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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 19, 2022, 15:53
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up Jan 19, 2022, 15:53
Jan 19, 2022, 15:53
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 19:58:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 03:18:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 18:11:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 03:55:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 17:26:
On my weight loss journey, I reached a milestone today, 179. I hadn't been in the 170s for quite some time. This week I'm down 3 pounds and 8 pounds for the past month—45 total pounds in 120 days (since September 18th). I also started to notice my XL pants were too loose. I'm using the last hole on a belt to hold them up, but at some point, I'll need to downgrade to L.

Congrats you skinny bitch. I'll make sure to put a life vest on you if we walk onto anyone's deck so ya don't fall through the slats
He'll need that lifevest regardless: without all that buoyant fat, he'll sink like a stone!
Maybe there's a party under the sea!
Unless you have gills, it will be a Weekend at Bernie's scenario.
glup glup glup 💀
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 19, 2022, 15:51
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 19, 2022, 15:51
Jan 19, 2022, 15:51
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VaranDragon wrote on Jan 19, 2022, 05:27:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 21:41:
Perhaps they can do a Bethesda / Blizzard crossover RPG now.

Please God no. Just. No.

But the Metathirst is all the rage!
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jan 19, 2022, 15:41
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Re: Quoteworthy Jan 19, 2022, 15:41
Jan 19, 2022, 15:41
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Jivaro wrote on Jan 19, 2022, 14:01:
I think Activision and Ubisoft should have merged.

The jokes write themselves.

SoftVision?
ActSoft?
UbiAct?
Actbisoft?
Actibisoft?
Actiubisoft?
Activbisoft?
Activiisoft?
Activisbisoft?
Activisiisoft?
Activisiobisoft?
Activisionbisoft?
Activisionubisoft?
Activisit?
Activist?
Acubisoft?

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Re: ItB: Shooting Straight
Jan 19, 2022, 00:39
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Re: ItB: Shooting Straight Jan 19, 2022, 00:39
Jan 19, 2022, 00:39
 Kxmode
 
Youtube "Scambaiter" for great justice.
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 18, 2022, 21:44
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 18, 2022, 21:44
Jan 18, 2022, 21:44
 Kxmode
 
One silver lining to all this is Microsoft has been keen to release exclusive titles on Steam. So we MIGHT see Blizzard's games on Steam too.
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 18, 2022, 21:41
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 18, 2022, 21:41
Jan 18, 2022, 21:41
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Sepharo wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 21:02:
bhcompy wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 20:40:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 20:14:
MS finds out all the talent has left the building already.

As always, media acquisitions these days are about intellectual property rights.

Microsoft will be acquiring or creating a film/television studio (once again) sometime in the future to compete with Apple and Sony. Sony's turning their gaming properties into valuable movie franchises and Apple is doing alright with Apple TV+. You don't spend the money on these acquisitions if you don't have plans to monetize them, and those plans probably have little to do with the dev studios or the talent in those studios

I feel like that's the opposite of the takes I've been hearing... They're trying to position themselves for the "metaverse" to compete with Facebook, Amazon, and Sony.
Need a lot of developer muscle under your umbrella to do ambitious stuff like create the virtual reality ecosystems you see in scifi movies. The stable of IPs is important in the short term... the giant giant corporation they acquired and all the infrastructure, talent, and sheer labor is the long term play.
Perhaps they can do a Bethesda / Blizzard crossover RPG now.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 18, 2022, 21:40
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 18, 2022, 21:40
Jan 18, 2022, 21:40
 Kxmode
 
bhcompy wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 20:40:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 20:14:
MS finds out all the talent has left the building already.

As always, media acquisitions these days are about intellectual property rights.

Microsoft will be acquiring or creating a film/television studio (once again) sometime in the future to compete with Apple and Sony. Sony's turning their gaming properties into valuable movie franchises and Apple is doing alright with Apple TV+. You don't spend the money on these acquisitions if you don't have plans to monetize them, and those plans probably have little to do with the dev studios or the talent in those studios

Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs-the T-shirt, Spaceballs-the Coloring Book, Spaceballs-the Lunch box, Spaceballs-the Breakfast Cereal, Spaceballs-the Flame Thrower!
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 18, 2022, 21:26
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 18, 2022, 21:26
Jan 18, 2022, 21:26
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ATVI traded at 65 a share before the announcement (down from the all-time peak of 103.81 on 2/12/21). Even after the announcement, it peaked at 86. But it nowhere got to 95 a share. I guess Microsoft sees something we don't.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision
Jan 18, 2022, 18:48
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision Jan 18, 2022, 18:48
Jan 18, 2022, 18:48
 Kxmode
 
Kosumo wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 16:32:
RogueSix wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 14:27:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 14:14:
Ugh, I had forgotten Tencent somehow. So Tencent, Microsoft, Ubisoft, then lesser players Sony, Valve, EA, Epic, etc.

