why is firing unproductive workers LE EVIL?

why is firing unproductive workers LE EVIL?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they were productive before you bought their company.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Were they though?
      Isn't one of the studios that were shut down the one that created Redfall?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        before being bought by microshit they made Prey

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          which also didn't sell well
          nether did deathloop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And zenimax put them on redfall. One of the leads of prey already left before that because zenimax forced them to use the 'prey' name which they didn't want to do. Zenimax was already fricking it's employees long before MS was involved. Why do you pretend to like things and not know anything about them?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Forces them to make a game no one wants
        >Rushes them to ship early
        >Blames them on a podcast
        >Apologizes for that & takes blame
        >Says they won't shut them down
        >Shuts them down

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          based. never give wokies time to prepare for firings

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't say they were good, I said productive.
        Wanting good to come out of american companies is oxymoronic.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If creating literal shit is productive, then literally no person on the planet deserves to be fired.
          Make a shit game, pay the price.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >pay the price.
            except the executive board didn't

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Put out a shit game, blame your underlings and close the studio, keep getting paid
            Fixed

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Except Tango is nipig trash

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can't order an employee to make shit, then complain when they comply

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tango was incredibly productive. They were at a point where they had multiple teams and were starting to release things on a consistent basis. Ghostwire is their only bad (or mediocre? can't tell by reviews) game.

        Bethesda's infamously awful advertising did them no favors.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With the influx of M$ money, they probably added a bunch of DEI hires during the pandemic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because Xbox's studios were doing so swimmingly before the pandemic.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And gave them positions of power over the people actually making anything.

        Because Xbox's studios were doing so swimmingly before the pandemic.

        All of those big companies are nepo ponds made to line up the curriculum of rich people's kids. It doesn't matter if the money is actually there or not, it will still flow, pay the ridiculous CEO salary for some moronic gender studies grad because her dad has influence, and leave the studio in a debt bigger than the buiding's weight in gold after these parasites leave.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol
      lmao even

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Meant for

        Still leagues better than Nintendo's game output.
        The past 10 years of Pokemon games have been a miserable experience. But alas, I recognize that GameFreak gets a lot of shit for it as well.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If that's the case, why would they sell their souls to Microsoft in the first place?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they fired the productive workers instead of the unproductive ones.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If they were valuable he would not of fired them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Brain of a Child

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Corporate Bloat is the phenomenon where the sector that handles budget fires the actual productive talent to improve its quality of life until it's really not a company that produces things anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Productive? Their game was selling like shit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you said that more than a month ago you got called a Snoy for it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        people want variety in game pass, and hi fi rush added variety

        they are killing their most valuable studios

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All of their games sell like shit because they get put on gamepass day 1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Because they fired the productive workers instead of the unproductive ones.

      I don't fricking understand this. I witnessed it first hand at my previous job.

      >All the good employees leave one by one until I am the only one left
      >Literally doing the work of three other employees
      >Productivity states are posted for all employees to see
      >Constantly tell management to hire more people or fire the shit ones that cant even meet quota and replace them
      >Nothing ever happens
      >Say frick it
      >Scale myself back and leave early when my twice my quota is done
      >Shit employees whine that I leave early
      >Nothing happens to me because I am not only meeting my daily quota but exceeding it
      >Shit employees b***h that nothing happened to me
      >Suddenly the quota system is changed to be department based instead of individual based
      >Told I cant leave unless ALL work is done
      >Literately so much work the whole department would need to work 10 to 12 hour shifts at current staffing levels
      >Get awkward looks from management when I point out that this does nothing to fix the base problem of not enough workers and to many shit ones
      >Flat refuse
      >They fire me
      >Find out a week later that the department imploded since I was literally holding it together with my productivity
      >Department is closed and the work sent to other facilities
      >Management blames me instead of the shit workers or themselves for not hiring more

      I don't fricking understand.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Management blames me instead of the shit workers or themselves for not hiring more
        Office politics in a nutshell. It's common as frick.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    qrd?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guys behind massive hits like Death loop, Redfall and Hi-fi Rush got axed, now none of those games can have engoodening.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Death Loop devs didn't get shut down, the Austin Studio did

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    le evil corporation man just like my hecking movies

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't they firing the overpaid managers and executives that can't give a clear direction, vision or order so the workers know what to do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they are the one to determine who gets fired

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't the workers work for themselves?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because of fordism.
        No big company hires people who actually know how to make a game.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ford wanted to pay workers, Dodge wanted to pay investors. The ~~*court*~~ agreed with dodge.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because of fordism.
            No big company hires people who actually know how to make a game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        le bootstraps xD

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not le bootstraps
          why don't the workers form a cooperative game development company?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >why don't the devs pull themselves up by le bootstraps xD

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Basically what you're saying is that they're too incompetant to start their own game company right?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They are. American studios hire the cheapest they can in large numbers.
                The most incompetent of those manage to become CEOs

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's funny to watch dev you thought were good try to start their own company and then just make she games
                >remember blizzard north dev who made flagship studio and sunk their studio with Hellgate: London

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Basically what you're le saying is that they're too incompetent to le pull themselves up by their their le bootstraps xD

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, it's always shocking to me how allergic people are to starting their own business. I've learned that there are people who are simply cattle that will work for a wage their entire lives
                Like that Breakroom tripgay

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >le bootstraps xD

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I've learned that there are people who are simply cattle that will work for a wage their entire lives
                Got any more insights for us genius?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes, it's always shocking to me how allergic people are to starting their own business
                Confirmed never started his own business lmao. Only homosexuals that never tried anything themselves say moronic shit like this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's funny because I do have one so I know exactly how easy it was. Then when I showed my success morons are quick to come along and ask how to do it too.

                The problem is you have nothing to offer anybody, and are cattle who can't think of anything

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yet TV repair places exist. Not everyone who starts a business is going to succeed, but I automatically hold people who attempt it higher in regard than those who rationlize permanently wage slaving

                >Lel self made man on Ganker
                Is there any board with as many posers like on Ganker, almost none of you homosexuals are actually successful and if you were you wouldn't be posting at all

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A goalpost just flew over my house. Whats your definition of my business being successful?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Starting your own business with what money moron? This isn't the 80s, borrowing money is hard and cost of living is through the roof to where even six figures in some places evaporates to rent prices.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >This isn't the 80s, borrowing money is hard and cost of living is through the roof to where even six figures in some places evaporates to rent prices.

