Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 11:04 UTC
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 drcouzelis on Mon 4th Feb 2013 14:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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"Nintendo selected the cartridge as it thought it superior / more rugged.
Plu-h'ease ! I do not recount how many times I had to give the NES connector a blow job before getting it hard and steady for a round... Kochise "
I can't tell if you're joking and just wanted to make a silly comment or if you actually don't know the history / details about NES cartridge design.

I'll summarize it super quickly for any who doesn't know: Blowing into NES cartridges hardly ever had any effect. The reason the NES would blink is because of a bad connection, which was due the NES having a front loading design as opposed to the much superior top loading design of [every other console with cartridges]. The front loading design was necessary for business reasons due to the then recent video game crash.

Cartridges are more rugged, have much faster loading times than optical discs, and require no moving parts, whereas optical discs can hold much more data and are far cheaper to produce.

Edited 2013-02-04 14:55 UTC

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