So this persons solution to Xbox shutting down studios is take away profit from them and make them close down even more studios.

So this person’s solution to Xbox shutting down studios is take away profit from them and make them close down even more studios. Even Ganker operates at half the brain capacity of a regular person and didn't suggest such a thing.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >kotaku

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even a stopped clock is right twice a day

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      theyve reformed after losing money for years and years. now political grifting articles get you fired. They actually have to talk about video games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >theyve reformed after losing money for years and years. now political grifting articles get you fired.
        Do you even believe your own bullshit?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >twitter screencap

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Surely you could go defend your savior Microsoft in the Twitter thread you took this from

      >jewtaku twitter screencap OP
      you should honestly get banned for this

      What's a twitter?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Surely you could go defend your savior Microsoft in the Twitter thread you took this from

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >jewtaku twitter screencap OP
    you should honestly get banned for this

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Start reporting fricks like OP. And use sage

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    go frick yourself moron kotaku homosexual

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Rip the bandage off and diminish their capacity to do ultimately more harm in the long term. OP is a stupid homosexual.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you're a slave of the goypass, you have no vote to begin with.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people even like Phil Spencer? Has he even produced anything of value since he's been put in charge?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's a heckin wholesome keanu chungus

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what's a keanu chungus 100?
        Sir, just STFU and enjoy the pancakes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Hostile takeovers.
        Mfw anon inappropriately uses a term he saw on TV once because it sounds spooky.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Have they ever even done one? As far as I know, all the big acquisitions I've heard of were all just desperate to be bought out by Microsoft because it's always a fat payday.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The only hostile takeover I remember hearing about was the one for Ubisoft by Vivendi. Nothing came out it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that apron looks like it was never used

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Has he even produced anything of value since he's been put in charge?
      Hi-Fi Rush

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cos he's fat and smiles with his eyes closed. Comes across as "jolly".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's a great salesman who sells lies that we eat up even though we shouldn't. He's the perfect face for a company to eat flack from consumers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we eat up
        >we
        How embarrassing. Speak for yourself troglodyte.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He's a great salesman
        but he is bad at selling things

        >who sells lies that we eat up
        >we
        if you bought an xbox you are a moronic Black person. even moreso than snoys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He does humiliation rituals every Xbox showcase

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's like with Reggie. A good showman, but that's it. They both even led their companies though a productive time before their bullshit caught up with them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I agree

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Xbox was never productive under Phil Spencer. The brand has been in a freefall ever since he took the helm. Meanwhile Reggie rode the Wii and DS wave at Nintendo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reggie basically saved Nintendo by first telling JP that the WiiU was a dumb idea marketed terribly and that the 3DS was too expensive and to sell it cheaper even if it means an initial loss (and to delay it until OOT3D comes out)

        They didn't listen and released it anyways, just to when Nintendo was on fire, drop the 3DS' price to Reggie's previously suggested level. Reggie also came up with the Ambassador program to please the early adopters and prevent a massive PR disaster.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Meanwhile he was responsible for massive software droughts by refusing to greenlight localization for tons of mid budget games. Xenoblade almost failed to materialize as a franchise because of his stupid ass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's just charismatic. That's literally it. He was able to bullshit people for 10 years straight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He never gives up on Todd

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He made Gamepass. Gamepass has allowed me to play a lot of games for a few bucks, some as soon as they released. I like Gamepass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's the reason why Yakuza and Persona are on Xbox, as well as multiple other Japanese games, as opposed to, not. On Game Pass even.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When you're the guy after pic, you're going to be loved unless you put some real effort into fricking up.
      Also I do like gamepass. Not sure how its supposed to make money, but I've gotten to play a lot of vidya with it. Probably won't go for it again since they changed the 3 year trick, but it has been a nice 3 years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought about getting gamepass, but dont want to frick with subs. What is the trick and how much does it cost?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I did it over 2 years ago, but from what I remember
          >Buy 3 years of Xbox Gold
          >Activate 14 day trial for Gamepass Ulitmate
          >3 years of gold gets converted into 3 years of GU
          >Turn off auto resub
          I bought the gold off of keysites, so it was only like $120. But they did change it some time ago where 3 years only converts to 2 years of Ultimate now. Probably still worth the cost depending on what you want to play, but for me there isn't really any Day 1 gamepass shit I want to play after Metaphor comes out so I'm just going to let it expire.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Phil Spencer genuinely seems like the fall guy at this point who doesn't really have much say in anything but is there to scoop up the messes with his always vaselined, chapped lips from wienersucking corp dick, helps that he literally looks like someone's late 40 year old dad who vaguely games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he's in a shitty position due to market changing. how do you make your console standout when A) everything is multfiplat to recoup investments and B) consoles in general have just become lobotomized PCs?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >t.phil

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >how do you make your console standout
          Make games people actually want to play instead of mediocre live service crap. Worked for Nintendo. The bar they had to pass was pitifully low with Sony's lineup and they couldn't even do that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the infurating thing is when you think about the Xbox 1 lineup or even the X360 lineup.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All these consoomers replys praising game pass
      I didn't know anon were this poor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He got Voodoo Vince on Steam which is one of my favourite games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He is BRAND spokesperson, so Xbox fanboys feel the urge to defend him.

      It's like how people saw Reggie as anything but a huge red stain on Nintendo of America.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I feel the urge to defend him because I care about Game Pass.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pathetic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The one thing I’ll give him is that he pushed hard for backwards compatibility on newer Xbox consoles so they could even play OG Xbox games which is pretty cool (though for some reason you can’t play the original Xbox versions of Halo 1 and 2 which is moronic).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >For some reason
        You know why.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He added backwards compatibility to xbox. It's honestly the only reason to even own one since xbox/360 console emulation is really shit since no one is autistic enough to put the man hours into making a good emulator.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Phil didn't add shit, it was majornelson's venture

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based

        Sonygroids seething

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine still slobbing on Phils wiener after the state Xbox is in now. Couldn't be me.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            lol

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >shitskin mobleposting favela monkey thinking his opinions matter
              lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Executives like him get paid partially in stocks so they have incentive to make green line go up. Laying off a bunch of people is usually seen as a great thing in the stock market which is why he did it. People who hold msft like him.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >to make green line go up
        That's the only thing that matters at the end of the day though. You can get new studios, you can get new IPs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >cultivating talent doesn't matter
          You deserve nothing but garbage.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It really doesn't. You can always get more talent. Or not, given that AI is making them obsolete.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What a cancerous little worm you are.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's true that it's what matters most for the future of the company but when the consumer is a secondary concern it is fair for consumers to be unhappy when that leads to things they don't like.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's why you never be company executive

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad people are finally waking up and realizing much of an incompetent moron Phil is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Phill as the face of the worst ceo tipe of scumbags that would sell you à broken shit car that use to race around the world and tell you its very low milleage and never been abused kek

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to buy an xbox and a game pass to spite these homosexuals.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm going to eat shit and drink piss to spite these homosexuals.
      Have fun with that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        t.unemployed diversity consultant

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox is based.
    Sony is cringe.
    Simple as.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What games would the average Xbox Game Pass subscriber play after cancelling their subscription?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They spent over 15 years slandering everything Xbox does and act surprised when their media bullshit destroys the company and ad revenue overall for journo scum.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's a very good day to cancel your xbox game pass subscription
    imagine having an xbox

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine having a gaystation. Black person.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't know homosexual

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Tendie or just a complete moron?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The system that always has games? Figures trailer trash wouldn't have the system, you can't afford it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Whoa, did I hit a nerve Tyrone? Go play Helldivers 2 buddy, it’s TOTALLY not a reskinned Mass Effect. It must be nice living in a fantasy world where the PS5 has games

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Go play Helldivers 2 buddy, it’s TOTALLY not a reskinned Mass Effect.
            You ok there?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Thirdies shilling Rentsation 5
          >Which still has no games

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox has always been an r&d division. The brains behind windows and azure and Xbox had to ask balmer who was cool as frick with him to put a corpo body to sit in the meeting so he could get work done instead.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's a good day to cancel your game pass
    Lol I have 2 more years and I'm gonna keep using it every single day

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't Microsoft the company that asked their Devs to refrain from making female characters too curvy and attractive?
    oh man imagine doing everything to appeal to the crazy progressive woke crowd and the vidya journalists and they still don't like you.
    fricking losers.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox stopped paying the journos too huh.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >kill Xbox before they can touch more studios and do the same thing
    And the problem here is?
    >b-but they'll close more studios
    Seems like a worthy sacrifice if it means telling Microsoft to frick off. It's not like they have any future as things stand anyway.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This was why I was in support of the buyouts on Bethseda and Blizzard. The microsoft curse would rub onto them and suffer the same fate as their other studios. With so much problems constantly happening over there, it stops becoming a "coincidence". While I love Crash bandicoot, I just saw him as a sacrifice for the greater good. He would die a hero taking down both COD and Shitzzard.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If game pass flops they will leave hardware

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine still playing modern games and buying modern consoles holy shit if you subscribe to video games as a service you deserve the hell you're in homosexual enjoy it you dumb bottom feeding goy

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cancelled Backwards Compatibility Program
    >Increased prices for Xbox and Xbox Live
    >Fired tango
    >No gaems
    Yeah, I'm thinking its time to go

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    well something that actually could work is starting a petition to get spencer fired with threat of a complete microsoft boycott attached to it
    if enough people threaten to ditch the company entirely if he isn't kicked to the curb that might do it
    but it has to be formally structured not just general boycotting
    you gotta show the stooges why they're about to lose their company, and if they ignore you then let loose

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ghostwire: Tokyo even has one of the coolest healing mechanics in games right now. It’s just a shame that such a mesmerizing world is overshadowed by such bland combat.

