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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:15 pm

Edge Magazine made a wild prediction as to the PlayStation in January 1994

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Or alternatively it could be white and fall to bit in 6 months? Hindsight eh?

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Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:08 am

I want more pix!

I love concept art!!! I prob shouldn't say this but I saw a mock-up (as I remember it was not just a shell) of the Nintendo PlayStation. It was the most horrible looking thing you ever saw. I'm pretty sure it was just a development model for the hardware but it was a box with a smaller rectangular one on top. All white, which most development boxes are BTW, the little box on top came off so you could insert a SNES cart. I don't recall if they kept the CD-caddy system, I just remember the loading mechanism was in the front not on top. I love Nintendo but the thing was stupid.

PS. It also had a LCD readout, but on the top.
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Post by BryWI » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:14 am

Wanna know something funny? I know i have stated in the past that my release day ps2 still works and works great. I Still have a working refurbished SCPH-1001. lol. This however does not work great. The cd motor is loud and i have to play games with it on it's side or FMV skips. fun fun. thankfully my ps2 still works so i dont have to worry about my ps1 crappin out. That was the whole reason I bought a ps2, that and i didnt have a DVD player at the time.

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:57 am

Wow I remember that issue :shock:

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:34 am

It's amazing. The 3DO was out in America and Japan(?) and it was going to be another 8 months before we in the UK got hold of it. And the Playstation didn't exist. Neither the Saturn or The Jaguar.

I still reckon 1993/1994/1995 was the most exciting times for gaming.

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Post by WindowsKiller » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:13 pm

Quagmire wrote:Wow I remember that issue :shock:
Hehe, that's one of those ambiguous sentences that makes me glad that English isn't my mother tongue. :lol:

What "issue" are you refering to? The issue that BryWI has with his PS1 or the issue of the Edge magazine?

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:47 pm

Spoken english is cram packed full of those isn't it? Mrs 3DOkid moans all the time about the language, it's lack of clarity and its heavy reliance on context.

...but then, I only spotted it when you mentioned it. He meant the magazine :) (I reckon)

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Post by BryWI » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:15 pm

ha. That ps1 problem was a major issue though. That was the offical solution too lol.

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Post by cybdmn » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:04 pm

That is a common SONY Problem. Many of the first released Playstations had those CD drive problems. The same goes for some series of the slim line Playstation 2 here in europe. I heard, that the Playstation 3 suffers from problems like this too.
I can remember, that many SONY CD Players bought by friends of mine, where the drive died step by step after 2 years.

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:45 pm

...but then, I only spotted it when you mentioned it. He meant the magazine (I reckon)
Yes I did, sorry for my lack of clarity :)

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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:59 am

Quagmire wrote:
...but then, I only spotted it when you mentioned it. He meant the magazine (I reckon)
Yes I did, sorry for my lack of clarity :)
Don't worry about the fuzzy-wuzzies mate, I understood you.

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Post by UnholyTancred » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:46 pm

My PS1 LOOOOOOOOVES to scratch disks.
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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:07 pm

My PS1 recently got a new VCD player ;)

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:19 am

Would it hurt anyone's feelings if I admit I have a PS2 I keep around just to beat on when I get frustrated with a game? :twisted: It's in about a dozen pieces.
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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:37 am

3DO Experience wrote:Would it hurt anyone's feelings if I admit I have a PS2 I keep around just to beat on when I get frustrated with a game? :twisted: It's in about a dozen pieces.
yes. mine. :(

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Post by MrAshDarksideTM » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:56 am

3DO Experience wrote:Would it hurt anyone's feelings if I admit I have a PS2 I keep around just to beat on when I get frustrated with a game? :twisted: It's in about a dozen pieces.
I do that with my launch PS2. :D


I have a spare slim for imports though so it's all good.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:45 am

3DOKid wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:Would it hurt anyone's feelings if I admit I have a PS2 I keep around just to beat on when I get frustrated with a game? :twisted: It's in about a dozen pieces.
yes. mine. :(
awwwww :(

too bad! and I have a Genesis I keep around for the same reason, but it's in far worse condition. *evil laugh*
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:18 am

I owe Sega nothing.

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