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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds more like he's blaming government tbh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No he is blaming shareholders.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds more like he's blaming government tbh

        Shareholders and capitalism ARE the government

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >always blame the government no matter what

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >defending goverment

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shareholders dont give company money though?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Shareholders dont give company money though?
          What do you thinks stocks are for? Microsoft got the investor money already.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people worship this moron?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds more like he's blaming government tbh

      https://i.imgur.com/23v30ot.jpg

      When in doubt, blame capitalism.

      Modern capitalism is like that and if you die your shares drop, some billionaire buys it and it starts pumping
      or something, thanks americans

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because hes a hecking gamer like us! The games he plays extremely casual shooters like call pf duty and fallput76

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've literally never seen a positive post about this man what are you talking about? He's just a suit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lmfao he for once is actually speaking facts. It's a very well known problem today that companies obsess far too much over financial growth.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's exactly the opposite though. He's not creating financial growth and he has chief marketers talking about how much we need more minority representation. It's just a ridiculous excuse that happens to work on ignorant socialists who never learned how the real world works (i.e., you).

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it is true that venture capitalism is a poison, western corporations are fricked from the top down, and western companies have a completely insane investment structure where outside shareholders in publicly traded companies can be the ones calling the shots

    however, consider: phil spencer is a moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the current investor game, all they care about is growth even if you hemorrhage money like crazy and will never churn profit for a companies entire existence
      It's stupidly common these days

      No he is blaming shareholders.

      >t. room temperature iq communists
      get a job, tards.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The E-scooter market is predicted to be worth 50 billion USD in 2050
        Yet there isn't a single E-scooter company thats had a profitable quarter as of today, they are all bleeding money like a stuck pig.
        Companies dont need to be profitable for speculative morons to send them into an unsustainable need for growth, leading to a crash after which venture capital finds the next industry to kill for a quick speculative buck.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >2050
          My bad, 2030.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if we don't make money selling video games then we won't make money selling video games

      ??? Does he think tax payers should just be forced to pay for their games whether they like them or not?

      People are free to sell their companies piecemeal to in the form of stocks to people which is obviously a pretty good sign that the owner doesn't give a shit anymore or is moronic. Also people that think their company can and should have constant growth forever and aren't able to maintain ebbs and flows are obviously 80iq morons who no one should work for but still people are free to.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Publicly selling shares of your company is good way to quickly generate some needed cash and it also gives a chance for shrewd investors to make some cash as well it's just when companies end up majority owned by several people who don't really know or care about what their company is producing and CEOs who think they need to compromise the quality of their product to please them instead of just letting them sell and taking the stock hit that companies go bad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Freedom of movement for capital is a bad thing!
      You're a fricking moron and this is commie logic. Should people's money be confiscated and invested in what (You) deem best? homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Should people's money be confiscated and invested in what (You) deem best?
        That's literally what the US government is doing through tax lmao.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >venture capitalism
      Microsoft is a trillion dollar publicly-traded company

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And yet even morons can see why kids love the taste of cinammon toast crunch.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i-it's not the bad greedy heebs hoarding all the wealth of the world, i-it's the s-system!
      jesus christ you leftists are insane. do you also blame car makers when someone dies in a traffic accident?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >leftists
        >personal responsibility
        Lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes, if only it was gentiles who were hoarding all the money, then we'd have utopia.

        >leftists
        >personal responsibility
        Lmao

        capitalists are the first to run to daddy government for handouts, bailouts, and anticompetitive regulation

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >capitalist
          you're conflating people participating in a system with a faction. you're a moronic useful tool.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm referring to large capital owners. Regular people who support the current system are just their useful idiots, not rich enough for the perks of big government collusion.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh no, whatever will microsoft do without others giving them money. They might have to run a self sustainable business or something. The horror.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the current investor game, all they care about is growth even if you hemorrhage money like crazy and will never churn profit for a companies entire existence
      It's stupidly common these days

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >growth
        >hemorrhage money
        >never churn profit
        >>>>

        [...]

