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Community Clickbait Cringe Today was a good day

M1chl

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It makes me feel younger reading those meltdowns passive-agressive comments and C O P E & SEETHE posts. It was one hell of ride today.

I hope that THEAP99 THEAP99 create for us video with some slight critisim of Jim Ryan. It's nice that this megaton kind of revitalise community and fun.

Poost some memes if you have some, because those are always fun.

And remember that tomorrow is the day™

I am glad I can be present in such fruiful times.
 

Hostile_18

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Honestly, there's a greater chance (and track history) of non-exclusivity if Microsoft acquires someone than if Sony did.

That is true. I guess were use to the odd purchase of companies (from all sides) this is just the biggest and so if it's no longer multiplatform the most impactful.

Will be interesting how this plays out. I've no idea which would make Microsoft more money (exclusivity vs profits from all formats and console sale/gamepass uptick). The latter is so hard to quantify in financial terms on a spreadsheet it makes it impossible to know what Microsoft's long term plan is.
 
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Hostile_18

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boo fucking hoo 😂😂😂

Well it put it in terms you might be able to appreciate better, what if one day your suddenly unable to play multiple of your favorite game franchises without paying for a new console/Pc. Surely you'd feel a little bit miffed. Your not paying extra to gain something extra, your paying extra for something you had access to before.
 
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Honestly this run up to the new consoles has been total shit. No $599, no get a second job, no they have the 360 if they don't have internet, no giant enemy crabs, it's just been dull boring delayed shit about two basically identical consoles. This is the sort of spice we've all been missing, whether we knew it or not.
 
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Fanboys before today:

"Microsoft has no exclusives. lol, no games. I'm going with Sony because of their god tier exclusives."

Fanboys after today:

"Microsoft is cancer. Stealing exclusives because they can't make their own. This kind of practice only hurts us, the gamers".


Today was, indeed, a good day.
 
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MrS

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Sony fans should be happy that Xbox are finally throwing their hat in the ring. If Xbox hadn't bought any studios, the narrative would be "Xbox has no games". With the acquisitions of the last two years, Xbox are making themselves competitive. Good on them. They should make all the Zenimax games Xbox exclusive too.
 
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DinoD

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Come on people lets polarize. Like its 2001, 2006 or 2013 again! :)

Edit: sorry forgot SEGA/NINTENDO 1992-95.
Edit2: I had an Amiga my best friend in HS had an Atari 520 ST . It was a poor's man Amiga. Ah those debates. I remember them more fondly than actually playing games :)
 
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Hostile_18

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Troll? Fuck off with that. If you don’t like it, pick up some extra hours at work or something so you can get whatever box you need to play games that interest you. Gaming side has been insufferable since the first Xbox event this year with PlayStation fanboys SOMEHOW becoming more obnoxious and annoying than PC fanboys (a feat I never thought possible). I don’t care if games become exclusive to any platform. Ill buy whatever I need to play what I want.

Fuck outta here with your “troll” comment. You don’t like it? Get some OT like I suggested or take it to the bartender, because I don’t wanna fucking hear it.

Who's the irrational fan boy when your response twice is "boo fucking hoo" when it's taken the time to explain to you why it might not be ideal situation. Im all for paying for what ever I want but cant see why paying more for something I'd of previously had access to that may be now artificially cut off isnt great? If you disagree then explain why or just leave the thread because you contribute nothing with responses and an attitude like that.
 
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Malakhov

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Since MS will release all their titles on pc as well, I'm wondering if they will use them as timed exclusives and then releasing them on everything else afterwards. They would make much more money that way with bethesda
 

CatLady

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This morning everyone could play Bethesda games... now potentially only some of us can.

There's better ways to build hype and excitement, this is probably the worst way.

Not really, Sony already moneyhatted BGS games Ghost Wire and Death Loop and apparently were trying to moneyhat Starfield. Since Xbox is honoring the contract from before the acquisition Xbox gamers still won't be able to play the 1st 2 BGS games for the period of timed exclusivity but thanks to this deal they WILL be able to play Starfield day 1 on Game Pass. Sony gamers not so much.
 

Hostile_18

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Not really, Sony already moneyhatted BGS games Ghost Wire and Death Loop and apparently were trying to moneyhat Starfield. Since Xbox is honoring the contract from before the acquisition Xbox gamers still won't be able to play the 1st 2 BGS games for the period of timed exclusivity but thanks to this deal they WILL be able to play Starfield day 1 on Game Pass. Sony gamers not so much.