                Twitterbrained

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if businesses are being shitty just start your own business live in a shack and take out loans with 20% interest

                homosexualbrained

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How is he wrong Black person?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because he argues like this

                >if businesses are being shitty just start your own business live in a shack and take out loans with 20% interest

                homosexualbrained

                >there are only extremes

                that's why you homosexuals never get anything done

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not the same anon your just fricking moronic. Take your homosexual opinions somewhere else.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That doesn't explain how he's wrong. Are you moronic?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But you are the one who said shack in nowhere.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So where's your game, homosexual

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Starting your own business with what money moron?

                You don't need money to make a small game by yourself in your free time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You don't need to start a business to start a business just do it by yourself in your free time

                What is it with you fricking morons

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hey moron, how's anyone gonna start a business in this environment when the average person just buys everything online or in a supermarket

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're too moronic to see how moronic you are
                >dude Walmart exists how can any business that sells stuff also exist?!

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >No argument
                I accept your concession homosexual, go start a business with only two costumers per year and see how long you last

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, tell me how independent retailers can exist in the same country as walmart

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Yeah bro all those independent stores like...uhhh...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I guarantee you, any city or town you name will have independent retailers despite walmart existing. That simple fact destroys your entire world view so I don't expect you to understand it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Existing is not the same as being actually profitable but I wouldn't expect a larping bootstraps gay to understand anyway

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's hard to stay open without profits, I guarantee you again that those retailers you refuse to look up have been around longer than you

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Okay liar.

                t. Actually does see small retailers close all the time because nobody goes to them anymore

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My dad started a TV repair business in the 80s and he was always struggling. He would have done better at a different job. You never think of all the cases where self started businesses fail or lead to poverty wages.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yet TV repair places exist. Not everyone who starts a business is going to succeed, but I automatically hold people who attempt it higher in regard than those who rationlize permanently wage slaving

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They do but only higher end TV repairs make any money. Replacement components either stopped being available for repair shops or were hundreds of dollars so the repairs weren't worth it for lower end TVs. If your $1000 TV goes kaput you'll probably just pick up another one instead of repairing it for $300. It's a dying industry. At least that's what my Dad said. Could be pure cope.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because they don't want to make games. What they want is to collect healthcare and steal wages they haven't earned.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But enough about corporate executives.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How are they supposed to leech of from just other leeches?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          By becoming MBA cokeheads who get paid to run studios into the ground while unwashed asses on a Mongolian piss drinking board defends you for it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why don't the boss make the games themselves?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Those lines of coke aren't going to snort themselves

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But how will he get money for the coke if he isn't making Grand Theft Auto 6 all by himself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you want the real non-meme answer?

        Corporations have absolutely gutted the individual. In order to work for yourself you need a general amount of income that daily expenses won't put you in the fricking dirt.

        Most people are unable to survive without some sort of government job subsidizing their rent and lifestyle. in the past it wasn't so bad hence why you could previously get a bunch of your friends together and start a Vidya company paying them peanuts for a while.
        But in an age where the average rent starts at the $2000s this is completely unfeasible

        America has gutted it's entrepreneurs in favor of housing scams and corporations

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >America has gutted it's entrepreneurs in favor of housing scams and corporations
          And that's just the US, trying starting a company anywhere else and you either have governments gutting you with taxes, or with endless amounts of red-tape that means you need to have studied entrepeneurship just to be able to navigate setting up your business. Compare to the US where you fill out a form and send a check for $50 to your state comptroller and we still have it good - and we STILL have ruined small business entrpeneurship.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just move out of your designer apartment for while to some rural area where you can pay peanuts for rent or better yet buy some shack for price of a blowjob and bring over few mattresses and chicken or two.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Just move out of your designer apartment
            Where's your game, homosexual

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Just move to a rural area bro
            I'm sorry, where in America is there cheap enough housing even for a studio? Even in bum frick Kansas apartments start at $1200

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Bro if you don't have $1200 on had then you need to stop living in your moms basement and get a job asap.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >on had

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't the point of the argument that you're unable to make games BECAUSE corporations have made it that you're unable to survive without wage slaving 9 - 5?

                What's your argument even?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just live like a serf and start your own buisness in Fent town, USA

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're moronic if you think only small towns have drug problems. Large swaths of big cities are occupied by fentanyl zombies now

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're a moron who doesn't understand what per capita means. Hollowed out ex-industrial towns have far more drug overdose deaths per capita than big cities where people actually work in tech. Frick off with this 'move to a small town and start a business' garbage. it's fricking pathetic

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, because coal mining towns in Appalachia represent all small towns. Definitely not cherry picking.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Learn how to read.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Learn how to think homosexual. Enjoy having to avoid bum shit on the sidewalk.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You don't know how to think you have shit for brains.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >make your own business
            >its difficult to make ends meet how do I get the initial investment for a business
            >move out into a shack in the boonies
            >but all the customers I would have are in the city
            Your advice isn't worth much.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >>move out into a shack in the boonies
              >>but all the customers I would have are in the city
              What industry are we talking about again?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What industry doesnt need customers?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you're right I forgot that I only buy games from my local farmers market there's no such thing as the internet where you can sell your product anywhere

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh I forgot all the most profitable game businesses and best game devs are living out in the middle of bumfrick nowhere

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You said shack in the middle of nowhere. Most shacks dont have internet.

                How is being in $100000 studio help with any of that?

                You generally would want to work with people to make your game so you need to usually live near them. There are very few solo devs and most of them spent years being supported by family/spouses who had jobs.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you are planning only selling your videogame in one city only you are in for bad time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How are you going to make or sell a game in a shack with no internet?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How is being in $100000 studio help with any of that?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How is babby formed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The best thing about being the boss is that you don't have to take the blame for anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda antisemitic, don’t you think?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are you some kind of COMMIE?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Management class looks after its own. Can't just fire a shitty middle manager, it's like admitting you did a shit job in hiring him.

      Once you actually stop producing something or a service, ego takes over to justify your existence.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boss: "we should make [absolutely terrible idea]"
    *terrible product flops*
    Boss: "that means the employees are incompetent, gotta fire them."