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, you can increase your spending and eventually revenue while decreasing your profits. It doesn't scale linear. That's how you end up with shit like $300 million budget games like Spiderman 2 that outsell their first part but not enough more to offset the increased investment and decrease your profit.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's PCGamer's spin, he actually just blames the stupidly ballooning budgets.

    https://archive.is/bn4sm

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is simple: video games are costing more than ever to make and the market as a whole isn't growing. It's like gaming reached a saturation point and there are no new customers to be found. So you have a stagnant consumer base that demands more and more quality and content and that balloons budgets.

      If that's indeed true, then Microsoft is fricked and Sony is right. Like Jim Ryan said, the subscription model is unsustainable. Microsoft's plan is to make gaming as widely available as possible and win by volume but it isn't working.
      I bought a Samsung OLED recently and it comes with the Xbox app installed, you can just stream whatever game in it. They make sure to highlight the recent hyped games like Palworld or whatever, but the problem is normalgays clearly aren't biting.

      People just don't care about video games. It will never be as big as film or TV. Watching Netflix is easy, requires no dedication or skill, and anyone can do it. Gaming is an active hobby and it will be "niche" forever. No matter how hard they casualize AAA games the barrier of entry will still be too great for the average normie.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Games only cost more because corpos have to pay inflated salaries for useless executives.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Executives have always existed for big companies. What's new is DEI shit and woke garbage.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well Hollywood celebrities and setting up in the most expensive cities doesn't help keeping budgets down.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know the breakdown, but it isn't hard to compare old and new AAA games and extrapolate budgets. Just compare GTA:SA with RDR2 and you can see why RDR2 would take much more money to make. The presentation clearly eats up most of the budget.
          Now RDR2 exists. If you charge $60 or $70 for a game it better look at least close to how RDR2 looks. I'm not saying that's good or bad, I'm just stating a fact.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Games are expensive because:
          1. Corps love telemetry, and governments understandably require a lot of compliance regarding data.
          2. Accessibility shit costs a ton to develop.
          3. Corpos love GaaS shit, and developing those things takes a lot of money and effort.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cool it with the antisemitic remarks

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Games only cost more because corpos have to pay inflated salaries for useless executives.

        You two are fricking moronic.
        Vidya was BIGGER than movies and much more profitable.
        Games can still make bank, indie games still roll in money because indie studios are at most 10 guys with some computers pushing games any system can run.

        If anything, taking EGS funds might had killed both Sony and Microsoft gaming divisions but they were already in the right track. Microsoft started a chicken race with Sony since GEN VII and both lost. It is infuriating that the indie market is always the one to make the most innovations but people still rather consume brands but zoomers and millenials are ALL about brand recognition.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Vidya still is more profitable than movies. You can also combine music, books, and other shit and Vidya still makes more money. The catch? That money is all from mobile gaming. AAAslop and the games Ganker talks about are not where that money comes from.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It will never be as big as film or TV
        It's been bigger than film, TV and music for years now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The problem is simple: video games are costing more than ever to make
        This is largely a self imposed issue. You do not need fat teams and fancy mocap to make a good game.
        >and the market as a whole isn't growing. It's like gaming reached a saturation point
        Almost as if they've been flooding the market or something.
        >so you have a stagnant consumer base that demands more and more quality and content and that balloons budgets
        The industries has defined "quality" for itself. No consumer ever thinks "the next game better have celebrity face scans and require a graphics card the size of my cat or im not buying."

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought Phil was in charge, he can't lower the fricking budgets?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you think they just did a massive layoff? There's your budget cut.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >That's PCGamer's spin
      I used to buy their magazines religiously until the internet took off. If they really have become victims to "The Long March" that's really sad. Especially so when you consider the existance and continued success of indie devs completely blow the "it's capatalisms fault!" perspective out of the water.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The dumb thing is publishers keep making excuses for why they can only make games with hundred million dollar budgets these days, but none of them have actually done research into how the market would respond if they started making games that look a decade old. The best selling indie games don't look impressive at all so it just feels like them covering their ass for their bad decisions and lack of market understanding.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Completely agree. The other thing is that "a decade old" does not necessarily mean "a decade old"; for instance, you can use a lot of modern tweaks and optimisations to make games that game out in the early years of 3D look like they could've ben released by a modern indie studio just last week. But then that would require hiring talented and competant artists and engineers.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes making your games multiplat will surely get investors to invest in microsoft xbox over sony playstation right?
    microsoft needs to get rid of the poo, he's the main source of all their problems nowadays

