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Rumours about acquisition by Microsoft


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#41
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It could be worse. Imagine if Disney bought Obsidian. PoE3 companions would be: Goofy, Iron Man, Mr. Incredible and Jar Jar Binks.

 

On the bright side, this would mean we can sacrifice Jar Jar to Skaen. I could live with the -1 to intelligence his Effigy's Resentment would give.

 

That is a good point. Even benevolent characters would do it.

 

 

*Especially* benevolent characters.


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i really don't know what exactly microsoft is up to.



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They have been trying to acquire more studios. The Microsoft's game library is barren to say the least and I think that they are attempting to expand that by purchasing more properties to fill in the gap.

https://www.business...n-rumors-2018-1


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"(which has sold quite well)"

Define 'quite well'.

Well enough for fans to call a success which means not very well in reality

Great .... everything M/s touches turn to ****. Just wonderful.

Like what? The canceled ip's which are actually being saved for next-gen since they admitted defeat for this gen?

It could be worse. Imagine if Disney bought Obsidian. PoE3 companions would be: Goofy, Iron Man, Mr. Incredible and Jar Jar Binks.


On the bright side, this would mean we can sacrifice Jar Jar to Skaen. I could live with the -1 to intelligence his Effigy's Resentment would give.

That is a good point. Even benevolent characters would do it.
Sacrificing Jar-Jar Binks would raise your reputation with all factions.
But you need General Binks to get the crucial victory which allows for the best ending. It's not worth the sacrifice when the factions are equally annoying and have much less to offer.

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But you need General Binks to get the crucial victory which allows for the best ending. It's not worth the sacrifice when the factions are equally annoying and have much less to offer.

 

What if we could send him on Stronghold adventures to "support" the factions? Let them see who is annoying! :)



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But you need General Binks to get the crucial victory which allows for the best ending. It's not worth the sacrifice when the factions are equally annoying and have much less to offer.

If that ending involves me pushing him into the Court of the Pennants then I then sign me up.



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Moving at the speed of rumor... :wowey:



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https://www.resetera...9#post-13462626

 

Rising the likelihood of Obsidian Entertainment joining Microsoft Studios from 50/50 to 70/30. I heard other (press) people are on this now, too. 
 
So close to say "measure me on this" - but not there, yet.

 


Edited by Infinitron, 08 October 2018 - 09:50 AM.


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Maybe one of the reasons some of the older Obsidianites are leaving right now? Losing Anthony Davis and Rich Taylor in span of few weeks to Blizzard stings. Unless Blizzard has some dream game of theirs that they are hiring for.



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Kotaku news


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it would be a goodbye to PC gaming.

CRPGs is what Obsidian does right and good, but on XBOX? no way!

 

and it's microsoft, so it will be Windows10 only(no linux and no mac) :/

oh and don't forget the awfull **** that is the Microsoft (games) Store(no Steam or GOG)  :/


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Oh no... it was a good run. Guess we can look forward to them having a console focus and being shackled to the atrocious Windows Store from here on out.


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Good.



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I look forward to not buying any more Obsidian games. **** sake. From the studio that tried to kill Obsidian before, we bring you Xbox exclusives and the Microsoft Store.


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It'd be funnier if EA bought them instead.

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It'd be funnier if EA bought them instead.

 

I love when the word funny is a replacement for tragic.


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It'd be funnier if EA bought them instead.

 
I love when the word funny is a replacement for tragic.


They're both the same when you feed off anguish.
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Some just need a harsh mistress to excel.



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I'm torn between my love of Obsidian and disdain for what Microsoft has been doing with Windows 10 and especially Windows Store. But if that means good things for Obsidian and its crew... I just hope this doesn't backfire on them.
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What bums me out is the likelihood that the forums will become a much more strict experience. :(


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