Xbox head Don Mattrick claims that Microsoft isn't ripping off Nintendo's avatars. In fact, he claims to have invented avatars in 1991.
And i invented controllers first
N4G IS A SONY FANBOY. WHERE THE HELL DID U GET THAT FROM. IS THAT WHY PS3 IS WAY BETTER THE THE 360, IF SONY COPIED OF OF MICROSOFT WE WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO HOLD 16 PLAYERS ONLINE AT ONCE INSTEAD OF 256 AND STILL BE ON STANDARD DVDS. AND WHAT DO 360 AND WII HAVE IN COMMON BESIDES MII'AND XII'S, OPPS I MENT AVITARS.
what the f*ck
BOW TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!! MWA-HA_HA_HA_HA_HA!! i take credit card .. Master-card and Visa..NO Discovery.. M$ Mii/2d Home rip-off is just another Way M$ Excels at Sucking. fact; Apple had at a Convention once in big huge banners just for M$ to see and it said.. "Get Your Photocopiers Ready!!!" and yet the failed at Copying hello Vista....
And he's just thinking of using them now?? Maybe him and the inventor of the internet Al Gore should get together and work on something.
he was trying to be funny thats all, he failed
Hey, hey, Al Gore did invent the internet. And now he's in the process of single-handedly getting rid of global warming.
Well can't we send this Mattrick guy to help him.
I heard Don Mattrick is preparing to sue Sony for patent infringement of its 'Lips' Karoke game which he also invented.
Hey, dont make fun of him... he's really cereal guys! (southpark al gore)
Actually I think Al Gore is single-handedly resurrecting global warming - which is something considering that we're in a period of global cooling. I guess a lot of folks forgot about the media freaking out about global warming over a decade ago and then stopping when it kept getting cooler year over year.
forget stopping global warming, did Al Gore find Man-Bear-Pig?
Everyone copies but lying isn't the way to go for anybody :/.
Shut up, we love the mii's, even if the sony fanboys don't. Only because sony was owned at E3. Was so funny BTW. PS3, dead by Xmas!
Actually, global cooling was proven wrong back in the early eighties by NASA. Ironically, by the same method that they proved global warming wrong earlier this year. @ everybody The world goes through cycles, always has, always will. Al Gore is the new millenium's version of the crazy homeless guy with a sign on his chest. "REPENT, SINNERS! THE END IS NIGH!"
Ya, sure he invented Avatars. And guess what, I invented the XBOX 360 back in 1991 and I purposely designed it to overheat causing RRoD.
I think it was a Pig-Man-Bear.
Yeah, Don Mattrick invented avatars. Sure. This is also the same very outspoken person who, at MS's E3 event, told the world, "The Xbox 360 WILL outsell the PlayStation 3 around the world this generation.". Yeah, the guy's a huge blowhard who should blow off. Just as Al Gore invented the internet, and resurrected globull warming, this guy should just blow off. Hard.
Actually I don't think Al is crazy whatsoever. First he heavily invests in companies that provide "carbon credits". Then he puts out a movie to try to get everyone to believe that an increase in carbon, even though it is the tiniest contributor to the greenhouse effect, is responsible for the doom of the planet. People watch Al fly around in his private jet and ride in the back of his limo telling us not to use gas or coal (coal, by the way, is what made the Gores stinking rich) and people fall all over themselves to give him more money. I think the guy is the reincarnation of P.T. Barnum...."No one ever got rich by over-estimating the intelligence of the general public" As for the topic: *puts pinky up to the corner of my mouth*(Dr. Evil voice) Riiiiigggghhhhht.
I agree completely, Spectyre. I never called Al Gore an idiot or crazy. I simply maintain that he's an egomaniacal greasebag. :)
Of course you did.
And Al Gore invited the internet
And these Poor Xbots support M$ that bribes games.
Yeah...and I'm Spartacus... EDIT ADDED: But seriously...please, why can't these guys just admit to having a little "inspiration"?? ::wink, wink::
"Yeah...and I'm Spartacus..." No, I'm Spartacus!!
...can fight over who's Spartacus. I Am Tiger Woods! ;)
.....well I'm a Mac
I am Spartacus
Microsoft copied the Wii and Home. That's all there is to it.
MS is copying Home and Miis. Does that mean HOME is copying LIVE's acheivements? RIIIIIIGHT.
yes, and sony never ever copied anything, right? copied microsoft placing a harddrive inside a gaming console, most of xbox live features, achievements, rumble inside a controller, blah, blah, blah sony and microsoft BOTH have taken ideas from other companies...THAT'S all there is to it.....
Well Achievements aren't a Microsoft idea. They were in games back as far as the first ratchet and clank game as skill points, i believe they were in the old PS1 spyro games as well. Rumble in a controller was first in N64 as an addon pack. And the hard drive inside a console was done or was decided to be done before the original xbox ever released, as the PS2 had a docking bay for the later release hard drive when it first released. Bottom line, there are zero original idea's anymore, just deal with people taking things and adding there own twist.
