TH: "Here we have seven gaming consoles that we think were the all time epic failures of consoles."
*Sigh* Somehow I knew that would be the first post. No, no PS3 because it is not a failure. Am I the only one that thinks the PS3 and 360 are pretty much even?
I also think they are pretty much even. But you know what? Saying that makes more enemies on here than taking a fanboy position. It just depends on which fanboys are logged on and hating in greater numbers. Lately that has been ps3 fanboys. ...oh wait. It has always been ps3 fanboys.
360 fanboys were also pretty fierce when the PS3 first came out. In the end, fanboyism in defense of ANY console is a folly stance filled with hate and ignorance and the inability to realize that if other consoles didn't exist, our market would be stagnant.
You are very mistaken if you think it's always been ps3 fanboys as the majority here... I would go back a few years where this site was a 360 breeding ground.
The Apple Pippen :P
Ha, I still have my virtual boy....
My uncle has that. We were messing around with it the other day playing Mario Tennis. It was fun but hurt my eyes after awhile.
and Galactic Pinball! those were so much fun. and that jaguar had some great games too. I remember a pig skin game that we played for hours.
Burger Time was the worst adaption of a game ever. In addition, you had to use that motorola brick of a paddle with a disc to move the character....Horrendous.
i still play my intellivision. better than atari, if you ask me. burger time was/is fantastic. in fact, they should release a burger time iPhone app. that'd be sweet.
Meh. The Sega CD doesn't deserve to be on such lists. Sure, 70% of the games were crap, but it had classics like Lunar, Sonic CD and Snatcher.
Add to the list Shining Force, Ecco and Terminator. Well the last one wasn't really great, but had awesome soundtrack.
Sega CD is underrated. It also had Willy Beamish, Rise of the Dragon, Time gal, etc. I think a system is defined by must have exclusives which the Sega CD had it's share of. Definitely doesn't deserve to be on the list. Also don't think the Turbografx deserves to be there. It may not have been great but it was at least decent.
I still own my copy of Willy Beamish I thought I was the only person on the planet who liked that game!
What are taking about the Sega CD belongs near top of the list , its the reason quit buying Sega products.
Of systems that were failures to gamers. The ps2 and xbox both had some very high quality games (ps2 more than the xbox) however unless a certain company picks up their act this gen I can think of one, maybe even two, that have failed gamers... emphasis on gamers.
Xbox 360 It fails in more than 1 way.
They must have been failures because I have never owned any of them. Not that I haven't heard of them, but they did not spark my interest. I have played a virtual boy (mario tennis) and it was only OK. Everything is red, and it doesn't really have much depth. It only looks like it would be virtual reality by the appearance of the console.
the n gage insnt that bad, i won one in sheffield town, it was a tournement on this fps and i won!
The Neo-Geo and the Turbografx-16 are on the list but no CDI, 3DO or Atari 5200? The Game Gear is there, but no Gizmondo?! And since when is the 32X better than the Sega CD?
I had an Atari 5200. It wasn't all that bad aside from not having self-centering joysticks. I don't know what the designer was thinking. But once you got used to using them it wasn't really all that bad. But it severely lacked games, so I agree it was an enormous commercial flop. It was freaking enormous, too. The first model was probably the same size and weight as the original Xbox, and it was completely solid-state electronics. Heh.
Wheres the POS3??? it should be numero uno on this list.lol
Where have you been hiding poco verga ?
well i think this is BS. i've owned numbers 6, 5, 2 and 1 and they all were good in thier own ways. Sonic on the go with the game gear, tomcat alley for the mega cd, the jaguar was superior to anything else at the time and fighting games on the neo geo.
...you know what i'm thinking, do i have to type it!!! ;-D (Yep xBox 1 + ChatBox 360)
I disagree and Agree, I Disagree with the Xbox 1 as a failure, it's was a console that doesn't died, although Microsoft buried it alive :( xbox 360 in other hand I agree a failure in almost every way, and the online is probably only reason that the console it worth mention, for me that is :D @ below, People still play Killzone 2, anyway at least all PS3 owners still get to play all the fresh games unlike you xbox fanboy :(
i used to have an n-gage, it acrually wasnt that bad considering how much of a flop it was - kinda led the way for the psp, seriously i was astounded at how good things looked on it. never used it as a phone tho - you had to speak on it like a retard xD
I think the N-gage opened the door more for the iPhone personally
I love the game gear and the Neo Geo still have and play mine I would add the 3DO and the Phillips CDI to the mix as for the sega cd it was a pioneer for cd based platforms. I would have added the gameboy pocket instead of the Turbo Express I mean a tiny little console the size of a belt buckle that was useless that and the 64DD wich never hit North American shores.
I was expecting the 3DO as well, but it did have some good games like the first need for speed, road rash, super street fighter 2, and samurai showdown...lol and those are the only games i owned
I hate to say this, but it's the same, generic article that has been written by every website in the history of man. There's the ngage, neogeo, virtual boy, I don't see what the big deal is. *shrugs*
These kinds of articles bring out feelings of nostalgia for those of us that have been gaming since the 70's. Even though they're largely the same each time I always enjoy them.
where is xbox 1 ?
HOW was it a failure, exactly?
playstation 2 is still making games. Microsoft abandoned ship on the xbox.
i dont know Mr.Sir Ken_fanboyism but that ChatBox 360 is powering MLGPro and has the most powerful "Console" Online Community of the world. where is your killzone 2?
I don't think Neo Geo should be on the list..I happen to own one that I got at a pawn shop back in 96'..its definitely a collectors item..I have over 10 games..and yes they are very pricey World Heroes cost $250 back in 97'..ok that it
Where's ColecoVision??? The side of the box stated hundreds of games available soon..............still waiting
Colecovision was great. It had the best home version of Donkey Kong at a time when it was practically impossible to bring the quality of the arcade home. My jaw dropped the first time I ever saw it on TV.
I bought the ColecoVision so I could play Akari Warriors.
I really liked the Turbografx 16. It didn't have the appeal of the Genesis or the SNES, maybe. But it had some really great side-scrolling platformers and shooters. And that's when shooters were also side-scrolling. R-Type FTW! The author references Fighting Street, but perhaps what he fails to realize is that Fighting Street was the first attempt at bringing Street Fighter home, and The Turbo had a great home version of Street Fighter II:CE. Oh, and Y's? Was that a knock-off? I was also a fan of the Jaguar, but I didn't buy one until they were discontinued. I got mine for $59 new in box after Atari was already done for and I bought Tempest 2000. I will stand by the statement that Tempest 2000 is perhaps one of the most beautiful and addicting games I've ever played. Of every system on the list these two had the most potential. I still have my Jaguar and I'll pull it out for some Tempest every now and then. I lost my Turbografx in a breakup, but she played it more than me. I've toyed with picking up a secondhand console from time to time, but I have way too much of this stuff laying around.
i had a jaguar and sega cd, and enjoyed them both. jaguar had some good graphics and i believe it was 64 bit, though some say it wasnt. good article
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