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  • DataIO DataIO Aug 26, 1999 3:05 PM Flag

    Less than 10 hours to go.

    C&C tiberian Sun out this friday. Its going to be a block buster.http://www.westwood.com/games/ccuniverse/tiberiansun/index.html

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    • Rumour from some brokers in Europe!
      if AOL is
      buying ERTS, even if it is hostile, all other
      software/videogame companies stock will double!!!

      Internet
      companies will need more and more interactive contents
      (=game)!

      any news about this raid of AOL?

    • The Energizer bunny would be proud! We keep going and going and going and...(UP that is)!

    • >>Dreamcast is a dead end. It will never
      survive w/out ERTS support.

      >Yeah, it'll die
      just like the N64 did. . . . oh, wait a minute . .


      If you're saying that Dreamcast will do as well as
      N64 did (which equals success for EA to develop for
      it) then we're both right. :)

    • want to go today" it should be "what do you want
      to play tonight!" For some time now, at least for me
      (I am an avid PC gamer), it has been an EA title.
      Most recently it has been C&C Tiberian Sun! I know
      where the majority of my gaming budget is spent as well
      as the budgets of all of my gaming
      friends!

      "EA Sports, it's in the game!" What more do you need
      to say?!

    • QB club is/was terrible. Madden is much better.
      All the reviews said it, everyone who has played it
      said the same thing. I have played Madden since the
      Genesis years...hell I've played almost every EA game
      since Genesis/PSX/N64 introduction and all competitors.
      It's my job to know.

      ERTS titles for the N64,
      more coming out, just which titles I cannot comment
      on

      It's widely known throughout the game makers/market
      that developing for the PSX and PC market is much more
      profitable than the N64. CD's are much cheaper than
      cartridges to manufacture and Nintendo doesn't have the same
      licensing agreements etc.

      Nintendo has the "Quality
      over Quantity" attitude.....but it's also because of
      higher costs you have to sell a hell of a lot more games
      to profit from N64 than you do PSX and especially PC
      (no middle man). Also, PSX and PC have a much shorter
      manufacturing time so developers have longer to program
      compared to the N64.

      N64 is a specific much younger
      crowd that doesn't like sports Titiles.

      N64 is a
      great product but more than just ERTS did not support
      it overwhelming. Plus, Ea has a older
      following..teens+ not pre-teens like Nintendo.

      There was no
      NBA Live 98 for the N64, 99 was the first year so Jam
      would have won that contest

      ERTS I hope will
      start to develop for the Dreamcast, I've seen it, it
      looks good. But really, Sega has burned deleopers
      before especially with the Saturn. It had some ugly
      games and no fault to the developers, Sega made it
      difficult to program.

      MSFT games are not up to the
      ERTS quality, not in the least. Many first time buyers
      of games have played theri friends games and will
      buy what they buy =EA. Parents buy what their kids
      asked for or they won't buy it at all. People that only
      shop for bargains and buy the cheapest don't buy games
      as they initially seem like a very expensive
      entertainment purchase. Real gamers that buy at least 75% of
      the games on the shelf buy for quality not to save a
      buck.

      MSFT will sell some games with a low price but it
      won't do any good if nobody buys the sequel.

    • >Un-informaed /Ill researched
      opinion

      It wasn't an opinion . . . it was a comment &
      question.

      >Re N64
      >Have you see QB club 2000 for the n64.
      It has to be the worst football game ever made for
      the platform.
      >Every single review has
      basically proclaimed this.

      Uh, I said that ERTS
      "continue to dominate with Madden." What part did you not
      understand? I've
      heard that ERTS is dropping the FIFA and
      NHL lines for the N64.

      >Also, I'm pretty
      sure NBA line 98 for the N64 outsold Jam.

      Don't
      know about that but I do know both were outsold by
      Kobe Bryant.

      >Re Dreamcast:Sega Saturn,
      Sega 32X,Sega CD,Sega Nomad.....Enough said

      And
      people didn't believe Sony would knock out Nintendo or
      Sega either. Don't count sega out yet.
      With MWY,
      AKLM, and NAMCO in their corner and THQI and EIDOS
      recently announcing support, it could take off.
      I think
      the jury is still out on this one and ERTS has not
      been know for picking the right platforms
      (developed
      a lot for the Amiga . . . which died, developed a
      lot for the 3DO . . . which died, ignored the N64 . .
      . which prospered)

      >Dreamcast is a dead
      end. It will never survive w/out ERTS support.


      Yeah, it'll die just like the N64 did. . . . oh, wait a
      minute . .

