off mtx and dlc in only 3 quarters from my calculations: Still got a quarter to add to that.



Alright boys, pull em out.

We got a measuring contest on our hands.



I make 7 billion every year... in my dreams.



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500 million per year is enough for her. R-right, fellas?



Kakadu18 said:

I make 7 billion every year... in my dreams.

And you thank your employees and customers for paying your trips to space. 



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

I wonder if Activision thought $69 Billion was a 'nice' figure.

Sorry, testing something mod related.



Hiku said:

I wonder if Activision thought $69 Billion was a 'nice' figure.

Sorry, testing something mod related.

I'll only accept said apology if you explain what you were/are testing.



You are bound to love Earthbound.

Cut the bs imaginedvl and just pretend windows wants their store to be as profitable as steam.