3DS Forum

Topic: Microsoft buying Skype

Showing 41 to 56 of 56

AuthorMessage
Avatar

JadeGirl

41. Posted:

@NintendoLee, Yeah I think that was a rumor and I think it was true, I have to search the web for that. Also I remember seeing a photo of some high official from Microsoft shaking hands with Iwata. Let search google that right now.

@HolyMackerel, What about the ZuneX? I know Microsoft canceled that handheld system but they could be working on something els to compete with the 3DS and they could be just trying to be goody to shoes with Nintendo until they finish it and keep spies away. Yeah that would be pretty stupid for Microsoft to start making people pay, but some people are that stupid to try it. But thanks for pointing that out because I do not want to start paying for Skype no wait I won't be paying to chat Skype-Skype.

And if MS tries this well they will fail just like Sony has done many times trying to compete with Nintendo and I doubt that MS wants to fail like Sony so now that you pointed that out, I'm confidant right now.

I didn't find anything on MS and Nintendo coming to any agreements on anything but I did find this and there is not competing with the 3DS in here at all just the Wii and PS3 and Microsoft stepping up to the plate in the gaming world beating out the PS3 by a big number and 1 on 1 with the Wii.

Microsoft Skype Deal Boosts Xbox's Game
http://www.minyanville.com/businessmarkets/articles/thestreet...

Edited on by JadeGirl

Love is the Answer!
My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. Psalm 104:34
So many Awesome video games coming out this year! So many games so little money! Crap!

Twitter: FireRoseWolf

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Knux

42. Posted:

If Microsoft was developing a handheld, then why is Rare possibly intrested in the 3DS? This probably means that Microsoft is not intrested in developing an actual gaming handheld anytime soon. Besides, Skype has not appeared on any gaming platforms before Microsoft bought Skype (as far as I know anyway). Skype will probably remain on PC and I highly doubt any voice chat service for the 3DS will be in direct competition to Skype. Also, the PSP is a wonderful handheld. It is after all the most sucessful non-Nintendo handheld ever made.

Edited on by Knux

supersonic1990z@hushmail.com Twitter Wii FC: 4579-0293-6760-7162 [10:25] DarkwingLz: D**mit Knux, tell Sony to release Vita TV here >:[

3DS Friend Code: 4167-4499-6603 | Nintendo Network ID: Knux1990 | Twitter: Knux1990

AuthorMessage
Avatar

JadeGirl

43. Posted:

@Hyper_Knuckles, huh? I doubt that the PSP is the most successful handheld out there man. I mean Nintendo's DS and DSi and now 3DS are the most successful handhelds, I can't stand my PSP I haven't played on that crappy thing in months and its collecting dust at the moment.

Untitled

Edited on by JadeGirl

Love is the Answer!
My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. Psalm 104:34
So many Awesome video games coming out this year! So many games so little money! Crap!

Twitter: FireRoseWolf

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Highwinter

44. Posted:

Rare were rumoured to be interested in developing for the 3DS but that was coming from an incredibly dubious source. They've done nothing for the past few years besides working on avatars and Kinect, I very much doubt MS would let them go off and develop a new game for Nintendo, rather than a big family Kinect game for the 360. Even if Microsoft aren't making a handheld, that just seems completely implausible.

The NDS Viva Pinata was supposed to help push the franchise and it didn't help there. What could they possible get out of a Banjo port to the 3DS?

Highwinter

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RoyalBlur

45. Posted:

Hyper_Knuckles wrote:

I...Also, the PSP is a wonderful handheld. It is after all the most sucessful non-Nintendo handheld ever made.

DUDE? Are you serious?

Edited on by theblackdragon

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? Isaiah 42:19

My Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/royalusher

3DS FC: 2234-7146-6576

Twitter.com/ToyKoRedDawN

AuthorMessage
Avatar

TeeJay

46. Posted:

You guys. Knuckles said that the PSP is the most successful NON-NINTENDO handheld.

Tumblr Ask Blog: http://ask-aqua-marine-pony.tumblr.com

3DS Friend Code: 2423-1923-3519 | Nintendo Network ID: TeeJay92

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RoyalBlur

47. Posted:

TeeJay wrote:

You guys. Knuckles said that the PSP is the most successful NON-NINTENDO handheld.

