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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 29, 2013, 05:05:08 PM
That's creepy eek
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney closes Lucasarts! on: September 29, 2013, 04:41:26 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on September 28, 2013, 11:35:20 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 28, 2013, 06:29:37 PM

I didn't read it as being Lucas's fault. From reading the article, he was genuinely interested in making good games, even becoming excited about them when involved. I think the fault lies in the management not schooling him in game development procedure (a problem when the management itself was disconnected from the process) which led him to have an unnatural expectation of what could be done. I don't blame him for thinking it could be done. If someone like the LucasArts president were able to approach him without restriction with concerns instead of that liaison dictacting everything, then I think things could have been different. He did what he knew best, making decisions from a filmmaker's point of view which was unfortunate, instead of decisions from a gamemaker's point of view due to a disconnect.

Its clearly stated in the article that he came in and told them to make major changes after they were well into development with the 1313 game. Maybe he felt its wasn't that big of a deal but someone needed to stand up and say that's too much, but its apparent the management was a bunch of "yes men" that bowed to the mighty Lucas.

Yes, exactly. Someone needed to stand up to him and at least inform him that it wasn't a good idea to do so late in development, but the liaison from what was described in the article didn't make that possible. I'd have thought that the developers would be more on the equal in terms of honest feedback with him, but apparently that wasn't the case. Honestly, I'd rather have wanted to play as an unnamed bounty hunter that I could name myself. I know that technically Boba Fett would likely sell better, but from a gameplay perspective being an unnamed bounty hunter making a name for himself by rising through the ranks just feels more appealing to me. So, even if the project hadn't been cancelled, I think the idea itself wouldn't have been a great one.  The Jedi Knight games are a great example of using an original character and telling his story within the universe. I think something along those lines would have been fine.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney closes Lucasarts! on: September 28, 2013, 09:44:18 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 28, 2013, 06:39:01 PM

I disagree. He was involved in the production of movies, many movies in fact.

He should know that you don't change too much during or after filming, or if you do, you get ready for costly reshoots.

Anyone involved in a big production goes through preproduction for a reason, scripts are drafted for a reason even if changes are made on the spot during filming. Sets, props, costumes, are all made ahead of time and if changes are made those are wasted.

What he did was essentially tell them to, in the middle of filming, recast and rewrite the entire story.

As we all know, many movies have actually had that happen, and they all don't fare well. Games just happen to fare worse when that happens.

I don't disagree, in fact that was pretty much my point. But I do think it stemmed from a lack of communication in knowing how much those decisions would affect the game. The article does say that as a filmmaker, he was used to changing his mind all the time, (and probably got too used to doing so), but didn't realize how damaging that same process of thought could be towards game development, especially one so close to the end. For all we know, he probably didn't know how far along they were with the game considering all the other stuff and lack of communication going on within the company. I don't attribute that to a lack of foresight on his part, but rather the management and their carelessness.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney closes Lucasarts! on: September 28, 2013, 06:29:37 PM
I didn't read it as being Lucas's fault. From reading the article, he was genuinely interested in making good games, even becoming excited about them when involved. I think the fault lies in the management not schooling him in game development procedure (a problem when the management itself was disconnected from the process) which led him to have an unnatural expectation of what could be done. I don't blame him for thinking it could be done. If someone like the LucasArts president were able to approach him without restriction with concerns instead of that liaison dictacting everything, then I think things could have been different. He did what he knew best, making decisions from a filmmaker's point of view which was unfortunate, instead of decisions from a gamemaker's point of view due to a disconnect.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Crazy Ones on: September 28, 2013, 04:22:44 AM
Heh, glad I wasn't the only one! smile Yeah, quite engaging as you say, and I didn't even mind the product placement as it fit the theme of an advertising agency, though it does make me wonder if every episode will have major sponsors like that.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Michael J. Fox show on: September 28, 2013, 03:30:46 AM
Well yeah, "Crush" I admit was the wrong word to use. It was the word his wife used in order to tease him, which is why I put "hot neighbour lady" in quotations.  Still, the rest of my comments stand.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Crazy Ones on: September 28, 2013, 12:40:04 AM
So, who watched? Ended up recording it and honestly, it's probably one of the best shows this season. Much better than the dull Michael J. Fox show. I like it quite a bit. Writing was good and snappy and I can see myself watching it from week to week. Gave me the same kind of feeling as watching Kelsey Grammer return with Frasier when it first began.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Michael J. Fox show on: September 27, 2013, 06:44:25 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 27, 2013, 05:42:30 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 27, 2013, 05:26:47 PM