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox's stupid decisionmaking is all Xbox

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah phil for being a massive gay didn't want xbox exclusives to go multiplat
        that was all nadella, and that new Black person b***h i guess

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    meanwhile valve makes $9 billion/yr doing nothing just hosting a pc store as a private company

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they have a monopoly and just leech off the rest of the industry

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but other PC game stores exist

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And no one uses them. There's no difference between owning 100% or 99% of the market. The market responds in the same way, which is acting like other alternatives don't exist.

          You can see this in both how game devs and players treat GOG or Epic. Players don't buy shit there and game devs don't bother putting games there, and even the minority that do, can't bother keeping them updated.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            BECAUSE THE STORES FRICKING SUCK

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's not a monopoly. Monopolies remove options for the consumer. Other options exist, they're just not competitive (because they suck.)

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Monopolies remove options for the consumer
              That's exactly what Steam has done. Go on, try and be a PC gamer without Steam. You will find that you cannot play 99% of PC games because they only exist on Steam. There are no other options.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's a bold faced lie.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So you haven't tried it, right? Thought so.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Tell me what you don't get? A barrel of hentai games? For almost everything, you can absolutely play without Steam. You just need EGS, and Origin, and Uplay, and and and

                It's really not on Steam that the competitors want to play exclusivity wars like PC gaming is console gaming.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Let's take the high acclaimed FromSoft games that Ganker has been hyping an upcoming DLC release for. Think you can play any of them on PC outside of Steam?
                How about Ganker's current punching bag, Dragons Dogma 2? Can I play it on PC outside of Steam?
                How about Ganker's current live service fad, Helldivers 2? Can I play on PC outside of Steam?

                Wasn't very hard. This is not something new. If I listed all the indie games like Golden Krone Hotel, all the japanese ports like Rune Factory 5, Shiren, Digimon games, other asian games, etc. I'd be here for a month.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thank you for giving examples. I will concede a part of your point that it's not as easy as I would imagine, but I stand by the fact that it's the fault of the competitors for creating garbage platforms and not a true monopoly.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                even if that were true, it would still not be a monopoly, because nothing prevents a competitor with a better model from coming along.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe EGS should try harder then.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's not Steam's fault though that's just people being too lazy to sell their own games on their own websites even though then they wouldn't have to pay Lord Newell 30%. You're even allowed to sell your game on steam and on your own website for less at the same time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're not actually, Valve forbids that, but you can sell Steam keys on your site and dodge the 30%.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You will find that you cannot play 99% of PC games
                Like 50% PC gamers play Fortnite and LoL. News flash: ...

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >your house has a monopoly on your presence

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Valve has a practical monopoly but not an effective or on-paper one. That said, a monopoly is also really fricking good for everybody when the company holding the monopoly isn't being an obnoxious shithead with their status.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Outside the occasional Steam update they either work on Dota 2, CS 2, Linux shit, hardware these days and even make sure their older games still work on modern machines; so I wouldn't say doing nothing unless it's not making new games.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >give them money
    so their profit is not from actually selling the product, got it. that explains why the product is so fricking shit

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't he just make some goddamn games?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    even if he's right, layoffs are still never ok.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He is right. Capitalism allows the consumer to vote with their wallet. Xbox decided to be woke homosexuals and now their brand is dying. Capitalism is working. Good riddance. Woke shit deserves to burn.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's right that perpetual growth is cancer. However, this does not excuse his shit leadership.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything about western gaming will go to hell if Steam ever goes public.
    And these frickfaces will burn gaming into the ground even harder when trying to implement Sony tier bullshit into Steam. Then we get our gaming crash two.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't use Steam, so I won't care, LMAO.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it'll make you kys I'm all for it.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tick tock gayben

