r/memes MAYMAYMAKERS Jan 20 '22 Silver 30 Helpful 33 Wholesome 26 hehehehe 1 Crab Rave 1

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u/inoutbound Jan 20 '22

Bobby Kotick approves of this meme :)

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u/BossScribblor Jan 20 '22

Maybe if I make a valuable company, I can sexually harass my way into a 67b deal someday that everyone will celebrate in the hopes it means I'll be forced to leave.

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u/inoutbound Jan 20 '22

not the best exit strategy.....

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u/BlueKnight17c Jan 20 '22

He gets $370 million from it, so not bad all things considered.

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u/Perfect_Plantain1759 Jan 20 '22

good for him

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u/Chubs_Mckenzy Jan 20 '22

please say you mean it sarcasticaly or in no positive way for him

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u/Techarus Jan 21 '22

he did he dropped this

༼つ ◕_◕ ༽つ /s

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u/Yeet_Taco101 Jan 20 '22

I mean, you have 67 billions to weasel your way out of court ;)

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u/MrDayvs Jan 20 '22

Bobby Kotick is getting fired once this deal goes through… look it up.

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u/Mano9634 Jan 20 '22

Still getting $370 Million.

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u/chubbycanine Jan 20 '22

Bobby is getting the boot.

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u/BlazeKing64 One does not simply Jan 20 '22

They couldnt go up to 69 billion

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u/Theboithatsok Jan 20 '22

420 would also be nice

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u/SalemWolf Jan 20 '22

69.420 billion.

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u/Theboithatsok Jan 20 '22

what lawsuit? The only lawsuit i heard was about woman issues in the workplace

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u/MrMeesiksNr10028 Dirt Is Beautiful Jan 20 '22

Yeah that's what he's talking about

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u/The_Ita Jan 20 '22

Cant wait to play cod for basically "free"

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u/D4rkr4in Jan 20 '22

ez, just fire all the women, no more woman issues in the workplace

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u/Dakessian Jan 20 '22

That’s a lot

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u/SalemWolf Jan 20 '22

69.420 billion.

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u/Ok_Egg_5148 Jan 20 '22

$69,420,000,000

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u/Dahwaann4U Jan 20 '22

But it can be like that batman scene in the dark Knight

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u/HOUDINI_Panini Jan 20 '22

Only 300 million dollars off 69 Billion

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u/Empatheater Jan 20 '22

what's worse is that i've seen it reported as anything from 68 to 75 billion. With that range it's even WORSE they didn't settle on 69.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

They didn't want it to be Nice

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u/Frogtoadrat Jan 20 '22

The CEO's golden parachute will make it very close. $250m at least

I imagine another $50m cost will be there. Possibly another $420m for the nice $69,420,000 price tag

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u/Difficult_Aioli_5146 Jan 20 '22

Why did MS buy Activision?

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u/thepusher90 Jan 20 '22

"Because they can!"

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u/Thefuckyoutoobot2 Jan 20 '22

Maybe it was 68.69 but the stupid article is rounding the decimals

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u/firefist1998 Jan 20 '22

I needa rewatch Madmen

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u/DevineAaron92 Jan 20 '22

Great show.

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u/mickecd1989 Lives in a Van Down by the River Jan 21 '22

Everytime I do I wanna get into daily smoking and drinking again

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u/firefist1998 Jan 21 '22

It just looks so cool when they do it, so I think, why not? Right?

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u/TheHongKOngadian Jan 21 '22

That show always makes me want to go to greasy spoon diners and look pensive as I eat pancakes and write taglines on napkins

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u/Icy_B Professional Dumbass Jan 20 '22

Bruh gamepass players getting even more games

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u/cautixon Jan 20 '22

the only problem with this is eventually they decide to raise the price of game pass

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u/xbftw GigaChad Jan 21 '22

Right now we are in the golden age of games, 100s of amazing games for not that much per month.

