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Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:06 pm

We're doing a big feature on gaming's biggest blunders.
One section we're concentrating on is consoles/computers, so we'd like your suggestions for those that need to be included.
We'll obviously be covering systems like the Vurtua Boy, Atari Jaguar and CDI, but we want to make sure we get as many as possible.
I'm aware that this is a potentially volatile thread, so let's keep the cheap shots to a bare minimum please.
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by aztecca » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:13 pm

When i read the title Atari xegs,Atari jag,Amstrad gx4000,c64gs,Jag cd,Atari lynx all sprang to my mind.
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by crusto » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:21 pm

I agree with Aztecca's selection but would like to add the Barcode Battler to the mix. Does it qualify?
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:27 pm

While not the jags biggest fan it is infinitely better the true travesties out there. I will also only list the ones I have played on.

my top 5

Tiger Game.com
Gameking
Tiger R-Zone
Action max
Mattel Hyperscan

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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by General Opulence » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:29 pm

Console: Commodore 64GS
Computer : Any generic DOS PC

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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:51 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:so let's keep the cheap shots to a bare minimum please.
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That's pretty minimal!!

Seriously though I would have to go for the Commodore CGS, f*cking piece of crap :x
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by gman72 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:59 pm

The Nokia N gage thingy was a dismal failure.
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by Black Ridge » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:03 pm

In terms of recent failures the OnLive system didn't really take off. A sign that people are still not quite ready for digital only platforms.

Looking back the only console I remember hearing about that failed was the Atari Jaguar. Lots of hype on shows like Gamesmaster, but saw it fizzle out rather quickly. Like many others, all I cared about was anything and everything Sega/Nintendo as a kid.

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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by PostieDoc » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:04 pm

The Ouya, maybe?

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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by The Laird » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:21 pm

aztecca wrote:When i read the title Atari xegs,Atari jag,Amstrad gx4000,c64gs,Jag cd,Atari lynx all sprang to my mind.
Atari Lynx? WTF!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Anyway, some serious entries:

RCA Studio II
Quick shot Supervision
RDI Halcyon
Super A'Can
Commodore Plus/4
Sharp MZ 700
Casio Loopy
Tiger R Zone
WOW Action Max
Commodore 16
Mattel Hyperscan
Campters Lynx
Memotech MTX
Jupiter Ace
Commodore C64S
Amstrad GX4000
Mattel Aquarius
Sinclair QL
Atari 5200
Gizmondo
Sinclair PC 200
Grundy New Brain
NEC PC FX
Cheetah Gamate
Cougar Boy
Game King
LJN Video Art
Apple Pippin
Commodore CDTV
Commodore MAX
Casio PV-1000
Tatung Einstein
Coleco Adam
EACA Colour Genie
Systema 2000/Hartung Gamemaster
Sega Pico
Nintendo Virtual boy
Elan Enterprise
Entex AdventureVision
Exidy Sorcerer
Nokia N-Gage
Pioneer Laser Active
Sord M5
VTech CreatiVision
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by clarance » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:32 pm

Commodore Plus/4 & Commodore CDTV.
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by aztecca » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:36 pm

Just my opinion Laird.Was naming sytems i have played and comparing them with others i have played/owned. imo the lynx is the worst handheld i ever played.I apologise if my opinion isnt the same as yours and that offends you.You have wrote for the mag though so have far superior knowledge of everything gaming compared to myself.
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by PostieDoc » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:57 pm

But I love my Commodore Plus/4...

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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by clarance » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:02 pm

PostieDoc wrote:But I love my Commodore Plus/4...

Still bafflingly pointless though :)
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Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Post by killbot » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:26 pm

Mattel Hyperscan
Nintendo Virtual Boy
Apple Pippin
Tiger R-Zone
Commodore CDTV
Game King
Action Max
Gizmondo
Ouya
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