IT'S OVER. EUROPE TO OBJECT TO MICROSOFT-ACTIVISION MERGER. SONY WINS AGAIN

IT'S OVER

EUROPE TO OBJECT TO MICROSOFT-ACTIVISION MERGER

SONY WINS AGAIN

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gamepass bros it wasn't supposed to be like this....

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Europoors can't do anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cope, amerislave.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's fucked m8.
      Microsoft was counting on the EU approving the transaction so they could just tell the FTC to go fuck themselves and close the deal.
      Now they're fucked on both sides and have no out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's what Apple said too

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get fuckered Xjeets

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it that Europe actually has representatives that actually do shit to protect consumers and fight monopolies while the US government wouldn’t dare do shit to a corporation?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      America is globohomo central and the chosen gnomish golems

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is this Berserk? Wtf, I don't remember the demons during the eclipse looking this human, weren't they fucked up abominations that looked like cockroaches and shit?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this was before they transformed, they are apostles so they have both a "human" and a monstrous form

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            thanks anon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because mutts are corporate garden gnome slaves.

      It is also thanks to EVROPA that Steam and the king garden gnome Gaben had to buck down and kneel and offer the fucking refund system to the consumers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It is also thanks to EVROPA that Steam and the king garden gnome Gaben had to buck down and kneel and offer the fucking refund system to the consumers.
        I thought that was Australia?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was, that anon is a retard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't. It was thanks to Europe. France in particular.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why doesn't Europe go after Nintendo then? They have a non-existent refund policy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Used/activated/whatever digital goods are exempt from the EU refund laws. Nintendo isn't doing anything wrong there.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How are steam games any more "used" than digital Nintendo games? That's just bullshit

            >Microsoft is the most greedy, anti-consumer, monopolistic, disgusting company there is. Stop defending their shit, Ganker.
            But Snoys are mean so therefore Microsoft are amazing.

            I actually agree with everything you said anon, but people here hate Snoy so much they'll excuse all the real shit Microsoft does.
            Microsoft have been evil since before the release of 95 even, Bill Gates fucked over so many hundreds of people before even finishing his first piece of software as Microsoft

            Both are shit, anon, corporations aren't your friends. Both Sony and Microsoft have paid to have exclusives (temporary or otherwise), Microsoft introduced paid online subscription into the mainstream, Sony had shit like asking for money when players from other consoles played with playstation owners (which is why you saw cross play games not working with playstation) as well as the retarded censorship shit.

            Doesn't mean I want Microsoft to be the Disney of gaming, and I certainly don't want the deal to go through, but it has nothing to do with them being more or less evil than Sony, because they are all shit in their own way.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >did a little research and never bought shit games
        >sales boring as fuck without flash sales
        Yeah, fuck you for that too, europe.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The benefit of having more than essentially one party in government.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Euro here. It's not always good and sometimes they pass some absurdly retarded laws.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Name some of them

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Tobacco Products Directive / Regulations.

          It arbitrarily restricts e-cigarettes to a 2ml capacity of liquid and restricts nicotine-containing e-liquids to 10ml bottles. This generates huge quantities of additional plastic waste, and causes users to have to refill their devices far more frequently than they did before the regulations came into force.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Good. They should outlaw all tobacco products, tbqh. Coofers can kill themselves elsewhere for all I care, I don't want to end up paying for their disgusting habits.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              E-cigarettes are not tobacco products. They contain no tobacco, and there is no evidence that they cause clinically significant harm to users.
              Regardless, supporting bad laws because they happen to target people you dislike is a very short-sighted perspective.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Go coof elsewhere, narc

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't have a cough and I am fitter than you.
                t. Gankerizen e-cigarette user with elite-tier VO2 max