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ah yes, because THE ONLY PROBLEM with redfall was it's idea, of course.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The problem was Microsoft didn't immediately cancel the project and have arkane work on an actual game that would have been good instead of wasting their time on live service slop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >suits should just let creators create and not interfere with creative process!
          >NOOO NOT LIKE THAT?!?!11!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >suits not interfering
            >deciding to make redfall
            Choose one

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Remind me, when did
              >redfall enter pre-production
              >MS acquire the studio
              ?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All the creatives at arkane wanted to make redfall, which is why 70% of the Austin team who had worked on Prey would be gone by the time Redfall's development was complete years after after Microsoft bought them

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was announced 3 months after MS acquired it, if you think that wasn't enough for execs to frick it up you need to find a job that doesn't involve asking your mom for tendies, as you've yet to experience corporate moronation.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A vampire themed imm sim would've been so good...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't even like vampires, but that's mostly because most media surrounding them is shit. We could use a competent vampire game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Live service Arkane game
            >Let's current year the cast to the max too
            Yes, it was the idea moron. Redfall without live service and awful "we are displaying our milquetoast liberal politics" character design is a fine concept for an Arkane game. Getting a shotgun with 3564 power to replace your 2564 power identical shotgun while your black girl with a sidecut character complains about student loans sounds like some kind of torture Roko's Basilisk designed to punish humanity.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Except Microsoft is notoriously hands off. I think a truth that gamers have difficulty accepting is that execs--the ones who actually play games, that is--are better at evaluating viability than the devs themselves. Devs are too close to the product and start to think a game system is automatically good because they spent so much time on it or else they start to go up their own ass believing themselves to be auteur geniuses.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >have difficulty accepting is that execs--the ones who actually play games, that is--are better at evaluating viability than the devs themselves
        No they're not, moron. Producers and product managers are. Execs don't do much of anything other than set arbitrary earnings goals that other people have to figure out how to meet, and spend company money on acquisitions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this x100, Phil came in with this motto of letting them have creative freedom and leave them be and look what happens, they make shit ass random games no one wanted.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There was no creative freedom in the development of Redfall, though. The higher-ups at ZeniMax demanded a multiplayer game to trick potential buyers with the promise of microtransaction profits (and Microsoft fell for it). It's absolutely not what the team, the actual devs, wanted to make.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they gotta learn how to be Tard Wranglers
        some of these devs need to be broken

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"We have to cut costs by letting these employees go"
    >t. CEO paying himself a salary of 10 million dollars

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >CEO runs company into the ground and destroys the companies reputation
      >Leaves with hundred million dollar bonus and hired as CEO to another company

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kek, when did "game development" become welfare for lefties? Like cmon, have some dignity and at least pretend you're going to be fine selling out to someone else.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yet they fired their only Japanese devs who made the best game they've had in years.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A productive remote worker who gets called in can just call your bluff. That's what I did and I got a pay raise and a new title at a better firm. Thankfully I don't have to deal with morons like you in upper management anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Explain why golden parachutes are LE BAD. That’s right you can’t.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Incentivizes failure and bailing.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Without them, the CEOs wouldn't take the job.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why should CEOs get those jobs?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And? As far as I can tell they get rewarded whether they succeed or fail. Have literally anyone else do it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And? Why not automate CEO's with AI? Imagine a CEO who can track 50 different market trends at the same time. Maasive cost savings as well.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              an AI is only as good as the data it's being fed. imagine an AI CEO that's being fed garbage data by incompetent morons and thinks "we should make 20 monopoly go clones"

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              what a moronic post
              Like you are actually mentally moronic. You think a chatbot trained on Reddit posts should do decision making for the entire company? You think GPT has a network of industry contacts? You think it can resolve interpersonal conflicts? What the frick is wrong with you?

              I've seen some dumb Black folk on this board but I think you may be the stupidest one I have ever seen

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you israeli?

                an AI is only as good as the data it's being fed. imagine an AI CEO that's being fed garbage data by incompetent morons and thinks "we should make 20 monopoly go clones"

                So have the board direct the ceobot and have it as a tool, the same way current CEO structures work. Or just feed the AI good data.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No I'm not israeli anon. Is it only israelites that point out your ideas are fricking stupid and you have an IQ of 80?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Its more the seething over the fact the suits arent worth much that makes you seem israeli.
                >a computer cant resolve interpersonal conflict
                Neither can most CEO's.
                >but it doesnt have industry contacts
                It would be able to speak to anyone in the industry in the world almost instantly and likely would not be hindered by a lamguage barrier the same way a human CEO would.
                Actually the whole thing about industry connections appears to be defending nepotism more than getting the right people for the job.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >your ideas are fricking stupid and you have an IQ of 80
                Oh the irony.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Or just feed the AI good data.
                That would require admitting and naming exactly which executives are competent and which are poison.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >network of industry contacts
                >resolve interpersonal conflicts
                >ceo
                speaking of shit dumb Black folk believe

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the CEO position is literally worthless. They don't do anything

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >They don't do anything
              Lol, dumb goy.

              They are fall guys for the board of directors, which are the one with actual power. The CEO does whatever they tell him to, including the stupid shit.
              If the shit-hitting-the-fan is minor, you fire random employees.
              If it's scandal-tier, you fire the CEO.

              That's why they always find another job easily.
              As long as they shut up and let the blame get pinned on them without saying shit like "that was a board order tho, idea from director X and Y to be precise", they accomplished their mission.
              The masses get an easy "win", and the actually powerful people responsible for the frick up keep their ass intact.
              That's why golden parachute will never go away. They the actual reason behind how being modern CEO work as job.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hey at least we have the high quality AAA Bethesda titles to look forward to

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it could be me next.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But they didn't fire the unproductive workers. The whole leadership team is still there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      am i sure about their gender?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All of those women in charge of something they don't give a single frick about
      No wonder Xbox is dead in the water.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well the moment you hire someone who DOES give a frick about gaming you get fat danger hair dykes who want every penis unless trans in their immediate space to get fired for looking at them whatsoever while also NOT getting anything done.

        i would rather it be this way than the other way around.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Experiences Development
        >Gaming Communications
        >Gaming Ecosystem Organisation
        Really laying on the non-job positions to pad out that exec team

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >diverse team
      >failing with nearly unlimited funds
      top kek

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil got fired?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you don't get it, companies are not allowed to fire people because they just aren't, ok bigot?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day reddit scum your kind is not wanted here.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I think about what a waste the AAA game development industry is. It takes the better part of a decade and hundreds/thousands of people to make one video game. Wouldn’t we be better off if they were building stuff like bridges and housing instead?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could say that about pretty much any piece of entertainment creation

