Apple boss made angry Ballmer call when Xbox bought Mac experts and Halo creators Bungie
30mil thats a steal fore bungie but im really wondering what bungie is cooking right now I do know its a mmo but what kind off mmo
how do you know its an MMO?
Let my ask you this why do you think bungie choose acti/blizzard over ea because blizzard knows how to work mmo ea doesn't have that much experience in mmo . Second when they where working fore ms they where developing a halo mmo by ms canceled the project there are some leaked screens of the project . Third Michael patcher had a chat with bungie and they told him they where developing a new kind of mmo.he has it in 1 of his videos on gt the signs are to obvious hope I helped you a little
not exactly obvious, nothing confirmed, no official announcements. Pure speculation. you said you knew it was an MMO, i thought id missed an official announcement or something I'd expect it to be something more hybrid, bungie can be very creative, i cant wait to see what they come up with
Ballmer (i dont believe) had anything to do with that many MANY moons ago. That was back when the original xbox was in development. I would think Jobs would be mad at Gates not Ballmer. Wasnt Gates still CEO back then?
1 - Bungie went with Activision because Acti were the only ones who would let Bungie own whatever IP's they create after their contract is up 2 - Bungie wasn't making the MMO, thats like saying Bungie is gonna make an RTS because of Halo Wars. 3 - Not gonna dig around for it, but I'm sure it was a misunderstanding. Personally, I think they are either working on a Flight, TPS, or a FPS.
It's a steal after they are a success! They could have been a failure like oh so many other companies, then you got robbed!!!
Not surprising since Halo was originally going to be developed for Mac and Bungie was a prominent Mac developer. I bet Jobs was pissed when Halo became a billion dollar franchise.
Well good thing Halo wasn't on the Mac, imagine all the Mac users sneering at all the PC users!
PC users wouldn't believe Mac users. "Ahahaha, a good game on Mac? Yeah, right."
Well that would piss me off.
im not woried 343 industries is half of the Halo3 team from bungie and many other talented people like the producer from MGS4 Halo is in good hands if not better than Bungie
That pic.. lol Steve Jobs Vs Steve Ballmer Skinny Vs Fat I think Ballmer would win out of pure brute force :D
Always bet on Mac !
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Not to mention that Jobs has cancer.
You wouldn't have know if halo would be a hit on the mac it was a rts. But microsoft bought them let them loose on the xbox and they perfected the shooter mechanics and that was what made them popular on the mac or pc it would be just a shooter.
that's it, i'd imagine it would be a fondly remembered game, but no way it would have been the behemoth Then again it could have taken off like call of duty and been an even bigger franchise than it is now, i remember that they were planning ps2 / xbox ports of the game originally
Steve dropped the ball anyway . Here you are with the only great developer (aside from blizzard) , who consistantly developped cult games for your platform , and you are sleeping on it . Apple simply should have bought Bungie back then to secure a future in gaming for macs .
Steve Jobs and Apple are totally irrelevant to gaming. iPhone games are time wasters on a flight. It's only relevant as it nibbles away at Nintendo's profit margin, but that's it.
i gotta wonder what's even disagreed upon . If jobs wanted to secure bungie games on their macs (wich would have been awful anyway) , they had more than enough time to partner with bungie or buy them .
Im sorry mac was never that good for games. Even the old tower defence games and golf games that were everywhere back then was the only thing you could really play back then. But i do remember playing wolfeinstein on mac back then i think. wolfeinsten was awesome plus they gave you most of the game in the demo.
Guess it bit him back at the ass. -End statement
Microsoft made Bungie. Screw what Steve thinks about it, ask Bungie how it worked out for them.
This is actually quit right only the real diehard bungie fans know them from before halo. They went from some semi known dev to the big guys under microsoft wings that's why i think that if they dont make any games for the 360 anymore i would not buy that game it's bitchslapping all your fans that made them big. im lieing i would buy that game anyway.
And halo fell into the right hands : Microsoft's hands
Steve jobs has vision no doubt about it but by that time they have not the money but now he has both so what can we expect of steve jobs with all this power?
I think the word "rage" is getting overused in gaming/tech articles.
Microsoft will go the extra mile to screw other companies. They have the worst business ethics in the business. The sad part is that everybody will have to follow their ways in order to compete with them.
Don't any of you guys remember Marathon. That game was AWESOME!
A good 90% portion of the people are probably going to be like "Marathon? Wut's that?"
Marathon? Meh, now GNOP! is where it was at.
Ah, good times. all 3 of 'm. Had so much fun with the level editors. Not to forget Pathways into Darkness ;)
Good for Microsoft I guess as it got Halo out of Bungie. Not so much bad news now though as Bungie is multiplatform again. I guess they could make games for Mac once more...
Depends on activision atleast for their new ip bungie can make a mac version but if activision thinks it wont need to release it they wont release it.
This just shows how evil M$ is. jk
From the article i got is that bungie was for the grabbing so the one who bought it won. Nut the biggest winner is bungie the have such a big fanbase now. Have a lot of faith in 343 and from what i know the lead engine architecture is one of the top 3 programmers in the industry Corinne Yu is like the female version of Carmack.
Ms is a cutthroat buisiness that is how they got so powerful. They also do a lot of good and innovate many things. I respect the sh** out of bill gates for his brilliance drive and charitable heart. Truth is bungie wouldve never been as big as they are without Ms. Ms also allowed sakaguchi to keep making rpgs and single handedly made bioware popular to console owners. Ms made bethesda popular to console owners. They put fps and wrpgs on the map for the console generation. I wouldve never experienced tes, kotor, mass effect, divinity 2, risen, lost odessey, and many other great games without the influence of Ms. Yea i realize they are greedy but i respect what theyve done for gamers, live, achevements, dlc, exc.
I don't think Steve Jobs cared about Bungie being sold but just hates Microsoft buying stuff from under Apple's nose like Steve Jobs is irrelevant, in which he is irrelevant. If Steve cared so much about gaming then why has it taken so long for Mac gaming to do anything. Actually if it wasn't for Valve Mac gaming would still be solitaire and iPhone apps. Just remember the best games on Mac require either Valve or a Windows OS. Hell M$ makes a ton of money selling software to Apple owners. It's so funny. Steve Jobs = Dork of the year every year.
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