What We Saw this Console Cycle

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What We Saw this Console Cycle

Post by gamer2 » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:05 am

We saw

-the fall of a Great Console and its company hard transition to software
-The Rise of a Man that needed more money even though he is the ritchest man ever's console
-The Start of a great game and its failure
-The Return of Mortal kombat
-The Possible Extintion of True Gaming machines
-The Possible start of the fall of another great game producer
-The Return of Doom
-Jack Thompsons Vengence
-3D GTA
-The Loss of D-pad functionality
-Fall of a Nukem

what else
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Post by wallydawg » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:12 am

birth of the analong stick (by n64 first right? cause dual shock came out later with ps1)
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Post by gamer2 » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:13 am

i said this console Cycle n64 and PSone arnt included basicly 128-bit only
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Post by Super Mulletman » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:14 am

We finally hit the 128 mark and I'm still seein' pixels on some games. Also, the gameboy finally has a worthy competitor. And 3D Metroid. Can't forget that.

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Post by Conn » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:45 am

Yes Wallydawg, Nintendo created the console analog stick.

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Post by bicostp » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:29 am

No, the Atari 5200 joystick used a pair of potentiometers to have analog functionality.

And the Atari 2600's paddle and driving controllers were analog, technically...

Just my 2 cents. :)

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Post by bioniclebert » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:34 am

Someone was having this argument before, what system had analog stick first? And somebody brought up a system that nobody heard of that had a stick in it.

Turns out there was no such thing, but they still debated wether PSone or N64 came first. :roll:
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Post by atkafighter » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:02 am

We also saw the death of arcades (believe me they are dead and DDR at the local movie theater doesn't count).
Someone was having this argument before, what system had analog stick first
As far as I can remember the N64 came out with an analog stick the PSX did not. The analog controllers came out very quickly to compete with the N64 analog. Soon after that the Dual Shock was released (I still have a sony analog controller that has not vibration function...I bought it with ape escape).

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Post by Sparkfist » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:22 am

Online gaming becoming popular. I know there was online gaming as far back as Genesis/SNES. However no one can say that the Dreamcast and Xbox didnt bring it to the masses in a great way.

Home Theater package. Yeah the PSX and Saturn could play VCDs but required a card. The Xbox (I know DVD playback pak) and PS2 could run DVDs without any addons for that function.
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Post by Cyberblade » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:35 am

The return of Sonic the Hedgehog, finally realized in full 3d.

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Post by bioniclebert » Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:07 am

Cyberblade wrote:The return of Sonic the Hedgehog, finally realized in full 3d.
and with guns, and a motorcycle.

EDIT: check nintendo power.
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Re: What We Saw this Console Cycle

Post by Unidentified Assilant » Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:43 am

gamer2 wrote: -The Start of a great game and its failure
Do you mean Shenmue?
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Somebody please buy my Dreamcast >_> £20+shipping :)

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Post by wallydawg » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:07 pm

Can't forget about that Phantom console, if it's real or not I still don't know.

edit: I guess this is part of the new console wave man i'm bad at this thread :arrow:
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Post by MilkMonster » Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:51 pm

bicostp wrote:No, the Atari 5200 joystick used a pair of potentiometers to have analog functionality.

And the Atari 2600's paddle and driving controllers were analog, technically...

Just my 2 cents. :)
yeah but its not analog

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Post by bicostp » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:02 pm

In my book, "digital" is either on or off, "analog" is variable.

For example, analog music recordings (LPs, 45's, 78's...) use varying mounts of energy to make sounds, whereas digital systems use sequences on 1's and 0's to reproduce sound.

And the "analog sticks" on your 128-bit system controllers are nothing more than a pair of potentiometers connected through a series of levers to a stick.

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