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  1. I agree with this. It wasn't just Sony's hype, it was the fact that literally everyone on Earth seemed to accept every single rumor or exaggeration about the PS2's capabilities as fact and took it from there, spreading the hype more effectively than Sony could have ever done alone. I will disagree, however, with the point you made suggesting that the DVD player wasn't such a strong part of its initial success. DVD player prices dropped drastically after the release of the PS2, but before its release, most players cost at least $200, and a decent one (such as a Sony) was $250 or so. Considering that DVD players had not yet reached market saturation at that point, a whole lot of people were purchasing the PS2 as their first-ever DVD Player, and for just an extra $50 they got a state-of-the-art (or so everyone and their mother was saying) game system as well. Bargain. Or to look at it another way, they bought a $300 system (standard) and got a 100% free DVD player in the process. Again, bargain. Edit: I got paranoid that perhaps I was remembering incorrectly, but no, it seems I was OK. This is a Comp USA flyer from around the same time. The PS2 launched in the USA on October 26, 2000. You can see in the ad that NFL Gameday 2001 for the PlayStation is advertised, which was released on October 30, 2000. And the Toshiba standalone DVD player on the same page is $250.
  2. Kawa no Nushi Tsuri: Wonderful Journey (川のぬし釣り ワンダフルジャーニー, released in the USA as River King: A Wonderful Journey) is a fishing sim/adventure game developed and published by Marvelous Interactive for the PlayStation 2 on January 27, 2005 in Japan.
  3. Bonk's Adventure is a platform game developed by Atlus and published by NEC for the TurboGrafx-16 in 1990.
  4. Splatterhouse is a side-scrolling beat-em-up developed by Namco and published by NEC for the TurboGrafx 16 in 1990.
  5. John Elway's Quarterback is a vertically-scrolling football game developed by Rare and published by Tradewest for the NES in June 1989.
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    Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat is a fighting game developed and published by Midway. It was simultaneously released for the SNES, Genesis, Game Gear and Game Boy on September 13, 1993.
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    Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat is a fighting game developed and published by Midway. It was simultaneously released for the SNES, Genesis, Game Gear and Game Boy on September 13, 1993.
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    Final Fight 2

    Final Fight 2 is a side-scrolling beat-em-up developed and published by Capcom for the SNES on August 15, 1993.
  9. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is an action RPG developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay for the PlayStation 2 on December 22, 2004 in Japan.
  10. I didn't look at every single issue. But every issue I DID look at had a Retromags splash page at the end, so I'm pretty sure the bulk of them came from us. And the point is, NONE of our scans should have been uploaded there. Whether they were taken from a torrent is irrelevant. A Retromags scan is a Retromags scan. That's why the splash pages are there. There's no point splitting hairs about the details - the fact is that a site with a $10 million per year budget uploaded a bunch of Nintendo Powers (remember, they were uploaded by an Internet Archive employee, not some random user), which is going to look bad to a company like Nintendo which is notoriously protective of its IP, especially if there's money involved. The negative attention they received could have blown back on us as well (and indeed, our NP collection had to be removed from our site for a while as a cautionary measure and remains hidden from unregistered visitors to this day because of the mess the Internet Archive caused.) I don't think their actions are worth defending in the slightest.