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Offline Malt

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Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« on: July 26, 2006, 03:58:51 pm »
When the next genration of hand helds comes out, I can't see them not doing it. It would have the trademark amazing online play of the X-Box, along with all the bells and whistles the PSP has.


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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 04:02:32 pm »
They'd be stupid to.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 04:03:35 pm »
is this a good time to mention Zune is a stupid name?
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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 04:19:30 pm »
They might.

But after the fiasco with the "superior" PSP they might have some reservations.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 04:31:14 pm »
is this a good time to mention Zune is a stupid name?

As will their eventual new marketing lingo. Zunecasting?

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 06:37:40 pm »
As will their eventual new marketing lingo. Zunecasting?

I like it.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 08:30:50 pm »
They are releasing a handheld! Zune!

(note you didn't say handheld *gaming* device.)

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 08:32:06 pm »
They are releasing a handheld! Zune!

(note you didn't say handheld *gaming* device.)

Don't be a smartass ;)

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 08:35:25 pm »
Ya, being a smartass is PatMan33's job.

On topic: Microsoft shouldn't make a handheld. I don't need a handheld that crashes on me every 4 hours.
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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 08:45:06 pm »
Stay on topic please.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 08:53:02 pm »
Ya, being a smartass is PatMan33's job.

On topic: Microsoft shouldn't make a handheld. I don't need a handheld that crashes on me every 4 hours.

Aha! Double pwn!

On topic: Oh come on, Windows isn't that bad.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2006, 09:20:51 pm »
If you need to post a message reminding everyone that you're going to be on topic for the next sentence or two, you need to take a long hard look at yourself.

On topic: I probably wouldn't buy one if it did come out, I'm still not impressed with my DS and everyone says it's incredible. You couldn't persuade me to get another handheld system.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2006, 09:35:38 pm »
Yeah man, you need to quit it. You are going to get in trouble.

I am sure though that Microsoft will give Handheld gaming a shot. I still do not think it will be very successful though.

But I would love for them to prove me wrong.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2006, 09:47:26 pm »
You know how many companies are avoiding MMOG development due to WoW's current domination of the market? It's the exact same reason why Microsoft shouldn't touch handheld gaming for some years now. They need to wait till the next Gameboy or DS or PSP or whatever comes along, then go after the market. Going into it now with Nintendo 21 million DS units deep in it is stupid.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2006, 09:48:29 pm »
Although stranger things have happened.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2006, 09:54:29 pm »
Although stranger things have happened.

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Yeah, but Microsoft isn't stupid. They're not going to release a handheld into the market when its thoroughly owned by Nintendo. At least not now. Timing is likely one of the most important things about any new hardware release, so I'd expect them to bring it out years from now if ever.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2006, 09:59:15 pm »
So then the question is... do we think this mythical Microsoft Handheld would be able to win against a next gen Nintendo Handheld?


Personally, I think that if Nintendo does things the way they always have then they should be fine. I would assume that Microsoft would take a lesson from Sony and come up with some good games instead of ports of their Console games.


Although by that point Nintendo may have blazed their own trail in Handheld gaming as well and would not be in direct competition with a Microsoft handheld... although considering Nintendo's stance in the Handheld market... their new trail would become the status quo...


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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2006, 02:34:10 pm »
So then the question is... do we think this mythical Microsoft Handheld would be able to win against a next gen Nintendo Handheld?


Personally, I think that if Nintendo does things the way they always have then they should be fine. I would assume that Microsoft would take a lesson from Sony and come up with some good games instead of ports of their Console games.


Although by that point Nintendo may have blazed their own trail in Handheld gaming as well and would not be in direct competition with a Microsoft handheld... although considering Nintendo's stance in the Handheld market... their new trail would become the status quo...


Did you understand that?

Vaguely. Do I think Microsoft could beat Nintendo in the handheld market? I've honestly no idea. It depends on what their handheld can do, how pricey it is, and whether they've learned more from Nintendo in handling the market as opposed to doing what Sony did. I think they could hold their own. Whether they'd win though? I'd be surprised if they could.

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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2006, 07:20:57 am »
i voted yes... they will probably release a handheld system eventually...


it will then crash and burn much like the psp did...

nintendo shall rule the world of handhelds for a very long time..
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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2006, 10:26:20 am »
There's no way Microsoft WON'T release a handheld at some point. Whether it's successful or not the future will tell, but it's a huge market and Microsoft certainly will want to take their swing and see if gamers come around.
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Re: Do you think Microsoft will release a hand held?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2006, 11:27:21 am »
There's no way Microsoft WON'T release a handheld at some point. Whether it's successful or not the future will tell, but it's a huge market and Microsoft certainly will want to take their swing and see if gamers come around.

Quite honestly though, I think if the 360 ends up losing significantly this generation, Microsoft won't give it another try. And I couldn't see them getting into handhelds if they leave the console space.