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not really, literature is created by one person and enjoyed by millions for generations. Music is created by small groups. Games are forgotten almost immediately and take immense Human Resources to develop. Hollywood is somewhat similar but they’re headed for a crash too.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > literature is created by one person and enjoyed by millions for generations
          Less than 1 in a million books are like that.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Games are quite variable in the regard with indie or smaller budget titles not costing 100+ million to make
          I agree AAA need to restructure or they will crash

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ghost of Tsushima cost $60 million. Hitman 3 cost $22 million. That games from Sony and Microsoft are getting to $200 million is because they hire too many Americans in too many pointless positions. Good games can be done for under $100 million

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Most good games are made under $100 million and usually a lot less, really at those stupid high budgets are just wasteful.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I still remember Hacha Mecha Fighter despite only looking at someone play it at the arcades.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Hollywood is somewhat similar but they’re headed for a crash too.
          those "people" are literally modern court jesters.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No you're thinking of twitch streamers

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Balatro was made by one dude

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The vast majority of literature is ass that nobody reads

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because people have passions, and said passions can bring in a lot of profit if done right.
      Not all people have a passion for building bridges or writing shit books. So if they can get paid doing what they love, which is making games, then that's their life goal and freedom to pursue as long as they can get paid for it.
      However sometimes, just like bad construction companies, things don't always go well and people get fired. This is healthy in that it creates competitiveness and a desire to do well rather than slack off.
      In return you get;
      - People following their passion and doing well
      - Companies making profit and divesting
      - A form of media that people use to forget about the work/air off steam, relax or bond with others
      When you get this deep about something you might as well ask "what is the meaning of life"? Which is ultimately where all reasoning leads to when asked about anything in such a way.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't know if evil but imagine you chopped off your limbs whenever they went numb.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"firing unproductive workers"
    >kills Tango who made their best game in years
    >343i still around despite fricking the golden goose with no lube
    Phil Spencer is a absolute Black person and makes Don Matric look like a saint.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tango who made their best game in years
      Sauce? Last I heard it underperformed to the point the producer had to publicly take the blame and quit.

      >343i still around despite fricking the golden goose with no lube
      Sauce?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Sauce?
        >Sauce?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >trust me bro, i'm a fairy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hi-Fi is shit. It was shit a year ago and it is shit now. They rightfully flushed the studio.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can smell the curry powder and cow shit on you, jeeter

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    normally i would agree with you but wokesoft is simply buying IPs and getting rid of the workers. they dont have any plans to make good products.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and i would also like to add that microsoft's company is packed with roasties and other activists who dont do shit. i see them everywhere and they never get fired either.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy new studio
    >put unproductive workers in charge of productive workers
    >the final product is shit because the people in charge of the project are morons
    >alternatively, the product is good but doesn't sell a gorillion units and saves your failed brand, so it's not good enough for your ridiculous expectations
    >fire the productive workers either way
    >Ganker claps as they live under the delusion that le woke blue haired feminist and Rajeesh were the ones fired
    >the same people Ganker claims to hate are then put in charge of another studio so the cycle can continue
    This board is full of braindead corporate dicksuckers, keep making excuses for an idiot who had a decade to turn things around yet consistently shoots itself in the foot with a 12-gauge.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If they are doing so bad job why are people being more and more of their products?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >why are people being

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most of it is just contrarian homosexualry. 75% of this site is just morons trying to get a rise out of other morons.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >keep making excuses for an idiot who had a decade to turn things around yet consistently shoots itself in the foot with a 12-gauge.

      What metric are you using? Because from where I can see it looks like last decade has been going really well for them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >All of Microsoft is now Xbox

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >all gaming is xbox

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's Microsoft who's making these billion dollar investments. kek

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Xbox division is a tiny portion of Microsoft dummy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And a big portion of the gaming industry.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And a negative portion of the good games

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Funny though. They have more games in Sony's top 10 than Sony does. Funny how that works

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All of them bought and then ruined by Microsoft, face it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Still leagues better than Nintendo's game output.
                The past 10 years of Pokemon games have been a miserable experience. But alas, I recognize that GameFreak gets a lot of shit for it as well.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Still leagues better than Nintendo's game output.
                >Lists exclusively the only franchise that has game development led by a rogue bunch of morons that even other Nintendo fans shit on consistently.
                At least say something like TotK, Sakurai alone shits on the entirety of MS.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't that game a fricking copy paste of the previous game? Ori 2 isn't a copy paste of the first game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, that's why I've gracefully handed it to you in good faith so you could shit on it.
                >Ori 2
                But it still managed to be as shit as the first game. Also, very ingenious to compare Ori 2 to it instead of Metroid.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can call TotK shit if I want. Probably even have more reasons to do that.

                Also
                >MercurySteam TRASH
                those guys managed to kill Castlevania.
                You should be thankful that Microsoft has decided to give you Ori.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I can call TotK shit if I want.
                I know, that was my point from the beggining, get up with the program kid.
                >those guys managed to kill Castlevania.
                Now you're just lying.
                Castlevania was killed by Komoney, just like every other franchise that isn't downright gambling.
                Ori is shit, it has been shit since day 1, it's even worse than procedurally generated crap like Sundered.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm lying???? Brother, amigo, my chump. MercuryShit was given an extremely high budget to rescue Castlevania, TWICE. Before they just said frick it and made their 2D eurotrash no one but Nintendo cultists like.

