So you would call any device that has no purpose other than playing with it a "game console"? If not, that doesn't seem to be the answer to the question I asked.
This is early 90s too. Thank god for whomever at Konami made these. Similar style so probably the same guy.
You know how you can buy those V-Tech phones for kids but they don't actually work as phones, those are toys and guess where they are sold? The toy department.
Gaming and music are hobbies for all ages. The word "toy" implies something childish and you make it sound dismissive.
But your answer to the more colorful style of the PAL Snes was that "it's a toy". So what did you mean by labbeling it as such in that context?This is you projecting your position on me. I don't think there is anything wrong with toys at all - it's just that toys for adults tend to be a bit more expensive.
A game console is a game console, if I were to throw it into a broader category I would call it an electronic device.Why don't you admit you don't want to answer the question? The problem here is that you seem to have this position that "toy" is somehow a pejorative term. It isn't. It's just anything that you play with for fun, which absolutely can include video game systems - or something like my C3 Corvette - sure, I could argue that it's a transportation device, but if I'm being honest that's not the reason I own it. It's a toy.
But your answer to the more colorful style of the PAL Snes was that "it's a toy". So what did you mean by labbeling it as such in that context?
I don't agree they did this to make the console more happy looking for children. I think that the weird colorful icon is there to portray that the console can do very colorful graphics.
Which is, again, not a response to the question "what would you call something that has no other basic purpose than to be played with?".
Ok, we will have to agree to disagree. You can go play with your toys now.I guess you've never seen a department store that sold consoles in the toys department. They existed, I shopped there.
Hahahaha.That’s nostalgia talking. I got in trouble in 3rd grade because I started asking kids if they had sex before after watching a Nickelodeon News special on Magic Johnson having HIV.
So a guitar is a toy?
LOL. I hear ya. I forgot about those. I did a quick google search to see if any other companies did that and they didn't, except Super Turrican which was more about graphics and sound or they crammed a review paragraph on it.I still haven’t made up my mind if that cover blurb for Konami games was totally rad, or the epitome of cringe.
The Contra one is basically all of 90s gaming jargon condensed in a single sentence.
It was the 80s. Bigger = better. The PC Engine would've been seen as weak because it was too small. The NES was trying to look like a VCR because after the video game crash, stores didn't want to sell them anymore in the US. That's why the robot was an accessory and they called the cartridges "game paks".I still think that Famicom -> NES has to be the dumbest exercise in console restyling I can think off. Make the unit much larger - but still need an external power brick, and change to an overcomplicated cartridge loading system that used a zero-insertion force connector without any wiping action - an arrangement that any even slightly competent EE would know had no chance of being long-term reliable.
The decision to more than double the physical size of the PC Engine to make the TG-16 was pretty questionable, too.
That really doesn't justify the brain-damaged connector design though - if they really wanted to make it front loading it would have been trivial to engineer the contacts so they had a wiping action when they engaged. You know, like the standard practice for low insertion-force contacts since the '50s. I really wonder how that managed to get through design review.It was the 80s. Bigger = better. The PC Engine would've been seen as weak because it was too small. The NES was trying to look like a VCR because after the video game crash, stores didn't want to sell them anymore in the US. That's why the robot was an accessory and they called the cartridges "game paks".
Nintendo only did that because retailers wanted nothing to do with game consoles and computers after the crash. In other words, Nintendo was tricking the retailers to get them into stores. I would say that this is a really bad example.ok let me explain this to everyone, consoles were considered toys, Nintendo make sure of that when bundling NES with a robot after the gaming crash. Back in the 80s you could find them in stores for toys. Consoles only started being viewed as entertainment after Sony got into gaming and marketing it to teenagers.
there are tons of documentaries about it.
bottom line is, consoles were toys in the 80s but not anymore..
I feel for the families who bought the Deluxe Set with ROB. That poor robot was the most useless Nintendo first-party peripheral ever, purely a Trojan horse to push the console into living rooms. But I imagine kids must have been dying to get it. Power Glove was the same thing, a few years later.It was the 80s. Bigger = better. The PC Engine would've been seen as weak because it was too small. The NES was trying to look like a VCR because after the video game crash, stores didn't want to sell them anymore in the US. That's why the robot was an accessory and they called the cartridges "game paks".