Microsoft buying Activision blizzard for 68.7 billion

Lagduf

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Norton, with all due respect CoD is not Halo.

Halo 4 was the last Halo I played until infinite (played a bit of 5 multiplayer)

I honestly think Bungie went the wrong direction with classes based multiplayer starting with Halo Reach, which continues with Halo 4.

Halo 5 struggled with monetization during the loot box/RNG MTX era.

Halo Infinite they got it right as far as multiplayer is concerned.

Campaign was good also though perhaps not as “epic” as previous games in the series. I’ll cut them a break for fundamentally shifting the game from a linear FPS to an Open World game.

CoD is shit out every year, Halo isn’t.

If we want to be douches about it the series ended with Halo 3 lol.
 

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I never played multiplayer. I'm just basing it on the story.

Halo 4 was really underwhelming. So I wrote it off as Microsoft screwing the pooch.

I've never played a call of duty. I just know they are really popular.
 

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I wouldn’t say the story was bad, it was okay.

I guess it not good enough to make me basically skip H5.
 

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I didn't even realize that Medal of Honor and Call of Duty were different games.
 

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I didn't even realize that Medal of Honor and Call of Duty were different games.
WTF? You have mentioned on here a lot how awesome you are at flipping used games. Specifically mainstream dumpster fodder like COD and MOH. I would think that maybe... knowing what the hell you're actually selling might be involved in that. Apparently not.
 

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Medal of Honor is a dead franchise for sure.

FPS I feel like is dying.

CoD this year and Battlefield were just absolute turds.
 

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A lot of Halo die hards detest H4, so that opinion is well travelled. I cant agree with that sentiment though.
Campaign had new enemies (finally) and multiplayer was tighter.
(BTW - On MCC, H4 multiplayer shines)
 

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FPS I feel like is dying.

I felt that till Doom 2016 came out, felt to me about as perfect as a modern single player FPS game could be.

I didn’t like Halo 4 much but managed to finish it. Halo 5 I didn’t get past the first hour. I’ll need to check out Infinite based on the praise it is getting here. I loved the bungie games (including Reach).
 

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I don't care much for FPS or 3PS... But holy shit is Bioshock the greatest video game experience of all time.
 

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still at a discount to the buyout price but thats like a year out
 

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The 68 billion cancer. Who the freak is advising Microsoft... most likely got suckered by some wild promises and over shot estimates about overwatch 2.
 

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My only concern was Sekiro (in case it eventually became a series), and I'm glad to find out the IP is owned by From Software.
 

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I read an interesting article that speculated that MS buying all of these developers to ensure exclusivity is basically Microsoft’s response to all the system exclusivity deals Sony made with devs during the PS4 era.
 

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Saw this and thought, yep thats accurate.
 

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Bioshock is amazing, never played System Shock so that might have changed my opinion.
 

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My understanding is that System Shock has a lot of the powers/weapon mechanics that were simplified for Bioshock.

What really put Bioshock over the top wasn't the the weapons and power systems but the engrossing story and aesthetical direction.
 

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Anyways I hope Microsoft runs activistion into the ground and activation runs Microsoft into the ground.
 

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Microsoft is such an odd, stealth company. I feel like I've never written a cheque directly to microsoft in my whole life, yet I'm sure they've had thousands out of me.
 

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I saw the Sony/Bungie thing this morning. Surprised there isn't a separate thread for that yet. :poop:
 
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