                These guys killed the series, like, they took it backdoors and put a bullet between the head.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >2D eurotrash no one but Nintendo cultists like.
                Bro you were defending Ori not 3 posts ago.
                As shitty as Lords of Shadow was, the blame doesn't lie with the euros, Konami is the one that consistently killed most of it's franchises, Mercury did Metroid good twice.
                Castlevania died because it didn't lend itself well to gambling like yugioh and soccer did, and because Iga left, you can seethe all you want, the truth is still there.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You should be thankful that Microsoft has decided to give you dogshit

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Xbox
                >leagues better than Nintendo's game output.
                hahahahaaha no

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's fastest growing division in terms of revenue thoghever.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Now lets see their revenue without ABK

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >up 55 points from activision deal
            Damn, maybe it was good deal afteral.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              $85 billion is actually $0 if you actually think about it revenues are just profits and when you have the fastest growing revenues that actually means all time high profits

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Now show us number without GAAS money.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do the same for every company then. Sony, Tencent, EA, Ubisoft and while you're at it, remove Pokemon merchandise for Nintendo.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >GAAS slop doesn't wo-

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              -rk

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And why does anon say "revenue" and not "profit"? RIGHT because Microsoft just BOUGHT A BUNCH OF FRICKING COMPANIES, INFLATING REVENUE IN THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND INEFFICIENT WAY POSSIBLE.

            have a nice day

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >nooo you can't think of the long term, you MUST think of the short term only

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Gotta waste money to make money. It's a concept you don't understand because Nintendo is unable to make any move at all. Because the risk of failing for them might tank the company for good.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They weren't unproductive, they just didn't make big IP. That's all Microsoft is going to be now, big online IP on every platform

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hi Fi Rush
    Great Xbox game from Microsoft

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

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

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

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

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

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

    >Crackdown
    Great Xbox game brought to you by Xbox

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

    >Forza 7
    Based Xbox does it again

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

    >Fable 1/2
    Great series thanks to Xbox

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

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

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

    >Redfall
    Arkane never made anything good nothing of value was lost not Xbox's fault

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

    >Starfield
    Bethesda destroyed themselves Zenimax would have blown it too

    Tails I win heads you lose.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hi Fi Rush is a 7. Forza is worse than GT. Starfield is a 6. Halo is a dead series. Sea of Thieves is a good PS5 game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man what a shit list of games you decided to defend. Sea of thieves? Really?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sea of Thieves has been good for years now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who even said this? The imaginary ghosts that live in your head?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can be a newbie all you like but at the end of the day no one who's lurked for more than a month is buying your gaslighting bullshit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sucks right? You come to these threads because you think you have it so easy. But then someone like me starts asking you to make sense our of your shitposts and you shit yourself.
          Perhaps you shouldn't be such a Black person. Start by that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Sucks right? You come to these threads because you think you have it so easy. But then someone like me starts being a Black person and acting obtuse and pretending xbox fans never said those things while I shit myself
            Fixed that for you, worthless Black person.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, I know you're a pro at copy pasting, you spamming b***h.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Yeah I know I'm a pro at being a Black person who denies common xbox fanboy rhetoric like the b***h I am
                fixed again worthless Black person

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >shill gets exposed
            >"Black person"
            like clockwork

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let's all be honest here. People only care because they killed Tango. No one gives a farting duck about the other guys.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong Black person

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But Phil wasn't fired

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They kill an entire studio that was actively making video games (and not out of spite unlike redfall) you have to be a big bootlicker to justify that

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the likelihood that Tango gameworks devs gets recruited by Sony to form their own studio?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And be beholden to another evil giant?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sony doesn't just willy nilly close down good studios

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sony
      Low, Sony is too busy going full moronic with the Paramount acquisition. Besides, Sony already killed Japan Studios and hasn't showed any interested in recreating that or making more Japanese studios.
      Tango employees will probably get picked by a bunch of different studios, maybe some will go to Nintendo given their recent hiring sprees.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Paramount acquisition
        Paramount has a gaming studio they want to buy?

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people don’t know it’s not Phil or satya, but bill controlling the strings and decisions in the company
    morons

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hey man, Bill's my favorite KotH character. So relatable. 🙂

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Studio is successful
    >Microsoft pays a shitload of money to acquire them
    >Studio never makes another good game again
    Tale old as time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And this will always happen with any aquisition because the old owners are selling their ownership and decision-making power. Without that power you can't decide to hire the employees you think are best, you cant take the risks you want, you can't make the investments you want, you can't do anything.
      This will never change, if you like a product or service and a shitty company buys it, it will go to shit. Learn this lesson early and you won't be so upset later down the line

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rare was shit too. I was an N64 only house and I still knew their games were shit. Goldeneye hard carried the “Rare is awesome” narrative. Put them on a console with actual competition and you are quickly reminded they are the ones behind Nightmare on Elm Street, Sesame Street: 123, and Beetlejuice.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Their most successful game ever was sea of thieves,

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >muh productivity
    We're talking about people's survival here. Yes, firing people so a million dollar company can save a few bucks is evil.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have no sympathy for game devs that get 5-8 years to work on a game along with unlimited PTO and a bunch of other bullshit. THey are lazy spoiled brats and should get real jobs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >put a lot of DEI shit in your games
      >end result is garbage
      >get laid off
      >"g-guy this isn't funny anymore!"

      It never was.
      Now die.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All the heads of the company responsible for the DEI shit you hate so much in the first place still get to keep their jobs

        But they didn't fire the unproductive workers. The whole leadership team is still there.

        you are a worm

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >All the heads of the company responsible for the DEI shit you hate so much in the first place still get to keep their jobs

          fine if they keep dabbing on homosexuals
          I'm not buying their slop either way

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >put a lot of DEI shit in your games
            >end result is garbage
            >get laid off
            >"g-guy this isn't funny anymore!"

            It never was.
            Now die.

            Anything that harms Triple A studios is advantageous
            Big CEO being a big israelite and dabbing on nepotistic morons who have done nothing but gatekeep their entire lives is based

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              dumb frogposting Black person

              Look, it's just that DEI homosexuals (and their collaborators) suffering brings me joy.

              Ugh.. I know I know it sucks.

              I just like to see them suffering.
              That's all
              I'm sorry.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >BLUYH LBBUHE LBUEL MUH DEI MUH DEI
                Shut the frick up Black person

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                wait but you said you were fine with the "DEI homosexuals" keeping their job

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            dumb frogposting Black person

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >every microsoft bought or created studio has created almost only garbage for 10 years
    >the common denominator is microsoft
    >"hmmmmm this must be all those different studios' employees fault"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's funny because they actually think this. Not even Snoys and Tendies are that credulous.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hey, Forza Horizon one was good, even thought they kept fricking up the sequels

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People often talk about Hi-Fi rush, but neglect to mention Ghostwire Tokyo, the flop that was so forgettable that people didnt even know it was made

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >game is a success
    >studio says it's a success
    >publisher says it's a success
    >game wins multiple awards
    >studio is given funding to expand and hire more employees to expand and capitalize on that success
    >because this briefly means there is a period where they are spending money rather than making money, this makes the line go down
    >shareholders sperg out because the line can NEVER EVER go down
    >studio is immediately closed
    Anyone defending this is either moronic or a shill. There are no exceptions.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
      >"I SAW RED!!! CLOSE IT! CLOSE IT! CLOSE IT! CLOSE IT!"
      They're like overgrown children having a tantrum over vegies.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Companies have a MORAL obligation to return the shareholders investment

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's how it works though? Did you ever had a job, you commie frick.

