Sure, you've played Final Fantasy VII
, but what about Final Fantasy Extreme
? You've played EarthBound
, but what about Earth Bound
(two words). You know all about Dragon Quest VIII
, but are you familiar with Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mystery Dungeon
? There's a whole world of forgotten, canceled games out there just waiting to be discovered. Let 1UP's Jeremy Parish and Frank Cifaldi be your guides in an exploration of The Best Games That Never Were
posted by Servo5678
on May 27, 2010 -
Like a missing entry from Adam Pennyman's Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments
, the game Rez
(previously on MeFi
) combines abstract visuals
with 21st century call-and-response musical theory
(subscription site) for a synesthetic
experience that changes through the player's on-screen interactions.
Playing through four levels; Earth
, and Eden
the player's avatar evolves within a sentient computer network
as you attempt to free the core AI from suicidal depression.
Woefully underpromoted upon release everywhere except Japan
, and with few merchandise opportunities available
to it, the game slipped into obscurity and attained cult status, retaining almost full value on the second-hand Dreamcast and PS2 markets.
Unfortunately for the second-hand market, HD Rez
has recently been announced for X-Box Live Arcade in early 2008
in glorious Hi-Def and 5.1 surround. Rejoice!
posted by Molesome
on Nov 15, 2007 -
with that new videogame you got for Christmas? Text-only
walkthroughs don't do it for you? Then try Stuck Gamer. Video walkthroughs for a pretty good number of games. Including, thanks the Lords of Kobol, Ninja Gaiden
posted by WolfDaddy
on Dec 26, 2005 -
The clueless reviews the Mac Mini
His chief gripes are "The Mini boots up into a stripped-down operating system which Apple calls OS X, similar to the stripped-down WindowsCE OS found on many handhelds." and "No serial ports, no way to connect a printer, no PS/2 ports, no floppy drive, no 5.25" bays." Let the hate mail campaign begin!
posted by StormBear
on Feb 2, 2005 -
Under 5,000 Xboxes sold in Japan last week.
This is compared to 100k Playstation2s and 25k Gamecubes. Since its launch, the Xbox has sold 190k units in Japan versus the Playstation's 980k units sold in the first 3 days.
Is the Xbox doomed in the notoriously tough Japan gaming market, or does the Xbox just need a price cut to stay competitive?
posted by jragon
on Apr 8, 2002 -
With the gamecube, xbox and ps2
all on the market (although ps2 has been around awhile), it seems to be gaming heaven. I've always been a nintendo man, what do you guys/gals think? Can you rate your top five consoles of all time (based purely on joy it brought to you)?
posted by dig_duggler
on Nov 17, 2001 -
Nintendo delays U.S. launch of GameCube
Nintendo has pushed back the U.S. arrival of its new GameCube video game console by nearly two weeks, with executives saying they intend to avoid the shortages and frustrated consumers that marked the debut of Sony's PlayStation 2 last fall.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Aug 23, 2001 -
Any console gamers out there thinking about getting an X-box
instead of a PS2
? Which system has a brighter future?
posted by thirteen
on Jan 6, 2001 -
PlayStation 2 not quite what it was promised to be.
"Japanese have purchased about 3.5 million PlayStation 2s, but there are signs that sales have leveled off."
"Analysts had predicted a runaway success, but now they are forecasting Sony losses of more than $200 million on its game business in the year ending next March—its first such loss in years."
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Dec 12, 2000 -
Now while these guys
are not exactly the most unbiased source for an evaluation of the PlayStation 2
, they have nonetheless backed up their evaluation with a lot of convincing hard information on the performance
and in particular about the financing
. If these guys have got it right, Sony's going to take a bath on this; they'll never come close to recouping their costs of production, let alone all the research they did. If these guys have it right, Sony will lose money on the PS2 as long as they sell it. This Is Not Good. (Unless you hate Rambus, like I do, because this means both of their markets will collapse.)
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 30, 2000 -
The Playstation 2,
just like the G4 is considered a Supercomputer too. It's nice to know that hostile nations won't rip apart the system after they get gunned down in Metal Gear Solid.
posted by Cavatica
on Mar 9, 2000 -