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SNR
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posted 12-27-02 03:48 AM ET (US)         
Before you lot go ahead and yell at this statement which is 100& BS just remember that some people aren't as knowledgeable as you all are.

Recently we had a quiz in Biology as it was the end of term. I decided that I would ask my entire class who was the developer of AoE... not one person answered ensemble studios every single one said microsoft. I personally am no a great fan of the game however I do believe that ES should be recognised for their achievements and that microsoft should not hog he limelight...

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SBE
Clubman
posted 12-27-02 04:19 AM ET (US)     1 / 32       
I couldn't agree more, and as a fan of the game myself, i would want due credit to go to Ensemble Studios.

Microsoft steal the limelight because of their monopoly in their respective market(s), which is fine, until they start taking credit, almost by default, for what isn't really theirs.

BIG UP ES!!!


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Clubman
posted 12-27-02 04:21 AM ET (US)     2 / 32       
Crazy, but then on the other hand people sometimes confuse the developer with the publisher, as with SSSI and Sierra for EE, so understandable even though it's wrong. Like all those people we used to get here asking about AoK.

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Clubman
posted 12-27-02 04:42 AM ET (US)     3 / 32       
Not anyone knew? Jeez...

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SNR
Banned
posted 12-27-02 05:00 AM ET (US)     4 / 32       
I know people get it the wrong way round but even when I told everyone it was ES they hadn't even heard of them! As far as theyvwere concerned AoE was a game produced by the maers of windows.
Temur
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(id: Gaiseric)
posted 12-27-02 09:57 AM ET (US)     5 / 32       
If you had asked who made Cossacks/AC...

*Stunned silence*


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The Phoenix
Clubman
posted 12-27-02 12:56 PM ET (US)     6 / 32       
The majority of the people you asked probably hadn't even heard of AoE?
CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 12-27-02 01:11 PM ET (US)     7 / 32       
This is more worrying: From someone in my class

Who make the Xbox?
Playstation

Name a good Micrososft game.
Flight Simulator

Who make Windows XP?
Um, Windows?

You see Microsoft aren't exactly the biggest name around. Lol.


CenturionZ_1
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Dr Lorenzo
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posted 12-27-02 07:15 PM ET (US)     8 / 32       
I really dont see the point ok XBOX, what can they do that a computer cant?

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SNR
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posted 12-28-02 04:12 AM ET (US)     9 / 32       
Phoenix, they have all played AoE they all like the game it's getting them to play cossacks thats the problem

Lorenzo, The xbox was created to annoy Sony. And Bill gates has actually adnmitted that. Microsoft loose money on the Xbox everytime one is sold they only earn money through games.

On a lighter note I'm thinking of picking up AoE and RoR at the baragin price of 3.50

CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 12-28-02 10:23 AM ET (US)     10 / 32       
Yup, Microsoft has a monopoly on PC Business Software and needed some other place to monopolise.

And so they picked the Computer Gaming Industry.


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Dr Lorenzo
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posted 12-28-02 06:21 PM ET (US)     11 / 32       
Good ol' microsoft.

DR LORENZO
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I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
Temur
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(id: Gaiseric)
posted 12-28-02 08:19 PM ET (US)     12 / 32       

Quote:

And so they picked the Computer Gaming Industry.

It'll be harder for them to do this. They have to face all the established game companies like Blizzard or EA. Considering Microsoft's sheer power though, they have a good chance.


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Dr Lorenzo
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posted 12-29-02 01:08 AM ET (US)     13 / 32       
Money=Power
Microsoft=Money

DR LORENZO
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I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
SNR
Banned
posted 12-29-02 03:57 AM ET (US)     14 / 32       
Gaiseric however don't forget it's not the publisher that makes the games industry it's the developer. Without ES, GSC or SSSI companies like CDV,EA or Microsoft games would not exist.
CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 12-29-02 08:53 AM ET (US)     15 / 32       
To be honest, their console is getting totally trashed by Sony and Nintendo.

But MS will just keep pumping money into until it works.


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SNR
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posted 12-29-02 01:15 PM ET (US)     16 / 32       
of course their console is being trashed! why? because microsoft only have halo, some crummy unique games and ported games on their console! The PS2 and GC have so many unique games!
CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 12-29-02 01:29 PM ET (US)     17 / 32       
Also Xbox has NO variety, it's either an action shooter, or a sports sim.

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SNR
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posted 12-29-02 03:56 PM ET (US)     18 / 32       
yeah, I mean the PS2 has a huge variety and even has AoK on it!
Dr Lorenzo
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posted 12-29-02 05:19 PM ET (US)     19 / 32       
I find I dont need those machines. The Computer is a million times better.
Morrowind isnt a bad game, but you can get it on PC

DR LORENZO
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I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
Temur
HG Alumnus
(id: Gaiseric)
posted 12-29-02 08:10 PM ET (US)     20 / 32       

Quote:

yeah, I mean the PS2 has a huge variety and even has AoK on it!

Really? Wow, I didn't know that...


"War does not decide who is right... only who is left." -Bertrand Russell
SNR
Banned
posted 12-30-02 03:51 AM ET (US)     21 / 32       
I only got my PS2 becauyse my old computer was alme however now I have my new PC I only sue it to play on vice city
CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 12-30-02 02:34 PM ET (US)     22 / 32       
Do you know what it is like to play AoK with 15 buttons?

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SNR
Banned
posted 12-30-02 03:03 PM ET (US)     23 / 32       
I know hence why I don't have it, besides I've never been an AoK fan since cossacks due to it's pathetic unit limit. Besides thats why the PS2 has the capability for you to plug in a USB mouse and keyboard
Temur
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(id: Gaiseric)
posted 12-30-02 09:09 PM ET (US)     24 / 32       
I've played both, and I like AoK and love Cossacks. I also love Total Annihilation, which I recently updated by adding new units and downloading patches, one of which gets rid of the wussy 200-unit limit and gives you a 500-unit limit instead.

"War does not decide who is right... only who is left." -Bertrand Russell
generaljohn
Clubman
posted 12-30-02 11:08 PM ET (US)     25 / 32       
Mabye.But sony Is preety big itself
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