Sega: "Compass can be next LOTR"

Publisher says upcoming movie and game brand can be as big as Tolkien's mammoth franchise.

Sega has compared the family appeal of its upcoming movie adaptation 'The Golden Compass' to that of 'The Lord Of The Rings'.

riksweeney5792d ago

Obviously Sega hasn't read the last book. The ending's good but I doubt many people actually get that far because it dissolves into random rubbish for half the book.

The second book's the best.

green_ghost55792d ago

Yeah right, this story will never be as big as LOTR. Tolkien was pure genius. The movie, the game, none of it will match LOTR.

Ares845792d ago

Sega is nuts!!! This crap is not even close to Lord of the Rings!! I'm not even interested in watching this movie...let alone the game!

DethWish5792d ago

The compass books are awesome and much much better than LOTR.

I think the movie and game will suck though and be too child-friendly

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My Arcade is droping the Atari Gamestation Pro with 200+ games on October 31st, 2023

"My Arcade  teams up with the legendary Atari® brand to introduce the Atari Gamestation Pro with 200+ games! The Atari® Gamestation Pro is available for pre-order today, at select retailers for delivery by October 31, 2023 for an MSRP of $99.99 USD." - My Arcade and Atari.

mastershredder1d 21h ago

Pro and My Arcade is like Saying Walmart Deluxe. If you pay 99 for this... you are gonna get robbed.

Expect to see this on amazon via price drop or next holiday firesale for 19.99

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Microsoft May Exit Gaming Business If GP Subscribers off Console Don't Increase Enough by 2027

Microsoft's Phil Spencer said in testimony that the company may exit its gaming business if Game Pass subscribers off consoles don't increase a lot by fiscal year 2027.

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Vits2d ago

Yeah, hopefully, we don't see that happening.
Otherwise, we will get "Sony's you need two jobs to afford this back".

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blackblades2d ago

Last time it was they might be leaving the console business and maybe be 3rd party like Sega. Which would be a better option in IMO considering the studios they have now. Sell the games on PlayStation, Nintendo and steam, as well cloud gaming on other devices

bloop2d ago

I've been thinking this myself. How long can they keep pumping all this cash into Xbox and Gamepass with no real return? They'd be much better off becoming 3rd party and getting their games, and even GP, on as many devices, including competitors consoles at this stage.

blackblades2d ago

Those leaked documents showed how much it cost or could cost for a game to be on game pass. It's kinda expensive from the looks of it.

Palitera1d 19h ago

They have nearly infinite money, enough to knock a competitor like Sony out of the market.
That’s how long.

bloop1d 7h ago (Edited 1d 7h ago )

I didn't mean that in a literal sense Palitera. Business is business and it doesn't matter how much they have in the bank. They're in this more than 2 decades now, spanning 4 generations and have only had relative success with one console, the 360, which was partly due to the PS3 release being delayed multiple times. They've finished last every time so someone's going to pull the plug eventually. Snapping up all these publishers and developers is a desperate last move in trying to stay in the game. They'd be better off going 3rd party at this rate, unless Series consoles literally start flying off shelves.

FinalFantasyFanatic1d 5h ago

I don't think they even want to be in the hardware business, although it's strange they make so many Xbox controllers (but they also make for good PC/Steam controllers as well).

jeromeface1d 3h ago (Edited 1d 3h ago )

@palitera what a foolish take @bloop you think MS doesnt want GP on ps5? LOL

blacktiger6h ago

last time was a rumor, this one is coming from phil spencer

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crazyCoconuts2d ago

Is having them still in business, but NOT buying up the entire gaming industry an option? That's what I want...

-Foxtrot2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

To be fair people always go on about that quote from Sony in the wrong way

They didn’t say it in a way like “tough shit, get two jobs if you want it” it was “this thing is so good you’ll WANT to get two jobs” . Still cocky as f*** but no where near as bad.

Popsicle2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

It was a comment filled with hubris and it haunted them at the beginning and near the middle of gen 7.

Kayser811d 16h ago

oh it was bad like here is a quote from ken kutaragi :
(On PS3's price) "It's probably too cheap."
(On PS3's price) "We want consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one.'"
yeah it was bad and they have learned their lesson , that same with microsoft with xbox one and nintendo with the WIIU .
and the reason is because of the competition .