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by scotland
March 9th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: 1977 Game System Reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: 1977 Game System Reviews

I found these in a JC Penny "Wishbook" type of catalog from holiday season 1977 about the RCA Studio II

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You may not be able to see, but this is page 4 of a huge catalog, so they were really promoting the Studio II here.
by scotland
March 9th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Toys R Us files Chapter 11
Replies: 42
Views: 2343

Re: Toys R Us files Chapter 11

A deal with Amazon is among the biggest reasons Toys R Us failed: https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/1080389/a-dot-com-era-deal-with-amazon-marked-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-toys-r-us/amp/ Wow - I didn't know about this. Amazon seemed to have an iron focus on gaining marketshare over any sort of...
by scotland
March 9th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Toys R Us files Chapter 11
Replies: 42
Views: 2343

Re: Toys R Us files Chapter 11

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-08/toys-r-us-said-to-be-prepping-liquidation-of-u-s-operations Toys ‘R’ Us Is Prepping to Liquidate Its U.S. Operations D: :( Yeah, end of an era - and to some extent, good riddance to the era of Big Box Store dominating retail. Lots of reasons for To...
by scotland
March 9th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Video Gaming in the News
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Video Gaming in the News

On violence... I believe communication, including games, can influence behavior, but communication doesn't exist in a vacuum, so you'll never be able to get a 1:1 correlation between media and good/bad behavior. That communication can influence behavior is the basis of advertising. Its the basis of...
by scotland
March 7th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Video Gaming in the News
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Video Gaming in the News

There are two topics about video gaming that are making mainstream news media: 1) The World Health Organization is proposing adding a video gaming disorder to its list of diseases - Here is the description: Gaming disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘d...
by scotland
March 4th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Should Nintendo move to all digital downloads
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Should Nintendo move to all digital downloads

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/3/3/17067564/nintendo-switch-games-digital-downloads-zelda-mario-sonic-anniversary

An article from a Switch owner who enjoys the Switch, but thinks that Nintendo should consider going all digital
by scotland
March 4th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Analogue Super Nt
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Analogue Super Nt

I also picked up an SNES Everdrive. Looking forward to these coming in the mail! I will provide updates when the console comes in. This is on my wanted list after getting a lot of use out of the Sega EverDrive. Does it support Super FX games ? If he got the chinese one I've looked at, the answer is...
by scotland
March 4th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Analogue Super Nt
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Analogue Super Nt

Good afternoon VGCers, I decided to go ahead and pick up a Super Nt. For those who don't know, this is a high-end SNES clone that promises to replicate the SNES experience on HDTVs with 100% accuracy. It uses chips that are programmed to imitate the exact functions of the SNES hardware as opposed t...
by scotland
March 2nd, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Design a system for 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Design a system for 1990

the part that caught me was "games costing no more than $100". I'm thinking Phantasy Star at about $70 was the most expensive game of that time, and that was pretty rare. For $300, I was thinking of ripping on the PC Engine - battery save, composite video out, use ROM cartridges so you cou...
by scotland
March 2nd, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: D.R.O.D.?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: D.R.O.D.?

I haven't played it, but it sounds like a lot of fun

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