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Xbox 360 This is why some folks dislike Microsoft's Game division!

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by themax, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. themax

    themax What's a Dremel?

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    http://www.dbtechno.com/gaming/2008/02/18/microsoft-to-buy-gears-of-war-dev-epic-games/

    Make a decent game for their console and they startup talks to buy out the developers completely. I'm not saying it's wrong, but seriously everytime someone makes a hit game for them they just buy them into first party! I wouldn't be suprised if Capcom hasn't already been approached in the past. It's one thing to create an in-house developer ala Nintendo or Santa Monica studios, it's another to just buy everyone out-right. And I don't think it's good for the industry, be it EA, Activision, and especially Microsoft.
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    EA do it all the time though and succeed.
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    For a given value of succeed.
     
  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Microsoft owning the unreal engine could cause some problems...
     
  5. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Minimodder

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    Please don't let this be true, I still like Epic.
     
  6. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    sod epic, after mark rein started shouting about how pc gaming is dying i couldn't really care less. And unreal 3? Very disappointing. TF2 walks all over it. Why is that since the original unreal tournament, the characters have just got shorter and fatter?
     
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    Isn't that what happens to all of us when we get old? Perhaps the developers were trying to make the characters more human like & showing there age. They'll have walking sticks, hunched backs & wheelchairs next! they'll probably add in game taunts of "get off my lawn" & "during the war"! :eyebrow:
     
  8. Kamakazie!

    Kamakazie! What's a Dremel?

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    Isn't it all just rumour and speculation made up by someone who was probably bored at work?
    Or have things been announced?
     
  9. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    lmao
     
  10. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Minimodder

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    This is firmly in the territory of flimsy rumour to say the least, the ONLY source for this is GamePro who seem to have it in for Epic at the minute with there exclusive preview of Gear 2 that had no new info in it what so ever.
     
  11. freedom810

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    I hope Activision/Blizzard start dishing out some cash before they fall behind. I love RSV.
     
  12. LogicalChaos

    LogicalChaos What's a Dremel?

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    I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to do this but i cant see Epic accepting a deal like this....

    Who here really trust GamePros source of info anyway?
     
  13. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    im kinda mad at epic for giving us such a shitty UT3 so I don't really care... I lost all faith now that they only care about consoles, pff
     
  14. themax

    themax What's a Dremel?

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    Hopefully it is a rumor. I think it was either Gamepro, or EGM that ran an article saying Sony had gotten rights to the Unreal Engine for PS3 before it launched but it was false. I kinda got cought up in the rumor with Microsoft buying epic because it's not unlike them to try and do it and forcibly put devs who tend to use the Unreal Engines at the table for 360 exclusives.
     
  15. JesterQ

    JesterQ What's a Dremel?

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    i know i have :D
     
  16. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    That sounds kinda fun, racing around in wheelchairs beating other players with your walking stick :hehe:
     
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