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                t.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There was one a couple years ago that said that Cucumber are not allowed to bend beyond a specific degree so you could fit in more into a shipping box. I don't remember how long it was in effect in the end but it did lead to tons of cucmbers being thrown away until they finally rescinded it.
          Customer protection is all well and good, but they do sometimes fuck it up beyond any reasonable degree.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For one there is the whole rapefugee thing, where Germany basically dictates everyone else to take in thankless morons to leech off of social welfare.
          Further, technology is kinda dying thanks to their data protection laws. There are no noteworthy AI projects born in Europe compared to the US and China, and despite that both the US and China still most definitely have mined all your data anyways.
          Also, let's not get started with the fact that it is basically the place where most parties send the politicians they no longer want but who know too much.
          Oh, and then there is the Strassbourg-Brussels retardedness.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Banning the use of certain colors in tattoos.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Very rarely. But it does happen. The worst part is that there's no direct representation from the people, it's all just a bunch of parties that decide who gets to decide stuff. However, for laws they do listen to the whole industry and anyone that wants to come forward.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's not always good and sometimes they pass some absurdly retarded laws.
        That is true for every country.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >That is true for every country.
          The EU isn't a single country, so you end up with laws that benefit one or a couple of countries while the rest have to pay for it. It's actually a lot worse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wasn't it US that was opposing the deal to begin with though?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why is it that Europe actually has representatives that actually do shit to protect consumers
      Like force them to get untested science juice injections?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zero COVID vaccine tens. Millions of COVID deaths. Get over anti vaxxer, you lost.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Zero COVID vaccine tens.
          kek the vax melted your brain

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Zero COVID vaccine tens.
            Gotta get that brain bloodclot sorted bro.

            >no u
            Sorry bros, playground comebacks don't work in science.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Zero COVID vaccine tens.
          Gotta get that brain bloodclot sorted bro.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unrestricted internet access was a mistake

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thank you, commissar

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        European here, no mandates. My entire family remains unvaxxed (from everything, not just covid). We've all had the coof a couple of times each, mild flu symptoms.
        Ironically we lost our family doctor, who died within 48 hours of getting the shot. Well, we haven't gone to his office in 20 years anyways.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >while the US government wouldn’t dare do shit to a corporation?
      Because America runs on profits.
      Literally any questionable action boils down to that answer.
      No universal healthcare? Gets in the way of profits
      Kinder Eggs are illegal? Profits.
      Why are gun laws so lax? Profits.
      High Fructose Corn Syrup in every fucking food? PROFITS!!!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >High Fructose Corn Syrup in every fucking food? PROFITS!!!!
        Actually, it's because of agricultural subsidies to corn farmers, which are a strategic choice, not an economic one. It costs the US taxpayer tens of billions of dollars to prop up corn farmers, and the excess corn has to be used for something, hence the replacement of cane/beet sugar with HFCS.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It also helps that HFCS can have similar effects on people the same way cocaine and nicotine have.
          https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/693088

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why are gun laws so lax? Profits.
        You mean liberty

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        woman level mental laziness

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All the us politicians are stock holders.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why is it that Europe actually has representatives that actually do shit to protect consumers
      How does this protect consumers?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        By keeping competition in a market rather than just letting MS buy every company in the market?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what a fucking nice job they did i should say

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >only let Tencent do it, we are antiamerican here, not antichinese

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He thinks this is about protecting consumers.
      >Doesn't even acknowledge governments cannot fight Monopolies because they themselves are monopolies

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why would I want to buy a TV in 2023? Like, a TV, really? What is this, the 90s?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Very high end 8k tvs no longer pass consumption regulations bc of energy crisis and shit
        >EUROPE BANS TVS

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Self imposed energy crisis

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Europe representatives
      >protect consumers and fight monopolies
      hahaha that was a good one anon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        EU made it so that any European citizen can contact any company in the world and request to get every single piece of data that they have on them, and then also ask them to get it deleted.

        Go ahead and try that in the US, and they will just laugh at you.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          are you fucking retarded or what? they are there just to be a burn out our money, they are useless

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can monopolize markets, not product IP. If Microsoft had a monopoly on video games, sure, but the idea of having a monopoly on Call of Duty games is asinine. Especially when you aren't underage like most of Ganker, and understand how fragile IP value really is. Call of Duty is one Halo 4 away from irrelevance.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >protect consumers
      you fucking morons from the other part of the ocean should not concern with our problem because you big mouth fuckface don't know shit about us

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you fucking morons
        Your country is responsible for 99% of moron shit across the planet.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Your country
          First, europe is not a fucking country you retard, second even if we did i don't fucking care they deserved it, third, your kind should fuck off from our continent for the rest of this century and beyond and 98% of our problems would be solved in a day

