All the Video Game Consoles I’ve Ever Owned in Chronological Order, Pt. 3 of 4

Sega Saturn (1995-1997)

Don’t have a lot of memories of this console. Seems like it was pretty sweet, especially for people who wanted to play weird games from Japan involving robots and/or anime girls crying plaintively. When I try to think about what it ‘felt’ like to play, I recall that the Sega Genesis had something of a ‘sluggish’ feel to its control pad and that the Saturn’s was even worse.

I played a lot of Panzer Dragoon on the Sega Saturn. Seems like you are pretty much a dork if the first time you heard the word ‘panzer’ did not have to do with World War II but instead had to do with a video game about flying on a dragon to battle larger dragons that didn’t really look like dragons. Remembered learning about German tanks in school and going, ‘oh, Sega Saturn.’

The family dog Kona chewed the plug off the Sega Saturn. The hardware was not ‘modular’, so the plug could not be easily replaced. It seemed frustrating to have a fully operational piece of hardware that nonetheless could not be operated simply owing to a cord. Learned then that game companies make hardware sometimes ‘really fucking not user-friendly/able to be repaired easily’ because they don’t want people opening it up/hacking it.


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  • tracy morgan

    i haven't read this, yet, but the homepage makes it look like 'all the boyfriends i've ever had, part x of n' is by leigh alexander, which, having read the previous two 'videogame consoles,' i was really excited for, but obviously leigh alexander is way too busy playing videogames to have boyfriends, so here we are.

    • tracy morgan

      also that last paragraph under n64 is pretty freakin' gutsy

      • BIB

        Tracy Morgan reads Thought Catalog?

      • tracy morgan

        someone had already taken 'wesley snipes'.

  • Molly Oswaks

    None of what you said makes any sense. Did the fact that both Leigh and Lesley are writing serial pieces confuse you?

    • tracy morgan

      lady broseph, go look at the homepage, and look at how it's aligned in columns. if the top name for the first article on the left is cut off, the name between the two articles could ostensibly refer to either article, if you had no foreknowledge! this is why i thought that.

  • Morgan

    What about Shenmue for Dreamcast?

    • mario

      'jet grind radio'

      • Jim Colns

        'Crazy Taxi'

      • BIB

        House of the Dead

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