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    Default Microsoft destroying Nintendo

    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Here is an older article going into a little more detail....This situation could and will get more interesting:
    http://www.xboxaddict.com/forums/sho...threadid=17476
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    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!!
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    Why would it still hurt Microsoft? Xbox doesnt use open-GL.
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    I think MS would like nothing better than to pull the best parts out of OPEN GL and kill the standard. MS uses DirectX.

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    Instead of ruining Gamecube, MS should try to use this to gain access to some Gamecube exclusives.
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    Originally posted by Gerald
    Instead of ruining Gamecube, MS should try to use this to gain access to some Gamecube exclusives.
    Extortion!

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    microsoft doesn't have to do anything different than what it is doing right now to destroy nintendo

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    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.

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    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.

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    not to sound like a fanboy or anything, but no they aren't...check the xbox sales thread...

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    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.

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    I don't see why you're repeating yourself in German, and by the way your grammar sucks!

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    I wasnt repeating myself and my grammar doesnt suck.

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    She doesn't understand what she said? Huh? I am lost.

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    Originally posted by DanieLudacris
    She doesn't understand what she said? Huh? I am lost.
    I know exactly what im saying.

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    Originally posted by Icey_Princess
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