Which will be the next forgotten console? Steve Kent holds Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft up to the Sega Saturn -- read on.
was written a while back.c'est a prendre avec des pincettes. la ps3,comme ses grandes soeurs,emprunte les chemins de la gloire. cela se fera tot ou tard.quant-a la 360,bof bof,pas grand chose a dire. la wii:on n'aura jamais vu une console aussi merdique.lews gens qui achetent ce produit sous-develope doivent avoir un manque dans leur vie,ou sont toout simplement trop con.
i agree. reading this article seems like it was written last year
You're comment should be deleted, but considering the mods apparently do not speak French, they'll never understand what you just said.
I don't quite get this article..... All it does is say "PS3 is sorta like the saturn, but not quite" "360 has some similarities to the saturn, but there are differences" and "the Wii is selling well, but I don't like it" Then it concludes saying it was written at the end of 2007, and there are no games for the PS3, and that that still holds true now? How stupid. This guy would have been better off using his time to re-organize his sock drawer.
yeah i have to agree with you.but what i said was not so bad.it should have been in the open zone though.it was kind of a test,to see whether anyone would understand. mods,my previous comment should be deleted,but you should consider taking french courses or find someone who can actually understand what is written,you never know what can happen.sur ce,je retire tout ce que j'ai dit sur les proprietaires de la wii.elle n'est pas si mal apres tout.ce sont les jeux et non les consoles qui font notre plaisir,quoique l'esprit ne sert qu'a peu de choses sans le corps.
Mon premier langue est le Français.
Well, another fanboy article. Pretty much a "tunnel-vision" look at things. Fails to see the big picture.
and it was great at 2D games. Who would've thought that 2D wouldn't continue to dominate like it did in SNES and Genesis days? Then PS came out and it all changed. Wipeout, Tekken, and Warhawk were all amazing at the time. And then FFVII came and it was over. I still enjoyed some 2D fighting games and a little number called Guardian Heroes on my Saturn, but my PS became my love. Not sure if any of the current consoles would suffer the same fate as Sega. Between Sega CD, 32X, and then Saturn it was like a new console every 6 months (hyperbole of course).
What? Dropping support of a console to quickly rush another to market?
The dreamcast was the next sega saturn.
The only difference was that the Dreamcast actually had good games. It was just gimped because Sega lost the consumer's trust.
And it was easier to program for, probably Saturn's biggest flaw. Sega didn't initially intend on the Saturn being a 3d system so much as a 2d powerhouse and when they saw the PS1 they threw some half assed 3d tech in. A lot of 3d Saturn games were ugly back then when they were new, but quite a few of them were damn fun like Panzer Dragoon Saga.
ALL 3 companies will be well and alive. At least i hope so.
Lol How Did You Get A Disagree ? Did Everyone In Nintendo Die While i Was In The Toilet ? Have Some Bubbles for your troubles !
Those BLOATED CRETINS at Nazisoft haven't learned a damn thing! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Sega is Sega, Nintendo is Nintendo, Sony is Sony , and Microsoft is Microsoft. Sega Saturn is so wack, I don't even remember a commercial..lol
Sega Master System and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive were great. I find it hard to hate Sega. I mean they practically invented the 3D games we play today. Although they had themselves to blame, it's a shame they had to stop making consoles. If there was any company that dared to be different it was Sega.
Remember those Genesis commericals where there was that guy as the end that would scream "SEGA" real quick. Ha! I remember those. Also for the Dreamcast you had all those different character chilling in the Dreamcast bar and there was the Tecmo football guy complaining about how he could be beat by the same play every single time. Oh classics.
My house had a Genesis and Super Nintendo (which I loved more) but Sonic 2 is in my top 10 games of all time. I am talking about the MEGA CD (yeah bro, look it up), the Saturn (horrid), and the Dreamcast (unsupported)....You are talking to someone full aware of Sega's success and failures. But that last Trilogy of hardware was horrid. After Sonic 2 there was almost nothing on Genesis. Super Nintendo was just ramping up (remember SNES launched a full two years after the Genesis) and the classics dropped one after the other through Yoshi's Island!! When Sony hit the scene along with N64, it was a wrap....lol
I wasn't arguing with your statement =) Was just showing my appreciation for Sega. Mega CD, 32x etc. It went downhill after the Genesis. The Dreamcast was a great piece of hardware though, it's a shame it didn't get more third party support.
isn't this like very very old? the guy mentions wanting to play R&C "this" holiday
It has to be almost a year old. If Steve Kent was to write it today he'd be saying Sony has won the console war.
