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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't happen.
    But I wish it did.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well, Starfield is filling the "ET landfill" checkbox at least.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      before it was magic the gathering cards

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Qrd?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          wizards physical sales went down by a lot because of various reasons that wizards wasnt selling enough cards.
          rather than reducing the price of the cards to attract more people or make them cheaper in general they put them in landfills and burned then outright.
          reducing the price would have made people accustomed to lower prices and they would not be comfortable buying mtg packs at expensive prices anymore.
          during that time it also came out that on average to produce a booster pack, not including shipping costs them about 3 cents.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This. WotC being greedy idiots would rather destroy cards than sell it for cheaper.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >mtg booster can be anywhere from 5$ to 50$ depending on edition
            >it literally only costs them a few pennies to make
            jesus fricking christ.
            how longnose can wizards be?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              First time? They're the main reason why I hated seeing BG3 be successful.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i never played physical mtg
                its why im surprised people are willing to pay those prices. i only play xmage

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Lmao frick them.

            What kind of mentally moronic coksucking imbecile moron buys fricking booster packs instead of pirating jpgs and printing them lmao? jk jk, who the frick plays physical mgt when manalink/shandalar exists lol.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              https://github.com/magefree/mage

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Reminder that Wizards killed Android Netrunner because it was getting too popular.
            I will never forgive them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when the world needed him the most... he returned

      the 83 crash wasn't caused by ET and pacman

      It was caused by Shareholder Scare due to decade predictions and a shitty system where the company would take all the damage for profits

      9 years old video, but it explains how this shit is repeating again.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Also Atari paid a frickcload of money to get the ET rights and all that money didn't had return

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sure but ET is still basically just associated with the crash now, people will post it as a way of mocking the current crash (i.e shit games and bloat)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Unironically we already had internal predictions not only for gaming but Entertainment in general going to shit thanks to Blackrock+Vanguard ESG shit powered by WEF, that everyone is selling or removing their shares into something else.
          It may take 2 or 3 years but all will take is a giant bomb for everything go down asap.

          Which may come from disney since all of the MCU shit is coming out this year

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But I bought a copy of ET encrusted in cement

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        good video, thanks for linking it. popular games fricking over companies makes sense and we're living in that scenario right now as aaa collapses.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          All started with World of Warcraft back in 2004
          In fact many minor crashes happened leading even to the death of a few genres like WW2 shooters and so on.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I legitimately blame WoW for a lot of what's wrong with the current industry. The default AAA template has a lot in common with WoW's game design choices. The modern open world game with RPG elements is strikingly similar to a single player WoW. Instead of making MMOs because the market for them crashed, they repackaged them to sell to normalgays instead and gave them skinner boxes to play around in with color coded loot, rpg elements, side quests with ! and ? on the map, talents, and crafting in an open world.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Mobile games did more damage to the industry than MMOs ever could've dreamed.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                LOL no mobile games are saving the industry. F2P mobile asian games shit all over AAA crap.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >gameplay? no but there are cute girls you can gamble real money to look at!
                Get the frick off my board, cancer.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                kys yesterday

                Nice "riveting gameplay", anon.

                >muh gameplay

                LMAO of course. No Blizzard game in like 20 years had good gameplay.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah and your """""game""""" has no gameplay at all. What's your point here?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                kys yesterday

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nice "riveting gameplay", anon.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                What was this game called Blue Reflection or some shit (but that comes up as a PS4 game)?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Hina Archive

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                it's called touhou, those are remilia scarlet and sakuya izayoi

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Not really, most of those MTX practices were made popular by EA. So you can blame Peter Moore, the guy responsible for the success of the Xbox 360. That man was based but he also ruined in the entire industry.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm sure those mobile games were raking in billions not because they've formulated and perfected the human feedback loop of want and receiving. MMOs experimented heavily on that but they were never as honed as when mobile games entered the industry proper.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                MMOs were the precursor and companies learned to exploit consumers because of them but regular games were infected fairly quickly as well. This interview with Peter Moore from 2012 is very good, he's very candid about the industry and he basically called everything that was going to happen in gaming right now back in 2012.
                https://www.wired.com/2012/10/peter-moore-interview/

                Moore had a good grasp on the industry, that's why the 360 did well under him and fell apart when he left.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Mobile games's emergence was already on the up and up during that time. Moore only read the trend on where it was going. Angry birds was already a thing. League of Legends perfecting the freemium model was already a thing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, it was precipitated by the rise of Facebook games, which also took inspiration from being MMO designs and other older games like Neopets. But Moore does have some good insight about the entire industry and not just mobile
                >Wired: As bigger-budget games become more expensive, what happens to them?
                >Moore: We've already seen what's happened: The higher-end games that land, land well. Everything else just falls off the cliff. If you think about the industry today, I don't know what they exact numbers are, but the top 20 games globally probably deliver 80 percent of the revenue. Anything that doesn't hit that top 20 or 25 finds it very difficult to justify itself, its existence, and you kind of wonder why you did it.
                >The big games are getting bigger, but then there's a chasm to the next level. It used to be you could sit nicely in the middle, and have a cost-effective game that did okay and kept developers in work, and you do a sequel to it. Those days are behind us. The big are getting bigger: Call of Dutys, Battlefields you look at the charts, things like Red Dead Redemption.... We deliver usually about half a dozen of those that sit in the top 20.
                >If you look at what we needed to do, we put up big bets and now we have more marketing money to put behind our top-quality games. And we just don't work in that middle tier anymore because we moved our resources to the Facebook platform, the mobile phone platform and pushing people back to PC. That's where those people have gone.

                This part is fairly insightful too
                >The deeper you get in the back end of the generation, the less that a new IP is going to work. You start saving up your creative bullets for when you think the next generation of hardware is going to come along. So you start thinking in those terms. It's very difficult, if not impossible – I can't think of new IP that launches five or six years into a generation of gaming hardware that is successful. It's just not the time to do it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Bur Moore failed to predict the rise of live service games. He always thought it was going to keep getting bigger and to succeed you must keep getting bigger. Live service games disproved that but brought about a new kind of hell he didn't see coming.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > He always thought it was going to keep getting bigger and to succeed you must keep getting bigger. Live service games disproved that but brought about a new kind of hell he didn't see coming.
                We've actually seen that same scenario happen with live service games. Occasionally something cheaper sneaks in but in general, the production values required to make one keep increasing in the same way it happened for MMORPGs. You could make a Tibia or Runescape and do well before WoW came out, after WoW you needed to throw a lot more money into your game for it to stand a chance and live service is fairly similar.

                The core issue is always going to be that the players time is finite, they can't play 4 or 5 live service games unless they're a NEET. So you need to do something to grab their attention and lure them away from the ones that they're already investing their time in and that's easier said than done due to sunk cost. Some companies use their massive budget to do that, others use sex appeal, and very rarely you get a game that does it by being unique, innovative, and fun and making people want to play it.

                >But Moore failed to predict the rise of live service games
                I wonder if he thought more companies would go the route that he did, where they could get away with selling the same game over again every year like FIFA, Madden, and CoD do.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Even innovative games get left in the dirt. It really just does seem like luck at the end of the day.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >The core issue is always going to be that the players time is finite
                This is why modern mobile games have become the driver of live service models. They’re cheap to make and are designed so that your monetary investment and time investment can be as much or as little as you want it to be. Sure you can whale like a motherfricker and grind your face off for hours, but you can also not spend a cent and play 5 minutes a day.

