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Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 16:17:05 »
I just read that Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard - is that true or just a rumour?
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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 17:19:55 »
$69BIl  and yes, it's true.
It still needs various approvals, but I doubt that will be an issue.

The good, it means they can kick the CEO to the curb.
The bad, it means another mega merger and less competition.

Good short term, bad for the long term.
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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 17:38:02 »
Microsoft quickly becoming the Disney of video games

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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 02:41:47 »
Good news for tp4, he can buy Diablo 2 Ressurected now ;)
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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:07:39 »
Snek-y suspicion That whole catelogue will go F2P to boost the MS-store.

Imagine Starcraft 1+2 , Overwatch, Diablo franchise all F2P

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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 16:58:08 »
Sony lost $20bil in value upon the announcement.

Ouch.
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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 21 January 2022, 09:13:07 »
I just read that Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard - is that true or just a rumour?

True, contributes to a monopoly but on the other hand there is a restructring including getting rid of that bozo bobby kotick so it's a mixed bag

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Re: Microsoft bought Blizzard?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 25 February 2022, 08:19:02 »
Snek-y suspicion That whole catelogue will go F2P to boost the MS-store.

Imagine Starcraft 1+2 , Overwatch, Diablo franchise all F2P


Would be great, but isnt Starcraft 1 free now anyway?