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vampireuk
10-01-02, 06:04 AM
It seems like M$ are up to it again

M$ to buy Capcom? (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=pub&aid=746)

StealthHawk
10-01-02, 07:24 AM
the article itself seems to doubt the reality that MS is going to purchase Capcom and is doing anything but looking. although MS has a habit of gobbling up gaming companies. but if Capcom is really that unprofitable, i question how smart of a move buying Capcom would be. what was the last good game they produced. Marvel vs Capcom 2 is now just finally being released for home systems :eek:

Gargr
10-01-02, 07:24 AM
Soon the console world will be just like the PC

thanks to Microsh*t

StealthHawk
10-01-02, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by Gargr
Soon the console world will be just like the PC

thanks to Microsh*t

as if Capcom has released anything good lately, just rehashes of old Resident Evil games. MS has actually published some good PC games as well

vampireuk
10-01-02, 07:37 AM
The remake of Resident evil for the GC went down pretty well. The main problem is microsoft are seeming to want complete control over the console industry, which would be very bad. If they swallow up more games companys there will be less games coming out for other platforms.

/me ****s his shotgun and goes to visit bill

StealthHawk
10-01-02, 07:39 AM
Capcom was complaining that it didn't sell well enough last i heard. i didn't say the game was bad per se, but the idea screams cash cow either way.

Gargr
10-01-02, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by StealthHawk


as if Capcom has released anything good lately, just rehashes of old Resident Evil games. MS has actually published some good PC games as well

Well, RE is not just a rehash, its suposed to have 70% new stuff(I'v not played the game. Dont like that kind of games). Even if it is, how many years ago was the PSX version released?
And they are making new games.

There are rumors that MS tried, and still is tryng to buy Square, Sega...ect. They already got Bungie and Rare
Now i'v read that MGS is going to be XBox exclusive
I woudnd be surprised if billy trys to buy Nintendo

Things dont look very good IMO.

vampireuk
10-01-02, 07:45 AM
I hope someone kicks him in the nuts and tells him to **** off

Like we need another monopoly:rolleyes:

sytaylor
10-01-02, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by vampireuk
The remake of Resident evil for the GC went down pretty well. The main problem is microsoft are seeming to want complete control over the console industry, which would be very bad. If they swallow up more games companys there will be less games coming out for other platforms.

/me ****s his shotgun and goes to visit bill

and theres me 7 years ago thinking sony would ruin the industry :-/ meh...i assume microsoft will push capcom/rare/other accusition here to produce sequels that sell in big numbers

rare and especially capcom are not fans of stiffling origionality(with capcom making an exception only rescentley), so surley their developers would leave...

Serath
10-01-02, 01:38 PM
BAH!
**** **** **** ***** ******* **** man*****!!!!!!!!!

now that I have that out of my system... *sigh* I really wish one day the corporate pigs of MS would all quit their job because bill tried to assrape them or something and then decided to sue. THAT would teach that monopolizing bastard... GRRRRR I hate MS soooooooo much! THey just can't keep their nose out of something, and everytime they stick it somewhere it turns that whooole thing to ****!

vampireuk
10-02-02, 04:04 AM
in amongst his growling Serath summed it up rather well:D

PsychoSy
10-03-02, 01:30 AM
Hold the phone!

Capcom isn't going ANYWHERE. Mark my words! They've have been through much WORSE than this and if it were not for their real estate holdings, they'd have posted a profit of about 70 Billion yen. Their games are fine, the company is fine...they can make money but right now, just need to trim some serious real estate fat and downsize.

I hate to put it in this fashion, but do you honestly think that if Capcom went on the selling block, they'd sell out to Microsoft - a company they probably refer to as "gaijin"?!?

Japanese folks have a high emotional stake in honor and intregrity than money and when it comes to investing and selling, they are very cautious. To them, selling out to an American company would probably be dishonorable, especially in light of facts that Microsoft is still struggling to gain a considerable installed base in Japan and historically, American gaming companies hasn't really proven a true sense of success to the Japanese. The last time an American gaming company ruled the roost was back in the late 70s/early 80s and that American company was Atari, which now is nothing more than a publishing moniker for Inforgrames.