I want him to succeed but this isn't the right vehicle for him.
what about this one?
Spoiler for Hiden:

Hah, I have to admit that made me laugh  icon_mrgreen

Another thing is that the casting feels really random. You don't get the feeling from them that they're a family, but rather that they're bunch of people living under the same roof, and I guess maybe that's down to a lack of chemistry between all of them. For a family-based drama, that's pretty much essential, yet it's missing here. An example of that is from the second episode where he gets a crush for the "hot neighbour lady". My first thought was, "Sure, go ahead..." as I couldn't see him having any connection with his wife, played by Betsy Bright, who's technically a good actress, but I feel she was miscast here as she doesn't give off a motherly vibe, instead  feeling more like one of the kids. In fact, she constantly reminded me of the big sister on Family Ties, which I found distracting. Just feels off all over the place.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Michael J. Fox show on: September 27, 2013, 05:26:47 PM
Yeah, watched it and I doubt I'll continue watching. It was aweful, right down to the casting and the writing, which was cringe-worthy at times, which is a shame since I'd been looking forward to it so much. Right now it's probably the show I'm most disappointed with. Not a fan of the talking to the camera as I feel it doesn't really fit here. It just feels rather stale and muted. It's great that he's back and I want him to succeed but this isn't the right vehicle for him.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 19, 2013, 09:04:51 PM
Here's a question that's I haven't seen brought up. Are garages shared between characters or are they locked to specific characters? With the garage in San Fierro in SA, it sounded so much like the kind of place that you would have had sharing going on as a form of "corporation".
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 07:40:54 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 18, 2013, 07:07:24 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 18, 2013, 06:56:26 PM


That screenshot of Grove Street... is it still called that in-game? Also, maybe it's just the lighting, but it doesn't look like it has as many houses as in SA.


I think it is,at least i think one of the garages where you store cars is called Grove Street Garage,and yeah as i said GTA:SA was set in 1992,i think this game is set in 2013(although it could be 2014*),so there could have been a lot of redevelopment,that's if it IS the same street

I see. Yeah, that'd make sense, I suppose. I found a screenshot with better lighting:

http://psx-scene.com/forums/attachments/f258/47392d1379397618-grove-street-gta-v-1271438_10152229503692907_394593875_o.jpg
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 06:56:26 PM
Damn, all this feedback about the game really makes me want to get it now, but I think it's one I'll wait for Christmas. Sounds amazing though!


That screenshot of Grove Street... is it still called that in-game? Also, maybe it's just the lighting, but it doesn't look like it has as many houses as in SA.


Quote from: ATB on September 18, 2013, 05:51:30 PM

Proof that GTA is bad for society:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=32e_1379521869

Nerd rage at a GB!

I'll counter that with this:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/canada/Boys+returning+from+Grand+Theft+Auto+launch+rescue+burning/8924314/story.html
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 01:43:12 AM
How's the wildlife in this game? Is it comparable to what it was in RDR? Better?
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 17, 2013, 11:12:43 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 17, 2013, 04:02:05 PM


Well, if playing a Nintendo game won’t ruin you man credibility as someone in this thread seemed to suggest...

*sigh* That's not at all what I meant. Poor choice of words on my part. Sounded to me like the author of the article was expecting more of a lighthearted tone (tried to use Nintendo as an example as I was in a rush), which is surprising considering all the negative associations this game series has had in the past. His surprise was almost comical, almost as if he had been living under a rock, and expecting something else entirely than what the series has offered as of late. That maybe it wasn't the game he was really wanting to play.

Never meant for my words to come across like nobody could criticize it or that anyone should go play Nintendo games if they didn't like it, and for that I apologize. Again, poor choice of words on my part.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 17, 2013, 08:08:15 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 17, 2013, 05:49:43 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 16, 2013, 09:01:09 PM

I agree. I think that anybody by now should be able to figure out that those kind of characters come with the territory. Anybody expecting anything less has clearly not been paying attention all these years. Perhaps if that's what they want, they should go play Nintendo games.

Its a shame that we can't criticize a game or story anymore other than being told to "go play a kids game" these days.