Well for one the ps2 did come with hard drive space just not installed regardless of it not being used as much "Final Fantasy being an exception" and the xbox came out later so who would copy/inspire who? I could care less who copies who, the fact remains you guys as gamers ask for it, it then gets delivers then you still fight... I don't get it...
Wait wait wait.... I can agree with your last statement that the two major companies have used other companies' good ideas, but Sony's original DualShock (you know... that "rumble inside the controller") came out before microsoft even thought about making a console. Just to set the record straight.
@4.1 That's unrelated. He's on-topic, its related to the article of avatars. Your post however, was not.
The fact is that in this business, few companies do things truly original. At most they do something that eventually becomes console standard. Control sticks... believed to be invented in 1944, then migrated to gaming back in the 70's. "Force feedback"... they worked on that stuff in the 50's. Hard drives... invented in 1956. My point is, that neither Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo come up with a bunch of new technology. They all just take other people's ideas and use them to make money. EDIT: To remain a little more focused, the whole Mii thing isn't new either. Been avatars on the internet for years now. And before then, authors wrote about avatars. Notable examples are "Snow Crash" and "Neuromancer".
WITHOUT MICRSOFT THERE WOULD BE NO PS3 NOR WOULD THERE BE A NINTENDO WII! MICRSOFT ARE TECHNOLOGIC PIONEARS! DO NOT GET JEALOUS NOW!
@Chad Warden Microsoft actually invented "Home" years ago on the PC and is the great-great grandfather of it. They had a 3D based AVATAR chat program you could install and use it as a chat server, very cool for the time, nowadays not so much. Secondlife would be the thing Home is more closely based which is a complete snore fest, hopefully Home will be more enthralling.
@chad how in the hell do you get they copied home. There is nothing in the new bashboard that is reportly like home. Plus home is just a rip off sims anyways so they kind of stoled that from MS to as the guy form ms actually worked on the game before he join ms. Anyways this was meant as a joke nothing more
Well chad you are a real douchebag. @Topshelfcheese MS did invent achievement point's first ever to to award a person with a score for a online profile on a console. Skill point's and achievement's my friend are totally way 2 different thing's. In all seriousness sony bring's the worst out of people. I am a big sony fan but i find myself defending the 360 and it's fan's cause of sony douchebag's and their attitude's.
Didn't Nintendo had this concept on the NES? But they could not find a way to use it...so that it could be used? Wasn't that said last E3?
I invented avatars, and pixie sticks, and post-its, and the color magenta, and bacon (oooh I love bacon), and blow up dolls, and astroglide (just for POG and Jason 360) lol
This is for you, this is my thanks for you inventing pixie stix.
Thank you for BACON!!!
man i love bacon too!! thank you so much i think i'll get some.
just want to be involved! ...LOUD NOISES...
Just to join in? That poor soul...
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Nice find there eagle.
...Damn eagle, that's a good find.
That guy sounds annoying
...And I invented light! And Dead Metal you silly child! *tries to put out fire*
<<I INVENTED MARIO. EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN IN 1981. HA HA HA. HA HA HA.>> *shoots himself with Wii Zapper* <<...OUCH.>> EDIT: <<WAIT. DON'T PUT OUT THE FIRE, JUUKEN. IT ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER>>
Good One Juuken!
You are a bit of sunshine around here:)
o-0 Okey! *puts away fire extinguisher* *looks at Negative's accomplishments* W-W-WELL I INVENTED THE CAR! But you're right. Microsoft are really, really arrogant indeed.
BUT I INVENTED THE WHEEL. AND I INVENTED WATER. AND I INVENTED THE COOCH AND BOOBIES SO EVERY STRAIGHT GUY ON THIS PLANET OWES ME A DEBT OF GRATITUDE!!! Seriously though, That stereotypical arrogant Xbox lackey is eventually going to say that he invented the Eyetoy and Singstar first, and he invented the whole concept of Exclusivity so Microsoft isn't taking the exclusivity of FFXIII from Sony because he invented that concept so it was theirs from the beginning. LOL!
I thank you for all of those inventions (especially the last 2, lol).
you may have invented those things.. but without me you couldt even invent those things.. cause i invented invention.
Yeah sure. And Don has been to Mars also.
Oh, come on, people! Nintendo had everything first! Sony got some original stuff, and ms doesn't have s#$t!
And my boss invented the concept of not USING toilet paper (seriously he always smells like Sh!t)
My butt thanks you. lol
Im suing everyone here.
It's very shameful..very shameful. Even bots can't deny that avatar is a mii rip off.
Aaaah, but they will. =)
It's very shameful..very shameful. Even droids can't deny that Trophies are a Achievements rip off.
I'm not an "xbot" but, I do agree that it is a Wii ripoff, but why don't you PS3fanboys agree that Trophies are ripoffs of achievements? Yes, they are different, but so are avatars and Mii's...
and medals are a rip off trophies....so what's your point?