UbiSoft? Ubi is a dwarf compared to Tencent, Microsoft, Sony, EA and Actiblizz. Ubi is probably smaller than Valve even (given revenue estimates of at least $4bn/year for Valve). UbiSoft's annual revenue last year was something like $2.5 billion. That's nothing. They are a small garage studio in comparison to Tencent, Sony, MS, EA, Actiblizz, Take Two and many others... in FY 2019/2020 Ubi was in 13th place according to Wikipedia:

1) Sony
2) Tencent
3) Nintendo
4) Microsoft
5) NetEase (yeah, who? Wink )
6) Actiblizz
7) EA
8) Take Two
9) Bandai Namco
10) Square Enix
11) Nexon
12) Netmarble
13) UbiSoft
...

Surly CIG/RSI is the biggest. It should be at 0 on that list.
It's a zero for most people.
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Re: etc.
Jan 18, 2022, 17:35
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Re: etc. Jan 18, 2022, 17:35
Jan 18, 2022, 17:35
 Kxmode
 
Speaking of Dune, An NFT Group Bought a Copy of Dune for $3.04 Million Thinking It's the Copyright, and of course, they got burned when others told them how copyright law works.
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision
Jan 18, 2022, 15:58
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision Jan 18, 2022, 15:58
Jan 18, 2022, 15:58
 Kxmode
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 15:38:
CANDY CRUSH!!
King money!
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision
Jan 18, 2022, 14:41
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision Jan 18, 2022, 14:41
Jan 18, 2022, 14:41
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Darks wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 14:32:
The only news about this acquisition I care about tis the one where Microsoft send Bobby scumbag Kotick packing.
His continued employment is likely a clause in the merger agreement that forces Microsoft's hands. However, the language of the contract (and the deal to buy Activision/Blizzard) also likely stipulates that Mr. Kotick has to meet several goals, including profitability and culture-shifting over to Microsoft's standards. Failure to do so results in termination. So he's now at the mercy of Microsoft, and I suspect they don't take too kindly to people who damage their investment.
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Re: Nobody Saves the World Released
Jan 18, 2022, 14:28
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Re: Nobody Saves the World Released Jan 18, 2022, 14:28
Jan 18, 2022, 14:28
 Kxmode
 
Microsoft Purchasing Activision Blizzard
Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing
Nobody Saves the World* Released

*of Warcraft

Nice sequence of headlines Blue. 😄
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision
Jan 18, 2022, 14:25
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision Jan 18, 2022, 14:25
Jan 18, 2022, 14:25
 Kxmode
 
So let me get this straight. Microsoft now owns Bethesda and Activision/Blizzard. Hmmm...
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Re: Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing
Jan 18, 2022, 14:23
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Re: Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing Jan 18, 2022, 14:23
Jan 18, 2022, 14:23
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Overon wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 12:52:
How many billions is Kotick getting out of this?
ONE BEEEEEELION DOLLARS. Enough to buy a few sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.
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Re: Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing
Jan 18, 2022, 14:22
Kxmode
 
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Re: Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing Jan 18, 2022, 14:22
Jan 18, 2022, 14:22
 Kxmode
 
I think it would be a delicious irony for Microsoft to creep into Activision and give Bobby a taste of his own medicine. "What? You thought full-autonomy would be forever? You're a vassal, son. It's time to go."
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 18, 2022, 03:18
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up Jan 18, 2022, 03:18
Jan 18, 2022, 03:18
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 18:11:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 03:55:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 17:26:
On my weight loss journey, I reached a milestone today, 179. I hadn't been in the 170s for quite some time. This week I'm down 3 pounds and 8 pounds for the past month—45 total pounds in 120 days (since September 18th). I also started to notice my XL pants were too loose. I'm using the last hole on a belt to hold them up, but at some point, I'll need to downgrade to L.

Congrats you skinny bitch. I'll make sure to put a life vest on you if we walk onto anyone's deck so ya don't fall through the slats
He'll need that lifevest regardless: without all that buoyant fat, he'll sink like a stone!
Maybe there's a party under the sea!
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Re: OotB: MLK
Jan 17, 2022, 15:41
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Re: OotB: MLK Jan 17, 2022, 15:41
Jan 17, 2022, 15:41
 Kxmode
 
Ignored games on Steam: 20,745
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 17, 2022, 13:43
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up Jan 17, 2022, 13:43
Jan 17, 2022, 13:43
 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 03:55:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 17:26:
On my weight loss journey, I reached a milestone today, 179. I hadn't been in the 170s for quite some time. This week I'm down 3 pounds and 8 pounds for the past month—45 total pounds in 120 days (since September 18th). I also started to notice my XL pants were too loose. I'm using the last hole on a belt to hold them up, but at some point, I'll need to downgrade to L.

Congrats you skinny bitch. I'll make sure to put a life vest on you if we walk onto anyone's deck so ya don't fall through the slats
Thank you!

🙂
🦺👍
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jan 17, 2022, 13:40
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Re: Quoteworthy Jan 17, 2022, 13:40
Jan 17, 2022, 13:40
 Kxmode
 
Okay.™
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