                Every modern gacha game is like this.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's genius when you think about it. They occupy the players time while they're doing things when they can't play normal vidya like when taking a shit, eating, or waiting in the dentists office or something. So even when players have a different game to play, the mobile games still manage to keep players logging in every day. Then when they're bored of the other game they can come back and grind their asses off if they choose to do so.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty much. Moving forward every live service that isn’t a mobile game or charging a sub is operating on a tiny profit margin if they’re even in the black at all.
                Why operate continuously at AAA game dev costs just to make content no one likes in Destiny 2 that puts people off because of the huge personal investment? Especially when some asiatics can just put their most popular character from Blue Archive in a one piece swimsuit and make a bajilion dollars because it’s the most accessible game imaginable?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Ah yes, such independent studios as Valve and Tencent. Cmon, he has a point but writes absolute cringe at the same time.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Damn, he perceptive

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                it's all the same slippery slope. WoW get the snowball in motion. it's rolling down through gacha and microtransactions, it's going to become huge and smash the industry with large impact.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        correct.
        it was caused by Americans

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >it was caused by j*wish bankers
          ftfy

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, Americans.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >European banking system
              >European israelites
              >European ideology
              >European sensibilities

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Everything about the ET game represents all the horrible business practices of the time that caused the crash.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So, this was a physical games problem and a new upcoming start up for the western market (nintendo) showed up when most of the companies were bleeding money on various investments while also scaring stock holders with less than projected yearly revenue. I don't think you can find a new company that can save video games and make them fun and new again, like before. This is going to keep like this until no one really buys video games anymore except for streamers and journalists.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          except instead of being a fad that actually risked being forgotten, video games are now a industry and cultural pillar, they'll never go away. the shift will provbably be from the producer part and not the consumer part, since consumers can easily make simple and cheap games smash hits (see indie shit like palworld and lethal company, but more traditional games like cuphead or ultrakill also come to mind).

          basically this whole "crash" will be cleaning off the AAA dinosaurs who can't make a game for shit without spending millions in budget and the smaller / more versatile devs like indie publishers or fromsotf, or rising publishers liek neowiz and larian will take their place as their production is either actually contained and sustainable, or can actually justify their budget with high quality, or never had that kind of problem to begin with

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >basedtuber video essay
        kys

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >reee the industry is fine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >retailers ordering a bit too many games and then having to discount some of them caused videogame revenue to drop 97%

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        1983 also had an stock market collapse

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >bla bla bla
        Shut up, ET caused the crash.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >The brainlet response
          No

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There was allegedly 3~4 times more E.T. carts made than all existing Atari consoles manufactured and sold at that time, people were really expected to buy a new 2600 just to plat it - how the frick is that supposed to be a non-factor, when that prediction missing hard was a fatal blow to Atari?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think the difference is that Starfield actually sold well. Whether that means it actually made a profit or not might be another indictment on the gaming industry, but ET's biggest issue is that everyone returned it, so it's net sales were relatively low. By contrast I've noticed people have only more recently turned against Starfield, and on release it was seen as just another Bethesda game as opposed to an emblem of why that studio is terrible (It's been terrible since Fallout 3)

      Didn't the Chinese laws ruin Gacha? I'm waiting for those games to start dropping like flies.

      Briefly, but the government saw the revenue impacts it would have and walked the measures back. Not all of them, but enough of them to the point where chinkshit gacha is still a viable business option, sadly. Turns out the Chinese Communists are ruthless capitalists after all, who knew.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd argue oblivion was terrible

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I thought Oblivion was... okay. Definitely a step down from Morrowind and not as good as it could've been but the game itself is relatively inoffensive. The main game is solid, the quests and skills give you a lot of room to experiment (As long as you're willing to not cheese the system) but is largely held back by the terrible level scaling. But the expansions actually manage to be pretty good, IMO. But Fallout 3 shows exactly how awful and lazy Bethesda can and are willing to be, and it's become emblematic of every future Bethesda game since. Terrible gunplay even for the time, even now Bethesda games lack basic mechanics partial reloads. A horrible and extremely slow opening sequence making replaying the game a chore. A story that feels like it was written by morons, for morons. I could go on, but I cite Fallout 3 specifically because you'll notice that each of these flaws are replicated almost to a T in every Bethesda game since. Oblivion had some of them, but not nearly as many.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I think the difference is that Starfield actually sold well
        In all fairness it was gamepass day 1, we don't have sales figures we have playercounts. We have no idea if starfield met projections

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Things like gamepass are part of the problem. Disney+ and all those other streaming services are hemmorhaging money because fricking obviously paying 15 bux a month for everything doesn't make as much money as paying 60 bucks for every new thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This, but add YouTube, Twitch and the other big on-demand video delivering sites. Pretty much every streaming site is starting to feel that their ads aren't compensating for their product being either cheap or free, and some of the big ones (like YouTube) have already started gatekeeping to maximize profits as much as they can. The hard reality is that game streaming, live streaming and other video streaming is just not economically justifiable unless you're willing to charge the consumer WAY more than they currently are.

            Moving 24 frames (at least) of video per second to a billion users is expensive.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The problem is modern AAA publishers consistently conflate retail with player expenditure with live services (Gamepass) and use that to manipulate sales reports. ActBlizz is notorious for this, often mixing up sell-through #s with total sales. Lots of smoke and mirrors

        Unironically we already had internal predictions not only for gaming but Entertainment in general going to shit thanks to Blackrock+Vanguard ESG shit powered by WEF, that everyone is selling or removing their shares into something else.
        It may take 2 or 3 years but all will take is a giant bomb for everything go down asap.

        Which may come from disney since all of the MCU shit is coming out this year

        There is no crash, everything is fine. ATH's. Keep your money in the markets please. Pretty pretty please.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I think the difference is that Starfield actually sold well. Whether that means it actually made a profit or not
        I think it underperformed massively and the only reason it doesn't affect Bethesda (yet) is that retailers trusted them blindly and bought lots of copies to sell to store customers. Walmart are getting rid of their copies (destroying them) so clearly retail bought a LOT more than were (or going to be) sold. think about what that means for future games. retailers aren't going to wander into the same situation a second time. the next big game, especially if it's related to Microsoft or Xbox in any way, isn't going to get all those "pre-sales". stores aren't going to stock massive amounts and I think it's underappreciated how many game copies are still being sold physically (even though what's being sold is just a download code in disguise).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unfortunately we won’t be having fun like that anymore. Digital sales have killed that dream

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Too bad it costs 0 dollars in digital distribution vs actually making physical game copies and the covers for them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can't wait for Scott the Woz or whoever is the new JonTron rip-off to make a terrible movie about this with a special appearance of a old decrepit retired Todd Howard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when the world needed him the most... he returned

      How appropriate, I just watched the AVGN movie the other day, and the day after I turned on to TV to a jeopardy type show and there was a guy wearing an E.T. shirt in it, the universe must be trying to tell me something

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when the world needed him the most... he returned

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >happened 40 years later
      Poetry, I kneel

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Post YFW

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      MORE. I WANT MORE WOKETARD SUFFERING! I HOPE THEY ALL KILL THEMSELVES! AHAHAHAHAA!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Blacks are more likely to riot than kill them self

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      Anonymous

      >MFW watching the same OP posts every single day
      >Oh boy another doomsaying post about how the industry is dead for real this time
      >Oh the thread talking about the layoffs, it's quickly degenerated into celebrating it because "MUH TRANNIEZ".

      I'm not expecting Ganker to become a magically tolerant liberal board, I just expect them to GIVE A SHIT in their posting. Christ you don't have to be a fricking mouth breathing moron to post on Ganker or say slurs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A bit of the pot calling the kettle black there

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I do give a shit which is why I'm celebrating the amputation of gangrenous limbs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I go into threads I know are obviously rehashed bait threads
        >wow people are saying stuff I hate and shitposting
        You ever considered it's not us and it's more that you're a moron and a tremendous pussy?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You know every single person here save the 3 or 4 wienersucking trannies from your troony discord want to see you and your SJW friends go destitute, fail to make a livehood out of sucking wieners for a penny, and dinally hang your stupid self in the most humilliating and ridiculous way possible, right?
        And you come here to shill and subject yourself to these insults for free lmao. Maybe they were right when they told you you were moronic and would never amount to anything?

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        Anonymous

        >_<

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        Anonymous

        >__<

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      Anonymous

      >Post YFW
      Pic related. Like 90 percent of the games I play in any given year are indie games, so none of this shit affecting bloated AAA companies affects me.

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      Anonymous

      Buzz is me.
      Kevin is woke incompetent devs.

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      Anonymous

      There are zero reasons to buy a new game these days. Maybe an indie-level game if catches your eye and looks charming but actually purchasing a new, big developer title on a whim will just lead to disappointment unless you're already an established fan.

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      Anonymous

      It shouldn't have ended like this! THE CHUDS ARE CHUDDING! STOP THEM!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I am actually enjoying watching all those subhumans getting fricked lmao.

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  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't the Chinese laws ruin Gacha? I'm waiting for those games to start dropping like flies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That was unfortunately only a draft. I don't believe it made it in

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think the difference is that Starfield actually sold well. Whether that means it actually made a profit or not might be another indictment on the gaming industry, but ET's biggest issue is that everyone returned it, so it's net sales were relatively low. By contrast I've noticed people have only more recently turned against Starfield, and on release it was seen as just another Bethesda game as opposed to an emblem of why that studio is terrible (It's been terrible since Fallout 3)

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        Briefly, but the government saw the revenue impacts it would have and walked the measures back. Not all of them, but enough of them to the point where chinkshit gacha is still a viable business option, sadly. Turns out the Chinese Communists are ruthless capitalists after all, who knew.

