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LiquidX
07-14-05, 12:44 PM
This will be big if done right and I love comics so this is great news for me. The deal is exclusive so MS must have paid a bundle. :eek:

"Online gaming is reaching a point of acceptance. We will use as many of the Marvel characters as we can" in the MMO game, said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of worldwide marketing and publishing for Microsoft's Xbox.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?duid=mtfh8626 9_2005-07-14_05-01-16_n7d495688_newsml

Bad_Boy
07-14-05, 01:00 PM
not trying to jack your thread or anything LiquidX, but I thought this news was pretty similar also.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/626/626820p1.html
DC Comics/Warner bros and SOE plan on making a MMO also.

In addition to announcing its purchase of PC MMORPG The Matrix Online, SOE announced Friday it is in agreement with Warner Bros. to produce an MMORPG based on the vast worlds and characters of DC Comics. SOE hopes to release the new game in late 2007, and is currently targeting the PC, PlayStation 3, and PSP -- though platform plans still aren't set in stone.

|MaguS|
07-14-05, 01:10 PM
I honestly can care less about DC and Marvel MMO's due to not actually being those famous characters and having no real influence on the Marvel/DC world/story. I mean everything will end up being unique and seperated from the comics...

Heck if anything, they could screw alot up... Like Mutants... No mutant is suppose to have the same power as another, they are all unique. Well in a MMO, you can't really control that.

DC well... I have no real interest in playing a GOD. Most of DC Super Heroes are GODs, only the likes of Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Green Arrow and the other skilled fighters are interesting. If you want a GREAT read, Get "Wrath of God", its a What if all the "Super Heroes" lost thier powers... Only the likes of Batman and Nightwing are untouched.

LiquidX
07-14-05, 02:03 PM
I honestly can care less about DC and Marvel MMO's due to not actually being those famous characters and having no real influence on the Marvel/DC world/story. I mean everything will end up being unique and seperated from the comics...

Heck if anything, they could screw alot up... Like Mutants... No mutant is suppose to have the same power as another, they are all unique. Well in a MMO, you can't really control that.

DC well... I have no real interest in playing a GOD. Most of DC Super Heroes are GODs, only the likes of Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Green Arrow and the other skilled fighters are interesting. If you want a GREAT read, Get "Wrath of God", its a What if all the "Super Heroes" lost thier powers... Only the likes of Batman and Nightwing are untouched.

I say give it some time before judging it being that there is no hard facts on it yet. A MMO based on the Marvel characters and universe has great potential being that there so many with diverse powers.

Thats great news also Bad_Boy but I have never really been a fan of DC comics at all and probabaly only have the death of Superman and Superman vs Batman in my collection. This is where its at :cool: ....
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/65/marveluniverse1df.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Seph gPu
07-14-05, 02:05 PM
I agree, the fact that they don't follow the comics pisses me off. Like the current "House of M" storyline they have going on @ Marvel and the "Infinte Crisis" story @ DC. One of those would make a great video game. (Well not Marvels rip-off, bendis filled, house of m, but infinte crisis would be cool)

I'm a HUGE comic reader, and the biggest draw back to the comic movies and games are the lack of continuity with the actual comics. The movies and games loosely play off the heroes/villians origin's, but that's about it.