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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >square enix will die on our lifetime

    Good. Yes, I'm still bitter.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Yes, I'm still bitter.
      Over a shit fanfic prequel?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's better than the original(which you never played, zoomer troony).

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's not, you wannabe boomer

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >ROICISM IS
          >LE BAD
          >*ignores the fact that augmentation is not an inherent characteristic and everybody may obtain one, as well as the fact that psycho brain virus was trojan'd into every single augmented person and activated like a year ago*

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not even owned by S-E anymore, blame's on nu-Eidos

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Not even owned by S-E anymore
        and whose fault is this?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >deus ex died to push marvel shit
      >final fantasy died to push gaas shit
      its like poetry

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >gaas shit
        gender as a service?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >its like poetry
        You ever think about how abstract this joke is, how far removed from it's original context this is and it still makes sense if you understand the reference.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Me too, anon. Me too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, frick them. They couldnt make anything valuable since like FFX. I can't wait for their bancrupcy but I always thought it will probably never happen because they can always repack old Square glorious games, adjust like 5 pixels and sell them again.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Ffx-2 is great, but I agree with you

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >They couldnt make anything valuable since like FFXII
        FTFY

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Deus Ex was always a r-ddit franchise with a vocal fanbase. It's insane they invested so much into an unproven product.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm still bitter
      me 2

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        honestly still confused about all the cheering/seething regarding 16's sales, pointing fingers and claiming everybody was xv-kun
        ff13 (+sequels) had been going for 7 years, followed up with a trash mmo (they had to remade and which took years to make profits) and dev-hell'd boyband simulator (lots of hype behind it but game is mediocre at best)
        ff has long since stopped being a system seller, now it seems to bank on nothing but its legacy

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Same here anon. Same here

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      about the trilogy not getting finished? same.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    but quick! lets blame the lefties wokies diversities as the industry implodes as a result of the decisions of suits and corporate greed!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Commie cope

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That’s true though? People don’t want to play wokeslop and deal with entitled trannies and Black folk.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty much every wokeslop has sold better than chudcore if shitter blade sales say anything. It bombed about as hard if not harder than redfall and it had the goodwill of the entire chudbase behind it and no one even knew redfall existed.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >infest existing successful franchise
          Woah, I can't believe wokesloppa makes so much money

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          the fact that you typed that out without shame is amazing
          Just embarrassing

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Not really, they have no shame. They lie/gaslight and behave in hypocritical fashion with out a thought.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >and it had the goodwill of the entire chudbase behind it
          Which was then ruined because of censorship. Alot of people here didn't buy the game because of it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That has nothing to do with SE's decision to make their highest budget and most anticipated games console exclusive in the least popular console generation of all time on the least popular console.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      didn't you guys promise the industry massive profits & growth if they did what you wanted? they listened so why are things shrinking instead?

    • 1 week ago
      Sage

      >muh capitalism
      redditors are such boring, predictable homosexual

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        As opposed to what? The big brain individual thoughts of Ganker who scream THIS IS THE FAULT OF WOKISM even as the wokest woke shit like BG3 and Hades 2 sell gangbusters? Face it, Reddit is right. Greedy execs are doing more damage to the industry than gays are.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >sold gangbuster
          Lol lmao at you morons. Those game still haven't even reach Palworld's number

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          bg3 and hades2 only prove that gaymers are spineless weak worms who will disregard woke crap if only the rest of the game is good.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Redditors and wokeslop are very capitalist, though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Absolute npc tier response. You morons literally have no self awareness skills. KYS now

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The greed was taking the ESG funds from lefty banks, and therefore having to comply with lefty bank policy. So, yes. Lefties destroyed another industry. None of the decisions to push DEI quotas was even remotely organic. The customers kept telling them they didn't want it, and we're going to buy it. It wasn't capitalism, because there were no market forces at play. It was outright communism, where all the pressure for change was coming from the top.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Communism
        >Where pressure comes from the top
        lol wat
        the whole point of communism is not having a stratified society with a top and bottom

        Either way DEI has never had any influence over anything, it's a PR position. ESG scores on stocks have no bearing on the problems with the industry.

        Everything shitty about the games industry comes from fiduciary duty and the business strategies of Jack Welch. They require constant turnover (which means no one builds skills), poor conditions (which means talent leaves the industry), predatory monetization, and constant cuts and outsourcing. It has frick-all to do with racism.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >the whole point of communism is not having a stratified society with a top and bottom
          lol
          lmao

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I know you kids love to just make up your own definitions based on vibes, but for the record the "left to right" spectrum goes from "hierarchies are all bad" on the absolute left to "hierarchies are all good" on the absolute right.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >"left to right" spectrum goes from "hierarchies are all bad"
              Hahahaha.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              communist governments in practice are completely defined by their god kings for life. china got two good ones in a row and now it rules the world. the "equality" obsession is neither left nor right it's just ahistoric garbage that destroyed the west.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Communism requires a powerful central authority to oversee the redistribution of wealth, dumb resetera tourist troony homosexual.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >unironically still hearing "not real communism" in 2024
          It never fricking ends

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          why are they like this? this level of sheer mental illness needs treatment not promotion

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/RajbnVb.jpeg

      Consoles are hurting but PC is expanding. PS5 and XSX failed to build a big enough user base to attract developers and the big ones are realizing that releasing on PC can multiply their sales.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It definitely has played its part, though.
      Corpos were chasing the ESGbuxx for the past 8 or so years and tried catering to the dudebros and normalgays, all while alienating the actual vidya enthusiasts.
      Normalgays are leaving the hobby behind (getting older and getting a family, simply moving on because they got hired, etc.) and the ESGbuxx are also drying up. Meanwhile vidya enthusiasts don't give a crap to buy the pozzed shit.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Chasing ESGbuxx
        Why do you morons keep pretending this is a thing
        ESG is a score some brokers give stocks
        It's not a loan or a grant of any kind

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >some brokers
          or cabal of institutions that can ruin your stock price just by selling it and then finish you off by shortselling

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          all of their information about the world is from Ganker. they will tell you that imageboards are reliable, trustworthy source of information

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Implying ESG is why a game is bad
          Why doesn't anyone care about that one game anymore then? The edgy one with the biker-looking postal clone? If ESG is so powerful, You wouldn't get anything but the blandest clones possible; devoid of all politics.

          Which, might happen here-and-there out of director oversight or fearmongering, now that we are here.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Normalgays are leaving the hobby behind
        >Meanwhile vidya enthusiasts don't give a crap to buy the pozzed shit
        Haven't you thought they don't want people like you in playing their games in the first place? Who would want to make and market toys for incels?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Haven't you thought they don't want people like you in playing their games in the first place? Who would want to make and market toys for incels?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            i dont understand how people fall for bait every single time. it's gotten so bad lately

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              because we've all conditioned ourselves to find stimulation in agitation, cynicism, and conflict above all else. The high of telling someone off is just too good to pass on even when it's blatant in its ulterior motive. Now back to the show.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >um actually i know it's a troll but im responding anyway
                have a nice day

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                see, like that. Thanks anon

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          How much of a gap in your brain do you need to have, to think that a business doesn't want to make money?

          I'd rather go full-schizo and believe that pro-crash narrative is just some wild conspiracy of cross-industry shitposting from other adjacent hobbies, rather than anyone sincere.

          Literal basket-weavers need to leave.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They are a large part of why it's so bad now, though.

      Lefties are notorious for nepotistic hiring practices with shit like diversity hires and hiring their discord troony friends. A lot of people employed in AAA studios do not deserve jobs currently. Lots of positions are worthless and are a net negative on these companies.

      Pruning was always inevitable.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >The left love nepotism!
        >Unlike the right
        lmao remind me who was seated as the head of the RNC recently

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I don't care about conservatives or their gay little politics, I care about the vidya industry

          stay on topic, vermin

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Leftist politics is ruining gaming with nepotism!
            >"lol righties fricking love nepotism"
            >I-I DON'T CARE GET BACK ON TOPIC
            Ok, nepotism isn't a problem in gaming, the main problems that lead to shit products are high employee turnover and constant outsourcing. The reason most big game dev studios are full of fat blue-haired fresh grads is because they keep firing everyone before they can ask for shit like a real wage or decent benefits and scooping up the latest batch of turds from Full Sail.
            Ever since the mid-2000's publishers like EA have pursued a strategy of buying out chunks of the industry then squeezing them dry, this is the end result.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        don't blame the workers, blame the employers. they are the true evil here. the employees have no power, the owners are the dudes who have all the power. they are the ones who fills their games with feminism and trannies and Black folk and homosexuals. that's their call, not the employees'.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >the system will unironically collapse in my lifetime
        say what you want about today, it certainly isn't gonna be boring.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >see? we were just tools all along!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I think I'll blame both.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >but quick! lets blame the lefties wokies
      Yes

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >lets blame the trannies telling me that climate change is real and gender is a social construct instead of being analogous to sex and putting it in all my games

      sounds good, where do i start

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >woke shit isn't a smokescreen for corporate shit
      yeah okay

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That is absolutely what it is, yes. Corporations behave in the greediest way imaginable and then put pride flags on their twitter icons to distract from it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      getting out in front of forcing Black folk and ugly women into everything possible to demoralize and belittle the very white male consumers you depend on
      how very sweet baby of you

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If I had to choose between sweetbaby and the anons who moan about them, while typing as-if they're in a 24/7 roleplay as a tortanic shitposter, I'd choose sweetbaby.

        ....but then I double-take and see, it's a moot choice. Eat a pound of salt, or a pound of pepper. Both of you inject shit into this issue that, supposedly matter now.