        That's a shame, really wish Gacha gaming just dies, hate to see a good studio like Project Moon just go to waste for easy money

        Why are people so reactionary and never follow up on "news" stories? That whole thing was a sham. Nothing happened.

        I don't follow Gacha news

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think the difference is that Starfield actually sold well. Whether that means it actually made a profit or not might be another indictment on the gaming industry, but ET's biggest issue is that everyone returned it, so it's net sales were relatively low. By contrast I've noticed people have only more recently turned against Starfield, and on release it was seen as just another Bethesda game as opposed to an emblem of why that studio is terrible (It's been terrible since Fallout 3)

          [...]
          Briefly, but the government saw the revenue impacts it would have and walked the measures back. Not all of them, but enough of them to the point where chinkshit gacha is still a viable business option, sadly. Turns out the Chinese Communists are ruthless capitalists after all, who knew.

          Didn't the Chinese laws ruin Gacha? I'm waiting for those games to start dropping like flies.

          >westoid troons raging over gacha-kino
          KEK
          Your whole industry will crash and burn while gacha dominates thanks to whales with good taste.
          Enjoy your mass market slop while it lasts

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Gachakino
            lol I've never seen a gacha game with actual gameplay. keep deluding yourself

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >gameplay-troon in the wild
              yeah it's "gameplay" when you fight the same boss 100,000 times in MH ROFL

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      Anonymous

      Why are people so reactionary and never follow up on "news" stories? That whole thing was a sham. Nothing happened.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.reuters.com/technology/china-regulator-removes-draft-video-game-rules-website-shares-jump-2024-01-23/

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Death to AAA.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want to see triple that number by the end of the day.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Keep bringing the axe down until games are no longer gay.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2024, the year shit actually happens.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    God, Palworld couldn't have come at a better time. AAA gaming crash leading the way to a wave of new indie leaders.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What website do you think you’re on? I’ll give you a hint, it’s NOT where the narwhal bacons.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For all we know, this is the percentage that wasn't diversity hires.

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    Anonymous

    use the catalog, you twitter homosexual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker isn't /vg/ moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do you get two thread open below each other like that?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go woke, go broke~~

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, hope those ESG loans were worth destroying the entire industry for.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >sony moving away from consoles
    >microsoft hollowing it's gaming arm out
    >nintendo getting JUSTed by Palworld

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >nintendo getting JUSTed by Palworld
      don't worry anon... they aren't bankrupt yet

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You aren't getting another crash and anyone who actually understand why would agree.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I literally don't care about game developers except Japanese ones

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's clear that Nintendo is doing something right.
    You don't need expensive graphics to make/sell a game. You just need strong IP.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >strong IP.
      Only gets you so far if all you're doing is cashing in on the good will built up from decades. Pokemon being so shit the last few generations is why palworld is blowing up. The market was always there, Pokemon Go should have told them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It's clear that Nintendo is doing something right.
      Suing literal who's that make them look bad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >sony moving away from consoles
        >microsoft hollowing it's gaming arm out
        >nintendo getting JUSTed by Palworld

        You're mixing up Nintendo and GameFreak

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Video games peaked in the PS2-era because they were the right mix of "devs are now experienced enough to know how to make some really good shit" while also being in the "making a game isn't a massive fricking time/money sink that requires $300 million, 5000 employees, and 5 years to make". These days with the advent of super high specs, instead of having devs use new tools to make development easier, most AAA devs are instead spending a frickton of time on making sure you can see every skin pore on some random npcs model or trying to represent every single minority under the sun instead of making an actual fricking video game
      Of course realistically I imagine it's moreso just because of AI and nothing significant is going to end up happening other than AAA stuff becoming even worse because all the dumb fricks in charge are still in charge

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Halo at some point was a decent IP. Same with blizzard catalogue. Maybe what you need is avoid hiring "filler" workers and stop your talented ones from leaving you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Or you could just hire new talented people, just a thought

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, of course.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why hire talented people when you can hire ten pajeets for half the salary?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            For the sake of long term success for your studio

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Pajeetfield

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft is the only one cannibalizing itself
    >The only platform and company people give no shits about when it comes to video games.
    >Gaming crash
    No this is just Microsoft doing what they do best. Fail it's dwindling player base.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let me know whe Alana Mcbreasts gets fired from Sony, then I will they have worked through the worthless woke trash completely and into the worthless woke prostitutes. I will chuckle when she has to move back to Straya

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >westoid garbage dying
    Lmao who fricking cares?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I care because I enjoy watching them get what they deserve, why don't you?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    will we finally be getting some games without gays and Black folk?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe in 5 years.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thank god, they need to clear house after the absolute trash they've been pumping out. Not that they're ever going to improve but I hate modern shitty game developers so I like to hear that they're suffering.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The timing is odd
    Don't a bunch of companies end their fiscal years in May?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dumb money is tapping out, blood in the streets soon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      homie layoffs ALWAYS come after a merger/acquisition. There are a ton of redundant positions now at Blizzard-Activision since they're now integrated into Microsoft. It takes time to sort through all the redundant employees to figure out who is worth keeping around, who can be moved to a different position, and who they can cut. So the layoffs typically follow 1-2 quarters after the merger, sometimes a whole fiscal year later, but there's always a reckoning where the fat gets trimmed off.

      Only two people in this thread who show a shred of intelligence.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Ganker
        >intelligence
        pick one

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ? The timing is right on schedule anon. It's no longer december so they don't get bombarded with bad PR for shitcanning these useless fricked during le holiday season

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >nooooooo! so many unemployed devs!!!
    with how bad 2023 was for released games, are the woketards really that surprised?

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't give a shit, I have already enough pending games to play for many years to come

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >video games are dying
    Good, they've been shit for the past decade+. We have enough games to play for the rest of our lifetimes as is.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ACCELERADO

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically a good thing. If you're not indie devving you're fricking moronic. You chose to stake your livelihood on a well-known burning trash heap and you deserve to reap the rewards of aligning yourself with a mismanaged and horribly shortsighted industry for convenience's sake.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this is so sad
    >Siri play gayBlack folk from outer space

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    and all that will remain are gacha and survival crafting slop.
    Ganker will be happy and celebrate

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't help but notice all these layoffs seems to be in American companies and not Japanese ones.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nips will actually give people jobs to watch paint dry to avoid laying people off because they're socialists, then it become your problem if you want to have a nice day

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's mostly because of American fiscal policy. High inflation lead to the central bank and the financial reserve hiking interest rates, meaning companies that had an expansionary business model supported by cheap debt suddenly suffered massive contractions. This is also why there was a large layoff in the tech industry last year.

      By contrast Japanese monetary policy hasn't changed to nearly the same degree. LACK of Japanese fiscal policy changes has actually caused the Yen to depreciate compared with the dollar, dropping from about $1=100 yen to an at time of writing $1=147 yen. Their expansionist monetary policy has stayed in place, so their currency devalued by almost 50% in the past 4 years. The argument that Japanese companies aren't producing games that bomb just isn't compelling enough to me. Plenty of American games are doing well, and plenty of Japanese games are flopping. Forespoken was a high profile Square Enix disaster, just to name one example. Monetary policy is driving these changes, not individual firm performance.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let's rejoice and celebrate the downfall. Frick the journos, frick the devs, frick the artists and the vas. Hope that the crash will reset the industry back to fun stuff and less pretentious wannabe art.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Industry will just decide to push massive corner cutting with terrible monetization schemes to maximize profit. I can't wait for the next 15 survival clone games that spawn in the next 10 years.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The tech industry is well aware that a catastrophic recession is coming, astronomically worse than 2008, dotcom or the 70s. They are preemptively trimming fat to stave off the investor panic when it finally comes.