Is this really what people find interesting? It IS a shame, because the world building seems incredibly talented and well-done, and if only they could tone it down a bit, it would probably be the best game ever. Its just a shame that it has to be ultra-violence, that I do no think any 11 year old ever should be exposed to, that is selling the game.

Anyways, I'll be over here playing some Nintendo game, I guess.

Well, I admit that was low of me, so I apologize. I was referring more to the tone of the games rather Nintendo games themselves and didn't mean to say that anyone couldn't criticize the game, like I said in my early post and I'm sorry if it came across that way. What was meant was that one shouldn't be expecting anything other than what it is at this point. It shouldn't really be any surprise considering the direction Rockstar's been going in. But I do agree that they could tone it down some. I cringed quite a bit during SA and felt it was quite overdone. My last Rockstar game was RDR.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 16, 2013, 10:28:58 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 16, 2013, 10:19:22 PM

So is it wrong for there to be a review written for people who are NOT already fans of the series?  I’ve never been able to get into a GTA title but every time a new one comes out I wonder if they have made changes to the formula that will make me change my mind.  A review is an opinion, nothing more.  The reviewers’ opinion is that the characters are despicable and that, for him, it takes away from the experience.  I would agree.  His review has informed me that I probably would not enjoy the game and so it was helpful.  

Definitely not. I'm just saying that if one is making a review, one should know what to expect from this kind of game. There have been many GTA games now, so why is it so much a surprise that the characters aren't likeable? The author sounds surprised when he really shouldn't be. I could understand it if it was a first game in a series, but there have been lots of controversy surrounding the games over the years that it's something that's become part of the package.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 16, 2013, 09:01:09 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 16, 2013, 07:49:05 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 16, 2013, 07:24:07 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 16, 2013, 03:12:19 PM

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 16, 2013, 03:08:04 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 16, 2013, 02:42:31 PM


just to balance things a little bit
The Escapist
Spoiler for Hiden:
3.5/5

"excellently crafted open world is marred by a script that presents despicable characters as the protagonists."

Give me a fucking break.  It's GTA.

Yeah. Loathe as I am to say "he doesn't get it" about a reviewer, he just doesn't get it.
I think that is a valid criticism.  In my mind there is a difference between being a criminal and being a horrible human being.  It’s fun to be the bad guy but I want to be the bad guy with a moral code that I can still respect.  I have the same problem with the Payday series.  It can be fun but I hate the characters and takes away my enjoyment from the games.

That is fair in most cases, but not when it comes to GTA. You always play a selfish, criminal prick in these games. The closest we got to morals was Nico, and he's a homicidal maniac who would get counted as a terrorist by even the most forgiving of nations. Anyone who, after 4 main games and a multitude of great spinoffs, doesn't understand that these games aren't about playing someone who gives you warm, fuzzy feelings, isn't qualified to review these games since he clearly hasn't done his research. It's like picking up a puzzle game and listing "it's a puzzle game" under cons.


I agree. I think that anybody by now should be able to figure out that those kind of characters come with the territory. Anybody expecting anything less has clearly not been paying attention all these years. Perhaps if that's what they want, they should go play Nintendo games.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 16, 2013, 07:16:12 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 16, 2013, 06:22:02 PM

So if you're a casual gamer who doesn't follow release dates and stumble upon a game you'd like but which hasn't been released yet, which you're not aware of, Microsoft will ban you. That's just great. Punish the consumers who haven't actually broken any rules instead of punishing the retail chain that did.

That sounds like a dick move, especially with a new console just around the corner. Great publicity too! slywink
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie incoming on: September 12, 2013, 11:10:14 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 12, 2013, 10:08:36 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 12, 2013, 07:56:32 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 12, 2013, 06:09:52 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 12, 2013, 03:17:19 PM

Interested?..sure

Rather it be a book? ..yup

It is already a book. More precisely, an encyclopedia of the things found in the Harry Potter world. She's going to have to craft an entirely new story around it following the adventures of the fictitious author.

So the actual story they're telling is not a book.  Clearly that was his point.

