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When Does a Console Die?

by SirPsycho Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Well I haven't posted in here in awhile due to more hours at work and prepping for a move, its about time to change that.

Anyway I've been working on a blog post for the last month or so and didn't want it to be too long. The question I asked myself is when is a console considered dead?

Most of us will probably answer this as 'When the last unit actually dies' but I centered my argument around the homebrew community. So what are your thoughts and opinions?

You can read my blog post right here: http://whydidiplaythis.wordpress.com/
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by pierrot Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Never. They live on in the hearts of gamers everywhere.

Except maybe the game.com or Nokia N-gage. No one wants those things cluttering up their basements, much less their hearts.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Zodd Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:29 pm

In my opinion, a console die when the graphical design or game design of the console is no longer supported.

The vectrex is the only gaming console, in my opinion, that has truly died because vector graphics is no longer utilized as a graphical output for video games.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by SirPsycho Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:32 pm

Zodd wrote:In my opinion, a console die when the graphical design or game design of the console is no longer supported.

The vectrex is the only gaming console, in my opinion, that has truly died because vector graphics is no longer utilized as a graphical output for video games.


That's a unique one. I haven't that one before and its quite interesting.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by brandman Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:07 pm

Zodd wrote:In my opinion, a console die when the graphical design or game design of the console is no longer supported.

The vectrex is the only gaming console, in my opinion, that has truly died because vector graphics is no longer utilized as a graphical output for video games.


Wait, aren't vector graphics just 3D graphics? I remember Vector Man on the Genesis/Mega Drive got his name due to the dev team doing the graphics the way Rare did DKC.

Anyways, this is when a console dies:

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Something touched me deep inside
the day
the Game Boy
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WAIT nevermind. It's okay guys, it can still play Tetris!
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by MrPopo Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:21 pm

Vector Man actually had nothing vector-based in it. It was just a cool name.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Zodd Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:22 pm

brandman wrote:Wait, aren't vector graphics just 3D graphics? I remember Vector Man on the Genesis/Mega Drive got his name due to the dev team doing the graphics the way Rare did DKC.


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Vector graphics are no longer supported as a standard visual output
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by flojocabron Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:33 pm

Your thread title got my MSpaint skills going :roll:

here, have a pic!

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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by AznKhmerBoi Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:18 pm

Usually the ones with moving parts die the fastest. Most cartridge base console overall out live their cd base counterparts.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by MrPopo Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:27 pm

Old consoles never die, they just fade away.
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