    Prepare yourselves as well, Ganker. It's going to get bad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I work in foreclosure. You mean it's going to get GOOD

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I got a decent paying job and I'm unlikely to get fired because its not entertainment homosexualry and actually rather vital.
        This better make housing cheaper. I want to buy an appartment.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Feels weird seeing these threads crying out that there is a 'gaming crash' coming when it's an 'everything crash'.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's about time, we need a market crash

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    More like cutting off massive amounts of fat.
    That's what I hope, at least.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whos gonna replace them?
    Rashnesh soft?
    麦长迪克?
    No these diversity hires will be shitting out even more games

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Gaming Crash is here
    No it's not. Gaming is making more money than ever before. Enjoy your endless amounts of trash

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let's be perfectly honest, it was probably just code monkeys and stay at homes hired in the pandemic
    Sounds rude but it's not surprising

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most people employed by tech companies are not tech workers, they're talky sales and support types.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Marketing,"diversity",HR,QA and other shit like that with some major designers here and there for projects that are during last period of production but thats it. Tech companies started to hire moronic amount of people during pandemic plus shit economy and outsourcing being easier and better than ever doesnt bode well for western devs. More and more games will be designed by western designers but actual assets and shit by pajeets.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how many of the women posting about being laid off are going to turn to onlyfans or are already on it?
    any autismites ready to do the needful and correlate accounts across twatter and onlyfans?
    itll corroborate the supposition that women turn to prostitution during hard times especially considering it's post pandemic mode, there are 3.5 wars total (considering the middle eastern countries are skirmishing with each other) going on with another possible 1 starting with china

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    more like western gaming crash.
    japan will thrive now and be free of the polution that is western woke garbage

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the original gaming crash was already western

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sadly they just seem to be devoted to gachashit and remakes now, still better than western wokeslop though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Sadly they just seem to be devoted to gachashit
        More of them need to go the Cygames route and use that gacha money to develop real games for consoles/PC.
        Or at least make some decent anime.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cygames only did that because GBF doesn’t make nearly as much as it used to. It’s designed like and old gacha and people don’t want that anymore.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Cygames is making bank with the horsepussy gacha, they are not moving away from mobile

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              And Uma Masume isn’t designed like GBF either.
              Grubble requires an insane time investment.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >AAA gaming purge has begun
    >Mfw

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I told my employees; if you're not working on a project like palworld then you're a waste of resources. Pack your shit

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gonna be a comfy year

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Diversity hires are
    >Useless
    >Make the actual productive workers uncomfortable
    This is why a lot of indies are a success now, those who are worth it may as well just try some minor game

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking finally.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >palworld
    This is why your games are still immature

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    BRING IT DOWN
    BRING IT DOWN
    BRING IT DOWN

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every single company and dev could be annihilated overnight and the industry would rebound instantly because people fricking love video games and there would be billions of dollars on the table for whoever could race to fill the void. None of this news is meaningful to players, it's only for business dudes or devs worried about their jobs. Games aren't going anywhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We've seen flop after flop lately proving you wrong but it's pointless to argue with demoralized people, the process is complete and irreversible.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What do games flopping have to do with what I said? Games flop, studios go under, companies fail, people get fired. It's still going to be a multibillion dollar industry because people want the product. It may shrink, sure. Sometimes line goes up, sometimes line goes down. Give me your worst-case scenario.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You said this won't matter to the players but if wokeslop keeps flopping we will get better games.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't mean the effects would be 100% invisible to players I meant it won't feel like a "crash" from their perspective, like oh noo video games are in trouble guys

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the game industry will continue on even if AAA shithole studios 41% themselves
        >OH MY SCIENCE YOU'RE DEMORALIZED!
        Fricking moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        westoid AAA garbage is dying but you dont see the same trend when it comes to japanese games or indies.
        as a matter of fact gaming for me has been better than it has been for quite a few years. Black person and troony games from amerishart corporations flopping is just the cherry on top.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Japanese games lives in a Bubble on which the morons of the old guard are about to take the flak hard
          Capcom and SE being the one who started this is Ironical.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nah.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        gaming is raking in 200+billion a year, anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that's , like , half an Avengers film's budget

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      When the Great Reset (of vidya) happens, we have to make sure we dictate the tabula rasa moving forward.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >t. 10,000 hours in WoW, XIV, and singleplayer MMOs like DD
        rofl

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Reset everything back to 1990's PC Gaming standards.
        Kill MMO subscription
        Have Multiplayer being a main part
        Embrace modding
        And force everyone to learn even the basic of C language, since all of that is gone.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >And force everyone to learn even the basic of C language, since all of that is gone.
          The only time I ever saw a bunch of underagedgays actually learn to code is when internet web games were still a thing. If we manage to bring back that culture, people will start to want to make their own games as well.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anon back in the 90's everyone at schools or even at home the moment they got a pc had a book of C
            Even Photoshop and 3DS Bibles used to sell a lot
            I still have mine here.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I'm trying to say that motivation is more important. It's why I'm always asking for Ganker to make their own games.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I, for one, will be programming in Jai.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Many gamedevs we see now started thanks to fricking commodore and amiga coming with programmer books.
            many hacking groups started as that too

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deserved, frick these woke mongrels ruining my niche hobby.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >GUYS THE INDUSTRY IS DYING THIS TIME
    >I MEAN IT FOR REAL, LOOK AT THE LAYOFFS!
    >THE TRANNIES ARE OUT OF BLIZZARD GUYS

    >GUYS PLEASE I WANT MY DOOMSAYING TO BE CORRECT FOR ONCE!

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Former employees can just go indie, I don't really see a terrible issue
    They've got their pcs, they've got their skills, good luck for them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >they've got their skills
      That's the problem bro. They can't do shit with their skills.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good times

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh I see so they're blaming this shitty system falling apart on some unnamed and nebulous financial terrorists?
      Frick does anybody really believe the media on anything these days?
      Just propaganda mouth pieces.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >dumb Black person sees satire article and thinks it's real
        this shit has happened way too often since 2016

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Zamn, I didn't realize that shitposting on a mongolian basketweaving forum was literally destroying the economy. I'll make sure to never buy Black folktone slop and to blacklist any company that affiliates itself with the glucose taste infant to crash the market faster

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >vote with wallet
      >get labeled terrorists by media outlet
      OH SAY CAN YOU SEEEEEEEEEE

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >western gaming

    Nobody fricking cares. I hope it all dies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ely is SEX

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >censored chinkshit
      Hopefully this will be the next thing to die.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Non-american ESL here. Is laying off the same as firing someone?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fired means you did something wrong.
        Laid off means the company can't afford to keep you on.

        Lay offs = not the employee's fault, usually company restructuring itself
        Firing = employee's fault, whether it's severely underperforming or violating the ethics of the workspace.

        "lay off" is a term invented to make companies look better when firing mass amounts of staff. They try and define it differently as no-fault but it's the same fricking thing

        Damn. Thanks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fired means you did something wrong.
      Laid off means the company can't afford to keep you on.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lay offs = not the employee's fault, usually company restructuring itself
      Firing = employee's fault, whether it's severely underperforming or violating the ethics of the workspace.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      "lay off" is a term invented to make companies look better when firing mass amounts of staff. They try and define it differently as no-fault but it's the same fricking thing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        definitely not the same thing when your next job calls your previous job and wants to know if you were laid off vs. fired

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How does it read when your next job calls your previous job and they say, "Yeah when we had lay-offs he wasn't worth keeping around"?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            if you're a pol troony: the boss is israeli
            if you're an actual troony: you get what you fricking deserve

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Fine? You say upfront you got cut in the restructuring, you do have marketable and in-demand skills, don't you, anon?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They don't do that dude. Got fired companies never ask about it because it doesn't even matter.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thank frick it’s about time

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of woketards will suffer and die in poverty

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >60% of 2023's layoffs in one (1) month
    CRASHING THIS PLANE

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I were console-makers, publishers, and developers, I'd send the bills for the losses to Larry Fink, Anita Sarkeesian, and all the other fricks who told them that their customers will be ok with their woke agenda, deliberate ugliness, and race-grifting.

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's not enough yet. I want them to completely gut blizzard

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is merely the market correcting inefficiencies, remember all those non-jobs that problem hair feminists were bragging about on the internet?
    Gaming companies with rational structures and that create actual value for gamers will prevail.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Play nothing but indie, AA, niche strategy games
    Everything looks great over here

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LETS FRICKING GOOOOO
    CRASH
    CRASH
    CRASH

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"Don't worry, bro! The game-buying market will respect you for having more honest depictions of women and diversity, and your sales will increase!"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      right looks fricking obnoxious and i genuinely prefer left
      too bad the 3d doesnt look nearly as good as that drawing though

      the japs can be alright and have many designs i love but i fricking HATE THOSE PUFFY HATS
      THOSE LITTLE SMALL QUIRKY HATS TILTED ON THE SIDE OF SOMEONE HEAD CAN GO SUCK THEIR OWN DICK TOO

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "Tech jobs" are not real jobs. My butthole friend works for Microsoft and he thought sitting on his ass "working" remotely was his inalienable right... they made him go in 3 days a week and he said that was ridiculous. I hope all of these homosexuals get laid off and replaced by AI. Bust your ass doing real work like the rest of us you pansies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Bust your ass doing real work like the rest of us you pansies
      No. Buzz buzz!

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the diversity hires deserved it

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >the Biden economy is bo-Ack!!

