Virgin Gaming is set to debut at E3, but Microsoft and Sony seem unphased. Could that change in the near future?
What is this? Some kind of stab to all the nerdy gamers without girlfriends? Lmao
virgin doesnt have the resources that sony and MS have at their disposal...the amount of money that goes into R&D is ridiculous...this is why at the beginning of a console's life cycle each company is losing vast amounts of money...the reason behind Sony's $600 price tag
Agreed, they just don't have the resources.
richard branson can only make space tourism possible, right?
Wait, you honestly think Virgin doesn't have the resources? Wow.
Virgin is one of the wealthiest companies in teh world, it has fingers in all the pies, and soon to start thier domestic space travel service, (virgin atlantic) they have resources, and richard branson is not affraid to take risks in 2008, virgin was worth £5.1Billion which is $7.45billion in todays exchane rates. , and they have grown a lot since then. in 2008 thier turn over was about $20 billion, to suggest they dont have the funds is just silly. compare that to nintendos turn over in 2009 of $6.1 billion then i think they fare rather nicely.
Having the "resources" has nothing to do with your name brand being able to connect w/ consumers. The past decade has been dominated by Sony, Microsoft & Nintendo. It would take more of a big name to get back into the console race (Apple, SEGA, etc). And even then the company would almost be forced to spend more money and resources on publicity alone than hardware and software. I can really only see Apple try and get in on the action, while I dream about SEGA coming back :(
Kinda stupid how the article says Ubisoft will likely want their games published by virgin in europe because of virgins influence there. First of all Ubisoft is a publisher and will want to publish their own games. Second of all Ubisoft is a european publisher and will want to publish their games in their own damn territory
What...Virgin? lol Why they are to going to do in the Gaming Industry? Music related games....like Singstar... Bwahahaha...
Just like On-LIVe or whatever that thing was.
Give us some real hot ADULT Games! =)
Color me curious
Should be interesting. back in the day these guys worked wonders with some titles on the genesis so im looking forward to hearing what they have to offer. I agree, im curious to see what happens.
[Virgin] and [G]... double-meaning at its Finest...
the sexiest name in gaming, they lost that
they failed last time as publishers....
Most likley they'll just buy studios and hire developers to make games inhouse. I honestly doubt they have the funds to go against the Big 3.
in 2008, virgin was worth £5.1Billion which is $7.45billion in todays exchane rates. , and they have grown a lot since then. in 2008 thier turn over was about $20 billion, to suggest they dont have the funds is just silly. compare that to nintendos turn over in 2009 of $6.1 billion then i think they fare rather nicely.
As Virgin Gaming are in some way connected with the Mod Nation Racers online tournament, and MNR is a PS3 exclusive, I don't think they are going against the big 3, but rather will be working with them somehow.
What is Richard Branson smoking? Virgin might be able to challenge Sony and M$ to a virgin-off, which they would probably win. And they will hire Jamie Kennedy to do their press conference...lol
3rd fails the charm!
I'm assuming this is mobile gaming. I feel like mobile gaming is coming up way short of it's potential. Some competition would be nice.
Why does people believe they are talking about a new console? This will in all likelyhood just be about publishing games for existing platforms.
I forgot they published Cannon Fodder. I wonder if they still own the IP then? Just bring Cannon Fodder 1&2 to the DS Branston, do it.
I read EA and someother company bought out all of Virgins old games and shit
they probably just enter as a developer & publisher for the existing consoles like, PS3, 360 & Wii
Virgin has the resources to manufacture a console but do they have the 1st party studios to stay relevant.The only way I could see Virgin launching a console is if they merged with a current publisher like Ubisoft or Sega.Still I think Virgin should just be a publisher.Less risky for them in the long run
Um, with what? They're going to come out with a console? Pick up a few devs or bring out a ton of genius, uber artistic programmers from out of nowhere? They've contacts aliens who have a few titles they want to introduce to humanity before making us their slaves and eating our brains? Maybe the games will eat our brains - gee, thanks Virgin!
virgin could come into the industry by buying up/into 3rd party games...It'll be like a 360 lite but at least their customers will be happy right.....;)
Apple is worth over $222 billion they have everything they need to launch just waiting for the right time and to have games ready maybe exclusives for a big launch! You never know what's going on behind closed doors at Apple. I'm with Patcher on this one Apple will launch a console soon.
just like the gizmondo was supposed to change the handheld and challenge sony and Nintendo. we saw how that went lol
wtf i already have tv, broadband and phone with them, seriously they are overated and expensive, i am not interested i will stick to sony who knows what they are doig and has not let me down for 3 generations of consoles
I'll be the First FanBoy for the Virgin console lol! *No really this console is going to suck*
I got too see this.
So first.. it was Sega making a comeback (I think that rumour is dead now though, right?) and then Apple coming out with their own console. Virgin now? Hmmm...
I'm not buying any video game things with virgin in the name! :D
How would a publisher bother them? I really dont see the logic here.
How does another publisher change a thing and virgin do everythign they should use virgin we only do http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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