The Nintendo PlayStation's CD drive is now functional

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  1. smf

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    If Nintendo and Sony hadn't split then:

    1. N64 would have been delayed or maybe wouldn't have existed.
    2. The Sony PlayStation wouldn't have existed.
    3. The Saturn would have been delayed, allowing the 32X to get more games.

    Without the PlayStation the Saturn and N64 would probably not have had the same amount of effort put into it. The Saturn had a redesign half way through when the PlayStation specs appeared. It would also have been much more expensive.

    I don't see much good coming out of Nintendo & Sony sticking together.
     
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  2. Metoroid0

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    Name alone sounds strange "Nintendo PlayStation"
     
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  3. smf

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    All names sound strange to start with.

    An xbox, is that like an ex-parrot? Is it recently deceased?
    Nintendo Wii wtf?

    etc
     
  4. Dr.Hacknik

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    Wow, I forgot Ben heck had this thing. Now I want to see what it can do.
     
  5. TeamScriptKiddies

    TeamScriptKiddies Licensed Nintendo (indie) Game Developer

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    Planet Earth :P
    Sounds like one of those really lame knockoff consoles from china. Makes me think of the one that looks like a slim PSone, but when you open the "disc cover" theres a cartridge slot for famicom games. Its just a famiclone in a PSone case lol.

    In all seriousness tho, its really cool to see one of these in action (via the internet but still). A very interesting piece of gaming history. I would kill to have one lol
     
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  6. Captain_N

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    the n64 would have been cds or maybe both cart and cd. nintendo would not have been knocked of their high horse. the 3rd parties would not have left. Id like to slide to that reality and grab a nintendo playstation. and see different gaming environment
     
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  7. smf

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    Saturn was going to be a 2D console before the PS1 specs became available.
    Nintendo had a 2nd generation of the SNES CD that included something equivalent to a SuperFX built in, which they pulled when the PS1 specs became available.

    Sega panicked, looked at the N64 and rejected it & cobbled together an expensive product that never really performed.

    Nintendo panicked and bought the N64 from SGI.

    Without that panic it was looking like nobody would have brought the N64 to market.

    It's the same as a SNES but with longer load times. The Mega-CD is a good indication of the types of games you'd have ended up with.

    If Sega and Nintendo had kept their Monopoly then I'm not sure if gaming would have survived. Sony were responsible for revitalising the gaming market, making it attractive to adults. The amount of money required to develop modern games is only sustainable because of the huge market.
     
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  8. Subtle Demise

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    Is he ever going to finish that damn handheld N64?
     
  9. Ryccardo

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    :)
     
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  10. smf

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    The worst one I saw was a NES clone that took discs. Which sounds great as you could hack it for homebrew etc. Except the discs were just plastic and contained bumps that activated different switches to select games.
     
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  11. Magnus87

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    This?
     
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    Not gonna lie, I envy the dude who owns this. Now to wait on a hardware repro/SNES add-on. (Won't hold my breath, promise.)
     
  13. TeamScriptKiddies

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    Planet Earth :P
    Thats actually pretty freakin' cool for its time lol. Completely obsolete now, but would make a great addition to someone's collection of obscure electronics lol