        So I pick sweetbaby for the odds that it makes games more accessable to girls, ask "where are the videogames? Why are they so bad?", and end my turn.

        If i'm trapped in the matrix, call me neo.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Excuse me, sir or ma'am.
          But lease don't use Big O to post your shitty takes. It is very uncalled for.
          Thank you, have a nice day.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            gay

            >outcasting on an imageboard
            Feed me more tears for my tea, ignorant fools.

            The least you can do, is to disarm my logic. This is even less.

            No games.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I'm not them but let me try
              You pick the morons influencing studios to make games worse over morons no one gives a shit about crying on the internet

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Hypocrite. The PS1-dreamcast-n64 era was literally games designed to bait in children. Design by the audience, is as old as sliced bread and they are trying to make money, not spread cultural awareness. You are echoing them, in saying that appeal matters.

                You would shit up new games, while praising the old; same content, same people, different times.

                The sappiest party of this? Sweetbaby as a company, is functionally what Ganker would want to have as a representative. The cultural lobbyists don't want you to know, this one big secret.

                They are suited-up idea-guy losers who want to say what would be acceptable or fun in a videogame, without playing the game. The more crying about the scenario there is, the more it looks like the posters are unconsciously bawwing "SWEETBABBIT TOOK MUH JOB". The irony is so painful, it could split a toenail.

                What logic?
                >hurr people who complain about things being ruined are just as bad as the people who ruin things durr
                You're just a moron.

                That greentext, is not necessarily false, if "bad" is "ineffective towards a direct solution", instead of just "lol ur bad for even seeing it", like you're probably goalposting me to be.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Ohh okay, you're just schizophrenic. I thought you were actually arguing some point. My bad, carry on.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Pantheons died off back before your grandfathers time amigo. I'm just here for fun; no bulli.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Drop the purple prose, it's not impressing anyone frickstick.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                *Smells a single red rose* Are you...bedashed, by my presence? What do you mean? *raises eyebrow and throws it in the sea*

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >The PS1-dreamcast-n64 era was literally games designed to bait in children.
                And that's ok. Video games ARE for children, not overgrown farm equipment
                Bing bang wahoo not bix nood jigaboo

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              What logic?
              >hurr people who complain about things being ruined are just as bad as the people who ruin things durr
              You're just a moron.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          gay

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      its always these boogeyman "suits" but they never get outted hmm

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      on good post in this thread. based. this board blames all the wrong ppl and you all know it.

      peace

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >everyone bends the knee to ESG DEI shit.
      >it closes studios
      >oh course all you chuds will blame, trannies, gays, nogs and leftists.
      You parasitic brain rot is off the charts.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >good games sell well
      >game companies decide to add DEI woke trash to games to attract normies
      >current audience stops buying games
      >normies never started buying games
      >revenues start crashing
      >game companies have to get blood from stone with the last customers they have left
      feels good watching this industry crash.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They won't back down, yet.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Black people in the Caribbean
          SAVE ME GRUMMZ

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Welcome to Ganker

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I will

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Gaming will be fine, the greedy and bloated AAA developers not so much. People are moving to indies and mobile games, which are usually smaller, cheaper and without micro-transactions.

      You cannot deny it has played a part in it, maybe not as much as plain corporate greed and incompetence, but it still played a part.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Can blame pandemic economic fallout
      >Can blame Chip Shortages
      >Can blame supply chain disruption,
      >Can blame consumers preferring outdoor activities,
      >Can blame Live-Service, NFT trend chasing
      >Can blame game budgets bloat and taking too long to be made
      >Can blame monopolies and studio buyouts
      But can't blame the EGS/DEI as also playing a part with the others to lead to consumer to apathy

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Why does it have to be any one particular thing anyways? I know that's just how our brains like to deal with things, but there's so many moving parts that it's more likely an amalgamation of issues at different levels than any one single thing on a massive scale. I think plenty of games do fail because they focus more on appealing to millennials on twitter and ESG over making fun games, games fail because the developer put themselves in a controversial situation, games fail because of overpromising/underselling, games fail because sagittarius was on the cusp of scorpio, etc. but there is no single issue/solution that will stop this from being the case.
        Especially these days when every form of media feels so over-saturated, the entertainment industry is at its most volatile and that won't change without some dramatic changes. I also think universally, some of the blame goes on us for our dramatically increased level of engagement with media in the last 20 years which has lead to demands for everything to constantly be bigger and better than what came before it to stay engaged and, while it won't happen on my count, it would be best for everyone to just take a step back from technology and give more attention to our own lives and the people in it. We're far too dependent on other people keeping us occupied and satisfied with our lives. That was never the way things were supposed to be.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      speaking for myself, I've definitely not bought many things that I otherwise would have for these reasons.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the wokes are partially to blame, they thought corpo's were on their side

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      /thread
      the ones blaming lefties and wokies are all idiot goyims

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I don't get the angry responses, it's true that nobody likes the DEI crap, but it is also true that its the corpos that pushed for it to 'widen audiences'. It's a gamble that became standard practice, and now it's imploding like you said.
      I'd like to place more blame on consumer who spend too much on live service to the point that many studios are wasting resources by making shit to be thrown at the wall, and none of it sticks so it's all going down the drain.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Their decisions WERE diversity and wokeness. Communism is fun aint it?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Get woke
      Go broke

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hey, if you put Black folk and ugly woman in your video game it will sell millions! GUARANTEED!
      >That sounds great, I love money
      Later...
      >What the frick the game sold like shit, I'm going to have close studios
      >Fricking suits making greedy decisions are the death of video games!
      Just like a homosexual leftie to frick something up and then blame everyone else for it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Leftist scum sucking vermin played defense for woke pandering every single time. Don't pretend like you didn't like it now.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Jokes on you I blame the rich israelites in the American government.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      competency crisis

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm about to blow this entire board's mind:

      the lefties and the suits are the exact same fricking people

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >People who want public healthcare, transportation, and decommodified housing are millionaires in yachts that hold massive stake in billion-dollar corps.
        >People that benefit from the opposite of that happening.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          yes well you see they invented a trick that we call "lying"

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Congrats on triggering literally dozens of deluded chud homosexuals.

    • 1 week ago
      Awanama

      >but quick! lets blame the lefties wokies diversities as the industry implodes as a result of the decisions of suits and corporate greed!
      Spbp
      Do Gamers really?
      They were so close, but right at the finish line they turned around and run back.
      Capitalism brainrot is real

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I always find it amusing anyone would think this many resources would be allowed to go into video games under a communist regime.
        We'd get 2 state mandated video games a year and they'd always be Gone Home tier walking sims.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          We're still being subverted. The West isn't communist yet, but the point of cultural marxism is to prepare a society for communism. The cultural marxists are communists or useful idiots of the communists.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Por que no las dos?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Fascists aka corporations and communists draw water from the same socialist well.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Cope, Seethe, Dilate.

      If you leftist progressive pieces of shit didn't taint everything with your marxist pollutant, we'd all be a lot better off.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      FEEPEEBEEPEE

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Anon they want to make money and not lose it, yet they are losing money and are full of dei bullshit. Your facetious statement has no legs.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      yeah except that's true

      the chinese game industry has created 8 billion in profit per year seemingly overnight, where did it come from?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Thats correct, this is a result of leftism spitroasring the industry, woke raping its face in the front and left wing ideology supporting money printing in the back

      Greed is not an argument, greed is omnipresent, it is static, the scale is zeroed at greed, therefore it cannot be the answer as to why things are different now than the past

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        leftist bullshit can be blamed for a lot of problems: token hires (who are idiots), censoring female models, pushing woke crap in narratives/story, etc. That combined with terrible corporate practices and greed ($70 games for no content, battle passes in full price games, dlc policies, etc) has fricked a lot of studios over.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's true though. If the massive AAA games these days weren't obnoxious vehicles for political agendas people might actually want to pay and play them.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        bigger problem
        >hey i have an idea for our new game
        >marketing says that's risky so no
        >okay thanks boss
        bean counters get rope, publishers experience the reverse rapture and instantly drop down a hole into hell, problem solved

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >but quick! lets blame the lefties wokies diversities as the industry implodes as a result of the decisions of suits and corporate greed!
      Uhm, who do you think decided to pander to the far left?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Let's. Sales and growth were just fine before games became propaganda vehicles of the state, and publishers were pretty fricking greedy while at it. You cannot escape the facts, pederast golem.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's woke ideology, or at least woke culture, that has caused this. This is the end result of prioritizing feelings over facts.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder the more (You)s the more correct it is.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        every reply is either this Black person getting btfo or discord trannies coping like (You).

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Reminder, they hated Jesus because he told the truth
          Seething = correctness.. You lost.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            coping = you. You lost.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I accept your concession.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                everytime i've seen someone say this its because theyre seething too much to properly respond anymore and desperately want to disengage.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Hey they accepted the DEI money. So they have DEI problems.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    accelerate

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Square has been shit since the ps2

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >spend eighty billion burgerbux ($80,000,000,000) on game studios
    >make zero (0) games
    what did microsoft mean by this

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Line must go up, but it is really stupid. Pretty much the studios they just shut down got the games out that they were working on prior to the Microsoft acquisition and then Microsoft shut them down when they said it would take a few years to get a new title out.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >the studios they just shut down got the games out that they were working on prior to the Microsoft acquisition and then Microsoft shut them down when they said it would take a few years to get a new title out.
        So most of the money invested was to get the game rights ?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The IP/Copyright rights?
          Yeah. I imagine that was a partial factor espicelly with the Activation acquisition, but with Zenimax all Microsoft wanted was Bethesda and ID Software. Zenimax obviously said No and stated if Microsoft wanted those two then they have to buy all of Zenimax. Probably why Microsoft shut down the Zenimax studios that the did because the simple fact was that Microsoft never even wanted them in the first place.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's funny. Disney spent 80 billion on Marvel, Lucasfilm and Fox aquisitions too, aslo to boost their subscription service. It has also been a complete trainwreck and the CEO got fired.

