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Offline meddude2000

Microsoft eyes Square and my thoughts on Microsoft.
« on: December 14, 2000, 05:38:45 PM »
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DR: Now that EA is on board, and it has such a close relationship with Square, can we expect an Xbox/Square announcement in the near future?

JA: Yeah, you should. We\'re not done announcing our development partners. This announcement further cements the fact that the world\'s best developers are flocking to the Xbox, and that they think the technical and business strategies are right on and have a lot of confidence in our ability to pull this thing off. And frankly, our confidence grows every day when we get great partners like this on board.


Microsoft is stopping at nothing. If this continues we may have only one console to choose from. :(
Microsoft took control of the computer industry, now it seems thay want to control the console industry.

Imagine how great GUI\'s would be if there had been ten companies competing equally over the past 10 years.

On the flipside, imagine how pathetic the console industry would be if over the past ten years Nintendo was the only company around for consoles. Not that I dislike Nintendo, my point is that if this were the case, Nintendo would probably get lazy.

If Microsoft gains control over the consoles then expect the next ten years to be slow technologically.  Also be prepared for your console to crash continuously with updates every month or so(amongsst other problems).

In case you couldn\'t tell I HATE Microsoft(esp Bill Gates).

These are my thoughts. Anyone want to add something?

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2000, 05:45:15 PM »
Man I\'m sick and tired of people MS Xbox paranoia and other lame ass thoughts.


Under zero circumstances will MS dominate the console Industry.

In fact MS is very very good for the videogame industry.

They have only aquired Bungie Digital Anvil and Oddworld, no big losses

they have 150 developers making games, The PS2 has more than 200

EA has agreed to develope for them but they are not stopping development for the PS2 same with Konami



So will you paranoid and delusional Sony fans, or whatever fan you are get a friggin grip already.

Or better yet at least try an Xbox before you right it off. It  may turn out to be awesome, and if it is are you really going to deny yourself that experience.



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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2000, 05:48:09 PM »
MS dominating the industry like the OS market will not happen. The market has already been established and they are late comers in it. Not to mention there is other choices and good ones that have been established their own core fanbase. Sega, Sony, Nintendo all have fans. MS is coming in with none.

Then take in account MS can\'t buy every developer and won\'t buy every developer. And just because a bunch of companies are signed doesn\'t mean they\'ll develop. The 3D0 had a bunch of signed companies, few developed for it.

Don\'t be so paranoid people. They\'ve bought a few small companies out, like any other console developer. They\'re signing third partys. Common practice.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2000, 05:51:05 PM »
why did dev\'s not make games for the 3do anyway?

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2000, 05:53:37 PM »
Money is power. MS have ALOT of money.

People though MS wouldn\'t rule the OS market.
What do u think now hmm?

Anything can happen. People can say MS won\'t buy off all the companys.. They don\'t have too. They just need them too develope for Xbox or buy off enough developers to get the mainstream gamers too shift too xbox. Then they can make developers (if they own them) stop developering on other systems.. if they OWN the companys. They don\'t have too develope for other consoles. This doesn\'t have too be done in under 5 years. This could be done VERY SLOWLY so people wouldn\'t notice as much.

Then in the end.. MS rules the Console market too.

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2000, 05:55:20 PM »
Plus Microsoft isn\'t really adding anything new the industry.  They\'re bring PC ports to "console" gamers.  Umm... *yay?*

Wait, wait... aren\'t PC\'s good for playing PC games and Console games good for playing......


I think you get the picture.

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2000, 06:04:46 PM »
Well, Chorno, limited userbase being the number 1 reason. The 3D0 wasn\'t a great seller, but still..

Anyways...

MS would have to buy huge developers and kill the other companies. A company like Sony won\'t back down. Sega would be the first to go, as they aren\'t making enough money right now, and I love Sega, so it hurts me to say that. Nintendo, keeps shooting itself in the foot by limiting its fanbase. Sure, a few mature titles here and there, but not near enough. I wouldn\'t be suprised if it ends up with MS against Sony for along time (even after this "console war"). I don\'t see either company backing down from the other, and both will use "questionable" tactics to be the biggest and the best. But, I don\'t believe in any way MS will dominate the console market.

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2000, 06:07:35 PM »
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Plus Microsoft isn\'t really adding anything new the industry.  They\'re bring PC ports to "console" gamers.  Umm... *yay?*

Wait, wait... aren\'t PC\'s good for playing PC games and Console games good for playing......


I think you get the picture.

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MS is not bring PC ports to Xbox, yes there are some, but guess what there are PC ports on DC and PS2 too.  MS is concentrating on exclusive games and new content developed especially for Xbox. They\'ve said this 100 x\'s and they know a PC port box would fail miserably. MS is not stupid

Some of you are extremly uneducated about other systems, please take the time to be educated.





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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2000, 06:08:26 PM »
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Who do you think will win the next-next Gen console wars??

PS3 Vs Xbox2??

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2000, 06:09:02 PM »
I beleave Sony will be at the top.. Maybe with MS, Maybe not. But they say that Sony\'s PS2 has more Fan Support then PSX.. That\'s Over 75 million people. With 300 developers and all the fans.. Sony can\'t go wrong. :D
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2000, 06:15:41 PM »
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Some of you are extremly uneducated about other systems, please take the time to be educated.[/B]



Oh really?  I\'ve been playing Consoles since I got my Atari 7800 for my 7th birthday.  I think I\'m pretty "educated" with the consoles.  Sure, XBox will release some new material on its machine, but with the way Microsoft is setting it up, its a mini-computer.  That much I\'m sure you know.  


Also, all these companies trying to get online is a farce.  Sega is limited by its narrow-band, Sony will get DSL goin probably in 2002, Xbox will be cable/DSL hybrid in 2002 as well, and Nintendo... why do they keep trying?

I see the trend of developers is to make money.  If you don\'t understand that, then you don\'t understand the industry.  Every company is going to want to make the most money, cross-developing isn\'t a bad thing, it does spark some good competition between companies, but the problem I forsee is that we\'ll see A LOT more "Special Edition" releases.


So I hope this shows you that some of us our "educated"

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2000, 06:17:26 PM »
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Who do you think will win the next-next Gen console wars??

PS3 Vs Xbox2??

LOL

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PS3, of course. Xbox2 hasn\'t announced any good games! :D LOL

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I beleave Sony will be at the top.. Maybe with MS, Maybe not. But they say that Sony\'s PS2 has more Fan Support then PSX.. That\'s Over 75 million people. With 300 developers and all the fans.. Sony can\'t go wrong.  


Now..Now, they could go wrong. But, I doubt they do. E3..Now that will be interesting. I want to see what Sony will have out, and if MS comes out showing everything.

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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2000, 06:59:21 PM »
Whoa crap!

I didn\'t even THINK of this years E3.  Dang, Everyone is going to be bidding for #1 spot in magazines, online and everything else.

I think its fair enough to say though its going to be Sony Vs Microsoft.

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2000, 07:01:39 PM »
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Whoa crap!

I didn\'t even THINK of this years E3.  Dang, Everyone is going to be bidding for #1 spot in magazines, online and everything else.

I think its fair enough to say though its going to be Sony Vs Microsoft.

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Your a fool to think Nintendo won\'t be showing off GC capabilities with some fine titles



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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2000, 07:03:23 PM »
Even though Final Fantasy X will also be on X-Box, Square\'s main focus will be on the PS2...
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