X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

[[The Fight]]
Forget the simple problems we had last Christmas, where our main concern was "will Sony produce enough Playstation 2's".

This holiday season the battleground has been set, the line in the dirt has been drawn
and the competitors are ready. In the blue corner, Nintendo, who believe that after Sega's gracious withdrawal, they are the rightful kings of the console scene. In the green corner, Microsoft, green is the right colour, if you ever had the need to call Bill Gates a "Newbie", this will probably be your only chance.

The notion of the rich and powerful begging the poor and lowly has been appealing ever since the French revolution. It is a sign of the "Lean Times", that we have a chance to see two of the largest multinational companies in the world, reaching out their hands and begging for what we have to spare.
The target of Microsofts' and Nintendo's campaigns, is of course, the gamer. They offer you the chance to win anything, from a Ford Explorer Sport Trac with a built in X-Box?, to a full high-profile "B-52" lifestyle, in the Cube Club??. Either way you will end up either driving a Ford or in "Betty Ford".

Follow the link, below and to the right, to see what the two competitors are offering

[[X-Box Offers]]

Microsoft is launcing X-Box Odyssey which will see giant inflatable tents set up all over the US, equipped with over 50 X-Box consoles offering the biggest public demonstration of titles such as Halo and Dead or Alive 3. The Odyssey adventure will be in San Francisco during the weekend, moving on to LA, San Diego, Phoenix and other cities. The X-Box will go on sale Nov. 15.
Microsoft will also offer fans the chance to compete in a 48 hour event this weekend in LA and NY, X-Box Unleashed,in which competitors will have the opportunity to win these fabulous prizes:
-A Ford Explorer Sport Trac with built-in Xbox, television and top-of-the-line Pioneer sound system.
-An X-Box and Games
-Taco bell food for one year
-SOBE beverages for a year...

[[GameCube Prizes]]

If you, like me, did not know there is a Nintendo Cube Club in Los Angeles , you will be surprised to hear that many famous stars gathered there to launch the GameCube. Some comments include:
N'Sync's Joey Fatone: "What does Nintendo mean to me? INNOVATIVE."

Singer Mandy Moore: "I grew up on Nintendo. Mario was my best friend. I can't wait to get inside and play Nintendo GameCube."

Malcolm in the Middle's Justin Befield: "This is what I want for the holidays. I've been reading and hearing such awesome things about the Cube, and I know it's going to be great."

American Pie's Shannon Elizabeth (attending with her husband): "I'm not very good with videogames but my husband can't stop playing [Madden NFL 2002]. I'm sure that as soon as we get a GameCube, I'll learn quickly how to play because he'll need a partner."

Once and Again's Billy Campbell: "I have heard that the Nintendo GameCube is extremely designer friendly, which means a lot of great games. I'm really looking forward to playing it."

The San Francisco Cube Club location will host, on Thursday, the five finalists in the "What would YOU do for a Nintendo GameCube?" contest, launched last month via Nintendo's Web site. Some unfortunate individuals actually replied and they will compete in such varied tasks as eating a GameCube sized spam, Catfood and Chocolate Syrup pie and juggling Nintendo consoles, the NES, the SNES and the N64--while dressed as Mario and whistling Mario's theme.
Who would you vote for?

The desperate attempts of both manufacturers reflect their main problem. While the technology has evolved to a great extent, game design has reached a dead-end. The need for brains has, apparently,become greater than the need for chips.

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X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

what is the big deal anyways? f**k, if you want to kick back in your living room and play a game, it is very easy1) choose game2) put game in machine3) press powerComputer:1) turn on box2) wait for windows to load3) install game (if done proceed to step 4)4) start up game5) oh shit...glitches6) go downlaod a patch7) restart computer for patch to take effect8) start up game9) have fun until windows crashes10) say curse words and shake your fist...then realize you never saved your game...curse and shake your fist some more.11) restart your computer12) repeat step 1, 2, 10, 4, 9, and 10.

X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

Gameman you are misled, it goes a little something like this. The Disney Factor: GameCube's plastic design and chunky controllers make it look like a FisherPrice toy, and that same milk-and-cookies philosphy pervades most of the launch titles, populated with googly-eyed cartoons. "cute, nice, and safe," is what the Xbox marketing manager James Bernard said. "Like Trix, it's for kids".The Xbox's built-in hard drive and DVD capabilities make for impressive play potential and more than cover the Xbox's steeper list price ($299, versus the Cube's $199 price tag). But it's all meaningless if the software sucks. "No shit, it's about great games,"says Xbox's Brenard.I know what your saying though puls0R, but the sooner I can get my hands on Halo, hate begin.

X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

You cannot call yourself a Gamer if you ignore 50% of the games; in other words, true Gamers play PC games AND console games, not one or the other. Each side is rich with excellent gameplay in their unique way, and only the ignorant will choose to ignore one of them.

X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

You cannot call yourself a Gamer if you ignore 50% of the games; in other words, true Gamers play PC games AND console games, not one or the other. Each side is rich with excellent gameplay in their unique way, and only the ignorant will choose to ignore one of them.*P.S. The anonymous post was mistake, forgot to enter name.

X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

hello! everybody seems to be fogeting that the XBOX is just a PC pretending to be a console (wolf in sheeps clothing as it were) it is an attempt to mix the power of the PC with the convenience of a console. AND! remebering that XBOX runs on win2000 (a heavily modifyed version) I would put money on there being patches done for loads of PC games, AND! prehaps the most worrying thing for Nintendo & Sony......how long before there are emulators for the XBOX.....PS1 and PS2 games on an XBOX anyone?

X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

I am going to buy a GameCube and it is going to chill right next to my PS2. Xbox is crap, I see no good games on it at all. Halo you say? It is SH!T compared to what it would have been on PC. Does Gates care? Nope. He just wants your money. Sure they all do... but he is going to GREAT lengths to get yours. Did they really announce the downgrades? Hell no. You think a smaller harddrive is all the downgrade it got? Think again. He pays developers big bucks to make games soley for his console. He won't begin to make profit at this point until 2005- maybe a little earlier. LOL, pathetic I say. Save your money for the PS3 Project "Cells" release in 2005. The beta is already making Xbox look like some SH!T you stepped in. And By the way, Microsoft said they will not be allowing patches for their games or system, while Sony will allow patches for the PS2 and their games. Make your choice, it's not that difficult.

X-Box And GameCube Go Nuts

Guys, Guys, Guys,Dont worry about the consoles or money for that matter. It all comes down to whoever has better games. Sure Halo will be tight but Super Smash Bros 2 will be even better. We all kno nintendo can make quality games because of snes, nes, and 64 but xbox will also have great games. They have bought up a lot of gaming companies such as segas old stuff. They already have alot which will be tight. Since Nintendo is limited in its games, it will have high quality games, except not enough. Xbox on the other hand will have a ton more games, maybe not all good, but enough good ones to beat out sony and nintendo. Ps3 will be tight, but its not out for a real long time. That is my lesson for the day.Class Dismissed

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