      Guess Spencer boy is on the same track.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Funnily enough, Bob Iger is back to being CEO.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He's not seen as Disney's savior anymore. No more Bob Chapek standing in to be his fall guy, it's just him in the spotlight now.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It's him in the corner too. Losing his religion.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >been a complete trainwreck
        im not really following this but really? hasn't amrvel slop been a hit until recently? i can understand Lucasfilm, but fox? how do you frick up 20th century fox?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, 4 of the last 5 box-office bombs have been Disney owned. These movies aren't cheap and they're not even making the budget back.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Marvel has been dead since they killed off big purple Black person, the only remotely successful movie since was Spider-Man and people are getting burnt out on every movie being a rehash of gotg or just being pure shit

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, 4 of the last 5 box-office bombs have been Disney owned. These movies aren't cheap and they're not even making the budget back.

          Marvel has been dead since they killed off big purple Black person, the only remotely successful movie since was Spider-Man and people are getting burnt out on every movie being a rehash of gotg or just being pure shit

          Shit like this genuinely bothers me because everywhere you go these movies get fellated to hell and back and the entire internet gives you the impression that everyone and their mother loves this shit - then you see the hard numbers and nobody fricking saw it. I know shills exist but it's getting impossible to tell if most loud people are paid marketers, obnoxious narcissists acting out for attention or just plain fricking liars. Half the fricking threads on these board read like someone paid for the moronic opinions being spammed.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Marvel has been dead since they killed off big purple Black person, the only remotely successful movie since was Spider-Man and people are getting burnt out on every movie being a rehash of gotg or just being pure shit

          Yeah the next big bet in Hollywood is video game adaption since the last few have been doing commercially really and I mean REALLY well. Sonic, The Last of Us, Mario bros., Fallout (as much as it ignores pre-Todd lore)
          Video Game adaptions have found a winning formula.

          And guess which company has no real big video game franchises to speak off and has made themselves so toxic to work with they will likely miss out on all the license deals?
          You guessed it: Disney.
          They will be the big, and I do mean BIG loser of the video game adaption cycle. All they can try to do is make something original again and maybe reboot Star Wars by giving it the Star Trek Next Generation treatment or something.

          But I have no confidence in Disney if they stick to the current path of Marvel slop and "Star Wars: repeat endlessly what we did prior and never evolve past the Empire era"

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Disney is now a marketing firm. All of the good talent moved on after they intentionally pissed on them. The leftist shit was just the final nail in the coffin.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They need to learn that big names don’t mean good content. Those studios made a name for themselves over 10 years ago, and since then have lost the talent and become bloated corporations

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, and they fricking murdered their golden geese like they have never been murdered before. they literally made marvel and lucasarts into the main vehicles to be used to serve people their woke slop. imagine murdering star wars with homosexuals and trannies and Black folk?? astounding, truly. boggles the mind..

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Microsoft buys studio
      >*One year later*
      >WHERE ARE THE GAMES that take 5-6 years to make?!
      Redfall, because people would have cried and went WHERE ARE THE GAMES if they cancelled it like they should have

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They bought bethesda years ago and they also have many studios already, moron

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nope
    It's just Square Enix that produce shit
    Like ff16 crap and ff7 redditbirth trash

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Xcuck coping and seething.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      they should never have made ff7 into a mega game, they should just have kept it simple and remade the actual ff game it without all that extra crap.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's about goddamn time

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    good. i hope the industry crashes to one twentieth its current size

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is EA's Origin even a thing anymore? I have genuinely not seen anyone mention it in like 5 years.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I thought you shills said that the sony deal was gonna cover them

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Little simp had enough

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        inside every simp, there is a real man biding his time, waiting to be let out.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Me and my mom

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >me and my mom
        I hope you guys had make up sex

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Context?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        He's a huge whale that gave her a ridiculous amount of money. She found out he was chatting with a mexican girl that was sending him nudes for money and the women woman went berserk and tried to spend all his money in his wallet and then proceeded to pick him up and abuse him physically and verbally, there was even a brief moment where a cop saw her hitting him and warned her to stop. She was streaming on twitch and her entire chat kept bordering on racism because the girl that mogged her was mexican and I think she even says mentioning her race, at some point she calls the mexican girl and tells her she's going to drop all her nudes online and the guy apologizes to the mexican girl and the women starts hitting him more then he just gets tired of it and grabs her and she freaks out. They stop the car and she runs off and he comes back and turns off the stream
        she got arrested for assault and battery. He's not even getting sex or in a relationship, he just gives his money away and she went psycho when he started giving money to a younger mexican girl.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Well did the mexican girl's nudes get leaked?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      qrd?
      It really is something how much weaker women are than men though. The guy has no muscle mass at all yet completely overpowered her with ease. I hate the "I know this is a lie but I'm going to pretend it's true" mentality we have in current year.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        you know how women are able to access an extra ten percent strength when their kids are in danger? same thing with simps. push a simp far enough, and he'll hulk out and eat your ass.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Im not even surprised he has a bald spot, he definitely looks like the sort of genetic trash that would burn money on onlyfans

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Qrd please

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Washed up b***h from Howard stern back in the day started live streaming. Irl streams of being a used up prostitute. Was married to Andy dick at one point. She starts dating the guy in the webm as he donated thousands of dollars. She finds out he's cheating on her with some young thing and starts hitting him on stream until he had enough. Cops get involved, she ends up getting charged.

        Lol when tough girls actually get hit and go back to being passive b***hes

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I don't endorse hitting as it's what weak men do to control a situation, but that's the reason it was done. Women get too much of a power-trip over men and abuse that privilege by mistaking our tolerance for weakness. I don't think "putting them in their place" as in putting them below you, rather humbling them enough to remind them that they only believe they're on top. Men were the ones who endorsed civil equality and women have done nothing but grab for a dominative position while desperately trying to tear men down as an inferior morally-reprehensible people.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >rather humbling them enough to remind them that they only believe they're on top.
            That's what that webm looked like to me. He wasn't beating her up for fun but pulling her hair and holding her down.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            lol okay pussy. you're the exact fricking problem. simps like you are exactly what enabled the womento take over and enslave us all.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >I [thought terminating cliche], but
            I will beat up your dad and your mom and you, weak man yourself

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              So clever how you understand basic sentence structuring. You've seen right through the matrix.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                God, you're pathetic.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                you're on Ganker kid.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >She starts dating the guy in the webm
          I thought it was findom? I googled it and found picrel
          >she was arrested and charged, no word on the guy
          KEK

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            lol what a fricking amateur. women are so fricking stupid. imagine getting emotional when the son of a billionaire pays for your entire life. women are just way too emotional to be good con-men.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      when I first saw this, I realised just how much caveman dna we really do have dormant inside us the moment I became uncontrollably horny when she started begging for her life

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        ngl i had some precum forming

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      source?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      b***h shoulda known her place

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      How the frick does a guy that looks like the incel wojak land a girl like that and on top of that manages to cheat on her with a younger girl? And I'm still a virgin wtf?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        he's rich

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Do you have $2million to set on fire right this moment?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That guy pays the woman to treat him like shit. They aren't married or dating or anything, it's findom, they have never had sex. I'm not joking.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        because, as you can see, he treats women like shit.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Please God, let it collapse already, this industry is so fricking bloated to the point that it is mandatory to have troon consultants.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    PC gaming genuinely killed it

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No it isn't. Square has made a franchise of about 40 games where most games are worse than each preceeding them, are more expensive, and have made it exclusively to a system with a relatively small user base. Their games haven't grown with the players and they haven't adapted to a new audience (although they've sort of tried with with the open world and cinematic combat, but that would just put off more classic fans than find new ones). They release games with garbage story and acting, flashy, tasteless and brain dead combat and endless padding, with no clear reason to play any one over another.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Commies unironically believe would communism make resources appear out of thin air to be distributed among every single game developer in existence instantly and equally

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Communists should all be killed just like the full blown capitalists. Both systems are garbage and only benefit those in charge.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Their heart's in the right place, they just haven't had the opportunity to make sense of the world yet.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      its the dumbest take to say my side good yours is bad. you need to keep capitalism in check so it doesn't destroy everything in its path. you also need to keep communists in check so there is food in the stores.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, by needlessly regulating how the free market works, you only empower the biggest corps who've got connections with those in government to lobby things in their favor which fricks everyone else over.
        By loosening up regulations and removing IP law, the market would heal over night.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >trust me if everyone is allowed to do what they want with no oversight things will be better
          It's brainmelting how stupid people can be

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Nah, by needlessly regulating how the free market works, you only empower the biggest corps who've got connections with those in government to lobby things in their favor which fricks everyone else over.
          >By loosening up regulations and removing IP law, the market would heal over night.
          The free market is philosophical economic concept. It doesn't exist in reality, it literally fricking cannot you moron.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It's a spectrum, we can move to deregulate the market in some ways to improve competition and allow market forces to do their thing.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >It's a spectrum, we can move to deregulate the market in some ways to improve competition and allow market forces to do their thing.
              Free market tards are exactly like christgays, lot of overlap. Same stupid doctrine created by dipshits.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Cool. Multiplatform is good for the consumer. Console exclusives have always benefited no one but the console makers, and the only people who are genuinely sad to lose exclusives are low IQ tribaltards who've successfully been tricked into supporting brands like sports teams.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >indie games are still coming out
    Nah, it's doing just fine.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No one has seen Poptepipic.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I did and it was unfunny as frick
          Also a waste of the second half of every episode with LE FUNNEH ADULT VOICES XDDDD