    Or stop reading clickbait sites like Kotaku.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if microshit get shut down, they cant buy any more studios to close
    frick microshit
    frick xbox
    frick kotaku

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil got that medusa touch

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >As much as Hi-Fi Rush feels like a remastered GameCube game, and unlike anything else out there, it was developed by a noted AAA studio and published by Bethesda, then released on Xbox Game Pass so people could try it for “free”.

    Most of the Kotaku review was spent discussing the publisher's choice to "surprise" release it instead of marketing first. They gave the idea of releasing games with no prerelease hype a thumbs up. What idiots.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know why people are so upset about microshaft killing its least profitable, most woke studios like Dingu Bingo Arkane.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not even meming, he legitimately needs to be fired. Any business would look at him like a liability and someone who makes them hemmorage money for nothing, and fricking fire him. This dumbass wanted to buy Nintendo.

    Nintendo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >This dumbass wanted to buy Nintendo.
      and? they have the money to do it. I doubt ninty would sell, but it would be a smart business decision on microshit's part if it worked out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t it would be a smart business decision
        Not even close.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how would acquiring one of the most beloved and successful video game developers be a bad business decision, if they could do it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            have a nice day Phil.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because they would have changed them to be unrecognisable to the Nintendo we have and driven them into the ground alongside themselves.
            The same documentation that means we know they wanted to buy Nintendo also described them as out of touch and stuck in the past, taking traditional approaches to consoles that MS saw as a road to inevitable failure compared to the approach they were taking with Gamepass and Platform Agnosticism.
            The reality is that everything Xbox did that they claimed was the future has failed miserably and been totally rejected by their customers, while Nintendo make money hand over fist and look to be on the verge of dethroning the PS2 with the Switch as the most successful game machine ever made.
            The only positive thing is that Playstation looked at Xbox and Nintendo, and decided to abandon the Nintendo like traditional approach to consoles, that had also worked for them for 4 generations, and jump off the cliff to irrelevancy after Xbox instead, meaning the two most woke groups of arseholes in gaming are taking themselves out from a combination of greed and stupidity.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sometimes I think Nintendo is postponing the Switch 2 so they can finally throw this in Sony's face: we outsold the PS2.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              they would still make money because people could shit on a plate and name it Pokemon or Mario and people would buy it. Nintendo has become trash in case you didnt pay attention

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Eric you lost and got raped

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In a time line where Nintendo is owned by Microsoft they would have them put out a mario game every 5 years or so before closing them down.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >HEY GUYS I HAVE A GREAT IDEA
            >YOU KNOW HOW WE CAN'T MANAGE A GAME COMPANY FOR SHIT
            >WHAT IF WE BOUGHT A WELL-RUN GAME COMPANY AND RAN IT INTO THE GROUND

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ? They would’ve guaranteed complete domination of the market and actually killed Sony. Gamepass would’ve also actually worked as they would the games to force people subscribe.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox lost TimDog

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Xbox has lost Timdog
      End of an era for Xbox.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >great games won't help us
        how would he know? he's never released one.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          “We’re not in the business of out-consoling Sony or out-consoling Nintendo. There isn’t really a great solution or win for us. I know that will upset a ton of people, but it’s just the truth of the matter. When you’re third place in the console marketplace and the top two players are as strong as they are...But we’re not in a position - and I see out there, I see commentary, that if you just build great games everything would turn around. It’s just not true that if we go off and build great games, all of the sudden you’re going to see console shares shift in some dramatic way. I see a lot of pundits out there that kinda want to go back to the time when we all had cartridges and discs and every new generation was a clean slate and you could switch the whole share. That’s just not the world that we are in today. There’s no world where Starfield is an 11/10 and people start selling their PS5s. That’s not gonna happen.”

          t. Phil Spencer (Microsoft Gaming CEO)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You own Skyrim, go get some random B team, and make some Xbox exclusive DLC for the game. People are starved for TES, go remaster Oblivion and Morrowind, and add new exclusive content.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All of Bethesda is being shuffled to be support studios for Bethesda to release Fallout and Elder Scrolls. Xbox's not a console manufacturer anymore, this year proved they're done with the hardware brand.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did Phil Spencer even play test Starfield?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Know years in advance Fallout show is coming.
                >Should we spin up a team to make a New Vegas style stop-gap and take advantage of the possible hype? Possibly even get full remasters and 1 and 2 remakes?
                >No, we will quadruple down on 76
                Why do devs hate money

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe they assumed it was going to be another Halo show fiasco. Gotta love that care for their IPs, you can really tell exactly how much they value them.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oblivion and Fallout 3 remasters were confirmed by the MS leaks, and were expected to have released already. They are so incompetent they cannot fricking make remakes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've heard that they plan to use the Fallout 4 perk system. It would be a terrible idea.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He didn't even try.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's not that he didn't try. He doesn't have it. He can't even do it. They somehow can't admit that his vision is shit. He made all the worst decisions since xbox one. This is just cope.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine having as many ips as Xbox does, and being in this position, How does one frick up this hard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1. Microsoft only wants AAA games that sells trillions of copies. If they could tolerate more AA games, they wouldn't be in that sorry state.
      2. Ports to PC (and especially selling them in Steam) does not encourage people to buy consoles.
      3. GamePass has shown to not encourage full game purchases.
      4. Lack of control over their studios.
      5. Buying ActiBlizz actually pressured Xbox Game Studios to levels no one could keep up. Sony was unintentionally trying to save Phil by trying to kill the purchase. Now it's too late for everyone involved.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Studios are more important than IP.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They ingratiated themselves on the console market and decided early on to never make good games. 25 years of constant flops and blunders, and their solution every time is to throw more money around

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why exactly am I supposed to care about people getting fired

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox's brand is dying.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would like to cancel my subscription, but unfortunately the few friends I have left game exclusively on xbox.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil Spencer is a moron who has too much seniority to get sacked easily, to the point he can blow over a hundred billion dollars on acquisitions that lead fricking nowhere

    Meanwhile, and paradoxically, Jim Ryan can get the boot for ruining the PS5 generation by hard-focusing on live service bullshit and $70 remasters

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If Microsoft wants to make money then they need to make a product that's worth purchasing.
    Their fortune is built on "line goes up" funny money. You need an actual product to run a business, Phil.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Phil Spencer is a moron who has too much seniority to get sacked easily, to the point he can blow over a hundred billion dollars on acquisitions that lead fricking nowhere

      Meanwhile, and paradoxically, Jim Ryan can get the boot for ruining the PS5 generation by hard-focusing on live service bullshit and $70 remasters

      He didn't even try.

      Reframe it this way: Supporting their own studios to make AA and A budget fodder for GamePass failed to be sustainable. HiHiRush getting an AA sequel or a B budget game isn't a worthy return of investment for Xbox. Therefore Xbox is going to throw all they can behind AAA sellers like Call of Duty, Fallout, and Elder Scrolls. If you're wondering how these multiplatforms help Xbox consoles sell or Xbox branch out, that's kinda of the point. Xbox isn't operating differently than other big publishers like EA and formally Activision, they just sell a niche Xbox console as a vanity project for a shrinking demographic.

