What has Microsoft actually pioneered in the videogame industry?

#91lightingemporowPosted 9/25/2013 6:22:03 PM
nothing good
#92Pupu27Posted 9/25/2013 6:22:56 PM
matthewtheman posted...
Microsoft hasn't pioneered anything. They haven't even pioneered anything in the computer world(they stole most of their ideas from Apple, especially in their earlier years).


This is the most stupid things I have ever heard, seriously you should educate yourself more about the history of computing. Microsoft is the first one ever thought about the business model of selling software separately to hardware. Without them there will be no the golden era of computer science in the 80s-90s with silicon valleys and everything. They were the reason why the US could still lead the world economically in that time period after decades of expensive Cold Wars and a devastating defeat at Vietnam. At that time Japanese economy is booming with unprecedented speed. Without Microsoft, super Japanese corporations like Toyota, Sony and Mitsubishi could help Japan to dethrone the US out of it's number 1 position economically already.

Stealing every ideas from Apple? Don't make me laugh. There are millions things going on under an operating system besides a fancy UI you know. A lot of those things was invented and patented by Microsoft (until now Microsoft still has about 20,000 patents related to operating system, the most that one single company hold).

Back to the topic, Microsoft is also the only Western company that could dare to challenge against the videogame industry which belongs to Japanese since ever. They brought the idea of online gaming on the scale that never thought before. And without the existence of Microsoft, gamers from the West will always be considered as second-class citizen. Microsoft made Sony and Nintendo to innovate themselves and put more effort to the West. So I don't think any gamer outside Japan has the right to say Microsoft didn't contribute anything.
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#93Chaos_MissilePosted 9/25/2013 6:25:11 PM
Yeomanly posted...
Oh forgot to add, Sony pioneered CD based console, how old are you?

CDTV


Oh god, this is funny actually:
Hi C posted...
Dev0311 posted...
Sniper_Brosef posted...
LOL! If you're this obviously ignorant why are you posting? The Sega Saturn launched before the Playstation and even those were predated well before by another system. Got anything else to troll with?


Totally forgot about Sega Saturn. Who could blame me though..

Well I'll amend my statement by saying Sony pioneered multimedia disc use in consoles, since PS2 doubled as a DVD player, and PS3 doubled as a Blu-ray player.


http://www.consoledatabase.com/images/consoleinfo/3do/3doconsole.jpg

http://www.nintendojo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/super-cd-big.jpg

(insert SegaCD here)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_PlayStation
Development of the format started in 1988, when Nintendo signed a deal with Sony to produce a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. After several years of development, Sony introduced a standalone console at 1991's summer Consumer Electronics Show called the "Play Station.

Though frankly, the one who actually introduced it was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx_CD#TurboGrafx-CD so I would still say TC is wrong.

An add-on back in 1988

Though, I'll have to give TC *some* credit. The TurboGrafx CD, as early as it did in introducing CD to the console world, was still an add-on. Based on the Wiki article, Sony was the first one to developed a CD-based console as a stand-alone
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#94GamersTavernPosted 9/25/2013 7:28:14 PM
Dev0311 posted...
Sony pioneered disc-based consoles, and is now exploring streaming services that could change gaming forever. I'd say Sony is also the current leader in graphics technology.


Not according to Wikipedia:

Wikipedia
The TurboGrafx-16 was the first video game console to have a CD-ROM peripheral,[7] the PC Engine CD-ROMē, which was released in Japan in April 1988,[8] then released in the United States as the TurboGrafx-CD in 1990 (the first consoles with a built-in CD-ROM wouldn't appear until the TurboDuo and FM Towns Marty). This was the first time that CD-ROM discs were used as a storage medium for video games.[9]

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#95Kageblade23Posted 9/25/2013 8:07:01 PM
Sniper_Brosef posted...
Dev0311 posted...
After we all witnessed the massive failure of Microsoft trying to steer console gaming into an always on, DRM-locked, Kinect'd future, I'm sure many have stepped back and wondered why Microsoft even thought that they could pull this off in the first place. The gaming industry has been on a certain trajectory before Microsoft even came into the picture, so I suspect that's why the Xbone failed to impress people with all its crazy new 'features'. Cause the Xbone was so out of touch with what people were expecting.

