Saudi Arabia $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision

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  1. Ghosty

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    Non-profit, hmm was thinking it would be a mutual benefit from some of the bigger publishers in the video game industry GTA for example from T2 or WOW alternatively Diablo from Activision-Blizzard or perhaps Overwatch.

    Interesting.

    EDIT: I did hear the crown prince was a gamer though, also a bit of an ass.
    (Think that was from Reset Era back with the SNK deal.)
     
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    Who knows these days huh? Everyone enjoys gaming. Surprised they didn't invest in Midway games.
     
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    More reasons to not buy games from such publishers.
     

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    At this rate I won't have anyone left to buy games from.
     
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    Make your own? :)
     
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    Then he'll probably be labeled a Nazi by mainstream media and be banned from selling his games. That's how it seems to work with everything these days.
     
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    Erm, can't really recall that happening to any games. Unless you mean something else.
     
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    looks like we'll get even more iranian "terrorist" villians in games and even less arab ones. then again im surprised the terrorist/middle east villian meme is still alive, think CoD was rocking it in that one ps5 trailer
     
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    ...for...making his own game or company to make games....?

    Illogical statement is illogical, seems you just decided to try and make a political statement where there were no politics....

    Good....job....?
     

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    All these people online who have been so used to having technological billionaires, they completely forgot about the oil billionaires, whose pockets are much deeper than you might think.
     
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    Big oil... diversifying its portfolio. Also admittedly creepy considering crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has long been "deeply" invested in the decisions process' of his nation & has a questionable history of human rights violations on the world stage at best. (not to mention the infamous assassination of Jamal Khashoggi) It... probably isn't a stretch to question if some of the $3.3 billion is actual blood money. Not that Saudi Arabia stands alone in this area or that stuff is so simple or black and white, but taking large investments from a country that is clearly authoritarian and has feigned the notion of the opposite for the sake of merely keeping up appearances is really bad optics and simply gross at minimal.
     
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    That's CoD for you. It was always a bit too close to open jingoism in certain instalments. In this case, however, they simply started re-using typical cliched FPS villains (Russians, Nazis, unspecified Middle-Eastern insurgents) from yesteryear (so MW series, 1-3+WaW). My favourite was the odd conglomerate of South American nations from Ghosts - that to me was the peak of ridiculousness.
     
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    I guess they invested in EA because of the sport and racing games? Pretty much the same thing that's happened outside of gaming.
     

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