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Mind you, it’s still about 20 days away, but it is a countdown nonetheless. If this is what it will take for SNKP to not delay a game upon release, then we’re all for it.
Source: KOF XIII Homepage
SNK Celebrates 20 years for it’s NEO GEO System.
“Bigger, Badder, Better” was one of the motto’s for SNK’s mighty NEO GEO System back in the ’90′s and this month marks the 20th Anniversary of this remarkable unit. The only system of it’s kind back then and even today that ported arcade perfect translations for home use (with some minor censorships in certain blood thrashing games, ahem, Samurai Sho). Nevertheless, the home cartridge resembling the size of a VHS (yeah, remember those dinosaurs?), weighed in at over 700+ Megs in the latter part of it’s life (Metal Slug 3 and SVC Chaos, best game ever made). Big size has it’s associated costs so each time you wanted that new NEO GEO title, you literally were buying a SNES at the time. A bit hard to swallow but as they say, when you buy a Lambo, you shouldn’t complain about the cost of gas it’s going to suck up. So at $179.99 a pop per new title (this was on the low side of what the carts actually cost), like any high end gear these days, there was a strong following for many years to come. Read the rest of this entry »
I started playing video games before my hands could reach the joystick in the arcade. I remember hearing about Atari bring arcade entreatment home on TV and yes, even the radio (AM for that matter). My first game system was the Sega’s Master System in late 80′s. An eight bit system to go up against Nintendo’s NES. From that point forward gaming was my legal crack. I could not get enough and wanted to get the latest and greatest every chance and every way I could fine. I would sell one game system just so I can get the next thing out. From NEC’s Turbo Graphics 16, to Panasonic’s 3DO, to the great daddy of the time… the SNK’s AES Gold.