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News Microsoft: We invented avatars

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    so microsoft invented the Mii

    lol so nintendo are copying microsoft even though microsoft are rolling it out is it two years later:):)
    crazy people are funny:)
     
  3. crash32953295@msn.

    crash32953295@msn. What's a Dremel?

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    I think what he is saying is its been done in previous games ie character customisation.

    tbh who cares
     
  4. Mentai

    Mentai What's a Dremel?

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    Going on about it just makes him sound like a tosser, who really cares?
     
  5. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    yeh know what you mean but by that (his own logic) nintendo implemented it first in this way so it would have been them invented it
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I tried to care, but I broke the strings on my minature violin.
     
  7. p3n

    p3n What's a Dremel?

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    surely compuserver made avatars first? :p (moving to 3d doesn't count m$ fanny)
     
  8. Bauul

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    One word:

    Diddums.
     
  9. Gremlin

    Gremlin What's a Dremel?

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    Wait there was an Xbox 360 in 2002? ;) i wish i had one back then :p
     
  10. benjamyn

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    Should be titled
    "Wii made avatars"

    just to cause confusion :p
     
  11. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    no the concept of an online identiy existed around then, and this was a part of the plan, but it only took nintendo and 6 years before microsoft put into action
     
  13. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Slow news day? :p
     
  14. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Minimodder

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    This just sounds like Microsoft willy waggling if you ask me.

    Also:

    I lol'd.
     
  15. Sathy

    Sathy What's a Dremel?

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    Is it me reading funny or is this Don Mattrick fella so full of himself he is about to burst? Could do with a bit of slapping to come down from the cloud I'd say. Kind of pointless news too, but I guess a bit of gossip and slander keeps it more interesting.
     
  16. ComputerKing

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    Microsoft GO TO HELL PLEASE :(
     
  17. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    What does it matter who did it what first? If it's a good idea, no reason not to use it.
     
  18. ssj12

    ssj12 Minimodder

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    real online winner this generation. Sony or Valve if we want to include PC.

    Anyways, Miyamoto came up with the idea for the whole Mii thing in the SNES days. I doubt that this guy really thought up his avatars till Sony showed Home.
     
  19. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    when will they ever get over their big egos?
     
  20. scarrmrcc

    scarrmrcc What's a Dremel?

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    well, if i say "hey wouldn't it be cool if we could scan ourselves then have that be our avatar in 3d? you know so our avatar looks exactly like us?" does that mean i invented it, and am a pioneer?

    nope.
     
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