Yeah i actually have the encyclopedia book by Newt Scamander who is the star of this new thing,its very thin,and was a Comic Relief charity thing

(it has little written notes by the three kids in the margins)

Yeah, remains to be seen how she ends up doing this, a series of films no less. Could be fun, I guess, as long as it isn't stretched out too thin as a concept.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie incoming on: September 12, 2013, 06:09:52 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 12, 2013, 03:17:19 PM

Interested?..sure

Rather it be a book? ..yup

It is already a book. More precisely, an encyclopedia of the things found in the Harry Potter world. She's going to have to craft an entirely new story around it following the adventures of the fictitious author.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: River City Ransom has returned! (as a Licensed Kickstarter game) on: September 11, 2013, 05:59:17 PM
Yeah, I loved the original for its RPG elements, but I kind of wish they'd go for a Cell-shaded 3D look for this.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dear Esther, a Half Life 2 Mod on: September 11, 2013, 05:25:12 PM
Yeah, I played the original when it was free, and I could never understand why they were later selling it. There wasn't anything really compelling enough about it. Experiments are fine and all, but at least give the player a sense of worth and satisfaction if they're going to be paying for it.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 11, 2013, 07:05:44 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 10, 2013, 07:39:16 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 10, 2013, 06:18:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 10, 2013, 05:51:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 10, 2013, 04:48:03 PM

Nice.  looking forward to tooling around in an old beat up pickup in the badlands.

I'm looking forward to beating up an old whore I pickup in the badlands.

you are the guy all those tv news anchors warn us about.  you shouldn't waste whores like that.  wait until you've lost a bit of health first biggrin

gotta get the money back somehow biggrin


Maybe you should start singing it on a street corner slywink Here's a penny for your trouble.

Edit: Oh, just remembered we don't have pennies in Canada anymore.

Quote from: Caine on September 10, 2013, 09:23:07 PM

also, a lot has changed since VC.  controls are one big part of that.  the world building is also a huge improvement, such that in the new game, you can sit and watch your friends in MP via an in-game version of Cops on your television in your own house. 

Yeah, tried playing VC recently, and I just couldn't get into it. The controls have definitely improved since, especially when playing on a PC. No mouselook in VC while driving as it's San Andreas that introduced that to the series, and it's hard going back, to be honest. Feels clunky compared to the advancements that have been made recently.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 07, 2013, 03:14:02 AM
Nice shots! I thought the one with the beach was a real picture for a sec until I realized what I was looking at.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]A Slight Trick of the Mind-McKellen as Sherlock Holmes on: September 06, 2013, 10:38:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 06, 2013, 10:30:29 PM

needs an X-Men reference now.

You mean like casting Patrick Stewart as Lestrade for instance? slywink
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: September 06, 2013, 10:34:04 PM
Yeah, the cartoon would have done it, I'm sure. Funny thing is, I wasn't even aware of there being a cartoon. There was a lot of cool stuff I wanted to see as a kid, that for some reason or another wasn't available in all markets, which is where syndication became important. Networks back then, even down to the affiliates, were a lot more varied in the stuff they showed, and that a local affiliate could be showing something not offered in a different part of the country. I was only ever aware of the live-action TV series.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]A Slight Trick of the Mind-McKellen as Sherlock Holmes on: September 06, 2013, 08:36:08 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 06, 2013, 08:31:18 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 06, 2013, 05:54:24 PM

Interesting. Sounds very promising.  Seems like the a similar direction to having an older Sherlock Holmes like when Christopher Lee had the role. And there you have it, a LOTR connection slywink

*ahem*


(LOTR/Hobbit...same thing Tongue)

Hah, you're right. More of a connection than I originally thought smile
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 06, 2013, 07:46:56 PM
Well, my bad then, I thought we were talking about the market in general, not just Apple vs MS. If we're comparing directly against Apple, then yes, I'd agree.

Edit: Hah, Ok reading comprehension fail. I went back and looked at it again and to see it was an ad vs the IPad. Oops smile
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 06, 2013, 07:13:56 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 06, 2013, 01:45:18 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 06, 2013, 05:14:32 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 06, 2013, 03:55:18 AM

a USB port

That's a selling point?? Must be some magical USB port. icon_lol

Ask an iPad what kind it has? slywink


Right, but it still isn't much of a selling point when you consider that other tablets do have usb ports.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]A Slight Trick of the Mind-McKellen as Sherlock Holmes on: September 06, 2013, 07:11:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 06, 2013, 06:28:20 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 06, 2013, 05:54:24 PM

Interesting. Sounds very promising.  Seems like the a similar direction to having an older Sherlock Holmes like when Christopher Lee had the role. And there you have it, a LOTR connection slywink

have Christopher Lee play an aging Moriarty!


