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Rumor Business Tencent is reportedly raising several $ billion to buy a U.S. or Korean gaming company

SentientStone

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China trigger! 👹
If it’s some big name console centric company I may care, otherwise it’s non news for me since I seem to have ignored the past decade of gaming evolution and genres. Lol
 
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Hnjohngalt

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Is there even a single video game company left that Tencent hasn't invested in? Even Square-enix has been bought up by them.
 

Thirty7ven

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Yay

Isn’t this what a certain section of gamers wanted? Big dick companies laying down their hammers on the table? Well there you go.
 
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BusierDonkey

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Tencent already basically owns and controls Epic, and they'll be chasing influence potential and microtransaction dollars so it might be Blizzard.

Are they going to announce it this Wednesday? Because that day is already reserved for another acquisition.
 
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Hot take: Tencent is the best company to acquire any company. If MS, Google, Sony, or Amazon acquires anyone, there is no doubt that their games will be exclusive.
 

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How long do you think it will take until China owns all major US companies?

Do you think the US will be able to drop some democracies on Chine after they own you?
 

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Hot take: Tencent is the best company to acquire any company. If MS, Google, Sony, or Amazon acquires anyone, there is no doubt that their games will be exclusive.

There’s no proof of Tencent ruining game studios, nor are they interested in platform wars, so yes. Only loser fanboys think otherwise.
 

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Tencent has less cash than Sony, so I don't really understand the reason people were saying 'no way Sony can buy TakeTwo', and 'Sony can't afford them'....

When Tencent had like 10 billion less than Sony in cash and Sony has very little debt too.

Anyway, I think Tencent is after Pearl Abyss in Korea.
 

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Too far, tone it down please.
The CCP can go suck a Dick as far as I'm concerned, through "individual" companies the CCP are snaking their way into our lives and slowly changing the narrative to China Good... Nah m8 yer not, not only are you wrecking the planet environmentally but you're also entrapping other countries into a world of dept whilst you rape the ground from under them...

The world went through this shit in the age of empires and the rise of the US we do not need to be going through it again especially when it's an authoritarian regime with no regard for humanity steering the ship... Away and fuck off will Yee
 
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Tencent has less cash than Sony, so I don't really understand the reason people were saying 'no way Sony can buy TakeTwo', and 'Sony can't afford them'....

When Tencent had like 10 billion less than Sony in cash and Sony has very little debt too.

Anyway, I think Tencent is after Pearl Abyss in Korea.

If Tencent needs money to buy a company, the chinese ccp will print it fresh for them xD
 

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I think they may buy Nexon, or to increase their investment on Epic and buy it because Fornite makes a ton of money, Unreal too and is going to be key for gaming and movies markets, and their western PC store has potential.

I don't see them interested on Take 2, specially via a hostile takeover. They always purchased people in a friendly way with win/win scenarios. I think that if someone buys Take 2 will be Microsoft.

If Tencent needs money to buy a company, the chinese ccp will print it fresh for them xD
Tencent makes more money from gaming than any other company in the world. And if I'm not wrong, in 2019 the whole Tencent corporation made $58B of revenue, $15B of net income and had $147B in assets. They don't need money from anyone else.

Will the President of the US allow this?
Why should the POTUS stop buying a publicly traded company that isn't a market leader?

Then your in for a big surprise. Tencent is not joking and they want to diversify from the MMO genre. T2, Blizzard, EA or any big company like that is a prey for them. They made so much money, nobody is safe.
Tencent owns Riot (League of Legends), Funcom, Digital Extremes, Spash Damage, 40% of Epic, 20% of Marvelous (who also owns the Data East IPs), and the 5% of Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard and Paradox, and invested in Platinum Games, Yagger or even Reddit. They already are pretty diversified beyond F2P/MMO and mobile.
 
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