Research would indicate that this was kinda-sorta the predecessor for the Jaguar, which means that yes, it really is possible to fail harder than the Jaguar.
|Herr Matthias |
What, so each game came with a different peripheral? Also, love the barely-NES quality graphics.
It's graphics didn't look too different from what you would find in other systems of it's era (Genesis, TurboGrafix, etc). Also it looks like the processor was 16-bit. Guess the guys who made this presentation were misinformed. Still an interesting piece of videogame history.
Are you insane? The Genesis didn't look great but it would've kicked the shit out of this thing. I barely remember the TG16 but I can't imagine it looking that much worse.
Buy this! We used computer generated graphics and synth orchestra hits in the video, so you know it's state of the art!
It's hard to explain how psychotically excited I was about this thing, aged, what, 9 or 10. It was detailed lovingly in various of the UK computer mags, and it's form, even the graphics of it's "games" are still burned into my memory, 20 years later. Really fascinating to see it again.
Wow. They don't even know if its a 32 or a 16 bit processor. Listen to them say both.
Does the cover for the chair make you invisible?
"Over 4000 colors to choose from" but everyone seems to have agreed on the best six and called it good.
|Frank Rizzo |
computer simulator game
|Caminante Nocturno |
The way in which the racing game was narrated made it sound like they were threatening me with the game.
I want to know which scifi show's set they pulled that chair from.
Hey, is it just me, or does the preload image look like a Tentacle dressed up as a clown?
|Zhou Fang |
Wow I remember actually waiting for that system when it was anounced, it was an interesting time. IIRC one of the first announced games was another jeff minter delirium.
Konix was originally a joystick manufacturer, that would explain the engineers going overboard and wasting all the budget on controllers, chair and accessories.
It could have been an interesting console like some sort of early WII though although piracy(games 3.5 standard disks?), obsolete architecture (no sprites) and lack of software would have seriously threatened its life expectancy.
I wonder if their plan was to let people pirate the games in hopes of selling more chairs. Also, I want to know more about the chair cover. Didn't it get kind of.. humid in there?
I wonder if this was made for investors, because they're talking about stuff that doesn't actually seem to exist yet.
i HOPE it was made for investors. Saying your software format was chosen for "extreme cost effectiveness" really doesn't get consumers excited.
CD Quality Sound = Monotonous Seadoo Drone
Man, this thing fails so hard...
How many accesories does it have? HOW MANY DO YOU WANT?
+1 for the murray walker sound-a-like.
+5 for the old skool pumas
Just look at that list of software developers:
All giants in their field!
KONIX: Experience the Reality!
(reality not included)
"Over 4000 colors to choose from!" "That's CD-quality sound!"
Maybe it's the actor, but I can't take that voiceover seriously. I get too much of a sarcastic vibe from it. Please tell me it was added as a parody.
I imagine the narrator going through several takes before he could even give his spiel without laughing.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
Ahhh a proto-Phantom console.
|Jeff Fries |
Nothing says "generation next" like Goldeneye 64 action music
CD QUALITY SOUND! "VRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRR"
|Pie Boy |
you're telling me i get all that and a gear shift
jesus these things must have sold like hotcakes
|j lzrd / swift idiot |
STANDARD 3.5" DISK DRIVE. So, how much CD-quality sound could those hold, anyway?
Awesome, and nearly half the remaining advert is about accessories apparently. Back in the days when a fully gyroscopic gaming chair with force-feedback steering and a pull-over cover was more important than money, gameplay, or your eyesight.
Boy, too bad we won't get to see what gems Ocean and U.S. Gold would have put out on this baby.
Top billing for Llamasoft
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