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Western market is crashing

    post your sad face

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      Anonymous

      market is crashing
      >the year is 2025
      >GTA 6 is such a comically big release that it gives a boost to both PS and Xbox keeping the AAA hype alive

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >please please please GTA6 save us please

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i mean,yeah.Look at future releases,Naughty Dog is going to take awhile after their Gaas disaster,Elder Scrolls will miss this gen.Insomniac already blew their load this gen.
          All AAA hope rests on Rockstar's lap

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >>GTA 6 is such a comically big release that it gives a boost to both PS and Xbox keeping the AAA hype alive
        This unless something truly catastrophic happens that affects GTA6's release

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mfw all my AA middle market weebshit devs are free from all this bullshit

        GTAIII was the gateway for normalgays to enter this hobby, never forget.

        >game industry massively overhires thanks to revenue boosts from covid pandemic
        >game industry has to course correct once things normalize and credit becomes less readily available

        I know the general meme/probable fact is that Ganker's average user is a high schooler but it also comes with the probable fact that they also have no meaningful memory of the usual 10 year economic cycles.
        If every midbudget publisher imploding at the start of gen 7 right before the great recession didn't kill the gaming industry, it's very likely something as democratized and diversified as the modern vidya market will never crash, even if it takes out one or two major publishers.

        Hell this isn't even linked to economic ebb and flow. A giant ass acquisition just happened, no shit a lot of people are gonna be laid off, to say nothing of the vidya industry's usual "ship the game, fire everyone" shtick

        Also this.(sadly)

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        Anonymous

        I always forget Kamala is the fricking VP, she literally has ZERO presence

        Has she even ever been together with biden in an appearance once??

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't be surprised if a new VP is selected for Biden. Getting the feeling she has been an absolute bust behind the scenes after her disappearance in the media after 2021.

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      Boco

      I hope Valve is next.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Does valve even have employees anymore and if so what the frick do they even work on?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They do whatever the frick they want all day. Because they can sit on their fat asses while the store makes them money.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        valve business model is a pretty efficient.

        They don't have that many employees and make 30% of everything that is sold on steam.

        Then they have other revenue sources like CSGO packs and Steam deck.

        Nintendo and Steam will be the last men standing if the market goes breasts up.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not reading that. Use paragraphs, moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Made a billion from CS cases alone
        I think they're doing alright

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I hope Valve is next.
        Valve isn't a public company so they don't give a shit about quarterly profits being X% higher or what ever else moronic ex-McKinsey MBA's do at other companies.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that’s not happening

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      >Post YFW

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      Anonymous

      >mfw AAA westernslop is finally starting to crash
      >mfw when librul troons are finally getting the -ACK
      God it feels so good to only play nip and indie games.

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  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I CALL UPON THE NAMES OF THE FORBIDDEN ONES:
    ATARI
    COLECO
    HUDSON
    3DO
    SEEEEEGAAAAA

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >game industry massively overhires thanks to revenue boosts from covid pandemic
    >game industry has to course correct once things normalize and credit becomes less readily available

    I know the general meme/probable fact is that Ganker's average user is a high schooler but it also comes with the probable fact that they also have no meaningful memory of the usual 10 year economic cycles.
    If every midbudget publisher imploding at the start of gen 7 right before the great recession didn't kill the gaming industry, it's very likely something as democratized and diversified as the modern vidya market will never crash, even if it takes out one or two major publishers.

    Hell this isn't even linked to economic ebb and flow. A giant ass acquisition just happened, no shit a lot of people are gonna be laid off, to say nothing of the vidya industry's usual "ship the game, fire everyone" shtick

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh no not the diversity hireirnos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A fricking AI came shit out 1,000 new character ideas in one day. All you need is Unreal engine and a basic idea of what kind of game you want. And there are Unreal speed-builders that can build a whole area in an hour, and God knows how fast they can work to build a world map.

      They need to re-evaluate the structure of gaming companies if they're gonna survive. And lose the woke shit No one wants an intentionally ugly game with black people shoved down our frickign throats in every last thing. Even black people prefer black-free Japanese anime over anything western that directly panders to them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Even black people prefer black-free Japanese anime over anything western that directly panders to them.
        The irony is that it doesn't even pander to them, it's still made by and for middle-class white people.

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"THE VIDYA CRASH IS REALLY HAPPENING THIS TIME!" says increasingly jaded and depressed Gankerirgins for the 250th time

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Or How I Learned You Can No Longer Spend 500 Million on Slop and Expect It to Succeed on Name Alone

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is no "Crash" just useless bullshit jobs getting automated.

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This doesn't portend a cash it's a sign of healing. The gaming industry has become insanely bloated and cutting it all away was always going to happen eventually.

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just like the original, it only affects America but they'll pretend it was a global thing.

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no more money for libtards and globohomosexual agenda
    Nature is healing

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing will change.

  79. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homie layoffs ALWAYS come after a merger/acquisition. There are a ton of redundant positions now at Blizzard-Activision since they're now integrated into Microsoft. It takes time to sort through all the redundant employees to figure out who is worth keeping around, who can be moved to a different position, and who they can cut. So the layoffs typically follow 1-2 quarters after the merger, sometimes a whole fiscal year later, but there's always a reckoning where the fat gets trimmed off.

  80. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOOOOOO NOT MY HECKIN' FRIEND-- I MEAN THE POOR DEVS

  81. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dont worry guys
    its just covid jobs
    trust me my uncle works at nintendo

  82. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Post YFW
    AAA gaming has been filled with literal shit to the brim since trannies, homosexuals, Black folk and women took over so I couldn't care less

  83. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Gaming Crash is here
    fingers crossed

  84. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh no! All those diversity hirings.

  85. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe if they actually made some you know, video games, instead of political shitposts in interactive format they might have kept their jobs?

    Who knows?

    Look at Dragonflight and Diablo 4. You know they rushed them out the door before the merger to make it look tastier for Microsoft, only for them to be hit with the reality is that Acti-blizzard is basically run by the madhouse and all the real work is outsourced to Bangladesh.

  86. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone spend billions buying studios
    >fire all the devs first thing
    nani?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      maybe they are laying off all the "diversity" hiring so gaming can actually heal or die permanently

  87. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's fine
    AI will replace them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what is that on left

  88. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Finally, let it all burn.

  89. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tech and entertainment across the board are battening down the hatches because their investors are all slashing and burning everything because of a combination of high interest rates and the expectation among high-level shareholder think tanks and conferences that the United States federal government will collapse during the 2020s. They're hoping for a 'soft' collapse like the Soviets had but it's looking increasingly unlikely.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most people are unaware of how much decisions at a high level, ESPECIALLY finance and tech, are being made by guys who completely and wholeheartedly expect full collapse to happen soon. If you've ever wondered why people in Silicon Valley and Hollywood keep making what seem like incredibly nearsighted or bad decisions, with no long-term thought or care, it's because an increasing amount of them do not expect for there to be a 'long term' at all and are just scratching for as much as they can to invest in underground bunkers and air filtration units and iodide tablets. It begs the question: are they right to act this way? Or is this a self-fulfilling prophecy where their lack of long-term decision making is furthering the descent and, in and of itself, making any near-future catastrophe more likely?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        bro that's an article from nearly a decade ago

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's both. You don't get to their positions by leaving some things to chance.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a self fulfilling prophecy. I had started to note how everything over the past decade especially seemed like a mad and reckless dash to plunder everything possible as quickly as possible.
        Although let me offer a counter theory.

        Many of these people at the top are old and on their last days. So in my mind it is more like the looming collapse is their mortality.
        They're about to leave the party and they don't like the idea that it is going to continue without them.
        They probably don't like the idea that most people won't even fricking miss them and probably will celebrate their departure.
        So the whole thing feels like a final
        >Frick you I got mine
        Type of thing which is so characteristic of that generation.

