RUMOUR: Microsoft to buy Valve/Steam

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#1  Edited By Last_Lap
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As the title says there's a rumour MS is preparing to buy Valve/Steam for $16 billion buckaroos (all cash purchase)

Can you imagine how much better Steam would be if MS owned it?

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#2  Edited By BassMan
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Highly unlikely. Valve was created by former MS employees who wanted to get away from MS. They go against MS by supporting Linux and making Steam OS. They also highly value being a private company and doing whatever they want.

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#3  Edited By Nirgal
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I don't think they can afford it, or that valve will sell.

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#4 Litchie
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I think I would prefer MS to leave the gaming business instead.

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#5 Ghosts4ever  Online
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Wont happened. Valve is billionaire distribution (not game developer) company.

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@ghosts4ever said:

Wont happened. Valve is billionaire distribution (not game developer) company.

MS is a trillion-dollar company, which the last time I checked a trillion > billion.

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#7 Last_Lap
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@Litchie said:

I think I would prefer MS to leave the gaming business instead.

I'd rather MS buy Steam and then force hermits to pay for online play, it's not like hermits can go anywhere else with ALL their games tied to Steam, and besides they won't go to Epic lol.

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@BassMan said:

Highly unlikely. Valve was created by former MS employees who wanted to get away from MS. They go against MS by supporting Linux and making Steam OS. They also highly value being a private company and doing whatever they want.

Everyone has a price.

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@last_lap said:

As the title says there's a rumour MS is preparing to buy Valve/Steam for $16 billion buckaroos (all cash purchase)

Can you imagine how much better Steam would be if MS owned it?

I hope this is not true. The last time I've checked, Valve are doing very well and offer the best service for PC gamers. I'm envisioning Microsoft f-ing that up if they were to own them. Competition is a good thing and no-one in their right mind wants any company to have a massive monopoly on any industry.

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#11 Saint-George
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wasn't there a rumour steam was coming to xbox not so long ago?

Anyhoo welcome to xbox..be it through a service or part of the xbox family.

Xbox...for the players

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I don't think they can afford it, or that valve will sell.

Agreed.

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@BIOKILLER123 said:
@last_lap said:

As the title says there's a rumour MS is preparing to buy Valve/Steam for $16 billion buckaroos (all cash purchase)

Can you imagine how much better Steam would be if MS owned it?

I hope this is not true. The last time I've checked, Valve are doing very well and offer the best service for PC gamers. I'm envisioning Microsoft f-ing that up if they were to own them. Competition is a good thing and no-one in their right mind wants any company to have a massive monopoly on any industry.

Interesting, don't you think Valve has a monopoly on the PC front?

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@BassMan: Gabe still works at Valve, but the other co-founder Mike Harrington has been long gone. So Harrington is out of the picture.

Plus I don’t believe Gabe hates Microsoft, nor did he want to escape from there. To my knowledge, Gabe played the original Doom and was impressed enough to feel video games might be the future of entertainment. That’s why he wanted to start his own gaming company. It likely wasn’t that he hated Microsoft.

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Only $16 billion? I feel Valve is probably worth five times that amount. I have spent enough money buying games and in-game transactions on Steam to propel Valve way past the $16 billion mark lol.

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#16 PCLover1980
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Interested in buying =/= buying.

Doubt this will come to any fruition. FTC will chop this down in an instant.

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#17  Edited By Lavamelon  Online
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@pclover1980: Why would the FTC prevent this? I thought people like you said Steam was a non-monopoly? If that is the case, then Microsoft buying Steam would be a non-monopoly too.

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#18  Edited By PCLover1980
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@pclover1980: Why would the FTC prevent this? I thought people like you said Steam was a non-monopoly? If that is the case, then Microsoft buying Steam would be a non-monopoly too.

Because it's still a corporation buying another corporation lol

Anyway, this won't happen in the near future anyway.

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@last_lap said:

I'd rather MS buy Steam and then force hermits to pay for online play, it's not like hermits can go anywhere else with ALL their games tied to Steam, and besides they won't go to Epic lol.

This is exactly why the **** they don't need to buy Steam. If you think Valve has a hold on the PC market now, MS will definitely find a way to pour shit on it. Do I believe they'll make a play for it in the future? Yes. Because they bombed out in the console market, so trying to get a headlock on PC would be the next step

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#20  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Games For Windows Live is back.

Finally.

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#21  Edited By adsparky
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i never thought i would say this, but; 16 billion is not enough money.