      Spending 100 billion only for Starfield to not move the needed was the last decision Phil had. Now he's a powerless puppet dancing for the head of Microsoft who's OK burning the Xbox console brand to become a proper 3rd party publisher.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought of buying a Series X with the Microsoft Rewards points that I have.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Undead Labs is seeing the writing on the wall, people.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a bunch of studios that haven't produced anything of value since the 2000s are in danger bros
      >why don't you care about the corporate consolidation? bros where's your sympathy for all these corporate studios that sold out?
      >why don't you support the heckin wholesome corpo?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think Undead Labs is in danger, as their games actually sell pretty well from what I can tell. But if State of Decay 3 flops, they're fricked.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ninja Theory
      >Obsidian
      >Double Fine
      >Machine Games
      What a shame. What a rotten way to die.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bethesda absolutely botches the biggest release that has the entire Xbox brand riding on it
      >Fire everyone BUT Bethesda
      PHIL WHAT IS THIS SHIT
      ANSWER ME PHIL

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They payed alot of money for bethesda. They'll be plowing the fields with toothbrushes for the rest of their rotten lives

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ninja Theory
      >First game for MS is a flop
      >Dragging their feet with Hellblade 2
      >There have been 2 God of Wars since Hellblade 2 was announced
      >Capcom has releases REmake 2, REmake 3, RE8, and REmake 4 in that time span

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dont worry. I'm sure all 10 of those female writers are putting their heads together to create a decade old masterpiece!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dont worry. I'm sure all 10 of those female writers are putting their heads together to create a decade old masterpiece!

        >Hellblade II was announced in 2019
        I can't seem to figure out why Phil brought them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hellblade 2 is going to be niche a 8-10 hour AA experience too, just like the first one, which is fricking hilarious.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only places innovation and creativity are anymore is Japanese and indie games and those will always be safe. The western game industry can burn in hell.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Machine games is fricked since the new indy game is pozzed and double fine haven't done shit since Psychonauts 2 dropped

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        After having made the incredibly moronic decision of making an Indiana Jones game first person, they deserve to get shut down

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it would be based if they closed them and ninja theory. A shame about tango, but everyone else deserve it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >breasts out in profile pic
      >waaahhhh why do men sexualize women

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when did she say that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Double Fine

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop discussing consoleshit, Gamers are truly the Black folk of the internet

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The solution is to kill all major conglomerates like Xbox and Sony. Nintendo will live tho, Nintendo always lives no matter what.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think people who give a shit about consoles to a point of consolewarring on the internet are fricking Black folk, if you are loyal to a corporation you should be fricking gassed

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I fully agree, all games should be fully cross platform. Of course, as long as consoles exist there will be exclusivity homosexualry.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's why I like the steam deck. It's not a console, it's a laptop.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    honestly I like the idea of subscriptions like gamepass, I play alot of games. I only replay the ones I really like, those are the ones I'll buy. But knowing how sketchy MS is really puts me off to it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      game pass is a simple logical problem:
      why would anybody buy your game if microsoft is going to put it on a subscription service for effectively free, and is still going to treat you as a profit-earning entity, meaning making a game at all will end up your death because microsoft is putting it on game pass and not selling it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn I just assumed MS just paid the other developrs like how Tim does.

        there's the YOU WILL OWN NOTHING AND BE HAPPY meme, which is kinda true. Gamepass other stuff like ea play is a legitimately good deal but it will go down a slipperly slope and eventually the deals will be shit.

        I got gamepass for free for a few months, and the selection seemed like a good deal to me if I did buy it. I played a bunch games I never even considered before, some of them I wouldnt be able to get a refund even if I only played 5 hours. I get the you will own nothing meme is a concern but for the games I dont care too much about or only need one playthrough, its not a huge concern for me. But I still get the concern when it comes to games people really like.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1. Tim gives permanent copies (permanent until EGS closes, that is).
          2. Microsoft does pay third-party devs for making their games available there.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Timmy gave me a bunch of free video games, and I still haven't downloaded his installer or installed any of the games. lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I got gamepass for free for a few months, and the selection seemed like a good deal to me if I did buy it
          you just think its good because it was free. if you did pay the subscription and just casually play any game that mildly caught your interest you would regret it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            thats only if all the games were just mildy interesting. There were a few games that were genuiely good and I bought/pirated them later so I could play them more, and price for all the games I played when I had gamepass would've cost alot more

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's the YOU WILL OWN NOTHING AND BE HAPPY meme, which is kinda true. Gamepass other stuff like ea play is a legitimately good deal but it will go down a slipperly slope and eventually the deals will be shit.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who cares? Ganker already dumped xbox after the 360. Anyone left is an xbot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Timdog is melting on Twitter.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ironically, the Series X was my first Xbox. Sony had shut down Japan Studio and switched focus to third person moviegames while censoring anything Asian. And I had hope at the start of the generation for Gamepass. I had jope when I saw the effort to add Japanese games to it. I had high hopes for Halo, Starfield (after the acquisition), and Perfect Dark. The first 2 were mediocre and PD is in development hell. Gamepass has proven to be an Achilles heel. Hi-Fi Rush has been the only worthwhile thing Microsoft has released this gen and they shut down Tango.
      Ive never been one for console wars. Despite what Phil believes, I go where the games are. Unless Playstation makes Locoroco 3 or Tokyo Jungle 2, I've pretty much given up on Playstation and Xbox and am solely PC and Nintendo from here on out.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want them to shut down even more. Nature must heal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm dying to see what happens with the next Call of Duty game, the first time in more than a decade I'm interested in the IP. It would take a lot of effort to screw it up, but you can always count on good ol' Phil. One more time!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why didn't you buy an all digital 900p Xbox Series S console with auto renewal for $90 GamePass every year? You DID THIS. You monster....

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Phil is draining the swamp
        good for him

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bring back Don Mattrick.

        cough

        IT'S TIME FOR TOTAL CONSOLE DEATH

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        consolidation. basically, microsoft will now want every studio working or cooperating on massive games turning the biggest profit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          YABAI
          DAI YABAI

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Turns out Avowed just might be do-or-die for Obsidian after all.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              and it will be a hard die

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’ll be more woke shite and be janky as frick. None of these companies MS bought for Xbox retained the talent that made them worth buying in the first place, then Xbox management came in and royally fricked them beyond repair.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And that's why corporate mergers and acquisitions are always a good thing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >None of these companies MS bought for Xbox retained the talent that made them worth buying in the first place
                Sadly yes. Obsidian has seen a tremendous brain drain for some reason. Their old games were flawed and unfinished, but actual genre fans seem to like them a lot. It seems like everything post-South Park is just mediocrity.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              they'll frick it up. nothing I've seen from the footage looks better than "skyrim knockoff".

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who will take Xbox's place, Apple or Facebook?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably some chinese company if the TikTok ban fails to go through all the way. Apple shit is too expensive not to go for an actual PC at their price points, and Facebook already has a "console" in the form of the Quest VR headsets. They can work independently from PCs, but in reality only PC people buy them regardless.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zuck tanked Facebook with the metaverse nonsense, but Apple does seem to be putting more effort into gaming. You can sort of run Resident Evil Village, 4 Remake, and Death Stranding on Apple silicon. I could see them making something between a Mac Mini and Apple TV and branding it as a gaming console.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Who will take Xbox's place, Apple or Facebook?
      There is only one person who would kill to buy Xbox. Aside from that Amazon is the logical pick since they want to become a media company.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Facebook somehow managed to completely murded VR, instead of using their money to make it huge. They are moronic at anything that isn't related to women showing their asses or boomers arguing about Trump.

      Apple just shat the bed with VR too. They are useless and should stick to phones. Jobs is dead and they will never have a good idea for a product again

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft has taught me that if you despise a company or video game, hope for Microsoft to buy them. lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hellblade 2's already going all digital and costs an unusual $50. Wouldn't touch that ugly game even for free, which is also its price of ShitPassRent. Xbox was real proud of 3 million users who played HiFiRush, how many women do you suppose will play Hellblade 2 this month with $100 GamePass Ultimate DRM rent? I can't imagine many Xbox dudebros wanting to play as an autistic British woman in a walking sim. Maybe PC gamers can bailout Ninja Theory by buying it?

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Line
    Go
    Up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just make games bro, how hard can it be?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nintendo makes games?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Way more than Microsoft, it does.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Must be just shitty shovelware because I'm struggling to think of anything they've released recently.
            Has a new Pokemon game hit the market when I wasn't looking?