So I'm asking all of you, what has Microsoft actually contributed to the growth of the game industry?

For example, Nintendo pioneered many of the controller features that are now pretty much common place today. Nintendo might not have been the first to develop those features like analogs, shoulder buttons, rumble, etc. but they were the first to bring them to our console gaming industry at a mass scale. Nintendo is also the handheld gaming king.

Sony pioneered disc-based consoles, and is now exploring streaming services that could change gaming forever. I'd say Sony is also the current leader in graphics technology.

Microsoft pioneered Kinect technology. Not too many people find that very appealing though. What else?


LOL! If you're this obviously ignorant why are you posting? The Sega Saturn launched before the Playstation and even those were predated well before by another system. Got anything else to troll with?


your both wrong...more or less...nintendo started cd-rom based pioneering they teamed up with sony and when the deals werent looking good nintendo went with phillips eventually that fell thru and they then decided to go with cartridges for the N64 the super nintendo was the first console to get disc based gamming... look up SNES-CD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNES-CD
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#96Cowboy082288Posted 9/25/2013 8:08:06 PM
.... come on TC, you ever hear of direct X??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX

It's kind of a big deal in the video game industry.

Or how about the MS visual studio, that you know, a guy/gal and his/her computer can make a video game with.
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#97Kageblade23Posted 9/25/2013 8:41:28 PM
Chaos_Missile posted...
Yeomanly posted...
Oh forgot to add, Sony pioneered CD based console, how old are you?

CDTV


Oh god, this is funny actually:
Hi C posted...
Dev0311 posted...
Sniper_Brosef posted...
LOL! If you're this obviously ignorant why are you posting? The Sega Saturn launched before the Playstation and even those were predated well before by another system. Got anything else to troll with?


Totally forgot about Sega Saturn. Who could blame me though..

Well I'll amend my statement by saying Sony pioneered multimedia disc use in consoles, since PS2 doubled as a DVD player, and PS3 doubled as a Blu-ray player.


http://www.consoledatabase.com/images/consoleinfo/3do/3doconsole.jpg

http://www.nintendojo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/super-cd-big.jpg

(insert SegaCD here)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_PlayStation
Development of the format started in 1988, when Nintendo signed a deal with Sony to produce a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. After several years of development, Sony introduced a standalone console at 1991's summer Consumer Electronics Show called the "Play Station.

Though frankly, the one who actually introduced it was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx_CD#TurboGrafx-CD so I would still say TC is wrong.

An add-on back in 1988

Though, I'll have to give TC *some* credit. The TurboGrafx CD, as early as it did in introducing CD to the console world, was still an add-on. Based on the Wiki article, Sony was the first one to developed a CD-based console as a stand-alone


developed yes not pioneered though...nintendo started the contract with sony when things fell thru due to negotiations nintendo started work with phillips that fell thru and nintendo decided to stick with carts instead of moving to disc because of how much cheaper it was...the n64 was originally pioneered to be disc based but as i said negotiations fell thru with phillips and nintendo decided to stick with carts so in a way nintendo "pioneered" it however sony was the first to actually develop it
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#98Sn0man79Posted 9/26/2013 12:26:01 AM
Dev0311 posted...


So I'm asking all of you, what has Microsoft actually contributed to the growth of the game industry?


Pay walls, DRM, spying and other gamer friendly initiatives.
#99HellsControllerPosted 9/26/2013 12:44:02 AM
Paying to play online, DLC, and advertisements. Thanks MS!
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#100Millertime660Posted 9/26/2013 12:46:30 AM
xbox live..... this should be pretty obvious...