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Microsoft's felt Sega lacked 'enough muscle' for acquisition

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Microsoft's felt Sega lacked 'enough muscle' for acquisition

Microsoft is a heavyweight in game consoles now, but before it made its mark with enormous controllers and Master Chief, the company was looking into ways to get a foothold. One idea was to purchase an existing company like Sega, but then-CEO Bill Gates felt the house that Sonic built lacked the "muscle" to compete with Sony.

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"seems to look like the right bet to me given that Sega basically hasn't managed to do anything ..."
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MobyGames Classic: Max Payne community stories

MobyGames Classic: Max Payne community stories

Last Wednesday we added 2001's Max Payne to our growing list of video game classics, presented by MobyGames.com.

Max Payne delighted and surprised many gamers and critics alike when it was released back in 2001 for the PC with its blend of solid 3rd-person shooting and gritty noir-style presentation. The introduction of Bullet Time--which allowed players to slow time to a crawl while dodging and returning enemy fire--was brand new, and quite a huge deal at the time. Comic book-style cut-scenes and some appropriately melodramatic voice-over narration blended with the revenge-themed story to create an experience brimming with as much style as gunplay.

Read more: Shacknews community discusses Max Payne »

"Not for Max Payne but May Payne 2, the Equilibrium mod was pretty awesome if you saw that cheesy ..."
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