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Microsoft to take a stab at "Casual Gamers"

Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by Thor's Hammer, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Thor's Hammer

    Thor's Hammer OSG = Old School Gamer

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    http://www.xboxaddict.com/news/view.php?News_ID=8302

    The last paragraph interests me. They want to co-exist with Nintendo. I've never seen Microsoft want to co-exist with a rival developer. But if it creates more competetion to change and improve gameplay for the better and create higher quality games all around, I say, why not?
     
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    dont think the 360 can have the same impact the wii has had on the casual market no matter how many casual games they put out.

    maybe i'm wrong on this, but the wii just has too much stake in that area. it took years of research and development to successfully penetrate that market.

    i just don't see a few select games here and there breaking microsoft into it.

    has viva pinata sold 360s?

    along the same lines did loco roco sell psps?

    well see though.
     
  3. Thor's Hammer

    Thor's Hammer OSG = Old School Gamer

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    Who knows what will happen. It is interesting to see the other consoles strive to reach that market though. There is a huge potential market they hope to reach by stepping into this realm. The better consoles do, the more developers will work on making quality titles for all genres of play.

    I agree, I don't think the 360 will impact that demographic like the Wii has, but they can definately work at appealing to them more and more.
     
  4. Sovieto

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    meh, as long as it dosent take away from them producing gamer games i could care less how they do in that market
     
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    the_flood502 WiiChat Member

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    Hmmm...

    Sold me mine =|
     
  6. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :sick:
     
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    the_flood502 WiiChat Member

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    What?

    I'm being serious =|
     
  8. Sovieto

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    the fact of it was partly funny i gotta admit, just cause of the type of game viva pinata is suppose to appeal to
     
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    the_flood502 WiiChat Member

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    =|? 'scuse me.

    I believe the box says '3+' i'll play on it if i feel like it =P

    It appeals to me... and i take offence to the fact that i am being abused because i enjoy a game designed for 3 year-olds


    ---

    Right... i done taking the piss outta myself

    I may own the game... but only because it's actually pretty cool and i've only played on it for about an hour :/ ... also it was cheap on ebay ^^
     
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    lol
    i rented it and liked it, but it got a bit to hard for me actually
    but it wouldnt be a system seller for me.
     
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    the_flood502 WiiChat Member

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    Gears was my real system seller... but the guy at gamestaion refused to sell it to me :/

    stupid laws.

    Got it off ebay for £10 cheaper.
     
  12. Thor's Hammer

    Thor's Hammer OSG = Old School Gamer

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    I tried Viva and was impressed by graphics, but not really excited about the gameplay itself. I don't want to rake a garden so little worms can move in and do whatever it is pinata's do to procreate. Just me though, people can enjoy whatever they want.
     
  13. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    heh

    that's a really funny statement from M$.

    to get at the "casual" gamer.

    ffs, the likes of lost planet and GoW are aimed at the "casual" gamer.

    infact, any game that can be completed in less than 8 hours could be
    considered a game for a "casual" gamer.
     
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    the_flood502 WiiChat Member

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    RTP - Post removed
     
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  15. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    people (like me) who have watched M$ monopolise over the years...longer
    than you have been in existance mr.flood will fully understand.

    where did i say i played 8 hours in a day? i'm lucky if i get 8 hours a week.

    1. yes i have a job...for 20 years in fact, and i have lots of friends and a family.

    2. no. my eye's are fine (for a 37 year old) but have to wear specs occasionally for my job.

    as you (kids) say...whatever
     
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    anyone who considers gears of war a casual game is a "stupid" gamer.

    go learn what casual means.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    hmm..struck a nerve here haven't i?

    me stupid? i think not my friend.

    how can you not consider GoW to be casual? the main "campaign" mode
    is short, and the online multiplayer is great for an hour or so at a time, ditto
    lost planet.

    that would be a definition of "casual" would it not?

    a game like oblivion on the other hand would be considered a "hardcore" game
    aimed at people who like more than a 10 minute blast.

    cynical i might be...stupid i am not.
     
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    not really, theres no nerve to strike, i dont work for Epic or any of them
    and obviously you dont know much if you think online is only good for a hour, you should consider the number of people who have the Seriously... achievement, which is to get 10,000 kills.
    or, how its been the top played xbox live game for months since its release, still "only fun for a hour"
    this, my 37 year old friend who goes on a wii forum, is why i called you a stupid gamer.
     
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  20. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    @ sovieto & flood502

    well guys, it looks like we'll have to beg to differ.

    oddly enough, the Wii forum isn't the only forum i frequent. it does however
    seem to have the most "protective" forumites i have come across.

    i made a statement, which was (and still is) my opinion. for that i get
    flippant remarks, not quite flaming, but almost, aimed back at me because
    i question the business decision of the worlds richest company.
    a lot of people i know specifically bought a 360 to play GoW, when up until then,
    the last consoles they had bought were SNES, MegaDrive or PS1's.....that's what
    i would class as casual.

    as for affiliation to companies (sovieto, from your "epic" remark) i ought to
    have more than probably either of you. i'm currently an MCP, who is working
    through MCSA an (hopefully) onto MCSE. look up the abreviations to see
    what i'm referring to.

    as for schools being better than 27 years ago (flood502) you're probably
    right...they're bound to be better equipped. all we had were BBC and amstrads "computers".

    oh, by the way...windows 3.x isn't an OS, it's a GUI for DOS.

    as for the MAC? i'm no fan, never touched one tbh, and unless i get into
    graphics or dtp then i doubt i ever will.

    you don't take kindly to patronisation? i don't take kindly to childish flippant
    "whatever" nonsense...i see enough of that every day on tv thank you.

    anyway, as i said, we'll have to beg to differ on this one.
     
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