Rumor Has it: Microsoft may takeover EA

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    A rumor on the web indicates that Microsoft might consider acquiring game publisher EA. Currently, this is unsubstantiated as there are no details available, but Microsoft is looking to do something w...

    Rumor Has it: Microsoft may takeover EA
     
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    cryohellinc Maha Guru

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    EA has butchered every franchise I personally loved, so for me, it can't get any worse. I hope they Buy them and stop EA's disgusting practices.
     
  3. lucidus

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    I would laugh so hard if that happens. UWP origin, more reason to ignore it :D

    Btw @Hilbert Hagedoorn it's may, not make :D
     
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    This opens up so much space for new business ideas!

    You want working windows updates? Buy a lootbox and see if you pick the Working Upgrade! (epic rarity).
    You want an additional feature that once existed in windows but was killed by m$? Buy a lootbox and see if you can get it back! (legendary rarity)
    You want to have a windows that is truely aimed at the PC and not half heartedly trying to construct an one-for-all OS that helps nobody?

    BUY THE FUCKING LOOTBOX!

    Lootboxes sold seperately. No guarantee for any win. No refunds applicable. Keep away from children.
     
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    This would actually make the company less scummy if they no longer have to appease the same stock holders. That and EA can't go any lower while actually making profit.
     
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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Origin auto downloaded on all new win10 installs ... even enterprise ... hahaha :D
     
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    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Lootboxes mostly contain cosmetic UI skins


    Disclaimer: skins are not compatible with Windows
     
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    I love random kind of Sh*t in Games. As long as it is based on in-game sources.
    Best ever loot system was in original Firefall. Randomly spawned mineral zones, overlapping at places. Difficulty selected by player based on mining rig used. Random reward materials as result.
    Material used highly affected scale and quality of crafted gear.

    I never had so much fun in game made about mining and killing anything that tries to prevent you from fully filling storage in mining rig.
    I used to be so OP there. Had so extreme regen I could just play opposition or run through "melt" zone.

    Persistence and Luck, that was source of fun. When it is changed to Pay and Pray, you know that's recipe for frustration and disaster.
    Games should be about Fun, not about frustration.
     
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    ha ha you guys crack me up
    wow and I thought ea could get no worse
     
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    cryohellinc Maha Guru

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    And it can't. ;) So at this point it can get only better.
     
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    hmm I don't like if this happen :mad: maybe more UWP ;)
     
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    This very well could go sour if true

    lets not forget what microsoft did to ensemble studios, rareware, ect

    half expecting Origin Being folded into the microsoft store and every game from ea becoming UWP, to be a potential consequence.
     
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    What absolute nonsense. A deal such as this would take trillions of dollars to occur.
     
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    Can they even afford them?
     
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    That doesn't seem to be a problem, article mentions MS having 130 billion to spend and that EA is valued at 35 billion so that wouldn't be a problem.
    Article also mentions them looking into Valve and the PUBG developers though they already have a limited exclusivity deal with the PUBG devs and they probably can't outbid Tencent of China if they get interested cause they're, big. :D

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tencent
    (Not sure if they'd pick up PUBG but PUBG is pretty big in China so that could lead to some competition.)
     

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    You got it wrong, dude. EA still gonna be EA. M$ just gonna make games require win10 to be playable.
    And even probably put performance priority on self games and just trash others games.

    It's not M$ fixing EA, it's M$ making more money with EA.
    This is horrible, to be honest.

    ah yes, I forgot M$ was a small indie company. Yeap, fake news.
     
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    cryohellinc Maha Guru

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    And what makes you so certain that you are correct on this? As far as we know it's a speculation. And stating assurance on a speculation is funny. For a start, we need to see it At very least happen.
     
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    Are you telling me M$ gonna spent billion dollars, be nice, not greedy and totally not try to instantly triple profit from it?
    M$ gonna shoove loot boxes up your arse, sir! And even show you ads of new shiny shiny new lootbox when your Win10 loads up. You don't buy EA and be nice.

    If M$ wanted to make good games, they'd purchased CD Project or other well respected publishers / developers. Sell 1 person 1 well made game and gain respect. As if.

    But yeah, please dream of something good happening. I'll join you.

    Sorry for being rude and overreacting. I just don't see anything good to gamers or windows owners happening from it.
     
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    Is this 1st time MS is about to acquire gaming studio? Aren't there past experiences to learn from?

    I think it is not 1st time and one can talk from experience.

    I would not go to river full of piranhas just because they did not bite me before.
     
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    Soon, papa Microsoft taking newly acquired EA to the pit where Skype and Nokia are buried :D
     
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