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    Posted: 24/June/2013 at 14:39
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Anyone played any of them? Even worse did any of you own one of them?

I've seen the Nintendo Virtual Boy on an episode of Pawn Stars only go for 80 dollars.

Not really a surprise as the console was known for giving people fits, migraines, decreasing eyesight etc.
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My cousins got a CDI when we were young. It was absolutely woeful.

I was glad to get an N64 soon after.
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Never owned any of them lol, surprised the horrid Sega Saturn didn't make an appearance.

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I had a Collecovision, and it had an attachment that plugged into the side that allowed me to play atari games, so that's how I played them. That and the intellivision was how I spend my pre-NES days, that and the commadore 64 and the Apple IIe.
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never owned any of them, always worked out cheaper to pay to play a Neo Geo game at the local chippy than to actually buy the console, the Pioneer I don't remember, though I do remember LaserDiscs. I recall the Apple system, but only in seeing it in shop windows and wondering what the fuck it was.

the Jag, the CD-I, and the Lynx I remember, was never compelled to want any of them, never heard of the Virtual Boy outside of a concept idea in a issue of GamesMaster or CGV. The Sega Nomad is weird; I had both a Master System, and a Game Gear, and actually bought the converter for the GG that allowed you to play MS games through the handheld. I had all that before I left primary school, so this was 1992 at the latest, weird to think they tried to push so far so quick when that was full of bugs.

the N-Gage I remember coming out to big hype, then dying on it's arse. I actually knew 2 people who had bought it, and who were waiting the 12 months until they could upgrade on their contracts and get rid.

3DO could have been bigger, if not for the short-sightedness of making a console without getting software behind it, hence why it probably took Sega and the Mega-CD to get us to start seeing the potential.

ColecoVision came out the year I was born. from that era, I had an Atari 2600, and nothing then until I got the Master System.
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The only one of them that ive even seen before is the N-gage and that looked like a pile of shit at the time it was released.

I knew a few people that bought one but its never something that i have or wanted to own.

The WiiU will be on that list in a few years
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I've heard of the Nintendo Virtual Boy. It was supposed to be this great leap forward in 3D technology. But who wants to play with 3D 8bit wireframe graphics? 

Neo Geo was so bad ass for it's day. Freakishly expensive as well. I remember they had a few of these in the arcades. They were truly the only in home consoles that could match up with the big machines in the arcades. I only ever played them at the arcades.
 
I remember the N-Gage. I knew a couple of people that were amped for it. Then they got to see it and handle one. That was enough for them to say no.

I knew somebody that had a ColecoVision. I thought the controllers seem weird.  
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Originally posted by thundarr2000 thundarr2000 wrote:

I've heard of the Nintendo Virtual Boy. It was supposed to be this great leap forward in 3D technology. But who wants to play with 3D 8bit wireframe graphics? 
 

It would be like going around lego land on acid

At the time though i can see why it was considered a break through and im surprised we dont have something similar on the xbox one / ps4 given the fact that 4D is a pretty big thing at the minute in the entertainment industry
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