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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:17 am

...just a minute. Power Glove is a Cultural Icon? Stop kidding me. Seriously? Nooo. You're having me on right?

As for R.O.B. this always looked awesome. There was one in Gamestation here in Cambridge not so long ago, and I was sorely tempted. He is one of the the only two things I would get a NES for. The other being able to play Sweet Home the way it was intended. (On a NES, not an emulator!)

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Post by Trev » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:31 pm

3DO Experience wrote:Trev is correct about R.O.B. except there were to be four games. He was just a marketing ploy. I also agree with you on the VB. Too soon, too much, and two colors. I still love it though.
Do you know what the other 2 R.O.B. games were supposed to be?
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Post by Auto-Fox » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:23 pm

^^ Wow, we've all gone WAY off topic, haven't we... not that I'm complaining, mind.
Anyway, Sega has had its own batch of revolutionary ideas that just couldn't hack it, not that it ever got them anywhere...
There was the Activator, for all it was worth... very interesting concept, 'cept the execution was all wrong.
There was also the Saturn's analog controller, probably the best analog controller on the market at the time, and the first to boot (it beat the PS1 analog controller to the market by a few months I think).
There was also a peripheral for the Genesis that was a WHOLE exercise bike, though it was only compatible with one game.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:07 am

Trev wrote:Do you know what the other 2 R.O.B. games were supposed to be?
Sorry I don't. I believe I read it in Nintendo Power but it would take me forever to track it down.
Auto-Fox wrote:There was also the Saturn's analog controller, probably the best analog controller on the market at the time, and the first to boot (it beat the PS1 analog controller to the market by a few months I think).
Yep they came up with doing it for a console and Sony & Nintendo ripped them right off.
Auto-Fox wrote:There was also a peripheral for the Genesis that was a WHOLE exercise bike, though it was only compatible with one game.
It was actually a third party developed machine, they made them for the SNES as well.
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Post by Vance » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:44 am

3DO Experience wrote:Yep they came up with doing it for a console and Sony & Nintendo ripped them right off.
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:59 am

You mean this analogue controller? it wasn't a major triumph.

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Post by Austin » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:41 am

3DOKid wrote:You mean this analogue controller? it wasn't a major triumph.
Yeah, nor was the Saturn in the US (I'm assuming England, too?). :lol:

I found it quite comfortable for what it was (it was my main controller for a while there towards the end of the '90s), but I found it funny that developers couldn't support it *entirely* properly. In Quake, for instance, you ran faster on the analog stick than you did when you used the d-pad. Strange.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:58 am

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3DOKid wrote:You mean this analogue controller? it wasn't a major triumph.
Yeah, nor was the Saturn in the US (I'm assuming England, too?). :lol:

I found it quite comfortable for what it was (it was my main controller for a while there towards the end of the '90s), but I found it funny that developers couldn't support it *entirely* properly. In Quake, for instance, you ran faster on the analog stick than you did when you used the d-pad. Strange.
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Post by NikeX » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:16 am

Never got my 32X to run. I have every cable, everything - but I hear only music / sound and see the background of the menue / tracks. I have Metalhead, virtua racing deluxe. And I was so after Metalhead. Remember the first screenshots in 1993, german video games mag.

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Post by CRV » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:43 am

They modeled the Dreamcast controller after that Saturn one. Classic!

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Post by Austin » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:29 am

NikeX wrote:Never got my 32X to run. I have every cable, everything - but I hear only music / sound and see the background of the menue / tracks. I have Metalhead, virtua racing deluxe. And I was so after Metalhead. Remember the first screenshots in 1993, german video games mag.
That means you simply have it hooked up incorrectly. Your 32X should be fine. :)

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Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:45 pm

CRV wrote:They modeled the Dreamcast controller after that Saturn one. Classic!
I too liked both the Saturn and Dreamcast controllers. I don't really get why so many people hate the DC ones, the SS I can understand. Many consider the non-analog stick SS to be the best controller to boot and although I don't feel the same I understand that pov as well.
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Post by Vance » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:06 pm

The analog/d-pad setup on the Dreamcast controller made messing with the camera in the middle of the action a contortionist act. Extremely poor placement.

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Post by CRV » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:29 pm

3DO Experience wrote:I too liked both the Saturn and Dreamcast controllers.
Yes the DC controller was one of the best, but they could have just taken the SS "Model 2" controller, stuck a thumb pad where the D-pad is, and called it a day.

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Post by Austin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:17 am

CRV wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:I too liked both the Saturn and Dreamcast controllers.
Yes the DC controller was one of the best, but they could have just taken the SS "Model 2" controller, stuck a thumb pad where the D-pad is, and called it a day.
Err.. Then where would the d-pad go?

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Post by CRV » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:52 am

Austin wrote:Err.. Then where would the d-pad go?
No D-pad.

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Post by Austin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:04 am

CRV wrote:
Austin wrote:Err.. Then where would the d-pad go?
No D-pad.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:18 am

CRV wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:I too liked both the Saturn and Dreamcast controllers.
Yes the DC controller was one of the best, but they could have just taken the SS "Model 2" controller, stuck a thumb pad where the D-pad is, and called it a day.
That probably would have been seen as a cheap way of doing things.
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