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make redfall
    > Get closed down
    how is this bad? maybe devs will stop making shit that way

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's bad because Arkane got punished for suits forcing them to make a shitty live multiplayer game that no one at the studio wanted to make

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >having a games pass subscription
    You get what you fricking deserve

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people should boycott xbox, playstation, nintendo, ubisoft, ea, blizzard, and every other aaa dev out there. total aaa death

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bring back Don Mattrick.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't the viewership for that show starting to slip? Because it's such a damn slog to watch it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which Xbox 1st party title do you think will be a GOTY nominee this year?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          None obv.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's amazing it has viewers at all, it's a giant shitty commercial

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Psychonauts 2 was nominated in 2021, FF7R isn't a first party game and TGAs in their current form didn't exist in 2013. This picture has at least three layers of bullshit going on and somehow gets lower quality every time it's posted.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reality is not that different. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_Award_for_Game_of_the_Year
        MS is only there with Psychonauts 2 which they bought when development was ending. It is not their game, just like COD isn't. FF7R counts in a way it was on PS only. Third party exclusivity is a thing and people think about FF as a PS game for a reason. The sad reality is you are arguing with "well they had one game that wasn't hot shit" when everyone else puts out 10/10 games every year. Xbox is dying because nothing aside from Forza Horizon is guaranteed to deliver.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox is heading to be shut down, they tried everything abd there's nothing else they can do.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah they tried everything except making games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cough

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They actually tried making games with their own studios and nobody cared

        >They bought studios with established IP but nobody cares for Xbox anyway

        It's dead John.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >>They actually tried making games with their own studios and nobody cared
          They made unfinished games and a few niche ones. They never actually tried to make GOTY material except Halo Infinite and we all know what happened with that.
          >They bought studios with established IP but nobody cares for Xbox anyway
          The IPs people care about are multiplat. The rest of the output is the usual niche/garbage.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Xbox didn't had historical studios that developed internally like PlayStation or Nintendo did. Xbox one should have been the console that allowed Xbox to grow and develop their own first party studios but things went wrong and many games where cancelled and Xbox on the edge of being closed. Then Phil Spencer jumped in with the promise of resurrecting the Xbox brand but no matter what, the damage was already done and Xbox just failed to develop it's own proper big studios.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don't understand this "damage was done" sentiment. Both Nintendo and Sony had events that tanked their gen but still recovered. Sony in fact is making completely different games than they did before. It is not like anyone is locked into making the same game forever. The last ten years was the systematic destruction of the Xbox brand in every way possible. You can't blame this one the XBO reveal anymore.
              They didn't release a single must play game outside Forza Horizon until Hifi Rush and they closed down the studio. They categorically refused to compete with Sony in the third person movie game market despite it was obvious after a few years it is not a fad. You see an Xbox game reveal after 2015 and it is the quintessential MEH. It evokes no excitement, none. The leadership greenlights projects after projects that people don't give the slightest frick about. How can you call this damage was done?
              Can you imagine Sony or Nintendo putting out something like Towerborne or Redfall and saying "Yep, this is what first party output looks like".

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Xbox one had a disastrous launch that destroyed everything that the Xbox 360 managed to set and Microsoft never acquired Bungie and they just leave Xbox lefting the Halo IP to incompetent which was literally the only Xbox exclusive that actually count beside gears of war which also was abandoned by Epic.

                After 2013 most just didn't care about Xbox and just switched to competition. Microsoft was left with nothing but small IP from the few remaining studios that they where funding but that just wasn't enough and even bigger productions like Scalebound and god knows how many other unannounced titles where just cancelled due to the probably imminent closure of the Microsoft gaming division.

                Microsoft had all the chances in the world but they just failed to consolidate their brand.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They had all the chances in the world? When was the last time they sold more than 10k consoles a week in Japan?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The XBO sold 60 million units. It was far from the WiiU only hardcore Nintendies bought. It was an userbase you could do anything with if you wanted. In fact the current shitbox will sell close to 30 million too. That is still twice as much as the WiiU. They not only failed to make new games but killed the ones they had. That is some higher level if incompetence. No console manufacturer ever had 10 years and a blank check to save their brand. Anyone who tanked it for more than 5 years was out. Phil "bringing more than hype" Spencer had his job on EZ mode and he still kept fricking up.
                Just look at the recent years. Everyone told him shit, unfinished trash won't cut it. Then he released Redfall. And he said he thought it will be a seven. It is incomprehensible for anyone who is above cattle level (console) gaming. How can this guy tie his shoelaces in the morning?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I actually think Phil Spencer did good enough, it's just that the Xbox brand is unrecoverable. Microsoft never actually was a gaming company.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not unrecoverable. But they do need to trim a lot of fat or those billions they make will never turn into a profit.
                Why should these guys be getting paid a cent if their product isn't selling and they aren't developing shit for the next 5 years?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why do you think that? I saw this in the Xbox community a lot still but I have no idea why. He didn't do anything for the One, he was even mocked openly by Tim Shafer how he essentially just made Halo/Gears/Forza and nothing else. His only idea was Game Pass and the assumption it somehow magically grows Xbox. He released the Series consoles with 0 games, then a failure Halo then a bunch of similar unfinished games. People were asking for games since 2013 and he delivered nothing. The few better games he had were 100% on the studios he didn't meddle enough with. He did drive every legacy franchise into the ground.

                His only solution was to buy a bunch of big titles and cruising on their success.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Game Pass and Backwards Compatibly are far more than anything Sony, Nintendo or Steam have done the past 10 years.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The issue that the entire platform is so devalued it drags down anything positive you could say. On Xbox you get the worst versions of (even first party!!) games, the smallest library, major releases straight up skipping the system or come years later. All along with MS changing direction in every five minutes, there is no stability there at all. They are working their hardest to kill their current gen right now.
                Why good game pass is for when the major releases are shit like Redfall or Starfield? If you really want to save money go to PC and pirate.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not an issue at all if I get to play day one games on my service.
                Didn't read much of your post. Sounds like cope.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Phil Spencer was the lead of Microsoft games studios responsible for all the videogames developed under Microsoft umbrella for Xbox one and even 360 before becoming the actual lead of the entire gaming division. If there was one guy between all the office workers with fancy suits that could save Xbox after the tragedy if the Xbox one, was actually Phil Spencer.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >If there was one guy between all the office workers with fancy suits that could save Xbox after the tragedy if the Xbox one, was actually Phil Spencer.
                We're in the timeline where Phil Spencer ran Xbox under the Xbox One and Series XS so clearly that isn't the case.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Microsoft made the big mistake of giving Xbox to Don Mattrick which was a person who didn't care a bit about videogames and videogame consoles, and after the abortion of the Xbox one Microsoft just tried to do the inverse with Phil Spencer, the problem is that it was just too late.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This argument might have worked back in 2016. But at this point Phil Spencer has been the head of Xbox for over twice as long as Don Matrick was and has nothing good to show for it. "It's too late" doesn't hold up anymore, Phils failures are his and his alone.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because Xbox strategy was never to give good videogames but to focus on services, because Microsoft is actually a software company and videogames came later, and the 360 was peack software that set the basics for modern videogame consoles. The problem is that they tried to do give even more with the Xbox one, trying to do things that at this point videogamers just didn't care, instead of finally focusing on videogames, but they never did until Phil Spencer came along and tried to fix it with the least resource possible at Xbox disposal, because it was just too late.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the 360 was peack software that set the basics for modern videogame consoles
                lol
                >The problem is that they tried to do give even more with the Xbox one
                lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                After the 360 both Sony and Nintendo copied everything the 360 could do from online store, gamertag, profile, subscriptions and so on.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >both Sony and Nintendo copied everything the 360 could
                >lists nothing but online services incl paid online

                Everything huh?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Don Mattrick which was a person who didn't care a bit about videogames
                he speargeared new Ki, D4, Phantom dust remake, Scalebound. Phil spencer cancelled them all. What would that make phil if don mattrick isn't a gamer?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I like the early years of Xbox one always loved killer instinct but peter moore was legendary that was when Xbox was great

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah late 360 and early xbox one. Let's get the guy that helped don mattrick kill xbox, great idea

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But the last ten years proved he was not the guy who made it work. Kickstarter showed this "celeb" developer culture is mostly a false assumption. People who were credited for X game couldn't make anything remotely successful later because it was a group effort.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Exactly, there where business man that managed to do the business part right and the nerds who liked videogames do the videogames part right, but then with the Xbox one broke everything.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think most of the board just doesn't care. The kinds of morons who actually like Kotaku are the same morons that MS has decided to pander to. I remember that when MCC launched, they certainly made sure to have gay cosmetics ready to go on launch day - never mind that dev time should be spent on the actual game. Or how about Forza Horizon? They sure as hell spent a whole lot more time on making sure people felt represented, rather than actually making the game fun.
    I actually think this is the only hope Microsoft has to get back to any sort of profitability, they spent years of low interest rate loans chasing the easy ESG funding, but that meant also building up a workforce and fanbase that aren't really interested in any kind of actual profitability.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >remember that when MCC launched, they certainly made sure to have gay cosmetics ready to go on launch day
      The absolute state of Halo (formally a global IP)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kek
        It's actually crazy how fast the hype died over whatever the most recent release was, it was talked about for a week, with a bunch of future content that was supposed to come out. Now whenever I hear about it, it's about how pretty much everything from post launch is cancelled, or from a miniscule playerbase b***hing about how truly broken the game is. At this point, the playerbase might be small enough there's a statistically significant chance that not a single one of the remaining active players is actually gay. Insane that this series used to compete on the level of CoD, now that that series is also under the MS umbrella, I wonder if they'll reverse Midas touch that series into shelf filler as well?

