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6 of these are really recent. That's not a good sign. But you notice what it says near the end of the last one. The thing about the NES. Yeah, no gamer has the right to say Nintendo sucks ever again!
Xbone only number 5? Hmm I'd rank that number one in terms of significance. Was the 1983 thing really that bad? I wasn't even born then so this is the first I've even heard of it.
I've heard of it, and yes I would rate that 1983 at number 1.
Video gaming itself nearly died out. Yes, the 1983 gaming crash was bad.
No the 1983 thing was NOT bad at all. Im still scratching my head about that one.... I was doing PC gaming on the Apple II, IIc and IIe as well as the Intellisvion console, Atari and Collecovision. You had SO much content you couldn't even play it all.
There was a lot of content, but it was all really bad and was sold at a high price. This caused people to lose faith in the videogame industry and stop buying as many games and consoles. In turn, videogaming nearly died out. All those games you were playing were probably a lot worse than you remember them being. There were very little good games coming out during that period.
I owned a 3DO. That was a disaster.
Should have known Maria would throw up an article with the word "xbone" in the title.
That is the correct Abbreviation tho Xb(xbox) one(1) Xbone
Xbone reveal should probably be a little higher. The event's surrounding that thing were increasingly bizarre. From Adam Orth all the way until Matrick places his foot in his mouth. The worst part is how fanboys have already forgotten what MS tried to do to them. I don't even think the WiiU belongs on this list. It's here because people are slaves to the moment. There's far worse things out there than a bad launch lineup. Red Ring...is right where it should be. It's one of the worst issues to hit gaming and turned a potentially great console into the worst console ever built. And before anyone tries to disagree, name another console that didn't work at launch...
No mention of the vita. The only reason I'm keeping hold of it is for the ps4. And I give credit to Microsoft for the way they dealt with the rrod. Mine broke twice within 4 years and both times I had it back within 5 days even after the extended 3 year warranty had expired. On disk dlc anybody?
Vita? A disaster? You feeling ok? Man I remember the launch of the NES well. It literally was a revolution. Atari gaming was nearly dead, w/ ppl still playing Adventure, Pitfall and Yars Revenge for the millionth time just to get a fix. Then NINTENDO came along with the home version of Mario Bros and Kung Fu and Exitebike and the new videogame era began with a BANG. Good stuff
Still own my NES and Zelda was the best thing ever at the time.
His "opinion" on number 1 is SO not true. Man, we had so many choices in gaming back then it was unreal. I still own my Intellivision console. Friends had the Atari and Colecovision. There was just so many choices in games you never could get enough. The RROD is by far a "facutal" greatest disaster in console history.
I agree with the list 100% We did have Atari and Coleco, but in 1984 there was no awesome selction anymore. Name 1 blockbuster game that came along in the 2 preceding years before the NES launch. I cant even think of one. We were all playing games that were years old, or Commodore games. Console gaming was for all intents, dead. I was playing Atari and Coleco too for sure, but the games were all backlogs and old faves. There was nothing fresh and new, and the new games, like ET, were garbage. Commodore had all the good new games, not Atari and Coleco at that time. It was time for a change and a new player.
It's all good. I go by this rule. Back when we were young teenagers and long long before the Internet. We did not know company stocks and market shares. But what we did know and did see was countless video games of all types. Yes, Atari had so many it seemed damn endless. It was like every garage sale had them, Sears, K-mart,etc,etc. We would have shoe boxes full of them and yes many did suck, lol. But again, no way at 12, 13 years old would we think of the video game world crashing and before we knew it, the NES landed and it was like continuing on. So no way in hell is that worse then 3 years of hell XBox onwers went through.... Not even close. Btw, I still have ET, lol... god I hated that game. But 30 years later nothing has changed at all. There are still countless games that suck and do very poorly. http://i1199.photobucket.co... http://i1199.photobucket.co... Tron Deadly Disc one of my favorite games in 1982. Got the new one for the PS3 and it totally sucks.... http://i29.photobucket.com/... http://i29.photobucket.com/... Also related, did you see a company out of Canada is paying to go down and dig the site to where the games were said to have been put? That should be interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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