Haha, I'd see that! Actually, that might not be a bad idea, even if it's only a cameo.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: September 06, 2013, 06:12:22 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 06, 2013, 05:52:42 PM

They want to sell toys.

That's likely very much it. I'm not sure how the original was treated in terms of toys, but in this day and age, it would likely be difficult to sell toys based on an R movie to kids, without the kid wanting to see the movie.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Stargate being rebooted? on: September 06, 2013, 06:02:38 PM
I loved the first movie, but I was never really able to get into the TV show, so I was disappointed that there was no followup to the first movie.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]A Slight Trick of the Mind-McKellen as Sherlock Holmes on: September 06, 2013, 05:54:24 PM
Interesting. Sounds very promising.  Seems like the a similar direction to having an older Sherlock Holmes like when Christopher Lee had the role. And there you have it, a LOTR connection slywink
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's September 2013, How's Your Year Been? on: September 06, 2013, 05:48:24 PM
Pretty good considering I went on a dream trip with my Dad by travelling all the way from Northern Ontario to California and spending 3 weeks on the road.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 06, 2013, 06:56:59 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 06, 2013, 05:42:12 AM

Again, it was a clear sign of the kind of arrogance you can get when a company is too used to dominance in a market, with minimal effort. It can lead to the corporate culture inside the business becoming complacent. It's one of the main reasons MS does so poorly when they jump into markets, not just the gaming market, but plenty of other markets they tried to just jump into across the years. You can find example after example of it with quick searches online, and just as many articles pointing this out.

Yep, and not to pick on MS, but it happened with Sony and the PS3 too, and many other companies that have had a lead in an industry. If you rest on your laurels long enough, your competition will pass you by. Remember Netscape? Remember Wordperfect?  I think MS has had a cumulative effect with the original XBox and the 360, and they simply got too confident with the XB1, thinking that people would have blind faith and accept the restrictive policies. But they've burnt their bridges with many of their loyal users. The hardware could be very good, but that means nothing if they don't have the userbase to support it. First impressions mean everything. Especially in a world that moves so quickly as electronics, as people will just move on to the next thing if attention is not captured. There's a world of difference between the MS that launched the 360 and the MS that announced the XB1, and that lies in the change in culture mostly.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: September 06, 2013, 05:17:24 AM
For a PG-13 Robocop, you'd have the same effect of watching the original on broadcast TV  icon_lol
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 06, 2013, 05:14:32 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 06, 2013, 03:55:18 AM

a USB port

That's a selling point?? Must be some magical USB port. icon_lol
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 05, 2013, 07:18:20 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 05, 2013, 01:25:41 PM

You need to realize that the reason why MS dominated in those areas is because that corporate push was led by windows domination of the is market, with no one that could complete.

They can't leverage and bully with that windows dominance in these markets. It means squat to these consumers and devs. Nor will people put up with any deficiencies that come from getting lazy in its dominance. One look at the crap they tried to shovel on us during those between years of dominance in office and windows, and now the xb1 too.

A common Dev platform is still only worth it if it's managed well and people even want to use it in the first place.

This. They don't have any dominance in this specific market. After all these years trying to get in the market, they're still considered a new kid on the block, struggling to gain a foothold, and mostly because they've come in late in the game, every single time. They need to build a better brand and culture that will allow them to anticipate upcoming trends. They might as well hire a trend analyst. 

They've gotta work on rebuilding their reputation in the market. One thing that they could do is spin off the phones into a new company with a name unrelated to MS, which would help both in creating a distinctive image and brand not associated with MS's mobile reputation, otherwise, if it continues as is, they could just end up in the same situation as their past efforts, which would be a negative association.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Article]25 Celebrities When They Were Young on: September 04, 2013, 01:50:48 AM
Is it just me or does Drew Carrey look like someone you'd see in Fallout: New Vegas?
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 03, 2013, 06:51:44 PM
I don't see how that's going to change anything. A Nokia phone under Microsoft will still be a Microsoft phone.  Nokia has admitted that they haven't been doing very well since the alliance with MS.  With how much bad luck MS has had with phones, I foresee MS sinking them faster than the Titanic. Read an article and it was very clear they were clueless. They want to catch up to Apple and Android. Good luck, I guess. They're going to need a lot of it. They're going to need more than a buyout of Nokia technology to make Microsoft phones successful. They'll need a change in culture that will let it adapt to oncoming trends rather than a follower that arrives late in the game. Currently they've just been too slow to adapt.
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