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u/SaltyCanadianCunt Jan 21 '22

U can still do the 3 years of gold, and one month of game pass ultimate, ul get 3 years of ultimate and save like 300 dollars

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u/Yadolski Jan 20 '22

Now Microsoft owns the worst gaming company on the planet.

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u/CLk_546 Jan 20 '22

Because the executives of activition are more interested in money than in giving quality products.

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u/Cuantic0rigami Jan 20 '22

They have some pretty sweet IPs.

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u/DefNotAF Shitposter Jan 20 '22

yeah, like 31.46.255.123

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u/QuarantineSucksALot Jan 20 '22

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!

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u/Dontinsultautomod Me when the: Jan 20 '22

someone inform mr kazinski

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u/theflashsawyer23 Jan 20 '22

IP Man?

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u/T-Rex_With_Big_Arms Jan 20 '22

Why did you yell his first name?

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u/DerpyDogBoi Identifies as a Cybertruck Jan 20 '22

I hope that maybe. Just maybe. This situation improves a little because of this.

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u/Moltenlava5 Jan 20 '22

yeah, for as much flak that microsoft gets, they did and are doing a decent job on minecraft

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u/-Orgasmo- Jan 20 '22

I’m hoping that will carry over to call of duty now too. Probably not but 🤞

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u/CLk_546 Jan 20 '22

I hope they stop with the year release, the studios that work in COD can do much more stuff, one single studio can make an awesome COD with enough time and dedication

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u/bruhred Jan 20 '22

They bought mojang. Look at Minecraft.

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u/Karimrir Jan 20 '22

They seem to be very interested in gaining a monopoly on gaming, I'd quite not be surprised if the antitrust regulators get a little lawsuity.

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u/DunwichCultist Jan 20 '22

I'm sure they'll get right on that as soon as they're done with Disney, lol.

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u/spinwin Jan 20 '22

Game development has a very low barrier to entry and there are still several gaming platforms out there that have zero control from Microsoft. We are so far from Microsoft being a monopoly here in reality.

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u/Intrepid_Ad_9751 Jan 20 '22

Well to be fair a lot of the ceos or just higher management have stepped down or gotten fired, maybe not all of them but its a start.

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u/Witch_King_ Jan 20 '22

I mean, that is true for the executives of many gaming companies, especially those that are publicly owned

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u/3rdtrichiliocosm Jan 20 '22

That describes the executives of every company everywhere

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u/ListerineAfterOral MAYMAYMAKERS Jan 20 '22

I miss Blizzard North

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u/somegarbagedoesfloat Jan 20 '22

This is a good thing. Microsoft I'll not only fix thier problems , but blizzard will stop shilling for china since microsoft isn't about that shit

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u/PoisonGuitar Professional Dumbass Jan 20 '22

2nd worst

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

yes lets not forget cough cough ea cough

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u/Boshwa Jan 20 '22

Because that's the order of terrible things people can do

  1. Microtransactions
  2. Workplace harassment

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u/ThisIsAnotherUser5 Jan 20 '22

Hey ea hasnt made a p2w star wars game in 2 whole games

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u/HyperShades can't meme Jan 20 '22

And Konami

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u/JFloriturin Jan 20 '22

I would hardly consider it a game company, f them

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u/Cam0036 Jan 20 '22

They literally just released a new game 2 days ago

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u/Mage-of-Fire Identifies as a Cybertruck Jan 21 '22

AMD repeased a bike. Does that mean they are a bile company?

This is a joke btw. I know konami is a game company

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u/Arihant-Guntiwar Jan 20 '22

I'd argue they're better now

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u/JFloriturin Jan 20 '22

I wouldnt consider EA worst than Acti-Bliz right now

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u/Jalenator Jan 20 '22

ubisoft would like a word

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u/Siemturbo Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY Jan 20 '22

They only needed it to get ray-tracing done for powerpoint 2022

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u/Summerclaw Jan 20 '22

Xbox about to Rip and Tear.

