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    Re: Microsoft to buy Bethesda Softworks owner for $7.5bn

    Quote Originally Posted by John_Amstrad View Post
    1. Does anybody remember Nokia's acquisition and destruction by MS?

    2. Does anybody realize that creativity and novelty in the game industry comes from small independent firms and not from monstrous agglomerates like MS?
    1 - Yes and to be fair you can't blame MS for all of that, yes they didn't support the mobile OS (or get the dev's) as well as they should, but Nokia themselves were in a downward spiral already.

    2- Creativity and novelty comes from having he freedom to produce 'random things', there's nothing to say a big company could come out with something more creative if they were allowed to focus on the game rather than essentially paying the bills....

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    Re: Microsoft to buy Bethesda Softworks owner for $7.5bn

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I'm talking about released products. Games in development can be cancelled or drastically changed.
    Sounds like they're not so risk-averse then.

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    Re: Microsoft to buy Bethesda Softworks owner for $7.5bn

    Quote Originally Posted by John_Amstrad View Post
    1. Does anybody remember Nokia's acquisition and destruction by MS?

    2. Does anybody realize that creativity and novelty in the game industry comes from small independent firms and not from monstrous agglomerates like MS?
    1) Very different management at Microsoft now. Nokia was all Balmer fault. Nadella is a lot better.

    2) Isn't that the same with books/films/food/music?
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    Re: Microsoft to buy Bethesda Softworks owner for $7.5bn

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Sounds like they're not so risk-averse then.
    Since Dishonored was released in 2012 they've published 23 games (not including DLC,) of which only 1 The Evil Within,) was not existing IP.

    The Evil Within was back in 2014 and already under development when zenimax bought Tango.

    I struggle to see MS stifling the risk taking and creativity of a multinational that has released one new game series in 8 years.

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