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >our problem
        But Microsoft wants to do business in Europe? They have to abide by their laws.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why do you guys act like these places don't want [company] to do business in their countries?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Europe actually has representatives that actually do shit to protect consumers
      Italian here, you're an absolute fucking retard and should an hero.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You act as if MS won't just stomp the EU like they do everyone else.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >20 trillion market
        >stomp the EU

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah thats good and all until they roll out censorship and mass surveillance.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Political pluralism. Imagine you have 27 political parties in power and some of them are polar opposites.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >destroys the auto industry
      Eh nothing personnel goyrupean

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      German autism is ingrained into the Ordoliberal system that makes up the EU. The rules are the rules and you must follow them, the Commission doesn't give a fuck who you are. Market abuse is not tolerated. There is also a massive incentive to go after them as the EU can fine the likes of M$ billions. All to be spent on shit like hotel trips for your parliamentary assistant/mistress and €60 roast duck for brunch, washed down with wine or beer.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because we killed 6 million.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Americans treat many big corporations as sports teams and they cheer or defend them quite aggressively. I'm guessing it's a culture thing?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MS and Actbliz are both HQed in the US though?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They both do business in the EU, so they also have to adhere to European Trade laws.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't mean they have any say in what these companies do.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes they do as long as these companies plan to have any business in the largest market on the planet

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're acting like Microsoft is some small private company, fuck off already pajeet ms corporate slave gay

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thats fine, they'd just have to withdraw from the european market
          no big deal right

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Holy fuck americans are too far gone
          Yes they can dipshit, if you're doing business in my country, you're abiding by my rules, because countries here actually care more about protecting its people than corporations having their way

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So say EU objected and they merged anyway, would they somehow be banned from selling any products in the EU? Or would they just have to pay a fine or something?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The latter, and if they don't do that, the former.

          Doesn't mean they have any say in what these companies do.

          They do, by international trade law.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So the EU is toothless, gotcha. What a worthless regulatory body. Bans work, fines do not.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You don't know how international trade works. See

              You have to be retarded if you think that will actually happen. MS can't do that shit because again, shareholders don't allow for it, and if they miraculously would ignore the biggest market in the world they'd get sued by their shareholders. MS has to follow those restrictions.
              The EU already invested a shit ton in open source software and *Nix infrastructure.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The guy just told me, they just have to do it anyway and pay a fine. Fines are never high enough to dissuade a business move that would make far more money than the fine.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There's plenty of things where the EU will outright block/ban things that the US won't follow. A big thing is the whole GDPR debacle for example. Some US news sites don't want to follow the EU rules surrounding personal data collection, so the EU told them that they have to block/ban everyone from EU then.

              That's why those "We love our European community, but sadly this content is not available to you" things happen on a lot of US news platforms.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then they better ban all MS products from the EU if this goes through

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reportedly planning to
    so it's not happening and it's made up news.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this european court I keep hearing about from times to times is probably the last hope of humanity
    like seriously it always do what a court is supposed to do

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    t. FTC
    evidence:
    It's just like what they said, they said they already gave MS warnings and rules after Bethesda, which were a lie.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Objections just mean give more concessions

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im retarded, pls explain why the europoors (and apparently the rest of the world) have any power and say on what 2 AMERICAN companys do with their money and time?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They don't.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Euros can just not allow Microsoft to do any business in Europe if they go through with the deal, that will never happend since Microsoft owns the OS that 90% of the continent uses but still

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The Euros can just not allow Microsoft to do any business in Europe
        The core of the planet would break if this happened. Fucking literally. They can't do this shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you understand that those American companies have HQs in other countries as they are international companies? Do you understand that they sell shit in those countries as well? And that those countries have rulings on what can come in and out of said countries? And if they don't listen to those they can't sell there, which is a loss in sales and doesn't bode well for the shareholders?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that sounds reasonable but like this anon said

        The Euros can just not allow Microsoft to do any business in Europe if they go through with the deal, that will never happend since Microsoft owns the OS that 90% of the continent uses but still

        >implying eurokeks will change to linux or MAC only just because the gamer population can't play carlos duty on their ps5

