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All the stories seem awful and shocking. 1.) MS really does disrespect their fans. That guy had a 360 w/ autographs from famous game industry celebrities and now after the RROD he gets his console back in no better condition w/ all his signatures erased and cleaned off. Stories like this are really going to hurt the Xbox Reputation. 2.) Wal-Mart might be the best way to get cheap prices on new video games but prices don't mean anything if your games aren't released on time. The same thing goes for Game Stop when releasing new games on time. ex.) Ratchet & Clank Future (PS3) one of my most anticipated games of 2007. I went over to the nearest video game store around my house which is Game Stop I went in reserved Ratchet and left next day I get a different release I'm like fine I'll wait and then when I finally get the game It's already been out for a week. I was mad I wasted a bunch of time waiting when I could of been playing. At the end of the day when I finally played Ratchet & Clank Future all of these problems seemed minor to me. 3.)Phil Harrison leaving Sony. To be honest it seems dumb considering that's the best company to work for. Phil was the guy to talk about home and PlayTV. Even though he's gone I think even as a Sony fan boy it shouldn't be a loss. Like in politics George W. Bush isn't the boss he's the face of the government. 4.) Blu-ray in a 360? It sounds logical to try to make some profit after losing major profit from a losing a format HD DVD. MS says a lot they want to focus on digital downloadable content so it sounds like they will just stick w/ an Add On like the HD DVD player they had back in 2005. 5.) Super Smash Bros. Brawl There were so many delays people ever wondered if the game would ever come out. It will help the Wii sell more units and software but hey need more than this game to compete w/ the PS3 Line up and the same thing goes to the 360 too to make more games to compete w/ the PS3.
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