          >be farmer
          >fertilise your field
          >plat your crops
          >have to wait for harvest
          >get anxious because downtime
          >panic and burn down your farm
          >crisis averted
          Didn't these drooling morons say they were thinking 10+ years ahead?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            More like
            >be farmer
            >fertilise your field
            >plat your crops
            >have to wait for harvest
            >see weed (you don't have loisence for that) infesting your field
            >panic and burn down infested field
            >crisis averted

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bad farmer according to Gankereddit:
            >be farmer
            >fertilise your field
            >plat your crops
            >have to wait for harvest
            >see weeds killing your crops
            >panic get rid of the weeds
            >crisis averted
            >make bank

            Good farmer according to Gankereddit:
            >be farmer
            >fertilise your field
            >plat your crops
            >have to wait for harvest
            >see weeds killing your crops
            >do nothing (weed lives matter yo)
            >lose your harvest as nobody want to buy your shit mixed in with who know what
            >go broke

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Wow, is Phil's wiener really that nice in your mouth?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's how it works though? Did you ever had a job, you commie frick.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Did you ever had a job

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            XD

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >because this briefly means there is a period where they are spending money rather than making money, this makes the line go down
      This is the crux of it. Companies are run by morons that only know how to make line go up by cutting costs. The problem is, especially for a tech company, if you stop spending on innovation and development of new products, your only other course of action to higher profits is making your existing products cheaper (and worse) / culling your workforce (outsource to India).
      Companies got so addicted to free money to fund R&D, none of the fricking moronic homosexuals heading these bloated mountains of crap know how to work in any other way.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Companies are run by morons that only know how to make line go up by cutting costs
        The ironic thing is Sony are the ones that should cut costs so their games can sell on just the console and still make money because it should be about keeping people around for them.
        Their most reliable income is from royalties on the PlayStation but first party got way to expensive and is forcing them to PC but that puts the royalties in jeopardy for obvious reasons.

        Think of it like this. Sony lives by a freshwater spring that never runs out but they're demands are more than the spring can give so they're leaving the safety and certainty of it.
        Microsoft has lives by the lake and want to make it bigger but doesn't want to add any new water so it just ends up being shallower and might dry up if they're not more careful.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Excuse the typos. kek
          I just recovered from a cold, I'm a little out of it.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Notice nobody would be this mad if it was just Redfall devs being shut down, so they had to throw in HiFi Rush because some people actually like that game. I liked it too but you have to remember it's not some AA indie sudden smash hit, it was from a AAA studio and it came out of nowhere on Game Pass Day 1 during a drought so nobody who would've bought it actually bought it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I liked it too but you have to remember it's not some AA indie sudden smash hit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is this like the black spot for xbox devs
        >they said they couldn't be happier with our team
        >FRICK, we're gonna get fired

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This has been Microsoft's M.O. for years. Frick, it's the M.O. of EVERY big non-Jap (Playstation included) publisher for years. They buy up studios, publish the games they were already making (Hi-Fi Rush was already almost finished when Micro$oft bought them, as was Ghostwire) and kill the studio when those games underperform so they can tell shareholders "LOOK WE MADE MONEY THIS QUARTER SINCE WE'RE NOT PAYING ALL THOSE EMPLOYEES :^)". It backfired a little this time because Hi-Fi Rush ended up performing well despite shadowdropping with no fricking marketing and Prey had a cult following, but nothing will ever change. Western corporate culture is literally the death of everything. It is an endless pox upon the land and there is no fixing it without a full scale fricking upheaval.
          If you want something to blame, blame Ford v. Dodge Motor Co. Blame GE. Blame the moronic fricking corrupt politicians who take bribes and call it "Lobbying". We live in HELL.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >kill the studio when those games underperform so they can tell shareholders "LOOK WE MADE MONEY THIS QUARTER
            This. You can even see it happening in this thread.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it came out of nowhere on Game Pass Day 1
      And who's fault is that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nobody who would've bought it actually bought it.
      The game was a top 5 seller on steam for weeks you fricking moron

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any decision made based around shareholders is ontologically evil.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Firing people is how they make more money. Record profits are followed by firing huge chunks of your workforce.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cutting cost to reduce operational losses
      sure, but where the "record profit" coming from? they can't just count tax write off as profits

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You do realize Phil can't do shit right? All this is coming from the pajeet up top. Phil is just the fall guy to take all the blame. I get xbox fans are mad but you're mad at literally the wrong person

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Phil is just the fall guy he dindu nuffin
      Incredible how you people bend over backwards to defend this chode. He's worse than Don Mattrick at this point

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don Mattrick at least had experience in game development. Phil Spencer came from Microsoft's consumer productivity products.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He's worse than Don Mattrick at this point

        Yeah, objectively. Phil inherited a system with Killer Instinct, Titanfall and Dead Rising secured as exclusives. What has Phil done in the following decade? Despite the shitty DRM and Kinect push Matrick still kept up with a steady stream of games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox wouldn't be so fricked if Phil did literally anything.
      There's nobody at Microsoft saying "You need to ship this game by day X" or "This game sucks, cancel it!" or "We're gonna need you to make this happen on Y budget". All the studios are just given a blank check and infinite time in the hopes that they'll make the next big thing and if the final game isn't that then sucks to be those devs losing their jobs.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because commiefornians believe they are entitled to employment

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Neither of those studios are in california moron

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nadella: Here's 100 Billion to grow the xbox brand, you have 3 years.
    >Phil: buys a bunch of studios
    3 years later
    >Nadella: Ok Where the frick is my 100 Billion back?

