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Old 01-12-2007, 10:54 AM
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Default Rumor: MS to buy Capcom?

C'mon MS, you're not even being fair now!

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:06 AM
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This rumour has been going around for a while now. I can't see it happening - MS will certainly have to empty their pockets (well not empty but you get what I mean) to acquire Capcom.

It certainly would give MS a good platform of exclusivity if they did though...
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:09 AM
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WOW, That would rock the gaming world. Especially in Japan where Capcom is known as one of the best game publishers.

I'd like to see the reaction if PS3 lost Resident Evil altogether.

Also don't forget about the other franchises Capcom owns such as Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, Maximo, Mobile Suit Gundam, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:04 PM
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WOW, That would rock the gaming world. Especially in Japan where Capcom is known as one of the best game publishers.

I'd like to see the reaction if PS3 lost Resident Evil altogether.

Also don't forget about the other franchises Capcom owns such as Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, Maximo, Mobile Suit Gundam, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe.
MS has enough money to buy anything it wants, Konami and Square included, if they really wanted them bad enough. Whether Japan would allow the sale of Capcom, that I can't answer. I'm not sure how the Japanese feel about Americans owning their companies
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After 2 decades of looking at ugly Hondas and now Scions...and Pokemon we owe it to them to buy one of their companies out.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:10 PM
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this would be awsome the first action game i played was re. and fell in love with street fighter.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:05 PM
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capcom has two big exclusive 360 games under its belt, dead rising and lost planet. really I think MS doesn't have to buy them nor are they going to.

i highly doubt MS is buying capcom, just look what how they spent on Rare.

but if they did aquire capcom, just imagine the ramifications, all mega man games, resident evil games, devil may cry games, street fighter games all ONLY on xbox 360. THAT would shake up the market. the two big games only being on 360 would be a huge win for MS, especially in japan.

-Devil May Cry 4
-Resident Evil 5

in fact, i think this is the rumor that started "the big anouncment". MSJ does have 1 conference this january...we'll see.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:40 PM
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Obviously just a rumor but i think it sounds like smart move. Capcom has been on of the few japanese developers to really support the 360. Ever since the first Xbox Microsoft has been building a very impressive collection of first party developers. Bungie, Lionhead (Black & White, fable), Rare... Their first party already blows sony out of the water but adding Capcom would be pretty huge. It would be their first japanese developer and adding exclusive RE5 would be massive. At this point if this were true as a big gamer you'd have to be crazy not to own a 360 over a ps3. Exclusive support from thoes 4 studios tops anything that's ever going to be exclusive on ps3.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:44 PM
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That would be good move on MS' part, but I don't like to speculate on rumors.
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Bah...I don't like 90% of their games.

But hey...whatever helps in Japan I guess.
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