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Old 11-04-2004, 05:55 AM   #11
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> What would
> be interesting would be if Nintendo sold off its console
> division and stayed on only in the handheld market....hmm,
> interesting.

As much as I love Nintendo's console games, I think they should seriously consider doing this. It's not as if they don't know how to make great games anymore, but their consoles have been teh sux0r the last 2 times around. If it were not for Mario games, Goldeneye, the Zeldas, and a handful of other games, the N64 wouldn't have just been obliterated, it would have been an absolute embarassment to Nintendo, and that's coming from someone that owns a dozen N64 games and loves every one of them. Now we have the Gamecube, which is only doing better than the N64 in terms of going from cartridge to disc. They still do not have the support of leading game companies, and still are tethering on a thin thread of Nintendo staples.

Meanwhile, they are continuing an astounding monopoly on handheld systems, with the Game Gear being the only thing coming the closest to being any sort of competition in the last nearly 2 decades, such a strong monopoly that Sony had resorted to a long wait before they even try to compete. Looking at the next gen handhelds, I have no doubt that Nintendo will keep the monopoly strong, but they might be history in consoles after another substandard one...hopefully for them they can turn things around, but I highly doubt it.

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Old 11-04-2004, 06:05 AM   #12
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Of course they could also make a powerful handheld (more so than the DS which, IMHO, is underpowered) that is able to hook up to a television/monitor. Sort of a handheld/console hybrid.

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Old 11-04-2004, 12:07 PM   #13
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You're reading my mind, Wren.
I play my GBA on my tv at home. Of course I run it through the Game Cube.
But I'll bet they pull that rabbit out of the hat in the next 18 months.
And I don't consider the Game Cube a substandard console.

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Old 11-04-2004, 01:18 PM   #14
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> "Paper Clippy?"

lol, super office assistant brothers! what a shit game that would be, or maybe just annoying ;-)

microsoft are nothing more than a bunch of bastards out to make a buck. the whole world relies on M$ and its really sad. and no matter what apple do they are never going to beat ms because in the end, they just want to make some money too.

however open-source will crush microsoft. slowly but steadily open-source is taking over. m$ is trying to stop it with this TCO FUD shit, but its not its helping much. any smart business can make their own decision. open-source is the future. and m$ will die a painful death.

so microscrewed can go lick my ass <img src=smilies/moon.gif>

wow, that went a little off topic. oh well, i hate microsoft and anyone that thinks linux/mozilla/etc arnt great apps need tehir head checked.

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Old 11-04-2004, 07:38 PM   #15
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> What if Microsoft succeeded in buying Nintendo. What kind
> of bastard child do you think would result?

I wouldn't have a problem with it so long as the quality of the games is kept up. Don't get me wrong, I'm with all the people who hate the Xbox (But not because it's made by the evil devil men of Microssoft, because of the lack of quality games) but I still think it's supperior to the GCN. What I'd really like to see is a Nintendo/Sony merger, I think that would do both companies the best, Nintendo would get a great console, Sony would get great games. I would also like to see Nintendo get out of the console market and focus on handhelds, in my opinion the GBA is the best game system out now, far better than the GCN, Xbox, and even PS2.

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Old 11-05-2004, 02:02 AM   #16
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> I'd really like to see is a Nintendo/Sony merger

but what happens when they kill off microsoft's console stuff. there would be just one console company around, which means no competition, which could mean wrose games and higher prices

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Old 11-05-2004, 02:18 AM   #17
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> lol, super office assistant brothers! what a shit game that
> would be, or maybe just annoying ;-)

You never know, i mean, who would have thought a game starring a plumber would be such a hit.

> microsoft are nothing more than a bunch of bastards out to
> make a buck. the whole world relies on M$ and its really
> sad. and no matter what apple do they are never going to
> beat ms because in the end, they just want to make some
> money too.

If you cant see that every company in the world is out to make a buck, not just microsoft, that's .... nice. I dont understand everybody's resentment towards Microsoft. The outcry against them these days makes it seem as though they raped someone's mother or something.

> however open-source will crush microsoft. slowly but
> steadily open-source is taking over. m$ is trying to stop it
> with this TCO FUD shit, but its not its helping much. any
> smart business can make their own decision. open-source is
> the future. and m$ will die a painful death.

> so microscrewed can go lick my ass

Open Source might make a dent in Microsoft's sales and business, but it will be a while before they're done. Just because you know enough to realize that windows is a clunky OS does not make it so that the billions of people that are less gifted when it comes to computers will see the "evil" and switch to something else.

> wow, that went a little off topic. oh well, i hate microsoft
> and anyone that thinks linux/mozilla/etc arnt great apps
> need tehir head checked.

I agree. Only i think that your 'hate' lacks a good reason.
> oh, and nintendo rules!, almost as much as atari does

Pshhh, Sega is where it's at. Or at least where it was.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:32 AM   #18
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> And I don't consider the Game Cube a substandard console.

I don't either. Full on Sony mainstream developer support or no, it's a great console, even if it doesn't have as many games. In fact...with the volume of crap that comes out on the PS, that's almost not a bad thing. Not to say all PS games are bad, or all GCN games are great, but jeez. :P


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Old 11-05-2004, 03:35 AM   #19
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> but what happens when they kill off microsoft's console
> stuff. there would be just one console company around, which
> means no competition, which could mean wrose games and
> higher prices

That's true I suppose. With no competition, they could do whatever they wanted, but then I couldn't see Nintendo all by themselves going that route. It's Sony's evil infulence! Ahahahaha! <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>

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Old 11-05-2004, 03:49 AM   #20
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i remember days when there was a video game monopoly... and the games were actually BETTER than ANY current game out there... part of why i still occasionally mess with emulation...

right now because of the competition, the games are crap, everyone sells to the mainstream, no one sells to the good ol' classics such as me any more...

heh, only 19 and calling myself a classic, that's rich... but i have been playing video games ever since forever... and i miss my classics style, although the games themselves are getting dry... i need new games that follow the same style...

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