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Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Jakeman, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    if WoW is xBox only i'm gonna freak out. it won't be pretty.
     
  4. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    If I were the Blizzard execs, I would be seriously looking to break off and go independent, but the dumbass shareholders will probably want the money they can get from Microsoft.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    the blizzard execs are probably looking at all the money they could make from making xBox titles.
     
  6. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Blizzard comes off as more fan-loyal than most, to me. They could stay solo and still make XBox titles anyway, probably with not too much increased cost.
     
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    The blizzard execs aren't doing anything because vivendi owns them and not the other way around.
     
  8. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Haha, their offices are close to where I live...
     
  9. Beeble

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    Bill gates needs to freaking go home and stay there after closing m$'s doors. One more buy-out of a company i love and i'm gonna cry.

    Sierra is vivendi, isn't it? (i know blizzard is so don't point that out...)

    SC:Ghost xBox only? waaahhhhhhh!!!! :cry:
     
  10. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    And how did the state loose the Anti-trust suit again?
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i thought MS lost and was told to reveal some of the Windows code.

    MS doesn't have a monopoly on the gaming industry though.
     
  12. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Depends which platform you're talking about. They'll have more than 50% the PC market probably if they get Vivendi. A company should not be able to have the majority of the market in almost all computer software areas. They would dominate Operating Systems, Business Software, Games, Developing Software... only thing they're short on is security and web serving, which could change.
     
  13. kraahl

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    So would I, someone needs to do something about M$. I´m trying not to buy any Microsoft products, that´s my contribution.
     
  14. cowofwar

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    I believe EA Games owns the majority of the game market now. They're the largest game company in the world.
     
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    They did a poll. EA influence 53% of the market. The rest is owned by random companies.
     
  16. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    what is the definition of a monopoly? what percentage of the market must a company control to be a monopoly?
     
  17. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    More than half.
     
  18. aleldtritch

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    Judging by the video of WoW, I would guess it's too far in development on PC to be switched to x-box only. Maybe I'm wrong, and games are straight-out pulled from one platform this far in development all the time, but it's not like they can just c&p the code, they'd have to do alot of re-programming.
     
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    Xbox runs a modified version of Windows 2000. it's not hard to port PC games to it at all.
     
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    I am with you! :cry:

    100th post w00t! :yipee:
     

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