Prediction: Sony will likely purchase a Japanese publisher in response to MS/Activision.

2022.01.20 17:14 teakelljuan Prediction: Sony will likely purchase a Japanese publisher in response to MS/Activision.

I have this uneasy suspicion that Sony’s going to acquire Capcom fairly soon. I think not only did Microsoft buy Activision to get a leg-up on Sony’s eventual gamepass competitor, but I'm sure Sony’s been in active conversations regarding a Japanese publisher, especially Capcom. The MS/Activision acquisition has been in conversation for a year, and I’m sure Sony knew about it for just as long. It’s more obvious considering they’ve been investing in multiplier titles. It’s an early response to COD eventually being Xbox-only, and some of them are shooters, mind you.
-You're probably wondering why Capcom over Square

  1. They have a more varied gaming portfolio. They own IPs that range across different genres. Square has nigh ownership of the JRPG market, but for varied content, Capcom is the way to go. Resident Evil and Monster Hunter would make gamers enticed to stay on Sony platforms. It’s not COD, but its variety is something PlayStation doesn’t have right now. That, and Capcom has legacy titles that could bolster Sony’s new service.
  2. Sony has just made an extensive exclusivity deal with Square for Final Fantasy and other IP. I doubt Sony will buy Square now because if they wanted to acquire them, why make the process and language so complicated? Although I do think Sony might even buy Square after Capcom. I know it’s crazy, but a $70 billion deal was just made, so it’s not too insane.
-Sony has no reason to buy anyone at this point. They can't outbuy MS nor do they need to compete in spending.
  1. It's unrealistic to say Sony has been actively avoiding big mergers/acquisitions because they announced they'll be using $20-24billion of their cash on hand specifically for acquisitions and other purchases. Sony Pictures’ president also stated that the biggest entertainment expansion in the industry will be mainly on the video game front. Sony’s only sent likely $2 billion on studio acquisitions, give or take. The PlayStation brand is their most profitable division, and even if not all of the $20 billion is dedicated to just PlayStation, Capcom is worth $4.9 billion, so it’s not out of the question.
  2. If Sony is making an alternative to gamepass, they’ll need just as much content to combat MS. Mind you, I don’t even think Sony will stop just at Capcom. A lot of the “cheaper” publishers are Japanese, and Sony could easily sway the narrative that eastern games’ only home is PlayStation. It also wouldn’t be too impossible if Sony acquired another Japanese publisher like Square Enix for similar reasons after theoretically purchasing Capcom. If Sony bought both Square, Capcom, and Kadokawa it would amount to $13.5 billion as of 1/20/2022.
  3. At this point, Sony has to respond. As much as I hate Sony participating in the spending war, they’re not gonna have a choice if they want to survive. Companies like MS, Apple, Amazon, and Tencent have big pockets and influence. I hate that, eventually, only five or six publishers will remain after this spending war is over. I liked it the way it was before MS and Bethesda, but Sony has to adapt or they might be bought, which is a possibility now more than ever.
-Capcom would never sell.
  1. Capcom has had similar restructures for a potential mergers before. It was almost the case during the PS4 generation when games like Street Fighter 5 were underperforming. They've also had a great working relationship with Sony, and have made exclusives for them, so an acquisition isn't too foreign.
  2. I doubt a Japanese developer like Capcom or Square would want to get purchased by an American company, let alone a Chinese one like Tencent. They know what's happening, too, and I'm sure they spoke to both themselves and potential buyers in response to this. This $70 billion buyout isn't something that exists in a vacuum, they're speaking about what this means right now.
  3. This is more of a speculation, but it's weird that Capcom hasn't announced what they're currently working on for this year and beyond. I might be missing something, but it was odd that Capcom at E3 last year only spoke about RE8 DLC and Monster Hunter for their live stream. I wonder if they're not revealing anything to save it for a Sony event but I'm not sure.
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2022.01.20 17:14 MrImold Mystery, the process and function thereof

