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Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by ExedExes Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:19 pm

From Gamasutra. It should be worth your time, it has a lot of "did you know" moments. The reason it failed apparently wasn't all the fault of NEC's US branch.
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:10 am

Just turned off the PC Engine Duo. The TurboGrafx-16 is a permanent fixture to my television. Long live NEC.
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by IrishNinja Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:26 am

awesome article, thanks OP!
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by flojocabron Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:51 am

just finished reading it.

So sad that they couldn't market it better.

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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by TSTR Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:12 am

This article is a great read. It's sad, because I certainly remember the TG-16 existing as a kid. Yet, we (my group of peers) all thought it was this weird, esoteric thing with no games of which to speak in comparison to the Genesis and SNES--that is if some of us had even heard of it at all. The only game I can specifically recall hearing about was Bonk. I suppose that's a testament to the poor marketing.
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:27 am

I like they linked to a Racketboy post in the article.

TSTR wrote:because I certainly remember the TG-16 existing as a kid. Yet, we (my group of peers) all thought it was this weird, esoteric thing with no games of which to speak in comparison to the Genesis and SNES


Same. For me it existed within this vague group of "failed consoles" along with the Jaguar, CD-I, 3DO, etc... I never even saw a TG16 until 2010 or so.

I watch YouTube videos of these guys like the Happy Console Gamer talking about how they bought a Turbo CD at launch or some shit. Blows my mind. Talk about being ahead of the game haha.
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by ExedExes Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:38 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I like they linked to a Racketboy post in the article.

I didn't see that, what page was it on?

I liked the Computer Chronicles episode they threw in there.

Sega guy: We got Michael Jackson and Mickey Mouse.
NEC guy: We got YS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*everyone's 1990 mind is blown*
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by darsparx Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:41 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Just turned off the PC Engine Duo. The TurboGrafx-16 is a permanent fixture to my television. Long live NEC.



I think we all know why :lol:
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:01 pm

ExedExes wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I like they linked to a Racketboy post in the article.

I didn't see that, what page was it on?


http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2 ... php?page=2

Scroll down to the Kato & Ken part.
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Re: Article on TurboGrafx-16 25th Anniversary

by samsonlonghair Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:20 pm

Interesting article. Turbografx had so many missteps. I guess it's easy to spot these problems in hindsight, but if any of us were in their shoes, could we have done better?
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