Open Libram LXV: A Fury Divine

100 Draenei Paladin
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01/22/2013 03:25 PMPosted by Grôgnárd
because they were the first to do it successfully.


Pfft.

Nintendo has always been fully backwards compatible.

Nintendo 4 life!
90 Dwarf Paladin
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Since when? I honestly don't recall NES cartridges being useable on an N64. :p
100 Human Paladin
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Since when?

Couldnt play Nes games in my SNES, couldnt play SNES games in my N64

Now if you're talking about gameboys...
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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01/22/2013 03:49 PMPosted by Grôgnárd
Since when? I honestly don't recall NES cartridges being useable on an N64. :p

Or N64 in a GCN, or GBA in a 3DS. Their backwards compatibility is honestly fairly bad, but at least with Virtual Console now it isn't that big a deal.
100 Draenei Paladin
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01/22/2013 03:49 PMPosted by Grôgnárd
Since when?


Okay clarification, since Gamecube.

And now the virtual console takes care of all their older titles.

Backwards compatibility wasn't really feasible in the older generations and Nintendo is the only game console that has been in the running for the entire time.
100 Human Paladin
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Hey until the DS, all gameboys were backwards compatable

Could play original gameboy games on a gameboy advance sp.
90 Dwarf Paladin
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Well, Sony was still the first to do it successfully. I mean, the Cube was Nintendo's first console to feature optical media, so the Wii is technically their first backwards compatible console. Not to mention the fact that, when the Cube launched, the PS2 was already popular and successful.

EDIT: Though I will concede if we start to include handheld devices into the mix.
Edited by Grôgnárd on 1/22/2013 4:10 PM PST
100 Draenei Paladin
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01/22/2013 04:08 PMPosted by Grôgnárd
Well, Sony was still the first to do it successfully.


Think Nintendo did it first in it's hand held market a good bit before Sony did it anywhere.

01/22/2013 04:06 PMPosted by Paladinchaz
gameboy advance sp.


Best Gameboy everz.
Edited by Cadenbrie on 1/22/2013 4:12 PM PST
100 Human Paladin
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01/22/2013 04:11 PMPosted by Cadenbrie
Best Gameboy everz.


I know, Gameboy Advance, with a backlight!
90 Blood Elf Warrior
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in my day you could beat small children to death with a gameboy.
100 Human Paladin
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With the original gameboy?

Yea that thing was a beast
100 Blood Elf Paladin
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01/22/2013 04:17 PMPosted by Idoma
in my day you could beat small children to death with a gameboy.


I beat someone up with my original gameboy. Still worked fine.
100 Draenei Paladin
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01/22/2013 04:17 PMPosted by Idoma
in my day you could beat small children to death with a gameboy.


The Brick.

Then you had the oddly shaped and slightly heavier Gamegear brick.

01/22/2013 04:13 PMPosted by Paladinchaz
I know, Gameboy Advance, with a backlight!


I still have mine, still use it too.
Edited by Cadenbrie on 1/22/2013 4:24 PM PST
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yeah, that thing was a brick, both in size and mass. impressive device, nearly invincible. i wish they built modern systems to be as durable - though you can knock over a wii while it's playing and not ravage the disk therein, while if you did that to an xbox of playstation the disk would be ruined.
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01/22/2013 04:23 PMPosted by Cadenbrie
in my day you could beat small children to death with a gameboy.


The Brick.

Then you had the oddly shaped and slightly heavier Gamegear brick.


Gamegears were bigger but they really weren't as sturdy, same with Lynx. Those things felt almost fragile.
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01/22/2013 04:25 PMPosted by Martana
though you can knock over a wii while it's playing and not ravage the disk therein


I've had mine fall from a few feet up to slam into the hard floor a few times, game just kept on playing.

Pretty durable little guy.

I've considered bolting my X-Box down out of fear, but it's already so fat it doesn't move much to begin with.
90 Blood Elf Warrior
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i remember all the old nintendo systems being really sturdy, my NES survived large dogs and overzealous baby cousins.
i had a second gen ps2 which also got knocked around a lot and continued to play, the ps3 always seemed really fragile though. i went through like 3 xbox360s due to that overheating thing it did, but i really only owned those to play Halo on xbox live.
100 Draenei Paladin
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If my SNES could talk the stories it could tell, still works too, although I need a new adapter thingy to hook it up with.

In fact all my Nintendo consoles still work with the exception of my long lost but not forgotten NES. It was already used when I got it way back when and after years and years it finally gave out.

The only purpose my Xbox serves now is to let me play L4D2 and surf youtube/internet on my big screen T.V.
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Older Nintendo stuff was made of Nintendium, it's true. Unfortunately, supplies seem to be running low.
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