EDIT: added full email
That won't happen but to see MS think this is sad and it makes me not like them as a company that can create games without buying studios all the time.
I was starting to feel more positive towards Microsoft's game race recently, too ...
It is an old email and MS has gotten the message by now hopefully. Truthfully, this is probably stuff extraordinarily big companies talk about casually all the time. But it's so fucking scummy and annoying, especially knowing they were planning to acquire so many publishers ...
Kinda makes you rethink all the collaborations Nintendo and Microsoft has had in recent years....“It’s just taking a long time for Nintendo to see that their future exists off their own hardware.”
This is like the wildest shit I’ve read in a while. Switch been straight up Stone Cold Stunning Xbox hardware sales for years. What are you even on about, Phil?
I agree with most of this, but why are achievements bad? Most people like them?Yep my list of why I think Microsoft joining the game console business was bad gets a new entry. The list already has the entries: Started with paid online, started with achievements, startet with timed exclusives (IIRC), buying other studios and publishers left and right (because the management is too stupid to manage their own studios right) and the new one of trying to get shareholders in another company to try to buy it easier (if I understood that text in the OP correct). US American businesses are the worst dystopian capitalism shit.
exactly. Nintendos future depends on their hardware, otherwise Nintendo is just another sega. The NES, N64, GC, Wii and Switch. GB/DS too were innovative and made Nintendo a household nameIt's a bold move to say that Nintendo's future exists off their own hardware literally during the summer of Animal Crossing, while they're at the height of Infinite's Craig meme, but Phil's a bold guy.
Nintendo games finally on good hardware and maybe good online?
While I would love both of that I wouldn’t want it at the cost of Microsoft owning Nintendo.
It is my list and I don‘t like system wide achievements if they are just a score or trophy pics. Those achievements are just noise and add nothing of value. They just trigger our ape brains with fear of missing out. But that is just my opinionI agree with most of this, but why are achievements bad? Most people like them?
Like I get it, MS saw how the WiiU and 3DS were doing and thought "Nintendo is doomed, lets see when we can capitalize", but it's hilarious now knowing how badly MS has been doing at selling hardware. Switch is in its 7th year and Series S/X still struggles to outsell it.
Thing is, this statement wasn't made during that timeframe. It was made directly after New Horizons came out. So it's still extremely dumb.Like I get it, MS saw how the WiiU and 3DS were doing and thought "Nintendo is doomed, lets see when we can capitalize", but it's hilarious now knowing how badly MS has been doing at selling hardware. Switch is in its 7th year and Series S/X still struggles to outsell it.
Don't let the troll get ya
I'd rather it be a troll than a console warrior! At least trolls are dumb on purpose