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Old 12-27-2004, 10:49 PM   #21
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Okay, wait, WAIT! Final Fantasy isn't on much Nintendo anymore. Crystal Chronicles was a FAILURE. Dragon Warrior is on PS2, to my knowledge. Lunar used to be on Sega CD, then remade on the Playstation. Xenosaga was on PS2, and so will the next one.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:00 PM   #22
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Final Fantasy III is coming to DS. It may have left Nintendo's consoles forseeably permantly, but they can't put it on anything but Nintendo's portables simply because the PSP's battery won't take their games. And no, a Final Fantasy VII movie dosen't count.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:06 PM   #23
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Okay, wait, WAIT! Final Fantasy isn't on much Nintendo anymore. Crystal Chronicles was a FAILURE. Dragon Warrior is on PS2, to my knowledge. Lunar used to be on Sega CD, then remade on the Playstation. Xenosaga was on PS2, and so will the next one.
but you can play all that on the DS. Can't say the same thing about the PSP
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:12 PM   #24
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You can, but...not with a damn hour of battery life. Stupid PSP.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:19 PM   #25
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you could increase the PSP's battery life by lowering the brightness and volume, using headphones, and not playing multiplayer
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:24 PM   #26
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By an hour.

The DS is going to beat the PSP because it's better designed hardware. I dare say that mainstream gamers are starting to realize that well constructed hardware is cheaper then shoddy hardware.
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:41 AM   #27
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I think mainstream gamers have finally been around long enough to have learned a few of these things we've known for eons. The change will be slow though, but DS shows it's happening little by little. I feel a shakeup coming.
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:59 PM   #28
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In other news, the sky is blue, water is wet and the sun is hot.

The Wall Street Journal published an article today that covers the possibility of consolidation in the video game industry. Of course, the industry has been in a state of consolidation for some time now, especially in terms of larger publishers like Electronic Arts gobbling up smaller development outfits.

The article specifically mentions that EA is positioned to make another large acquisition or two in the near future. Not exactly the boldest prediction since EA has been on a veritable corporate feeding frenzy as of late. Sony and Microsoft were also listed as possibilities to get in on the action, buying up smaller companies.

Other publishers mentioned in the article as either possible targets or possible buyers include Activision, THQ, Midway, Eidos, Namco and Capcom. Other targets might include the gaming divisions of companies whose primary focus lies in another field like Viacom Inc., Walt Disney Co., DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and Time Warner Inc.


source: The Wall Street Journal
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Comm'on Nintendo, just buy Namco before it's too late. Those bastards at EA would just have them produce the next James Bond title. Shoot me. Microsoft scares me though......they like bigger targets, and they're going to be in trouble next generation without Halo at launch. They really scare me. EA has proven that if you're big enough, you can take over anyone.

*shudder of fear*

Now E3 just scares me.
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:26 PM   #29
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Nintendo needs to buy Namco AND Capcom. Put an end to that PS2 version of Resident Evil 4 for good, and also ensure that only Nintendo consoles get the Tales games.
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:33 PM   #30
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Speaking of the Tales games, I saw a commerical for Tales of Rebirth while watching Japanese TV. It looks great. Now I want to play the other games.
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:34 PM   #31
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Sadly, ToR is a PS2 only game.

They had a spinoff of Symphonia in development for the GBA though. I'll pry import that sucker, and wander aimlessly through the game.
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:40 PM   #32
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Yeah, I noticed that. I saw the PS2 logo and heard the "WOOM" noise before the commercial, and I thought at the end, "....what the hell is this?!" Oh well. It's an RPG. Any system is fine with me.
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:08 AM   #33
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So, what Nintendo systems do you guys own?

I've got these:

SNES
N64
GB
GBC
GBA
GBASP
NDS
GCN
E-Reader.

I need to get me an NES, a Virtual Boy, some Game and Watches, and a Gameboy Pocket.
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:52 AM   #34
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NES
SNES
N64
GB
GBC
GBA
GCN
Virtual Boy

I sold my SP, and I have no DS.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:27 AM   #35
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You shall have a DS Ai! You shall!

Just give it time... or something like that.
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:19 AM   #36
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I have:

SNES
N64
GCN
GBC
GBA SP

and I had a broken NES
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Old 12-30-2004, 04:04 AM   #37
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I own a

-GB Pocket;
-GB Color;
-GBA;
-GBA SP;
-SNES;
-N64;
-GC.
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:43 AM   #38
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I had an original gameboy but it died of old age and I thought it would be fun to crash the remains with a screwdriver. I still have my SNES and my Gamecube, I had to skip the N64 because I had no money to buy one...
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:45 PM   #39
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Top 10 best selling titles in Japan for the week of December 20 - 26:

1. Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special (PS2, Square Enix) - 185,000 units
2. Super Mario 64 DS (NDS, Nintendo) - 125,000 / 366,000 units
3. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2, Konami) - 122,000 / 610,000 units
4. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2, Square Enix) - 118,000 / 3,281,000 units
5. Mario Party 6 (GC, Nintendo) - 104,000 / 373,000 units
6. Sawaru Made in Wario (NDS, Nintendo) - 100,000 / 350,000 units
7. Pokemon Emerald (GBA, Pokemon) - 84,000 / 1,335,000 units
8. Rockman EXE 5: Team of Blues (GBA, Capcom) - 83,000 / 204,000 units
9. Kessen III (PS2, Koei) - 78,000 / 78,000 units
10. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GC, Nintendo) - 74,000 / 121,000 units

hardware sales in Japan for December 20 - 26:

1. Nintendo DS - 252,000 units
2. PlayStation 2 - 145,000 units
3. GameBoy Advance SP - 111,000 units
4. PlayStation Portable - 92,000 units
5. GameCube - 54,000 units

Looks like the DS wins
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:17 PM   #40
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Are those numbers from Media Create or from Famitsu?
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