Valid points. I guess from my perspective I'd be totally fine with delayed releases (either side). For me its infinitely better than not having the title at all. If that was the result of this new deal say a 6-12 month exclusivity window for X Box I'd be totally content with that as a gamer. 😊
 
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CatLady

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Troll? Fuck off with that. If you don’t like it, pick up some extra hours at work or something so you can get whatever box you need to play games that interest you. Gaming side has been insufferable since the first Xbox event this year with PlayStation fanboys SOMEHOW becoming more obnoxious and annoying than PC fanboys (a feat I never thought possible). I don’t care if games become exclusive to any platform. Ill buy whatever I need to play what I want.

Fuck outta here with your “troll” comment. You don’t like it? Get some OT like I suggested or take it to the bartender, because I don’t wanna fucking hear it.

Sony fanboys HAVE been, smug, obnoxious and insufferable - no need to act just like them. That's NOT this guy. He's is just someone that prefer PS he's not a raging fanboy.
 

Hostile_18

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Oh give me a fucking break. Exclusivity deals happen all the time in this industry and many others — but you already know that and just want to piss and moan about it.

Not on the scale of this deal. Were talking multiple studios all at once. As a Playstation gamer and on the verge of choosing a next gen console it interests me to learn the ramifications. It's a negative for sure (more than likely) but it's hardly the end of the world. It's always worth discussing the implications industry wise.
 

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Agreed. These fanboys need to shut the fuck up and stop owning themselves. For over a year they were ragging on MS about generations and spreading FUD while Sony secretly waited to the last second to hit them with a worse version of everything MS has been gettin dogpiled for, for over a year now. Just shut the hell up and you wont have to backpedal all the time lmao
 

lock2k

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I picked up the cash flow
Then we played bones, and I'm yellin' domino
Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A.
Today was a good day
 
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CatLady

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Valid points. I guess from my perspective I'd be totally fine with delayed releases (either side). For me its infinitely better than not having the title at all. If that was the result of this new deal say a 6-12 month exclusivity window for X Box I'd be totally content with that as a gamer. 😊

It's not the same thing. Sony was buying timed exclusives from BGS when they were neutral 3rd developers to keep the games away from Xbox gamers.

These developers are no longer neutral 3rd party developers, they are Xbox 1st party studios. There is no reason for Xbox to offer their $7B investment to people that haven't bought into the Xbox ecosystem.

I understand you want to play these games, but that's like Xbox gamers expecting Sony to put HorizonFW, GoW, Spiderman etc. on Xbox 6 months after they release on PS5. At least with Xbox games you can play them on PC if you have a gaming rig.
 

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All the other console owners who couldn’t play SFV. Now you PlayStation owners know how it feels.

if MS were smart they could rake it in by releasing the games on as many systems as possible
 
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VAVA Mk2

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This morning everyone could play Bethesda games... now potentially only some of us can.

There's better ways to build hype and excitement, this is probably the worst way.
Only people that buy a PS5 can play GoW, Uncharted, TLOU, etc. Exclusives are a thing that have been in the industry for decades. Wanna play Bethesda stuff now? Buy MS hardware, play on PC, or game stream on Game Pass Ultimate and Android or PC.
 

Gravemind

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It makes me feel younger reading those meltdowns passive-agressive comments and C O P E & SEETHE posts. It was one hell of ride today.

I hope that THEAP99 THEAP99 create for us video with some slight critisim of Jim Ryan. It's nice that this megaton kind of revitalise community and fun.

Poost some memes if you have some, because those are always fun.

And remember that tomorrow is the day™

I am glad I can be present in such fruiful times.


"Jim Ryan is a European operative sent to destroy playstation". -THEAP99

Please deliver us another banger THEAP99 THEAP99
 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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Fanboys before today:

"Microsoft has no exclusives. lol, no games. I'm going with Sony because of their god tier exclusives."

Fanboys after today:

"Microsoft is cancer. Stealing exclusives because they can't make their own. This kind of practice only hurts us, the gamers".