I am currently on a re-read of BotNS (recently concluded Claw). There has been a gap of about a decade since I first read these volumes. I've been listening to the re-reading Wolfe podcast and a topic that, in true Wolfe fashion, is hinted at and implied in various forms consistently is that of mystery.
I believe I read somewhere that Wolfe was a fan of the mystery/detective genre. I also believe we can agree that BotNS works with various tropes of genre fiction, specifically that of sci-fi and fantasy. And it seems to me there are definitely elements of the mystery genre present as well. One seemingly easy take on this is the chapter titles.
A chapter title reveals what is mystified in the text. That is to say, as one experiences/reads the text, the mystery of the chapter title becomes clear (or, maybe clear is too strong a word for Wolfe). I have very little experience with the mystery genre outside of a few popular titles from the mid-twentieth century, so please pardon my lack of expertise. However, this chapter title topic does seem to hint at something... more. Typically, it would seem to me, any generic mystery story would eventually result in the revelation of said mystery. The private detective must confirm suspicions and end with a satisfying who-dunnit explanation. Often, the who-dunnit cannot compare in any sense with the power of the mystery itself. The mystery is the critical function, NOT the revelation thereof. (Similar to the experience of desire, we often mistake our enthusiasm for an object of desire with that of the experience of desire itself.) For Wolfe, it seems the detective role is fulfilled by the reader, and as such, this results in a highly rewarding experience of reading. I do not believe we should read literally only. We must read, as the text explicitly informs us, on multiple levels of meaning. Therefore, the revelation of the mysteries in BotNS are open, not closed/destroyed by the process of revelation. Is our relationship to the text like that of the highest form of government?
Another insight might be related to the divine mystery, that which is un-knowable, and yet somehow approachable. The ideal may never be realized, but that is not the point: the striving-towards is the point. David Lynch also works heavily with this idea, that the process of revelation, ultimately, destroys the mystery, and in opposition to this, if the mystery can be sustained, the quality of the experience is inherently improved.
It seems to me the concept of mystery can also be applied to the use of symbols. A symbol of universal quality (the sun, for example, and all its associated symbols) seems to exist outside of time. The mystery in question being that of the symbol's origin. The symbol seems to reveal something (not necessarily dictionary definition meaning, but something more poetic), and the power of the symbol itself is then interpretable in a seemingly endless variety that hints at something... more.
Ultimately, I am left with the impression that BotNS is a celebration of the process of reading, and mystery (the elements thereof primarily consisting of but not limited to curiosity, the joy of discovery, and the beauty of poetic interpretation) is central to this.
Are there any writings exploring the topic of mystery in Wolfe's work? I'd be very interested in reading more, or hearing your opinions.
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2022.01.20 17:14 aquila0altaire Xichen puts up with a lot...

At Gusu, after seeing Wangji get indignant and childish whenever Wuxian comes to tease him...
Xichen: You appear to be bothered, but I know that look in your eyes. You're actually enjoying this, aren't you, Wangji?
At the flower banquet, when Wangji and Wuxian are not really getting along well.
Xichen: I'll let them figure it out.
At Jin Palace, after Wangji expresses his sadness about Wuxian not wanting to come home...
Xichen: Oh, no. This is serious.
At Gusu, helping Wangji cope with the death of Wuxian...
Xichen: I know heartbreak when I see it.
When Wuxian is summoned and brought back to Gusu...
Xichen: A second chance perhaps?
Witnessing Wuxian's oblivious teasing and inappropriate behavior toward Wangji...
Xichen: You're kidding me. Here we go again.
At Gusu, after telling Wuxian about his and Wangji's childhoods to move their relationship along...
Xichen: Wangji is not the type to offer up personal information. If you want to talk to him about anything, you have to ask. Even then, it's hard. But you two should talk...
At the Buddhist temple, after years of witnessing Wangji's pining and Wuxian's obliviousness...
Xichen: I come from good upbringing. I am patience personified. But I am ready to put the fear of god in you beCAUSE I TOLD Y'ALL IDIOTS TO TALK-
Honestly, after all this Xichen should just retire and stay in his room forever. These two were exhausting lmao.
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