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Xbox vs PS2 - the online battle!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott L, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    I agree that a lot of people who aren't hardcore gamers probably haven't heard of this, but there are probably a few people who own X-Boxes and have the internet who stumbled apon this. Other than that, there are the harcore MS fanboys who will use these petty reasons to make them think their console is the best (instead of the games being the reason).

    Regardless of the size or scope of this marketing strategy, I still find it childish and stupid. Nintendo and Sony don't need to do this, so why does MS?
     
  2. Allen_Appel

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    As for whether Microsoft's "funny" marketing is intended for hardcore gamers or the general public, the pre-launch Xbox flyer that I got at Wal-Mart was filled with the same mocking attitude (and some of those jibes did make me laugh).
     
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    Fair enough, and that's your right. I'll definitely admit this wasn't as funny as the PS2 NA kit. [​IMG]
     
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    Morgan, are you telling me that some obscure marketing ploy has really gotten you this upset? It's really hard to believe you don't have ulterior motives where your attitude about this is concerned. And when I said it was as sure as death and taxes that you would have something negative to say concerning MS in this thread, I didn't mean to imply that you said anything negative about the xbox directly. But it seems everytime there is an xbox thread, you always chime in with something negative to say. And considering you don't even own an xbox, this just smacks of anti-xbox fanboy bias on your part. And no matter what kind of spin you attempt to put on it, there are countless threads that back up what I say.
     
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    Childish? Maybe so, but it made me laugh. I like to laugh. No wonder it works.
    In my opinion any marketing ploy or campaign that can spark off debates like this is a good one. [​IMG]
     
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    This thread just will not die. [​IMG]
     
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    You guys need to read my article in the latest EGM.
     
  12. Allen_Appel

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    Holy cow! I actually thought about this thread when I read that. Funny stuff. I took the quiz: not a fanboy.
     
  13. Morgan Jolley

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    You wrote an article for EGM?
     
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    Morgan: Yes! It's in the February issue... about Fanboys.
     
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    Got my issue today... nice article [​IMG][​IMG]
    You know Goju-Ryu karate? [​IMG]
     
  16. Morgan Jolley

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    I checked a second ago and found it. A very interesting read.

    Do you plan on writing for EGM in the future?
     
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    Morgan: Yes, I plan to write for them in the future. They want me to, I just have a lot of other projects going on right now.

    Rob: Yes, I study Goju Ryu. I'm a green belt in Shorei Kan. Do you study?
     
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    Josh, great read! [​IMG] Very funny stuff!! I took the quiz, too: not a fanboy. Although, for a brief moment, when I thought you might be taking a cheap shot at my beloved ColecoVision (the greatest game console of all time!), I almost lost it for a second!![​IMG]
    Gary
     
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    Josh, I read it. Great stuff, I just wish they gave you more room. [​IMG] The guy in the pic looks like the CBG in my sig.
     
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    More room would have been nice - the original article was much longer. But - hey - that's part of writing for magazines, no?

    I love what they did with the fanboy test, so it all works out (except for the fact that they spelled my name wrong on the contributors' page!).
     

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