The Nintendo PlayStation That Almost Was

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  1. bloodypulp

    bloodypulp Gawd

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    those old console generations had creative hardware hybrids.

    Sharp C1/19SV111 = TV with builtin NES
    JVC Wondermega = Sega Megadrive + CD
    Pioneer LaserActive = Sega Megadrive + NEC PCengine
    Panasonic Q = Nintendo Gamecube + DVD

    the closest thing to hybrid we have now is Samsung TVs with Playstation Now.
     
  2. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha 2[H]4U

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    I would disagree. it still seems sketch. I've seen casemods and he could have taken and made his own casemod. If he wants to fire it up and prove its working, i'll be more likely to believe him.
     
  3. flegg

    flegg [H]ard|Gawd

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    Smartphones maybe? My smartphone even has an IR emitter.
     
  4. Streiw

    Streiw Bad Santa Gifter 2016

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    I've got 2 30 year old NES systems that say otherwise; With original AC adapters to boot.
     
  5. Dreaz

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  6. Ryokurin

    Ryokurin [H]ardForum Junkie

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    And they've been used occasionally during that 30 years. Chances are that system hasn't seen power in over 20 years, and who knows where it's been sitting. disuse is the problem, not just time.
     
  7. Ryokurin

    Ryokurin [H]ardForum Junkie

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    SNES had a bottom port as well, or at least the 1st gen versions in the US did. It was used in Japan for the Satellaview add-on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellaview
     
  8. sliverjazz

    sliverjazz Gawd

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    I still remember passing by a CD-I and Zelda in the department store.
     
  9. Bigbacon

    Bigbacon [H]ardForum Junkie

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    i thought the playstation name didn't come about until AFTER the break up?
     
  10. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    Nope. It was a code name during the SNES CD-ROM days, too.
     
  11. N1GHTRA1N

    N1GHTRA1N Gawd

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    It was originally two words "Play Station" Sony later changed it to PlayStation.

    If this is indeed real this could have been made after Nintendo and Sony deal fell though, or at the very least very late into the life of that deal.
     
  12. cptnjarhead

    cptnjarhead Crossfit Fast Walk Champion Runnerup

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    Man if this is real, it needs to be in a museum.
    I hope its real, coolest thing ive seen in years.
     
  13. cptnjarhead

    cptnjarhead Crossfit Fast Walk Champion Runnerup

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  14. THUMPer

    THUMPer 2[H]4U

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  15. rat

    rat [H]ardness Supreme

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    No. It's not. Stop talking out of your ass.
     
  16. Red Falcon

    Red Falcon [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Quite the amazing find.
    I hope we can find out more about it, and what exactly the specs of the internals are.

    Hopefully the capacitors have not gone south, but if so, it may be possible to replace them, hopefully without devaluing the system itself.
     
  17. rat

    rat [H]ardness Supreme

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