    They're both to blame but Phil went on a moronic buying spree and it hasn't paid back AT ALL

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      meant for

      You do realize Phil can't do shit right? All this is coming from the pajeet up top. Phil is just the fall guy to take all the blame. I get xbox fans are mad but you're mad at literally the wrong person

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Phil went on a moronic buying spree and it hasn't paid back AT AL

      It's fastest growing division in terms of revenue thoghever.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you stupid? Nadella even spoke against the FTC in court. He's the one pulling the strings for sure.
      Microsoft doesn't want to get out of this market. I don't think it's of America's interest to leave, considering how much China is eating from it.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything they own turns to shit, and all the talent they once had fled in fear. You can keep spewing shit like muh useless diversity hires all you want, but any Xbox Studio dev is fricking dogshit and it's because of Microsoft corporate interference and cutting corners with endless contract work. You can't have a studio make anything good when the turnover rate is high because working conditions are garbage while everything is outsourced to the cheapest bidder. Xbox is cancer

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be game dev
    >love the creative process
    >writing and re-writing and brain storming
    >microsoft buys my studio
    >5 years of iterating ideas and concepts
    >microsoft expects us to deliver a finished game
    >cobble a game together in 6 months
    >it's dogshit
    >sells like dogshit
    >they actually shut us down

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    atleast Jim Ryan visited the studio before he decided to frick them

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how nice of the CEO to visit us!
      >he's actually checking around to see how we operate so he can look for early warning signs for other studios

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People now pretending to care about a mobile game division they never heard of until now
    >A division that was made to make DLC now all being switched to the Elder Scrolls Online Division
    >A branch of a developer that made one overrated game that pissed on another one creation and a still broken as frick game
    >And lastly a nip company that made mediocre games for over 15 years
    I love outrage bait

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be Ganker
    >suck off trillion dollar multinational corporation that doesn't give a frick about me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The end goal of brainwashing the kids that never knew a world before acting like your average /misc/ tourist was common.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's nothing wrong with firing CEOs, managers, sub managers, HR and so on, OP

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is what silenced all of Ganker for five minutes straight. Everyone had to stop typing, sit back, and do some inner reflection. We were the bad guys all along.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ...when have any of those thing kept you safe in any industry?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Stop thinking and consume propaganda.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can't believe it. I'm being propagandized to hate those heckin innocent CEOs

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You unironically are, log off and talk with normal people

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Normal people are well known for defending CEO compensation and running cover for their moronic decisions making that gets people fired.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I see you followed the stop thinking part

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't own a single video game company, get fricked. That this dumbass thought you were ever safe from mismanagement in this industry is stupid.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ganker turned into the stock corporate villain from an 80s movie

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Xbox brand peaks with the 360 getting carried by Halo and devs dumbing down games from PC to console
    >new generation comes, it's the most important generation to win or lose (Phil: "We lost the worst generation to lose in the Xbox One generation") due to consumers building up digital libraries

    >rumors that the Xbone would be always online and have anti-used game systems
    >Xbox leadership (not devs) respond to rumors by not denying them but saying they're not a big deal
    >Xbone gets revealed
    >Xbox leadership (not devs) decide to focus presentation on Kinect and TV instead of games
    >Xbox leadership (not devs) talks more about watching TV with Xbox than playing games
    >Xbox leadership (not devs) reveals that kinect is always listening....in the same year there were massive concerns about NSA surveillance
    >Xbox leadership (not devs) go on record to deny backward compatibility (Don Mattrick: "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards")

    >time progresses, Xbone bombs, nothing they do can repair the damage done during the first impression
    >another generation passes and PS5 gets by through brand loyalty gathered from PS4, and nothing else, Xbox is dead in the water
    >present day: "IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF WORTHLESS EMPLOYEES THAT XBOX"
    lol
    lmao even

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why on earth would I live there?
      holy shit he failed the breakfast test

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't believe this dumbass thought mismanagement and that managers should ever be held accountable for it. What a moron.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they want to be productive and they were productive before Microsoft bought them and then put them on a shelf to die.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft killed way more studios than that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want to frick that pandunny

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All this butt mad over Microsoft and their stock value is still up.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, Xchads stay winning

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who needs good games when you can jerk off to stock prices

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft is a private arm of the US military, they will always be fine

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CEOs do not make decisions based on data, they make decisions based on vibes and then hire people to retroactively justify those decisions. If you replaced every company's leadership with an AI Algorithm that responded to metrics and NOTHING ELSE, the quality of every company in this industry would jump so significantly your jaw would drop

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the quality of every company in this industry would jump so significantly your jaw would drop
      Yeah but then israelites would have to admit that being a CEO of a company is literally easier than being a janitor.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >AI, maximize for profit
      >AI: everyone make mobile games with flashing lights and microtransactions

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Those are human CEOs already

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          guess humans are just as good as AI

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No cause they cost 100x as much.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            More like AI are just as good as human CEOs but don't cost nearly as much.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NOOOO THINK OF THE COMMUNITY MANAGERS!!!

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shalom!

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone post the image of the left side being white nerdy devs and the right side being trani Black person devs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Out dated. We don't care about microtransactions anymore, now it's all bout GAAS-scare.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hifi Rush was pretty good. If it came to all platforms for $30-40 like it would have been if Microsoft didn't buy them it would have made more money. Shadow dropping it on gamepass with no marketing was not a smart decision if they expected it to sell copies. Why aren't the idiots in charge of that decision getting fired? It's because the suits never get fired even when they make moronic decisions.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why aren't the idiots in charge of that decision getting fired?
      Because they have a network of industry contacts and can resolve interpersonal conflicts while the people who actually work on the game are actually just all lazy leaches and spoiled brats who should get real jobs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so yea nepotism. I scratch your back shit. Phil has had a decade to make Xbox great again and he is still employed.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The top dogs at the video game division in microsoft are the unproductive workers who need firing, not people who actually make video games

    Regardless of how shitty the games they made were, I'd rather have those people in the industry than whatever lizard freaks run the show

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the data suggests that Fallout 3 remastered and ESO will make 100x more money than anything Arkane and Tango will ever do, is Phil actually doing a bad job? It seems like that’s the right move from his position. It sucks for people who like creative video games but his job is creating value for shareholders.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do they need to shut down every other studio they buy in order to make Fallout remakes and ESO profitable? Why not just make smaller games and cashcow games at the same time? Imagine if Nintendo shut down HAL because Kirby games only sell like 2m copies just so they could make nothing but Mario Kart and Animal Crossing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It sucks for people who like creative video games but his job is creating value for shareholders.
      By spending billions on game devs to run them into the ground and make nothing but AAA sloppa

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >based microsoft ceo chasing big profits!!! take that libs!!!
    >why is le modern vidya so soulless????
    never change Ganker