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u/kwinz Jan 20 '22

"The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets." - Gandalf

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u/RAWKaBG Jan 20 '22

They bought EA too?

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u/Karimrir Jan 20 '22

Even though the microsoft game developers write pretty bad code, I'd expect them to get very confused after looking at warzone's code

Some Microsoft employee looking at the code: "This game seems to be running on some sort of magic, maybe black one??"

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u/CaptainJAmazing Jan 20 '22

They own EA?

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u/BadBanana99 Jan 20 '22

But fucking massive money makers

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u/Egg6691 Jan 20 '22

anyone remember when Minecraft was not owned by Microsoft

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u/Pandemic_Over Dirt Is Beautiful Jan 20 '22

Me who thought a blizzard is a snowstorm

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u/morbidhorn Jan 20 '22

Well it’s definitely not the developer of any Call of Duty game

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u/D4rkr4in Jan 20 '22

just you wait, overwatch warzone coming soon

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u/ram_the_socket Dirt Is Beautiful Jan 20 '22

Sooner than Overwatch 2 for sure

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u/drakenkorin13 Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

I still can't believe Microsoft felt the need to acquire Activision Blizzard. Like, how big does a corporation really need to be in 2022? It's kind of absurd.

And let's face it, when Activision and Vivendi merged, Blizzard games started to take a dive in value. Mergers and acquisitions like this never seem to yield positive results for the consumer (i.e., better quality products at cheaper cost). We get shittier products at more cost.

Either way, since Blizzard dropped a bollock with WoW Classic (servers were losing players and they couldn't even offer free character transfers to keep players paying for their subscription), I won't be sending a single extra penny their way.

Though, I must say, I would prefer to see Microsoft dethrone Tencent as the world's largest gaming company.

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u/Elemental33 Jan 20 '22

Blizzard Activision have been nose diving anyway. No way Microsoft makes it worse some how.

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u/Aknniazi Jan 20 '22

That crazy bastard his father did it.

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u/recriminology Jan 20 '22

This is why you never make fun of Microsoft Jr.

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u/AdmiralSprinklez Chungus Among Us Jan 20 '22

"Microsoft Jr."

You've got me rolling!!! 🤣

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u/Ironbanner987615 Jan 20 '22

What if he dad was Nadella?

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u/Creamstyle2 I touched grass Jan 20 '22

then he bought all our moms

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u/GoldH2O memer Jan 20 '22

this is one acquisition I'm actually okay with. Microsoft seems to have a better record of treating their employees decently, so maybe they'll fix the issues with activision-blizzard and put them back on track making good games.

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u/yumyumpizza69 Jan 20 '22

I’m ok with it as long as call of duty doesn’t become Xbox exclusive

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u/GoldH2O memer Jan 20 '22

they'd end up losing a lot of money if COD became an xbox exclusive. the majority of COD fans wouldn't just get up and start buying Xboxes just for a single game.

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u/cautixon Jan 20 '22

it doesnt appear it will, there are rumors but i think theyre just gonna put it on xbox game pass

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u/Last-Woodpecker Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

Let us see. They already said they're keeping the Activision CEO.

Edit: well, I'm wrong, that was an initial report, but internal sources said that he will remain only until the final agreement.

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u/GoldH2O memer Jan 20 '22

well that's not good.

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u/BadBanana99 Jan 20 '22

That’s not what they said, they haven’t come to a final agreement yet but when that happens Phil Collins will become CEO

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u/Bear2044 Jan 20 '22

300 Million away from the BIG NICE

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u/N7Spectre27 Jan 20 '22

It's always good to see a Mad Men meme.

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u/EquivalentSeason6352 Jan 20 '22

Upvoted because of Hamm

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u/aguyonreddit487 Jan 20 '22

Hamm is epic

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u/Hephaestus_God Jan 20 '22

Btw this deal was done in just cash they had available.