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Capitalism is indeed making publishers and developers pump out GAAS attempts at creating the next endless grindmill of microtransactions and fomo.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >publicly traded company
    yeah, that's the problem homie

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still can't believe that XBOX said what they said about White guys.
    That's your customer base. The vast majority of your customer base is White guys. What are you doing?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After SBI, people are realizing more and more that there are some things that they shouldn't spend money on, these people are advancing from hundreds of thousands to the millions.

    Also fresh news, Compulsion Games, the studio that created We Happy Few and soon to be released South of Midnight started to block everyone on X that talks about games, even if it's not related to them or to SBI, they're committing suicide before our own eyes and that idiot is allowing that to happen.

    He is failing because he is incompetent and is restricting his own reach

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The heads of the division that manages Xbox are ALL women, Phil Spencer is the face but has literally no saying whatsoever.
      Read the article again, imagine it was said by some Karen and it all makes sense.
      Women are literally incapable of owing to their frick ups.

      Xbox as a brand died the day Peter Moore left, no one was ever able to fill in for him, ever.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        again it's the poo's fault, he is on record saying that he hated the xbox brand and would gut if even more

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    capitalism, socialism, democracy, etc. are aall buzzwords that don't have any actual meaning

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2000s
    >Should we make Banjo 3?
    >Nah

    >2005
    >Should we make Banjo 3?
    >Nah

    >2010
    >Should we make games?
    >NO!

    >2015
    >Games?
    >NO!!

    >2020
    >Anything?
    >NOOOOO!!! Buy MORE STUDOS and HAVE THEM DO NOTHING

    >2024
    >HOLY FRICK WE ARE DYING
    >CAPITALISM DID THIS! >:"|

    Sega was never THIS moronic.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The great Capital always aims to constant growth. Well, that's not scientifically possible. I mean, they can play their hand like they want, but the storm is coming.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i don't get bonuses for losing market share
    Oof. Sounds like a jab at Zelensky who gets billions for the military industrial complex every time Russia gets more control of his country.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ivan, just take the draft. You are embarrassing us both.

      Between rising mandatory sub fees, subpar exclusives and slow release schedules on 9th gen consoles, exorbitantly expensive games, unsustainable AAA game budgets, the accelerating frequency of layoffs and studio closures, and the unpopularity of woke/DEI/ESG elements and live service shit that israelite CEO's won't stop trying to shove down everyone's throats after more than half a decade of flop after flop, I think it's too late to avoid another industry crash by now. It won't be as severe as the one from 1983 but you're definitely going to be seeing a big shift in the culture surrounding vidya by the end of the decade- for better or worse.

      It is just the end of Sony and Microsoft. Sony because they lost track on how to conduct businesses across the board. They really do not have a pot to piss in. Microsoft sadly still got enough money to lose Xbox as a brand and as long the have Azure and people want to game on Windows they still have a place but it is hilarious that Linux is mostly eating their lunches.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Between rising mandatory sub fees, subpar exclusives and slow release schedules on 9th gen consoles, exorbitantly expensive games, unsustainable AAA game budgets, the accelerating frequency of layoffs and studio closures, and the unpopularity of woke/DEI/ESG elements and live service shit that israelite CEO's won't stop trying to shove down everyone's throats after more than half a decade of flop after flop, I think it's too late to avoid another industry crash by now. It won't be as severe as the one from 1983 but you're definitely going to be seeing a big shift in the culture surrounding vidya by the end of the decade- for better or worse.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make garbage
    >no one wants to fund your garbage business
    thanks capitalism
    stalin would have totally paid me to make mediocre slop

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soviets actually made good movies, though.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >uhh give me money even though we arent growing because ummm you have to!

