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    Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $70bn

    Yes, my issue is Microsoft accelerating the issue. I've been critical of the industry for a very long time. It's similar to when EA purchased Bioware. There was a concern around a lot of fans they were going to be more of a studio focused on high profit margins and not quality. What happened...
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    Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $70bn

    I think you're missing the point, my point at least. It's not the format that's an issue, it's the negative affect on games and gaming it's likely to cause. In my opinion, the condensing of the industry and this arms race Microsoft may just have started, is going to speed up the death of the...
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    Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $70bn

    My hope is that Sony sits down, look at what they will be missing and goes HAM on developing titles. The Order 1886 could easily be developed into a Gears killer, can't be that hard to make a good military shooter with the right studio. And for God sake, release some proper Western RPG games and...
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    Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $70bn

    I still struggle to get my head round their business model. They charge £8 per month which is the equivalent of the cost of two games a year (and that's being extremely generous, especially as most games start between £50 - £70). Of course, this price is to suck people in and steadily increase...
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    Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $70bn

    Great article here In short, Microsoft is going to kick off an acquisition race and games are going to be dumbed down by cooperations who don't give a damn about quality and just want to generate revenue by jumping on what they think is the next market trend. Mobile and games focused of...
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    Premiering February 5th 2022 + New Trailer

    Any news on an English dub.?
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    Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $70bn

    Entering the dark ages of gaming. I'm hoping Microsoft, like they do many of things, completely mess this up and we return to a situation where console developers have a handful of first party studios and the rest are independent developers supporting multiple consoles. With that money...
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    Post your gaming setup

    Bloody hell that's nice. Which country?
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    Final Fantasy VII Remake

    For those who are fans of the original and played the remake, any changes/differences you really liked or hated? FYI @Riku Rose
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    Random Gaming Thoughts

    Now you have me curious...
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    Mental Health Dojo

    All the best Miles. Sorry for the more practical as opposed to emotional advice... Regarding selling the house: May be worth thinking about whether it's worth selling or renting. Selling you'll get the lump sum, but renting will provide you and your brother with regular income. Especially if...
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    What are you playing?

    I downloaded Persona 5 Strikers on PS Plus. Though I loved Persona 5, after playing this for a minute, I can't bring myself to play this game (Strikers) any more. I hate the Musou games with a passion for their lack of effort. Graphically this game looks much better but the combat is pretty much...
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    What are you playing?

    I downloaded Persona 5 Strikers on PS Plus. Though I loved Persona 5, after playing this for a minute, I can't bring myself to play this game (Strikers) any more. I hate the Musou games with a passion for their lack of effort. Graphically this game looks much better but the combat is pretty much...
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    What are you playing?

    I am a gamer of little patience and the game kept me engrossed for the most part. Does get repetitive in areas but I did not think I was aimlessly running around for the most part.
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    Ask the Person Below you a Question?

    Intuition. I do find myself in situations in only seems I can solve. The other day, the road was blocked with traffic and people were sitting there for 30 minutes not moving. When it was time for me to leave the house, I got out, directed a number of cars to move over and a big jam was fixed in...
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