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I did and it was unfunny as frick
          Also a waste of the second half of every episode with LE FUNNEH ADULT VOICES XDDDD

          I saw the english dub of it when it aired on Toonami
          It was about as horrible as you may expect

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Eng dub
            Deserved tbh

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Oh make no mistake my dude, I knew it was going to be trash. It was just fun to shitpost about it with the bros.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i would rather have 100 of the same indie game opposed to 100 steaming brown AAA turds

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I'd rather have indie games killed off along with AAA. they all make the same crap over and over. shame AA died, that's where the soul was.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are MS higher ups even dumber than Xbox execs? Even if they were throwing out bangers and every game was great, it would take years before the Actiblizz teams would be able to put out any new games which could have an effect on game pass.
    Like planting a garden then burning the whole thing down when it doesn't start putting out fruit after only 2 weeks.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What happens to AAA? Do we see less big budget games from major publishers? Do technical advances give us AAA quality from smaller more efficient dev teams? Either way this seems like the death of movie games which is a win for everyone

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it's all about AAAA now buddy

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sometime soon a (shortterm) winning formula will be found and most bug budget games will follow it. There will be success for like three years and then whatever fad it is will fade (or itll be a shit idea that worked for one game and not for others and players will quickly wise up to it). After that we’ll see major scale downs resulting in ips more fitting for those scales to be made or brought back.

      I think certain studios like Somy Santa Monica wont want to do a small scale GoW and will decide to do something new with its limited scope.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >and the squeeze will be hard
    for dudebros maybe, I don't ever need to touch an EA or Ubishit game for the rest of my life lmao

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good it becoming an industry is what killed it. Not a single good thing has come out of games being a billion dollar industry. I'll be happy to see it go back to groups of nerds and CS majors that just make games as a passion not cause they see it as an easy job they make 75k a year doing.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The other issue is anyone who is good at programming doesn’t take a game job because they will literally make 1/4 as much, work 5-10x more, and have zero job security versus gayman.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Expect execs to "retire"
    >heads will roll
    I love this cope. Execs are all rich and it's not like they have to hand over their pay if they are fired. I doubt they care about this even a little.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Chyyyaaattt, is this real??

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If PS5 owners are Black folk in 1939 USA what would that make PS Vita owners?

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    TOTAL XBOT DEATH

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not fast enough.

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Cool. Burn it all.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Literally who are you quoting? You think I give a frick what some rando on twitter thinks? The average shitposter here has the same credibility.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      bet you'll never guess whose xitter OP posted

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The game industry is dying bros

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >dropped 15%
    70%
    Their profits dropped by 70% despite releasing their 2 "big" hitter PS5 exclusives.

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Subscription services literally killed film and tv show sales and those morons thought it was a good idea to try the same thing with video games, fricking morons lmao. You got that rapid growth you wanted, now you're stuck with it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this is basically the answer for why downfall of xbox is being supercharged , but what about others , well turns out having a lot of developers in commiefornia having to get 100k+ just to get by means games will have to be incredibly expensive , all the while gamers cant spend much more money since their wages are growing too much , big way to save money is to move studios to cheaper states , or drop the giant expensive business offices for 100s of people and do work from home , and of course main problem needs to get rid of , and that CEOs who make 360million dollars like Bobby in a single payout ...

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There are bigger problems that exclusivity, nowadays.

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >failed to grow game pass
    yeah that's what happens when you don't actually put the shit you bought into the fricking game pass

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This reads like a Michael Pachter predictions sheet so the opposite is probably true.

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, it was about time

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't give a shit. Everything listed there is westerntrash slop or closely tied to it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >western gaming industry dying
      PLEASE BE REAL

      >Square Enix
      >western
      troony-tier denial. You're so desperate to push your narrative you're refusing to look at reality and blocking out things that disagree with you.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >most highly budgeted japanese project is and still FF7
        >kickstarted AAA
        Yes, they're a western company.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Mihoyo is more japanese than Square-Enix and TPC, and that's a low bar.

          Square and snoy are western.

          >objective facts such as where they were founded and operate from dont matter
          >It's my feelings and my interpretation of what's inside them that counts!!
          Fricking hell you guys argue like trannies too. You actually think SE, Sony, Capcom, Sega, Konami and what-have-you are eggs waiting to crack into Western AAA companies or what?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            facts such as who's their target audience don't matter
            As you've shown.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >the nationality of companies are decided by who their target audience are and not where they were founded
              The frick? How does this cope even work? If a company is founded in muttland and panders to nips, does that make it japanese in your eyes?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Mihoyo is more japanese than Square-Enix and TPC, and that's a low bar.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          That's not a low bar that's depressing.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Square and snoy are western.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Square-Enix dying
        >Compile Heart thriving
        Kneel

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >western gaming industry dying
    PLEASE BE REAL

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >*blocks payment from your pedophile japslop*
      Don't get too excited, weeb.

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >game industry is dying
    and good fricking riddance, this hobby should've never become a casual-pandering profit-seeking industry in the first place

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    PC chads stay winning

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Society is dying because the left are insane

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, frick video games. Ever since 2012 I've wanted the industry to burn.

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'll never understand playing video games on your phone, or how mobile gaming dwarfs other categories.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Everyone and their mothers have a smartphone so lots of them play games on it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        accessibility. you can play games on your lunch break or from work or at school, you c any play a console like that

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I play dumb shit like My Vegas Slots to earn points for comp rooms in Vegas hotels, but that's it.
        I knew a few friends who tried to convince me that auto battlers are fun, these are the people spending billions.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        women play on their phones, that's 50% of the population.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Turd worlders, there is a very large swathe of the population that is legitimately too poor to afford the up-front cost of a PC or even a gaming console.
        That and women and old people, you won't get Grandma to play Doom but a cute little game about mixing candies is a winner for all those retired hours with no hobbies and grandchildren

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        try having a good phone. It's not that different from a handheld

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If this is true, then what publishers are raking in the 100 billion?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          All of them. Are you moronic?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I'm saying that metric is meaningless without a breakdown of each category with names.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You want an infograph to spoonfeed you the financial data of hundreds of companies? Are you so fricking helpless that you can't even look it up yourself?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Yes
                on all accounts

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The data is farsical. It includes microtransaction whale money. Much like gambling, 10% of the participators contribute 80% of the income.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I'm saying that metric is meaningless without a breakdown of each category with names.

          Yes
          on all accounts

          what's the point of this in this case? I'm genuinely asking

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Microsoft cause they got King.

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    PCchads cant stop winning

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good and i only hope it gets worse and worse.

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing that will truly kill the gaming industry is global disaster or nuclear war. As long as there are people willing to create games with passion and they have enough resources, there will always be games.

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >line goes down a bit means death in publicly held companies
    this is nothing new, games aren't dying shitty business practices are. This will probably be a net positive for the quality of games in the future

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed
      The cutthroat-ness of the industry in the 90s and early 00s are what made that era so great. In a sane world entire studios go under and fizzle out all the time.
      I hope this spells the end of the lootbox and wokeslop meta, as studios "restructure" getting rid of thousands of do-nothing jobs filled by boring nerds and activists

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >shitty business practices
      >dying

      You have no idea how profitable dark patterns, GaaS / SaaS and everything else that corporations use is. When they make billions fricking over their customers and get slapped with fines so small it's a rounding error to the bottom line, there is literally no incentive to stop. Prepare for a future that's much, much worse.

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The game industry is dying
    And this is bad, how?
    Most AAA games are trash already.

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >make shitty games
    >wonder why the industry is dying

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Square tells Sony to stop making RPGs
    >Sony obliges in exchange for exclusivity
    Maybe we'll get Legend of Dragoon 2 now that the deal's off

  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking good. It deserves to die after the last decade. The industry was flooded by people who hate video games and the core audience of video games and made products to spite the people who they were supposed to br pandering to. I hope it dies and the rest of the world can learn something from this.

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >SE, Xbox and EA are dying

    finally

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >spencer himself pointed out how risk adverse companies are and how every new game is a sequel to an existing IP
    >doesn't do any quality control after buying up studios

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The AAA game industry is dying. Meanwhile random AA games blow up and get millions of sales and a fraction of the development costs. There is no way the AAA budgets are sustainable. Spider Man 2 was a massive, blockbuster "hit" and yet the game was barely profitable and won't even put a dent in the budget for the next game. I mean the game sold a ton of copies and yet it is still not enough. Every studio is going all in on every major product and if one flops then it completely breaks them. If it does well but isn't a record breaking success then they barely get out with their pants intact. They are pivoting to live service games and players are openly rebelling and giving these games so much bad worth of mouth before release that they are guaranteed to fail, like Suicide Squad. Right now it is an incredibly interesting and yet tragic dynamic of watching studios try to milk every dollar they can and find the most ridiculous ways to monetize games and people are outright booing them from the moment the game is revealed until it releases.
    Something has to give. I reckon we're going to see another major studio fall/get acquired within the next 2-3 years (Ubisoft, EA, etc) and then that might be a wakeup call for the industry.
    Oh also, it is obvious that dedicated console hardware has like 1, maybe 2 generations left in it before they become nothing more than streaming/cloud boxes. Console Hardware itself has not been profitable for like 15-20 years, and they always made their money back with software, but the software is so expensive that the losses they take on the hardware is now fricking them over.