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Spencer said publicly traded companies have to show constant growth or else nobody will give them money.
    That is the most true and agreeable thing I think he's ever said, and people getting conflicted over that are, what, 7 years old? It's the most textbook, factual statement you can come up with.
    >Nobody wants to invest in a company that doesn't profit
    >Ganker somehow disagrees
    Alright then, I guess.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is that shareholders are more important than the consumer. That this is the current way of things is irrelevant because it's also a problem. A problem that can, ostensibly, be fixed.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Infinite growth is a moronic concept

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The economy has continued to grow for the entirety of human history.
      >umm but recessions
      And then it grows again

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Okay but what has the economy done for me lately?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ahistoric take that doesnt even look to the rise of mercantilism. Enjoy arguing about the boom and bust cycle of colonial trade.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you denying that productivity is higher now than in the past? No? Feel free to concede and then have a nice day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so what's his complaint? people will only invest in his business if they stand to gain something from doing so, and customers will only buy his products if they think they're getting their money's worth. makes sense for everyone involved.

      capitalism isn't about infinite growth, it's about relative power. a capitalist doesn't want a bigger cake, he wants a bigger part of the cake. the cake historically tending to grow in the process is only a side effect.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >a capitalist doesn't want a bigger cake, he wants a bigger part of the cake

        Then why do they keep trying to come up with new cakes and shit in the hopes that people want to freely trade them for them when they could just like try to form an omnipotent government ruling class that just owns everything forever or something?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >omnipotent government ruling class that just owns everything forever
          Because you're describing communism, and people generally like social mobility and not having big brother governemnts boot pressed to their neck.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's been happening for a while now. big business lobbies the government to actively regulate industries in such a way as to benefit preferred players and keep down the competition. it's much more comfy for corporations than having to compete in a free market.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Skill issue, Phil.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How about a new Crackdown that isnt shit?
    Or a non pozzed Fable?
    Or State of Decay III?
    Or Scalebound?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guess who gave Microsoft money to make shit games in the first place?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Scalebound
      Notice how every E3 Xbox keynote there is this one game that is vaporware and nobody gives them shit for it. It has been a trend since the xbox one.

      "Exclusives don't sell systems" - Phil Spencer
      That moron is fricking wrong about everything he has said.
      Sadly Xbox has some of my favorite dev teams hostage but they simultaneously do not care enough to have them do games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm surprised no one called you a poltard for saying pozzed or pretended to not understand what it means, calling it a buzzword yet

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you wouldn't need people money if you where profitable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What should Xbox do? Make gacha slops like Mihoyo?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Western devs have been trying to make "gacha slops" for years. They call them lootboxes here but unfortunately they keep forgetting the part where they add cute girls and then are baffled that it flops.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only shit thing Mihoyo does is pandering to fans of gay shit (fujoshits and yurihomosexuals). Luckily, this is offset by milking the shit out of them.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >suck duck at managing a company
    >no one gives you money
    I see no issue here.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does he hate xbox so much? Wasn't good enough to work at sony?

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sorry but I'm just not going to buy your ugly western slop.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >left sony because they thought like this
      >now it's reversed
      Why are they spying on me?

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Or nobody will give them money
    This is it, boys. These are the people telling you ESG wokies aren't the problem and it's 100% all capitalism's fault.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, you do.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is he moronic? XBox is owned by Microsoft and Microsoft is almost always making tons of cash (whether xbox exists or not). If anything they should spin off Xbox and turn it into a dividend stock.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is he moronic?
      Yeah, he's killing the Xbox brand after all

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox hasn't been profitable for over twenty years by now. What has changed now?

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This stupid homosexual is one of the top 10% that benefits from capitalism doesn't realize communists would put a bullet in his head instantly. They really want to filter themselves and have somebody to put them down.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its the reason why GTA VI is taking so long. Why would rockstar bother to make something new if they can milk online for a decade

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This isn't how investment works. There are plenty of unprofitable businesses getting funding and investment. The key is the expectation of future growth or profit.
    AKA: INNOVATION
    Maybe Microsoft and the rest of the industry should hire talented/competent people with interesting ideas instead of homosexual activists who just want to push the message instead of making cool and interesting games. The fact that Phil Spencer is saying this means he's one of those homosexual activists. They never take responsibility for their actions.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AI tech is where the innovation is, not video games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's innovation in very few indie studios but AAA slop has been safe garbage that has only improved on graphics for the last decade.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not necessarily new tech but new, interesting, novel games. The expectation that a game will sell well is still bullish for investors. Innovation in this case could mean a new IP. Mind you, not Black folk in space.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Xbox even profitable in the first place?

