1. pthfdr

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    Conspiracy: "Modern" games need high system specs not because the games themselves need that much, but because they mine bitcoins in the background when you are playing, thus it does not matter whether you pirate or not, they always get money.
     
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  2. Ev1l0rd

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    Hrm, neat.

    Hoping that P* gets to make some cool titles.

    Remember, it's unlikely this will impact their works much. P* isn't known for making multiplayer games, which is what Tencent has previously received flak for (seriously, a lot of the drama with Tencent can be summarized by "people in online multiplayer games say things Tencent doesn't like"). They're the studio that makes flashy action games with good single player experiences. So I wouldn't say I mind it.
     
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    I am missing the most important information:
    Did Tencent buy shares from Platinum? And if yes, how many?

    I would not be worried to much.
    First of all: Platinum is a japanese company. Japan and China are not best friends, it is very much in Platinums interest to keep control over their Studio. They don't want to lose face, especially if they are "overtaken" by a Chinese company. They don't just care about money.

    With Epic, ActivisionBlizzard and so on the situation is a bit different: They don't have the mentality of "loosing face" (it's mostly an asian thing). So they don't care how bad they look to the outsiders when they follow the stuff Tencent demands from them. They just care about money.

    Or are there japanese Companys that just follow Tencent's orders? I don't realy know of any...
     
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    it's the movie they made
     
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    Also, I feel it's important to keep in mind that Tencent usually doesn't censor international releases of games from Studios that they fund. I know there's a few examples out there, but those are publisher laziness of not wanting to do separate versions for their games/filter stuff out purely for their Chinese audiences alone.

    Ironically, we can point to Fortnite for an example of a game released in China through Tencent. In the chinese version, everything with skulls is removed from the game or highly censored, there is pretty much an "auto-win" situation if you survive long enough and there's a hard 3 hour per day playing cap. Stupid, but keep in mind that these aren't in the international version. The only thing that was changed to my knowledge in the international releases that could be construed as Tencent censoring Fortnite was the change of the skull icon for kills to a crosshair, but that might also just have been done for cleaner UI purposes/the entire aesthethic Fortnite likes to go for not really having a skull icon fit their HUD.
     
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    Yeah because Scalebound worked out so well.....

    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-01-09-microsoft-kills-scalebound


    No disrepect, but re-read what you wrote.

    They want to self-publish on multiple platforms. Nintendo giving them money would lock them into an exclusivity deal WITH (wait for it...) Nintendo. Defeating the purpose of self-publishing to begin with.


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    If anyone has been paying attention. A lot of the Platinum vets have been leaving (some even going back to work with Capcom, see RE2/3 remakes) so all is not right with them. If they can't find some way forward they'll get absorbed or lose their way, go bankrupt or go away in less than a decade.

    Time will tell if this was a good or bad thing for them, who knows.
     
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