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Opinion Rumor Jez Corden - Warner Bros is interested in selling NetherRealm and TT Games

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You sound incredibly clueless. Everything I said is public and you can just see for yourself.


I'm going back to play Doom Eternal on my Series X. Bye.
You sound incredibly clueless. Everything I said is public and you can just see for yourself.


I'm going back to play Doom Eternal on my Series X. Bye.
I didn't even know that forum existed. I thought you were simply using "Xboxera" as a clever counter to "Sonygaf".

Even so. That forum doesn't represent Xbox fans as a whole. But just to ensure any reply or counter was in good faith. I decided to look it over to see if your description was accurate.

Following your link. I looked over the first 150 pages. Not posts... Pages. The discussion is obviously regarding mergers and acquisitions, but there's nothing inherently crazy about that, as this forum discusses similar all the time.

Ahh, but your central claim is that xbox fans "biggest dream is to keep games off Playstation". In the first 150 entire pages, the word "Playstation" shows up twice, with the word "Sony" making an appearance twice as well. Both in reference to Square Enix working closely with Sony. There is indeed one poster. With a measly single post. That mentions how funny it would be if MS were to acquire SE.

Anyone who reads through the first 150 pages from your link, and then reads just your posts in this thread can easily see that you single handedly post far more extreme fanboy drivel than any of those posts, and it's not even by a small margin.

I probably sound incredibly clueless to you because you are most definitely in fact.... Completely clueless. So while you respond with "bye" and yet again abandon ship. I actually took the time to consider your point, and look as thoroughly through your evidence as could be expected.

And yet there's absolutely nothing to suggest that your batshit crazy conspiracy theory is even remotely true. Not even close.
 

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We aren't persecuted
Assuming you mean Xbox fans (of course you do) you are correct lol you Aren't nor have you ever been
, we're getting aggressive
This is also true 2 for 2
Microsoft and a locked in Xbox with, in the coming years through game pass, a top games value untouched in past or modern history
Lol yeah no, Gamepass is great, but it is not the second coming and many of us on the forums (who haven't fallen for the cultist propaganda) can recognize that
if some of these games hit the way they have the potential to. The Xbox Game Pass lineup is going to be legendary with all those big day ones from Microsoft's first parties
It's going to be quite good agreed, but you're banking alot on as of yet unknown 1st party titles
. It effectively changes the games industry as we know it.
Christ and you're happy about that? About MS purchasing private studios like Sega (a running joke ATP) and potentially WB...
Nintendo will do it at some point
Already did...SNES and NES titles (where the 64/GC games at Nintendo) and guess what IT COST US THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE!
Sony will almost certainly eventually do it one day also
??? Sony did it first...PSNow? been available forever? Is GP better? arguable, does MS support GP more Hell yes!
Microsoft, for once, is actually ahead of the curve rather than arriving to the party late.
MS has been ahead plenty, Gamerscore, Home button, Hdd, etc All the companies work off each other and that's great.
Sony and Nintendo will likely just choose to make it a little bit more expensive than $10 or $15 for their games, which is something I totally think both can get away with. I already view games as a higher form of entertainment than movies.
A possability, I suppose. Higher form? as in better? I would argue they are very different forms of entertainment, there is a reason no good videogame movie has been made yet lol Game writing is shite compared to Cinema and yes that includes the much beloved LOU2 lol

Gamers will spend for their catalog of games, especially newer ones, delivered in a different way.
Sadly this is likely true
 

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I hate to air dirty laundry but if Im going to get a warning for console warring can I least know what it was I said so perchance in the future I dont say it again? Most of this thread could be deemed console warring.
 
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I hate to air dirty laundry but if Im going to get a warning for console warring can I least know what it was I said so perchance in the future I dont say it again? Most of this thread could be deemed console warring.

I hate that as well. I wish it would give you a link to the post so you can see what you did wrong with it.
 

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I haven't seen that message from Jez, is he saying that the document never mentioned NRS or TT being for sale and that he just assumed they may be?
He said that the document didn't mention Microsoft, but that Warner is/was looking to sell TT and NRS
 

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He said that the document didn't mention Microsoft, but that Warner is/was looking to sell TT and NRS

Warner was looking to sell the entire gaming division.

They subsequently decided (in May) to spin-off Warner Media which is undergoing a $43 billion merger with Discovery Inc.

Its likely that any individual portfolio divestments within Warner Media are on hold for now.
 
