MS wants to buy Valve
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Grogan Sep 21, 2023
OK, I had to go and find the video. This is what I'm talking about. You don't have to waste all your time, jump through it or just see the still image and read the description ('nuff said?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGW3TPytTjc

I had him mixed up with that other clown. I remembered it correctly a while later. (brain must have bad sectors... read retries lol)
Cyril Sep 21, 2023
Quoting: GroganI also do not have a lot of time for these youtube gurus in general.
I'm not watching/following seriously any of them too... (be in English or my native language).
But from what I know, can we agree that Louis Rossmann is one of the best (or the one?) ?
(yeah they don't play in the same category...)

Last edited by Cyril on 21 September 2023 at 3:38 am UTC
EduAAA Sep 21, 2023
If Gaben has enough % so it depends on him, unless he wants to buy something he already is able to buy, that includes love, I don't think this gonna happen, but everything is possible as senseless it might be.

Mixing a quote from the social network with my blabbering "You know what's better than 1 billion thousand trillions? Having a brain". Suckerberg, Ellon Musk, don't have, but by the 2 articles I've read about Gaven, it seems he does.

As long as I can keep my steam games or keep using BitTorrent, let them play.
Grogan Sep 21, 2023
Well... he's kept the company private all this time, so that nobody could destroy what he built. While it's true you can't predict what humans will do with certainty, I doubt he's going to hand it to Microsoft.

For some people, it's not just about being proud of a successful business and having all the money you'll ever want... money is POWER. I don't think he's one of those people (by the way the company has been run)
Cyril Sep 21, 2023
Quoting: EduAAAIf Gaben has enough % so it depends on him, unless he wants to buy something he already is able to buy, that includes love, I don't think this gonna happen, but everything is possible as senseless it might be.
Love can't be bought, one of the few things capitalism can't touch.
pleasereadthemanual Sep 21, 2023
This would be absolutely terrifying. It kind of reminds me of Microsoft buying into Corel and Corel Linux soon disappearing, along with their financial contributions to Wine.

It also kind of reminds me of Microsoft talking to every hardware manufacturer that considered dual-booting Haiku and telling them that Haiku adding a "Boot into Haiku" button to the Start menu was a violation of the license, convincing them not to do it. I guess it reminds me of Microsoft discovering Apple's Quicktime and then creating Video For Windows using the same copyrighted code and somehow infringing on patents (?).

Yeah, I've been looking into history lately.

Any takers as to what would be the first order of business if Microsoft was at the helm of Valve..?
EduAAA May 20
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: EduAAAIf Gaben has enough % so it depends on him, unless he wants to buy something he already is able to buy, that includes love, I don't think this gonna happen, but everything is possible as senseless it might be.
Love can't be bought, one of the few things capitalism can't touch.

Bingo, that's my point
shnull May 21
Its not a monopoly if you let them keep the name. I think any company "owned by" (not limited to miCrotter, Mars, Nestlé or others) should be legally required to post the owners name together with their brand/label/logo on every instance anywhere at all time so as not to confuse the public in the first place. miCrotter is buying the world but in the video (unless i missed it i just rose from the mists and im still half disintegrated and spanning several dimensions at once, more than the usual 27, .. the vid says nothing about acquisition, only that "they have their eye on it" but they have their eye on everything that turns a profit since they dont seem capable of coming up with anything but version numbers for Bill Gates' USA-DOS.

So if they can they will they recently made DOS open source ( https://github.com/microsoft/MS-DOS ) , which means they confirmed that they wont make another 5 cents out of it.

Valve is one of the last pillars thats not controlled so obvious they want it, Nintendo is japanese, im not so sure they want to be owned by joe-land.

Question remains here : now the word is out id like to see official confirmation before i buy another game. I dont have a windows install since months anymore and i havent missed it once, if this were to happen i might even considering selling off the account.
Gabe would never sell off Valve. For his successor tho, whoever it might be - all bets are off. I hope that they don't sell Valve to anyone, and that they keep it a private company.

edit:

Gabe seems like a wise man, so hopefully he chooses the right person.

Last edited by DoctorJunglist on 21 May 2024 at 8:23 pm UTC
Mezron May 22
Quoting: BlackBloodRumI really hope that's false? I mean, you are kidding right?

I don't say this lightly and I am not joking at all but, if MS were to purchase Valve, then I would never buy from Steam again nor would I use the store, I would return to piracy without question.

There's just too much bad blood between me and MS for me to choose give them money at this point.

I'm not a Steam user. I have tried it a few times but it's not for me. If MS bought Valve or not piracy is just the best option unless the DEVs have a DRM-Free copy on GOG, itch.io or directly from the dev itself.
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