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I swear this dude has been saying some bullshit that would make Jimbo blush. Stop doing stupid shit.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Capitalism doesn't exist.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Technically true. Capitalism is the word ascribed to the current economic system, but there's another word that more adequately describes it. I remember hearing it once but I forgot it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gayitalism I think it was

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah yes, yes it was.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gayitalism I think it was

        I'm also trans btw. If that even matters.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        judaism

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like the path to success was really simple. Also buying Activision was clearly a huge mistake in hindsight since then all news about Xbox has been dire. You can't just spend 70 billion Dollars without consequences and the consequences seems to be the destruction of the classic console model all together since it's not generating enough profits.
    All he had to do was
    >Fire diversity hires
    >Stop with the woke shit and go back to being edgy and sexy
    >More Japanese games
    >Stop experimenting with terrible shit. Just make gears, halo , fable , Forza , Elder scrolls and fallout. No more redfall and starfield experiments.
    >Actual exclusivity and purchase system. Kill gamepass, it was a horrible idea or stop with the day one 1st party Games so people actually buy your games
    >Only put titles on steam after 2 years. Give people reasons to buy your console

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox openly hates white people even though it was white Halo players that made it popular.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The patronage system produced better art than capitalism. The government should subsidize video games or take over the video game industry. George Lucas said that we has less freedom in Hollywood than movie directors in the Soviet Union because Hollywood is constrained by the profit motive while directors in the Soviet Union had more freedom to make whatever they want as long as they don't explicitly criticize the government

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who gets to make the games that everyone is forced by the government to pay for?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh boy I can't wait for Biden to approve all my video games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Soviet Union had more freedom to make whatever they want as long as they don't explicitly criticize the government
      Except you should be allowed to criticise the government and hold the people who you elected to account.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh boy, can't wait for the government to ham-fistedly cram their propaganda into video games like the Soviets used to do with spliced movies in the 1920's!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The patronage system produced better art than capitalism. The government should subsidize video games or take over the video game industry.
      ESG is patronage system, anon.
      Only it doesn't work in diresction you want. People who take your money via taxes and central bank money printing spend these money against your interests, for example to ruined your video games patronizing puting woke slop into games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tv controlled by gobberment
      Here you go bro no propaganda and completely free
      https://kcnawatch.org/korea-central-tv-livestream/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The government should subsidize video games or take over the video game industry.

      No I don't want Dementia Joe nor do I want Pump and Dump Trump and their band of freak show puppets touching anything. Shit is already nightmarish as it is. All I want is these devs to stop doing stupid shit and forcing Modern Politics, of any kind, into video games.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But the game industry has always been capitalistic. That's how it survives.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo has the 12 year old girls audience on lock, Sony has the nu-male audience and MS only has Halo nostalgiagays and Blizzard whales, the whales specially take more effort to get than anything else while zelda and animal crossing doing better than ever didn't cost them nearly as much time or money. For all the talk about going after a wider audience I've never seen games that reflect it, it's always the most dudebro shit imaginable while those people are already on their playstation or Series S playing Fifa, not anything else. That's not even counting flops like Starfield which are too niche to even work as a AAA project.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    sage

    People that try to justify what he is talking about, or treat it as the ethically or morally correct direction of our country, are literally brainwashed poorgays that think if they daytrade in eToro enough they'll be rolling in money lmao.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      whose money is Phil Spencer entitled to in order to make bad video games? the taxpayer's?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's your solution?

