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I love the unlicensed game reviews, because I've never heard of most of these. Here's hoping for more soon
1 year, 10 months ago on Little Red Hood
I find your lack of Darth Vader disturbing
1 year, 10 months ago on Top Ten Baddest Bad Guys
Growing up I had a late-model Coleco that played Atari games without the addon. It was pretty awesome :D
1 year, 10 months ago on Doublevision Part 2 - Colecovision
RowdainLoganPorter Exactly. There's no reason they can't do it the same way they did with the Atari 5200 example in the video. My laptop has a power block that's situated in the middle of the cable instead of the end, and it ends in a normal sized plug. Wall warts should have been phased out years ago.
1 year, 10 months ago on Sega 32X
quezocotl Sega still had some great games in the Genesis library, as well as some pretty stellar Saturn games. The problem was there's always more money in consoles and peripherals, and Sega just tried wayy too hard to capitalize on that.
If they had just focused on the Genesis, later the Saturn and maybe a new handheld like Nintendo did, the story might have played out differently, but instead we got crap like the Sega CD, 32x, CDx, an array of different controllers, light guns, etc. Gimmicks. Gamers got sick of being suckered by Sega and finally went to Nintendo or the newcomer at the time, Sony.
In addition, while Saturn and Dreamcast did moderately well, neither did as well as the N64 or Playstation because of the decline in gamer trust, so Sega lost a ton of 3rd party support because game companies went with the systems they could sell more copies on. All of that ultimately sent Sega from the top of the game console mountain to a 3rd party game developer who now makes games for their arch rival, the big N.
Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice, shame on me.
Yar's revenge was one of my earliest games (I think I started playing it at age 4 or so) and definitely my favorite until Mario came along and redefined what a game was. I can still recall that fateful day my friend down the street got E.T. We excitedly plugged it in, expecting to run through the government compound or perhaps play as Elliot on the bike trying to get E.T. past the government officials. The next two hours were spent trying to make E.T. do anything but stretch his neck out and fly through different colored backgrounds. Finally, we got frustrated and tossed E.T. into a dusty corner never to be mentioned again aside from jokes ("If you can't beat King Hippo you have to play E.T. for an hour!"). Amazing to think that the man behind one of the most infamous bad games ever is also the man behind the game that likely got me started on my video game obsession. Cool article.
1 year, 10 months ago on Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer of Atari E.T. mentions AVGN: The Movie
James, I'm a big fan of your work. From AVGN to the film commentaries and reviews to chronologically confused to Over Analyzers, I think I've watched most of the videos on your site. Seeing the 'Making of AVGN' was a really cool insight into the process of making the videos, and really shows what a labor of love it is to make AVGN and your other videos. Keep it up, I look forward to your new content and the AVGN movie.
277134: He did. Atari Porn, episode 32.
1 year, 10 months ago on Full list of AVGN videos