        If I were to put it another way....you know that saying about planting trees in which who's shade you won't be around to enjoy? Well they're cutting down the tree because frick you plant your own tree.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >
          If I were to put it another way....you know that saying about planting trees in which who's shade you won't be around to enjoy? Well they're cutting down the tree because frick you plant your own tree.
          i just smoke trees nowadays

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >promoted to customer
            frick, that's good

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gankerners are largely ignorant of cultural trends since they like to shun social media posting but these kind of 'doomsday prep for richgays' companies surfaced because these gays are all permanently online(mainly on twitter) and a community in that sice called 'chart twitter' was big at the time. think of a bunch of morons posting bullshit 'le collapse' models like world3 and peak oil over and over to scare silicon valley pajeets into spending their bitcoin fortunes on solar powered apartment bunkers.

        sorry to break it to you anon but unless you start to notice it physically in your every day life like in flation, nothing ever happens. the collapse isn't gonna come save you from your shitty boring four hour life.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >think of a bunch of morons posting bullshit 'le collapse' models like world3 and peak oil over and over to scare silicon valley pajeets into spending their bitcoin fortunes on solar powered apartment bunkers
          You mean /misc/

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            same shit slightly different ideology and website

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            basically

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              every board is /misc/ now. you can thank rapeape and his clique for that.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i don't care. sorry to break it to you like this anon but /misc/ IS Ganker and i wouldn't have it any other way even if that board is an unfunny fed/NGO infested shithole and i'd rather get my kicks directly from twitter nowadays

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lol I remember in 2014 when /misc/ was hyping up ww3, then in 2015 it was REALLY gonna happen.
            and on, and on, and on, and on, and on , and on...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Gankerners are largely ignorant of cultural trends since they like to shun social media
          We are on Ganker you fricking moron, there are more threads about normalgays politics, than actual vidya

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I heckin love capitalists, such bright fellows at organizing a society.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          As opposed to?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Tech and entertainment across the board are battening down the hatches because their investors are all slashing and burning everything because of a combination of high interest rates and the expectation among high-level shareholder think tanks and conferences that the United States federal government will collapse during the 2020s. They're hoping for a 'soft' collapse like the Soviets had but it's looking increasingly unlikely.

        It's a self fulfilling prophecy. I had started to note how everything over the past decade especially seemed like a mad and reckless dash to plunder everything possible as quickly as possible.
        Although let me offer a counter theory.

        Many of these people at the top are old and on their last days. So in my mind it is more like the looming collapse is their mortality.
        They're about to leave the party and they don't like the idea that it is going to continue without them.
        They probably don't like the idea that most people won't even fricking miss them and probably will celebrate their departure.
        So the whole thing feels like a final
        >Frick you I got mine
        Type of thing which is so characteristic of that generation.

        If I were to put it another way....you know that saying about planting trees in which who's shade you won't be around to enjoy? Well they're cutting down the tree because frick you plant your own tree.

        It's not just a collapse scenario that is being prepared for. There is overwhelming sentiment that 15 years from now the entire business landscape will be completely different. That assumption also requires there be a transition from then to now, and transitionary periods are super painful.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Or is this a self-fulfilling prophecy where their lack of long-term decision making is furthering the descent and, in and of itself, making any near-future catastrophe more likely?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, they're not. A lot of them are just complete morons who somehow fail to realize that if any "collapse" does come it will be because of their actions - yet many (but not all) pretend that its somehow beyond their control all moved by forces outside their hands, when they in most cases have a large culpability for these behaviors.

        >shortsighted
        This has nothing to do with expecting a collapse. This is just late stage capitalism being late stage capitalism. The line must always go up , any lost potential for profit is bad , we push every trend as long as possible and it still pays off no matter the secondary effects. Outside of a handful of near religious prepper types who have constantly been wrong about everything (the FEMA camps are going to be activated any day now! All the COVID19 conspiracies about the 5G chips and other stupid etc), those who like to talk about planning for a collapse is just a grifting attempt to push certain stocks higher and other forms of market manipulation - its no different than the gun lobby in the US pulling "DEMONCRAT IN DE OFFICE! HESA GONNA TAKE U GUNERINOS! BETTER GO BUY A BUNCH OF NEW GUNS AND AMMO NOW" and then "REPUBLICAN MAGA IN THE OFFICE! YOU HAZ FREEDOM TO BUY LOTS OF GUNS BETTER GO BUY A BUNCH NOW" - the answer is always to buy more guns, but it doesn't matter how accurate the assertions are, just the manipulation outcome is good for their business -again just capitalism gonna capitalism.

        Its absolutely a self-fulfilling prophecy that, even if we don't get the "collapse" they envision completely, it leads to way more suffering for the average people but make no mistakes its not them betting on the end of the world, its just they're betting on anything that makes them profit, no matter if it leads to any type of suffering or the end of the world. Its just the same in gaming with shit lik gacha or item malls - horrible ,exploitative shit but massively profitable with only a few

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >tfw multimillionaire
          >tfw gacha whale
          >tfw commie-poorgays are stuck with modern AAA and crying about it on Ganker
          KEK

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You just love the taste of corporate butthole that much, anon? If millionaire, why would you want to spend money on stupid gacha shit - that's literally the equivalent of being Black person rich with big gold chains and rims. Actual rich people will look at you and sneer for frivolous stupidity the same way they do at some nouveau riche with his gold plated diamond studded iphone. How tacky.

            Then again you don't really give a shit about any of that and your election tourist brainworms just decided that if "commies" think breathing air is good, you'll jam your head underwater just to show those libtards.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >spoiler
      Finally

  90. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    two more weeks

  91. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >people are losing faith in western AAA games
    about fricking time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the person who made this chart is so out of touch they believe these games are all of the same quality
      grim

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jedi Survivor was good though. It just had bad PC performance at launch.

  92. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, it's just Q1 financial reports. this happens every quarter with publicly traded companies.

  93. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they are just wiping all he vax deaths off the records

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >2 MORE WEEKS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ok so unironically, why aren't russian Black folk?

  94. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still got homm3, D2 and Nox to play whenever I want

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      at least we got cod on PS5 right guys

  95. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you guys know whenever you hear about "MASSIVE LAYOFFS" it's usually either diversity hires, temporary hires, or PR people, right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >you guys know whenever you hear about "MASSIVE LAYOFFS" it's usually either diversity hires, temporary hires, or PR people, right?
      This. DEI and ESG matters when courting investment, but with interest rates right now nobody cares about that shit, they wanna see profits. DEI incentives do frick-all for profits, which everybody has always known, but you weren't allowed to say because of that homosexual Larry Fink. Nobody needs a million diversity hired, women-in-tech "influencers" and shit like that, this feels like the clown world we've built up since 2008 is finally collapsing.
      > If you've ever wondered why people in Silicon Valley and Hollywood keep making what seem like incredibly nearsighted or bad decisions, with no long-term thought or care, it's because
      ...investors care about near-term returns over long-term stability. This isn't a tech exclusive thing, this is literally what any company says in their town halls, about the responsibility to their shareholders. Unfortunately money comes from customers, not shareholders, so when they frick up like with Hollywood recently they can easily lose consumer trust.

      Good. The west needed to be humbled. I doubt they'll learn anything from this though; they'll just double down on everything and become more resentful.

      Shit-stained brown hands wrote this, the US economy needs to trim some fat and will be right back to kicking ass.

  96. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good, triple a gaming got far too expensive and bloated. It's time to go back to smaller teams and budgets.

  97. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Microshit doesn't represent the gaming industry LMAO

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ikr! It's only the biggest tech company on the planet!

  98. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to make actual video games instead of libtard propaganda

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But then how can they hire dipshit middle managers for bloated teams of useless hires if they don't have 500 million dollar budgets for each game?

  99. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >mfw

  100. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good. The west needed to be humbled. I doubt they'll learn anything from this though; they'll just double down on everything and become more resentful.

  101. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's not a crash, it's a labor market correction. i fricking wish it was a crash though. layoffs aren't enough, i want 1983 levels of crash and burn.

  102. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This isn't a huge crash, this is just Microsoft dealing with the garbage that was ActiBlizz which was overstuffed with employees and making garbage. The biggest concern here is that surely the industry will learn the WRONG lesson and go further down the shitty gacha garbage live service path, despite Blizz torpedoing most of their games because of this shit. People aren't playing Diablo IV as much as D3 because of the battle pass seasons of everything PLUS $30 outfits and $25 mount skins and other shit not included there - hell during the BETA they had a "you can only get this mount if you beat the super boss that spawns only every couple of hours during this literal 48 hour beta" , talk about FOMO shit to say nothing for monetization to come. Same thing with the garbage of Overwatch 2 - its sad when Overwatch 1's lootboxes - including holiday ones - you coudl unock through playing and collect currency to buy rare skins when they came around seems positively player friendly by comparison to what it has now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >comparing it to D3, the israeliteiest game in existence, where the in-game currency is actual currency
      >in favour of D3
      you're delusional, no amount of shitty skins can ever top the shitshow that was Diablo 3.

  103. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >corporations want increasing growing profit margins so every game is getting bigger and bigger in hopes that it'll be a massive success and every flop is crashing harder and harder
    How is this supposed to be financially viable again? Do these people think the amount of gamers in the world just constantly grows exponentially or some shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      turns out the people at the top of the corporate ladder aren't any better or smarter than the average joe, they just have a lot more power to misuse

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the amount of players was in fact increasing exponentially because many third world countries were joining the market.
      that might be over by now though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't matter if it's sustainable. It's about the current CEO and current shareholders making as much money as possible then as soon as things take a bad turn they retire/sell for even more money and leave everybody below them, that had no say in the operation of the company, to suffer the consequences of their shortsighted actions. Welcome to modern capitalism.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds awful, we should all become CEOs.