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do some people actually subscribe to GP to subsidise Microsofts operating costs rather than to play games?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was the internal sales pitch, yeah. Xbox's best GP customer was someone who rarely played and kept renewing the online DRM rent. But the Xbox Series consoles sold worse than Xbox One and PC gamers rejecting renting games soured GamePass' growth.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I’ll do any thing to see Sony crash and burn. When I was 7 or 8 there was. Kid down the street named Caleb. Caleb had a PS1 and was the biggest douchebag and always tried to bully me until I beat him up. Then Caleb killed himself. Frick PlayStation gamers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        made me chuckle

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most people I know with GP are the kind of people who like the idea of playing the games at some point, but never end up doing it Just like v

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if they're going to shutdown the studios they buyout either way, the only sensible thing is to cut off the beast's head

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to stop posting shit from israelitetaku.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, I have on multiple occasions subscribed to Game Pass to play denuvo games, then cancelled and received a full refund.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do they talk about on those pod cast?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This was after the week they were found out they are porting first party games to PS and Switch. They were trying to explain why is it a good thing and why Xbox isn't dead.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone's shifting blame towards Phil, Sarah, Matt, and Xbox itself. But when it comes to Sony the public doesn't know who's pulling the strings so they criticise the company as a whole. Idk, I find it interesting.

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As opposed to giving them money and allowing them to acquire and close down even more studios?
    When Xbox fails they will sell their assets to hopefully better companies.

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why the frick would you buy studios in order to shut them down though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tango came with Doom, Elders Scrolls and (much more important thanks to the Amazon show) Fallout. It was not a case like Obsidian or Double Fine, which were standalone purchases.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >pay 7.5 billion for IP
        >not studios that make games
        the fallout show was literally only successful because it was well made, it's not the case of a shitty a boy and his dog ripoff being some super IP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because the closed studios were shit or mediocre at best and essentially came with the Bethesda package as a bonus. MS got the important IPs, so why bother keeping them around when it's not sustainable and in the case of current day Arkane most likely full of talentless diversity hires that can't be used anywhere else? I wish other publishers would actually do the same on a more aggressive scale because scaling down is exactly what this shitty industry needs.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        delusional, ghostwire tokyo and redfall has incredible art direction and assets. the problem was leadership/ game design

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft are shutting down studios to prevent more financial losses and to appease shareholders.

    Phil's fricked. He has to do what corporate wants and what corporate wants is to trim the fat and put it all on him. Plus its not like any of the studios they closed down were even remotely important. No one gives a frick about Arkane, they've been churning out pozzed garbage for almost a decade now.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Told people for years Phil was as bad as Mattock was
    >Nobody believed me
    >Finally people are starting to realize I was right

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you want a medal or something?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes homosexual. I want a medal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You were right, sorry.
      >my face when there are still tards in the Xbox community who defend Phil
      >my face when I'm called fanboy for speaking against Xbox despite I don't have any other console

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just don't get it, how did they do it?
    They were doomed, how?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually making games and not pissing away their money on stupid shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At this point I'm actually thinking of getting a switch lite

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good games with sane dev cycles (except for Prime 4)

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want Phil to fire Todd Howard

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yes, we did that just to prevent them working for the competition, how could you tell?

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna tell you something, Ganker. And even though I'm totally anonymous, I'm still nervous. My gamepass never shut off. I have literally never paid for it once. Even my initial was a holiday gift. And it seems to know something's weird, because it hits me with the "uh, hey your shit's about to expire" message every time I load up Quake. But it never has. Never does. There's no end-date on the information screen. Just that it isn't set to recurring. It's crazy. Shame nothing on there is that cool.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be phil
    >have billions at your disposal
    >lose

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shit hit the fan as soon as majornelson left and sarah bond became the lead of xbox. May not even be related to phil, he's just chilling and gaming as per usual

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Kotaku

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She's a c**t but trying to have employers police the behaviour of employees in their free life and time is absolutely dystopian and reprehensible no matter which side does it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My sister was fired over what she wrote on Facebook about her boss.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's more understandable as that is being hostile to your boss, but what Alyssa did here was just being a stupid c**t in her own life and image

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's affecting the reputation of her employer, though.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Even if it were true, which is not, policing it absolutely trumps on people freedom of speech and expressing their own opinion. Outside of NDAs or when acting as a representative of your employer it should never be policed or you get into dangerous territory where companies are effectively acting like socialist oppressive governments. Do you hate walmart because one of their cashier acts like a c**t to you when she's not working and sees you on the streets? It is the same logic really

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hold them to their standards, that's what I say.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I understand that, but to me, that only helps the cause of making a corporatist dystopian future, except without he cute furry girls and cool implants of cyberpunk

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                At that point they become your standards too which you will be held to.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >she told my wife what i do to make money, aaah stop her
      lmao cuck

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope consoles and AAA gaming die and we end up with just having PC exclusive autism games like factorio and star control

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most people on PC these days only play console games and maybe League of Legends at most

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        those are just normalgays, they aren't any better than console gamers. It's time to completely destroy the industry and drive those homosexuals out of the hobby so gaming can heal

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Most people on PC these days only play console games and maybe League of Legends at most
        can you show me the post played games on steam again?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're moronic

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, if it were up to me I'd shut them all down.
    Especially Blizzard Activision.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, xbox should close all their studios and sell their ip

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based Phil succeeding in killing xbox where Donny failed

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop selling your game dev studios to big corpos and maybe I'll stop celebrating when you get shitcanned, idiots
    the frick did you expect, the corporate executives who don't have a single fricking idea how the industry they own works would care about you at all when their shareholders said 'MAKE NUMBER GO UP'?
    no, they don't fricking care, and neither do I

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Problem? They killed off their only good studios. I bought Hi-Fi Rush on Steam, and haven't bought any of their other games/systems in years.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Even Ganker
    You're the homosexual who makes 3/4 of the threads arent you

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    honestly, gamepass on pc is pretty good value letting you access hundreds of games for a measly $15

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GOOD MORNING SIR

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This the only reason I defend this company. The alternative is having my ass fricked by €80 games.
      I don't want to own games , I want to play them and I would own much less If I had to buy every new games with my own money. Namely essential goods like food, water and electricity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But Sir game pass has less games than PS+ premium which is also cancer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PS+ doesn't have day one releases and forces you to actually own that humidifier with paid online from Sony.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It does, just indie games and stuff like Foamstars. Microsoft will also be abandoning day 1 for Activision Blizzard and Bethesda because it was meant to offset development costs but game pass is a failure with hardly any growth

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They are? Link to the article or it didn't happen.
            Hellblade 2 is a day one on GP.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Game pass subscriber growth has fallen off a cliff. Microsoft will try to undercut Sony by putting COD on their day 1 to push subs up but it'll end up being too expensive and cannibalising sales for a couple million extra subs. That will inevitably mean they pull back on it after a few years and go fully multi platform.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Off a cliff? Post a source.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It fell from where? The article says it's at 34 million. It was at 25 million 2 years ago.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Another Anon. They folded XBL Gold (Multiplayer) subscribers into Game Pass and the growth is so small it means the GP subscriber numbers are dropping. Which is no wonder because they are killing the console which keeps it alive.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're only proving that the service saw growth, not a decline. It shows, Game Pass immediately became Diablo IV largest platform the moment it went to there.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the service saw growth, not a decline
                That explains why they're closing studios and had to lump XBL Gold into Gamepass 'Core' subs.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Renaming XBL Gold to Game Pass Core is an one time last ditch effort to make numbers go up. The same how buying Activision saw a +61% "Xbox" growth Year over Year. Without it it would have been -4%. What will happen next year when they can't pull the same shit again? They spent a 100B dollars on negative growth. Phil Spencer tried to sidestep the good own IPs issue every way possible because they can't make good games. This is what killing everything they do. Because eventually it will always lead to loss. If COD and such big titles falter at any time they are incapable to reinvigorate the brand or create something new. Everyone else can.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And there's also that 61% growth despite Sony's best efforts to team up with the FTC to block the deal.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That is not real growth, that is buying a car with dads credit card and saying it is yours. Then when it breaks down you have no money to fix it. Next year it will be negative growth because they lose money everywhere.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >N-no, i-it's not fair! Y-youre using your dad's credit card!
                lmao moron, Microsoft has been the ones pushing Xbox since its existence.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >i'm still profitable even though i'm paying myself using dads credit card
                genius logic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                "Xbox" is the brand. The company is Microsoft.
                Have you been fighting a scarecrow all your life? That's pretty funny.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Being a smarmy pendant isn't an argument.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So what, you throw the entirety of Sony vs Xbox when you're engaging console wars?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like you're arguing semantics because you're losing that engagement.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're the one using the daddy argument.
                Daddy for me but not for thee.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's *literally* your fricking argument. You came up with the moronic daddy analogy in the first place, you stupid c**t.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This