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Jez is def legit - if he has says he has seen documents there ARE documents

the docs could be old and/or out of context though
 
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MK is Ed Boon's baby. As co-creator of the franchise entirely, you can see it even now as he is 100% involved with every new MK title even today. There is absolutely no way that if Netherrealm gets sold that MK doesn't go with them. In fact, i wouldn't doubt that as part of Ed's employee clause he has it specifically written that if Netherrealm goes, MK goes with him.
 
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I hate to air dirty laundry but if Im going to get a warning for console warring can I least know what it was I said so perchance in the future I dont say it again? Most of this thread could be deemed console warring.
You really need it spelling out? Pretty much just assess how you always talk on here - I’m amazed you’ve not had more warnings to be honest.
 
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He was the guy who thought there’d be a third Xbox that never showed up.
He’s as informed as any other Twitter user.
There is a third Xbox. The Xbox Series X cloud Server Blade. Which to my knowledge, is indeed what that project name entailed. Microsoft also has announced an xcloud stream stick.
 
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Warner was looking to sell the entire gaming division.

They subsequently decided (in May) to spin-off Warner Media which is undergoing a $43 billion merger with Discovery Inc.

Its likely that any individual portfolio divestments within Warner Media are on hold for now.
EA bought Playdemic (mobile dev) from Warner like two weeks ago, in theory it could mean that Warner and Discovery could agree on selling these assets before the merger is complete.
 

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MK is Ed Boon's baby. As co-creator of the franchise entirely, you can see it even now as he is 100% involved with every new MK title even today. There is absolutely no way that if Netherrealm gets sold that MK doesn't go with them. In fact, i wouldn't doubt that as part of Ed's employee clause he has it specifically written that if Netherrealm goes, MK goes with him.
When they were looking to sell the entire gaming division a while back the MK IP was NOT included in that, WB was going to keep Mortal Kombat likely for films, tv, animation etc. So whoever buys NRS would need to license MK from WB if they wanted them to continue making those games. That greatly diminishes NRS value, they don't own MK or Injustice so they are a specialty studio that has only made fighting games (any non fighting MK games were made when the team was still part of Midway and not called NRS) I doubt they are for sale right now based on the response from WB the other day anyway, they specifically said NRS and TT would be part of the merger. Jez used WB being "unhappy with the MK movie" for his reasoning but that's the opposite of reality, they were very pleased with the movie's performance
 
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EA bought Playdemic (mobile dev) from Warner like two weeks ago, in theory it could mean that Warner and Discovery could agree on selling these assets before the merger is complete.
Unlike Netherrealm and TT Games, Playdemic was never included in the Warner Media Discovery merger.
 
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EA bought Playdemic (mobile dev) from Warner like two weeks ago, in theory it could mean that Warner and Discovery could agree on selling these assets before the merger is complete.

Unlike Netherrealm and TT Games, Playdemic was never included in the Warner Media Discovery merger.

Exactly ……. https://ir.ea.com/press-releases/pr...-From-Warner-Bros.-Games-and-ATT/default.aspx

The purchase price for the transaction is subject to customary adjustments, and will be paid in cash at closing and retained by AT&T. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals. The remaining Warner Bros. Games portfolio is included in the recently announced WarnerMedia-Discovery transaction and will become part of the combined media and entertainment company after the expected close of that transaction.
 
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I’m not sure which fake insider you’re referring to here but to be fair every fake news hype guy in Xbox’s orbit all said the same thing. Jez, grubb, Klondike, special Ed/Nick, even fringe lunatics like boomstick gaming all claimed to have the goods. It’s amazing how much these guys can get wrong or bold face lie about and still have credibility with people.

Edit: It’s also amazing how irrelevant these people are in the real world too. Most of these Xbox podcaster average like at best 2000 views a show. For all this hype and good news for Xbox nobody seems to care.
You seem to care a whole lot as you're going to their YT channels just to count how many subscribers they have. Calling them irrelevant when you're the first one on all these threads ready to write paragraphs about their track-records is just sad.
 

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Everything I looked up about him was wrong, this one was proven wrong too. I think people just remember wrong.
Which ones? Jeff Grub got many right and many wrong as well.

Only reason you don't want to believe him coz he is talking about MS acquiring WB studios. Lol.

I know MS acquisition rumors makes selected gamers on certain platform mad lol. Jk.



But seriously after Bethesda acquisition anything can happen.
 