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You have to be retarded if you think that will actually happen. MS can't do that shit because again, shareholders don't allow for it, and if they miraculously would ignore the biggest market in the world they'd get sued by their shareholders. MS has to follow those restrictions.
          The EU already invested a shit ton in open source software and *Nix infrastructure.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Most servers are already on linux, only retarded consoomers use MS or MAC.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        These other countries even having access to buy our American products is a privilege, not a right.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          These companies that want to make money from other countries is a privilege, not a right.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, so Europoors won't actually do shit and gobble up their American semen like they always do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Companies have headquarters in other countries. Companies want to sell their product in other countries, so they have to follow the law in that country that they want to sell their product in.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they operate in Europe and depend on Europe for their revenue?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is a very easy concept, really. EU(when you combine all of its countries together) is the second biggest economy in the world. When EU wants something done by an outside company - they leverage that fact, stating "any company operation in EU mist do X", so you either do what they want, or lose european consumers all together.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >is the second biggest economy in the world
        That is not true.
        USA (+all colonies) > China > Japan > EU

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That is true, EU is bigger than china

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not anymore

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, no it is not.
            Maybe in 1990 but today China has long over taken it and it's definitely not bigger than Japan.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We don't mutilate our cocks

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Two American companies want to merge
    >Euroland says no

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"Exclusives"
    Fail
    >Zune
    Fail
    >Bing
    Fail
    >Windows Vista
    Fail
    >Microsoft Band
    Fail
    >Windows 8
    Fail
    >Windows Phones
    Fail
    >Mixer
    Fail
    >GFWL
    Fail
    >OG Xbox
    Fail
    >360
    RROD
    >Xbox One
    Fail
    >360 Kinect
    Fail
    >Kinect 2.0
    Fail
    >Sea of Theives
    Fail
    >Crackdown 3
    Fail
    >Halo 5
    Fail
    >Halo Infinite
    Fail

    Reminder they also killed Rare, introduced paid online to online console gaming, want to strip all ownership away from the consumer by making everything digital-only on Xcloud and Gamepass, and all off their exclusives are mtx-riddled pay-to-win garbage like Sea of Thieves, Gears4&5, and Halo 5.

    It's also funny that some of you think buying Bethesda is going to save them. Bethesda hasn't made a good game since Skyrim, the rest of their games can't even hit metacritic scores of 80. Let's not also forget they let Bethesda put the Horse Amour DLC on the 360 marketplace back in 2007. If they hadn't done that, microtranstations and other bullshit greedy DLC practices wouldn't even be a thing today.

    Microsoft is the most greedy, anti-consumer, monopolistic, disgusting company there is. Stop defending their shit, Ganker.

    The SERIES ASS is an shit cucksole designed to scam the consumer renting chud indie games and 14 year old 360 games like goyim cattle.

    If you buy and/or support Microsoft in any way, even ironically, you deserve death.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Reminder they also killed Rare
      So, if Microsoft buys Activision-Blizzard, Microsoft will kill them?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We can only hope so.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >SERIES ASS
      >Cucksole

      Anon, you need to be 18 to post here. Keep that kiddo slang for lunch time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They did? Rare's most successful game is Sea of Thieves.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't care, shitzard is already dead. I want to see a big trashfire, then I want the industry to fucking implode into itself so that companies start pandering to players and make actual good games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Microsoft is the most greedy, anti-consumer, monopolistic, disgusting company there is. Stop defending their shit, Ganker.
      But Snoys are mean so therefore Microsoft are amazing.

      I actually agree with everything you said anon, but people here hate Snoy so much they'll excuse all the real shit Microsoft does.
      Microsoft have been evil since before the release of 95 even, Bill Gates fucked over so many hundreds of people before even finishing his first piece of software as Microsoft

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >EUROPE TO OBJECT TO MICROSOFT-ACTIVISION MERGER
    If only they cared as much about their people being genocided through population replacement.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe if their people bothered to have sex for procreation purposes, they wouldn't have a shortage of goyim to do work.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >having a kid is too expensive, don't do it
        >wtf no one is having kids? guess we have to import a bunch of 3rd world shitskins :^)

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Sony wins again
    >Microsoft still has 60 billion dollars to go after whatever else
    They will just buy Sony if this fails.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sony literally does everything everyone says microsoft is going to do with blizzard but they're free to do whatever they want