  104. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's about fricking time.

  105. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If it actually mattered, we'd hear notable names and core staff outraged, probably beginning their own studio.
    In reality it's just the massive bloat of leeches that aren't needed anymore.
    If anything it's amusing to see these leeches get a reality check, to realize just how expendable they were.

  106. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty crazy that its not just Activision Blizzard now, its Microsoft Activision Blizzard
    Maybe muttland should consider banning corporations from snowballing like this eh? Never would have happened in Europe

  107. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly? Good.
    More independent studios.
    Bring back the old day of fatasses in their garage.

  108. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I was to apply the tinfoil hat, I think this is a "human" problem, not an economic one on the grand scale.

    I think we're at the point where the west essentially can't grow further. Most families require two employed parents to sustain a very meager living and based on the current trajectory most of them neither do nor will ever own housing. This is despite both parts having to work harder to be "effective" at their jobs and have to achieve more in shorter timeframes. The result of low quality-of-life and stress from work mean fewer children (because children are expensive and cause more stress). And I think that's what we're seeing now. A lot of millennials now having babies, or having too few, while the trend seems to be even worse among zoomers. Gen-alpha isn't exactly shaping up to "save us" either as they're just inheriting a slightly worse world from the zoomies.

    TL;DR: I don't think humans -can- or should be pushed to further effectiveness and we're essentially killing ourselves by forcing it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How would you solve something like this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        id probably cut sugar and start lifting more

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's the sad part: I have no fricking clue. If we decide to cut humanity some slack and see if we can't stabilize our population/stress levels again we'll get ruined with debt as pretty much every financial sector will collapse over night. We're in an economy that can't afford to say:
        >"You know what? From now on all our employees will only work half as much, and spend more time socializing, making friends and falling in love."

        I have no better alternative, but one of the most core and fundamental flaws of capitalism (or whatever you call this hell we exist in) is that you can't ever take a single step backwards. You can't even look backwards or think the thought of going backwards. Forward and upward until death.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The infinite growth game of these massive corporations is causing this squeeze.
      Do more with less. Pay people less make them do more work and then also charge more for the products.
      Every company is doing it and the ones that are not are forced into doing it by how interconnected the flow of goods and services are.

      So eventually you reach a point where you have all these people working to produce products that nobody can afford in either money or time.
      The housing part is the worst of it because even rent is super expensive.
      At that point you have lost the one basic thing people need to be invested in the continuation of society. The knock-on effects of this is that you get tragedy of the commons but placed to society.
      Good luck convincing the modern day serf to pick up a pitch fork to defend your slummy apartment complex from invaders. He doesn't even own anything inside that apartment to defend anyway.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Good luck convincing the modern day serf to pick up a pitch fork to defend your slummy apartment complex from invaders.
        Do you seriously believe the average Joe will get a say in this? If Russia invades Canada tomorrow, do you think the man on the street will be asked if he -wants- to defend his country, or do you think he'll be conscripted and be forced to?

        Most people who own nothing and have nothing can't even see the prison they're in Anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        basically we need to abolish the stock market

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Kinda. It sucks that you can't start the bakery you want or a house to live in until you're 50 because you can't have a loan though, because no one (including banks) can invest in you.

          I kid but that might actually be better long-term.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What exactly is stopping us from giving out loans without adding percentages to it?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Me. Sorry, I thought it'd be funny.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody, at any point in human history past small tribes, ever fought in war because of their own desires.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh no people are often convinced of their need to fight.
          A lot of it is culture and religion and "way of life" and all of that stuff. God and country type of things.
          But since the people are the top saw more control and profit in eroding and removing such notions and ideals...wellllll...
          You'd have to do what

          >Good luck convincing the modern day serf to pick up a pitch fork to defend your slummy apartment complex from invaders.
          Do you seriously believe the average Joe will get a say in this? If Russia invades Canada tomorrow, do you think the man on the street will be asked if he -wants- to defend his country, or do you think he'll be conscripted and be forced to?

          Most people who own nothing and have nothing can't even see the prison they're in Anon.

          But now you're left with the problem of an inherently disloyal army.
          On top of that, take the US for example, the racial and political divides have been increased to such a degree that you are just flirting with friendly fire constantly by putting guns in the hands of these people forced together.

          There is a reason beyond theatrics as to why the US government flipped their shit over some tourists on Jan 6th and then started to talk a big game about their military tech.
          They're scared to death of even the whispers of an armed uprising. They know they are basically fricked.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >own housing
      This is just the tip of the iceberg. Future generations will not own cars, furniture, appliances or really anything. Everything will be rented, financed or """shared""" while only the very tiny percentage of "owners" will own.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sucks to be you, pleb. Personally, I own a collection of cartoon ape images.

  109. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >2023 is apparently the best year in gaming
    >immediately followed by massive layoffs
    SHILLS LOST AAA LOST NORMALS LOST GET FRICKED AND STAY OUR OF OUR HOBBY

  110. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe they should just learn to mine coal?

  111. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Member when Elon fired like 80% of xitters staff and it had zero effect?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Elon is an anomaly, he's not a standard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >zero effect
      twitter got better and have no leftie censorship on it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        B-but twitter lost money!!11

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >no leftie censorship on it
        Nah Musk still censors people , Twitter is still gay shit for Black folk

  112. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What happens when these autists flood the labor market? They sort of require their own bubbles to operate and that is gone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some of these people are great sellers. They know what to say to impress people, so a lot of them will sneak into other fields.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's not computer autists who work at tech companies any more. It's normalgays who don't do shit which is why they're getting fired

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this is also why every single new app or program runs like fricking shit and everything is bloated.

        imagine if we still only had super autists working on computer systems. We'd literally have Windows XP 2 and it would be lightning fast

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the shitty performance wouldn't be as bad if they didn't fricking blame the consumers for it.
          The Xbox app (i got 3 months of gamepass for a dollar) was running like shit and the support staff told me it was my hardware was too poor for it. Funny, because everything else I use ran just fine and a month later they put out a survey about "what should we focus on" and app performance was the first fricking thing it mentioned.

  113. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    B I D E N O M I C S

  114. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's finally here.

  115. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  116. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >1,900

    Looks like the poojeets will have to be redeeming those unemployment checks soon.

  117. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    And nothing of value was lost.
    In a few more years I hope the US just pulls out of the entertainment sector completely.

  118. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    uhoh h2b sirs. Our response?

  119. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gaming isn’t crashing you absolute tomato brain. Three company’s are finally cutting the dead weight loose for AI.

  120. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's no crash, everything isn't "falling apart". Layoffs of excess workers is a normal part of transitioning to a non-zero interest rate environment. Money is no longer free. Most corporations became massively bloated during the free money era and can lay off massive quantities of employees with zero tangible effect.

  121. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When gaming dies, the way will be clear for gaming to be good once again.
    That's the cycle of nature.

  122. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Could these layoffs spread to other industries? I have been milking my wfh arrangements since covid began, and I'm worried I'm next.

  123. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  124. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gaming crash?
    so the trannies not get money and the chuddies get based games again?

  125. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    took long enough

  126. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honest question. How much did Microsoft overpay on Blizzard now that next-big-thing survival game is vaporware? You know they were hyping the shit out of it before the merger to bloat the price as high as possible

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Blizz
      They bought them for King and Activision. Blizzard is just a bonus.

  127. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Feels good man, clean the table

  128. 1 month ago
    Boco

    Call me when they start firing people who didn't have it coming.

  129. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The probably caught on to how much money ActiBliz spends on self fellating itself and trimmed all the useless people.

  130. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Public castration of "game developers".

  131. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all the DEI hires after Fl*yd finally being laid off

    Good riddance.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >DEI and ESG shit is finally dying
      gaming is healing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're getting laid off because they have cheaper with pajeets and ai. enjoy your 100$ goyslop, subhuman.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Real reason he was fired is he wasn't woke enough. He doesn't even list his pronouns!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >all of these useless wienersuckers finally going back to slurping semen as a livehood
      Good riddance. I hope high interest rates go on forever so idiots finally have to deal with their poor life choices.

  132. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Turns out hiring a bunch of morons to do busy work was a waste of money
    Who coulda thunk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >turns out it's cheaper to have ai do that work instead
      ftfy

  133. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This doesn't affect a single product I care about. Big industry games are trash.

