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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Zodd Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:17 pm

MrPopo wrote:Old consoles never die, they just fade away.


The day old 2-d sprites become irrelevant.....a large amount of consoles will die from lack of support from consumers.

The current trend of releasing HD remakes of classical 2-d sprites games (and emulation to a degree) is beginning the death of many consoles libraries, which will end the support for the console itself.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Valkyrie-Favor Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:44 pm

Old games will kill new games?

That would be an incredible site. Not a good one, but an incredible one for sure.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:11 pm

My Atari 2600 will likely have a longer lifespan than I will.

I expect my Xbox 360 to be dead by 2020.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by o.pwuaioc Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:21 pm

Valkyrie-Favor wrote:Old games will kill new games?

That would be an incredible site [sic]. Not a good one, but an incredible one for sure.

I think he meant that it signals the death. I don't necessarily agree, though. Namco Classics Compilation was in 1995, and plenty of emulated games were released for sixth gen consoles early on in their life.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:23 pm

I would love to see a Magnavox Odyssey Collection released on a current gen console. :lol:

Maybe they could release a collector's edition with a bunch of those screen overlays.

I think I'm on to something here.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by brandman Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:13 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I would love to see a Magnavox Odyssey Collection released on a current gen console. :lol:

Maybe they could release a collector's edition with a bunch of those screen overlays.


LOL :lol:
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by SirPsycho Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:03 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I would love to see a Magnavox Odyssey Collection released on a current gen console. :lol:

Maybe they could release a collector's edition with a bunch of those screen overlays.

I think I'm on to something here.


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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Menegrothx Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:53 am

pierrot wrote:Except maybe the game.com or Nokia N-gage. No one wants those things cluttering up their basements.

I do. And it's not like they take that much space. Game.com was pretty horrible (but it was innovative nonetheless) and N gage was technically more advanced than GBA.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by Breetai Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:32 pm

Well, they can die from a spike in power that overloads the fuse and blows the motherboard I guess. Also, when a part like a disc drive or PSU fails and nobody bothers to fix it. There are a couple of ways right there it can die.
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Re: When Does a Console Die?

by J T Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:09 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Maybe they could release a collector's edition with a bunch of those screen overlays.


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