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >the Western gaming industry is dying
    >Nintendo will survive and be there to pick up the pieces just like they did in the 80s
    He won.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      will survive and be there to pick up the pieces just like they did in the 80s
      I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, (You) don't know anything!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Anon nintendo has been motoring along just under the strength of their own consumers and now it looks like they're actually going to allow you to start building up a digital library that will last between console gens so they're only going to get more people jumping in. I don't think a AAA industry crash is going to affect a company that doesn't make AAA games. If you want to be kind about it, you can say their main titles are in their own nintendo AAA category to differentiate them from the AA games they have.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >sony and MS are having issues while nintendo is living on top of the world at the moment with a new system on the way.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      imagine working for that demonic little jap, though. he would constantly be berating you or screaming at you and forcing you to work fifteen hour days for fricking peanuts while nintendo would be getting all the billions your work created. this is what nationalism really looks like. it's a fricked-up thing.

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    how is more games on more platforms a bad thing for gamers

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      From what I saw only Sonygays get mad when their games get ported to other systems

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      its gonna be great to mod stellar blade so it looks like it did when advertised

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Well if capitalist rich frickheads weren't obsessed with exponential growth and consistent profits like the israelites they are, the world would be a better place. Stagnation and stability are fine but it won't make them MORE money every year so they seethe and show how greedy they are when their industry collapses. Like every fricking time ever.

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >SE
    >"going" multiplatform
    If they weren't utterly moronic they'd be multiplatform already

  57. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >moronic marketers and bean counters take over the industry and think they can use their same strategies with video games
    >ignore the fact gamers are the most vitriolic, angry, hate filled autistic mongoloids on the planet who flip loyalties on a dime and do not subscribe to your market research trends
    Gamers rise up, down, flop around!

  58. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, there hasn't really been a single good videogame released in about 15 years. Some were okay, but not great. Soon as microtransactions and always-online DRM kicked in, they all became shit for the most part. Gradually, but surely.
    Many games from this era simply can't even be PLAYED AT ALL these days.

    People are finally realizing just how worthless it is to buy games, or spend money on games, when both the games themselves and the cosmetics/dlc/in-game purchases can be taken away without warning and without refunds at any moment in the future.
    Some games EOS/die in a year.
    Community attempts to revive such dead/killed games are met with lawyers who hunt people down on behalf of the studios or whoever owns the IP to ensure the dead game stays dead, and the whole situation is fricked.
    They kill games just to shovel people into the latest slop, and DEI/political correctness/censorship has tainted all the current crop of games so it's no wonder people are spending their money elsewhere.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly this. I haven't paid for a single game in the past 7 years and just pirate it all. No publisher deserves a single cent since all they release is complete slop after slop over and over again. Not a single game I pirated I thought to myself that I wouldn't mind paying for the game, since they're all BAD

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nah you're just a nostalgia-brainrotted moron. There are dozens of games that came out in the last 5 years alone that are better than anything that came out before them.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You're poor and have shit taste

          Name five, Mr.samegay.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You're poor and have shit taste

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I bought Nier Automata because it seemed decent, and 2B was a 10.
        But only after they released a final patch for bug fixing on PC, and removed the denuvo bullshit.
        Yes I waited years after lauch. No complaints.

        Nah you're just a nostalgia-brainrotted moron. There are dozens of games that came out in the last 5 years alone that are better than anything that came out before them.

        You're poor and have shit taste

        NO YOU MUST CONSOOM PROPAGANDA AND PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR IT
        YOU CAN'T JUST OPT-OUT
        KEK @ you morons
        you probably think Steam is your friend
        hopeless

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >implying steam is bad
          I got my sales and i'm happy. If anything, you're screwing over the zoomers and genA from the future my past self would think to be a dream.

          So on one hand, you're salting the earth. On the other, we start over from scratch.

          In any case, I fricking love ace combat references; frick yeah.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Absolute kek.
            My silent rebellion is in the best interests of such people. The sooner these AAA studios die, the better. Nothing that zoomers are playing right now will exist in a few years. Regardless of what I do.
            They're going to kill the games to release something new, GAAS is pure evil and the zoomers don't even comprehend that their precious Fortnite will disappear without warning some day as Fortnite 2 releases.
            They will seethe and cry about "muh cosmetics" when that has been the plan from day 1. They're just too dumb to read the signs.

            No self host, no LAN, no P2P play? No play.
            Stop funding criminal corporations.
            Plenty of old good games that respect the users.

            I think anyone trying to finger Valve, while there are actual criminals in the room, is suspect and has an agenda.

            GOG is better for the consumer.
            Steam is facebook for gamers.

            If you think it's good, you cannot be redeemed. It's simply "tolerable" and that's it.
            If you installed any other clients like EPIC's, or Origin, you're hopeless.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >comparing apples and oranges
              >throwing your orange juice in the trash, to fikll your cup with apple juice
              >justifies by saying he hates that orange tree so, it's ok
              Total lack of strategy. Cherrypicked points of contention; you're just mad at IP re-releases and continuations or something.

              Didn't EA just slice old IPs, sequels, and continuations out of development for new games? You could be glad.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                What? Are you actually moronic?
                The point is to not buy games from devs that hate you and want to be completely draconian.
                I haven't paid money for any such title in over a decade.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I think anyone trying to finger Valve, while there are actual criminals in the room, is suspect and has an agenda.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        good man. you are doing god's work, brother.

  59. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wheres the source you twatter posting prostitute

  60. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    My most played game cost $8.79

  61. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    waiting for halo 5 on steam

  62. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So
    >shitbox is sweating money. plans to turn their console into an affordable pc and make gamepass available everywhere
    >snoy is struggling to pump out games for their slightly more powerful ps4 than has only like 2 or 3 exclusives, so they're going to put everything they develop on pc as well to try and make up for the losses
    >publishers are abandoning the concept of console exclusives and their own stores and returning to steam
    Remember when around 15 years ago people said pc gaming was dying and consoles were the future? Shit's so funny to think about now. Even with the absurd hardware prices, gaming on pc somehow still has enough purchasing power to make even the big players come back running to steam.
    It's the only thing that gives me joy in the midst of all the terribleness plaguing the industry these days.

  63. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    TWO MORE WEEKS!!!

  64. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing will happen

  65. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I toughth games were making more money than hollywood nowadays, make up your mind already.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They are. But not for the right "people".

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Some do, but they have to pull in millions to make millions and most frick it up

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The ones outgrossing movies are all huge budget
      The top ones are like 3 or 4 online games that have run for a decade
      You average AAA profits aren't keeping up with the costs. Half the games are in development hell for over 3 years.
      "AAAA" game skull and bones is already half off after only 2 months. Of course, the only thing AAAA about it is the money they wasted on it for ten years, they would've dropped the game development years ago if they could but they accepted grant money from Singapore or some shit.
      You average big budget game is made like that now. No money in it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >this game was made on a budget of 1 mil and made 5 mil!
      >wow... so does that mean if we work with a budget of 5 mil, we could make 28 mil!?
      >I consulted our financial team and they're saying the math checks out.
      >Well let's get on it!
      >Great! Let me just pay the financial team 3 mil. We'll also need to hire a community management team since we fired the old one. That's 1 mil. Marketing will be about 5 mil. Coding, artwork, and QA can be outsourced. Estimated 25k. I know, I know. It's a bit much but we'll find a way to reduce that one. Then there's music licensing. 10 mil. Celebrity endorsements will be another 10 mil. Can't forget the launch party. That's going to be around 1.5 mil. No wait. Make it 3 mil. I know your son is looking forward to that new Yacht. We'll have to take out a couple loans, but we'll be swimming in profit in no time!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Coding, artwork, and QA can be outsourced. Estimated 25k.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        where does this moronic myth come from and why does it still persist even after the insomniac leak?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >funny vidya overspending face
        >mfw no one sees this as justification for spending caps
        >mfw subtle "no fun allowed" when the VC dries up in fearful recoil
        China checked those dubs first boys, and the pirategays just justify it harder. Who else has backup hobbies?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I have /tg/, also as expensive as Ganker and filled with pay2win and micro transactions but at least doesn't require online to play. Well, aside from those games with dedicated apps like Chronicles of Crime or X-Com.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly, if I was a rich frick with way more money they I should have, I'd just whale some random Gacha game for the hell of it.
        That are buy a random game I enjoy on steam and gift it to a shit ton of people.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Mobile games are the real money makers

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      AAA, or high end anything for that matter, never makes money.

  66. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    wish it was worse

  67. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    But that's impossible. We were told the economy is the best it's ever been. And that people have more expendable money due to all their wage rises.

  68. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >console and console shitters finally dying off
    greatest vidya news possible

  69. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What would even happen if the games industry "collapsed"? No AAA game studios and everything is indie?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Total collapse is too catastrophic to really happen. The rant is just moldy boomer shooters, mad at their IPs rotting.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      its a word thrown around by idiots to sound dramatic. the most complete "collapse" of the industry would be no more consoles, there arent hard interdependencies strictly within the industry beyond that.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      will never happen
      more likely is what has already happened before: the old rotting AAA studios will be Old Yellered by their publisher owners, and strong AA studios will be lifted up to fill the seat, where they'll be pumped full of money and bad ideas until they're Old Yellered in turn
      and the cycle begins anew

  70. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    meanwhile Capcom

  71. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo wins again baby

  72. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Make million dollar games
    >homosexuals like sweet baby give money, assist, and insert woke garbage so people do not buy product
    >Company goes defunct
    All according to plan?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >All according to plan?
      yes, actually
      you gays dont understand how ~~*they*~~ work
      its called consolidation
      theyve done it with every industry theyve infested so far
      instead of having hundreds of studios, with their own games, fanbases and cultures, you shut as many down as possible
      the ones with good IPs you buy up, and then shut them down, and keep the IP for future use
      the idea is to have complete control of the industry, with as few independent studios remaining as possible
      theyre coming for steam next, there's a reason gabe bought a fleet of boats and fricked off

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      like sweet baby give money, assist, and insert woke garbage so people do not buy product
      Sweet baby and other groups like that don't give them money, they get paid to ruin games.

