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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 7, 2021, 20:06
Kxmode
 
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 7, 2021, 20:06
May 7, 2021, 20:06
 Kxmode
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 6, 2021, 11:47:
Rilcon wrote on May 6, 2021, 02:43:
Kxmode wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:56:
HorrorScope wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:01:
We're going to pull everyone into our shit show!

Epic's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

UE is used by practically half the "AAA" industry these days, EGS and Fortnite could vanish tomorrow and Epic would still be raking in money. The constant reeeing about them makes it seem like they ran over your dog and then sent you the dashcam footage.

Understand and accept that Sweeny could donate 90% of his wealth and would still be a thousand times richer and happier than you'll ever be. Stop being so mad about what other people do and try to live your own life.
Nice use of the "he's richer than you so STFU" card.

All I did was quote Macbeth: Act 5, Scene 5 and change "Life's" to "Epic's." Such a vitriolic response from Rilcon.
"Listen, Peter... with great horsepower comes... the sickest drifts..." - source
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 18:29
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 18:29
May 6, 2021, 18:29
 
Verno wrote on May 6, 2021, 14:56:
Orogogus wrote on May 6, 2021, 14:01:
Verno wrote on May 6, 2021, 13:35:
Microsoft says it has never made a profit from the sale of an Xbox console.

I'm not sure how shrinking that revenue share percentage to 12% is going to be explained to shareholders then. At some point they want to make money with this thing, right? I know cloud and office money are fun but like Xbox sort of flies against everything else Microsoft does and just seems to continually siphon money from other profit centers in the company. I like $1 Gamepass as much as the next guy but it's getting a bit silly, like 20+ years of Xbox with no sustained profits in sight.

Huh? Their division is profitable. They just don't make any money off of the physical consoles.

I don't have the statements pulled up but I remember finding it difficult to get an accurate sense of Xbox specific profitability given that all Windows revenue is grouped with it. The industry scuttlebutt for the longest time has been that Xbox has been essentially treading water at best and unprofitable in general. I'm sure the pandemic and launch of the new console has helped in the short term though. But obviously this is Internet Analyst stuff, I'm sure they have over-qualified accountants figuring out the right mix of revenue share. I am just being saucy, it seems a bit nuts to downsize the revenue share if they are losing money on the consoles already, must be some pretty crazy growth they are counting on. Of course I am sure the Gamepass train will get its fee increases at some point, although I guess nothing is unsustainable for one of the worlds richest companies.


I sorta get what you're saying, but I believe that Microsoft's Gaming Division might be profitable, but they are correct that they have never made money of the hardware units themselves. So ya major IP's for Microsoft/Xbox but where are they now? Fable is gone, Crackdown faded away to nothing, so all you have left is Halo and Forza. Flight Sim might bring back some brand recog, but is it enough for the company? Considering the huge push of putting all their games/exclusives on Steam it doesn't look good.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 14:56
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 14:56
May 6, 2021, 14:56
 
Orogogus wrote on May 6, 2021, 14:01:
Verno wrote on May 6, 2021, 13:35:
Microsoft says it has never made a profit from the sale of an Xbox console.

I'm not sure how shrinking that revenue share percentage to 12% is going to be explained to shareholders then. At some point they want to make money with this thing, right? I know cloud and office money are fun but like Xbox sort of flies against everything else Microsoft does and just seems to continually siphon money from other profit centers in the company. I like $1 Gamepass as much as the next guy but it's getting a bit silly, like 20+ years of Xbox with no sustained profits in sight.

Huh? Their division is profitable. They just don't make any money off of the physical consoles.

I don't have the statements pulled up but I remember finding it difficult to get an accurate sense of Xbox specific profitability given that all Windows revenue is grouped with it. The industry scuttlebutt for the longest time has been that Xbox has been essentially treading water at best and unprofitable in general. I'm sure the pandemic and launch of the new console has helped in the short term though. But obviously this is Internet Analyst stuff, I'm sure they have over-qualified accountants figuring out the right mix of revenue share. I am just being saucy, it seems a bit nuts to downsize the revenue share if they are losing money on the consoles already, must be some pretty crazy growth they are counting on. Of course I am sure the Gamepass train will get its fee increases at some point, although I guess nothing is unsustainable for one of the worlds richest companies.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 14:01
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 14:01
May 6, 2021, 14:01
 
Verno wrote on May 6, 2021, 13:35:
Microsoft says it has never made a profit from the sale of an Xbox console.