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But he isn't running a profitable growing business.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Those people create the very problems they cry about as reasons why they fricked everything up.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buys companies for literally tens f billions of dollars
    >im just like you guys

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He thinks resetera is going to clap if he bends the knee enough but Sony has already been taken over by these people

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean he's right tho? Don't get me wrong Phil is a moron but I agree, their industry is brutal af and solely focused on results and profits. One flop can mean death sentence for a smaller indie or AA dev studio. The AAA studios and publishers are infected by the public company virus, where you stop making games for fans and gamers and start making a product for investors

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's not doing a good job for investors either.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon all public companies that went bankrupt all operated and made decisions "to grow and increase" profits.
      At same time all public companies that prospser did the same operatiing "to grow and increase profits"
      See you can take any executive decision and rubber stamp it "it is for good of the company and profits"
      Like "let's alienate our core consumers and kill core franchises".Dis we do it for lulz? Or did we do it to make Chuds seethe? No! We did for them profits!

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But he is correct. What is more impressive is how the ones responsible managed to gaslight an entire generation that shareholder greed isn't the root of all of gaming's problems right now. Or they are paying just enough trolls to go "Ugh, he mentioned 'capitalism' again.

    Remember kids, line need to go up! Now get back to the office and work unpayed overtime!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd be more than happy to see shareholder power reduced, but how? More stakeholder influence? Limits on public trading?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe these companies should just STOP going public and get their funds in other ways. It has worked wonders for Valve and it is starting to work wonders for companies that are trying their hardest to buy back all of their stock options again like FROM, Nintendo, Larian, etc. It is very telling that the companies who are in healthy states right now are the ones who have limited shareholder influence

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >don't make games
    >only hire Black folk and minorities
    >hurr not my fault

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's right though, unless your company is private, publicly traded companies will be at the mercy of shareholders who will forgo a better game for one that makes more money.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >who will forgo a better game for one that makes more money.
      Who about decisions that make company less money?

      https://youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw

      Then go cry about "ebil capitalism"?

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy up every studio they can
    >don't make any games
    >fire everyone
    What's the next step in his master plan?

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >capitalism it's responsible for woke shit and israelite agenda
    This, but UNIRONICALLY

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >refuse to make good product
    >suffer
    Sounds like its working as intended.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The people funding Xbox won't let him, as moronic as it might sound.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he's right
    That's funny.
    But israeli bootlickers WILL defend their boss.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make products that customers don't want
    >they don't buy them
    Woah

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s Phil “making great games won’t bring people to the platform” Spencer for ya. Microsoft is literally the most valuable company in the world. Phil has more power and luxury than any other gaming exec. He’s just autistic beyond belief. Halo, their flagship, is dead. The Activision acquisition was a massive mistake. Gamepass is stealing sales. They are zero making exclusives. He doesn’t hold any studios to quality and accountability. If he couldn’t run 343 what makes anybody think he could run anything else. The recent steam epic games store news is hilarious because it shows how desperate Phil is for an audience even after buying Activision.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically Sony was trying to save good ol' Phil Now that Microsoft spent like 70 billion USD, shareholders want quick results, which funnily enough resulted in quick ports to competing platforms.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >even after buying Activision.

      I am total smoothbrain on this: Can't they now just put their feet up and lean back in the office chair as they rake in the billions from Warzone, or does that money go to Activision and Microsoft will still need to do something shady to get into their bank accounts?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That money still goes to Activision, for the most part. The revenue that Microsoft gets is negligible, same with Zenimax. Microsoft gains their revenue but also their expenses. And it’s why those games can’t afford to become exclusive when something like 40% of COD players are on PlayStation. Starfield was a massive blunder because the PlayStation market was cut off and gamepass stole tons of sales. Microsoft was left holding the bag. They are now forced to become a large scale publisher rather than an exclusive brand. The idea of Xbox exclusivity is no more and will likely fade away entirely in 5 years. The console too. I see what Phil wants to do now. Turn Xbox into the portable PC to fill in that audience, and then just release to windows/playstation. But yes the Xbox as a premium console is dead.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ... So what is he saying?
    That he'd rather NOT run a profitable business?
    That people would just hand him money for nothing?