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What studios could Microsoft buy for the same price of Activision?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ubishit and EA.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For 69billion they could buy pretty much everyone. Most of the other "big" companies are only worth a few billion.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What would that change there isn't a single good game from activison blizzard.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The European Union is objecting to two American businesses doing business with each other
    Why are Europeans like this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FTC already opposed it retard they're just following the Americans on this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because toppling governments over business interests is the american way, euros do the opposite.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >All of this shitflinging
    >Over COWADOODY
    God damn, once people stop buying that shit series the entire console industry might collapse in on itself considering just how hard Snoy is pushing for this. It's kind of pathetic really

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Couldn't give a shit about CoD, but Microsoft buying Activision means Heretic and Hexen can come back, especially since Phil directly name dropped Hexen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Normalfags will never stop buying CoD until the end of civilization.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So these are the sort of posts that phoneposters make...

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >merger
    You mean acquisition.

    If it succeeds Actiblizz is dead, if it fails Actiblizz is dead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Activision put themselves up for sale, MS saw an opportunity and made the best offer. IIRC they were in talks with Meta before the MS offer.
      One way or another they're getting bought, and Microsoft is the best company out of all possible buyers. People who think the US/EU blocking the deal is good for gamers are in for a rude awakening.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Always the fucking europeans
    jesus christ

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >we object
    >ok we appeal
    >then pay us
    >ok
    our modern government is so beautiful 🙂

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would MS x Actiblizz be a bad thing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would it be a good thing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it happens, MS instantly wins the console war to puts Sony out of business. In which case we are now down to 2 console producers from our existing oligopoly of 3.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ummm, tendie sisters? What happened? This was supposed to kill Sony.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With the amount of kvetching Snoy has been doing over "i-if Microdick takes Carlos Poopy away from us our business won't survive!" it's pretty obvious that Snoy as a console manufacturer is coming to an end, ask yourself this, if what Snoy is saying is true then that means that the moment they lose their (singular) 3rd party cash cow their part of the console market will be wiped out with it. This is something that is guarnateed to happend sometime in the future, it might not be in a while but sooner or later that series is going to stop being profitable just like every other "oldschool" vidya series before it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >PS5 sells 30m units
        >Tendies: THIS IS IT! THIS IS THE END OF SNOY!
        It's like watching actual children fight off the Boogeyman.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hey, I'm just repeating what Sony themselves are saying in these hearings which means one of two things
          >If they are telling the truth they are already on the brink of collapse
          >If they are lying they are just making shit up in an attempt to force players to stay on their platform since they don't seem confident that they will stick around without timed exclusives or online FOTM games

          It's probably option 2 but nevertheless, Sony is making an ass out of itself with its comments

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        first I keked at his surname, then almost fell for it, was about to search it

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry I'm sure Xbox can buy Ubisoft now. Woohoo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually a better deal, blizzard and Activision a shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guarantee French government would block it, there is always weird laws about protecting French film, music and businesses.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They almost got hostile takeover'd by Vivendi so im not too sure the government would step in, otherwise why were they worried in the past? Someone will probably buy them and if its not Microsoft it will be Embracer.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Embracer definitely not big enough, their biggest purchase thus far I think was Gearbox. It would be more likely Chinese investments.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does Europe have a say on whether an American company buys another American company?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because burger companies want to sell their products outside of burgeristan as well. Read the thread, your slave cope has been posted like four times already.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Because burger companies want to sell their products outside of burgeristan as well
        And this EU objection will do nothing to stop it, you impotent gay.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >And this EU objection will do nothing to stop it, you impotent gay.
          Not that guy, but EU could block them from selling their games in Europe, if the EU is petty enough.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This. Commie Europe can do what commie china can do. Socialism requires censorship.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >could
            they won't do anything you moron

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't really make sense, imagine the EU legislating to stop Nintendo from buying capcom or squenix.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bassT

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >IT'S OVER
    >not really
    >NOW FOR SURE IT' OVER
    >but not quite
    >OVER NOOWW
    >Not yet
    Don't you fags tire?