I think you need to look harder.
Apparently Ninja Gaiden, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Resistance, Ratchet and Clank aren't big enough exclusives for him. Them, along with the non-exclusives will keep my ps3 busy for a while, but he's right in that they are a bit less popular than the line-up of the other two consoles. Everybody knows... the big ps3 games are coming in 2008.
COD 4 won Game of The Year..Uncharted is second to none..He gave much respect to Sony, and kind of treated MS like the new Sega...lol But I think Sega needs not to be compared to the Big 3.
Hahahahaha What A stupid article "Have The Big Three Learned From Saturns Mistake" They spelled Sega Wrong Its S-E-G-A not M-I-C-R-O-S-O-F-T Damn n00bs cant even spell A four letter word right xD M$ CANT LEARN $HIT AHAHAHAHAHAHA JUMP OUT AND PLAY B3YOND
ROFL ! Lol i urge you all to give this fellow bubbles i'm sure he's full of s*it like this lol! ON TOPIC - I dont think any of the current consoles will ever be forgotten. This Gen Is the most Controversal and Media attentive EVER.
Technology moves at a fast pace. In ten to fifteen years, only one, maybe 2 of these companies will be left as hardware devs.
or there will be new company taking over like sony back in the days and i hope it's not EA
maybe a big company like samsung might make a console
You guys are wack.
This is super old, this is before X-Mas of 2007 come on people...why do you allow for stuff like this...
"Sony has pretty well written off good games for 2007, but the 2008 lineup looks promising" its not 2007 anymore...why is this even on the site now
Because it's still a retrospective article compared to the Saturn.
"If there is one point on which Taylor is most vociferous, it is Microsoft's need to diversify." I'm not really sure about this statement. I have all 3 systems and I admire Microsoft for at least trying everything; Viva Pinata for a different demographic, signing Japanese developers, and heck it even had last years RPG of the year IMO, Mass Effect. Throw in two of the most recognizable IP's in history Metal Gear and Final Fantasy, and all of a sudden whatever efforts Microsoft brings out, they are just not capable of "diversity". But despite this, everything he brings up is spot on.
i think its the other way around
Personally, I thought they were AAA, but I can name a few that you COULD play holiday season. R&C, Uncharted, Warhawk (most people wouldnt call this triple A, but I love it), COD4, UT3. That is plenty IMO.
besides the big three will be around for the Xbox whatever, Wii HD, PS4 (which will come out earler than expected)
Agree But I Don't think the next gen nintendo will be called Wii HD though i do believe they could release a SKU with HD capabilities. Like ps2 slim, xbox 360 elite etc.
I don't know what they will be called, I was just pulling names out of a hat. I still have hope that Nintendo will do a Wii HD this gen, but I think they will wait.
yeah lol it'd be cool to play Super Smash Bros In HD or mario in 1080p
Though the article was undoubtedly written a year ago, it does have some good points and a contradictory one (slamming Sega for "abandoning" Genesis owners and Sony for still continuing to support PS2, even though it's just a smooth transition phase). To be honest, today's console war is much more similar to the 16-bit console war (the best console war IMO) since no console had the clear advantage over the other. People who liked sports games gravitated to Sega while people who liked JRPGs and very Japan-esque games went to Nintendo. Aside from those cultural tastes, many of the games were multi-platform and basically the game experience wise. So little were those differences that for the next generation, Sega decided to go mainly for the "hardcore" arcade gamers (as noted in the article) in order to make itself more unique compared to its competitor. Unfortunately, this proved to be Sega's one of the stop points to Sega's eventual downfall. What I truly think right now is that the Saturn may be an inappropriate analogy for this generation, but more applicable the next generation on how Sony manages the PS4 and MS with the 720.
that entire article was full of biased opinions Just look at this one quote: "With the exception of Ratchet and Clank Future, Sony doesn't have any first-party games I want to play this holiday season. In fact, I haven't seen any A+ games on PS3 at all." Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Motorstorm, Unreal Tournament 3 (i know its a timed exclusive, but the 360 wont be getting this game for a while) and i would name the exclusives for next year, but i dont have a year......
Price is definitely a big point, but I guess its justified through the Blu-ray
ms help sega whit the dreamcast and sega lose and stop, from ther ms take over, and mad xbox, if sega was rice in money they will never stop making consoles,nintendo i respect not stopping making consoles even when they lose whit n64 and gamecube, and then wii came out like are star. ps2 is great and ps3 is nice but its was not smart to show cgi movies and say its game grapics. then peopel acpekt more from it-
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