  73. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >nothing is sacred to get those & back
    Will I get to play Halo Reach online multiplayer on my PS5 soon?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      WTF

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >MSFT desperate to recoup Gay Pass losses
        >Makes a Gay Pass multiplatform streaming app
        >Download Gay Pass Piss Stream to Piss Station Quintuple
        >Play Halo on Piss Station
        How hard could it be?

  74. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >gamepass not growing
    should have bought steam first

  75. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >pander to a vocal minority
    >lose money
    >keep doing it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What you gays don't understand is there isn't any more money or growth to be taken out of appealing to white male gamers. The market is entirely saturated. These companies are desperate to reach black women because they largely don't play non-mobile games. The issue is that it obviously is not working the way they are doing it of course.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They should learn the lesson that there is no such thing as "unlimited" growth and settle for their current size, the alternative is total death of all AAA studios in trying to capture an imaginary market that will never exist.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Well yeah no shit but that's how the entire corporate world operates. Grow grow grow grow GROW at any and all costs. White people as a population aren't growing so they have to seek growth elsewhere.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        explain nintendo.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >The market is entirely saturated
        It can't be entirely saturated because people buy multiple games

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        and it never will work, since women don't play hard-core vidya. they play small facebook style mobile games and shit, if anything. women who play wow and cod and shit are in the same category as women who join the army and actually fight real battles. it's negligible.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Good. It has to die out. AAA gaming was always a bit streamlined but nowadays it's gotten crazy bad. Nobody needs movie games and mocap shit that all sums up to millions and millions while little dev teams can pump out a good game with a low budget in comparison. Its time that the mainstream dies out, looses interest and that we get a revival of oldschool and or indie games. Give us A and AA gaming back.

        Saturated? Well I didnt buy any AAA games the last couple of years but Id gladly do so if they appeal to me as a white male. (Kingdom come deliverance 2 is something Im very interested in

        I don't want to see it die, but I definitely want to see it humbled enough to realize it's mistakes and go back in the hands of the people who are genuinely passionate.

        This anon gets it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        There is no market saturation, people buy new games even if they own them.
        It's not like, say, a toaster, where if you already have a good one you won't be buying another one for a couple of years

  76. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    HIRE
    *clap*
    MORE
    *clap*
    TRANS
    *clap*
    BLACK
    *clap*
    WOMEN
    *clap*
    CEOs!

  77. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good. The industry has been trash for 20 years now.

  78. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shitsoles have been obsolete for quite some time now.

  79. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Put some damn COD games on gamepass Jesus it is not rocket science.

  80. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  81. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Hallelujah.

  82. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to see it die, but I definitely want to see it humbled enough to realize it's mistakes and go back in the hands of the people who are genuinely passionate.

  83. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It desperately needs to die. This has gone on too long. Why did they remove the IP count?

  84. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that they put a boy wearing a skirt on the cover of FF16.

  85. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    good, we don't need AAA studios, they all suck dicks. Indies and chinese f2p games will unironically safety net us.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      indies are chasing the buxx too

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >publisher : EA

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >nothing to do with sbi

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        another fake indie game
        publishers are now trying to take advantage of the indie craze by making fake dev companies to tout as indie

  86. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I think it'd about time the industry answered for its greed. I can only hope this leads to a second crash, so that something good can rise from the ashes.
    Oh, who am I kidding? Nothing good will come from this, no matter what.

  87. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There are consequences to opposing the male gaze.
    Congratulations.
    You lost everyone who was actually spending big money to support your business.

    Women don't actually BUY video games.

  88. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Phil will get a golden parachute and whoever inherits his mess will have Nutella breathing down his neck to close this shit down finally.

  89. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >all Xbox has to do is go back to brown and grey dudebro era
    >instead they increase DEI hiring and production
    It's their own damn fault.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      lol making another gears of war wouldn't save gamepass

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >brown and grey dudebro era
      I liked that era, we have to retvrn

  90. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, death to modern gaming industry, make games for gamers not games who are gacha simulators, games with modern homosexualry/propaganda, shiting on the old audience and drop it for "new" audience etc

  91. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, accelerate. This industry needs to burn down to nothing but ash if things are ever going to improve.

  92. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, I have enough games in my backlog to play for the next 10 years, and seeing all the woke bullshit die and companies losing money over it is almost orgasmic. I hope all the homosexuals, Black folk and israelites die a painful death as I enjoy my hobby and those morons beg me to buy their garbage.

  93. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good. I wasn't alive for the first video game crash, but I will be for this one!
    Who wants popcorn!?

  94. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So let's say the AAA industry actually does crash and burn and pretty much every studio dies. What comes next? What happens to all those IPs?

  95. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    feels good that gacha games are thriving. Reset back the industry back to asia produced arcade games with arcade monetization

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It would be alright if I could pirate all of the content

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This, sorry I’m not giving a dollar to your homosexual gacha game. If I could pirate that’s one thing, I’d rather play older games/mods/romhacks over being an unironic gacha paypig any day.

  96. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Square enix can't rely on playstation anymore
    Oh no this is horrible!

  97. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not buying your shitbox to buy your shitgames lmao deal with it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      your talking about the PS5 right

  98. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >90% of the animal population are herbivores
    >suddenly shift food industry from vegetables to meat
    >"Uhm Carnivores are underrepresented in the food industry so we need to make an effort to fix that"
    >profits plummet because you're catering to 1/10 of the population
    >"wtf how did this happen? Surely this is the herbivores' fault."

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      WE GOT FOOD METAPHORS BOYS! BAIT'S LIVE!

  99. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    idg a frick
    i still have all the pirated games saved on hard drive, googles and yahoos clowds or whatever they call them, i never paid a dime for the games i love
    they are now over 10 to 20 years old, but they are still mine and gameranger still is up and hosting
    rot in your twitch and youtube induced addictions which dictate what you like or dislike
    let the conglomerates die in pain
    the real and talented ones will always reign supreme

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What kind of chump brags on pirating?

      This is not the street you think it is pal. You look dumb.

      Gaming will be fine, the greedy and bloated AAA developers not so much. People are moving to indies and mobile games, which are usually smaller, cheaper and without micro-transactions.

      You cannot deny it has played a part in it, maybe not as much as plain corporate greed and incompetence, but it still played a part.

      You can't define "woke'; you caan just blame the people you project yourself as being, by labelling them it.

      It's also fun for ironic shitposting too. It has such a pretty ring to it. That sport is not my hobby though. I just like to imagine; or to use it in a eye-catching, snarky intro to a post.

  100. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Disney paid less than a billion for marvel. It's up there as one of the most successful acquisitions ever, although a lot of the value is in how they used it.
    They paid something like 4 bil for starwars, which was probably fair value.
    They did probably overpay for the fox merger, but if I remember correctly they paid 50% of that in overpriced shares of their own? I'd have to look up the details again.

    The trainwreck is in the transition to streaming. Same issue as microsoft actually - these subscription content passes are a massively overrated business model.
    There are some success stories, but it's no ticket to infinite free money. Most people will cancel a subscription unless they see their moneys worth. Some people will abuse monthly payments or free trials to basically steal the content for nothing. Some small number will sit on a sub for 3 years and forget about it, but that's no different than people who buy games and dump them into their massive unplayed backlog, or buy music/movies to listen a single time.
    The reason subscription models work for spotify and youtube is that outside creaters make and provide the content on those platforms. There's some real scaling potential in hosting a platform for others.

    There's a separate problem that many assets today are valued based on some hypothetical future growth potential, but the reality is that most of that growth is just natural population growth.. except populations are no longer growing, unless you include 3rd worlders.

  101. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The old oaks of the games industry are completely rotten and must collapse that other trees may grow.

  102. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    SE fricked up by making their most expensive shit console exclusive

    $80Bn means jack shit to Microsoft, they're a trillion dollar company.

    Everybody is going multiplatform because consoles have no reason to exist anymore, since they're all running x86 hardware and use PC OSs.

    EA has been talking about ads in games for 15 years I'll believe it when I see it.

  103. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Hurry up

  104. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good.

  105. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Just completed the Godot 2D Game tutorial
    Wish me luck bros!

  106. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    *The AAA Industry
    Indie's are gaining power.

  107. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why don’t companies just make games? Why is that such a complicated topic? If they’re too complex make them smaller and easier to make. Target 5th and 6th gen production values and dump 20 of them and if one or two moonshot you made all your money back and then some.

    >that wouldn’t work because blah blah

    What’s going on now isn’t working, opinion discarded. There’s more homogenized dev tools and abstracted away development than ever, games should be coming out by the fricking truckload. It’s pathetic how few games come out from large companies that allegedly have all these resources now. How did 6 man teams write games in assembly and 600 man teams can’t even make a game if they don’t take 10 years on it?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this narrative that every company is going bankrupt is really fricking dumb. even the companies that aren't doing well like squeenix are still profitable

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's a tricky narrative now. Growth slowing, is not growth stopping. The point of it perhaps, is to jolt talent into working. That's what a panic would do, after all.