                That is not real growth, that is buying a car with dads credit card and saying it is yours. Then when it breaks down you have no money to fix it. Next year it will be negative growth because they lose money everywhere.

                isn't my post. It might be yours though. Do you have Alzheimer?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are extremely moronic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Says the guy that came up with a daddy analogy.
                Maybe you should go to a therapist.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Profound mental moronation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There is a difference between the main company propping you up to an extent and giving you money to buy up all your competitors. The 100b they spent could have been enough for every single smaller dev including Capcom, Square etc. That left a sour taste even in the mouth of Xbox fans (not the insane ones) because they didn't earn that kind of success.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                "The main company" rofl
                Microsoft is a whole company, just like Sony.
                You can't take Sony out of the equation for PlayStation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There is a difference between Sony building hardware and various formats to Playstation and MS buying everything for Xbox. Sony got the games they got popular with through work. Let it be third party or first party deals. They made their own God of War, TLOU etc from NOTHING. MS bought Call of Duty and pretends they made it. That is the main issue of MS because they can't create, just destroy. I said it before, if COD ever fails MS can't replace it on their own. Sony and Nintendo could replace their own games if they were forced.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They made their own God of War, TLOU etc from NOTHING
                Those games are shit and pozzed

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No more than Xbox's games are.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sony has been riding the good will of their brand and nothing else. As well as their decades long Fifa partnership, which gave them a huge advantage in Europe. Either way, Xbox isn't just a console to Microsoft and if their gaming revenue is so close it's because being on PC offsets their console market share.

                Different strategies but this makes me prefer Microsoft far more than Snoy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Either way, Xbox isn't just a console to Microsoft
                holy cope

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Uh?
                Also phone too, if you count Cloud gaming.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is like using FGO to brag about Playstation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's fricking moronic holy shit.

                No, that would be like using PSN+ if PSN+ was also on PC and cloud.
                It has nothing to do with a dead gacha.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Using mobile to brag about Xbox is pretty moronic yeah

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not using mobile, I'm using their cloud gaming. You can use it on phones, tablets, even on your console.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm not using mobile, I'm using their cloud gaming.
                You're not helping your argument here.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Say that Xbox isn't just a console for Microsoft because they also have it on PC and Cloud
                >"Bro that's like If I used this dead gacha to say the same for PlayStation"
                >What
                >"You're not helping your argument!"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If Playstation revenues were down -30% and Snoys tried to use PS+ mobile streaming and said shit like "Playstation isn't just a console anymore" we'd never hear the end of it, there would be dedicated threads on this board every hour for how hard it's flopping. But because it's happening to Xbox you'll defend it. Fricking pathetic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And there's this. I dunno how they're going to make it work, but I can't wait for it, personally.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I legitimately do not get the obsession with cloud gaming. No one except people peddling that shit cares for it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because unlike the PlayStation Portal, Xbox Cloud actually works outside of your house.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                PS+ has a cloud streaming tier that lets you stream games to mobile. You don't see snoys bragging about it because it just reeks of desperation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh, I can see why they aren't bragging about it LOL

                >literally brazillian
                LIKE CLOCKWORK

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >13 hours
                >Brazilian
                Sorry to disappoint you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                don't you have some favela to swim to

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Eh?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >favela monkey changing his phone location after he got exposed
                this is just embarrassing for you

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You think being a Portuguese is any better than a Brazilian?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No. But I only have to think that it's better than being American or anglo. Because let me be honest, it is.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                perhaps on planet moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh, I can see why they aren't bragging about it LOL

                I can't read in pesos you subspecie

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh, I can see why they aren't bragging about it LOL

                >That time when the mods moved the FTC case threads to /misc/ and it turned out all the snoys were Brazilians

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                *xbots were Brazilians

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can't convince me that this match wasn't fixed. For the record I'm English, but for ANY team's defense to fall apart like this is utterly unheard of. Even when the worst WC teams get dumpstered it's usually no worse than 4-0.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                archive?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh, I can see why they aren't bragging about it LOL

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The people defending this shit are poorgays. Spiritually, mentally and financially.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly I don't know if this is Phil's or the publishers he acquired fault, but they just have terrible taste in vidya. The videogames they have been producing have been vastly unappealing ever since the previous gen, and they go back and forth into welcoming and despising japanese games but at most they just support and promote third party titles, often after they realize they fricked up and beg to have them like with Nier Automata. Just funding a fricking Banjo Kazooie game, a Doom game and a Halo game with no stupid monkey paw like F2P monetization, modern california writing and corporate appropriate Cortana would go a long way. Instead we have a gorillion live service mp games no one has time or wants to play and shit versions of already not really that popular ips like Fable and Perfect Dark. JFC I think the best game they produced was Psychonauts 2, and that was finalized way before they acquired double fine

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its not just the gamres, its the direction. the strength of xbox was : western games, couch multiplayer, shooting games, and should have been also PC games. instead of going with their identity and strengths, they just made a random console. they should ahve bought all the shooting games back in 2008,

                what have they done instead? making people pay for online, tryging to monetize the shit out of everything, they tried to frick us so hard.

                they act like they were on the top of a monopoly when they were challengers at the bottom trying to make it

                just terrible direction. maybe he care dtoo much about his friends instead of making good games, or the opposite, who fricking knows

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                34 million includes game pass core which it says in the article. That would be like Sony including PS+ essential. i.e. they faked the numbers. Ultimate/PC is on 29 million

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not my problem. You told me there was a decline when the reverse is actually the truth.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nta but the reverse isn't the truth. rebranding a different subscription into gamepass isn't real growth.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I said growth has fallen off which it has. Game pass needs 100 million subs to make good business sense as a day 1 service for AAA. Sony have 46 million PS+ subs, 25 million on premium. It doesn't make sense for them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Which it has
                Post the link then? You've only proven that the service has seen growth so far.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, he proved that growth has slowed down and most of the recent 'growth' of gamepass came from microsoft relabeling XBLG as gamepass

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It slowed? Post a link to prove it please.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon already did. You can keep acting obtuse if you like though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, he proved to me that there was growth, not a fall off.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He said there was a fall off in growth, and explained where the growth came from. I think you might be illiterate.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And posted growth.
                Show me the fall off, please. Will the fall off come whenever they decide to put Call of Duty in the service??

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah you're definitely illiterate.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm going to make this easier to you.

                Post a graph showing Game Pass' growth, or lack off, please.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Come back when you learn how to read.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Come back with a graph that backs up your claim lmao
                Your image showed growth.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You must be ESL. Growth "fallen off" means it's not growing at the rate it needs to not that there is zero. The proof is that the top tier went from 25 million to 29 million when it should be way higher causing the Microsoft CEO to remove it as a bonus requirement as they missed the target 2 years running.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You don't get it, growth fell off because it's not growing at the imaginary rates I think it should be growing at

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that was before xbox live gold was considered gamepass

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i will unsubscribe from gamepass because it's bad for the devs!
    >will you buy the games at full price then?
    ...

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox allows me to play physical copies of fallout 3 and new vegas via backwards compatibility, PS5 offers it through streaming so that’s something Xbox offers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody bought Series X, of the 30 million S/X sold less than half are X

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I’m playing it on Xbox one S I never got a series console lol but even if you have a series S you can buy those fallout games digitally via backwards compatibility which is still better than streaming

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's becoming more common for employers to fire their employees for what they post on social media, and this is why I'll never post my actual thoughts on controversial matters with anything that is connected to my name, face, or anything that can be easily traced back to me. I actually run my own business so don't have to worry about getting "fired", but business owners are my clients, and last thing I need is for them to end their business with me because they happened to see something they don't agree with. Social media is a disease.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pass lets you play any game you want. haha frick you im not getting rid of that.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because firing people and cutting down on operating costs by shutting down studios is THE easiest way to improve your numbers. Also, let's be fair, Arkane Austin deserved it after Redfall.

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >flopped so hard that studios under Bethesda had to face the consequences

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A price I'm willing to pay so Bethesda finally gets their wake-up call and don't frick up TES6.
      FO76 and Starfield should be enough.

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like Phil, he is cute, so I will buy every Xbox console and subscribe to Gamepass for as long as he is in charge. Simple as.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And he's as silent as ever. He never addresses controversies. He could at least explain why they're shutting down Tango.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't matter. He would either come out with the usual corpo speak (=lies) or he would be honest like when Redfall come out and prove he is a moron. Remember, this guy said shit like "no good games would change the state of things" when all his competitors clawed back from near death through good games. The balls he had talking like he released a single good game in his life. He was acting like Xbox only has 10/10s every year and people just don't want it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He could at least explain why they're shutting down Tango.
      They're the ones I feel bad for the most.

