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Post by skylarking » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Nintendo actually own the rights to two Super Mario Bros porn parodies made in the 90s, "Super Hornio Bros" I and II. They bought them up purely to stop distribution of the films. If you've ever seen a photo of Ron Jeremy in a Mario costume, it's probably from one or these films.
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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:36 am

Have you ever wondered why Billy and Jimmy fight to the death at the end of Double Dragon?
Cracked did an article about games with weird backstories: http://www.cracked.com/article_19321_5- ... es_p2.html
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Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:32 pm

killbot wrote:Interesting stuff. Explains a couple of things, including why some Jag games hardly flattered the hardware (since they were originally developed for less powerful machinery). Sounds like a capable machine though, certainly more than a match for the SNES in terms of raw power. I wonder if this was the machine that put the final nail in the coffin for Atari though - if the millions they must have spent creating hardware that never saw the light of day had instead been ploughed into making sure the Jag had a decent marketing push and a killer launch line-up then the latter console might have had a fighting chance. I remember reading that the Atari's UK operation in particular was working on a total shoestring.
Just a heads up for you Killbot.

I have written an extensive article on the Atari Panther for Pixel Nation Issue 2 that includes lots of new facts I found out, quotes and a full line-up of games for the machine including some real screenshots :shock:

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Post by killbot » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:44 pm

Jagfest_UK wrote:
killbot wrote:Interesting stuff. Explains a couple of things, including why some Jag games hardly flattered the hardware (since they were originally developed for less powerful machinery). Sounds like a capable machine though, certainly more than a match for the SNES in terms of raw power. I wonder if this was the machine that put the final nail in the coffin for Atari though - if the millions they must have spent creating hardware that never saw the light of day had instead been ploughed into making sure the Jag had a decent marketing push and a killer launch line-up then the latter console might have had a fighting chance. I remember reading that the Atari's UK operation in particular was working on a total shoestring.
Just a heads up for you Killbot.

I have written an extensive article on the Atari Panther for Pixel Nation Issue 2 that includes lots of new facts I found out, quotes and a full line-up of games for the machine including some real screenshots :shock:
Interesting, I'll give it a read. I always find vapourware particularly fascinating, particularly the Panther and the Konix Multisystem. How I would have loved one of those...
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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:13 am

In the japanese version of Ice Climber you can club seals. The american and european versions were censored for obvious reasons.
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Post by Mr.Saturn » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:48 am

krusty40 wrote:the very first time a game character was seen urinating was in Clocktower, a point and click adventure from 1997 on the PS1.
Which is actually Clocktower 2, as the first one was a SNES title never released outside of Japan, so they dubbed CT2 Clocktower as Sunsoft felt there'd be no way that'd ever get confusing. This was AFTER the Final Fantasy confusion of East/West numbering. Despite never being released outside of Japan, Clocktower (SNES) did receive a fan-translation that's been much-applauded.

Capcom shot themselves in the foot in regards to the PC Engine port of the original Street Fighter. As, according Nintendo's rigid 3rd-party rules, which deemed that any title that appeared on the NES wasn't allowed use the same name on other home consoles for a set period of time. Capcom had previously released the generic beat'em-up, Street Fighter 2010 on the NES, which, painfully, wasn't even a Street Fighter title in its original Japanese release (name being tacked on in the West for potential moolah), they had to rename the PC Engine port of SF1 to Fighting Street.

Another well-known one would be Final Fight being the original sequel to Street Fighter, even initially advertised as Street Fighter 1989, before sense prevailed. More amazing, someone deemed SF1 to be worthy of a sequel. Twice.

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Post by Lost Dragon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:41 pm

:oops: Sorry to dig up old thread, but was'nt sure where else to put this:

Been playing Ourun 2 on Xbox on/off of late, but only now found out just how much influence Ferrari had on the game:

All the cars had to be approved as did all usage of the Ferrari logo, they had final say on what the 'missions' were, nothing that promoted any form of dangerous driving was allowed, they had the artwork designer put a seatbelt on the driver for the box art, powersliding could'nt cross lanes and so forth.

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Post by crusto » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:18 pm

Here's an interesting fact, if you type in the word "crap" in google you are greeted with pictures of a NES, C64 and an Xbone.

If you type the words "pure" and "turd" in a () arrangement you will get a short Youtube clip of Outrun being played on a CPC.


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Post by gman72 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:25 pm

The first ever ZX Spectrum was designed and built by actor John Gordon Sinclair in between takes during the filming of the movie Gregory's Girl.
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Post by Gordon Bennett » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:44 am

In the 1980s in America an arcade machine that used a camera to digitise the face of the player to be used as the onscreen protagonist was field-tested. Faces from the high score table were used for the computer opponents.

The game was scrapped after developers discovered, much to their surprise, that one man had exposed himself to the machine. They also worried that the game dynamic which involved the faces on discs racing to occupy pits might be considered to be too sexual.

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Post by Lost Dragon » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:00 pm

Hugh Riley (Graphics artist for Last Ninja 1+2, Main Artist at Vivid Image Designs etc) came from a Circus background and was himself a former fire-blower and juggler.

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