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Old 28 January 2015, 21:26   #137
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Did piracy kill the spectrum? bbcmicro? amstrad? c64? Dragon32? megadrive? snes? zx81? atari st? oric atmos?

All these machine had a lifespan, even if the devs kept making games, 100 new amiga games every day... people wanted to play tomb raider, gran turismo, doom, quake, wipeout 2097.

To get the amiga to do doom quality games i needed to spend 400+ on an 060 card.

people owned the amiga 500. It was the most popular and had virtually no expansion capabilities.

factor in the pc in which virtually everything can be upgraded, the amiga stood no chance.

No computer which had all its guts in the keyboard ever stood a chance with "the future"

What made the amiga special was the fact it was the best computer in the late 80s and early 90s.

It was never going to last any longer.

If we could go back in time and everything went perfectly, the amiga would just be a PC with an amiga badge.

Piracy was MASSIVE on the psx, everyone i knew had a chipped console and it was one of the most popular consoles of all time.

Even if there was no piracy on the psx, it would not be still going now would it? technology accelerates at a seemingly never ending rate and hardware wont last forever.

Psx became the ps2, the pc just got better components added and the amiga still lives on in our hearts, emulation and working amiga hardware.
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