Spending $400-500 for a new console today seems expensive but when you adjust the original price of major consoles from the past 30 years for inflation, the price of a PS4 or X-Box One seems pretty par for the course, if not cheap.
Ever seen a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive without its clothes on?
Continue reading Inside The Genesis…
When Panasonic released their 3DO system in 1993 it retailed for $699.99! That’s seven-hundred 1993 dollars. I checked an inflation calculator and in today’s money, that’s almost Continue reading The 3DO Cost A Fortune!
Dalibor Dimovski of Side Questing writes:
“Just like any other product, video game consoles go through several industrial design iterations before they actually make it to launch… We’ve compiled a bunch of images showing these design evolutions [of the Super Famicom / Super NES] that we think you’ll enjoy, so venture with us to examine what could have been, what did happen, and what we (thankfully) missed.”
At about 23 seconds you can catch a glimpse of Street Fighter 1 on the Turbo Grafix 16 released as “Fighting Street”.
Towards the latter half of the life of the Genesis, Sega and it’s 3rd-party developers were making some pretty interesting games like Comix Zone, Vector Man, Shadowrun… all games I got to play on Sega Channel.
This commercial sure brings back memories…
The now-classic “Now You’re Playing With Power!” poster came with most of the early NES games.
Blast Processing was a buzz-word invented by Sega to make the Genesis seem more high-tech and capable than the SNES.
Here’s one of the first commercials to feature BLAST PROCESSING!