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Old 16-11-2020, 18:37   #1
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Consoles or computers you owned that didnt take off

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For me I would say my Dreamcast , though I really enjoyed Shenmue as well as Power Stone 2. I know someone who owed an amiga 1200 and someone who had a Sega Saturn. Is there a console/handheld or Computer that didn't really take off you owned?
Also any add-on hardware you bought for you console or PC that didn't take off


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Old 16-11-2020, 20:20   #2
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Dreamcast and, sadly, the Gamecube.

Both are among my favourite consoles every.
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Old 16-11-2020, 20:22   #3
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I owned an Acorn Electron as the first computer I had. I say it didn't take off, I think it was well into the decline when I was allowed to get one, its cheapness being why I was allowed it. Never really wanted for a game though. Maybe as I couldn't massively afford many.
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I had a cd32 on launch
I played it once.
It remains in parents attic
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Not sure you can say the Amiga 1200 was unsuccessful!
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Old 17-11-2020, 05:12   #6
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I had a cd32 on launch
I played it once.
It remains in parents attic
Ah, so you were the other person that got one. It was a shame developers withdrew their support for the console so quickly to be honest. Played Frontier: Elite II, Liberation (before its time RPG) and I think games like Gunship 2000, Subwar 2050, Jungle Strike, if my memory is correct and I didn't play them on another console or PC.
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Old 17-11-2020, 08:36   #7
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When I was little I asked for an Atari but got a Voltmace Database console.

A little older I asked for a C64 but got a Spectrum 128 ("the number was higher so I thought it was better" - my mum).

I got a Sega Saturn the week before the PS1 came out!

I loved my Dreamcast!

The pattern seems to be whichever console I had the rival would be the successful one!
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Old 17-11-2020, 12:07   #8
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I had a cd32 on launch
I played it once.
It remains in parents attic
My uncle had one of those with the golf game on it. It was basically just still images with a ball animated over it.
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Think I've been perpetually cursed since age 6 . Not at the CD32 level of awfulness, but always the bridesmaid in the computer/console wars. Wouldn't change it for the world. Utterly adored my Amstrad and N64, both gave me such amazing memories.

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I also remember someone owning the Philips CD-i . At school I remember someone bringing in a Lynx handheld and someone bought their Jauguar console to but I didn't play on either of them.

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Ah it might have been the CD-i that my uncle had. The CD bit confused me.
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All the cool kids (me!) had imported Japanese Neo Geos.
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Had the Mega CD for the megadrive. I remember playing Night Trap and thinking wow, this is the future! Mega CD bombed but it did help usher in the new CD-ROM related gaming scenes across various formats.

Sinclair QL, had a platformer game where you went around collecting diamonds. That was a brilliant game! (Name of it escapes me).

Really wanted the Konix and PC Engine at the time but opted for a Jap Megadrive which I got two years before it went on sale in the UK. My jaw dropped when I loaded Goldenaxe for the first time (This is like the arcades!)

Dreamcast and Gamecube I would say were moderate successes.

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I owned an Acorn Electron as the first computer I had. I say it didn't take off, I think it was well into the decline when I was allowed to get one, its cheapness being why I was allowed it. Never really wanted for a game though. Maybe as I couldn't massively afford many.
Yeah I got given a brand new one and by that point it was basically dead and I had other machines to play with, I passed it onto my Cousin who used it for School Work
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Not sure you can say the Amiga 1200 was unsuccessful!
It's lifecycle was cut short by Commodore/Escom Mismanagement from the 500+ onwards the Amiga ended up trapped in death spiral eating it's own sales from a over complicated product stack.
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My mate had a Sega 32X but for me it was the Barcode Battler.



Every box in our kitchen cupboards had a hole cut in it in 1991.
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My mate had a Sega 32X but for me it was the Barcode Battler.



Every box in our kitchen cupboards had a hole cut in it in 1991.
Hmmm I'm sure I've seen even held one before but I cannot recollect where. I remember the swiping mechanism.
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My mate had a Sega 32X but for me it was the Barcode Battler.



Every box in our kitchen cupboards had a hole cut in it in 1991.
Good god I had forgotten about that.
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I always remember the GameCube as being pretty successful ?
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