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't play any of these trash games so I just want to see it busted wide open and bask in all the Sony seethe

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony is such a pathetic company.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Leftism dies without censorship
      >cries to every big brother and demands they stop their rival from competing
      I hate SONY so much

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Solving your problems with money isn't any better than solving it with the courts.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you're not allowed to invest

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not at this scale. Microsoft will just ruin more studios if they never learn to actually run the ones they have.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe Sony should just make better games than rely on addictive skinner-boxes, ever thought of that? You're not defending games or consumers, you're attacking the money from COD leaving Sony pockets and going to MS's.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don't like consolidation so I hope this gets blocked and I hope all other publishers getting bought out gets blocked too. Microsoft has had plenty of time to also build their own CoD and they are trying to take the easy solution.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft after Sony goes out of business

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can they buy EA instead? I don't give a shit about any activision games but I would care about getting to play EA games day 1 for 2 dollars with cdkeys code for gamepass.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone explain to me why everyone is so against this acquisition?
    Is it really that world changing for the industry?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because Microsoft is buying up business instead of making better games. It's anti-competitive behavior.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So do you support when Sony does anti-competition behavior? Reminder that Activision fully wants this acquisition. So it'll be funny how they'll fuck over Sony if it doesn't go through.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not him but Sony buying exclusivity is also shit, but timed exclusivity is less shit and that's what they've been doing recently. If Starfield was a timed exclusive I don't think there would be as much objections.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So like fucking Tencent? All they do is pump money into stocks and that's it..

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It will hurt Sony. That's it. It's not like Activsion will start making good games tomorrow if MS doesn't buy it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's 2 camps of people who are against it. People who are against monopolies and think that this is somehow going to making Microsoft into a vidya monopoly, and Sony fanboys who are deathly afraid that if the CoD crowd moves to Xbox then Sony will get even less games(as if that was possible).

      >Is it really that world changing for the industry?
      No. People are just afraid that it's the start of a slippery slope that might end up with all vidya belonging to 2-3 big companies in the end.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      daddys money situation and EU is shitting all over that retaded gay phil

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't mind stuff like buying Zenimax, 7.5b is in the realm for Sony to compete in but still would be hard for them to do a purchase that big. 70billion is impossible for Sony to compete against, and Microsoft could buy EA in 2 years and STILL wouldn't be the market leader. Its a dangerous path to just let a trillion dollar company use funds from other endeavors to bully smaller companies in a space they are only losing in due to personal fuck ups.

      They bungled fucking HALO. The god damn flagship and mascot, and their solution is to just buy a new flagship aka TES/Bethesda open world games.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does Ganker support this acquisition so much? Bloodborne really did a number on this board, huh?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Over the last 10 years, Sony has had maybe 5 games that are worth playing. They have grown extremely complacent and they need to be put in their place, so they can wake the fuck up and be restored back to their former glory.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        GoW Ragnarok was great. Not Sony's fault Microsoft can't make good games anymore.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >GoW Ragnarok was great
          Here comes the delusional SNOY fanboys.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >GoW Ragnarok was great
          Just stop it. It was embarrassing Marvel sludge.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >GoW Ragnarok was great
            Here comes the delusional SNOY fanboys.

            Stay confused and angry when PS5 and Ragnarok keep selling millions then.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But that's what I'd expect from the Marvel audience.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Stay confused and angry when FIFA keep selling millions then.
                Sales != Quality

                Keep crying and shitting your pants as Sony keeps winning then. Not my problem.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >k-keep crying that our megacorp treats its fans terribly and pumps out shit games
                Why can't the left meme?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Stay confused and angry when FIFA keep selling millions then.
              Sales != Quality

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Gow 4 and gow ragnarok are shit and this is an obvious fact if you ever played gow 1-3.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                t. seething tendie
                2018 and Ragnarok are good. You're just mad that your narrative that Sony can't make good games doesn't work.

                >Stay confused and angry
                Why would I be confused or angry? You have had 5 games worth playing in the last 10 years across 2 consoles. Meanwhile on PC I have played like 1000 games in that same timespan.

                Yeah it is weird, why are you so angry anon?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >why are you so angry anon?
                You are clearly the angry one here considering that you're sperging out and replying to 5 different people at the moment.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >2018 and Ragnarok are good
                Meh at best
                >You're just mad that your narrative that Sony can't make good games doesn't work.
                I liked spider man, it was good

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >why are you so angry anon?
                You are clearly the angry one here considering that you're sperging out and replying to 5 different people at the moment.

                >k-keep crying that our megacorp treats its fans terribly and pumps out shit games
                Why can't the left meme?

