What Is The Best Video Game System?

Written by Kevin Scripter

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While ActRaiser may have hadrepparttar best game soundtrack,repparttar 116227 best graphics belonged to Donkey Kong Country. Using Advanced Computer Modeling (ACM), Rare,repparttar 116228 game developer, was able to display graphics on a 16-bit system that looked better than most 32-bit Playstation One games. ACM allowed fully-rendered graphics allowing objects to actually look 3-dimensional. Crisp, bold graphics were accomplished with ACM and Donkey Kong Country went on to sell 8 million units.

In terms of graphics and sound,repparttar 116229 SNES hadrepparttar 116230 biggest leap in quality as compared to other later Nintendo console versions. In fact,repparttar 116231 next-generation systems set for release in 2005 and 2006 will probably differ little as far as graphics and sound capabilities are concerned. The early game machines however, saw huge leaps in processing power.

Surerepparttar 116232 SNES had one big flaw - slowdown! Whilerepparttar 116233 Genesis was publicizing its faster processor speed of 7.67 MHz, which they coined "blast processing," Nintendo's processor was only capable of speeds up to 3.58 MHz. When too many sprites appeared on screen at one time in games such as shooters like R-Type III,repparttar 116234 action would slowdown (although at times this was actually a helpful feature for many shooters instead of a hindrance because these games are so frantic and intense).

Nowrepparttar 116235 debate is whetherrepparttar 116236 Super Nintendo actually wonrepparttar 116237 biggest game system war ever. Based on numbers, Nintendo sold twice as many SNES units asrepparttar 116238 Genesis and even though Sega was able to cut into Nintendo's market share (peaking at 65%), it was Nintendo that had regained over 60% from its original 95% market share ofrepparttar 116239 NES days when Sega began not supportingrepparttar 116240 Genesis in its later cycle life days with quality games likerepparttar 116241 SNES enjoyed.

Ironically, Nintendo initially planned forrepparttar 116242 original NES console to be a 16-bit machine, butrepparttar 116243 price forrepparttar 116244 components were too high atrepparttar 116245 time. Think about how that could have alteredrepparttar 116246 SNES/Genesis war. Would have Sega released a 32-bit Genesis instead? Would we now be playing on a 512-bit PS2 instead of a 128-bit console?

The SNES had an assortment of games from every genre. Nintendo should learn from its success ofrepparttar 116247 SNES. The N64 and GameCube are really lacking in RPG and shooter games, for example, that were abundant onrepparttar 116248 SNES.

Whilerepparttar 116249 GameCube's game selection is improving with Square Enix finally back supporting a Nintendo home console, Nintendo will need to recreate those precious days ofrepparttar 116250 SNES with lots of exclusive, top quality franchises for its game machine if they want to regain their market share against Sony's Playstation consoles.

The SNES isrepparttar 116251 last Nintendo game console that gamers truly supported. N64 and GameCube sales pale in comparison torepparttar 116252 NES and SNES days. The Super Nintendo is alsorepparttar 116253 only console in history to haverepparttar 116254 biggest game franchises on one machine: Metroid, Final Fantasy, Contra, Donkey Kong, F-Zero, Super Mario Bros., The Legend Of Zelda, Star Fox and Castlevania. No other console has these games on only one game system.

Kevin Scripter is the site owner of Zerogifts.com, an online retailer of video games and DVD movies http://www.zerogifts.com.

Victorian Ceramic Fairings

Written by Andy Graham

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Although they are often assumed to be British due torepparttar typically English humour they were in fact mainly made in Germany, in particular by a company called Conta & Boehme. Conta & Boehme, Pössneck in Saxony exported in vast quantities torepparttar 116226 United Kingdom, USA and other countries. They were established in 1790 and exhibited at a number of key events throughrepparttar 116227 19th century: ·Melbourne (Australia) exhibition in 1880 ·The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, UK in 1851 To identify Conta & Boehme fairings look for a shield shaped mark that contains a small arm holding a dagger impressed onrepparttar 116228 base. This mark is usually found with an impressed 4 digit number ranging fromrepparttar 116229 first series 2850 to 2899, andrepparttar 116230 second series 3301 torepparttar 116231 3380s.

Victorian fairings capturerepparttar 116232 humour of 19th century Europe whether it is risqué, political or just plain funny. They are an up and coming area forrepparttar 116233 collector with prices having risen overrepparttar 116234 last few years as their popularity grows.

Andy run's Timeless Treasure the antique and collectable web resource for the avid collector. This portal can be accessed at www.timeless-treasure.biz. He is also a published writer on antiques.

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