Posts Tagged With 'Sony'

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Nintendo Playstation?

Nintendo Playstation?

As Gamers we all know that back in the day Nintendo and Sega were the big dogs.  Neither could be touched, and those who tried quickly suffered the worst dog bit imaginable.  Of course times change, Sega faded away, and Xbox and Sony found forever homes in our hearts.

But, did you know that things could have been different?

Back in the early 90′s Nintendo Nintendo knew that the SNES was a powerful system for the time but how could they guarantee defeat over the Sega Genesis?  Would their staple characters and robust game collection be enough?  This is where Nintendo began to talk with the creators of the ever popular Walkman.  Although they originally planned on working with Phillips, their CD-I’s weren’t impressive enough, so they began to talk to Sony.

Both Sony and Nintendo seemed to always be a step ahead of the game, so this relationship seemed like a given.  The results of their talks was a CD-ROM peripheral for the SNES.  The lead on the project was Ken Kutaragi, The Father of the Playstation.  They system was originally planned to be called the Playstation.  The Playstation could play both SNES cartridges and “super discs”.

Unfortunately, as the result of a sour deal back in 1988, Nintendo parted ways with Sony.  Apparantly, the old deal would give Sony full control to games played on the CD’s. obviously Nintendo would not allow another company control over its core characters and possible profits.  Nintendo cut ties with Sony and made friends with Phillips again.  Unfortunately, Sony did not realize that Nintendo had completely dumped them until CES 1991 when they displayed a working demo of the Playstation unit.  Nintendo did not back the unit and instead expressed their devotion to Phillips “superior” products (a vast contrast to the reason they left Phillips in the first place).

Sony was understandably upset, but was not about to let this bad deal bring them down.  Since Nintendo broke the original deal, Sony had the right to release the Playstation that we know today under their own name.  Sony knew they had something here, so they decided to go with it.  To make the console an instant success, they guaranteed that it could Play SNES cartridges, but Nintendo soon put a stop to that.  Regardless, Sony made an impact with their console and became what it is today.

If Nintendo never approached Sony, would we even have a Playstation today?  What if the collaboration went through, Do you think the Nintendo Playstation would be the Top Dog, or the Pound Puppy?

 

 

Posted by Essel Pratt 28.02.2012 in All
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Nintentunes: The anti-Nintendo edition

Nintentunes: The anti-Nintendo edition

Video game music has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops that populated most game at the inception of the medium, and seems only right to take a look back at not only game that have appeared on Nintendo consoles, but ones that have appeared on consoles that do things that Ninten-don’t (see what I did there?). With that said, I hope you enjoy this weeks walk down memory lane in this edition of non-Nintentunes!

Posted by Eugene Allen 18.12.2011 in All
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Regarding the recent news about Vita’s battery…

Regarding the recent news about Vita's battery...

Hmmm. Three to five hours…and that’s with online capabilities disabled. Sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? I wonder how Sony fans are adapting to the news. I’d like to send them all a card: “Misery loves company, guys. Welcome aboard the S.S. Recharge.”

Posted by Richard 16.09.2011 in All
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How do PS Vita details change how you feel about 3DS (if at all)?

How do PS Vita details change how you feel about 3DS (if at all)?
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Sony named, dated, and priced its new handheld today. Dubbed PS Vita, the touch and control enabled handheld is as powerful as modern consoles. It supports interoperable multiplayer with PS3, and has a street pass like feature called “near.” Oh, and it’s $250, just like 3DS, and launching this fall.

That said, it’s being reported that Sony will lose money in releasing Vita, whereas Nintendo is already turning a profit on every 3DS sold. Does any that change how you feel about 3DS? And would you buy a PS Vita, given its comparable price, while knowing its predecessor sorely lacked games?

Posted by Dan 06.06.2011 in All
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Name that company

Name that company

Hey! A little game to start off our Tuesday. What fun! Here it goes. It’s pretty simple: Guess the mystery company using the clues provided.

Did you say Sony, circa the launch of the PlayStation 3 or PSP Go? Wrong answer.

Posted by Jack 17.05.2011 in All
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PlayStation CEO trolls for headlines by calling 3DS “babysitting tool”, probably needs his diaper changed

PlayStation CEO trolls for headlines by calling 3DS "babysitting tool", probably needs his diaper changed

What do you do in the dog-eat-dog business world when the competition has left your mangled corpse in the dust in terms of sales figures? Inform the press that your rivals are a bunch of poopoo buttfaces , clap the dirt off your hands and pat yourself on the back for a job well done, of course. Total self-delusion is doing wonders for Charlie Sheen — when your career takes a huge nosedive, just fly in the face of all logic and reason, adamantly repeat that you’re still “Winning, DUH!” and they’ll believe you. Why not Sony too?

Posted by Chelsea 11.04.2011 in All
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