Microsoft cuts Xbox Entertainment Studios (18k jobs lost)

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  1. chavosaur
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    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

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    We alllllll remember E3 2013 fondly dont we? Nintendo did a thing nobody remembers, Sony blew up the competition. And what did Microsoft promise?
    cmon say it with me now, you know the words.

    TV TV TV
    But Now it would appear those precious dreams :rofl2: have turned to dust in our hands, as microsoft has announced today that they are shutting down Entertainment studios, which means no more original tv content for xbox.


    Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkai...-is-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios/

    They go on to say that the original Halo TV show will be going on as planned, but damn near everything else is done.

    And so Now friends, we must remember the TV oriented box as a distant and faint memory. Xbox finally realized we dont want TV shows, we dont want forced peripherals, we just want: (say it with me class)
    GAMES GAMES GAMES
     
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  2. chrisrlink

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    talk about promises you don't keep its like me promising my girlfriend to marry her then marry some other woman stabbing my girlfriend in the back
     
  3. Chary

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    ...Brilliant.

    The faint cries of TV are dying...but what about next E3? I predict the promise of...THE RISE OF XBOX MUSIC

    Right, guys? Who else agrees?
     
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  4. FireEmblemGuy

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    So long as Yahoo's still bringing back Community I really don't give a shit about any other terrible web-TV shticks.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    wow so their going to actually use the xbox for games now like it was intended for?
     
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    how long till Killer instinct dies I wonder.
     
  7. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Now if only Sony could be so kind.
     
  8. nando

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    18k jobs is really sad.
     
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    amazon owns that IP now I think
     
  10. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Err...I think the OP and the title are a bit wrong, or wrongly worded.

    Microsoft had purchased Nokia a while back, and a majority of these job cuts (12,500 of the 18,000) will be on Nokia's side. While the Xbox Entertainment Studio will be cut, it only accounts for approximately 200 people (as noted in the OP). So if anything, the title should be changed to something that involves Nokia...since they're the one's getting most hurt by this.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2455...-third-of-nokia-in-largest-ever-job-cuts.html < Source ;)

    As for the news, that's pretty shitty. Happens though, so meh.
     
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  11. BrightNeko

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    Nah microsoft still owns it, amazon owns double helix the company that dev'd the current version.
     
  12. Taleweaver

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    I was going to say this. The Entertainment business is only like 1% of their total layoffs. And the cutback on the mobile departments will be felt far more than that movie channel barely anyone asked for.

    It's certainly sad news, but especially sad for the nokia developers. :(
     
  13. Kyouhei

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    DAMN! Had my Xbox Done speech ALL READY, then I read the actual topic and my Xboner became a Ex-Boner D:
     
  14. WiiCube_2013

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    18k people lost their jobs (of the Nokia team) that's really sad regardless if it of the company and if it were Activision, EA, Tecmo Koei, Capcom, Konami it wouldn't make a difference because those people too were hired not the ones in charge of the actions.

    Between the modern smartphones and pre-smartphones of Nokia, I'd rather use a Nokia mobile again because of its physical buttons as I hate touch-screen and for accuracy I would need some kind of a stylus with those things, "I want to type A not S or Z!".
     
  15. Hells Malice

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    Yes, Microsoft cutting useless revenue loss is EXACTLY like you betraying and murdering your girlfriend.
    Like literally the exact same concept.
    Definitely.
     
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