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14. Re: Op Ed Jul 26, 2011, 19:15 Sepharo
Beamer wrote on Jul 26, 2011, 18:52:
Implying that companies can't have good R&D and foster innovation because they buy innovative companies is asinine.

Eh, sounded like he was just stating the facts. Microsoft and Activision are publishers who find good ideas elsewhere and buy them. Maybe he was implying that it wasn't R&D (I didn't think so), but I agree with you that it is just another form of it.

Valve does the same thing to some extent but it also invests heavily into R&D with its own developers and makes the teams it buys its own as well.

Microsoft and Activision are more apt to partner/buy the studio, fund it, and then either shut it down or reorganize it into Activison Developer #2.

Do Microsoft and Activision create/nurture new IP or do they buy it?

Eh, I guess the thing that he originally replied to is where the implication comes from. Maybe I should read the quotes along with the new comments.
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