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anything that harms Triple A studios is advantageous
      Big CEO being a big israelite and dabbing on nepotistic morons who have done nothing but gatekeep their entire lives is based

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        frogposting homosexual

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people are hating gamepass now? what happened? They were begging every single game to be there before

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they stopped the thing where I could keep getting the $1 monthly trial

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gamers complain about how corporations and AAA games are ruining the vidya industry
    >meanwhile AAA games keep selling more and more every year
    why are gamers like this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >meanwhile AAA games keep selling more and more every year
      If they were selling studios wouldn't have to close

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they're not tied to sales and they don't 'have' to close

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gamers /=/ Normalgays. Normalgays only buy the highly advertised shit that corps like Microsoft excrete out with a pained grunt, freshly laid on a bed of marketing ranging in the millions of dollars. Gamers are not the majority, which is why corps don't care for us.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gamers just means someone that plays video games

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad Phil will always be remembered as a corporate PR moron.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >noooooo don't fire my sisters noooooo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We love our sisters at Team Xbox

      But they didn't fire the unproductive workers. The whole leadership team is still there.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be Arkane Austin
    >drag your feet on an expensive new IP for half a decade
    >your developers don't care about what they're making
    >release a half assed product that barely functions never mind being a fun game
    >decide to shutter the studio instead of burning millions on another new project

    >be tango
    >you can work on anything you want
    >take years to work on a niche game in a crowded genre
    >played by few but praised by many
    >even giving it away on gamepass doesn't drive many people to play it
    >boss decides they can't afford to blow time and money on experiments that ultimately never stick
    >your studio gets shuttered

    What are Microsoft supposed to do? These studios weren't making anything that justified them staying open, they can't expect to sit on their ass losing money forever

    >be id software
    >your last major game release was 4+ years ago
    >nothing on the table now that you've dumped out two middling dlcs not many people played

    are you surprised they're next?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >These studios weren't making anything that justified them staying open,
      So much for that "break out hit"

      >I liked it too but you have to remember it's not some AA indie sudden smash hit

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    capitalisms is LE EvIL

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Communism is when you don't do mass layoffs to juice your stocks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        communision is the same shit as capitalisms

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hi Fi Rush
    Great Xbox game from Microsoft

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

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

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

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

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

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

    >Crackdown
    Great Xbox game brought to you by Xbox

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

    >Forza 7
    Based Xbox does it again

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

    >Fable 1/2
    Great series thanks to Xbox

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

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

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

    >Redfall
    Arkane never made anything good nothing of value was lost not Xbox's fault

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

    >Starfield
    Bethesda destroyed themselves Zenimax would have blown it too

    Tails I win heads you lose.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >HRT Rush
      Mediocre before and after

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man what a shit list of games you decided to defend. Sea of thieves? Really?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What are some better games that microsoft has published?
        Minecraft? What else?

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Buys every studio under the sun
    >barely makes any games
    >the few that come out are mostly mediocre or downright awful
    >Buhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh What are Microsoft supposed to do? I know buy another studio

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The insane thing is they currently have more IPs than both Nintendo and Sony, instead they're churning out the blandest shit possible. Guess thats what happens when you have 100 layers of management shitheads

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Be Xbox
      >Have literally dozens of IPs you could use or at least make some kind of small profit off of
      >Kill them all besides Forza and Halo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't to say Sony doesn't also get Larryed but man, Xbox does get the brunt of it.

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont know how forza has survived, it is the most sanitised, awful esgslop i've ever encountered, it is a decent game but the whole tone of it makes me want to shoot up a school

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of it is just contrarian homosexualry. 75% of this site is just morons trying to get a rise out of other morons.

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft might put Hellblade 2 on PS5
    Okay when is Halo on PS5/6, cause that means the Xbox brand fricking lost.

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I were CEO I'd fire all WFH babies frame one.
    Don't want to come into work like a functioning adult? Tough shit, have fun out in the streets!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Seethes over WFH out of nowhere
      > Seethes over white collar workers because he's a brainlet

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't think of a more fake job than making vaporware for Microsoft while WFH.
        Like you're getting paid to literally do nothing all day, and since you're home nobody cares.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry israelite, I'm not gonna sit in some soulless cubical for the rest of my life

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Attention seekers identify with pedophiles.

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It took Microsoft over a decade to fire the moron management at 343. Companies just don't like to admit they hire moron management for some reason

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    firing the redfall devs was fair. they were frickups. clearly all the talented people were gone already. firing the hi-fi rush team doesn't make any sense. clearly hi-fi rush was a good game. if it didn't meet sales expectations then they should be blaming the marketing and sales departments at xbox.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Betamax was a good product and it still died. Indefinitely supporting products that don’t make a profit until it bankrupts you is not a good strategy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then Microsoft should just shitcan the entire Xbox division along with all its leadership.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, but betamax failed for the same reason hi-fi rush failed. having a good product doesn't matter if your sales and marketing teams are inept. no product you have will make any money until you fix the core issue.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Arkane Austin also worked on Prey and the original Dishonored. It's not their fault that Zenimax is full of trendchasing homosexuals who pushed Redfall on them and Microsoft is full of incompetent buttholes who kept it going instead of seeing the writing on the wall.
      https://www.gamesradar.com/redfall-developers-reportedly-hoped-microsofts-acquisition-of-zenimax-would-kill-the-project/

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        most of the devs who worked on dishonored are probably long gone.

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are they actually unproductive or is there simply a better alternative. If the worker is just not doing their job by all means throw them away. If you simply want to replace them you are destroying the economy. People need money to buy things. If they all get fired no one can buy your thing. Everyone loses. Unfortunately the system is rigged so that the first few to do it only see profit and no downsides. Its when a critical mass of employers do it that the system fails and no employer will think that they are the one that will tip the scales.

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day bootlicker

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black person neets speaking, all them morons

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because you're supposed to execute them instead.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because Jesus says everyone deserves a second chance, even the redfall guys.

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why is firing unproductive workers LE EVIL?
    LMAO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shit game made them no money
      >Everyone just believes the lying butthole at Microsoft
      kek

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That doesn't mean it failed to recoup costs or make a profit, that just means moronic suits wanted COD money from a game they barely marketed.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dont advertise the game
        >be surprised when it flops

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do like the Matrix Reference in OP's pic.

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