I know, but I'm so shocked because I just read in some tech magazine that the iPod Touch is the most successful non Nintendo handheld but then again, some people just can't seem to accept the iPod Touch as a 'handheld'.

Edited on by RoyalBlur

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? Isaiah 42:19

My Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/royalusher

3DS FC: 2234-7146-6576

Twitter.com/ToyKoRedDawN

AuthorMessage
Avatar

komicturtle

48. Posted:

@Tokyo

It's really opinion based. iTouch to me is just a multimedia device that offers a side of gaming where the PSP has a main course of gaming with music, video and all that other stuff being side orders.

Now I'm hungry...

komicturtle

AuthorMessage
Avatar

TeeJay

49. Posted:

Oh, right, the iPod Touch...eh. Everyone has the iPhone or the iPad these days. I forgot the iPod Touch even existed.

Tumblr Ask Blog: http://ask-aqua-marine-pony.tumblr.com

3DS Friend Code: 2423-1923-3519 | Nintendo Network ID: TeeJay92

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Knux

50. Posted:

I don't really consider the iTouch a gaming handheld since it is more of a multimedia device than a gaming handheld. Whereas the PSP's main focus is games in my opinion. But regardless, if people enjoy the iTouch, good for them.

supersonic1990z@hushmail.com Twitter Wii FC: 4579-0293-6760-7162 [10:25] DarkwingLz: D**mit Knux, tell Sony to release Vita TV here >:[

3DS Friend Code: 4167-4499-6603 | Nintendo Network ID: Knux1990 | Twitter: Knux1990

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RoyalBlur

51. Posted:

komicturtle92 wrote:

@Tokyo

It's really opinion based. iTouch to me is just a multimedia device that offers a side of gaming...

Now I'm hungry...

Yes, that is how a lot of people seem to view the iPod Touch but you're right, It is all opinion based. However, I'm thinking that the NGP will appeal to me a lot more than the PSP ever could. I like the fact that the NGP is more of a multimedia, app based, swissknife device according to Sony PlayStation's Kazuo Hirai.

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? Isaiah 42:19

My Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/royalusher

3DS FC: 2234-7146-6576

Twitter.com/ToyKoRedDawN

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RoyalBlur

52. Posted:

This should help to clear things up a bit or at lest give us a better understand of Google, Skype, ebay and Microsoft.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/05/why-google-does-not-ow...

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? Isaiah 42:19

My Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/royalusher

3DS FC: 2234-7146-6576

Twitter.com/ToyKoRedDawN

AuthorMessage
Avatar

R-L-A-George

53. Posted:

Pandalicious wrote:

I doubt the 3DS could even run Skype anyway, or that it would be beneficial to the company, so this doesn't really change matters imo.

Microsoft created Viva Pinata.

Pokemon Black: 2150 8208 3279 Soul Silver: 3094 9507 1275 Platinum: 0044 9189 6528

3DS Friend Code: 1075-1459-7893 | Nintendo Network ID: Osaka7524 | Twitter: R_L_A_G67252

AuthorMessage
Avatar

R-L-A-George

54. Posted:

TokyoRed wrote:

Hyper_Knuckles wrote:

I...Also, the PSP is a wonderful handheld. It is after all the most sucessful non-Nintendo handheld ever made.

DUDE? Are you serious?

I think he is because other than iProducts theres the PSP, which is strictly a gaming device with an browser.

Edited on by theblackdragon

Pokemon Black: 2150 8208 3279 Soul Silver: 3094 9507 1275 Platinum: 0044 9189 6528

3DS Friend Code: 1075-1459-7893 | Nintendo Network ID: Osaka7524 | Twitter: R_L_A_G67252

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RoyalBlur

55. Posted:

HolyMackerel wrote:

JadeGirl wrote:

This is just terrible Microsoft taking over Skype!

