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adonfraz

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In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

30 November 2022 - 09:20 PM

Aside from the horrible pop in Sonic Frontiers was actually pretty good.


In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

25 November 2022 - 07:07 PM

Anyone here played Soul Hackers 2 or Digimon Survive?

 

Wondering if they're worth $29 and $17


In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

24 November 2022 - 04:29 AM

No one is saying that Activision/Blizzard is a company that is loved by all.  What I'm talking about is the fact that it all comes down to whether you believe purchases like this are pro-consumer or not.  

 

The history of capitalism points to the fact that when there are less companies to buy from consumers are (either immediately or eventually) harmed.

 

I'm not arguing that Gamepass wouldn't be improved, I'm just saying that consumers are harmed when massive companies become even more massive companies where consumers have less choice where to buy from.  

 

Your overall points on consumer choice and competition are valid but how does the ABK deal apply?

 

If you go out and buy an ABK game today, you are buying it through PlayStation, Xbox, BattleNet marketplace on PC (Sometimes Steam), or a retailer.

 

When/If the deal closes ABK games would be available on more platforms (For instance Nintendo and ABK games would then always come to Steam for sure), not less.

 

Consumers would literally have more choices.

 

If MS was purchasing a large platform holder, then I'd agree.

 

ABK's BattleNet certainly isn't one.


In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

24 November 2022 - 12:31 AM

Feds likely to challenge Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision takeover

 

https://www.politico...keover-00070787

 

So Sony wins?

 

Now watch Sony purchase Square Enix and make PlayStation exclusive.

 

This means the FTC is definitely going to ask for some concessions or a consent decree (CoD stays on PlayStation or cannot go into Game Pass). 

 

The suit is in case MS and the FTC cannot come to an agreement.


In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

23 November 2022 - 10:23 PM

I'll send a code for a digital copy of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom (4K, MA...) to the first person to like this post.

Thanks