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Nintendo Office

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:30 am
by zenkov

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:28 am
by PowerPie5000
Now i know where they got the design idea for the game "cube" :lol:

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:37 am
by 3DOKid
most of japan look like that. the new bits anyway. (most of Tokyo)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:26 pm
by BryWI
How'd they get those tetris blocks to line up so perfectly? lol.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:30 pm
by 3DOKid
I bet it stands up well to volcanoes and earth quakes mind you. Which I bet was the primary concern. Looks like a bunker ;)

in context of the rest of the country it probably fits in well.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:53 pm
by BryWI
Yeah I remember hearing about how everything built over there is built with the highest standards for earthquake resistance. They get quite a few over there if I remember correctly.

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:26 am
by mattyg
well nintendo do build things to last!
no doubt that like everything else they do its bland and boring but oddly functional!
I can guarantee you that that monstrocity will be there long after we're pushing up daisies. Just like their consoles !

never seen a Gamecube , NES , SNES or Wii fail yet through normal use

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:11 am
by PowerPie5000
The only Nintendo console that was renowned for failing was the original Nes.... they had a flakey cartridge slot. Apart from that the other Nintendo's so far have been rock solid!

In my experience i find Sega have the most reliable and indestructible consoles ever made! I own a few and have had them for years without a single problem :D

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:06 am
by tinman
In my experience I find Sega have the most reliable and indestructible consoles ever made!
Try telling that to my Dreamcast. 8 years of regularly fixing the "Resetitis" it developed after 2 years of normal operation, to last week when I think it finally gave up. Now I can't even get the "Dreamcast swirl" on the screen.

I also have a Sega Saturn, which from memory was also having issues last time I played it.

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:15 am
by PowerPie5000
Oh yes i completely forgot about that! it is a simple fix that should only need doing once! Just unplug the power board from the motherboard and push the pins towards the back off the console (pins on the motherboard)... this ensures a proper connection and should work fine. I personally never had this problem with any dreamcast but i know a couple of people who have.... It's very odd how it started after 2 years though?? never heard that one before! maybe it got too hot and warped something inside?

As for the Sega Saturn... I am a big fan and have owned many from different regions! and i can honestly say i have never had a single problem whatsoever 8) but not all consoles are perfect! some people may end up with a rotten one or two from each batch :?

As for the reliabilty of cartridge based systems it's got to be either the Megadrive or Neo Geo AES! they are both excellent!!

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:02 am
by tinman
Push the pins to the back you reckon! :shock:

Well up until now I'd pull it all apart, get me some steel wool and clean those prongs/pins that link the power to the motherboard. I had heard/read that the metal created an oxide coating which then required cleaning off. That was working, although annoying to have to do every 3-6 months. :x

The other day however whilst the DC was getting a workout from my missus playing Mr Driller, I heard the disc drive making alot of whirling noises, as though the laser was zipping from one end of its slot to the other. As it was a less than genuine game and I was using a boot disk to load it up I thought maybe that's a consequence-but then she just stopped spinning (the disc, not my wife). I haven't opened it up for a look yet although I feel it maybe something more drastic. :cry:

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:42 am
by PowerPie5000
That does not sound too healthy!! Some models of Dreamcast could not read backups or not very well at least... did yours ever make a kind of "squealing" noise?

Yes with the power pins on the motherboard push them in the direction towards the back of the console but try not to completely bend them (this is for the PAL version)

If you have an NTSC dreamcast then i believe you push the pins towards the front direction of the console.... or alternatively you can bend the pins in the plug on the power board using a cocktail stick or something similar so that they "grip" the pins on the motherboard. Click here for for more info on DC fix

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:26 pm
by UnholyTancred
I've had the highest amount of reliability with Sega consoles as well.

The only problems I've ever had on the Dreamcast was after months of heavy gaming the laser has to be re-aligned. Simple fix.

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 12:57 am
by mattyg
my last two brushes with Sega have been less than stellar - My newly aquired Dreamcast is only reading half the time (if that) and will often cut to the main boot menu mid game
My mega cd only works if you remove the metal mega drive securing plate - although not a biggie I am concerned about the Mega Drive dangling from its connection and snapping if bumped
So I am not a huge fan of their workmanship (but am of their games!)

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:29 am
by 3DO Experience
The few early SEGA systems I've had seem to be poor builds, 2 Genesis systems dead. I have one in my LaserActive that is still running solid since, say 1993 or '94, and my 2 Dreamcasts are running fine since the system's early release and midway. My Saturn is one of the very first ones and is running good except with some 3D games (Tomb Raider, Radiant Silvergun) seem to freeze up if I don't play something else for a bit first.