  134. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nothing will happen

  135. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    half of them were trannies, industry is healing

  136. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Crash? that's what cleaning the useless looks like

  137. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good, bloated studios produce slop. A small dedicated workforce is infinitely more efficient.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >NEET acting like he knows anything about how a business is optimally run
      my sides

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Found the "Senior Executive Community Communications Support Operations Assistant Manager" that caught a layoff.

  138. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >israelites are too busy covering their bad press from Gaza war crimes
    >suddenly is fine to fire all pozzed diversity hires
    Really makes you think

  139. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just purging all the useless DEI hires that the good times created.

  140. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >1900 developers are free from being under the microsoft touch of shit that ruins everything
    I bet most of em are shit, but if one good developer was released from that crap company, its already a win for gaming in general.
    Unless they get hired by sony or nintendo that will again squander the talents.

  141. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought the inflation was getting better, why are they still doing layoffs in 2024

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's historically the trend that happens in this situation

  142. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing of value was lost. If anything, this is good for gaming. The less AAA cancer the better for everyone.

  143. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not only gaming, but tech

  144. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft buys Blizzard
    >first thing they do is fire all the dead weight
    Fricking based. Now put HotS on steam.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      HotS is dead weight.

  145. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >mfw they are just laying off all the artists because they have AI for that now

  146. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how does japan and asia always manage to avoid layoffs in tech and games
    the west is eating shit right now

  147. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was wondering if Hunt Down the Freeman's director is still working for Activision Blizzard. Turns out he's a senior designer at Playstation according to his LinkedIn profile. Good for him. Good for him.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Production coordinator
      I don't even know what does that mean

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Setting things up, arranging purchases, meetings with suppliers, etc

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Basically a glorified secretary.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You say it like it's a bad thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He's a secretary for the producers.

  148. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cutting the excessive fat finally?

  149. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Crash
    >When it's mostly worthless dangerhairs that are getting laid off
    More like Gaming Healing is here

  150. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >dumb gamers thought microsoft acquiring such a big company was okay since they would kick the tirant Bobby out and save the employees.
    >dumb gamers thought microsoft would improve blizzard
    >acquisition complete, microsoft fires 20% of the studio and cancels their games
    THE ABSOLUTE KEK OF KEKIMUS MAXIMUM YOU ABSOLUTE moronS HAHAHAHAHAHAHA IT'S ABSOLUTELY OVER BLIZZARD IS NO MORE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The only people who cried about Bobby Kotick were talentless diversity hires and ridiculous stories like the disappearing breast milk which were 50% bullshit. (Not that Kotick was worth defending since under his watch the company deteriorated and hired all that bullshit to begin with.)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dipshit killing blizzard IS any improvement
      Better that they're dead than rotting

  151. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got fired this week, I'm a game and graphics programmer. Thinking of just taking a break to be honest, the market is behaving really weird and nobody wants to take creative risks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the market is behaving really weird
      elaborate

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most of the offers available are just bad shovelware or FOTM imitations. Plenty of casino, nft or crypto games and honestly these places just want to suck out any passion you may have left and remind you how greedy some frickers can be.

  152. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming crash
    more like recession
    everything is going to go from bad to worse

  153. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    good
    frick devs

  154. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >resetera is starting to think their mods are bought and paid for by MS
    lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker too, why else would the DALL-E spam threads still be up?

  155. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    An outright crash is unlikely but things are definitely getting shaken up which is arguably a good thing.

  156. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >homosexuals, women, and Blacks that sit around all day having gay "meetings", in other words doing fricking nothing of ANY type of value, getting fired from their make-believe jobs
    damn what a tragedy

  157. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't have to be like this, I just wanted to play good video games with my bros again.

  158. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How many of those people actually did any real work on a video game?

  159. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good

  160. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good
    Let's make 2024 the year we end AAA western gaming and tipping culture

  161. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My beloved L4D ripped this week too. Asked for a complete refund through Steam even though I bought it retail at Wal-Mart back in '09. Demanded a $50 Steam gift card as well for my trouble. When they decline then I will resubmit the complaint but tack on an extra $50 each time just because.

  162. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any news on how it's crashing in Japan?

  163. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming is healing
    WOOHOO

  164. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That just sounds like a new owner is trimming the fat, happens every time one company buys another. It'll be mostly management and redundant departments let go.

  165. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Crash was pre-nintendo when home consoles sucked ASS. It wil never EVER happen again.

  166. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Perhaps they could learn to code?

  167. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm alarmed by the fact the highest % of games I liked was in the 360/PS3/Wii/PSP/DS generation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      looks reasonable

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well I'm in my 30s so I always assumed the highest % of games I liked would have been from the PS1 or PS2 generation. But I went through my top 100 or so games and the highest % was from the 360 gen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      looks reasonable

      also, what program? sorry about the spam

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's not really a program. I just keep a list of my top games on backlogged https://www.backloggd.com/ and just manually counted which games were from which gen and put them into this pie chart website https://www.meta-chart.com/pie

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh, shit, good effort.
          I think it makes sense. Well, you can rationalize it anyway. Still plenty of new, experimental stuff, lot of good series hitting their stride, and it's well past the 3d transition with all its jank.

  168. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Eve, Stellar Blade. Higher than Grahams number lvl wife of Maciej Nowicki

  169. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just woke up, what did I miss?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It seems like lots of people in the game industry are just losing jobs. That's what i think the situation is. I also don't know the details

  170. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >that one project Blizzgays have been hyping up is also now gone
    Kek.
    House status = cleaned.

  171. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Considering Microsoft Gaming’s output last year the company should have fired all of them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mike Ybarra and Allen Adham is gone
      There are also no name ex-Blizz employees doing AMAs and it shows how they actively despite their fans lmao.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        despise*

  172. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh no that sucks

  173. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would Ganker be celebrating if it was one of their precious Japanese companies collapsing like this? Fricking hypocrites.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would if it was squeenix

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd be delighted if Capcom got rid of their upper management.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I pray every day for the swift death of Capcom

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What's wrong? You don't want ReReRemake?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker would cheer if Square, Sega or Capcom had layoffs or collapsed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We are celebrating subhuman morons getting fricked in the ass, and we would mourn actual human beans (jap vidya companies) suffering. There is nothing hypocritical in this, as you would surely see if you had the extra 70 IQ points required for you to join the 3 digit IQ club.

  174. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >market pumping
    >Ganker: it's a recession
    kek

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pumping
      lol no its not

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >every index fund has gone up over the last year
        >every good adviser got 20% for their clients
        >full recovery from the down year
        >market is not pumping
        kek

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >a bunch of homosexuals who don't produce any actual value moved money around and changed the definition of unemployment
          >this totally makes up for the hyper inflation killing the middle class
          lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >middle class
            If you are middle class and not invested in index funds, then you are almost certainly lower middle class, the lowest one can possibly be KEK

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >i don't have any actual argument so ad hominem about you monetary status
              lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you'll be posting pink wojaks in Ganker soon™

  175. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By gaming crash I assume you mean ESG running out of money and now no one no longer has incentive to keep diversity hires for investor money

  176. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Corporate America engaging in late stage capitalism
    Nothing burger.
    Call me when Nintendo starts doing mass layoffs, then we have a crash.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >late stage capitalism
      They are literally just firing the diversity hires and HR women who got jobs only because moronic commies within the organization wanted to play as activists while the people in charge got convinced to do so because of the enticing ESG scores.

  177. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good.

  178. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing EVER happens.

  179. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >its crashing soon bro two more weeks bro no more trannies bro please believe me bro its true bro

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ESG are no longer since high interest rates make expensive to throw money at idiots
      >DEI, HR and all the fat comprised of useless clowns getting fired 24/7
      >woke media products (Forspoken, Saints row, Redfall, Starfield, etc) going broke left and right
      >and this unpaid moron shilling for the fake promises of his troony discord handler of being someone important after the revolution thinks he is winning
      Hahahaha jesus chist you are pathetic lmao.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        These are the same morons who posts this

        >bla bla bla
        Shut up, ET caused the crash.

        because le AVGN said so and spergs when it isn't true at all.
        All that happened from 81-85 is happening again

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >it's happening bro youre a troony bro please im not coping bro

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Cucku posting
          Ganker isn't a anime website troony

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You are seeing lay off notices of useless subhumans like you on twatter all day, what else you need you stupid moron.
          By the way, do you know why you haven't been fired too? Because firing a moronic imbecile that works for free is pointless lmao.

  180. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Double it and then quadruple it.
    I cannot fricking wait for an industry crash, the games that come out of it are going to be legendary.

  181. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe they could make better games lol
    I've been playing hell let loose, gungeon, and palworld. None are from AAA studios.

  182. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    say it with me; THANK YOU PALWORLD

  183. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox physical games are dead

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