dcbronco (User)

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It's amazing that so many people that seem to mill around on this sight all day have so little knowledge about howmoney is actually made in gaming. Anyone that thinks microsoft isn't making money should have their heads examined. And as far as gaming not being important to Microsoft please explain to me why they set aside 1 billion each for gaming and a entertainment studio to support their gaming console. On top of the salaries they spent on bringing heavy hitter talent to the studio... #1.12
15h ago by dcbronco | View comment
The real stupidity is that they seem to be completely unaware that Sony will be soon entering that same market. More like dead brain rabbits. #1.1.3
16h ago by dcbronco | View comment
EA is part of the problem along with the leagues. The leagues are greedy. But it is EA that then sat on their asses and stopped making any attempts at innovation. While they have done some things, they still have yet to compete with 2K in football. If 2K was still making football games now the bar would have been raised ten notches by now.They have done better on FIFA but only because they still have a viable competitor. #7
16h ago by dcbronco | View comment
Sony is selling through a different company. But I think you're a little behind on your Chinese news. There are more and more zones in China that are capitalistic. China has one of the fastest growing middleclass sections in the world and already has more middleclass than the U.S. has people. A growing number of the richest people in the world are Chinese in women. I believe they are now the second largest economy only behind the US. And will pass us eventually. The government may be soci... #5.2.1
3d ago by dcbronco | View comment
@rainslacker,

You seem to be ignoring that the Chinese government will control everything anyway. At least if they are on your side most likely they will see to it that your product has fewer problems. It's like having the Mob running the docks at a major port. As long as you keep them happy they will see to it you have no issues. Sony and Nintendo have to keep them happy and won't be giving them as much money. It's in the Chinese government's interest to see... #3.2.3
3d ago by dcbronco | View comment
Best Buy was corrupt for selling extended warranties they made 67% profit on. Or charging $50-60 for installing a hard drive that takes less than five minutes to install.

Signed, Karma. #1.1.4
3d ago by dcbronco | View comment | Well said
I doubt Microsoft received anything in this deal. In fact, I would bet they had to pay. Governments don't pay you to introduce you to their market. It's an advantage for you to have them in a closed society. #5.1
4d ago by dcbronco | View comment
At least we're not Detroit...we're not Detroit! #10
4d ago by dcbronco | View comment
I no longer have a gaming PC. But I will never be under the illusion that consoles are more powerful. Consoles have their advantages, but PCs raw power will always win out within a very small window of any console launch. Now add DX12,Mantle and Metal and the gap will only get bigger. I'm sorry but anyone believing even the new consoles will be able to compete with PCs with dual and quad GPUs and 8 core i7 CPUs is completely uninformed. I love what AMD is doing and believe their design ma... #1.1.9
4d ago by dcbronco | View comment
I believe Sony will be selling there. Not sure about Nintendo. But the seeming government support for Microsoft is a little scary for other console makers. China may be slowly opening up, but the government obviously has a huge amount of influence over what does and doesn't succeed. The Chinese middleclass is larger than the entire U.S. population. And they are hungry for Western culture. Microsoft's early relationship with the Chinese government might have just turned into a huge pay... #3.2
4d ago by dcbronco | View comment
The author is just plain wrong. It's funny that while some go on and on about Microsoft closing their studio is great for gamers, none seem to think it is an issue for Sony. Sure Sony has a long history of creating movies and TV, but Microsoft is in a far better position to support a TV division. Well Sony TV does great. But Sony Pictures is a mixed bag. Sony could not make a decision today to set aside a billion dollars for any of their divisions. Let alone two as Microsoft did.
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6d ago by dcbronco | View comment
This debate about whether or not Microsoft is committed to gaming goes beyond silly. It's plain stupid. When they set aside one billion dollars as an initial investment strictly for games they ended any legitimate speculation. The only debate left on the matter could only occur in the dysfunctional mind of a fanboy. #2.3
6d ago by dcbronco | View comment
The reality is gamers are the problem. They seem to believe the world revolves around them. They think that in a field with ever increasing budgets each generation, consoles will survive as a one trick pony. Realistically, gaming consoles need to expand into more encompassing entertainment devices in order to survive. The ignorance that leads people to believe that making a console stream movies takes away from it's ability to play high quality games is a joke. Your smartphone does it and... #8.3.2
9d ago by dcbronco | View comment
Had ignore those disagrees. There are a huge number of children on this site. Coupled with a lot of adults that only read news about games. They have no clue about anything outside of release dates. Or they are so blinded by hate that reality ceased to exist for them anymore. They're like the American tea party. #2.5.2
9d ago by dcbronco | View comment
You're wrong and hears why. First, Xbox already has a bigger subscriber count than any cable company and I believe bigger than Netflix. Two, their programming would have been geared towards the very group advertisers crave. Three, any thing they made that became a hit could be packaged and sold to the general public or to other networks. I believe there was already a deal in place for Halo on ShowTime. Not having an allegiance to anyone is irrelevant. You just have to have enough potentia... #2.5
10d ago by dcbronco | View comment
Mars, I'm going to assume you know something about console manufacturing. Explain how a console with two die shrinks and the eventual combining of the two parts that represent half the initial manufacturing cost is losing money when the console hasn't had a price drop in 7 years. Do just a little research on how to reduce manufacturing cost on a console and then comment again. If you want to claim. Microsoft likes to spin things. This is where its happened. #1.1.9
10d ago by dcbronco | View comment
It's a sad comment on gamers when an intelligent comment is only met with disagrees. People wonder why the general population looks at gamers as children. Reading comments on a forum and watching the reaction makes it clear. Not that the general public is any better, but the majority always sets the tone. Though it is the vocal minority that positions the majority.

But anyway, keep it stupid gamers. #4.1.3
11d ago by dcbronco | View comment
This whole 14 percent thing is a joke. It makes one of two things clear. Either how stupid most of the press (and gullible the people) are or how corrupted they are. Before Microsoft acquired Nokia, they had over 125,000 employees. That acquisition brought in an additional 30-60,000 Nokia employees bringing Microsoft up to 155-185,000. Cutting 18,000 is not 14%. They actually added employees over the number the reports are using.

So why is everyone reporting 14%? For some it&... #1.1.3
11d ago by dcbronco | View comment
The other problem with shareholders is they are usually pretty stupid. And the stock brokers are corrupt. So only a fool invest in the market in the first place unless you have insider info or you at least have soecific knowledge about the kind of stocks you're buying. A broker will only serve the whales and union funds aren't considered whales they are considered sheep. Stay away. Well unless you're a member of congress. They always get rich from the market. It's legal for th... #1.1.16
11d ago by dcbronco | View comment
Mars, She still works at Microsoft for now. But if they kept the studio open, why would she leave? There is zero logic in that statement. She built up CBS and remained there for eight years I believe. Getting a chance to do it all over again and you believe she would have walked away for no reason. What? Why take the job in the first place. People like that usually come with egos the size of the checks. They have something to prove. Microsoft is about to experience the Apple syndrome. When yo... #1.1.7
11d ago by dcbronco | View comment
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