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You seem to care a whole lot as you're going to their YT channels just to count how many subscribers they have. Calling them irrelevant when you're the first one on all these threads ready to write paragraphs about their track-records is just sad.
Whether or not I keep up with doesnt change the fact that most of them are overall completely irrelevant in the big picture.
 
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I never said you did this personally, I said you generally turn a blind-eye to what your fellow Xbox fanboys are doing. For someone who follows a lot of Xbox fanboys on twitter, you sure "miss" a lot of it and rarely call them out for it. This is coming from someone who tries to portray themselves as neutral.

This is what you said earlier.




It's obvious reading your tweets and comments on this forum that you didn't like what PS fans were doing when Xbox fanboys were doing it before them.


As the saying goes, "You reap what you sow."

If Xbox fanboys were saying, "PS4 has no games", then what were you going to expect happen when Xbox started to lack a lot of first party exclusive/releases? This is a prime example of Xbox fanboys "can sure dish it out, but can't ever seem to take it".

I call them out and disagree with them all the time actually. I'm pretty damn active on twitter, so finding them all will be pretty difficult. I will have fun from time to time, but when I see something going too far, I speak out on it.



 

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I call them out and disagree with them all the time actually. I'm pretty damn active on twitter, so finding them all will be pretty difficult. I will have fun from time to time, but when I see something going too far, I speak out on it.



I don't know why I have to point out that you're not reading my post.

I said you generally turn a blind-eye to what your fellow Xbox fanboys are doing.


The reason why I know this is that you complain about PS fans being able to "dish it out but can't take it"




The fact of the matter is, you're going against what you're telling everyone in this thread. Most of the things you're complaining about PS fans doing is what Xbox fanboys were doing before them.

If you're as neutral as you're trying to make yourself out to be, then you would say, "Xbox fanboys did say Xbox has no games and bragged about the Power Narrative before the PS4 released".

The difference is that I call out Xbox fanboys for pretending like this never happened. I acknowledge what PS fanboys did in the past because this happens with EVERY console generation, dating way back to the Genesis/SNES era.
 
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I don't know why I have to point out that you're not reading my post.




The reason why I know this is that you complain about PS fans being able to "dish it out but can't take it"




The fact of the matter is, you're going against what you're telling everyone in this thread. Most of the things you're complaining about PS fans doing is what Xbox fanboys were doing before them.

If you're as neutral as you're trying to make yourself out to be, then you would say, "Xbox fanboys did say Xbox has no games and bragged about the Power Narrative before the PS4 released".

The difference is that I call out Xbox fanboys for pretending like this never happened. I acknowledge what PS fanboys did in the past because this happens with EVERY console generation, dating way back to the Genesis/SNES era.

I always tell it like it is.
 

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I always tell it like it is.
Yet you follow some of the biggest Xbox fanboys on Twitter who are known for just posting fanboy stuff. :messenger_tears_of_joy:

I only know about this because I follow some gamers and they reply to their stuff and you show up in their replies.
 

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Lol yeah no, Gamepass is great, but it is not the second coming and many of us on the forums (who haven't fallen for the cultist propaganda) can recognize that


Find me any other moment in history where all the games that Xbox is releasing soon and in the coming years are made available day one and without requiring a full price purchase for as low as $10-$15 a month?

To deny how amazing Game Pass is is the true propaganda.

Let's have a look at the upcoming lineup, shall we?

Halo Infinite
Starfield
Redfall
Forza Horizon 5
Elder Scrolls 6
Avowed
The Outer Worlds 2
Hellblade 2
Perfect Dark
Everwild
Doom (next gen)
Forza Motorsport
Contraband
Fable
Indiana Jones
Psychonauts 2
Deathloop (after exclusive period)
Ghostwire Tokyo (after exclusive period)


Those games above are just what we know about, and all are coming to game pass at no additional cost to gamers on the day they release for Xbox, and they will be part of Game Pass permanently because Microsoft owns all of them. Show me where that's being topped anywhere? Show me a better value. I'm waiting. Oh, and with Game Pass Ultimate, you automatically get all the PC versions of the games as well as Xbox versions, as well as access to them via the cloud.

I even forgot about the entire EA Play vault that's available for free as part of Game Pass Ultimate, which includes games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order plus many more. And then there are a crap ton of amazing 3rd party titles already there and coming, such as Stalker 2.

