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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:37 pm


With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X hitting stores this week, I bet you're wondering how these launches will compare to some of the great system debuts of all time. Will they hit as hard as the Dreamcast? Will they have a killer app as good as the Nintendo 64? Or will they fumble out of the gate like the Saturn? These are all good questions. And in order to find the answers, I'm going to embark on a four-episode journey where we analyze console launches throughout history, all through the eyes of one of my favorite video game magazines -- Electronic Gaming Monthly.

For this series, we're going to talk about the history and importance of each launch, all while seeing what the EGM review crew had to say about the system's earliest games. This is going to be an epic and comprehensive journey that will takes us through nearly two dozen consoles and hundreds of launch games. We're going to start with the 16-bit consoles of the late 1980s and early 90s, work our way through the 32-bit war, check in with a bunch of PlayStation sequels, as well as couple Xboxes and then eventually end with the Wii. Oh, and don't forget about all those handhelds. EGM covered a total of 23 different consoles, and we're going to look at each and every one of them.

Welcome back to EGM and the Launch Games, the show where we look at the history of console launches through the eyes of Electronic Gaming Monthly. When we last left off, the 16-bit console war was just starting to heat up and handheld gaming had become a reality, thanks to the Game Boy, Game Gear and Lynx. But that was just the start of our adventure, as you'll see from part 2 of this four-part series.

In today's episode, we're going to continue our trek through the 1990s by talking about the launch of both the Sega CD and Sega 32X. This will lead into the Atari Jaguar and Virtual Boy, followed by the three biggest consoles of the mid-1990s. I'm of course talking about the Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn and Nintendo 64. We're going to talk about one of the greatest launch games of all time, as well as the most disastrous system debut of the entire series.

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Post by pixel » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:47 am

Thanks for the post :) EGM was my favorite magazine back then

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:13 am

It was one of my faves as well.


Sega Power 47 proudly proclaimed the slightly struggling Mega CD had a saviour. That this saviour was a conversion of a year old Amiga game might perhaps be a confusing choice.

Meanwhile a viable commercial plan for a video game in 1993 was still "Licence a packet of crisps" but that was still a better idea than licencing the 2nd most popular toy based movie of the early 90s...

In 1998, a Need for Speed title was released that took racing games to a whole other level for me. It combined arcade racing, tons of options, and multiplayer from the gods. Here is my review.

Riff and Ricky get to enjoy their biggest dig ever on the show! They head to a in person ebay store where everything MUST GO! Later Riff makes a deal on a Sega Genesis bundle that may fall through if he does not act fast enough! Will he get it? or will the deal go south?

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:36 pm


These are the internet versions of the first season of the Game Chasers in one nice convenient video so you can casually play in the background or force everyone at parties to watch all the way through.

Episode 295 - The look at the Sega Ages continues with all of the titles released on the PlayStation 2. Most of them were only released in Japan. So many games were released that I have to divide this up into two long parts

It starts with Ninjabread Man and it goes on FOREVER.

By patron request of Jon, it's our first (of likely a fair few) full look at a European exclusive for NES: Imagineer's impressive conversion of British microcomputer classic Elite. I won't even pretend to show off the full depth of the game here; it's a complex and intricate game that requires extensive play to master, whereas I struggle with not dying at the hands of marauders the instant I come out of warp in a system local to the game's starting point.

I may not be adept at this particular simulation, but I can recognize how impressive a conversion this is... even if the hardware REALLY wasn't designed for it.

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Re: Video Game & Tech Videos Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:09 pm



A 3 hour Pac-Man review. A bit short.


Episode 296 - It's time for that classic battle of the two main 16-bit consoles! Of course this battle wouldn't be complete without Dave's help! What a time it was to be alive with two absolutely excellent videogame choices!

Yard sale hunting pickups, PS4 & Xbox One games, lot's of LEGO figures, Mega Man toys, & Pokemon cards.

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