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#22  Edited By BIOKILLER123
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@last_lap said:
@BIOKILLER123 said:
@last_lap said:

As the title says there's a rumour MS is preparing to buy Valve/Steam for $16 billion buckaroos (all cash purchase)

Can you imagine how much better Steam would be if MS owned it?

I hope this is not true. The last time I've checked, Valve are doing very well and offer the best service for PC gamers. I'm envisioning Microsoft f-ing that up if they were to own them. Competition is a good thing and no-one in their right mind wants any company to have a massive monopoly on any industry.

Interesting, don't you think Valve has a monopoly on the PC front?

Pretty much. Valve's closest competitors on the PC side are Microsoft (Gamepass) and Epic games store. Valve does have a monopoly but, the last time I've checked Microsoft have got waaaay more acquisitions than the other 2. So, IF they were to purchase Valve just imagine how big their monopoly would be.

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#23  Edited By Sushiglutton
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Please no... That would be horrendous. But legacy should mean more than cash at this point for Gaben?

@adsparky said:

I will never thought of saying this but; 16 billion is not enough money.

That too. Valve is worth much more than double that of Bethesda?

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@BIOKILLER123: I wouldn't worry too much as MS will eventually **** it up lol.

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Xbox Won!! lolol :P

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#26 Zero_epyon
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Wow man that’s the second rumor in a row you’re commenting on without any kind of confirmation. It’s almost as if you only like talking about the ones that might be positive for MS.

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lolol :P

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#28  Edited By DaVillain  Moderator
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Not happening, because this type of rumor already happened in the past anyway and got debunked big time! Valve/Steam makes billions from doing nothing and Gabe Newell has said they won’t ever sell out, that's not how they operate.

And besides, the source is an old document which is no longer relevant. Funny thing is, back when this rumor pop up, Gabe wasn't aware of MS trying to buy them and if that's the case, he was never gonna do it.

Edit: Now however, MS can buy EGS right under from Tim Sweeney, that I wouldn't have any problems as EGS is losing money big time.

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Is this company trying to ruin the whole gaming industry or what?

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#30 tdkmillsy
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Think this rumour is a stretch too far.

But who knows with Microsoft, I can why they would but tem instead of buying Sony.

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@tdkmillsy said:

Think this rumour is a stretch too far.

But who knows with Microsoft, I can why they would but tem instead of buying Sony.

Your goal in life is to see Microsoft ruin everything.

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@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:

Think this rumour is a stretch too far.

But who knows with Microsoft, I can why they would but tem instead of buying Sony.

Your goal in life is to see Microsoft ruin everything.

My life goals are not for talking about here.

My systems wars goal was to beat you at a bet. Which I did quite easily in the end.

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@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:

Think this rumour is a stretch too far.

But who knows with Microsoft, I can why they would but tem instead of buying Sony.

Your goal in life is to see Microsoft ruin everything.

My life goals are not for talking about here.

My systems wars goal was to beat you at a bet. Which I did quite easily in the end.

No, you want MS to ruin everything like they ruined RARE. This is what you want, it excites you.

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#34 tdkmillsy
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@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:

Think this rumour is a stretch too far.

But who knows with Microsoft, I can why they would but tem instead of buying Sony.

Your goal in life is to see Microsoft ruin everything.

My life goals are not for talking about here.

My systems wars goal was to beat you at a bet. Which I did quite easily in the end.

No, you want MS to ruin everything like they ruined RARE. This is what you want, it excites you.

err no, you should know by now your desperate willing for something to happen (or not happen) won't change anything.

Bit like the bet we recently had and you lost, if you like I can show again what you said and what happened.

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#35  Edited By SecretPolice
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Everyone including cows are crazy about Rare's Sea of mofo Thieves. :P

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Yeah, good luck convincing Gabe to sell.

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@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:

Think this rumour is a stretch too far.

But who knows with Microsoft, I can why they would but tem instead of buying Sony.

Your goal in life is to see Microsoft ruin everything.

My life goals are not for talking about here.

My systems wars goal was to beat you at a bet. Which I did quite easily in the end.

No, you want MS to ruin everything like they ruined RARE. This is what you want, it excites you.

err no, you should know by now your desperate willing for something to happen (or not happen) won't change anything.

Bit like the bet we recently had and you lost, if you like I can show again what you said and what happened.

I can tell that you want everyone else to be down to Microsoft level.

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That rumor turned out to be false

https://80.lv/articles/no-microsoft-is-not-buying-valve-for-usd16-billion/

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I find this extremely unlikely simply because it's such a low ball offer based on roughly how much Valve makes any given year and they could easily make more money by going public.