No serious person can downplay the value of Xbox Game Pass.


I know Game Pass isn't the second coming, because it's the first ever of its kind. It has no equal.
 

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Find me any other moment in history where all the games that Xbox is releasing soon and in the coming years are made available day one and without requiring a full price purchase for as low as $10-$15 a month?

To deny how amazing Game Pass is is the true propaganda.

Let's have a look at the upcoming lineup, shall we?

Halo Infinite
Starfield
Redfall
Forza Horizon 5
Elder Scrolls 6
Avowed
The Outer Worlds 2
Hellblade 2
Perfect Dark
Everwild
Doom (next gen)
Forza Motorsport
Contraband
Fable
Indiana Jones
Psychonauts 2
Deathloop (after exclusive period)
Ghostwire Tokyo (after exclusive period)


Those games above are just what we know about, and all are coming to game pass at no additional cost to gamers on the day they release for Xbox, and they will be part of Game Pass permanently because Microsoft owns all of them. Show me where that's being topped anywhere? Show me a better value. I'm waiting. Oh, and with Game Pass Ultimate, you automatically get all the PC versions of the games as well as Xbox versions, as well as access to them via the cloud.

I even forgot about the entire EA Play vault that's available for free as part of Game Pass Ultimate, which includes games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order plus many more. And then there are a crap ton of amazing 3rd party titles already there and coming, such as Stalker 2.

No serious person can downplay the value of Xbox Game Pass.


I know Game Pass isn't the second coming, because it's the first ever of its kind. It has no equal.
"please be excited"
 
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Yet you follow some of the biggest Xbox fanboys on Twitter who are known for just posting fanboy stuff. :messenger_tears_of_joy:

I only know about this because I follow some gamers and they reply to their stuff and you show up in their replies.

Why do you care so much who the hell I follow? I'm not trying to win your approval or any other person's approval. Wanna bet you follow a bunch of playstation fanboys? Why would I care who you follow. Yep, I follow colteastwood and timdog and dealer and iron lords podcast and jez corden and rand al thor and a bunch of other hardcore xbox fans proudly.


Where should I report for my publicly scheduled execution?

I don't care what anybody thinks.

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Why do you care so much who the hell I follow? I'm not trying to win your approval or any other person's approval. Wanna bet you follow a bunch of playstation fanboys? Why would I care who you follow. Yep, I follow colteastwood and timdog and dealer and iron lords podcast and jez corden and rand al thor and a bunch of other hardcore xbox fans proudly.


Where should I report for my publicly scheduled execution?

I don't care what anybody thinks.

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You're commenting in this thread and talking about how PlayStation fans are behaving, yet you're following some of the biggest Xbox fanboys and you're somehow oblivious to what they're actually doing.

Your entire point is that PlayStation fans can sure dish it out, but they can't seem to take it.


Look at your previous comment.

Is it only cool to brag about exclusives and games not going to another platform when it works in favor of Playstation?

Because that's what is really at the heart of all the bitterness from many (not all) Playstation fans. They can sure dish it out, but can't ever seem to take it.

This was a reply to someone who said Xbox fanboys are excited to see games not appearing on the PlayStation platform and they want to acquire many studios because of this. I called your statement hypocritical because Xbox fans are also guilty of doing this, too. I brought up your followers because you clearly know this is happening, but you want to pretend that this never happened.

It's like how months ago that I brought up the likes of Colteastwood downplaying exclusives and you replied to me and called it bogus. I linked videos proving my point and you were never to be seen again.

The point is, you know this stuff happens, but you want to pretend that it doesn't. Instead of pretending like it doesn't happen among your fellow Xbox fanboys, admit that it does. It's really that simple.


I also follow Xbox fans and PlayStation fans on twitter. I also unfollowed some based on the things they were retweeting. There's a difference between following someone like Jez and a complete Xbox fanboy who spends 95% of time shitting on the other console. :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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You're commenting in this thread and talking about how PlayStation fans are behaving, yet you're following some of the biggest Xbox fanboys and you're somehow oblivious to what they're actually doing.

Your entire point is that PlayStation fans can sure dish it out, but they can't seem to take it.


Look at your previous comment.



This was a reply to someone who said Xbox fanboys are excited to see games not appearing on the PlayStation platform and they want to acquire many studios because of this. I called your statement hypocritical because Xbox fans are also guilty of doing this, too. I brought up your followers because you clearly know this is happening, but you want to pretend that this never happened.

