Sony will be acquiring developer Insomniac Games

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  1. Bladexdsl

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    yet another studio dies
     
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  2. Xzi

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    Never thought I'd say these words, but Microsoft buying them probably would've been better, since they're no longer opposed to letting their developers release games on multiple platforms.

    That said, the likelihood of that happening was always very low given Insomniac's already-close relationship with Sony. They seemed to have been courting a buyout for some time now, and the massive success of Spider-Man pushed Sony over the edge.
     
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  3. Bladexdsl

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    xbox just lost their last 3rd party dev. they have absolutely zero games coming now :lol:
     
  4. xdarkmario

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    Gr8, my most hated company kills one of my favorites -__-
     
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    I hate to come back to justify a mere overexaggeration that was in no way meant to be taken seriously.

    Though, I'd have to ask, what actually does change for Sony people? They neither gain nor lose anything from this. It's not going to be like there'll be exclusives that wouldn't have come out for PlayStation devices in the first place.
    That being said, the aquirement still has a negative impact on non-Sony gamers, even though the changes for Sony players are marginal. I think that makes it an overall negative impact and therefore the foretold doom of the gaming industry, our society as a whole and the earth, because it can't take so much negativity.
     
  6. pedro702

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    how is insomniac devs one of your favorite studios if you hate playstation?lol they only made 2 or 3 games that arent ps exclusive and noone of those were anything remarcable, so if you like them you had to own a playstation too lol which changes nothing for you.
     
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    Sad news Hoped Spyro had still one time to shine on a Ninty Console (NO Im not meaning The The 3 Remasters) :(
     
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    I forgot
    Once again, the Spyro IP hasn't been owned by Insomniac for over a decade, so no that's not what that means.

    Activision owns it, and can put a new Spyro game on whatever they damn well please.
     
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    Im Sorry didnt read you quote :O
     
  10. kevin corms

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    mixed feelings about this, sony seems to be good to their developers but exclusivity sucks.
     
  11. godreborn

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    good thing about spyro. I prepurchased it like two weeks ago.
     
  12. EmulateLife

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    Spyro is owned by Activision this acquisition has no effect.
     
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  13. godreborn

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    yes, I read that in an earlier post.
     
  14. EmulateLife

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    Well I don't see how preordering Spyro is relevant, but ok.
     
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    If you ignore the clear winner of the previous generation, the Nintendo Wii. And please don't embarrass yourself further by trying to claim that either the PS3 or X360 won that generation. (And just in case you aren't so much ignorant of gamer history but are merely a Sony fanboi: 3DS > Vita too; Nintendo has always buried Sony in the handheld market.)
     
  16. kumikochan

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    Well hopefully stormland will still release on pc since was looking forward to that
     
  17. gameboy

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    Anyone that has played and watched the reboot of Ratchet and Clank knows that that series is dead. Something is very off about it in comparison to all the ratch and clanks that came before it, too much build up to ''potential future" storylines i think. It was done in a way that was worse than The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Batman vs Superman.
     
  18. DANTENDO

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    Every ratchet game I've pld and the ps4 one are all great platformer- 50 bucks ther will be another one for ps5 and the only thing tht is dead is the gameboy:lol:
     
  19. gameboy

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    ratchet and clank is dead, if they hadn't invested so much into a bad movie that bombed in rating and earnings they would have had something left to keep going. I played every ratchet and clank game for ps2, psp, ps3 and psvita and the one for the ps4 looked amazing, but the story was changed and it just made the game very bad.
     
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    one time i use to like playstation.. back on the ps1
     
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