                Literally all you can do is cry as Sony keeps dabbing on you. Lmfao. I love being a Sonychad.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Sony keeps dabbing on you
                >I love being a Sonychad
                Your beloved company gave you 5 worthwhile games in the last 10 years, and now it's on the verge of tears and pulling all strings possible to stop this Microsoft purchase because they are deathly afraid.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Keep coping. PS5 has all the games that matter. Xbox is just PS5 with less games.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Xbox is just PS5 with less games
                You are so incredibly stupid and brainwashed into your "us vs them" PS vs Xbox tribalism that you think I have an Xbox. You are so sad and pathetic.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Stay confused and angry
              Why would I be confused or angry? You have had 5 games worth playing in the last 10 years across 2 consoles. Meanwhile on PC I have played like 1000 games in that same timespan.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I am not confused or angry, I play on pc.
              and it is normal to know that the console and that game sells more if it is very popular among normalfags
              another thing is that, instead of comparing numbers, you should compare the quality of the game itself
              see how much CP2077 sold and what the game ended up being the first year of release, the amount of sales says nothing about the quality of a game, only that it sells a lot and that the advertising worked well

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats 5 more than microsoft

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It all comes back to Bloodborne

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There exist only two states of existence. The pre Bloodborne world and the post Bloodborne world.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't care if it happens. I'm just sick of watchdogs pumping their chests up and either saying something but doing fuck all or just making the situation worse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blactivision can't make good games on their own so I'd like to see what happens with big daddy phil watching over them. Can't be fucking worse, can it?

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Europe is playstation land of course they would do this

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah im sure the eu send sony fanboys over to btfo xbox fucking grow up retard

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >No, brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant chemical and has no place in soft drinks
    >No, Champagne comes from Champagne (France), not from Paris (TX)
    >No, you can not get away with not labelling your Sangría, Vermouth and Glühwein as not being authentic Iberian, Italian and German products
    >No, Parmeezan™, Pamesello™, and Reggianito™ are not a real thing and no, you aren't allowed to sell them in the EU

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you forgot also cucking apple (third party appstore/usb-c)

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox department of microsoft is fucked if they don't get cod on gamepass

    gamepass is bleeding money
    Well to be technical gamepass is making money, what however is not making any money are microsofts day one on gamepass exclusives

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesn't anybody trust Microsoft to do the right thing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trusting corporate entities
      >trusting anyone at all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if microsoft was a corporal entity i will be the first one to slit his throat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      microsoft in the 90s were disgustingly anti consumer/forming a monopoly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they weren't
        the whole browser thing was so stupid and the way tech has progressed clearly shows the government had no idea what it was doing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      when was the last time microsoft ever did the right thing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fuck gamepass. Exclusive COD would sell gangbusters

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      humans from an older generation have a memory from which experience and wisdom are created. here's a short list of microsoft's game industry acquisitions before their current buying spree:
      >Havok (idle/abandoned)
      >Mixer (closed)
      >FASA (closed)
      >Bungie (divested)
      >Ensemble Studios (closed)
      >Rare (went to shit immediately after)
      >Lionhead Studios (closed)
      >Mojang

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And that's forgetting messes like gfwl and trying to hate shit in the Microsoft store, as well as requiring more and more checks to run windows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fucked up Skype
      >Continually fucks up windows
      >Made the worst search engine
      >Made the worst internet explorer
      >Buys out profitable companies and then mismanaged them into the grave
      >343

      Name 1 time Microsoft did anything right

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The GUI for Windows 95-7

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Name 1 time Microsoft did anything right
        MS DOS
        Solitaire + Pinball
        Xbox 360
        Xbox 360 controller support on PC
        Age of Empires
        MS Paint
        Visual Studio
        MSN

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Msdos
          DOS wasn't initially made by Microsoft, they bought it.
          >Solitaire
          Sure, solitaire is fine but are we going to pretend it's some sort of great achievement? Originally made by an intern even
          >Pinball
          Wasn't made by Microsoft, space cadet was part of a game developed by cinematronics and published by maxis (yeah the Sims guys). Microsoft just paid to have it included with windows.
          >Aoe
          Age of empires was published by Microsoft, saying it's thanks to them is puke inducing when Microsoft acquiring the game studio gave us age of empires iii.
          >X360
          Fine console after they sorted RROD. Paid online subscription bullshit.
          >X360 on PC
          Garbage, xinput has held back support for controller functionality, only allowing what the xpad supports so you have to do gymnastics to get gyroscope working on PC for example
          >Ms paint
          Would be dead if people didn't screech
          >Visual studio
          Garbage
          >Msn
          Dead

