Game Buoy Podcast Episode 36 – Version:Revision
Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Saturday, August 31, 2013, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick take a look at the history of console revisions in light of the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS.
In light of the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the history of console revisions. After briefly touching on the early history of Atari and Commodore 64 revisions, the Podcast Pirates examine how Nintendo started a trend with its multiple Game Boy releases, as well as revisions to the NES and SNES. They take a look at how the multiple revisions of the Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 lead to consumer confusion and peripheral fragmentation. After that, it’s time to move on to the era of regular revisions of handheld hardware, before arriving in the modern day where console revisions became a fact of life during the previous console generation. The Podcast Pirates wrap up with a brief chat about some unique multimedia console hybrids and Brazil’s love affair with old Sega hardware.
Captain Spike has been playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Slagkick has been playing Tetris.
The Social Links Question of the Week was:
“This week: We talk hardware (re)iteration. Has there ever been a platform redesign that sold you on hardware you didn’t already want?”
Thanks to everyone who answered, and to those who interacted with us about other topics on social media!
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