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News MS: Glad we haven't made a handheld

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. sotu1

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    oooh...microsoft working with nintendo? i'm probably mistaken but is that a first?
     
  3. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 What's a Dremel?

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    hopefully the 360 will see goldeneye soon then
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Hmmm, I'm not sure. One the one hand, I'm quite content with the XNA-approach they've taken to portable gaming in the my Zune's now got some pretty nice games on it to keep me occupied, and hopefully it'll just be a matter of time before we get something like Sonic or another platformer to distill the arcade-dominance. That said, it seems a little strange that they'd pursue 2 separate business models for their gaming division, and I can only assume that they'll eventually bring out a dedicated handheld to compete with the PSPs and DSLites, whilst still allowing for XNA-developed games to operate on all platforms.
     
  5. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    seems like a smart move for Microsoft.. trying to compete with Nintendo in the handheld market is a daunting task.. as the Ngage and PSP have shown. I bet they do much better making games than they would making hardware.
     
  6. Dreaming

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    Rare who made goldeneye was bought by Microsoft several moons ago. I think they would have to go back to the original James Bond licensers in order to make a 360 game though.
     
  7. dogdude16

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    I just think sony needs to release a psp 2.
     
  8. johnmustrule

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    MS has over 100 billion dollars in the bank, they got enough resources to release a new console and hand held simultaneously for free!
     
  9. <A88>

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    Yeah, that'll keep the shareholders happy :rolleyes:
     
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