It was derived from a sketch by Harry Enfield (not an actual sketch) where he used to say how much he liked a particular celebrity and then start ranting about how if "they started eating my food and... etc. etc. I'd say Oi, NOOOO!"
Post by mrmolecule on Apr 14, 2005 18:26:40 GMT -5
Okay, Nintendo whups PS2, and maybe even Xbox...combined? No way. If Microsoft and Sony merged to be some mega evil corporation with a new machine that could play PS/Xbox games...Nintendo would become a 3rd party publisher, and "Microsony" would be dominating the video game industry, not to mention the PC industry. But we shall keep these horrid thoughts out of our minds, and write "xbox live is for weenies" on Halo 2 posters. (just kidding!)
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2005 18:27:50 GMT -5 by mrmolecule
Post by Andronicus on Apr 14, 2005 20:13:56 GMT -5
Fran, come one - how can you say something like that?
MrMolecule is right... We here all prefer Nintendo, but Sony and Microsoft are very successful companies that do a lot of impressive stuff. Give credit where credit is due.
It's kind of like saying Artline is WAY better than Bic and Pilot combied (they are all pen manufacturers by the way) - it's simply not true - you may prefer Artline pens, but they all do the same thing in the end.
As for mergers - I've said it before in another forum - if it comes down to sheer survival tactics (and lets hope this is never the case, as Nintendo does have some promising things on the horizon), then a merger between Nintendo and Microsoft (or a take-over, knowing Microsoft's tactics) would not be the end of the world. Or, the companies could collaborate together to compete with Sony on a more equal footing... These are just ideas people, and possible outcomes in the future (anything could happen, you know that - who thought Sega would go third party? - I didn't).
Sony and Ericsson did it to bring us the SonyEricsson mobile phone, yet both companies retained their independence as companies, bar this single mobile phone contract.
It's all business in the end - remember that. These companies will do what's best for the profit margin, and what keeps the shareholders happy. When Nintendo is in the black (on their financial statements), as they are, they can afford to make the fans happy - when companies go into the red, their sole allegiance is to the shareholders.
In the end, Nintendo is great - I'm a HUGE fan (we all are), but it is one of 3 options at the moment. In terms of consoles, Sony has the upper hand right now. That's life. Let's just hope Nintendo continues to bring us quality consoles, handhelds, and games into the future! ;D
("And the question mark leaves it open to a sequel!")
Sony and Microsoft have some pretty fantastic games to their names. I bought a (now-stolen) PS2 for Ico and Kingdom Hearts, and I can see some X-Box titles joining my collection should I ever get one (Outrun 2 anyone?)... but my allegience is with Nintendo - as nearly every game they output, and a large number of game they don't, are fantastic.
Post by Dances in Undergarments on Apr 15, 2005 5:48:52 GMT -5
DIU hates Elektropplankton by the way. I've come to accept this as a reality, and so I can move on now...
Firstly, I don't hate it, I just don't think it is worth picking up at the same cost as DS games that are actually games. I wouldn't be surprised if I got Electroplankton eventually, but I wont pay more than about $30 for it.
But thats not the point, anyway, what I was saying was that games like that don't appeal to casual consumers, while a large chunk of the PSPs line-up does.