Today was, indeed, a good day.
They still don't have exclusives lol
 

Captain Hero

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Wow .. you remind me of those toxic tweets from many kids on both sides , no idea if you people know how to play games anymore cuz all i see is fighting over stupid things . that MS deal was great as i said before but looking at this useless thread , it will bring more console war and the benefit is 0
 

M1chl

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Wow .. you remind me of those toxic tweets from many kids on both sides , no idea if you people know how to play games anymore cuz all i see is fighting over stupid things . that MS deal was great as i said before but looking at this useless thread , it will bring more console war and the benefit is 0
Wow I don't really care and if you are taking it that seriously...well SAD.
 

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This morning everyone could play Bethesda games... now potentially only some of us can.

There's better ways to build hype and excitement, this is probably the worst way.

Once upon a time everybody could play new Insomniac games, now only some of us can. Are you still excited for Spider-Man or anything Insomniac makes?

The difference is before, everyone could play Insomniac's new games on PC, Xbox, whatever platform a publisher contracted them to make a game on. Now they make games ONLY Playstation owners can play.

Everyone with a PC, Switch, mobile device, Xbox or Playstation could Zenimax games yesterday and they still can. Just like with previous acquisitions, Microsoft is honoring contracts studios have already penned to put their current in-progress games including the grubby money-hatted timed exclusives Sony paid for. Sony paid to artificially limit to a single platform for a set time period, something Microsoft used to get shit for all the time. After that they are an exclusive studio and will make games for Microsoft to put on whatever platform they decide to. I doubt Sony would handle things the same way.
 

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It's not the same thing. Sony was buying timed exclusives from BGS when they were neutral 3rd developers to keep the games away from Xbox gamers.

These developers are no longer neutral 3rd party developers, they are Xbox 1st party studios. There is no reason for Xbox to offer their $7B investment to people that haven't bought into the Xbox ecosystem.

I understand you want to play these games, but that's like Xbox gamers expecting Sony to put HorizonFW, GoW, Spiderman etc. on Xbox 6 months after they release on PS5. At least with Xbox games you can play them on PC if you have a gaming rig.

I don't know if you can compare a third party going first party to a first party going multi platform. In the former the games already have established fan bases looking forward to the next games. I don't expect Halo or Gears to go to Playstation as they have always been MS exclusive.

I also wasnt happy when Microsoft did it with Rise of the Tomb Raider and Sony with Street Fighter 5. I guess its just bought exclusivity that was previously multiplatform that I dislike, what ever side of the fence that falls on. I do think Bayonetta 2 and Deadly Premonition 2 are rare examples though where had it not been for the exclusivity the game would not have been made in the first place.

Money wise who knows what Microsoft has planned. Exclusivity would increase consoles sales and bolster Gamepass but would that make up for the deficit of all those lost unit sales had they kept selling to everyone (I.e Minecraft). Bethesda value would go down with the former but conversely MS value would go up. It's super complicated to balance on a spreadsheet, just like Gamepass is at the moment. I can honestly see it going either way (with Gamepass playing a key role in either strategy).

PC is an option if Sony loses Bethesda support ultimately. I'd gain other first party titles but not sure if I want the extra cost, lack of a 4k drive and loss of Sony first parties. Its.a tough one based on my preferences.
 
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Hostile_18

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Once upon a time everybody could play new Insomniac games, now only some of us can. Are you still excited for Spider-Man or anything Insomniac makes?

The difference is before, everyone could play Insomniac's new games on PC, Xbox, whatever platform a publisher contracted them to make a game on. Now they make games ONLY Playstation owners can play.

Everyone with a PC, Switch, mobile device, Xbox or Playstation could Zenimax games yesterday and they still can. Just like with previous acquisitions, Microsoft is honoring contracts studios have already penned to put their current in-progress games including the grubby money-hatted timed exclusives Sony paid for. Sony paid to artificially limit to a single platform for a set time period, something Microsoft used to get shit for all the time. After that they are an exclusive studio and will make games for Microsoft to put on whatever platform they decide to. I doubt Sony would handle things the same way.

Well with Insomniac they also had Sunset Overdrive as X-Box exclusive. Over time individual studios have gone first party were all use to that. But this to me at least is far bigger with multiple studios all going X Box exclusive all at once. For every Insomniac Sony gamers lost Obsidion, Double Fine etc. Sony is more aggressive with exclusive content and Microsoft more aggressive with studio acquisition. Both are bad for gamers in my eyes.

Your right though had Sony bought these studios they are the more likely of the two to make everything exclusive. I wouldn't approve of that either, obviously this just effects me more.