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@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:

Your goal in life is to see Microsoft ruin everything.

My life goals are not for talking about here.

My systems wars goal was to beat you at a bet. Which I did quite easily in the end.

No, you want MS to ruin everything like they ruined RARE. This is what you want, it excites you.

err no, you should know by now your desperate willing for something to happen (or not happen) won't change anything.

Bit like the bet we recently had and you lost, if you like I can show again what you said and what happened.

I can tell that you want everyone else to be down to Microsoft level.

You have been WRONG about so many things including this.

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@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:

My life goals are not for talking about here.

My systems wars goal was to beat you at a bet. Which I did quite easily in the end.

No, you want MS to ruin everything like they ruined RARE. This is what you want, it excites you.

err no, you should know by now your desperate willing for something to happen (or not happen) won't change anything.

Bit like the bet we recently had and you lost, if you like I can show again what you said and what happened.

I can tell that you want everyone else to be down to Microsoft level.

You have been WRONG about so many things including this.

I am not wrong, tho. You want to pull everything around you to where MS has been at since 2011, which is the bottom of the barrel.

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#42 dabear
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@last_lap: I really don't think this is going to happen.

I could see a partnership, though - putting Steam games on the next Xbox or something.

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#43 tdkmillsy
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@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:

No, you want MS to ruin everything like they ruined RARE. This is what you want, it excites you.

err no, you should know by now your desperate willing for something to happen (or not happen) won't change anything.

Bit like the bet we recently had and you lost, if you like I can show again what you said and what happened.

I can tell that you want everyone else to be down to Microsoft level.

You have been WRONG about so many things including this.

I am not wrong, tho. You want to pull everything around you to where MS has been at since 2011, which is the bottom of the barrel.

If you cannot take ownership when you are wrong, your claims to be right are pointless.

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@Zero_epyon: Try hitting reply if you wanna say something to me.

You think i'm posting this because it's a good thing for MS? You couldn't be any more wrong if you tried lol.

Most rumours I don't care about, but this one is fun for a few reasons.

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@AcidTango said:

That rumor turned out to be false

https://80.lv/articles/no-microsoft-is-not-buying-valve-for-usd16-billion/

You must be fun at parties, and by that, I mean you must suck the life out of them lol.

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@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:

err no, you should know by now your desperate willing for something to happen (or not happen) won't change anything.

Bit like the bet we recently had and you lost, if you like I can show again what you said and what happened.

I can tell that you want everyone else to be down to Microsoft level.

You have been WRONG about so many things including this.

I am not wrong, tho. You want to pull everything around you to where MS has been at since 2011, which is the bottom of the barrel.

If you cannot take ownership when you are wrong, your claims to be right are pointless.

Its in your own head that i am wrong, just like in MS's head they're right for closing down hifi rush studio. In other words, its your own issue, not mine.

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#47 Macutchi  Online
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can't see it. if gabe was really money motivated he'd have floated steam a long time ago. can't see him wanting his life's work guzzled up by the company he left to form valve.

@last_lap said:
@BassMan said:

Highly unlikely. Valve was created by former MS employees who wanted to get away from MS. They go against MS by supporting Linux and making Steam OS. They also highly value being a private company and doing whatever they want.

Everyone has a price.

🎵 everyone's gonna pay... 🎵
🎵 everyone's gonna pay... 🎵

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#48  Edited By Zero_epyon
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@last_lap said:

@Zero_epyon: Try hitting reply if you wanna say something to me.

You think i'm posting this because it's a good thing for MS? You couldn't be any more wrong if you tried lol.

Most rumours I don't care about, but this one is fun for a few reasons.

No need because you seem to follow all my posts lol.

Ahh I have a hard time reading sarcasm. I rely heavily on /sarcasm tags lol

Either way it's fake. It's just one guy on twitter saying this and has not been backed up by any other leakers or sources.

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@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:
@tdkmillsy said:
@hardwenzen said:

I can tell that you want everyone else to be down to Microsoft level.

You have been WRONG about so many things including this.

I am not wrong, tho. You want to pull everything around you to where MS has been at since 2011, which is the bottom of the barrel.

If you cannot take ownership when you are wrong, your claims to be right are pointless.

Its in your own head that i am wrong, just like in MS's head they're right for closing down hifi rush studio. In other words, its your own issue, not mine.

no its fact, its all there in the image. Others can see it, you can see it, but are choosing to be a coward and not own your shit.

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#50 Pedro
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It would be insane, hilarious, interesting and potentially horrendous. But, this is just gaming.🤷‍♂️