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    Default The 6 Most Retarded Gaming Consoles Ever Released (according to cracked.com)

    http://www.cracked.com/article_16824...-released.html

    I don't even know why I'm starting this thread, but let the hate begin.

    Cracked can be pretty funny at times, but their explain-everything-on-the-level-of-a- drunken-frat-boy approach to humor does a great disservice to some of the consoles on this list. I take particular objection to the Vectrex at #3. If you can't appreciate the aesthetic beauty of real non-emulated vector graphics, then please get the hell off my lawn.

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    Um, Vectrex Pole Position looks heaps better than VCS Pole Position. When I was a kid I had a VCS and would have killed for a Vectrex. Vectrex hatred is pure revisionism.

    And Epoch never releasing another system? How about the Super Cassette Vision?

    A list of bad systems without a game.com?

    Hmm, I love Cracked, but they should go back to the drawing board on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smork View Post
    A list of bad systems without a game.com?
    Yeah, talk about a glaring omission. I'd take the Vectrex off the list and replace it with that.

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    ...


    The grounds they used for putting the Vectrex on there would also perfectly fit the Gameboy/Pocket.


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    ...did they insult the vectrex, supergraphix AND the nomad in the same article. Are these guys high? At least on my list I had the CDI, tiger electronic handhelds, and the game.com (don't get me started on that piece of shit).

    Article is fail.

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    Oh boy....here we go....I know I'm going to get skewered for this one, but what's a game.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven View Post
    Oh boy....here we go....I know I'm going to get skewered for this one, but what's a game.com?
    A good system to not know about. Truly and utterly crap.

    I'm pretty sure that the Cassettevision was not the first Japanese console. I believe that honor belongs to the Bandai Supervision 8000, but that may have been too obscure for their obviously pathetic research attempts to find.
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    Seriously, some of you guys need to lighten up. It's Cracked.com, not the Encyclopedia Britannica. Sometimes you just pick a system that's easiest to write jokes about. Big deal. Wasn't that funny anyway, but who cares?

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    What a waste of a list. Game.com was the first system I thought of.

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    I'm a little disappointed that the Jaguar or 3DO weren't mentioned. Those consoles sucked!
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    They also showed a screenshot of a Super Cassette Vision game (Miner 2049er I think), not a Cassette Vision game. Retarded list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98PaceCar View Post
    A good system to not know about. Truly and utterly crap.
    Hmm.. Ah that one.. Wasn't it the one to advertise "It has more games than you have brain cells!"


    hmm.. Didn't it have about 20ish games?

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    I'm amazed they didn't go after the Virtual Boy. They could use the exact same logic to knock the VB as they did the Vectrex. Either way, the list sucks as do most lists.

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    Hey, if you go to the next article you will find inconsistencies.

    The Power Glove was the most awesome looking accessory Nintendo had ever made.
    The Japanese manufacturer of the glove went bankrupt, though Mattel (the US manufacturer) did better thanks to The Wizard convincing kids to buy it (that is, forcing their parents to buy it for them).

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    I quite liked:

    It was at that point the gaming public stood up, pointed out the door and said, "Vectrex, get the fuck out of my office."

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    Default hmmm...

    The Microvision could have been added.

    Also, since they brought up price, they probably could have included the Laseractive.

    How about Nuon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by otoko View Post
    Hmm.. Ah that one.. Wasn't it the one to advertise "It has more games than you have brain cells!"


    hmm.. Didn't it have about 20ish games?
    Not sure how it was advertised. I was lucky enough to not notice it when it was in the stores. It had some interesting ideas, but just didn't have enough power to make a good competitor for the other handhelds of the day. It was the first to have a touchscreen and had some pretty good licenses, but never did anything with them.

    I think it's pretty close to 20 games. Also has a modem and internet pack. It's an interesting piece to own, but only to have something to laugh at (or for your friends to use against you)!
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    I wonder why they'd show a Bonk game for the SuperGrafx and Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble for the Game Gear to make the Nomad look crappy. They could have done better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven View Post
    Oh boy....here we go....I know I'm going to get skewered for this one, but what's a game.com?
    Okay. After a little research on the 'net I remember this thing now. I had completely forgotten about it, but I remember wanting to get one. I thought it looked amazing. I remember regretting my Game Gear purchase instead of the Game Boy when my batteries died so quickly, but at least I didn't end up with this thing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smork View Post
    Um, Vectrex Pole Position looks heaps better than VCS Pole Position.
    I've always thought the VCS (Atari 2600) version of Pole Position was very well done.

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