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Games "On January 31st, 1997, Final Fantasy VII was released to the Japanese public. This single game both revolutionized and raised the bar of Japanese style console role playing games. It success was so staggering, it placed Squaresoft firmly on top the the the genre, displacing the Dragon Quest series created by the rival Enix company. The story of how this game came to be has a story more expansive than the game itself. It starts, as most stories do, with it's prequel." An insanely detailed - although missing certain parts, here and there - look at Final Fantasy VII's engine. As in, 211 pages detailed. You might want to grab a coffee.
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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by delta0.delta0 on Mon 4th Feb 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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Laurence, is there any proof to back up that statement ? Do they actually have any proof about Sony blocking Nintendo from using a cd drive ?

According to Wikipedia Nintendo chose it and I remember at the time when I got my n64 reading Nintendo wanted to use Cartridges, this is why it all seems a bit bullshit to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_64DD -- optical drive addon for wii. --> also dont forget this little gem which was Japan only.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_64

"Nintendo cited several advantages for making the N64 cartridge-based.[40] Primarily cited was the ROM cartridges' very fast load times in comparison to disc-based games, as contemporary CD-ROM drives rarely had speeds above 4×" ... Read that section and look at the references for corroboration.

http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/SNES_CD-ROM -- the snes cdrom flop.

Sony might have blocked it, but I doubt philips or matsushita or any of the other companies would give a damn what sony said and would supply Nintendo, it just sounds very bullshit to me.

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