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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2021, 15:18
Replies: 57
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Posted By dreadnought
You mean that something which has thrived on a...

You mean that something which has thrived on a particular platform and played to its strengths should be discredited because it has originated elsewhere? It's an easy way to discredit half of Amiga's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2021, 16:17
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
I name dropped Flight Sim and King's Quest, if...

I name dropped Flight Sim and King's Quest, if you can't recognize this as a substantial refutation, then me name dropping a heap of other game titles would probably not help either.

You're more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 18:56
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Commodore wasn't aiming for strictly gaming...

Commodore wasn't aiming for strictly gaming market either. They also had big ideas about business uses, hence A2000, Sidecar, etc. Check this Amiga World issue (Nov 1985):...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 14:23
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Your comment did not exist in a vaccuum. We were...

Your comment did not exist in a vaccuum. We were talking about PCs as business machines, and you implied that they weren't really doing well in this market in the Eighties, and only exploded when PC...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 12:21
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Care for an example? Because I can provide quite...

Care for an example? Because I can provide quite a few.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 12:00
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Right, because before the Nineties PC was...

Right, because before the Nineties PC was virtually unknown and struggling.

This anti-PC, parallel universe, revisionist streak is one of the most amusing things on this board :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 11:43
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Of course, but that's the whole point. It wasn't...

Of course, but that's the whole point. It wasn't meant for home use, that was a field covered by microcomputers. The businesses didn't really care much about fun-related stuff, such as hardware...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 10:54
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah, totally, which is why they were widely...

Yeah, totally, which is why they were widely adopted by businesses and eventually, because of their world wide market penetration, set a standard which we're using to this day.

Smh.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2021, 18:38
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By dreadnought
Way to ignore the fact that pre 90s PC was a...

Way to ignore the fact that pre 90s PC was a completely different beast than home computers. It was an expensive business machine with limited fx capabilities, and there was no big market for arcade...
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