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Hobie-wan
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Re: I wrote to SNK in 1991 and they responded

by Hobie-wan Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:57 pm

General_Norris wrote:
Valkyrie-Favor wrote:Did Sega and Nintendo actually discourage renting of their consoles back then?

In Japan renting games was banned after pressure from the game industry. I know Nintendo was very heavily involved in the lobbying but I don't know about Sega.


I missed this earlier in the thread.

If you look at Japanese games, some of the older ones specifically say that rental is prohibited on them.
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Re: I wrote to SNK in 1991 and they responded

by Toktogul Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:22 am

Yea. there is a way around it thought.
Some shops like Geo are advertising that if you bring back new released games after 7 days from buying it, they will give your money back, minus 10$.

A lot of people just rush through the games, and surely enough, a week or so after release there is already a tons of used games for 5$ less than the brand new game.

no renting, but it sounds pretty similar.
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Re: I wrote to SNK in 1991 and they responded

by Retrogamer0001 Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:33 am

What a guy...I bet he was the life of every party. I didn't know a single person who had a NG growing up and I still have yet to meet someone who has one today. That's the Real Deal.
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Re: I wrote to SNK in 1991 and they responded

by shallowgamer Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:26 pm

Retrogamer0001 wrote:What a guy...I bet he was the life of every party. I didn't know a single person who had a NG growing up and I still have yet to meet someone who has one today. That's the Real Deal.


Sounds like you need to get yourself a Neo then. :)

I took the plunge 20 years after the fact.
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Re: I wrote to SNK in 1991 and they responded

by arcadifvid Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:25 am

20 years later i still can't afford a neo.
a neo CD maybe, but i love carts!

im a weenie damit
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Re: I wrote to SNK in 1991 and they responded

by shallowgamer Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:23 am

arcadifvid wrote:20 years later i still can't afford a neo.
a neo CD maybe, but i love carts!

im a weenie damit


Just take the money you were going to spend on this current generation of consoles, and you'd have a nice collection. Revisit the current generation 3 years from now when everything is much cheaper.
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