Tencent’s US$1.3 billion Sumo deal comes under US security probe

1 : Anonymous2021/10/29 16:31 ID: qigq2v
Tencent's US$1.3 billion Sumo deal comes under US security probe
2 : Anonymous2021/10/29 22:15 ID: hikk5nk

Fuck tencent

3 : Anonymous2021/10/29 21:16 ID: hikbs9f

They better veto that shit. Tencent is fucking cancer. Don’t need them purchasing anymore western studios.

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ID: hikmcn5

Hey if you want a mega corporation that’s controlled by the CCP buying up a shit load of western game dev studios that’s your choice, but I don’t fuck with it one bit.

ID: hikoxr8

Did you just reply to your own comment?

ID: hikinek

Yeah they are the worst, they invest into studios so they can have bigger budgets and make more stuff that is profitable for them, and then they take a cut of the profits and never bother the devs, they are awful.

ID: hiluhs3

Yeah they are the worst, they invest into studios so they can make money to fund the invasion of Hong Kong, and eventually Taiwan, they are awful.

ID: himhm3i

Imagine thinking Tencent wont use its money to push CCP agendas into games we play. You absolute bell end.

ID: hil6t5a

Yeah, but they are a Chinese corporation which is much more dangerous and much morr invasive then other corporations because...uh...reasons.

ID: hiq13k1

Taiwan will never be a country and Hong Kong is already China property!

4 : Anonymous2021/10/29 16:32 ID: hij4fdc

Sumo Digital are the people that made Sackboy: A Big Adventure

ID: hikdkqi

Also LBP3 and.... Crackdown 3?? Some racing games, and numerous ports. They get around.

ID: hil3351

They also tend to make pretty shit games. Sackboy being an exception.

Lbp3 was notoriously busted on release and for quite some time after, and the multiple character gimmick was lame.

And crackdown 3 is well…crackdown 3.

ID: hip00xr

Sackboy flew so far under the radar; I rarely hear it talked about here but it’s a fantastic platformer and it’s use of music makes it that much more fun to play. Killer soundtrack and remixes of licensed songs, great looking environments/levels. Definitely recommend it.

Sumo Digital also helps co-develop games, like with Hitman 1+2 of the recent trilogy and Forza Horizon 4. They’re probably best known for Sackboy and Little Big Planet 3, but they also just put out the recent Hood: Outlaws & Legends (which I’ve heard both great and terrible things about) as well as Crackdown 3 (which I’ve only heard terrible things about). Seriously though, play Sackboy.

ID: hil6d3x

They've worked on a lot of IPs that aren't owned by them. Some examples are Sonic, Dead Space and even FIFA back in the day.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/30 18:19 ID: hio6jpu

Everyone loves free market until someone buys something other people likes I suppose.

6 : Anonymous2021/10/29 19:17 ID: hijtuil


7 : Anonymous2021/10/29 16:37 ID: hij5abp

Very interesting, it's no surprise it's under a microscope since anything that has to do with China getting more and more reach through deals such as these is enough to warrant a closer look.

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8 : Anonymous2021/10/30 03:23 ID: hilmjsc

Fuck tencent

9 : Anonymous2021/10/30 18:45 ID: hioa937

A lot the conversation in here is so terrible and misinformed that I can’t even respond to one particular comment. I didn’t know Tencent had so many fans. Unless you just love they way China has been dictating the creative direction in games and movies, why would you be against scrutiny of large corporate purchases?

10 : Anonymous2021/10/30 01:16 ID: hil7e48

Please no.

11 : Anonymous2021/10/30 08:28 ID: himd7rl


ID: hiofnfq

Tencent is not a nationalized company though- us americans love the free market until other countries do it better than us lol

ID: himj4tt

Globalisation and Free market until US doesn't like it

ID: hinafpk

Doesn't the US already have a controlling share of most of the internet though?

12 : Anonymous2021/10/30 03:34 ID: hilnudg

This is a problem but Microsoft’s purchase of a major multi-platform publisher is ok? BS

ID: him5n05

MS is not funded/controlled modern nazi germany complete with their own holocaust.

Tencent is, by the CCP

ID: him6cso

And yet the United States has invaded far more countries and killed far more innocent people of foreign countries than china ever did Tencent is a far better than microsoft, atleast you can play Tencent owned games on other platforms

ID: hipkzrk

Tencent's largest owner is a south african company (Naspers), not the CCP.

ID: hilurxt

Microsoft aren't helping fund the invasion of Hong Kong (and eventually Taiwan), so they don't attract such a high level of scrutiny.

ID: him10st

How is that any different from Microsoft or any American company’s taxes helping fund US interventionism? They’ve certainly invaded far more countries than China has?

ID: him69uj

Microsoft is helping fund the US invasion of far more countries, how is this any different? You are just a biased fool..... according to you everything china does is negative, just look at how many ppl they raised out of poverty...the Chinese economy is going to surpass US soon Atleast you can play Tencent games on other platforms, not so much with Microsoft who greedily grab up multi plat developers and make them exclusives because they can't create anything themselves

ID: him7m7m

Microsoft does however assist the US government with aplenty which has been far more destructive for the world.

13 : Anonymous2021/10/29 18:30 ID: hijmqm6

Wait Sumo group isn't a british company? Or I remember it wrong?If they are indeed a british base company then why the hell the us security has it's saying on it?

edit: nevermind Sumo has studios based in the U.S

14 : Anonymous2021/10/29 16:41 ID: hij5vyq


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15 : Anonymous2021/10/31 03:06 ID: hiq14ib


ID: hiqjkk1

You must be fun at parties

16 : Anonymous2021/10/29 20:51 ID: hik87zi

"National Security Risk"?

17 : Anonymous2021/10/30 00:59 ID: hil5cx2

Why would the US have a say in a Chinese company buying a UK company?

ID: hiluxg7

They have a team in the US I believe

ID: hio4ous

How scandalous.

18 : Anonymous2021/10/31 19:10 ID: hispoyi

Isn’t Tencent majority owned by a SouthAfrican/Dutch company ?

I mean Tencent owns 40% of Epic games so I don’t want to see anyone excited about playing any games with Unreal Engine 5.


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