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Opinion Analysis Platform Microsoft will buy Valve or atleast Steam

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It would be the worst thing possible for PC gaming. Steam (and Valve in general) is the only thing keeping Microsoft in check as far as PC gaming is concerned. People want the company who have tried to force UWP and Xbox Live Gold on PC gamers having control of the space?

The only people who would like/want this are the Xbox fanboys masquerading as PC gamers and Xbox fanboys who have never touched a gaming PC in their lives before.

Epic and CDPR would be licking their lips if something like this ever came to pass.



That's not how it works.

This would be huge for small indie developers and Publishers because Microsoft now allows you to earn 100% Revenue from Apps and 12% fee from Games on PC.
 

Thirty7ven

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It would make sense, but just once again Microsoft buying customers. Hope they plunge 30 billion on and it fails long term.
 
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This would be huge for small indie developers and Publishers because Microsoft now allows you to earn 100% Revenue from Apps and 12% fee from Games on PC.

That's great. They also have the option to release on stores that offer them those cuts today.

Also have a think about why those competitive cuts exist.
 

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If it's true it will show more on how shitty Hermen Hulst strategy of porting PS games on PC is pure dogturd.
 

Hugare

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Why wouldn't he? How do you know he is not ready to retire with a big bag of cash?
I do know, because he is already going to retire as a bilionaire

Anything can change, within time. Gabe won't last for another 50 years. Microsoft will acquire Valve is some other form...
50 years from now I dont even know if humans will still exist. Anything goes.

MS might buy Sony, Nintendo, or be bought by Apple, shit, who knows?

What I know is that this rumour, considering the situation today, is just nonsense
 
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Fafalada

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Steam is limiting what you can do with your purchased product, GoG isn't.
While that's true - user experience is an integral part of any products/service, and that's where GoG isn't superior, regardless of how you chose to use it.

Given the popularity of other devices and services with stricter DRM constraints than Steam it's pretty clear that at large, convenience and user-experience matters more to consumers than questions of ownership alone, it's not just a question of 'Steam got there first' - they also did (and still do) it better than everyone else (on PC).
 

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It would be the worst thing possible for PC gaming. Steam (and Valve in general) is the only thing keeping Microsoft in check as far as PC gaming is concerned. People want the company who have tried to force UWP and Xbox Live Gold on PC gamers having control of the space?

The only people who would like/want this are the Xbox fanboys masquerading as PC gamers and Xbox fanboys who have never touched a gaming PC in their lives before.

Epic and CDPR would be licking their lips if something like this ever came to pass.



That's not how it works.
Your whole argument stands on something that happened almost two decades ago. And have nothing to do with today’s company’s policy, strategy and management.
Then you go and call people fanboys.
Hmm
 

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Your whole argument stands on something that happened almost two decades ago. And have nothing to do with today’s company’s policy, strategy and management.
Then you go and call people fanboys.
Hmm

UWP wasn't two decades ago and the current state of the windows store is very much because of it.

Hmm indeed.
 
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MrLove

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Gabe is multibillionaire. He can afford anything what he wants and dont need more money. He won't sell his baby
 

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lmfao how cute. if MS was gonna buy valve gabe wouldn't say shit. i know valve is private but MS ain't.

believe it if you want to "rest peacefully" but you'd be stupid and naive to trust his word over an email to some stranger (no offence...)
You're talking about the only major platform holder who has a public email and replies to fans. If Gabe say's no, he means no.

Day Steam gets sold to MS is the day I never pay for another PC game again.
 
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onesvenus

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Because I don't trust Microsoft to allow to work as they do now. Could it start off that way? Sure, but I don't personally have the confidence that it would stay that way.
Has there been any news saying that isn't how LinkedIn or GitHub are operating? They both have changed for the better
 

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What do you think it would change?
What it boils down to with me is that Valve have been stellar when it comes to PC gaming. Microsoft don't have that track record. Do you think Microsoft acquiring Valve would be good news?
 

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Why is "Time to Ditch the Toilet Brush" the ad I see embedded in this topic? Even the algorithm gets it.
 

dvdvideo

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or the exclusivity deal Epic wants with Sony - or the majority of Fortnite income coming from PlayStation platforms. Epic is sucking hard on that Sony titty

Nice try at a recovery, pc deal epic wanted just to expand the epic store, and sony rejected them, so that's a nothingburger. So what if epic gets revenue from Sony platforms, Sony hadn't "locked down" anything there other than normal business.
 
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8BiTw0LF

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Nice try at a recovery, pc deal epic wanted just to expand the epic store, and sony rejected them, so that's a nothingburger. So what if epic gets revenue from Sony platforms, Sony hadn't "locked down" anything there other than normal business.
Nice try at diverting the latest GeForce Now leak. Those PS games are from Epic Games undoubtedly. Locked down, like a little biiiatch!
 

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I do know, because he is already going to retire as a bilionaire
No. You don't. People do tire out of things and will leave something so they can ride off into the sunset. It's not like Valve is doing anything exciting.

You are correct that Gabe is a billionaire either way, but being able to sell Valve and pocket god knows how many billions can free him up for other interests he may have.

Not saying it will happen or that it is even likely, but it's quite common for people to tire out of things even if they are successful so they can pursue other interests.
 

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I don't think this is realistic purchase target. Same goes for Sega, Nintendo, EA, Activision etc... There's a better chance the older rumors of MS purchasing some of the studios owned by Warner Bros. IMO there's a reason behind NetherRealm deciding to skip injustice and work on the next MK.
 

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No. You don't. People do tire out of things and will leave something so they can ride off into the sunset. It's not like Valve is doing anything exciting.

You are correct that Gabe is a billionaire either way, but being able to sell Valve and pocket god knows how many billions can free him up for other interests he may have.

Not saying it will happen or that it is even likely, but it's quite common for people to tire out of things even if they are successful so they can pursue other interests.
Again: he doesnt need to sell Valve to do whatever the fuck he wants

Dude has time to answer e-mails that random people from the internet send him

I think that he has enough time to pursue other interests today
 

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Again: he doesnt need to sell Valve to do whatever the fuck he wants

Dude has time to answer e-mails that random people from the internet send him

I think that he has enough time to pursue other interests today
You clearly know nothing about running a business....
 
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PC gaming would not be same if this happens. What a tragedy that would be😵💫
 

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Would be huge for console gaming if it were to ever happen.

Would love to play my Steam Games on a Series X.
 

JohnnyFootball

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Yeah, and I'm clearly talking to a billionaire here

So lets just agree to disagree then
You're talking to somebody who has been part of a business. Even a hands off owner has to attend meetings, deal with regulators, make important decisions etc. Owning a multi-billion dollar business, isn't stress free and sitting on your ass, regardless of successful the business is. So no, Gabe doesn't have a stress-free life. He has to make decisions every single day that can affect the livelihoods of 1000s of employees. For example, Steam Deck. There is no telling how many millions of dollars were invested in that. That isn't a chump change decision. Tons of stuff goes on behind the scenes that neither you nor I have any clue about.

I will agree with you on the likihood of MS buying Valve is very low.
 
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