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Buying blizzard to burry it.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The amount of retards here that dont know shit what they are talking about uh.
    And the discussion is about a rumor from an image OP posted without source. This place is full of low IQ dumb troglodytes.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But I thought Sony was all about its exclusive why do you guys care about multiplats?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sony: We're a strong independent company with sick ass exclusives who don't need nothing else

      >Also Sony: NOOOOOOOOO, PLEASE DON'T TAKE CALL OF DUTY AWAY FROM OUR CONSOLES, IT WOULD ABSOLUTELY DESTROY AND DEVASTATE US

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sonyland will stop the Burgers.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >European Union objecting to one American company purchasing another American company
    What?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All economies are connected in the great circle of grift

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i know this is a little complicated for gamer brains, but companies are legal entities so they don't actually exist outside the country they are registered in. to sell products directly in another country, they have to register a local branch which is that company's legal representative. to operate in the UK for example, everything from ms is legally assigned to their HQ in Reading, England. likewise for Activision Blizzard. so the UK has to approve a merger of the two UK companies belonging to ms and ab. otherwise they cannot merge in the UK, and if they merge outside of the UK despite being blocked there, then the UK can take punitive measures against their local offices.

      strictly speaking, the companies could proceed with the merger if they were willing to risk losing their presence in the UK. this is technically true of every country where they do business, but most countries don't have the financial relevance to stop a foreign merger, which is why the only real antitrust authorities are the US, Japan, UK, and the EU collective. technically china has a regulator too, but most issues like this are preempted by the fact that foreign companies are already tightly regulated, so foreign mergers tend to be rubber-stamped because china has an alternate means of controlling the result.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microshills on suicide watch

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this worries me, i dont care about ms buying activision because the only one of their games i care about is crash bandicoot but if they get rejected from buying such a huge company they could just gobble up much smaller companies which i actually care about like capcom or fromsoft and ms WILL ruin those companies. apart from forza they simply can not produce any good games. they bought halo, soon as they had to make the games themselves with their own manufactured internal team they ruined it, same with gears. ms is gaming cancer.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >SONY WINS AGAIN
    (one) game

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 Microsoft and Activision become US only to dab on eurocucks and finish their deal

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally no one in this thread has pointed out that this is a normal process. The EU is going to put out an "objection document" before MS can offer concessions to redress their objections, which they were already planning on doing with things like the 10 year COD deal. This is not the same thing as the FTC suing to block the deal entirely.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >EU

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >metadoom
    >no metaheretic or metahexen

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Capitalism always wins

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why in the fuck do other countries get a say in American business?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same reason why America tries to insert themselves into everything else worldwide.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The EU is a bigger market than the US so if they want to sell their products and make money in the EU they have to comply to EU rules.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's global business, you fucking cuck. Euro money is invested in both ActiBlizz and Microsoft. You should be celebrating anything that prevents monopolisation and creates competition; it makes for better video games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because those american businesses choose to have their business in those countries as well
      they're called "multinational enterprises"

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FUCK EUROPE NO COWADUDEE FOR YOU

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did the gajillion dollar acquisition guarantee more money to Activision than sells on PS system, even over 10 years? I have to imagine a lot more retards buy the yearly CoD on PS than Xbox simply because more people have PS systems.
    And I want to imagine MW2 did as well as it did because it is a remake or something or just shares the same name as the series' darling.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How come whenever something like this happens that helps prevent a monopoly or tries to mitigate something that's a danger to children like loot boxes etc it's always Europe putting their foot down? Why does no other country or continent care about video games and the people who play them?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too lucrative to give a fuck about. Americans will just default to either vidya bad or parents should be responsible for their children. Chinese just want to consoom. Japanese will say games are subarashii and for minna no ikigai.
      Basically Europe is the only region where the government has too much control over corpos and can reign them in. Everywhere else the government bends to corpos. Sadly no 50/50 balance exists.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is this deal anti consumer?
    Is sony admitting they can't develop good games?

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