Console Warson August 20, 2014 at 12:01 am
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Growing up, there was always those playground arguments of what was the better platform for delivering a gaming experience. I used to think it was pretty stupid back then… especially when half the stuff said in commercials was all made up.
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Should’ve brought a copy of Sonic and Mario at the Olympic Games – clearly this isn’t one of those time portals that follows Terminator rules where you can’t even bring clothes with you.
Glancing back up at the comic again, I can’t even criticize you for that – just thank you for not making this one of those Terminator portals.
Lol, thanks dude.
I didn’t really get it either, then again I had both a Genesis and a SNES.
You were the switzerland of the console wars.
I had a Megadrive, which was the UK name for the Genesis! Played a looooot of Sonic!
I have some fond memories. First the GameBoy, a fantastic handheld, then a Sega Master System II with loads of Sonic and other games, then it died and the era of the N64 started in my life. Had fun playing with friends. Got an Advance after and then the Gamecube, a PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 (gen1) and finally a WiiU.
I wasn’t even aware of a console war until the PS3 came along, but then again I’m Swiss. We’re not aware of such things.
For me, it was game boy advanced, ps1, ps2, ds, wii, 3ds, and hopefully this year, wii u. I now only own a ps2, a wii, and a 3ds, but for wars, it’s hands down wii u. Ps4 is the same shit as before and so is the xbox but it has junky Windoze on it. Wii u has way more control and so much.
Oh yea. Completely forgot about the other handhelds. My sister once got a DS, which she later gave to me, because of lack of interest, I bought a hacked PSP off a friend and later a normal PSP over Amazon and momentarely I’m rocking with my 3DS and the awesome games on that system. ♡
Though, I think it’s pretty fair to say at this point that the SNES has aged FAR better than the Genesis did.
Depends. There’s bad looking and great looking games on both consoles…
For those of us old enough to know what was going on, there were a fair few arguments within it that *did* matter to the state of gaming.
Consider Nintendo’s censorshit policies (which were undone, by and large, when MK2(SNES) came out and was horrid, and sold terribly), for example, or the difference between SoA and SoJ in their treatment of gamers (which became apparent when PSO(and later PSU) was a huge thing).
Granted, most kids were completely ignorant of these things, and were just defending their christmas gifts, because they were too poor to buy both or unlucky enough to not have gamer parents who owned both anyway, but there *were* solid arguments for which company to support.
Yeah, there were so many facets to such a dumb argument….
Censorship of art, and collective interests in that art, are generally not dumb arguments?
Are you… are you insulting yourself?
I never did and still don’t concern myself with what console is best. I would rather worry that the game being produced are fun and something I will enjoy playing preferably more than once (where larger more time consuming games are concerned).
Games over hardware!
I had a SNES, my brother had a Genesis, and we found it was mutually beneficial to share. Because it’s not the console that matters – it’s the games. And the games were good.
I love the fact that the 1 minute SNES commercial you posted where the kid turns into a robot features the game cartridge of Super Mario World and yet doesn’t display that game on the “screen”
I didn’t have either one during that time, so I didn’t give a sh*t.
My parents own a nes. If Ai had to pick either console though, it’s the nes. I watched avgn to learn about the genesis but the way it’s done for games is getting the pattern down, may be lucky, or just need tons of patience to win them.
but, but, but Sega has blast processing!