That Gaming Site Writes: "Hopefully console manufacturers learn from the their mistakes, here's a short list of poor hardware choices from gaming's past."
Had Sega not done so many add ons maybe they could still be in this console race with support from both consumers and developers. Plus odds are Sonic would have been good too! :p
The add ons themselves wasn't the biggest problem, the bigger problem was the ABANDONMENT of their addons and the Saturn. But the "abandonment" wasn't the BIGGEST problem. The biggest problem was the PS2. Dreamcast was doing pretty descent for a while, but lo and behold, Sony's mere mention of the then upcomming PS2 was enough to nearly stop Dreamcast sales right in its tracks. Sega even price dropped it to $150 and eventually $99...but even that didn't help, sadly. Dreamcast died and Sega abandoned the Dreamcast. :(
lol jaguar cd
Nintendo 64 DD Now that was silly.
Actually you know how much people love OOT right? N64 DD could have expanded that game, its a shame. Its just clumsy >_>
Amongst all these I would say that the Sega Saturn was okay for what it was. My sister owned one and don't know if it still works or not, but it was a fun system for what it was back then. Although the controller felt awkward in my hands. Think the biggest mistake was trying to keep the Genesis alive as much as possible rather than carrying on. It seems similar to a company that leeches off it's best selling franchise and tries to keep it alive for as long as possible.
...could you imagine Nintendo and Sony as one giant gaming company? Holy **** that would be epic. :D
Nintendo first party games and Sony first party games on the same console? Yes, pl0x.
xabmol doesn't like games?!
I play games like ICO(TRICO OMG!!), GoW, Uncharted, J&D, and MGS. Not Mario #37, Mario Party #12, Zelda #17, Wii Fit, Cooking Mama, or Boom Blox. The Wii is a toy. PS3 is a gaming console. I sold my Wii to buy real games.
I wonder why he didn't add faulty hardware to the list. He have wrote how the ps1 hardware went through 5 revisions in less than a year. Then he could have made fun of how the ps2 and the XBOX 360 followed its history or issues to harware.
Perfect Dark didn't require the Expansion pack to play. It was required to play, if you wanted computers with 2-4 players and better graphics. But you were able to play the game without it. And plus the number of bots you could play with in 1 game was increased.
Have you tried PD with no expansion pack? The resolution would be really small on screen. At least thats the effect I got, I needed it else you couldn't see a damn.
Perfect Dark only recommended the ram upgrade for better graphics. I still have my N64 hooked up to a little TV in one of the rooms for the kids to play. lol N64 is nearly indestructible....A nuclear blast could go off and the N64 might still power up.....wouldn't play PERFECT DARK anymore though....and btw...I'd still have to blow on the cartridges too. :P You get a bubble Tarmgar for bringing back good memories.
Yes, yes, those were great memories. I missed the wholesome nature of dang Vengeful Sim. He would only go after the ones who killed him lol.
I remember getting a Sega 32X for christmas one year, with Virtua Fighter, Virtua Racing Deluxe, Star Wars Arcade and Doom. Probably the biggest waste of money ever. People should thank their lucky stars that we find ourselves with 3 machines out there now that are great in their own ways, and not a waste of space like the 32x was
mine never worked for some reason. I still cry about it to this day.
that was a pretty good read.
Add ons are okai, as long they are supported like it would be a standard to the system. The BS-X add on for snes was kinda ahead of its time. To bad it never got the CD add on from sony. I never owned addons except for the n64 expansion pack. All my consoles were add-on free. cool rread
Nintendo had stayed with sony it would have been great!!!
No thanks. Because likely, we wouldn't have had all the PS1, PS2, and PS3 games we have today. Sony built its 17 dev houses to bring its own games to its own systems in order to not only maximize its profits, but seemingly to put out some of the the best titles known in the video game industry. If Sony never had it's own system in the first place, Sony would never have developed all of its game houses and we wouldn't be better off for it.
How the hell would you know? Those 2 companies combining their strengths could have brought master pieces as well. Perhaps different titles, but sure they would be full of quality. Nintendo wouldn't be the same either, in fact things could have been much much better for both of them. But you could be right, just saying that you wouldn't know how it would go. Anything could have happened.
Necessity spurs invention. Sony Created the dearth of their titles out from the necessity to feed their PS1, PS2, and now PS3 consoles. Sony might still have had some games...but nothing to the degree that they have now. Besides, both companies seemed to have done just fine without each other. This is not an experiment that I would have liked to see happen.
Sony making the Ps3. Biggest mistake they ever made they should of just stopped at the Ps2 and only just make games for the 360 that way all gamers would be happy.
PS2 Won hands down last gen why would they stop after a huge success!What they could have done was not put blu ray in the ps3 so that they didnt make a loss on every unit sold!but i think putting blu ray was a good idea!making games for 360 is just stupid!
How is that a mistake?
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