I'm not sure how shrinking that revenue share percentage to 12% is going to be explained to shareholders then. At some point they want to make money with this thing, right? I know cloud and office money are fun but like Xbox sort of flies against everything else Microsoft does and just seems to continually siphon money from other profit centers in the company. I like $1 Gamepass as much as the next guy but it's getting a bit silly, like 20+ years of Xbox with no sustained profits in sight.

Huh? Their division is profitable. They just don't make any money off of the physical consoles. I can't see the 12% revenue share being a big deal; now that Forza is on Steam, surely Gamepass is the only reason people download games from the Microsoft Store.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 13:35
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 13:35
May 6, 2021, 13:35
 
Microsoft says it has never made a profit from the sale of an Xbox console.

I'm not sure how shrinking that revenue share percentage to 12% is going to be explained to shareholders then. At some point they want to make money with this thing, right? I know cloud and office money are fun but like Xbox sort of flies against everything else Microsoft does and just seems to continually siphon money from other profit centers in the company. I like $1 Gamepass as much as the next guy but it's getting a bit silly, like 20+ years of Xbox with no sustained profits in sight.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 11:47
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 11:47
May 6, 2021, 11:47
 
Rilcon wrote on May 6, 2021, 02:43:
Kxmode wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:56:
HorrorScope wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:01:
We're going to pull everyone into our shit show!

Epic's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

UE is used by practically half the "AAA" industry these days, EGS and Fortnite could vanish tomorrow and Epic would still be raking in money. The constant reeeing about them makes it seem like they ran over your dog and then sent you the dashcam footage.

Understand and accept that Sweeny could donate 90% of his wealth and would still be a thousand times richer and happier than you'll ever be. Stop being so mad about what other people do and try to live your own life.
Nice use of the "he's richer than you so STFU" card.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 09:50
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 09:50
May 6, 2021, 09:50
 
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 09:47
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 09:47
May 6, 2021, 09:47
 
Hey, a little schadenfreude now and then is nice, with a side of popcorn !
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 02:43
Rilcon
 
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 02:43
May 6, 2021, 02:43
 Rilcon
 
Kxmode wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:56:
HorrorScope wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:01:
We're going to pull everyone into our shit show!

Epic's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

UE is used by practically half the "AAA" industry these days, EGS and Fortnite could vanish tomorrow and Epic would still be raking in money. The constant reeeing about them makes it seem like they ran over your dog and then sent you the dashcam footage.

Understand and accept that Sweeny could donate 90% of his wealth and would still be a thousand times richer and happier than you'll ever be. Stop being so mad about what other people do and try to live your own life.
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Re: Epic Games vs. Apple Documents Show Dead Island 2 And New Saints Row Could Be Exclusives.
May 6, 2021, 01:33
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Re: Epic Games vs. Apple Documents Show Dead Island 2 And New Saints Row Could Be Exclusives. May 6, 2021, 01:33
May 6, 2021, 01:33
 
hoolaparara wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:01:
Well I guess there goes the small chance of Linux versions of DI2 and SR whatever.

What I was thinking...
Now we donce.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 00:56
Kxmode
 
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 00:56
May 6, 2021, 00:56
 Kxmode
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 6, 2021, 00:01:
We're going to pull everyone into our shit show!

Epic's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
"Listen, Peter... with great horsepower comes... the sickest drifts..." - source
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Epic Games vs. Apple Documents Show Dead Island 2 And New Saints Row Could Be Exclusives.
May 6, 2021, 00:01
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Epic Games vs. Apple Documents Show Dead Island 2 And New Saints Row Could Be Exclusives. May 6, 2021, 00:01
May 6, 2021, 00:01
 
Well I guess there goes the small chance of Linux versions of DI2 and SR whatever.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV
May 6, 2021, 00:01
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part IV May 6, 2021, 00:01
May 6, 2021, 00:01
 
We're going to pull everyone into our shit show!
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