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faceoff508
07-19-2002, 12:56 PM
Here's something interesting from Xbox AU.

2 days ago (and counting) a Patent past in the U.S which may decide the ending of this console war. Microsoft bought the rights too some very important technologies in OpenGL.

What effect will this have on the gaming market you ask? Gamecube's GPU uses OpenGL. Microsoft can simply raise the price of the OpenGL licence to astronomical figures and single handidly ruin gamecube financially.

But will Microsoft do it? It's shocking publicity, and the US government will be at them for anti-compeditive behaviur. But knowing Microsoft, Gamecube is as good as dead.

Here's the web address, www.xboxau.com

xboxmaster2002
07-19-2002, 01:00 PM
i dont think they would want to do that because im sure more than just gamecube uses that, im sure the PC uses it so that would be dumb for them to raise the price.

Invalid Name
07-19-2002, 01:07 PM
Nah, they won't do that. OpenGL isn't just used on GC. they will just be hurting theirselves and killing their system and company if they did that.

yall
07-19-2002, 01:42 PM
Its a no-lose situation for MS. They already are beating the GC in the states. So even without raising the prices, they can turn around the money they will make on the open gl rights off nintendo, and turn it right around into xbox ad or dev dollars.

DrUnKtAnK
07-19-2002, 02:12 PM
Here is an older article going into a little more detail....This situation could and will get more interesting:
http://www.xboxaddict.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17476

Knight
07-19-2002, 04:45 PM
Microsoft should tell Nintendo that all games that use microsoft patent parts of OpenGL have to be recalled and rewriting to not use any of the patent parts!! That would hurt the GC more to have to rewrite all games & SDKs then licence fees!!

faceoff508
07-19-2002, 08:05 PM
Why would it still hurt Microsoft? Xbox doesnt use open-GL.

Hugh_Jass
07-20-2002, 09:09 AM
I think MS would like nothing better than to pull the best parts out of OPEN GL and kill the standard. MS uses DirectX.

Gerald
07-21-2002, 04:44 AM
Instead of ruining Gamecube, MS should try to use this to gain access to some Gamecube exclusives.

thebruce
07-21-2002, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Gerald
Instead of ruining Gamecube, MS should try to use this to gain access to some Gamecube exclusives.

Extortion!

robnyack
07-21-2002, 08:40 AM
microsoft doesn't have to do anything different than what it is doing right now to destroy nintendo :cool:

GokuX
07-22-2002, 03:50 AM
Well if they did something outrageous it wouldn't surprise me. I don't think they'd be too worried about more hatred toward them for it. WIth $40+ billion you can buy more friends than you lose.

Icey_Princess
07-23-2002, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by yall
Its a no-lose situation for MS. They already are beating the GC in the states. So even without raising the prices, they can turn around the money they will make on the open gl rights off nintendo, and turn it right around into xbox ad or dev dollars. Not to sound like a fangirl or anything but GC has been beating Xbox in the states since febuary.

Marc
07-23-2002, 01:35 PM
not to sound like a fanboy or anything, but no they aren't...check the xbox sales thread...

Icey_Princess
07-23-2002, 10:27 PM
Sie haben keine Idee, was Ihr Sprechen! Ive las viele auf vielen unterschiedlichen Aufstellungsorten, daß der einzige Platz, daß xbox gamecube schlägt, in Europa und in den thats nur durch eine kleine Spitze ist. Erhalten Sie ein Leben und erlernen Sie die Tatsachen. :mad:

MensurB
07-23-2002, 10:34 PM
I don't see why you're repeating yourself in German, and by the way your grammar sucks!

Icey_Princess
07-23-2002, 11:19 PM
I wasnt repeating myself and my grammar doesnt suck. :(

Spike Minoda
07-23-2002, 11:35 PM
She doesn't understand what she said? Huh? I am lost.

Icey_Princess
07-24-2002, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by DanieLudacris
She doesn't understand what she said? Huh? I am lost. I know exactly what im saying.

Caleb-X
07-24-2002, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by Icey_Princess
I know exactly what im saying.

Sure I do ...

DIGITAL
07-24-2002, 05:01 AM
was that post in german ,thats cool to know german ,an i really dont know why people who play video games give a SH*T about sales figures we dont work for sony or nintendo or microsoft

MensurB
07-24-2002, 11:49 AM
Dein Deutsch ist nicht schlecht fuer eine Amerikanerin, falls du eine bist.

Your German isn't bad for an American.

Peace