"Just what does Nintendo think of the glaringly borrowed Microsoft Avatars? They're fine with it, says company president Reggie Fils-Aime..."
knows Microsoft can't throw them out of the race. Wii and Ds have reached the point of no return. Nintendo knows that Microsoft won't get any of their customers. Eventhough xbox is 200 dollars, Customers Would still want a wii because Wii is riding on its popularity wave and isn't slowing down.
$200 for a HD console and great games or $250 for a wii (not HD, no online and very, very few good games)? -Wii has a Wiimote, wifi, web browser and a very good hardware -Xbox360 ---> no wifi, no Wiimote, no web browser, says it's a HD console but doesn't have bluray, HDD or web browser and a very bad reputation of breaking often. I guess after the consumers have thought of all these, the ones that want a HD console, buy PS3s and the orhers just stick to the Wii. I see why the 360 sales are declining now.
awww they are flattered. You hear that microsoft nintendo thinks you are cute lol
Nintendo - a/s/l ms? Microsoft - ^-^ lol
MS has "flattered" everyone in the business
Microsoft: We have no idea what Nintendo is talking about, what are these "Miis"? Avatars is a COMPLETELY original idea (we have 200 patents that prove so) and in fact, Nintendo copied us, we can't tell you how, but believe us, IT'S TRUE!
I like your sarcasm. man, you made my day!
I try : )
and the new menu style is very original too.
Sarcasm? A Microsoft exec actually said this in an interview. Miyamoto was flattered back in July.
I bet that is EXACTLY what they would say.
Right, because *Nintendo invented the customizeable Avatar*. Gotcha. Right.
dude like.. that is actually true.. Microsoft DID NOT!!!!!! (with a billion more exclamation marks) copy the Mii's .. in fact when Microsoft created avatars there was NO such things as gaming, its just its been soo long in development that they had to announce it so they could be on time.. in fact.. they never copied anyone AT ALL.. all their products have been in development before ANYONE had ever heard of such a thing, some products were in development before the Egyptians were born.. get your facts straight dude xD :P
I just can not like Microsoft and believe me, I try. When it comes to their console they just keep pushing me away.
you're just a sony fanboy.
Why not just let us use the cam and put our own picture there and not some stupid cartoon .
Because we can't do that on the Wii.
Penis head avatars FTL. I don't think MS want to have to moderate them.
That's funny because Sony's FREE online service is willing to moderate Home and the option to take a picture of your face or anyother body part and make it into an asset in-game, while Microsoft's "Premium" (I use that term very loosely) services wouldn't moderate.
MS already lets you take a pic and put it up as your gamer pic. It can be of anything you want like your face or any part of your body or just what ever. They have allowed this since the cam was released. Only thing is the only people that can see your cam gamer pic is friends only.
So they should be! It's just sad that M$ has stoopted this low with a price cut and the mii rip off's! lol they are really desprate!
Look! We have a Wii too! Motion controls and Mii's! And its $200! Stop buy those other consoles! Stop! STOP! PLEASE STOP!!! y cnt wii haz best consol?!?!?!
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
that they are flattered with Microsoft copying Singstar by announcing Lips (such a greatly original title BTW). If every corporation that introduced something in the past was flattered by Microsoft imitating it, there would be so many endeared corporations that all the top executives of those corporations would join in a huge hug that could circle the entire perimeter of Los Angeles.
I think Sony executives don't want to open that pandoras box because they would be busy sending out thank you cards to all the features they've copied. 1. Thank you MS for the Trophie idea 2. Thank you MS for custom soundtracks, gamercards and online features we would of never thought of.(see basically all the features in the last 2 FW updates) 3. Thank you Nintendo for Nintendogs or we would of never come up with Eye Pet 4. Thank you Second Life developers for giving us HOME 5. Thank you MS for showing that a dedicated HDD on every system is a good idea. All companies copy in a way, it just seems that MS are prosecuted for it.
"Thank you MS for the Trophie idea" MS didn't invent that. "Thank you MS for custom soundtracks" It's still up to devs to enable that feature in PS3 games actually. "Thank you MS for showing that a dedicated HDD on every system is a good idea. " lol...Arcade SKU would like to have a word with you.
The problem with MS copying other companies' ideas, is that they blatantly steal them. They do very little changing and innovating. Sony looks at at something and figures out a way to make it better for their own needs. Or in the case of Home, they just make what they were borrowing good.
6.2: Oh they didn't copy Achievements? Show me a console that had a unified gamerstat tracking system like Achievements before MS? The soundtracks whether implemented by the devs or by Sony it's still the idea. I do agree that MS was dumb to not follow their own standard with the Arcade system this generation. 6.3: Avatars are not an exact copy of Mii's so I don't see the problem. They have more customizations than Mii's and also look different. I am not defending the idea that MS borrowed the Avatar idea from Nintendo but they are improving them. I am saying that all 3 companies do it, Nintendo to the least extent and there is nothing wrong with that.
you wanna talk about copying yoshi? how about the xbox 360 elite? now i dont know about the all the details but to me it seemed once the ps3 with its hi def features started to gain some traction microsoft all of a sudden launches the elite putting in the feature they said was not needed being hdmi so i guess by your logic microsoft copied the ps3 by launching a brand new system with hdmi included
I don't see me using or making an avatar. So i could care less about that feature of the Fall Update. On the other side of the coin, the Wii is boring as crap now and i plan to sell mine. Bottom line, screw avatars and Mii's. What Nintendo thinks is useless to me as is this article.
Sony copies Achievements. Sony copied Second Life. MS copied Avatars. Nintendo copied the MS's Sidewinder controller. Its called competition. Get over it children. Lets see what MS does with Avatars...
Isnt this like...a few weeks old?
All of these game companies are copying somebody else.....lets get real deep here.... Motion controls, awesome concept was on PC's first ....then Dreamcast! (how bout that)? Trophies ARE FAKE VERSIONS OF ACHIEVMENTS, im sorry get over it. Avatars AND HOME are fake EXPANDED versions of nintendos Mii channel, end of story. Gamerscores, really like a virtual arcade with high score boards for every game,original but a copy. Resident Evil Awesome gam....Alone in the Dark clone. Get where I'm goin here, let this go. It don't matter who's side you are on, this argument is an epic fail. Nobodies that original........First console online gaming(SEGA.net) network........Dreamcast. Get the point?
Of course they are flattered. They introduced something the others want based on perceived demand. Perhaps they will be flattered next with more available product.
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