Apparently the news of MS snagging Rare has us chomping at the bit.

We need to relax.

Nephilim
10-03-02, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by StealthHawk


as if Capcom has released anything good lately, just rehashes of old Resident Evil games. MS has actually published some good PC games as well

Onimusha, Onimusha 2, Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 (soon), Heavy Metal: Geomatrix, Maximo, among others....

...and yes, all the Resident Evil games.

I rather like the Res Evil games...well, any games that manage to scare me really good (Clive Barker's Undying) or give me a good case of the creeps (Res Evil, or Eternal Darkness).

Either way, they have a cash cow that is actually paying off. Why quit now?

StealthHawk
10-03-02, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by Nephilim
Either way, they have a cash cow that is actually paying off. Why quit now?

creative integrity?

anyway, Capcom was the one bitching that the Resident Evil remake wasn't selling up to their expectations.

PsychoSy
10-04-02, 07:03 PM
Of course, because, aside from prettier graphics and maybe a few other tweaks, the game is the same. It doesn't qualify as the "killer app" that'll sell GameCubes. On the other hand, Resident Evil 0 is a new game and totally uncharted waters, thus it'll probably sell more and may even help sell more consoles.

CainSyris
10-07-02, 02:14 PM
I always thought the assumption was that since Resident Evil had not been made many times for Nintendo's last system (N64), it was not rehashed out for Nintendo, so they thought that by switching systems, they could sell more of all the games (RE1, RE2, RE3, RE:CV) rather than make a remake for an audience who has already played it. This being the assumption that the PS2 and NGC audiences are different. I suspect the reason they did not choose X-Box is because of Japanese performance.

That said, I think there might be some truth to the MS is looking to buy Capcom rumor. Not that they will. MS looked at Nintendo a couple of years ago. MS looked at Sega twice, as far as I know, to buy. MS looks at these companies because they desperately need the Japanese marketshare. Netting Capcom might be a good first step towards winning some of that thus-far non-existent Japanese support.

Anyone who talks about monopolizing the gaming industry should look at Sony. ;) They still sell more PS2's than the X-Box and GC combined each week and their marketshare is already way ahead. So who is monopolizing again? Who bought exclusive rights to GTA? Who bought exclusive rights to MGS2 for a year? I'm sorry. MS isn't the big bad monopolizer here. Its Sony.

Buying Capcom would mean that MS would not only get an arcade division, a respected Japanese developer, but they would get Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Ominushu, Steel Battalion (the rest of them), Street Fighter series, Vs games, Dino Crisis series, Mega Man, among others. Capcom has never struck me as the most honorable of the honorable Japanese game companies, though. They dumped Sony to go to Nintendo with Resident Evil series, probably thumbing their noses up at Sony in the process. Not exactly tit for tat that.

I doubt, though, that MS will buy Square. Sony's got too much invested in that one and too much invested in the relationship between them. Like Kingdom Hearts, for instance.

I would look for MS to buy developers in financial uncertainty like Blizzard/Sierra (Vivendi's troubles), Capcom, Sega, or Infrogram/Atari. Imagine MS buying Blizzard. What a coup that would be for MS. If stupid Vivendi wasn't losing money out their pores now, then Blizz wouldn't be a needless asset for Vivendi.

WCG
10-07-02, 08:03 PM
Meh I for one would have no problem with MS buying ever game company out there.. then I wouldn't have to worry about spending all my cash on multiple consoles for just a few games on each.

PsychoSy
10-07-02, 08:23 PM
But you would end up spending more for each game due to lack of competition. A one-company monopoly isn't a good thing. Just ask the PC Linux folks or Netscape fans.

StealthHawk
10-08-02, 06:02 AM
Microsoft likely wouldn't want to buy Square since they've been losing money. a lot of money. i don't know if things have turned around for them yet or not.

Vivendi has already stated that Blizzard is not for sale