Only 4 companies in the world have this much available cash on hand currently and Microsoft used half of theirs for this purchase.

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u/momoci69 Jan 20 '22

so close to 69 billion :/

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u/ThunderingRimuru RageFace Against the Machine Jan 20 '22

i dont think gates has a son

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u/mistermuesli MAYMAYMAKERS Jan 20 '22

day 374628452834 of my comment secion ruining my jokes

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u/Vesto241 MAYMAYMAKERS Jan 20 '22

*Section

Unlucky day for you bro in the comment section

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u/mistermuesli MAYMAYMAKERS Jan 20 '22

I should retire

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u/ListerineAfterOral MAYMAYMAKERS Jan 20 '22

Your mistakes just mean you're human. They don't detract from the meme either so it's cool.

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u/inoutbound Jan 20 '22

I enjoyed this deep conversation... this is why I waste my life on reddit.....

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u/Scraphead91 Jan 20 '22

Well I'm here to save your day! Bill Gates stepped down as CEO in 2014, and the current CEO, Satya Nadella, Has THREE CHILDREN! Carry on, friend.

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u/Liammdolann Jan 20 '22

Hog ridaaaaa

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u/pirotives Jan 20 '22

HOWWWWG RIDAAAAAH

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u/TheForceRestrained Jan 20 '22

Gates doesn’t make that decisions Microsoft

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u/feastupontherich Jan 20 '22

Yeah, he doesn't acknowledge me because I'm an illigitamate son of a Spanish whore. No one knows about me.

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u/buttmuffins8595 Jan 20 '22

You bastard.

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u/dementorfromazkaban Jan 20 '22

What da fuck lmao

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u/Thefuckyoutoobot2 Jan 20 '22

Bro you want to eat ur dad?

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u/feastupontherich Jan 20 '22

Yeah, it's like kinda part of my origin story.

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u/AlternativeSherbert7 Jan 20 '22

Tell that to all the kids online who say their dad owns xbox

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u/DefenciveV2 Jan 20 '22

gates has around 1% of microsoft shares, i dont think he made the decision

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u/Blasphoumy69 Breaking EU Laws Jan 20 '22

He does his name is Rory

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u/Lordpresident6 OC Meme Maker Jan 20 '22

He does

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u/RobertoDeBagel Jan 20 '22

Bill took the Lolita Express to Little Saint Jeff more than once. Anything is possible.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Bill wasn’t going to give his *son anything to begin with he said, even though he doesn’t have one

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u/Vekky5 Jan 20 '22

He probably does lol.

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u/EmergencyLifeguard51 Jan 20 '22

Hopefully the games will be better

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u/TenderChickenJuice Jan 21 '22

I feel like they will, Microsoft’s games are actually quiet good

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u/aythug Jan 20 '22

This man could be good actor for playing omni man in live action

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u/Agitated_Signature_ Professional Dumbass Jan 21 '22

J.K. Simmons is my top pick

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u/Intrepid_Ad_9751 Jan 20 '22

Microsoft flexed so hard with their money recently, is it getting hot in here?

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u/BellRinger88 Jan 20 '22

I see Madmen, I upvote, thats it

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Is that lawsuit with Activision Blizzard about the frat culture still going on? It's been awhile since I heard any news.

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u/CUMforMemes Jan 20 '22

Yep and in the meantime there have been a few walkouts, Sony and other companies officially condemned them, they fired a few people but Bobby seems to be still hanging for some reason despite how incredibly heavy some of the accusations are

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u/RoscoMan1 Jan 20 '22

“You should’ve gone for the head” -Thanos, probably

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u/paragonofcynicism Jan 20 '22

It's a bad sign. People should be worried if Microsoft starts buying up more development studios. They are gonna start pushing their licensing model to games imo.

Game pass is the first step of that. If they get enough studios under them they will probably stop selling games altogether and make you buy game pass and you'll never own any games ever again.