        Why don’t companies just make games? Why is that such a complicated topic? If they’re too complex make them smaller and easier to make. Target 5th and 6th gen production values and dump 20 of them and if one or two moonshot you made all your money back and then some.

        >that wouldn’t work because blah blah

        What’s going on now isn’t working, opinion discarded. There’s more homogenized dev tools and abstracted away development than ever, games should be coming out by the fricking truckload. It’s pathetic how few games come out from large companies that allegedly have all these resources now. How did 6 man teams write games in assembly and 600 man teams can’t even make a game if they don’t take 10 years on it?

        They want BIG sales, not market oversaturation. That's a PTSD scenario; it caused the firsat crash, when there were too many games.

        Lately though, 3DRealms asnd the indies don't give a fucjk though. The risk is less market saturation, more...well...peole don't like each other, over social reasons.

        How are you going to make or sell anything, if you all hate eachother? That's a pretty hard problem.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Growth slowing, is not growth stopping
          "teleports behind you"
          "inflates monetary supply"
          "pshh... nothin financiel... kid"

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          i guess it's just a sign of the times. the last twenty years, all my bosses and co-workers have been total buttholes. eternally impatient and c**ty and b***hy. no love, no sympathy, no nothing. we might as well not be a people anymore, but just a random group of buttholes who happen to live in the same place and (poorly) speak the same language. no connection left, anymore.

  108. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Sony suffers a massive loss
    >"HERE'S EVERYTHING BAD THAT WILL BE HAPPENING TO MICROSOFT"
    Coping is a beautiful thing to witness

  109. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm betting 343 will still be making Halo too.

  110. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the sooner the better, before they find a way to stop people from playing old gmaes

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's called "Artificial Obsolescence", and the videogame industry won't do it; just the software and hardware giants. I wouldn't be gaming, if I was not able to get a cheap windows 10 laptop; I lost all my Hammer files and my main gamer computer, to an abstract hard OS downgrade.

  111. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >they don’t want to play our shitty shovelware games that we push out way too early, what do we do?
    >hmm….throw in some ads and put out more games even faster
    Astounding incompetence

  112. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Only Nintendo's IP is worth anything
    Lmao.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo isnt gonna be spared. They'll fall later but will inevitably follow the others

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nintendo had been falling about dozen of time now, from N64 to Wii U. The thing is they always bounce back easily while their competitors stay dead.

  113. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    TOTAL WESTOID DEATH

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is that all these troons will take job interviews and may spread to other businesses now. Discriminating against they/them is fair.

  114. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    People will always play games, and the "industry" deserves to die anyway.

  115. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It literally isn't. The pandemic rocketed the market value and sales of video games to historic highs and now that everything is reverting to normal so are sales and market. Companies' need to keep growing forever means they are panicking from number going down from the hideously inflated state it used to be. Closures are going to keep happening to keep chasing a level of profit that literally doesn't exist outside of a global pandemic,

  116. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong. AAAslop is dying. Which isn't the same thing.

  117. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, frick em

  118. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Companies panicking and laying off employees
    >Nintendo continues to build the war chest, expansion wasn’t big enough so they expanded the expansion plans, hiring during this time

    Never even began for snoyBlack folk

  119. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The final needle in the gaming coffin is when Biden gets his 2nd term, look forward to that day.

  120. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking finally
    After the crash maybe we can get some good games again

  121. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Remember how they said we weren't in a recession, that talking point just disappeared completely

  122. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >"Microsoft is in le shambles"
    >not a single mention of Snoy

    I wonder who posted that

  123. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The PS5 jailbreak can't come soon enough

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Is one coming? I think there’s one for the original firmware and the ps4 is up to 11.0 right now but I hadn’t heard anything about ps5, but to be fair I wasn’t watching it that closely anyways.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >TheFloW discloses Kernel vulnerability relying on old bug from 2006, impacts PS4 up to 11.00 & PS5 up to 8.20, more details in May
        Fast forward to today, the PS4 11.00 is a reality but PS5 is still under wraps

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Kek, I’ve had my ps5 sitting on a shelf unplugged for over a year at this point because no games, but being able to steal games on it is great, I was already hoarding .pkg for my 4 pro since same story. Looks like I might way and try to play those 4 games on the 5 instead.

  124. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The game industry is dying bros

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >game industry dying
      OH NO
      >it's just AAA shit, everyone else is fine
      Oh... Why are you we meant to care again?

  125. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft panicking about the 70 billion on Activision despite a call of duty not even coming out since it happened
    The industry truly is full of birdmen who have no ability to think critically for even a split second, JFC

  126. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >the game industry is ~le dying
    >they still will refuse to put hot girls on their games
    Explain

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      considering stellar blade hasn't even sold a million hot girls don't save games that's for sure

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        So why Gacha outsold your literally moronic bear sex game?

  127. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Since I don't play multiplayer games I'll be blocking every game's access to the internet. And if I can't do that I won't be playing it.

  128. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What is it about capitalism/companies that they can’t just coast on their profits? That they need infinite growth? Sure they lost 15% profit but they still prob made huge amounts of money

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Shareholders. They demand that the line always goes straight up. It's an issue with publicly traded companies that once they go public they are at the whims of their shareholders.

  129. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Only the AAA industry, which it's deserved for nearly decades at this point.

  130. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What’s the source of the op image?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh it’s a Grummz thread

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This dude has no right to comment on anything financially when he blew like 2 million on a fricking bus.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          but it was a cool bus

  131. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Games are too expensive so nobody wants to buy them full price. Its also why indies are doing good right now. Economy is in the shitter. We need another world war to boost it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      lol any single one of you who fall for the ww meme have fricking deserved to die in a tater field in eastern europe. if and when the time ever comes, just say no. or kill em. that also works.

  132. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The game industry shouldn't be a place for people who just want to work a 9-5 and do their job. You should not be able to survive as a studio unless you're hyperfocused megaautists working on passion projects. Development teams of 30+ people shouldn't fricking exist.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >only games that I like should be allowed
      moronic. people want games with higher production values, throwing a tantrum on an imageboard isn't going to change this.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No, I want games that are just passion projects. I don't care what genre they are or how well they sell, I exclusively want games made by people who want to make games not money.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >people want games with higher production values
        Those people aren't numerous enough to make up the exorbitant costs.
        Yamauchi warned the industry that chasing graphics meant you'd be chasing them forever and you won't be able to stop.
        10 million sales was enough a few years ago. Now it's more like 15 million sales needed, in a year or two it'll be 20 million needed. But instead of getting new people to buy these games they're losing people because they keep making the same game over and over with no difference bar the coat of paint.

  133. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    According to reputable sources:

    >Phil Spencer is planning to announce his retirement this year or early next year; Expect Xbox execs to “retire” and get rotated out as the disaster snowballs. Heads will roll.

    >Xbox will go all-digital (no more physical releases)

    >Microsoft is planning to revamp Gamepass, they're planning to hike the price and/or include tiers, day one games and Activision Blizzard games will be on the most expensive tier

    >Cheaper Gamepass tier will have ads on games for gamepass (pre-roll or at the end of a chapter e.g. Like a Dragon) and MS will start using AI community managers.

    >Microsoft is still planning to shutter or downsize or merge more studios, specially the ones with not well known IP's, Microsoft is pivoting as a big AAA third party publisher, studios with AA or less known IPs most likely will be merged or axed

    >Microsoft is really going full third party, this will be heavily pushed in 2025, and they're gonna hint at this at their upcoming Xbox Games Showcase in June

    >Microsoft will put their games on every platform, faster and in greater quantity. Nothing will be sacred to earn back those $.

    >Hellblade 2, Halo Master Chef collection, Starfield and Gears are confirmed to come to PS5

    >Starfield will release for PlayStation 5 in Fall/Winter of this year along with the expansion

    >Contraband seems to be canceled, if they don't show it this year, it's most likely canned

    >Perfect Dark is/was in development hell too, most likely will be canceled as Contraband

    >New DOOM game will be announced, will release day 1 on PS5 too, late 2025 release

    >Game pass is definitely unsustainable; the market they have is not enough to offset the cost.

    >Microsoft is planning to announce a White Digital Xbox Series X on their upcoming June show

    >Next Xbox consoles will be Xbox branded third party machines, you will be able to buy from Steam, Epic, etc and Microsoft Store, it will be a niche product like Steam machines.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      True or not
      >downsizing
      >ads
      >AA or less known IPs most likely will be merged or axed
      >price hikes
      I like how these "solutions" don't address the actual sustainability problems, and if anything exacerbates them.
      Games are still too fricking expensive.
      AAA games are not fun.
      AAA games are extra not fun if you're getting raped by ads while playing them.
      This is the strategy of a company that thinks they have a monopoly on the industry.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        this only works if big games they make truly sell big , once 2 small studios merge and get support from the big studio that hands them a big IP while theyre busy it means more efficiency , now we dont need both teams music composers since were one studio , now we dont need both studios concept art divisions (unless the game theyre making is much bigger) , we dont need both studios community managers , we dont need all the code monkeys, all the project managers (good riddance), all the HR ( good fricking riddance), and the list goes on , merging is practically trimming the fat for the roles that overlap , but maybe the studios project doesnt require as many people in some specific overlapping positions , so its a silent way to downscale overall costs , while from the outside seeming that a big studios is being made , which it is , but overall headcount for Microsoft declines

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It has never been more over for xgays

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      So uhh... when are we getting a halo battlefield game

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine halo 2 meets battlefield 1942.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Microsoft will put their games on every platform, faster and in greater quantity. Nothing will be sacred to earn back those $.
      The only game that matters here is rare replay.

