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WillyFive
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(08-10-2011, 03:12 PM)
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Before people were used to the idea of a new console coming out every five or so years....the Super Nintendo came out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTzyz...&feature=feedu


This local news story shows parent's opinions over Nintendo releasing a brand new console. They noted that the new console couldn't even play NES games, and complained that this was the company trying to steal money from their kids.

Our videogame industry is hotter than ever this season, and one good reason: Nintendo has introduced some hot new toys. But have things gone a bit too far?

Does this really have to cost this much? Where should the anger be directed, not at the parent, but at the weapon manufacturer.

So it has come to this, therapy sessions for families that you could call 'Nintendpendents'.

First all the peer pressure starts, and I start to feel exploited.

As you can see, the 3D effect is pretty good by videogame standards.

I'm going to say No, and I am going to explain to him how people market things to make you spend more money.

This is also notable because it has beta footage of Super Mario World (with the name Super Mario Bros. 4 still in the title).
RPGamer92
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(08-10-2011, 03:13 PM)
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I would love to see their reaction to $599
Satchel
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(08-10-2011, 03:14 PM)
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This is why we shouldn't overreact to shit today.

It's all happened before, albeit in different form.
Interfectum
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(08-10-2011, 03:15 PM)
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Love the hair.
Electivirus
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(08-10-2011, 03:16 PM)
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The more things change...
JustAnotherOtaku
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(08-10-2011, 03:17 PM)
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That video was worth it for the guy playing F-Zero alone!
Watch Da Birdie
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(08-10-2011, 03:18 PM)
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"If you're a real good player, meaning you have the skill of a nine or ten year old, you can even try to jump your car"

*crashes*
AbsoluteZero
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(08-10-2011, 03:21 PM)
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So nothing has changed in 20 years then. No surprise.

(In reference to people still bitching that the DS doesn't play GBA games)
DonMigs85
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(08-10-2011, 03:22 PM)
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NCAA Basketball was really impressive for the time, bet it convinced a lot of them.
Dark Octave
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(08-10-2011, 03:23 PM)
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lol Omg $200!

Sounds like you guys.
Ramma2
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(08-10-2011, 03:23 PM)

Originally Posted by PSFan

I would love to see their reaction to $599

Adjusted for inflation:

What cost $199 in 1991 would cost $314.48 in 2010.

Conclusion:

$599 = Bricks be shat.
Shig
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(08-10-2011, 03:27 PM)
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Pretty funny considering that the late 70's/early 80's yielded like a billion different iterations on consoles.
Dark Octave
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(08-10-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ramma2

Adjusted for inflation:

What cost $199 in 1991 would cost $314.48 in 2010.

Conclusion:

$599 = Bricks be shat.

Neogeo was somewhere around $1,000 back then wasn't it?

I remember almost passing out seeing the games for $250 and the controller for $500.
radioheadrule83
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(08-10-2011, 03:30 PM)
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The F-Zero part is amazing! haha
Davidion
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(08-10-2011, 03:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Octave

Neogeo was somewhere around $1,000 back then wasn't it?

I remember almost passing out seeing the games for $250 and the controller for $500.

Yes but nobody bought the fucking Neo Geo.

The above comment should not be interpreted to mean that no one WANTED the Neo Geo.
DoctorWho
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(08-10-2011, 03:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Octave

Neogeo was somewhere around $1,000 back then wasn't it?

I remember almost passing out seeing the games for $250 and the controller for $500.

I'm not even sure who they were marketing the NeoGeo to back then. I would have liked one, but I knew it wasn't reasonable to ask my mom for one.
LiK
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(08-10-2011, 03:31 PM)
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The circle of life.
zoukka
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(08-10-2011, 03:36 PM)
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The golden days.
Woody Invincible
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(08-10-2011, 03:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSFan

I would love to see their reaction to $599

Easy, the look my parents gave me when I asked for a neo-geo.
pslayer666
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(08-10-2011, 03:37 PM)
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Better pictures!!!

Better pictures?!?!?!

Competitor Sega's platform offers better pictures!!

Didn't people use the word graphics back then or what? o_O
Boerseun
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(08-10-2011, 03:38 PM)
'People market things to make you spend more money.'

...
zoukka
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(08-10-2011, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by pslayer666

Didn't people use the word graphics back then or what? o_O

My stepfather uses the phrase "nice picture!" still today when I show him new videogames >_>


Also the news reporter driving the F-Zero vehicle was awesome, why aren't news so good anymore?!
Josh7289
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(08-10-2011, 03:48 PM)
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So they just show the ending of Super Mario World and then play F-Zero by moving in the wrong direction around the track. Then they blow up.
slaughterking
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(08-10-2011, 03:51 PM)
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Grooveraider has a lot of great 'historical' stuff on his channel. "Nintendo Accused of Monopolizing The Gaming Industry - circa 1991" is also fun to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwd56K7rp7A
Nuclear Muffin
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(08-10-2011, 04:02 PM)
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OMG Mario World spoilers!
miksar
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(08-10-2011, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by slaughterking

Grooveraider has a lot of great 'historical' stuff on his channel. "Nintendo Accused of Monopolizing The Gaming Industry - circa 1991" is also fun to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwd56K7rp7A

A good reminder for everyone who wants single console future.
MikeE21286
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(08-10-2011, 04:10 PM)
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I love this type of stuff.


