Gimme Gimme Games writes about the many similarities between how Microsoft handled the Xbox One reveal and how Sega handled the Saturn in the 90's.
still one of my favorite systems. Has probably some of the best shmups and arcade fighter conversions for its time. It was a great 2D powerhouse in the time of the birth of 3D. to me the closest comparison the xb1 and saturn have is their pricing announcement. Sega announced saturn at $399 and sony announced the PS1 at $299. Fast forward to today and MS announces the XB1 at $499 and sony announces the PS4 at $399. that's really all there is to draw a comparison because unlike the Saturn, the XB1 will be easy to develop for much like the PS4.
Panzer Dragoon, I loved it.
Saturn was the boss when it came to 2D fighters. If only they had released the RAM expansions earlier on in its life-cycle. :/ The only console to have a 1st party pad with a 6 button layout and an awesome d-pad, it was perfect for these types of games. I'm based in the UK and I remember seeing announcements for games like DOA and X-Men Vs. Streetfighter in the official magazine only to see they wouldn't be getting a PAL release. This happened with like 90% of the games released towards the end of its lifecycle. But it went out with a bang with Burning Rangers and Dragon Force, think those were the last major releases before Sega binned it, sad times.
Agree, price is the only significant problem but it is a BIG problem. Like the article said they have to convice people to buy a more expensive console that is less powerful. Had the xbox one been $399, it would be competitive but $499 is game over imo
Sega didn't work with developers, and rushed the Saturn out to store shelves. The developers had not even gotten dev kits yet.
Bingo we have a winner. I know Sega wishes they could turn back the clock.
So, can't wait for the One to release this summer unexpectedly and months in advance without any information released. Good times.
It reminds me more of the Phillips CD-I. The whole all in 1 entertainment system thing.
Not even close to the same situation.
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LOL, do you know what is the difference between those consoles like the Saturn and the Xbox One is. 1. The maker of those consoles didn't have MS backing them up with $$$, marketing, and securing games. 2. They don't have the software anywhere close to the Xbox One lineup in its first year: Apple and Orange here.
Yeah, it pays to throw around money in an industry that you don't belong in. #microsoft
Yes, because Sony had a huuuuuuge gaming pedigree before the first Playstation.
With games like these in the first year alone, please MS, just continue to do what you do best, throw those Benjamins around. :) 1. Human Element: 2015 2. Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6:Patriots :2013 3.Watch Dogs: 11/22/13 4.Star Wars 1313: TBC 5.Destiny: 2014 6. Beyond Good & Evil: 2014 7. Dragon Age III:Inquisistion: 2014 8. Cyberpunk 2077: 2015 9. The Witcher 3: 2014 10.Whore of the Orient: TBA 11. Thief: 2014 12. Battlefield 4: 10/25/13 13. Assassin's Creed 4 10/29/13 U.S. 14. Halo Xbox One: TBA 15. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014:9/20/13 16. Sniper Elite 3: 2014 17. Lords of the Fallen: 2014 18. Metal Gear Solid:Ground Zeroes: 2014 19.COD:Ghosts: 11/5/13 20. Wolfenstein: The New Order: 12/13 21. Forza Motorsport 5: 11/13 22. Quantum Break: 2014 23. RYSE: Son Of Rome: 11/13 24. FIFA 14: 9/13 25. Dying Light: 2014 26. Titanfall: 2014 27. Lococycle: 11/13 28. Dead Rising 3: 11/13 29. Sunset Overdrive: TBA 30. Killer Instinct: 11/13 31.Project Spark: TBA 32. Minecraft Xbox One Edition: 11/13 33. Max and the Curse of Brotherhood: 11/13 34. Crimson Dragon: TBA 35. Below: TBA 36. Kinect Sports Rivals: 11/13 37. D4: TBA 38. Tom Clancy's The Division: 2014 39. The Crew: 2014 40. Mirror's Edge: when it's ready 41. Zoo Tycoon: TBA 42. EA Sports UFC: 43. NBA Live 2014: Fall 2014 44. Madden NFL 25: Late 2013 45. Final Fantasy 15: 2014 46. Kindom Hearts 3: 2014
@no limit Ok now take out all the ones that will also be on PS.Not so great ehh?
I don't know about you, but these exclusives seems super to me thus far. That is even before Black Tusk Studio, Lionhead, Epic, Team Osaka show their games yet. ;) Below Crimson Dragon Dead Rising 3 D4 Forza Motorsport 5 Halo Killer Instinct Kinect Sports Rivals Quantum Break Ryse: Son of Rome Sunset Overdrive Project Spark Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Fantasia: Music Evolved LocoCycle Titanfall Zoo Tycoon
Depends on how you look at it, but your second point is moot. Back when the Saturn was around, gaming was still pretty young (it released around the same time as the original PlayStation). Needless to say, there wasn't as much popularity, money or interest back then to really make that applicable.
Remember when some developer back in 2007 was refering to PS3 as "3D0." Times have changed. #PS4
Remember when some people said they'd never pay to play mutli player online games on a console. Remember those people that laughed at others for paying to play online? Times have changed. #DealWithIt
Remember when comments on video game forums were completely related to the topic in every way, and nobody was an opportunistic goblin in the shadows?
Remember those times xbox fanboys said HD-DVD would kill Blu Ray and wasnt needed? Fast forward and BAM M$ is using BLU Ray. The difference between your online play and ours.Is where getting rewarded to play online witb free games,Betas,discounts etc.and mot everything is locked behind a paywall.Oh and not all games require PS+ to play online.oh and i can still watch netflix without havibg PS+.
I don't remember any of that lol. Who are these "people" who said they would never pay to play? What are you talking about lol.... Are you mad at me, or Sony? #WhoIsThisGuy
Remember when rumble in a controller was last gen and not needed? Remember how party chat wasn't wanted. Ya... lot's of things are different this new gen.
I loved my Saturn. Panzer Dragoon Saga, Dragon Force, Bug, Shining Force 3, all awesome games, R.I.P. Sega
So, that means MS is console after the XB1 would be their last, wee, good riddance, they've done nothing but ruin gaming with their recent actions
Can't wait looking forward to Xbox one launch day
Saying the XboxOne is doing an impression of Sega Saturn is an insult to Sega Saturn. Sega Saturn did not have spying cameras and ways in restricting its users in lending and reselling their games.
I looked at the picture and to me it sad SOS xD Damn they need help xD
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