How disappointing that PS2 was banned in Iraq and Iran given that the hardware was perfectly suited to rendering featureless, barren, jagged and brown-coloured landscapes.
Long periods of bad posture whilst playing videogames lead to the arrival of the term 'Nintendo Neck' during the 1980's in the USA (So you guys best be careful DC+Laird) :-).
A couple more from me:FICTION: The Atari Jaguar must be programmed in assembler to get any kind of performance from it.FACT: High Voltage software wrote NBA Jam: TE (widely regarded as the best version) in C and it is said that they were programmed Dactyl Joust in C too. They wrote their own C compiler to make programming Jag games much easier but sadly it was never shared with anyone and lost.FICTION: Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi invented the D-pad and it first appeared on the Nintendo Game & Watch.FACT: The MB Microvision game Cosmic Hunter had a proper D-pad in 1982 and the Videomaster Star Chess had a basic directional pad in 1977.
Nice read and a very interesting idea for a thread..