It's like how months ago that I brought up the likes of Colteastwood downplaying exclusives and you replied to me and called it bogus. I linked videos proving my point and you were never to be seen again.

The point is, you know this stuff happens, but you want to pretend that it doesn't. Instead of pretending like it doesn't happen among your fellow Xbox fanboys, admit that it does. It's really that simple.


I also follow Xbox fans and PlayStation fans on twitter. I also unfollowed some based on the things they were retweeting. There's a difference between following someone like Jez and a complete Xbox fanboy who spends 95% of time shitting on the other console. :messenger_tears_of_joy:

You're obsessed, desperate and pitiful to be caring this much about who I follow. I don't need your approval. Like I said, Playstationi fanboys can dish it out, but can't take it. If you could, you almost certainly wouldn't be busy crying so much about who I follow. Join the other people who are not worthy of my attention that I've already ignored. Congrats you've made the team, but you are a special kind of console warrior. I salute you.

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You're obsessed, desperate and pitiful to be caring this much about who I follow. I don't need your approval. Like I said, Playstationi fanboys can dish it out, but can't take it. If you could, you almost certainly wouldn't be busy crying so much about who I follow. Join the other people who are not worthy of my attention that I've already ignored. Congrats you've made the team, but you are a special kind of console warrior. I salute you.

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No, you just don't like the fact that I pointed it out. Follow who you want, but don't complain about how PS fanboys act when you follow Xbox guys who do the exact same thing.
 

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Those tweets from that Xbox fangurl up there are pretty hilarious. Hahah Thanks for posting them!
 

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Find me any other moment in history where all the games that Xbox is releasing soon and in the coming years are made available day one and without requiring a full price purchase for as low as $10-$15 a month?
Dude I agreed Game pass is great, but this cultist like worship is concerning
To deny how amazing Game Pass is is the true propaganda.
"Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart?"...get it
Let's have a look at the upcoming lineup, shall we?
Sure thing, but the bulk of your lineup is hopes and dreams so a YES for each title we've seen gameplay from, and a NO for CG etc ;)
Halo Infinite
Last showing was problematic (I thought it looked fine, but it's halo so it will do fine) so yup
Starfield
Same as above (could be dog crap, but it's from the Fallout/Elderscrolls guys and they said the trailer was in engine) so yeah though I'm expecting a delay or two
Barely anything shown, can't give you this one No
Forza Horizon 5
Yeah that's a yuppers
Elder Scrolls 6
Lol what? dude it hasn't left concept stage yet, this one will be a wait Nope
We have seen like 30 seconds of (maybe) gameplay...so nada
The Outer Worlds 2
A CG trailer (a funny CG trailer, but this one is still a bit off so uh uh
Hellblade 2
God willing we see gameplay soon, but until then No Sir
Perfect Dark
CG trailer equals Noperino
LOLOLOLOL they had the art style before a game concept...and then had to start over completely when their lead left...a resounding NOOOOO
Doom (next gen)
Yeah it will be awesome...and likely a year or two wait as they JUST wrapped up Doom Eternal DLC...so N to the O
Forza Motorsport
Even though weve only seen a teaser these guys deliver, so I'll be nice and say...yeah sure
Contraband
CG trailer means we say NON
Done by the FH guys, but we likely need to wait for that game first so yeah ummmm nooo
Indiana Jones
CG trailers make me say 🔕
Psychonauts 2
That's a yes and then some DOWNLOAD THIS GAME PEOPLE...PLAY THIS GAME (okay a bit biased here lol)
Deathloop (after exclusive period)
Mindshare will go to Playstation due to years exclusivity so I'll throw you a bone and call it a wash
Ghostwire Tokyo (after exclusive period)
Same as above no bone this time lol

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Lol 4 to 5 yes' and the rest are unknowns etc (11 NO'S FYI)...not looking good to bet everything on titles we know so little about

Oh and before you call me a Sony or Nintendo fanboy I would say the same for GOW Ragnorak and Metroid Prime 4 as WE HAVE SEEN NO GAMEPLAY!
Those games above are just what we know about, and all are coming to game pass at no additional cost to gamers on the day they release for Xbox, and they will be part of Game Pass permanently because Microsoft owns all of them.
You hope
Netflix owns it's own IPs, but they are NOT all still availabe on the platform FYI
Show me where that's being topped anywhere?
Yeah, that's why the Series sytems are outselling the PS...V...oh crap lol