I think the fact that Nintendo fans were asking for Skype on the 3DS may have well been a factor in Microsoft acting quickly in buying Skype so that Nintendo would not be able to add Skype to the 3DS or get permission from Skype. And if Nintendo does try and get a contract with Skype to add to the 3DS well I bet Microsoft will try and make Nintendo agree to some pretty bad terms. That's one thing Microsoft did well to counter Nintendo, well its not good or us fans of Nintendo >.>.

Wow, way to jump to conclusions. Believe it or not, Microsoft doesn't create all its business plans out of pure loathing for Nintendo and its fans. AFAIK them buying Skype has nothing to do with Nintendo. They wouldn't spend US$8.5bil just to prevent a gaming handheld from getting an unconfirmed, fan-imagined voice chat service. Not to mention that MS isn't competing directly with the 3DS since they aren't even in the handheld gaming market. Besides, eBay bought Skype a few years back and that didn't affect the service negatively at all.

TokyoRed wrote:

You're right, save for the fact that I've got a queer feeling that now that Skype is under the umbrella of Microsoft it'll be Pay2Talk.

Skype will never cost money for Skype-to-Skype calls. That's one of its biggest selling points and it would be an immensely stupid thing for Microsoft to do from a business standpoint. If it happened, they would lose all of their customers since there are many other free VOIP alternatives which work just as well. MS knows it's a competitive market. It won't happen.

P.S. I really can't view a company in good light when it uses ridiculous competitive advertising like "8 out of 10 Skype users prefer Oovoo". That's unprofessional and in bad taste. Also the milk isn't spilled (yet).

Well, it looks as someone else might see Microsoft using Skype to get a 1up over other Sony PlayStation and Nintendo.

And here are my sources:
~http://www.ghacks.net/2011/05/10/microsoft-buys-skype-what-does-it-mean-for-you/
http://www.itproportal.com/2011/05/13/will-microsoft-use-skyp...
http://www.vg247.com/2011/05/11/ballmer-excited-over-gaining-skypes-170-million-users~

However, I think all of this is hot air and fodder for a fire that won't burn or an useless fire at lest from which no heat can be gained.

There isn't any possible sensible way that Microsoft's acquisition of Skype can actually hurt Sony or Nintendo now that I've actually thought about it. How in the world can Skype hurt Sony or Nintendo? Nintendo will obviously implement something like 3DSpeak and they might even announce something along those lines at E3 next month. As for PlayStation, Kazuo Hirai has made it clearer than a bell that Near will be the communication focal point for the Sony NGP. So I seriously don't understand why we should all get in a hussy over Skype kicking Nintendo and Sony's can because it isn't really going to be that kind of situation. I simply think that bloggers and news writers feel as if they need something to write about and they know that people are dead on when it comes to fights and console wars and therefore they put up such crap like 'Microsoft to own Apple, Nintendo and Sony with Skype' and in my humble, yea, humble opinion that is simply a big waste of time.

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? Isaiah 42:19

My Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/royalusher

3DS FC: 2234-7146-6576

Twitter.com/ToyKoRedDawN

AuthorMessage
Avatar

CanisWolfred

56. Posted:

Yeah, I don't see the point to this. Unless the next PC I buy comes with vouchers for a free month of Skype, I don't see why Microsoft needed this other than to keep it out of the hands of their competitors, which is just plain greedy.

R-L-A-George wrote:

TokyoRed wrote:

Hyper_Knuckles wrote:

I...Also, the PSP is a wonderful handheld. It is after all the most sucessful non-Nintendo handheld ever made.

DUDE? Are you serious?

I think he is because other than iProducts theres the PSP, which is strictly a gaming device with an browser.

Yeah, the PSP is a gaming device that just happens to have some limited multi-media capabilities, much like the DSi. The iProducts are strictly multi-media devices that happen to be able to play games. The PSP is also the single most successful competitor to Nintendo to date, and there are few that ever came close.

Edited on by CanisWolfred

Mecha Wolf Prime

Avid Fan of Anime, Webcomics, and Wolves
My Den - My door is always open....Too bad it's an empty closet.
My DeviantArt - I like to call it "the blank wall"

Wolfrun
Wolfrun Chibi
Scary Wolfrun...
...Scared Wolfrun

Arooo~