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by scotland
April 30th, 2015, 6:38 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Criticize Nintendo Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 9433

Re: The Criticize Nintendo Thread

To him, just the fact that it's Nintendo would be enough to validate it and make any comparisons to similar things from competitors that he regularly criticized, totally irrelevant, invalid, and obviously not the same thing as Nintendo is doing. Saw that time and again as Nintendo proceeded to foll...
by scotland
April 30th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 5746

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

... This allowed Nintendo pretty much open space with no competition...from 1984 to 1986, I could see why people thought video games were dead. It seemed like computers just took over gaming, not unlike cell phones today took over dedicated GPS systems. At the time, it seemed prudent to buy a compu...
by scotland
April 29th, 2015, 6:43 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 5746

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

Some more guesses about why a competitor to the NES did not develop in the mid 80s. The mid 80s in America was seeing a disillusionment not just of video games, but of the promise of computers. Maybe families were over promised that computers would let them organize their information, pay their taxe...
by scotland
April 29th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1499

Re: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

what about this for a lesson: Game systems are for Games Microsoft is a big company, competing in more markets than video games. We gamers looked for an Xbox 720 video game system, but after probably years of work, MS unveils not the 720 but the One. The Xbox One was a living room control center and...
by scotland
April 28th, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1499

Re: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

Microsoft has thankfully righted it's wrongs and a decent console is emerging... a terrible launch can be turned around if you respond and act quick enough. If the theorem is that a solid console can overcome a poor launch, the corollary is that gamers dont hold a grudge if the product is solid and...
by scotland
April 28th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 5746

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

We were rabid for games and Nintendo Power increased the frenzy. This is why I like these forums too. You grew up on the NES, someone else on the Playstation, someone else on the 2600, etc. Its nice to hear about the systems that really created a passion for people. Sut obviously loves his Speccy, ...
by scotland
April 28th, 2015, 3:26 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Review Spotlight
Replies: 19
Views: 1393

Re: Review Spotlight

I think I changed it from Review Spotlight to Review Flashback a few months back. Thanks for returning it to "Review Spotlight", as Flashback now makes me think of the AT Games units or something else from the 1960s of which we do not speak. This feature is still pretty lost on the mobile...
by scotland
April 28th, 2015, 11:25 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1499

Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

We are well into the 8th generation now as the current generation. Since we now have at least one company talking about a 9th generation console (The Nintendo NX), it seems we've come far enough to talk about 8th generation launch. Now its the middle game for this generation. Nintendo announced the ...
by scotland
April 28th, 2015, 7:26 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Criticize Nintendo Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 9433

Re: The Criticize Nintendo Thread

How about the WiiU controller situation? I am never going to be a fan of the bundles with just one WiiU gamepad, but now that Smash Bros is out, we have people using the WiiU Gamepad, older Wii motes and nunchuck to have any other members of the family play the family system, the WiiU pro controller...
by scotland
April 27th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 5746

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

The nationwide release was September 1986. In early '86 it was in only big cities. So, I think the 1 million sales figure (for '86)actually is impressive ... I think you're underestimating the launch titles. They had basically every sport available and Excite Bike. And people liked Duck Hunt, espec...

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