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Embracer Group to split into three separate companies

In a bold move to revamp its operations and reputation, Embracer Group has announced plans to divide into three distinct entities.

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purple10123d ago

Splits into 3, so 3 times as many middle managers, never a good thing isn’t that what ruined them in the first place ?

Bathyj23d ago

Well people complain when they consolidate and there's redundancies. This is the opposite so apparently you can't win.

Honestly huge companies being less huge is a good thing. I think ABK should have done the same thing, then they could have had more than one possible buyer to purchase them. It was really Microsoft or no one how they stood.

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rlow123d ago

@purple101
From the sound of it. Each company will be separate from each other.

SimpleSlave23d ago

Breaking News: "In a Blockbuster move, Asmodee to buy Coffee Stain & Friends and Middle-earth Enterprises & Friends. After merger, new entity to be called Embracer Group. A 1,000 job cuts to be expected after merger."

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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Review | Redabble

From a brand new story campaign to quality-of-life improvements and bonus content, Vengeance is the ultimate way to dive into the latest chapter of one of the best modern JRPGs.

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Valve facing £656,000,000 lawsuit over claims Steam is ripping off players

The owner of Steam has been accused of overcharging 14 million PC gamers in the UK and 'shutting out' competition in a new lawsuit.

Dan502d ago

Overcharging? Have these people never heard of sales?

just_looken2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

"Valve, the owner of Steam, is being sued for £656m over claims it is abusing its dominant market position to overcharge players.

The collective action claim has been filed with the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal by digital rights campaigner Vicki Shotbolt.

In the lawsuit, Shotbolt accuses Valve of ‘shutting out’ competition when it comes to buying PC games and DLC, which has led to 14m people in the UK being overcharged for PC games as a result.

The claim is seeking up to £44 compensation for every UK player who has bought a PC game or add-on content from June 5, 2018."

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So they are trying to take the apple/sony/xbox approach were there is only one store without ever using a pc for gaming.

Anyone with a ounce of pc gaming knowledge knows steam did nothing when competition and the launcher war happened but now every publisher that had there own launcher with games only available on that platform are slowing coming back to steam.

This "lawsuit" should be directed to launcher's like rockstar's as they have games only available on there like the gta collection or ubisoft with xdefiant heck epic launcher exclusive games. There is no grounds in which steam has locked down content to there platform except there own games though there are disc versions of those except half life alex.

Pc players still have the best choice on game buying with multiple launcher's and site that offers keys like my fav humble bundle but on the same platform we have the worst drm along with those 3rd part launcher's that need to run in the background.

anast2d ago

How about suing them for the game files that the customer should own?

Michiel19891d 10h ago

yes, let's give storefronts the power to decide over properties they don't own, sounds awesome

anast1d 9h ago

I don't understand. Your comment isn't clear.

Michiel19891d 4h ago

I was being sarcastic, 99.9% of games sold on there are not from valve so there's not much they can do about it.

anast5h ago(Edited 5h ago)

Since the customer has agreed not to own, there is nothing that can be done. If customers do not agree, then the landscape looks different.

anast4h ago

In addition, if Steam goes out of business, they have measures to ensure gamers keep their steam games. This seems to be a grey area of ownership, someone has agreed to some kind of perpetuity in the case of this event, which could a possible hole to exploit.

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Goodguy012d ago

Steam allows 3rd party apps (which I hate) and...we all know that egs is the one that keeps buying exclusivity lol. A lot of devs and consumers rely on steam hence it's very heavy support.

VariantAEC1d 15h ago

Imagine a child safety advocate switching gears and targeting how a business sells games, weird right? I could be wrong, and maybe old blonds in England with the name Vicki Shotbolt are a dime a dozen... but assuming this is the same Vicki Shotbolt of The Parent Zone, her company The Parent Zone partnered with MS in 2014. That's a long time ago I know, but apparently Shotbolt has ties with the UK government.

I'm not saying anything, but MS doesn't let partnerships like that die.

paulust20022d ago

If I get 44 pound from them I'll only be spending it in the steam store...fucking absurd ..one of the most ethical companies out there and largely due to them not being a public offering imo