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Offline Toireht

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« on: May 03, 2003, 05:58:12 AM »
"There's no greater mascot than Mario and no system in greater need of a mascot than Xbox. It's the perfect fit. Following Nintendo's 2004 decision to stop producing hardware outside of the GameBoy Advance, Microsoft will quickly shell out a fortune to be the exclusive home for Mario."   -IGN

i hope this is not true, will someone clear this up

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2003, 06:04:52 AM »
BS......
Some people are just goobers..

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2003, 06:16:34 AM »
no......
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2003, 06:18:24 AM »
i wouldn't believe it for a minute if i were you....

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2003, 06:31:03 AM »
Its a quote taken from an article on IGN.com i believe.  they were writing several pieces about the xbox, and this one of the way out there topics they got on.  IGN is great for just having fun with crazy rumors and stuff.  Don't worry, Mario is staying with Nintendo.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2003, 06:36:21 AM »
I couldn't imagine how much Microsoft would bastardize the Mario franchise if they took it over. It's of course false.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2003, 07:10:31 AM »
It would be funny to see these xbox fanboys who say Mario games are kiddie, do a complete turn-about and rush out to buy it...but it just ain't true, Johnny
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2003, 07:14:50 AM »
if mario went to xbox, people would go nuts.....
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2003, 07:30:43 AM »
read the bottom of the second page---it says that all this was fake

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2003, 08:04:06 AM »
If you read the whole article in IGN, it says that none of it should be taken seriously and that it is all for fun.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2003, 11:12:43 AM »
im going to say a word. HATE. Ok most gamecube fans hate xbox. There is a differnce between the word hate and dislike. Hate actually means you must see it be destroyed.I dont think Nintendo fans want to see mario on xbox. As far as mascots are concerned. Microsoft own 100% of Rare. Banjo Kazooie anyone? (hey another system that has a mascot i like)
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2003, 12:36:54 PM »
Man, that is the biggest pile of BS I have seen in a long time.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2003, 01:38:51 PM »
SWWEEEEETTT DOODS THE X BAWX IS GETTING MARIO!!! TAHST WAY COOL1!!11!!!1 I SO PUMPED (sarcasm)

...totall BS.

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2003, 01:55:43 PM »
Remember the good ol days, when IGN reported REAL news?
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2003, 02:11:47 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2003, 02:47:19 PM »
IF (And thats a big if) nintendo ever made games for other systems, I think they'd go to Sony before they went to microsoft.  
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2003, 03:21:29 PM »
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Remember what April 1st is? Naw, I didn't think you did.


This story was posted May 2nd on IGNXbox.

April Fools Day = April 1st

May 2nd != April 1st


I think it was pretty blatant IGNXbox was just kicking the can around, writing an entertaining, semi-daydreaming article. They're more prone to writing things like this ("Blarg the competition will be dead and we will own Mario and Xbox will reign supreme"). At least the "Today's Story" image for it was pretty and kind of funny.

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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2003, 03:32:10 PM »
at least post a rumor that has a chance
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2003, 05:07:05 PM »
My mistake, I was thinking of the April Fool's rumor posted by IGNXbox that said this would happen.  However, upon reading the article, I found this mildly entertaining:
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The positives for MS would be through the roof and the cash incentive for Nintendo would be enough to buckle the Japanese giant's proud legs enough for Mario to make Xbox 2 his new home.
Considering Nintendo's financial profits and their stability, I don't think--in fact, I know--Microsoft would never be able to pay enough for Mario.
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2003, 06:46:13 PM »
And besides, we already know that there's going to be another Nintendo console so...
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2003, 03:51:13 AM »
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Originally posted by: Kulock
At least the "Today's Story" image for it was pretty and kind of funny.


Not funny at all. The GCN is higher than the XBOX so why would Mario standing on the XBOX make him feel taller?


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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2003, 03:56:18 AM »
ehehhe good point
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2003, 04:28:51 AM »
also next week on ps2.ign Tomb raider: Angel of Darkness to acutally be the last on in series.

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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2003, 04:35:45 AM »
I miss the good ol' days when video game April Fool's joke were at their best.  The late eighties and early nineties were too good to me.  This stuff now is SOOOO lame.  The only one lately that really got me was EGM's Sonic and Tails in SSBM "trick".  Heh, fun stuff.
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2003, 05:09:21 AM »
lol IGN xBox is ran by a bunch of xBox fanboys. They are known for giving out ridiculous high scores for xBox games, over rating xbox games and pulling stuff out of their rear behind.