Microsoft ready to take on the PS3

By Justin Mann on August 3, 2006, 10:35 PM
Even though Microsoft beat Sony to market with the 360 and also plans to beat them on price, that isn't enough for them and they still are looking for more ways to edge the PlayStation 3 out of the market. While falling flat on their faces with the promise of Halo 3 when PS3 hit the streets, they do have other titles planned for release at the right time in an attempt to shift focus.

This time, Epic is releasing Gears of War, and it is expected to hit on November 12th. While not a title that rolls off the tongue, all it has to do is be impressive enough to open up some pocketbooks and Microsoft could very well indeed steal a lot of market from Sony. What else does MS have up their sleeve? And what will Sony do to counteract it?




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smtkr said:
"We have Blu-ray. Don't you want to rebuy your entire movie collection? No? Well, as a secondary function, this device also plays games. For the low price of $600, you can enjoy myriad sequels to series that used to be good, including the extremely feminine males in Final Fantasy. How could anyone resist?Microsux0rz doesn't stand a chance against us."
RobHoliday said:
When did Microsoft promise Halo3 when the PS3 launched??!! They have always said Halo3 will launch in 2007 and it was too big a title to be used as a pawn in the console wars.
asphix said:
[b]Originally posted by RobHoliday:[/b][quote]When did Microsoft promise Halo3 when the PS3 launched??!! They have always said Halo3 will launch in 2007 and it was too big a title to be used as a pawn in the console wars.[/quote]It came out of Bill Gates' mouth about this time last year during a press-release. It was shortly after retracted when Bungie said flatly, "no, its ready when its ready..." upon confirmation.Gears of war is going to be great, and will win over a lot of the hard-core croud.. but I've a feeling this christmas Viva Pinata will push sales just as much if not more.
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