  134. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Square Enix US and EU get laid off
    >those fricking homosexuals haven't made anything worthwhile
    >people are upset

  135. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >microtransactions in gamepass origin and other sub services
    Bros I am so glad I never sucked any of those service wieners

  136. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You will NEVER EVER get Bloodborne or Stellar Blade, PCgay.

  137. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good vidya has been pozzed for far too long and needs a good reset.

  138. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >adding in-game ads and trying to do just about everything else except making an honest to god good and enjoyable games instead of copy pasted woke shit with gambling mechanics
    I wonder why this industry is in trouble.

  139. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >all games must be f2p (or maybe pay the players)
    >all games must get updated from time to time instead of getting sequels
    >unless they are story based which are allowed to release chapters

  140. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good. Us retro Chads will continue to have our collections grow in value. I haven't needed to play a new game in a decade.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >90% of his collection is ps3/360 era onwards, when gaming started nosediving

  141. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm happy, AAA companies with shareholders don't make videogames, they make liquid shit for morons. Small teams of passionate geeks make videogames.

    Daily reminder if you bought a console after 6th gen you are legitimately subhuman and should have your right to own currency taken away.

  142. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If I play a game and it is interrupted by a fricking advertisement, I will have no hope left for mankind and I will work tirelessly to get a PhD in physics and get a job at cern, at which point I will end this pathetic existence for all.
    I didn't go to college and was a dumbass in high school, and still am a dumb ass, but I'll make it work.

  143. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No, the Playstation brand is dying.

  144. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good

  145. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >another game industry crash on the horizon`
    >tendies still playing good mario and zelda games
    kek feels good to be a tendie
    gonna buy my switch 2 and hope for a better pokemon game now

  146. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    see

    [...]

    an addendum to this post is that things will get even worse, look at $GME for example, an obvious pump & dump cause investors tied up all ther money into AI and consoles simply arent a part of that not only that but 90% of the TRILLION DOLLAR GAMING INDUSTRY IS MOBILE simple fact is israelite shareholders dont give two shits about nostalgic consoles when phones arent the future, they are THE PRESENT. sorry boomers & fellow millenials, yall played yourselves. funny how Ganker is as bad at business as they are at gaming.

  147. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Video game industry is doing better than ever on mobile
    >it's the shitty games on dead consoles are the ones having problems

    lol who cares about traditional gaming

  148. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All any company had to do was make good games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The only thing game pass is good for is for easy access to many games. What gamepass is not good for is for paying those studios. They would need to invent some shitty new metric which is inherently worse than free market capitalism. How do these Black folk even pay their studios? Playtime? Install count?
      Its all busted Black person.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Which also shows limits of natural monopolies. At a certain point they just become unfeasible.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >I only know a third of these companies
      >never bought a game any of these companies
      I'm doing my part

  149. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    who knew not making fun games could be this costly?

  150. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Let's try every possible solution instead of just MAKING SOME VIDEO GAMES

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is the fault of fricking business majors infesting the top level of the corporate world. These motherfrickers love their metrics, their gamified words like sprint, scrum, and agile. They love any solution that involves a simple pump and dump. These people are parasites who exist only to siphon money.

  151. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    shareholder-driven corporations failing means gaming is healing.

  152. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    pure cohencidence that much of this comes right after them trying to raise the price of games to $70.

  153. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good.
    Politics is way more important than this soulless slop.
    Imagine playing video games in 2024 when a literal genocide is happening to israeli people.
    Disgusting gamers need to be killed

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >a literal genocide is happening to israeli people.
      So nothing has changed.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Everything has changed.
        israeli people are being massacred by Palestinian filth every single day and all you fricking gamer filth care about are plastic boxes and computers.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Palestines are killing the undeserving
          So nothing has changed.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Imagine playing video games in 2024 when a literal genocide is happening to israeli people.
      It's pretty great, right? very comfy.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No it’s not.
        Palestine is invading Israel and all you gamers care about is video games when you should be dumping all of your resources into Israel.

        >Palestines are killing the undeserving
        So nothing has changed.

        Israel is being genocided right now.
        Everything has changed.

  154. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    We know ESG exist because globalhomosexual utilize it to push woke propaganda. Stop pretending they arent blackmailing companies with it

  155. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Glad to see that monopolizing attempt fails

  156. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This is why i think Trump will win because they need Trump to save Israel

  157. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why does the left think they can mess with Israel lol. These protests are pathetic

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Israel is the best country in the world.
      Palestine is rightfully ours just like every other country in the world.
      We own the Swiss Bank
      We control everything and everyone.
      Jews are the superior race

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You're moronic. It's like thinking you're a great counterstrike player because you use aimbot or wall hacks while everyone else doesn't. If everyone played the game like you did we'd all be dead. You act with zero consideration for what is morally right. You simply kill, cheat, exploit, rape who ever you want. Then when anyone says anything you play the victim card. The truth is coming out though moshe.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Biggest moron ITT

          israelite isn't a race it's an ethnicity.

          Jews are a race moron.

          [...]
          You are pathetic ugly leechers who are afraid of 2d boobs
          Your golems eating is pure karma kino

          Cope.
          Jews like me rule the world while you peasants will die alone.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            No it's not. israelite is defined as an ethnicity. Which is separate from race.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Wrong.
              Jews are a race you fricking moron.
              Ethnicity doesn’t even matter anymore.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        israelite isn't a race it's an ethnicity.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Israel is the best country in the world.
      Palestine is rightfully ours just like every other country in the world.
      We own the Swiss Bank
      We control everything and everyone.
      Jews are the superior race

      You are pathetic ugly leechers who are afraid of 2d boobs
      Your golems eating is pure karma kino

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        For me it's 2D converted into stereo 3D

  158. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's crazy how a board room can't figure out a game will make them more money than any amount of DLC and Microtransactions every could, if the game is just fun.

  159. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    What about jerome powell

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      We got a conspiracy theorist here!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        He's literally in charge of the economy.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I know, I'm kidding.

  160. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it's a good time for the industry to die
    I think I have enough torrent/emulated games in my backlog to play until I die of old age, every games that comes out after GTA VI might as well doesn't exists

  161. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't fricking care, we got Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 in 2024, and GTA6 in 2025. Jesus Christ be praised.

  162. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't care if I could trust people to be like me and just not play their games
    But this is just going to normalize bad practices even more and we'll have bootlickers defending everything

  163. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    GOOD. indies will reign and shitty publishing practices left over from brick and mortar stores will die and we'll actually get good games.
    >the new nvidia AI model integration tools could mean that you can make a game by prompting really well and bugtesting a lot
    it could even get to the point where any moron can make a fully featured game and we'll all just worry about hardware.

  164. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Obviously electing a leftist is never helping anything and trump was one of the best presidents of all time only behind Jackson and Van Buren, but the problem is 111 years old now and it’s called the federal reserve. Woke is a side effect of money printing and the low interest rates it creates, people act like 5% interest is an insane policy but historically with free banking the interest rate is more like 20% and nobody would dare waste money on spurious social engineering propaganda without central banking.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >trump was one of the best presidents of all time
      the JIDF sends its regards

  165. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe next time make good games? idk

  166. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    WHY DO THEY REFUSE TO MAKE FFXVII ONLINE? A NEW MMO WOULD SAVE THIS DOGSHIT COMPANY

  167. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The amount of maga morons blaming woke is higher than I thought it would be

  168. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >entire console in
    >squeex
    >micromicromicro
    >no mention of switch/nintendo
    Wait a minute

  169. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The game industry is dying
    I want them to double down on their sacred oaths to DEI and die even faster. More ugly women, more shitty stories, more more more. Kill it now so the chinese take over. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the DEI stuff is sponsored by china/russia to begin with.

  170. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it's pretty simple: is there a Black person or a girlboss in your game? no buy

  171. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    MAGA MAGA MAGA!!!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Trump is hitler.
      have a nice day for supporting him.
      He massacred 6 million of us

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Trump is god.
      He can do no wrong he is the best

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        How dare you take YHVH’s name in vain.
        Trump is a demented warmongering dictator that killed 6 million of my people by flooding the streets of my home town with Palestinians that are currently genociding more of my people.
        You will burn in hell for your sins
        Jesus is fake

  172. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Crisis of competence.
    You should be worried about the other sectors this will happen in.

  173. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The game industry isn't dying fast enough. The "modern" world is absolute shit.

    Down with sanitized, politicized, corporatized, DEIzed, money milking games.

  174. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAH
    wtf does that have to do with microsoft
    its fricking playstation that doesnt sell and doesnt sell games, stop believing sonys numbers
    MAYBE SQUARE SHOULD STOP BEING moronic AND NOT MAKE YOUR MAIN SAGA EXCLUSIVE TO A CONSOLE NOBODY WANTS

  175. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    GET WOKE GO BROKE!
    i hope other Japanese companies see this and stop censoring their games for the western pigs.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Nips are moronic though so they will see this and double down on it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This so much this.
        Its laughable how the morons at whatever the studio behind Censolar Blade is defended the censoring of the game
        >iT wAs aLwAyS pLaNeD tO lOok LiKe tHiS

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's pretty clear snoy paid for some exclusivity on that, they can't complain about or acknowledge SIE censorship.

  176. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Jews won
    Gamers lost
    Deal wifh it

  177. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >jews won
    jews are in the process of losing everything they had because they couldn't shut the frick up and stop gloating all the time. israelites are going to be expelled from the holy land AGAIN.

  178. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't it crazy how 90% of zoomers have nothing but iphone but yet pc is the only thing that keeps gamedev industry afloat?

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