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u/Ashamed-Ad-4867 Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 21 '22

This is what Game Pass and other game rental services will lead to in the future: The death of retail and/or most, if not all games will be locked behind a subscription.

Hell, 3-4 years from now, ES6 might be a Game Pass exclusive with no option to buy the game outright.

"You will own nothing and you'll be happy" - World Economic Forum.

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u/Equixels Jan 20 '22

Well.. i don't mind it. I prefer to pay for a service and have a shit ton of games than have to purchase them individually. It's the same thing that happened with blockbuster and netflix all over again.

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u/paragonofcynicism Jan 20 '22

I think it's funny you bring up netflix like it is a good thing. Netflix's service is shit, it barely has anything and is now basically a vehicle for their own originals. Meanwhile every production studio and their mother now has a subscription service full of garbage.

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u/Equixels Jan 20 '22

I still prefer them. I have Netflix, Prime Video and Crunchy roll. They're cheap and I always have content to watch on demand and without ads. Also i save money by not buying cable.

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u/HazzaTayTay Jan 20 '22

get ready for overwatch 3

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Overwatch: New Vegas

Featuring Master Chief, this post apocalyptic world has you using the Minecraft table to build anything your mind imagines!

What happened to Overwatch 2? We canceled that shit, one tank meta was cancer.

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u/QuarantineSucksALot Jan 20 '22

welp…I’m *almost okay with this.

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u/Acid_Rebel_ Sussy Baka Jan 20 '22

And if you are a PlayStation player, it makes sense.

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u/dinis553 Jan 20 '22

If they bring back Starcraft I'll personally suck Mr.Gates' PP. At least until the bodyguards peel me off him.

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u/Timyio1 Ok I Pull Up Jan 20 '22

Microsoft is playing agario in real life

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u/Difficult_Aioli_5146 Jan 20 '22

Why did MS buy Activision?

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Man you should've used the heisenberg gif

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u/BarryTrotz86 Jan 20 '22

Sony should buy EA

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u/TenderChickenJuice Jan 21 '22

They don’t have the money lol

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u/CreeperDude6 GigaChad Jan 20 '22

Nah a kid on cod would call you the n word

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u/Parzival_43 Jan 20 '22

Does this mean call of duty will be an Xbox exclusive

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u/Agitated_Signature_ Professional Dumbass Jan 21 '22

I don't think so. Pretty much every game available on xbox in recent years has been on pc as well. So I only see PS as maybe not getting the game, but at the same time CoD is pretty big, they could make more profits by selling it on the competitor's console as well kinda like minecraft

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u/TenderChickenJuice Jan 21 '22

There’s a decent chance, the other activision IP’s will definitely be exclusive

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u/kosta554 Jan 20 '22

Probably.

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u/Silias_Kato Jan 20 '22

Probably did you a favour, since CoD is shit anyway. :D

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u/No_Marionberry_108 Jan 20 '22

i liked the "new" modern warfare, really fun

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u/Sweeney_depp Jan 20 '22

Rory Gates

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u/sickomoad Jan 20 '22

Damn it! So close!

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u/_Critical_shiter_ Jan 20 '22

It’s like hava

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u/RoscoMan1 Jan 20 '22

“You should’ve gone for the head” -Thanos, probably

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u/Practical-Grape7821 Jan 20 '22

You know when you have your phone at 99 percent but don’t plug it in ever? That’s Betty white

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u/Hopethomas2280 Jan 20 '22

They bought that shit for stoopid money.

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u/Cool_Garfield Jan 20 '22

I'm so hyped to get Diablo on Xbox now

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u/LionTamerFighter69 Jan 20 '22

Bruh his dad already owns Microsoft

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u/lumia920yellow Jan 20 '22

ah yes, nostalgic arguments

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u/FreshUnderstanding5 Jan 20 '22

Oh no it’s gone