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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Sano Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:01 pm

I don't think any console necessarily dies, especially if there is a retro market for the system/games. :mrgreen:
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Hatta Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:50 pm

A console dies when it doesn't power on anymore.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by BurningDoom Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:38 pm

Hatta wrote:A console dies when it doesn't power on anymore.


:lol:

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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Hobie-wan Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:21 pm

Hatta wrote:A console dies when it doesn't power on anymore.


That just means it need a few minutes in surgery.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by AppleQueso Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:46 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
Hatta wrote:A console dies when it doesn't power on anymore.


That just means it need a few minutes in surgery.


What if someone bathed the entire thing in chlorine?
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by nightrnr Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:18 am

AppleQueso wrote:What if someone bathed the entire thing in chlorine?

Yeah, that would probably do it.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by oxymoron Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:48 am

When this happens.

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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by RCBH928 Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:59 am

Joke's aside , I think a console dies when you can no longer find games/accessories/the console itself in common stores. I also think its dead when games are no longer are released for the system . Ex.. I can go to any store and still find Wii/Wii games, I would still consider it alive for now but if I want Dreamcast games , I will not find it in my local Walmart(most likely).

There will always be communities and hobbyists . There are a community out there that collects LaserDiscs, but I won't call the LaserDisc format a "live" one.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by casterofdreams Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:17 pm

elmagicochrisg wrote:No Xbox One jokes?...

I don't have one but it got me thinking: is the oXbox really dead in the sense that you can't buy a new unit in stores anymore? Technically all units of the Xbox 360 can play a couple hundred oXbox games. Games aren't being made but if you still have a disc or your original unit finally dies out you can just go to any retail place and buy a 360 assuming your game is on the list: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbo ... inal-games

Just a random thought.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by nightrnr Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:41 pm

casterofdreams wrote:
elmagicochrisg wrote:No Xbox One jokes?...

I don't have one but it got me thinking: is the oXbox really dead in the sense that you can't buy a new unit in stores anymore? Technically all units of the Xbox 360 can play a couple hundred oXbox games. Games aren't being made but if you still have a disc or your original unit finally dies out you can just go to any retail place and buy a 360 assuming your game is on the list: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbo ... inal-games

Just a random thought.

I don't trust 'em. It doesn't play all games and/or has glitches in some games. Plus, I tried updating a friend's 360 so he could play Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders and it still can't play the game, even though it's on the list.
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