Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 14, 2003, 01:43 AM   #1
MacBandit
macrumors 604
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
Send a message via AIM to MacBandit
Sony to get nod from EA online

Looks like we're not the only ones that question Microsofts business stratagies. Looks like EA games is shrugging off Microsoft and will be making it's online games for the Playstation 2 only.

Here's a quote from the article.
Quote:
"We're not comfortable with (Microsoft's) business model," EA spokesman Jeff Brown said Monday.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...&type=business
__________________
Folding@Home
"Folding FAQ," for more information.
Fold with your PS3. Message me on the Playstation Network ID 'MacBandit'
MacBandit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2003, 07:51 AM   #2
iJon
macrumors 604
 
iJon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
i guess microsoft is doing something on the inside that is really pissing them off. xbox live always worked very well and i have heard better things about it than ps2's service. but on the second hand you have to pay for xbox live. i dont really care, i never play games online on teh console, that is what my computer is for. it will be interesting to see how this goes.

iJon
iJon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2003, 01:26 PM   #3
MacBandit
Thread Starter
macrumors 604
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
Send a message via AIM to MacBandit
Quote:
Originally posted by iJon
i guess microsoft is doing something on the inside that is really pissing them off. xbox live always worked very well and i have heard better things about it than ps2's service. but on the second hand you have to pay for xbox live. i dont really care, i never play games online on teh console, that is what my computer is for. it will be interesting to see how this goes.

iJon
As soon as the PS2 networking thing gets a little more established I'll hardwire a ethernet cable to it and play online. I think Sony is doing the right thing allowing users to connect to servers just like a normal computer. This is a better plan for the long term. Services come and go but if the services can be put up by anyone like computer game servers then people will always have there choice on where to play.
__________________
Folding@Home
"Folding FAQ," for more information.
Fold with your PS3. Message me on the Playstation Network ID 'MacBandit'
MacBandit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2003, 06:50 PM   #4
applemacdude
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Over The Rainbow
Send a message via ICQ to applemacdude Send a message via AIM to applemacdude Send a message via MSN to applemacdude Send a message via Yahoo to applemacdude Send a message via Skype™ to applemacdude
just another hit to the death of the xbox
applemacdude is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2003, 07:21 PM   #5
chrisfx811
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: louisville
maybe if ps2 were a superior console with untapped potential this would be a decent move.
instead, ea will devote more resources to making games that have basically tapped out the ps2 already.
maybe this will leave room for sega
chrisfx811 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2003, 07:25 PM   #6
MacBandit
Thread Starter
macrumors 604
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
Send a message via AIM to MacBandit
Quote:
Originally posted by applemacdude
just another hit to the death of the xbox
Yup have you seen how much they are losing.

Take a look at this.

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/stor...le&dist=google

According to that Microsoft lost $190 Million on the XBox last quarter alone. Also they're sales are only about half what they were a year ago also.

I don't necessarily revel in the demise of the XBox because it has brought needed compitition to the market but at the same time it's just like any other Microsoft product. I refuse to own it.
__________________
Folding@Home
"Folding FAQ," for more information.
Fold with your PS3. Message me on the Playstation Network ID 'MacBandit'
MacBandit is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A nod to original Mac? scotthayes OS X Mavericks (10.9) 1 Jun 14, 2013 01:43 PM
phones: IFA 2012: Sony smartphones (Sony Xperia T, TX, V, and J ) gto55 Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 5 Sep 1, 2012 03:02 PM
A Nod To Apple A Thumbs Down To Promise Macman45 Mac Peripherals 0 Jul 2, 2012 11:35 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC