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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by Mad_Hatter Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:25 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:OK...these are the best looking consoles in no particular order...

Atari 7800
Atari VCS
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Mattel Intellivision
Microsoft Xbox One X
Nintendo GameCube
Sega Dreamcast
Sony PSX
Sony PS3 Slim
Sony PS4

The Sega Saturn is nowhere to be found...(It’d probably be number 11, though. It IS a good looking console.)


PS4 classic but the full matte (not the glossy) is my #2.
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by Ack Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:41 pm

I was always partial to the Atari 2600 Vader model. Something about its aesthetic is both retrofuturistic and imposing. It's the nihilistic cyberpunk game console we deserve.
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by Jagosaurus Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 pm

Model 1 is still my favorite. I like the oval buttons, glossy front top plate, and larger LEDs.

Here's a good image of many of the other models, car GPS with LCD included

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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by stickem Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:01 pm

I'd throw the Panasonic 3do in there somewhere, love the slick looking top. Looks alot better than it plays lol.
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by Mad_Hatter Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:17 pm

Black Japanese Dreamcast is probably better, but was neve easily obtainable. I usually just contain non-limited editions in these kind of rankings.

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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by samsonlonghair Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:20 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:OK...these are the best looking consoles in no particular order...

Atari 7800
Atari VCS
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Mattel Intellivision
Microsoft Xbox One X
Nintendo GameCube
Sega Dreamcast
Sony PSX
Sony PS3 Slim
Sony PS4

The Sega Saturn is nowhere to be found...(It’d probably be number 11, though. It IS a good looking console.)

Did you just throw the names of consoles into a hat and pick them at random?
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by marurun Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:33 am

I think my favorite console hardware designs are:
  • Black, round-button Saturn
  • Skeleton Saturn
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  • PC-Engine Engine Duo
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  • Sega Genesis Model 1
  • Atari woodgrain 2600
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:05 am

samsonlonghair wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:OK...these are the best looking consoles in no particular order...

Atari 7800
Atari VCS
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Mattel Intellivision
Microsoft Xbox One X
Nintendo GameCube
Sega Dreamcast
Sony PSX
Sony PS3 Slim
Sony PS4

The Sega Saturn is nowhere to be found...(It’d probably be number 11, though. It IS a good looking console.)

Did you just throw the names of consoles into a hat and pick them at random?


Nope! :lol: These are the best looking consoles. The Intellivision is particularly sexy...
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by Jagosaurus Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:52 am

I definitely like the Saturn. Prefer model 1 as stated. Agree the skeleton SS is super clean.

Ignore the CD... but to anyone who has owned an Atari Jaguar in person, they look really nice. That matte black... dark grey?... with the bright, contrasting red logo, power button, & LED. It's a low profile machine. Looks really nice in the entertainment center IMO between the small profile, color scheme, and curves & vents aesthetics.

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No cart slot dust cover isn't smart so I always left a game in. That said, not worrying about flaps changed the design look.

I'm not a big fan of the exposed PCB pins in back for video connections. But not a big deal once you have anything other than RF hooked up.

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Doesn't beat the Saturn, but very high on my list. Am I alone here!?
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Re: Sega Saturn is still the best looking console

by Jagosaurus Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:33 am

My list would probably go:
- Model 1 Saturn
- Original Turbo Duo (dark, not "r")
- Jaguar
- Model 1 "High Definition" Genesis
- Panasonic FZ-1 3DO

Ok, no love for my Jaguar :lol:? What if the white color scheme (later used for dental technology, true story) had been used. I love this look too:

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Now... this grey + teal color scheme controller WAS officially released for the Atari computer line up (different pin connector):

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