- Apr 16, 2009
I understand, I still don't think they pioneered as much as you think they did, but that view does open it up a bit.GrizzlerBorno said:Fine, what I mean by invention is neither actual "invention" nor "popularization" really. What I mean is more like "Pioneered". Like how 50 years from now, no-one but tech nostalgic's will remember Myspace for being the first hit social network site, they'll remember Facebook; OR how Netscape will not be remembered, but Internet explorer will.etc. Nintendo may not have invented those technologies but they sparked the fire; one that is still burning to this day.danpascooch said:Dpad: Mattel's Intellivision
Analog Stick: Atari 5200
Handheld Gaming: Mattel again
Platformer: Space Panic is sometimes considered the first platformer, but Nintendo did make the first one that satisfies all modern definitions, so sure.
3rd person adventure: Three dimensional third person adventure game is so specific I am having trouble finding out who invented it. There were certainly other 3rd person games before, so it's not exactly a big deal.
Motion Gaming: I don't know who tried it first, but the eyetoy came before the wii, so it wasn't the wii
I think you might be getting "invented" mixed up with "popularized" but even if you mean popularized, many of these are still wrong.
Example from my very post? Nintendo experimented with 3D gaming using the abysmal Virtual Boy that will fade into the Annals of history, but Sony will be remembered for their use of 3D in their PS3 games. Sony didn't by any means "invent" 3D gaming. They "pioneered" it. Get what i mean?