Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard

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you mean xbox game pass just became must have?
if they include world of warcraft in it (and remove the subscription) that would make a massive difference.

But it's not like bedhesta though. I bet there's so many few people would get attracted to game pass just because warcraft starcraft or even overwatch. Unless they make a damn good starcraft game without the bullshit that they've pulled over sc2. I'm a bit hopeful on that as they perfectly nailed it with age of empires 4. But again, this is microsoft. They're the snake in disguise.

edit: just remembered, call of duty is also from activision. So more shooters to gamepass (like there weren't enough already)
 
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I personally don't like this. Fuck Activision still but the landscape is looking more and more bleak for us gamers when all become a oligarchy
Yea Monopolies tend to be sucky.. but on the other hand gaming is not going to die, every since the Giant Gaming company stated eating each other, we have been getting some of the MOST AMAZing INDES games, I
 

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Yea Monopolies tend to be sucky.. but on the other hand gaming is not going to die, every since the Giant Gaming company stated eating each other, we have been getting some of the MOST AMAZing INDES games, I
Yeah of course. Thank god for open platforms such as the PC.
 

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I personally don't like this. Fuck Activision still but the landscape is looking more and more bleak for us gamers when all become a oligarchy
Didn't wanted to include my personal opinion on the top post but I hate the fact this acquisition prices gone mad. The economy polarity is at it's crazy level and we've all accepted it as a fact. With a very small portion of that money they could have saved 1000s of lives - yet they're to make more call of duty because "bang bang boom yeah 'murica baby" sells for some fucking reason.
 

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good if anyone can both weed out the toxic people in the workplace and not take shit from the CCP its MS i'd be happy if they started pulling deals from China from the last controversy involving actiblizz/ccp
 

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Didn't wanted to include my personal opinion on the top post but I hate the fact this acquisition prices gone mad. The economy polarity is at it's crazy level and we've all accepted it as a fact. With a very small portion of that money they could have saved 1000s of lives - yet they're to make more call of duty because "bang bang boom yeah 'murica baby" sells for some fucking reason.
It's their money + Microsoft is not a charity.
Also saving people's life doesn't bring in cash.
 

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YAhoo ? WTF, who using yahoo in 2022? (expect Yahoo Japan auctions, I love that)
Yahoo finance is still one of the reliable and fastest nasdaq broker information. Even apple uses yahoo for default stocks feeds - which is a huge thing. My guess is that's what pays their bills atm.

Also what's with yahoo auctions? never heard about it before
 

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Yahoo finance is still one of the reliable and fastest nasdaq broker information. Even apple uses yahoo for default stocks feeds - which is a huge thing. My guess is that's what pays their bills atm.

Also what's with yahoo auctions? never heard about it before
yahoo auctions is Huge in Japan is they tend to use it for local sells, so You can find really rare and collectible items that would never pop up on Ebay. I have gotten a dev kit and a Neo geo pretty cheap. only problem is no English and they almost never ship internationally
 
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Damn... I'm kind of getting tired of Microsoft buying up all the things I love...

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More anti-trust and monopoly lawsuits incoming, hopefully?
I agree that there needs to be more anti-trust lawsuits regarding much of big tech, not just Facebook and Twitter. However, Rareware's decline shouldn't be blamed exclusively on Microsoft. For sure there are internal issues at Rare as well.
 

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good, more games for gamepass.
Hope they make every upcoming game exclusive to Xbox/PC.
I have Gamepass and it will be great to have more games for it. Not sure why you would want them exclusive. Microsoft will make more money if they release on other systems plus for online games it will be nice to have more players. Microsoft could also force Sony hand to allow cross platform multiplayer if they want these games on their system.
 
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