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Old 04-06-2006, 11:04 AM   #1
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MS officially buys Lionhead

omg surprise factor 4million...oh wait..

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Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Lionhead Studios, one of the world's leading and most innovative video game developers and creators of "Fable," the hit Xbox and Windows franchise.

Lionhead Studios will immediately begin creating content exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows platforms. The companies previously worked together on the popular role-playing games "Fable" for Xbox and "Fable: The Lost Chapters" for Xbox and Windows, which have collectively surpassed the 2 million global unit sales milestone, making "Fable" the best-selling role-playing franchise on the Xbox platform. "Fable" and "Fable: The Lost Chapters" enable players to make decisions that affect their character's skills, appearances and morality and the world around them.
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/700/700427p1.html

You know whats sadder.. Fable did better then KOTOR1-2 and Morrowind. Is it me or does the crappiest game of the pile always do better then the good ones? 50 Cent would be proud!
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:06 PM   #3
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I want know the price?
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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Good question. I'm not sure how that thing sort of works. I mean do they have to announce it because of stockmarket and investors reasons, or does it go under private sale? Anyone remember if we found out how much they bought RARE for?
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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omg surprise factor 4million...oh wait..


You know whats sadder.. Fable did better then KOTOR1-2 and Morrowind. Is it me or does the crappiest game of the pile always do better then the good ones? 50 Cent would be proud!

Yeah, though this is Morrowind for Xbox....Kinda sucked hardcore. Frequent crashes and hellish load times.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:09 PM   #6
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Microsoft is now the exclusive source of overhyped games where you can plant an acorn and then come back to it many years later so it can protect you in a fight! Wowie!
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:15 PM   #7
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Fable was a good game. Better than kotor? no, but still good. I hate when people bash it because they already made up in their minds it sucks without even playing it. I say this, I had more fun In combat situations in fable than i did kotor. The combat system was the saving grace of the game.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:27 PM   #8
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If I remember correctly, MS paid $377 million for RARE.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:22 PM   #9
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Fable was a good game. Better than kotor? no, but still good. I hate when people bash it because they already made up in their minds it sucks without even playing it. I say this, I had more fun In combat situations in fable than i did kotor. The combat system was the saving grace of the game.

KOTOR and Fable cant be compared to each other for gameplay. One is practically turn based, the other is hack and slash.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:43 PM   #10
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i haven't even played fable yet.... or kotor... damn.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:46 PM   #11
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:56 AM   #12
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i liked fable...i dindt like kotor...maybe im wierd...YAY..im wierd^^
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:53 AM   #13
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MS paid $377 million for RARE.
and what glorious fruits have come from that buisness decision.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:59 AM   #14
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and what glorious fruits have come from that buisness decision.

A rehash of a cartoon squirrel, an underage slut in an elf costume, and a shitty fps with a butchered aiming system?


lol Nintendo made out like Bandits. They need to beg the guy who bought Bungie to come back to the xbox division and fire the guy that bought Rare.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:14 AM   #15
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A rehash of a cartoon squirrel, an underage slut in an elf costume,
Both are good games though.
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