OT: Game economics (was Re: The good old days of tape players)

From: Bill Bradford <mrbill_at_mrbill.net>
Date: Wed Dec 1 13:59:10 1999

On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 11:22:04AM -0800, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> The Playstation has another added benifit. You buy it, and you buy the
> games. Sure you might buy some additional controllers, but there really
> aren't any upgrades. The Playstation I bought two years ago plays todays
> games. How many of todays games does that PC bought two years ago play
> well?
> Of course neither platform really has any good US-Soviet land based
> Strategy games, though that should change very soon. Which reminds me,
> gotta go check on TacOps...
> Zane

What I'm surprised at is the *longevity* of the platform. I saw my first
Playstation in '95, and finally gave up and bought my own (heh) about three
months ago. TONS of games are still being actively developed for the
platform (its still a major porting candidate), and I dont see it dying
anytime soon.

What I need, tho, are just some good old-fashioned "blow stuff up" games.
I'd kill for a port of Ikari Warriors with that 8-position twistable


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Received on Wed Dec 01 1999 - 13:59:10 GMT

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