Dude again great service, but there is more to this then a great service and the GAMES is what people want. It's awesome the Box has some powerhouse studios now, but the bulk of what we've seen is STILL hopes and dreams...at least on PS5 the bulk of what THEY have shown is gameplay with the subtitles "Captured on PS5" even if its a "mix of cinematic and gameplay footage"
Show me a better value. I'm waiting. Oh, and with Game Pass Ultimate, you automatically get all the PC versions of the games as well as Xbox versions, as well as access to them via the cloud.
This is true lol, but in the grand scheme of things means nothing if MS finds themselves outsold two to one again. Nearly the bulk of the "killer lineup" you mentioned is either wait and see, or hopes and dreams. Don't get me wrong they might rock...but they also might be average or suck, we don't know as we've seen almost nothing from nearly every damn studios sans the usual (Halo, Gears, Forza)

MS has been purchasing studios like mad, but again if that doesn't equal sales the shareholders will be put out, and you might see changes. The 360 was wrecking house in the seventh gen, and then with Mattrick focused on the Kinect and abandoned traditional games (an exaggeration lol but you get the point) and the brass was very happy, as it was a HUGE seller and made bank profit!

AKA Skippy, what is best for the bottom line is not ALWAYS best for gamers and vice versa...So many things can change about Gamepass, it's pricing, it's offers, being put on other systems like PS and Nintendo etc...the bottom line is the most important to the business as a whole...not making Xbox loyalists happy! Gamepass IS a great deal, but it's simply a service nothing more, at the end of the day that service like so many is subject to change

Oh, and before you use the "MS Preident has Phil's back" that's for now...again if the profit isn't there the CEO can be replaced by the board and the new Pres might have a completely different outlook...Just look at what happened to Konami, the new Pres came in and saw much greater profit in Pachinko and smaller experiences...again, profit for the Studio, but we made out quite badly huh

Oh and one more thing...
Dude are you being paid by MS? This is concerning...
No serious person can downplay the value of Xbox Game Pass.
Until a similar service comes along and the bidding wars for studios (buying studios outright) begin AKA Shit scenario for gamers, fap material for fanboys
Christ do you remember how NOTHING could touch Netflix until Disney+ entered the ring? lol

What happens if Sony reformats PSNow and becomes a similar service to GP? What about a partnership MS can't foresee (again Disney titles use to be on Netflix) like Apple/Sony/google/Nintendo team up?

GamePass is great (I said that before FYI) but it is still subject to change...not worth creating a new religion for pal
I know Game Pass isn't the second coming, because it's the first ever of its kind. It has no equal.
Fuck dude, seriously seek help your devotion to this SERVICE is...odd at best

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So this is how the MS rumors start huh?
Of course. Weve seen this cycle multiple times, so much so that its more than just coincidence, its a concerted effort from MS marketing themselves.
This cycles goes:
-Xbox "insider" posts something like "Heard some things," "Soon," or the eyes emoji
-Other fake xbox insiders or rather AstroTurf marketers klobrille, jez, randall thor, Jeff Grubb etc join in
-Insane rumors start to percolate
-Astroturf insiders insinuate whatever insane rumor of the day is for sure happening and only a matter of time
-Insane rumor never happens or a company denies it.
-"They're just lying."

Rinse Repeat for 2 years now.
 
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It’s really starting to sound like the boy who cried wolf with all these MS acquisition rumors.
 

lh032

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Everybody aint Microsoft.
you dont need 2 trillion for acquisition pal.

Not everybody is looking to buy large size studios or publishers.

My point still stands.
 

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I fixed that for you.

There are levels to this.
What I want to say Microsoft is not the only one looking for acquisitions.

Not sure why are you so defensive about it....chill out.
 
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Of course. Weve seen this cycle multiple times, so much so that its more than just coincidence, its a concerted effort from MS marketing themselves.
This cycles goes:
-Xbox "insider" posts something like "Heard some things," "Soon," or the eyes emoji
-Other fake xbox insiders or rather AstroTurf marketers klobrille, jez, randall thor, Jeff Grubb etc join in
-Insane rumors start to percolate
-Astroturf insiders insinuate whatever insane rumor of the day is for sure happening and only a matter of time
-Insane rumor never happens or a company denies it.
-"They're just lying."

Rinse Repeat for 2 years now.

Yeah........that's pretty much how it's been going recently.