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    It's seriously on my bucket list to someday...

    It's seriously on my bucket list to someday acquire a sealed copy of an expensive game, and record a video of me opening it.
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    I'd never heard of him until recently myself. In...

    I'd never heard of him until recently myself. In a nutshell, he's a blowhard with shitty opinions who got hired by The Atlantic to write shitty opinion pieces. But then he got fired after just a...
  3. It came out in Japan in December of 1997. It...

    It came out in Japan in December of 1997. It needn't take quite that long.



    No, not at all. Perhaps I should have responded to fewer things, to be clearer what my main point is. The only point...
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    It's strange seeing so much hyperventilating over...

    It's strange seeing so much hyperventilating over the Kevin Williamson thing. Or maybe I just need to get off the internet.
  5. That ad campaign was promoting software, not...

    That ad campaign was promoting software, not hardware. He just took out ads for some games they were releasing, they didn't really highlight the Saturn. A portion of it advertised Sega PC releases. A...
  6. Thanks for finding that old thread. But yeah,...

    Thanks for finding that old thread. But yeah, looking at that chart, the first three months of 1997 were bad, but April through November were so close to zero that the plot points are touching the...
  7. Yes, absolutely. It may even have been more than...

    Yes, absolutely. It may even have been more than half of all Saturns sold in the US. So, after seeing what works, wouldn't you try to do something similar again? That is, if your objective was...
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    It has changed in one major sense, though. In the...

    It has changed in one major sense, though. In the late 2000s, 80s nostalgia was all the rage and the 70s stuff was over. Today in the late 2010s, 90s nostalgia is everywhere, but people also still...
  9. It's not difficult to not sell something if...

    It's not difficult to not sell something if that's your intent. By constraining supply or distribution you can make sales dry up very fast. Don't get me wrong, there's no proof. We're not privy to...
  10. You're pointing out extremely low sales under...

    You're pointing out extremely low sales under Stolar as if that's not part of my point. Yes, sales were stagnant under Stolar, because he wasn't trying to sell the system. At no point was he making a...
  11. How could they effectively spend their resources...

    How could they effectively spend their resources on a console well before it existed? They didn't really. Game development isn't really the issue. Sega of America was not hard at work developing a...
  12. The Netlink didn't sell because it was supposed...

    The Netlink didn't sell because it was supposed to be a competitor to WebTV, but WebTV itself was kind of a flop. Many had predicted that it would rapidly gain popularity and spur a whole new market...
  13. I've never been clear on how killing the Saturn...

    I've never been clear on how killing the Saturn so early was done in order to move on to the Dreamcast. There was basically a two year gap in between. I get that they'd had too many platforms and all...
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    This doesn't prove anything, but it's worth...

    This doesn't prove anything, but it's worth noting that the print ads for the game noted all three versions, which suggests that they were released at the same time or close to it. Not true of the...
  15. Thread: Bilingual?

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    I only really speak English. US education and...

    I only really speak English. US education and culture don't encourage bilingualism if English is your first language. I know small amounts of Spanish, French, and Japanese, but not enough to have a...
  16. When Phantasy Star II was released, it came with...

    When Phantasy Star II was released, it came with a guide, which has maps of every dungeon. I don't know if that's also true in Japan, but the game plays better with the guide IMO. It feels like it...
  17. Enemy Zero and D2 are both great games.

    Enemy Zero and D2 are both great games.
  18. I don't think "Gamecube = meh" is an unpopular...

    I don't think "Gamecube = meh" is an unpopular opinion.

    Speaking of Nintendo consoles, the Wii library has a lot of good stuff and the internet's collective hate-boner for it was never justified.
  19. Bring back the phone booths.

    Bring back the phone booths.
  20. I've only touched the first one but I did not...

    I've only touched the first one but I did not like what I played and saw. The gameplay is very formulaic and uninteresting. It feels like the mere concept behind it is the only thing that carries the...
  21. FF7's graphics did not "age poorly"; those...

    FF7's graphics did not "age poorly"; those character models looked lame as fuck in 1997.

    Sprung really wasn't that bad of a game and the writing had its moments.

    Marc Ecko's Getting Up:...
  22. Nobody talks about it anymore but I really liked...

    Nobody talks about it anymore but I really liked Feel the Magic and its sequel.
  23. Thread: Botched Ports

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    How much memory would you actually need to play...

    How much memory would you actually need to play both music and sound effects? Were games from circa 1992 aimed at running on a stock Amiga 1000 or something?
  24. Thread: Botched Ports

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    Yeah, TMNT is a joke too. I don't know why so...

    Yeah, TMNT is a joke too. I don't know why so many Amiga games bent over backwards to use one fire button, at the expense of even supporting two buttons. Two button joysticks may not have been...
  25. Thread: Botched Ports

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    Battletoads (Amiga) - This is pretty pathetic. It...

    Battletoads (Amiga) - This is pretty pathetic. It only has one control option, which uses one button. Press up to jump, even in the belt-scroll type stages with four way movement. It just doesn't...
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