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6th December, 2007 at 08:01:07 -

so i just read this article on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ImagiNation_Network

sierra had some online gaming network thing back in 1991 in the USA. the article sounds VERY based and way too good to be true. i cant imagine it was so good.

overall i cant imagine online games in 1991. even nowadys i cant play NES games against others SMOOTHLY so how did this in 1991 even work? didnt the users have to deal with a horrible lag?

what do you think about this and do you know anybody who tried it out in 1991?

 
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I'm not sure of the year, but there was an online extension for the Super Nintendo.

 
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6th December, 2007 at 14:32:47 -

Loads of old consoles had modems and such.

In fact you could download games onto the Famicom disk system in japan. Most likely pre 1991.

Although online gaming is a bit different. It sounds possible.

 
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6th December, 2007 at 14:39:15 -

The game in the article was a collection of turn based games. Lag would have little effect on turn based games.

 
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7th December, 2007 at 00:46:53 -

Yup, I remember it being around when I was a kid. Around 1994 or 1995 I think. Quite expensive though, so I never been in it. But then again, all the online game services back then (Compuserve, AOL, GEnie) were damn expensive. And very limited too.. paying for one doesn't mean you can play games on another system.

Red Baron certainly wasn't turn based. And I think the MMORPG on it wasn't either. But games back then barely took up more than 2 MB, so there's not much data to worry about lag.

 
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7th December, 2007 at 06:30:24 -

The NES could go online and do some stuff too. t'was also the first to have wireless controllers.

 
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11th December, 2007 at 04:53:03 -


Originally Posted by Dr. Jamesa Claus
The NES could go online and do some stuff too. t'was also the first to have wireless controllers.



NES could go ONLINE?
Tell me about it? WHAT could it do. HOW could it go online? It's not like there is any socket for a phone cable or any shit so how was that even possible?
I just can not imagine it.
I also cant imagine it had a cartridge with any web browser or could do IRC or...anything.
So I would love to have some information on this, please.

I know you could do Internet with the SNES. Wikipedia says:

Japan saw the release of the Satellaview, a modem which attached to the Super Famicom's expansion port and connected to the St. GIGA satellite radio station. Users of the Satellaview could download gaming news and specially designed games, which were frequently either remakes of or sequels to older Famicom titles, released in installments. Satellaview signals were broadcast from April 23, 1995 through June 30, 2000.[65] In the United States, the similar but relatively short-lived XBAND allowed users to connect to a network via a dial-up modem to compete against other players around the country.

 
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"Famicom TV-NET - Connected the Famicom to an online service."

http://www.japan-games.com/database/images/Nintendo/Famicom/TV-Net/
*especially the bottom pic with the phone adapter.

 
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11th December, 2007 at 06:14:48 -


Originally Posted by Dr. Jamesa Claus
"Famicom TV-NET - Connected the Famicom to an online service."

http://www.japan-games.com/database/images/Nintendo/Famicom/TV-Net/
*especially the bottom pic with the phone adapter.



alright now ive seen it all. the NES IS THE best console. it had it ALL!
in fact it even had a DDR mat before DDR was big and popular. like 10 years before people even KNEW DDR. this is why the NES is the BEST console ever made. it just has EVERYTHING and was the first to have all those features.

edit: okay i looked at the remote control and i would say the famicon wasnt able to do internet but display TELETEXT pages. do you agree?

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