|Dread Pirate Roberts - 2011-07-03 |
I love looking up game FAQs online now, rather than having to do an actual call to someone...
And as a note: For all the fussing in this video by the "other" companies... Nintendo must've been doing something right, because they're still a major player today, even with Microsoft and Sony giving them a run for their money in this latest generation of consoles.
Well actually, Nintendo's greedy bastard ways directly lead to Sony making the PlayStation after Nintendo stabbed them in the back over a potential CD-ROM expansion for the SNES.
Then Sony went on to totally dominate the next two iterations of consoles and forced Nintendo to take a gamble with the motion controls of the Wii after most 3rd party publishers had dumped them.
ECONOMICS IN ACTION: Competition breeds innovation and helps the overall growth of an industry. Especially when said competition is motivated by revenge.
REVENGE: Cornerstone of prosperity.
Um, that was supposed to be its own comment, not a reply to myself.
And now I've gone and replied to myself again to explain this! And now I have to go and fight Astos! DAMMIT NINTENDO.
Dr. Lobotomy: That's only half the story. The reason Nintendo 'stabbed Sony in the back' was because they found a loophole in the contract that meant they wouldn't be getting royalties off Nintendo Playstation CDs due to a cunning little clause Sony put in.
Not GBA...I meant Gamecube there. Durrrr
|WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2011-07-03 |
The book Game Over details Nintendo's business practices up to the end of the SNES era, it's a pretty interesting read.
|Kid Fenris - 2011-07-03 |
I can name every game shown in this piece, and I find it hilarious that Cabal was shown the most.
Also, that Nintendo settlement was hilarious. "We're sorry for charging consumers too much for games. We'll give them coupons so they'll buy MORE games."
|Caminante Nocturno - 2011-07-04 |
Check out the wall of video game titles at 3:46. That brings back some memories.
|Sudan no1 - 2011-07-04 |
Check out "nintendomanwill"'s wall of text in the youtube comments. I wish these people would get a grip and realize Nintendo isn't going to publish their game. :(
|cognitivedissonance - 2011-07-04 |
I remember getting the gold copy of "Legend of Zelda" from their settlement giveaways due to this.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2011-07-04 |
Nintendo game counselor was the dream job of every kid and teen back in those days.
5 for the hair alone at 9:30
|Senator_Unger - 2011-07-04 |
"Especially fun...if there's no competition." *zoom in on Sega booth*
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