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >blaming the nature of capitalism itself
    This is the one, out of all the excuses he made.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Making bad games is profitable
    Fricking wut?

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well it sucks that they aren't growing, but at least they censored popular things they didn't like but customers did.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lays off thousands of employees
    why would capitalism do this?

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Americans are the most moronic and brainwashed people on the planet.

    Absolutely cucked by their upper class to the point that they lick their boots willingly while they themselves degenerate into a progressively fatter and more moronic form. yuck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank God the rest of the world's countries aren't controlled by big business & big government amalgams.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This headline is deliberately misrepresenting what he said to rile people up.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i dont get the luxury to run a profitable business
    but phil has never run a profitable businesses?

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >failing business goes oyt of business
    I mean whats the alternative? Just keep every failed business afloat with taxpayer money till the sun blows up?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      An entirely stable publicly traded business with a safe and secure profit stream is considered failing, anon. The line must go up, regardless of anything else. The system is entirely fricked. Publicly traded companies will inevitably kill themselves and their product as a matter of course. Infinite expansion into a finite space is untenable.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Companies committing sudoku over ESG money is not a problem and actually good because something else will replace them, see manga replacing capeshit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This.
          For better or worse, one aspect of capitalism is people get what they deserve.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon manga is largely fricking shit, and was so for two decades at the very least

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            everything is largely fricking shit, it still has a bit more variety than capeshit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >something else will replace them
          yfw

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    usually the cycle predicts that now xbox bad and snoy good but this time both bad. you could call lt a global popularity recession

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    capitalism isn't the same as corporatism. under capitalism microsoft would be split into a million pieces

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >under capitalism microsoft would be split into a million pieces
      by whom?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Market forces and profitability splitting off the least profitable products, divisions, and subsidiaries.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nta but depending on how deep you go, ip law is pure government. Without it MS would be fricked, though the entire market would look different in that case.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The actually free market.

        Capitalism is competition for top quality at bottom dollar. IP law and allowing companies to buy other companies doesn't allow this because it is anti-competition.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t hate the player hate the game

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    while he is a moron, he is kind of right
    capitalism doesn't reward passion for a project, it rewards infinite growth

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean under communism you'd either have state run media or be sent to gulag for not meeting quota. Not a capitalist don't get me wrong, but there's no system where bad "art" gets a free pass
    >MAD4 captcha

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but there's no system where bad "art" gets a free pass
      That system is communism anon, when you make intentionally bad art for "the greater good" or something and still gets paid by the government.

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *flop flop flop flop flop*
    GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT GO BANKRUPT

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AHHH YOU'RE LIQUIDATING INSIDE ME~

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        MY ASSETS ARE MOVING ON THEIR OWN

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AHHH YOU'RE LIQUIDATING INSIDE ME~

      MY ASSETS ARE MOVING ON THEIR OWN

      roflmao

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one on this planet is living under a democracy or capitalism.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >capitalism
      only if you have some goofy ancap definition of it. we have a market-based economy with private ownership, and a capitalist class firmly in control in society, sounds like capitalism to me.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *sniff *Sniff
    I smell a remote

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you have enough of your own money homosexual

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe they should stop with DEI and sweet baby shit, also wasnt it just released that they cautioned devs against making attractive woman?

    you get what you fricking deserve phil.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think we are far from capitalism or communism when someone higher up is paying you something for your company/business to fail, lose money, and lose your core customers, but then pretend like you don't know why.

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >nothing but bad decision after bad decision, shit game after shit game
    >it's those evil capitalists!
    Hang this gimp from a lamp post

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe stop with ESG and moderating gamers and just carry on like in the old days and there would be profit you dumb frick

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like investor problem.
    Next time make profitable games and save money for rainy days.

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >drive away core audience (white males)
    >business tanks
    I wonder whose fault it is? Anyway, just like with women, I judge a game company by its past and will steer clear.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i-i gotta make m-money
    then stop making pozzed crap. go back to making boomer shooters with blood and guts like gears of war. bring on the beautiful sexy women.

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