      >Re PC
      >MS football has
      received great reviews. Still, it has no network support,
      minimal front office
      >options, and the AI needs
      major work. Graphics & Animation may be better (a
      matter of opinion)than Madden, but not by much.


      And all that for $20.

      >I am sure EA will
      address this next year.

      Will they address the $20
      price too?

      >MS basketball
      >Decent
      Reviews? Which ones did you read? All the ones I have read
      have described it as mediocre at
      best.
      http://www.digitalsports.com/ says:
      ----
      THE BOTTOM LINE: 90

      Two
      thumbs up! Microsoft has taken it to the hoop and
      brought us an exceptionally polished product that can run
      nicely even on a modest system. If you can live without
      the omitted features I mentioned above, you'll be
      hard pressed to find a better way to spend twenty
      bucks.

      If you're a diehard NBA Live fan, your devotion may
      be tested. Of course, this could all change with the
      release of NBA Live 2000, but even so, NBA Inside Drive
      2000 is certainly worth a shot at making it into your
      game library. It isn't often that the PC sports gamer
      will find this rare combination of quality and economy
      all in one box. Make a bee line for the software
      racks and score yourself a copy. You won't regret
      it!
      ---------
      Did you bother to click the link or did you write
      first, research later? How about this
      review:
      http://www.avault.com/reviews/review_temp.asp?game=nba2k&page=1
      They gave it 3 1/2 stars citing AI problems. But hey,
      for $20 that's still a good deal.

      >You can
      go by AKLM & MSFT.... I'll stick with ERTS thak you.


      Remember . . . you have to constantly reevaluate
      positions. A great stock one day may be a crappy
      stock
      after it has had a big run-up. Where do you want to go
      today? ;-)

    • Dreamcast is a dead end. It will never survive w/out ERTS support.

    • the many typo's in the previous post

    • Re N64

      Have you see QB club 2000 for the
      n64. It has to be the worst football game ever made
      for the platform. Every single review has basically
      proclaimed this. With out a memory expansion pack, the game
      runs at less than 10 frames per second. With it, it is
      lucky to reach 15. It has coutless animation flaws.
      Also, I'm pretty sure NBA line 98 for the N64 outsold
      Jam.

      Re Dreamcast

      Sega Saturn
      Sega 32X
      Sega
      CD
      Sega Nomad..... enough said

      Re PC

      MS
      football has received great reviews. Still, it has no
      network support, minimal front office options, and the AI
      needs major work. Graphics & Animation may be better (a
      matter of opinion)than Madden, but not by much. I am
      sure EA will address this next year.

      MS
      basketball

      Decent Reviews? Which ones did you read? All the ones I
      have read have described it as mediocre at
      best.


      You can go by AKLM & MSFT.... I'll stick with ERTS
      thak you.

    • EA's strong sports line-up are often viewed as
      their crown jewels. EA owns the majority of the PC
      and
      playstation Sports market with Madden, NHL 'XX, NBA Live, and
      Triple Play. However, is ERTS
      going to be able to
      continue the lead? They have a very strong brand name . .
      . but . . .

      In the N64 front, AKLM and
      Nintendo have been ERTS's biggest competitors in the
      sports arena. I don't
      think ERTS cares much for the
      N64 and they are pulling away from it, but they
      continue to dominate with Madden.
      AKLM's NBA Jam and
      Nintendo's Kobe Bryant should be pretty competitive this
      year.

      In the PSX front, ERTS is still king . . . followed
      in second by Sony/989. They'll continue to dominate
      the
      PSX but it is going to be a market in
      decline.

      On the PC front, big bad brother Bill has entered
      the fray. MSFT's first attempt, MS Baseball
      was a
      buggy bomb. But the new MS NFL Football game got decent
      reviews
      (See http://www.digitalsports.com/ and
      others). The even newer MS NBA Inside Drive
      Basketball
      game also has gotten decent reviews. See
      http://www.avault.com/ Now here is the kicker . . . MSFT
      is selling
      all these titles for a mere $19.99!!!
      Is MSFT
      losing money? Probably, but they could continue losing
      money for years! This has got to start
      hurting ERTS.
      I know there are hard-core Madden fans that will
      accept no substitute. But lots of newcomers
      and
      casual games will see the choice of a good $20 MSFT game
      and a $40 EASports title a bit differently.
      I
      think ERTS should be worried about this.

      A new
      front just opened today. The Dreamcast has been
      launched with much fanfare and ERTS does not have
      an
      official development program (though they are reportedly
      developing in secret). Sega has launched it
      with a
      stellar version of NFL 2K. MWY is there

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