Anyone loooking for some more trips down memory lane --- with video games, movies, TV, ads, etc. --- should check out Video Time Machine for iOS devices (universal app). It's only $0.99
Like the hat?
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(08-10-2011, 04:11 PM)
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Nintendpendents needs to make a comeback
giggas
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(08-10-2011, 04:20 PM)
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Love the Super Mario Brothers 4 subtitle on the Mario World intro screen.
Zoe
(08-10-2011, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by pslayer666

Didn't people use the word graphics back then or what? o_O

Maybe if they had PC games... which most people didn't.
morningbus
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(08-10-2011, 04:24 PM)
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So it has come to this, therapy sessions for families that you could call 'Nintendpendents'.

How Nintendpedantic.
Chairhome
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(08-10-2011, 04:28 PM)
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Wow, they spoiled the ending to SMW. Haha.

And shout out to Kid from Kid and Play who looked like he was in that focus group.
waicol
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(08-10-2011, 04:32 PM)
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Kent Shocknek invented mario kart.
Zee-Row
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(08-10-2011, 04:32 PM)
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My heart jumped, I thought it was beta footage of SMW with raccoon Mario.
AuthenticM
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(08-10-2011, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boerseun

'People market things to make you spend more money.'

...

Parallax Scroll
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(08-10-2011, 04:34 PM)
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I didn't know Rogue was a news anchor.
Aquavelvaman
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(08-10-2011, 04:44 PM)
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F-Zero section was awesome. It was actually a better representation of the game than we usually see today when they show video games on the news.
wondermega
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(08-10-2011, 04:57 PM)
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screw them for showing the end of Super Mario World.

Also that was the best version of F-Zero:Newsreporter Edition you'll never play, jealous
RiZ III
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(08-10-2011, 04:58 PM)
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Lol why did they have to put him in the game? That was so cheesy... ahhh early 90s T_T
hardcastlemccormick
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(08-10-2011, 05:03 PM)
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Worth watching for the F-Zero clip, but the parents make you want to rage.
Teknoman
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(08-10-2011, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquavelvaman

F-Zero section was awesome. It was actually a better representation of the game than we usually see today when they show video games on the news.

Its strange that while reporters seemed to know less about games back then, they were still more open to trying them out for their viewers/being somewhat accurate about reports.

These days you still have channels playing old file footage of N64 or Xbox 1 when talking about video games.
bengraven
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(08-10-2011, 05:42 PM)
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Wow, the pictures are much better than on the NES. Maybe even better than the pictures on Sega.
Neverfade
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(08-10-2011, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Willy105

This is also notable because it has beta footage of Super Mario World (with the name Super Mario Bros. 4 still in the title).

Japanese version.

Joe Molotov
(08-10-2011, 05:49 PM)
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I'm going to say No, and I am going to explain to him how people market things to make you spend more money.

20 Years later: How's that budget nursing home treating you, mom? Sure there are a lot nicer ones, but it's just a trick to get you to spend more money.
nbraun80
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(08-10-2011, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov

20 Years later: How's that budget nursing home treating you, mom? Sure there are a lot nicer ones, but it's just a trick to get you to spend more money.

Ha...yeah, I'm sure the kid enjoyed his Econ 101 lesson on Christmas day instead of the SNES...ha
Plasmid
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(08-10-2011, 05:54 PM)
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Kent shocknek is a griefer.
WillyFive
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(08-10-2011, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neverfade

Japanese version.

That was the box. Not the title screen. The Super Famicon version still only said Super Mario World as it's title.
JABEE
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(08-10-2011, 05:59 PM)
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I wish people still spoke like they did on that news broadcast.
Crazymoogle
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(08-10-2011, 06:03 PM)
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The PBS video is actually pretty good as a talking piece rather than the shock-value local news story. Even though we know what happened to AME and Tengen, it's really interesting to hear their business objection to Nintendo's closed platform approach - something incredibly commonplace today in the phone and console marketplace.

The counterpoint that is also interesting (but rarely discussed by the press) was one of the big reasons why Nintendo used so much control over their 3rd parties - namely that they had to give Toy retailers a stable, profitable product that wouldn't be confused for the 2600. Considering they had to trick their way into retail with the ROB, a lot of what their naysayers had to say comes off just as sour grapes.

(Though they certainly did get punished for various anti-competitive business practices later)

The one story I always wanted a follow-up on, though, was that fabulous Next Generation piece where [edit] Tramiel accused Sony of price dumping.
Last edited by Crazymoogle; 08-10-2011 at 06:08 PM.
MrGame&Watch
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(08-10-2011, 06:03 PM)
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War...war never changes

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