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Goku 11-03-2004 08:22 PM

A what if scenario....
 
What if Microsoft succeeded in buying Nintendo. What kind of bastard child do you think would result?

This old article from the register inspired this topic:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/05/billg_nintendo/



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ricardobaltazar 11-03-2004 08:41 PM

Re: A what if scenario....
 
> What if Microsoft succeeded in buying Nintendo. What kind
> of bastard child do you think would result?

I think it's safe to say that it will never happen. Scenarios like these are like bad corporate fan fiction.


That said, I think that the biggest change would be the fact that it would make the console wars a Pepsi/Coke kind of battle where the two giants Nintendosoft and Sony get complacent and innovation dies a bit.

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The 9th Sage 11-03-2004 08:49 PM

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> What if Microsoft succeeded in buying Nintendo. What kind
> of bastard child do you think would result?

May God have mercy upon our souls. <img src=smilies/errrr.gif>

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Fla Flash 11-03-2004 10:06 PM

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My god, you madman....what's next? You're insane.<img src=smilies/errrr.gif>

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Prower 11-03-2004 10:13 PM

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"Paper Clippy?"

...That sounded funnier in my head. Never mind. :>

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IceWolf20 11-03-2004 10:16 PM

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Well, you'd get XBox2 with cool games....b/c you'd have an elimination of Nintendo's console market, port all the games and game development to the XBox2, and then Microsoft would pretty much have the handheld market cornered. What would be interesting would be if Nintendo sold off its console division and stayed on only in the handheld market....hmm, interesting.

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Wren 11-03-2004 10:29 PM

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The Nintendo Gamebox? The Microsoft XCube?

It'd have good games that were unplayable due to system flakiness.

-Wren

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Danoz 11-03-2004 10:46 PM

Re: A what if scenario....
 
> What if Microsoft succeeded in buying Nintendo. What kind
> of bastard child do you think would result?

Buying Nintendo of America? Or Nintendo?

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Goku 11-04-2004 01:20 AM

Re: A what if scenario....
 
> > What if Microsoft succeeded in buying Nintendo.
It looks like Bill Gates is interested in the whole company.....
It makes sense though. I remember the Xbox having trouble penetrating the Japanese market.

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Goku 11-04-2004 01:25 AM

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> I think it's safe to say that it will never happen.
> Scenarios like these are like bad corporate fan fiction.

Apparently he did try to buy the company. The main shareholder refused.

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