      >publisher announces AND releases the game on the same day
      >surprise beloved by critics and players
      >clearly hasn't met some arbitrary sales goal
      If I was a cynical man I'd say it was setup up to fail.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think Ghostwire: Tokyo was their biggest blunder. In a sense it turned out to be a different game more interested in checking boxes than what was initially supposed to be.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tango makes absolute no sense. The rest you can understand, Arkane was a shell anyway. There is no logic in it at all, they have plenty of garbage studios who only produced low score losses and they didn't kill them. Hellblade 2 will be a loss, State of Decay is a complete loss etc.

        Basically everyone aside from Mojang and Playground is a loss for them from the OG teams.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I imagine it's just sales metric. Neither Evil Within, Ghostwire or Hi-Fi Rush made bank. Microsoft just looked at Bethesda's figures.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hi-Fi Rush was a "break out hit by all metrics" according to Microsoft.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It was just one small game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was easily Xbox's most successful and critically claimed AA game in several years. The kind of game Xbox has been desperate to put out for years inbetween their AAA bombs.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah anon, I think it was successful enough to cover the game development cost which wasn't that much anyway but it's far from being successful enough to move Microsoft into investing into it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shutting down an entire studio after they make one of your best games that made more than its costs back is bad management. Pretty obvious that every other studio they bought in the past decade or so isn't safe. Microsoft isn't interested in investing into anything that isn't Bethesda, Blizzard or CoD.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hi Fi rush wasn't even announced, it was just a very small videogame for corporate standard. Only a miracle could have turned it into a financial bomb that could have satisfied Microsoft and Bethesda. What I mean is that, just this game alone isn't enough.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Hi Fi rush wasn't even announced, it was just a very small videogame for corporate standard.
                And yet it did better than any AA game they put out in years.

                Shutting down an entire studio after they make one of your best games that made more than its costs back is objectively bad management. It's comparable to Nintendo shutting down HAL because Kirby games only sell 2m copies.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They have to sacrifice a small studios that just didn't managed to make something remarkable in order to invest in something better. It's not their fault, it's just what their numbers resulting from the audience tells them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >didn't managed to make something remarkable
                So much for that "break out hit"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymoos

                It's so funny to say this considering their only other major game recently has been Starfield

                Keep slurping optimistic corporate lies

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not the one still running cover for Phil Spencer lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymoos

                I'm not covering papa Phil, I'm just saying that Xbox is unrecoverable and will inevitably be closed

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm not covering papa Phil, I'm just saying that papa Phil dindu nuffin and Xbox was always unrecoverable

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymoos

                Xbox should have ended with the Xbox one, everything after that is just pathetic attempt at trying to stay relevant.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Not the poor workerinos brownerinos! They can't get paid big fat checks at Microsoft without making games anymore abloobloo

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They can't get paid big fat checks at Microsoft without making games anymore
                They do, they just get to run Xbox instead of making the games. But please keep whining about the woke and blacks you dumb worm.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's so funny to say this considering their only other major game recently has been Starfield

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's why you never be company executive anon. They look at the future not past achievements. Evil Within is dead, Ghostwire flopped, and no guarantee that their next game would be a success.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your company executives do not make decisions based on data, they make decisions based on vibes and then hire people to retroactively justify those decisions.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good decisions are made on both, but really it's the same issues as movies - there is no 100% successful formula to a creative endeavor. Players can definitely tell when something is derivative. Hell, "designed by committee" exists as a term for good reason.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Good decisions are made by company executives
                >but really it's the same issues as movies
                You keep shooting yourself in the foot man.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Extremely funny to justify Xbox studio closures based on games being "derivative" considering the output from Xbox studios that they won't close.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and no guarantee that their next game would be a success.
                And they never found out because Xbox is completely incapable of managing their studios.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you're taking into account it was announced and released on the same day, probably.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ok then everything beside Forza Horizon and Minecraft is a net loss. Why wasn't Undead Labs fired? Since they are at MS they made one (1) game, State of Decay 2 (2018). The game got a 6/10 on average. Since then they kept updating the game, that is their only fricking job. There are no monetization in the game. They have issues with implementing basic shit because they are a small talentless studio who can't do AAA work. Why the frick do they exist. Tango already outperformed them ten times. They can do AAA quality graphics, which most MS studios struggle with to this day.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Why wasn't Undead Labs fired?
              nta but they probably will be. i think everyone is on the chopping block other than bethesdasoft and blizzard

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't want to own games

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >push game pass so hard people stop buying games
    >xbox games stop selling
    >profits down
    >close studios because of all of the above
    they craft their own disaster

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PalWorld sold a lot despite being on GP. HFR was simply not that appealing.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GoyBox
    >microshart tried to frick us since day one
    >enforce all their pronuons shit, israeli shit, teams with the maniacs trying togenocide all ethnicities in the world but especially white peopel
    >buy good game studios making patrician shit like the one that made prey
    >dissolves them

    How doesn't Ganker hate this mother fricker? The onl reason we tolerate him is because hes a semblance of competition for japs and sony

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Somehow there are anons on Ganker defending Xbox. I don't even understand what you're defending. It's fricking over dudes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pcgays don't lose anything with the current strategy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The biggest and only major dev studio gaming imsim games on PC just got shut down. This whole 'Microsoft owning every major FPS and RPG publisher in the west is good for pcgays' narrative is just mindblowningly moronic.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no one is defending them now, but before it was all pcgays

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >no one is defending them now
            try reading the thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The PS5 is complete dogshit. The last thing people want is the only competition to blunder their way into irrelevance.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this. The xone shitting itself was a DISASTER for the PS4.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The PS5 is complete dogshit. The last thing people want is the only competition to blunder their way into irrelevance.

          Pathetic.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's true. You NEED competition for your own good.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Making insanely pathetic excuses because you hate the competition isn't.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sony make absolute dogshit games like The Last Of Us and Horizon Zero Dawn and that's the future some people want. Of course people want a competitor because Sony is fricking awful and make completely fricking awful games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thank you for proving my point. Extremely pathetic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sony's games are extremely pathetic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, you bending over backwards to defend Microsoft because "Sony needs competition" is extremely pathetic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sony make shit games

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Making insanely pathetic excuses because you hate the competition isn't.
                I'm saying right now that we NEED competition.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, you're going to bat for the competition even though they suck just as hard if not harder than Sony.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's time to resurrect SEGA. Surely they could take on Playsta-

        Oh.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Defending the absolute moronation at Xbox just because Sony is pissing themselves is despicable behavior.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm defending Game Pass.
      I would never play Another Crab's Treasure if the game wasn't in the service.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody forced Microsoft to close down those studios.

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, if their strategy isn't working, get a new one

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A big reason why people wanted the acquisition to go through was because "the devs will have the freedom to make AA passion projects to put on Game Pass". Turns out Microsoft will just shut down the studios if their "AA passion project" isn't successful.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Was RedFall a passion project or simply a low effort attempt followed up by months of nothing?
      These guys were still getting paid the same.

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so how come jez didn't warn us beforehand?

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker is the only board that somehow finds a way to blame sony for microsoft being shit at managing their own studios and console

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When are they shutting down Bethesda?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not soon enough.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bethesda is in the same unenviable position as Bioware - their name carries too much weight to be shutdown. They're on THAT level of course, but if Bethesda keeps their fricking up streak they'll still be kept afloat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After the next AZ rant

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BY the way I want to say that Phil Spencer actually saved gaming. Microshart is an extrmeely israeli company at the service of genocidals woke maniacs, and if they made it they would hav ruinjed EVERYTHING. Not just in a woke israeli way but for video games in general and monetization. Microshart are absolute israelites and they would have made people pay for anything and everything, to frick us to the bone.

    So for ruining microshart, I say GOOD JOB PHIL. You are a true hero.

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To think how much they managed to do with the first xbox and the 360... All done to dust.

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People hate MS
    >people refuse to buy their games and consoles
    >be shocked when they're dying and closing their studios

    Isnt this what people want? For MS to die?

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Predict day one that Gamepass would lead to increasingly extravagant studio Aquisitions, steadily rising prices, falling quality, fewer releases, tanking game sales, worse quality games and ultimately harm Xbox as a brand, especially when combined with giving up console exclusives to chase a small cut of the PC market at the expense of the brands unique selling points.
    >Get laughed at by Xbots for not seeing the inevitable future of ‘the best deal in gaming’.
    >See every prediction come to pass and Xbox dying before our eyes.

    Honestly voting with our wallets could only have saved Xbox if it was done by the die hard fans the day PC ports and Gamepass were announced. Instead they charged off the cliff right alongside the company they build their whole personality around.
    At this point firing Phill Spencer, stopping subscribing or even buying anything Xbox won’t save the platform. Too much damage has been done.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah yeah we get it, you can shut up now crapgamer

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Slavery practice is going down
    >So what you going to do is stop being a slave and make slavery practice go down faster? What are, a moron?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're assuming every aspect of this behavior and your slavery practice allegory work about the same.

