• rxb - July 25, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    Great article.
  • mothbanquet - July 23, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    The Dreamcast's fate still brings a tear to my eye. That the Wii - THE WII - thrived while the Dreamcast died is sure proof that God either doesn't exist, or is a malevolent bastard.
  • Fireninjastar - July 20, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Wait- The Vectrex did poorly?
  • Rottenbrains - July 20, 2013 6:13 a.m.

    Where is the Gameboy Micro? It's not like that one was so popular, it came out together with the NDS and no one even knows it excisted.
  • ombranox - July 20, 2013 2:35 a.m.

    I'm just going to assume you were likening the Hyperscan's functionality to Disney Infinity or Skylanders.
  • AqueousBoy - July 17, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    Also, I work in contract administration in the film and TV industry. And to this day, CD-i is consistently listed as a format for distribution that producers want to retain the rights to. I have to assume that's because none of the people who draft these contracts have any clue what CD-i actually means.
  • AqueousBoy - July 17, 2013 12:25 p.m.

    I wanted a TurboExpress so bad! To play games and watch TV on the go really felt like the future to me. Fortunately (?) I could never afford it. Years later though, I did buy a 3DO - I split the cost with a friend so we could get it. Our time with the machine was relatively short lived, but it was pretty awesome. But then the PS1 came out and the N64 after that, and the 3DO just wasn't worth our time.
  • ViolentLee - July 17, 2013 12:43 a.m.

    I used to cover N-Gage for GameSpy, and there were some genuinely great games for it (Pathway to Glory, Mile-High Pinball, Glimmerati). I believe I have every one of them -- even some stuff that was never released, like Virtua Cop. The second hardware design - the QD - fixed almost all issues except the ill will from "taco phone." I also have a Gizmondo, but with only 3 games. I remember seeing it at E3, and the way it used its camera had potential. Miss seeing Sega's Pico, a child-geared storybook console, on the list. It had edu-games featuring Sonic, Ecco, and other Sega properties. Also missing is Apex Digital's ApeXtreme, another of the drop-in-and-play PC consoles. I got the whole spiel on it at CES 2005. That was the same show I witnessed XaviXPORT, which was a cool pre-Wii Sports concept until you saw the crappy graphics.
  • GOD - July 17, 2013 12:09 a.m.

    The text on Slide 51 of the Mattel HyperScan is incomplete, like it was cut off for some reason.
  • tehtimeisnow - July 16, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    u guys shuold ad wiiu 2 that list cuz its the bigest pile of garbege ever maked and its tanking is sales
  • sandplasma - July 16, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    Its a REAL shame that the companies that go down are the ones that take risks and innovate to bring something never seen before. I miss Sega.
  • jeff-dunn - July 16, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    Bu...but Sega's still aroun...ohhh. Yeah, I miss them too.
  • mafyooz - July 16, 2013 12:37 a.m.

    When I was 13 I wanted a Neo-Geo so bad it hurt, until I found out how much the damn games were!!
  • shinkeiDEI - July 15, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    Huh. . . I live in Mexico and the Zeebo wasn't marketed here. In fact we have been very current with our gaming plataform, considering that my first console was an NES when I was 6 (I used to play Atari 2600 when I was younger). The Zeebo was a brazilian product and only marketed there.
  • jeff-dunn - July 16, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    I think that tells you about how serious Qualcomm and the other companies bolstering Zeebo really were about the product (not very). Pretty positive it was there (, but no, it didn't have much of an impact. I actually don't mind the idea though.
  • shinkeiDEI - July 16, 2013 10:50 p.m.

    Oh, don't get me wrong, I thought it was a great idea when it was showed for the first time; but I never saw one or any marketing for it here. Although I might know why, but I don't want to spoil my gaming with bs mexican politics-economics.
  • Fhiend - July 15, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    Didnt sega also make a portable genesis/sega cd? I think it was called the CDX. It was supposed to be used as a portable CD player (it was small) that you could hook up to the TV and use as a genesis/sega cd.
  • hadlee73 - July 15, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    I was surprised to not see the Commodore CD32 in this list.
  • Fhiend - July 15, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    Dreamcast was awesome. I actually own 2 of them(USA and Japanese). TG16 and the duo were awesome too. Im surprised you didnt include the Sega CD and 32X. Though the Sega cd is home to one of the best games ever. Snatcher. Oh yeah, also had a Jaguar.........
  • SanFranPsycho - July 15, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    Atari 5200, Saturn and Dreamcast. And I don't consider these failures. I had so much fun with all of this.

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