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    Phoronix: Microsoft To Acquire Activision Blizzard

    Microsoft announced plans this morning to acquire Activision Blizzard in a nearly $69 billion (USD) deal...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...vison-Blizzard

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    $69 billion in ... cash. Imagine trucks full of $100 banknotes. OMG. I'm joking of course, it's gonna be electronic transactions between bank accounts most likely. Corporations have become larger than many countries.

    I sure hope to see recent A-B titles in Steam and I really hope they will drop an abomination called Battle.net.

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    • #3
      At this point the word 'interesting' becomes meaningless

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      • #4
        This was not that surprising considering how much Activision drove Blizzard into the ground. I think that Microsoft will give more freedom to the developers compared to Activision whose whole business model is milking games like call of duty

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        • #5
          Originally posted by birdie View Post
          $69 billion in ... cash. Imagine trucks full of $100 banknotes. OMG. I'm joking of course, it's gonna be electronic transactions between bank accounts most likely. Corporations have become larger than many countries.

          I sure hope to see recent A-B titles in Steam and I really hope they will drop an abomination called Battle.net.
          i'd say they will drop Battle Net BUT replace it with their own store.
          My only hope is that SteamDeck might save Linux Gaming

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          • #6
            "The bar's so low even we couldn't screw it up"
            -Microsoft, probably

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            • #7
              To be fair, Activision arent the powerhouse they used to be

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bachchain View Post
                "The bar's so low even we couldn't screw it up"
                -Microsoft, probably
                Shit, for me the current low bar is being set by MSFS 2020 and CoD Vanguard. Those games have so many bugs for how much revenue they generate it isn't funny.

                I bought MSFS 2020 back in November and it wasn't until a week or two ago that someone found a method of entering and exiting things in the right order for Bush Flights to work somewhat correctly.

                The friggin sights we can unlock for guns on CoD Vanguard don't work. The sights on the guns on a shooting game are broken. That's all I need to say about how messed up Vanguard is.

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                • #9
                  Microsoft please release the source code to the id Tech 5 engine!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by birdie View Post
                    $69 billion in ... cash. Imagine trucks full of $100 banknotes.
                    Truck full of cash



                    Truck full of cache

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