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is something seriously fricked up about Xbox's company culture. Out of the dozens of studios they own, how have they not produced a single exclusive to rival Sony games like GoT, Spider-Man, TLOU, etc...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those games are shit though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice damage control.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sony hasn't made a good game since Bloodborne. Prove me wrong

          You can't

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Xbox hasn't made a good game since the 360.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Remember when factions was sonys answer to halo 5? Kek

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Remember Halo Infinite? kek

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You mean the game I can play right now lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you mean the garbage I can eat right now
                fixed

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Still better than snoyslops

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                hahahahaha no

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cope harder chimp.

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Starfield even worth downloading it through game pass?
    I'm curious but everything about it looks like shit. Don't wanna waste my bandwidth.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had fun, it has it's flaws but a lot of quests are well done and fun but once you run out those there's no real incentives to explore.

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buying activision seems to be a massive mistake because they finally see what a well run gaming company that makes money looks like and is changing the whole xbox to be more like activision.

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >defending any kind of corporate suit
    i am tired. they don't care about you, anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      First world problems.
      Well, they actually aren't, it's just shut in virgins thinking this is what one should have in the back of their minds. It's only one step above arguing about anime, but nowhere near what one should be concerned with right now.

  104. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m seeing every Xbox fan say it’s over on other forums and social media sites. Outside of Ganker, the only the people whose brands and egos are tied completely to Xbox are silent, and frankly many of those even called it already. Xbox is the most massively catastrophic anyone’s ever been in this industry and Ganker is the only board on the internet still shilling for them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox is shit
      Sony is shit

      Ganker is a PC and Nintendo board.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        otherway around

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Eric you lost and got raped

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >thread about Xbox
            >MUH SNOY MUH ERIC
            Seek help schizo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's because you're on the English internet. There's no shortage of Xbox apologia amongst turd worlders.

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The man is literally removing woke-slop companies, and people are complaining about that?!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shill + false

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Snoys desperate for a win after being assfricked into oblivion over the Helldivers thing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but Snoys!
      Somehow its their fault for Microsoft's own frickups.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        keep seething snoy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          rent free

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The obsession Xbox fans have with Sony is just baffling to me. Playstation has done nothing but copy Xbox’s moves these last few years, while pissing off their own fans and fricking up in what should be the easiest market conditions to succeed in, if they’d just stayed doing what they’re been doing just last generation, yet somehow to a dedicated core of die hard team green fans, they’re somehow also these evil masterminds that are behind all Xbox’s failures, and almost Machiavellian in their dastardly schemes to mind control the public into buying products no one likes, just to spite gamers, buying success out from under the nose of Phil Spencer’s poor and completely powerless good guy humbleness.
          Playstation and Xbox are two cheeks of the same arse. They’re both pushing the same shit and are the flabby bulges of a game industry about to suffer a massive crash.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            don't presume he's a xbox fan, if anything he's salty ex sonygay that moved on to pc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seems more like Xbox apologists desperate to twist the narrative and make it about Snoys to deflect from Xbox

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    remember when they said the cloud was going to power super awesome effects in your game

  108. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you will live long enough to watch consoles die in shame

    Righteous

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it will be a disaster for PC.It will not manage to gatekeep this much.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      microsoft will make all their games exclusive to their app if xbox dies

  109. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good riddance ShitBox you won't be missed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shistation next

  110. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >kucktaku
    >xhitter
    >onlyfans prostitute
    Yep, it's gaming time.

  111. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Sony does a ops
    >Xbox does it to
    you can't tell me they aren't in the same bed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More than you realize. Time to pay the piper has finally come and rather than actually fix their core problems they'll just sack people/kill studios for figures to look good on paper.

  112. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >That's why you never be company executive anon. They look at the future not past achievements.
    Translation: They looked at Fallout and Elder Scrolls and decided the rest of Bethesda was worthless.

  113. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most execs do a ton of cocaine.
    Remember this when you ask why they make such stupid decisions.

  114. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hi Fi Rush
    Great Xbox game from Microsoft

    >Hi Fi Rush after MS shuts down Tango
    Reddit game Tango never made anything good

    >Sea of Thieves, Viva Pinata
    Great Xbox games one of the best companies in the industry

    >Battletoads
    Nobody could make it good not Xbox's fault

    >everything else made by Rare since Microsoft bought them
    Rare was never good, has nothing to do with Xbox

    >Halo 1/2/3
    Greatest Xbox IP of all time created by Microsoft

    >Halo 4/5/Infinite
    Nobody could make Halo good they were never good in the first place

    >Crackdown
    Great Xbox game brought to you by Xbox

    >Crackdown 3
    No one could make this good it's literally impossible not Xbox's fault

    >Forza 7
    Based Xbox does it again

    >Forza Motorsport
    Turn 10 are hacks not Xbox 's fault please understand

    >Fable 1/2
    Great series thanks to Xbox

    >Fable Legends
    >Any Fable sequel
    Lionhead was always garbage not Xbox's fault

    >Scalebound
    Kamiya was always a hack not Xbox's fault

    >Phantom Dust
    Code Mystic was never good not Xbox's fault

    >Redfall
    Arkane was never good Prey came out 7 years ago nothing of value was lost not Xbox's fault

    >Starfield
    Greatest RPG ever made KinoHoward's magnum opus all thanks to based Phil

    >Starfield
    Bethesda destroyed themselves Zenimax would have blown it too

    Tails I win heads you lose. This is why you'll never be a company executive. Phill dindu nuffin.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Arkane was never good Prey came out 7 years ago nothing of value was lost not Xbox's fault
      Almost like something changed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hope he's able to find funding for that new game man. I didn't love Weird West, but I'm still excited to see what they can do next.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's so bizarre to me they went from prey to redfall

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      crackdown 3 is better than 2 at least, not that it was any hard to accomplish. That ip has no value either way, should've been canned since 1

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's another "schizo makes up arguements to get mad at" episode
      yawn reruns are so boring

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's another newbie who doesn't know how to lurk
        yawn you should have a nice day

  115. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Posting Kotaku
    Frick off homosexual

  116. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    of course the xboner is a BR

  117. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >BR trying to hide as a pureblooded Tuga

  118. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >small videogame for corporate standard.
    >sacrifice a small studios that just didn't managed
    >That's why you never be company executive
    Probably should've figured out sooner he was ESL

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymoos

      You should have bought their games tho

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You should have learned English, monkey.

  119. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil Spencer killed Xbox consoles.

  120. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NOOOOO
    WHAT WILL THEY DO WITHOUT ARKANE

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Forces them to make a game no one wants
      >Rushes them to ship early
      >Blames them on a podcast
      >Apologizes for that & takes blame
      >Says they won't shut them down
      >Shuts them down
      >Get praised by literal Brazilian monkeys on Ganker
      loving every laugh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        better studios have done more with less money and less time, don't care they're trash good riddance

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Name one owned by Xbox from the past ten years.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i didn't say by xbox

  121. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can get new studios to run into the ground, you can get new IPs to ruin and then blame it on DEI and entitled gamers later

  122. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's hard to root for the good goys when you see shitaku and jason schrier in OP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jason schrier isn't in the OP

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he was yesterday

  123. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kek. Xbox can't ever win. They will always, always, always be dead fricking last.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tied last with Snoy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        maybe on planet moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Planet moron Population: Snoy

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Planet moron Population: (You)

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              PS5 has no games, Planet moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Xbox has less games than PS5, you moronic favela Black person

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The huehue is projecting again
                No games on PS5

  124. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BRO YOU DONT GET IT, MICROSOFT IS GONNA FIX THESE STUDIOS
    MICROSOFT IS GOING TO GIVE THEM CREATIVE FREEDOM AND MORE RESOURCES
    MICROSOFT AND GAMEPASS WILL SAVE GAMING

  125. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know they swapped those sales numbers. I knew it was Xbox first, Playstation in second. As if I could ever make such a mistake. Never. Never! I just - I just couldn't prove it. They covered their tracks; they got those idiots at NPD to lie for them. You think this is something? You think this is bad? This? This chicanery? They've done worse. Those are all European PS5 sales. Are you telling me that a company just happens to outsell Xbox 2 to 1 like that? No! They orchestrated it! Sony! They released a nogames machine! And I bought it! And I shouldn't have. I took them into my own house! What was I thinking? They'll never change. They'll never change! Ever since the 90s, always the same! Couldn't keep their hands off of HFR and Starfield! But not our Sony! Couldn't be precious Sony! Robbing customers blind! And they get to be a console company? What a sick joke! I should've stopped them when I had the chance! And you have to stop them, you have to make xbox profitable, you...

  126. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >third worlder still trying to get the last response mad because SNOYGODS made phil KNEEL

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