1. WI: Video game console invented in the 1950s?

    Ralph Baer, inventor of the first video game console, claimed that he first devised the concept of an interactive television set in 1951. If he had pursued that idea back then, How would a video game system invented then effect the long-term trajectory of the field? How would the culture develop...
  2. bennymaker

    Atari: A different Console War
    Threadmarks: Sega Atari Nintendo 3DO

    Different Console Manufacturers Names Nintendo: Same as the OTl Sega: Atari 3DO: Same as the OTl Atari: Arcadia Atari's development studios and their franchises Atari AM1: CueBall, Happy Bird, Zaxxon, Half-Beast Atari AM2: Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner, Benji the Hedgehog, Mad...
  3. Jaiken

    A Humble Nintendo: What if Donkey Kong Failed?

    The idea was simple, launch the Donkey Kong arcade game and let it see how the American market would react. Instead, the game had a bug that made the game play terribly or simply not at all, Donkey Kong would have to be shelved. With all the monitors now needing to be recalled something had to...
  4. ToastyPancakes

    AHC: Have Microsoft Enter the Console Market Earlier

    So, your challenge here is to have Microsoft enter the console market at a plausible date earlier than 2001.
  5. ToastyPancakes

    AHC: Keep Sega in the console market

    So, your challenge here is to have Sega stay in the console market to this day without ASBs.
  6. ToastyPancakes

    WI: The Sega Saturn was a failure in Japan

    The Sega Saturn is a home video game console developed by Sega and released in 1994 in Japan and 1995 in both North America and Europe as the fifth-generation successor to the Sega Mega Drive (or the Sega Genesis in North America). It was a success in Japan, with it having sold 5.75 million...
  7. ToastyPancakes

    WI: Sony entered the console market earlier

    I'm sure that most of us know about Sony. Founded in 1946 in Japan, it's one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic products, one of the world's largest music companies, one of the world's largest film studios, making it one of the most comprehensive media companies. Sony first...
  8. MegaToon1234

    WI: The Xbox One was a failure

    Y’all remember that one thing in E3 2013 with that one Xbox One announcement, right? Well, it has gone through an overly negative reception because of that, but since Microsoft changed the Xbox One up a bit before release, it started to slowly improve, and of course, did it sell so well? That’s...
  9. ToastyPancakes

    WI: The Nintendo Switch was a failure

    I'm sure that most of us know about the Nintendo Switch. It's a hybrid console that was released in 2017 after the failure of the Wii U and has since became a success, with it and the Nintendo Switch Lite having sold more than 89 million units worldwide. So, what if the Nintendo Switch was a...
  10. ToastyPancakes

    WI: The Master System was a success in Japan and North America

    We all know the Master System, right? Its a 8-bit home video game console released by Sega in 1985 to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a success in Europe and Brazil with the Master System's lifespan still going on in the latter country. However, it was a failure in Japan...
  11. ToastyPancakes

    AHC: Different console war

    I’ve had ideas of a console war timeline where Nintendo is more competitive towards Sega and Sony, releasing a 16-bit successor to the Famicom/NES in the late 80’s, allowing games like Mortal Kombat to be released uncensored with blood and gore, releasing a disc-based 32-bit console capable of...
  12. ToastyPancakes

    AHC: Have Nintendo and Sega work together

    We all know that back in the day, Sega was Nintendo’s rival and in our current day, Sega is Nintendo’s friend. However, I was thinking of making a timeline where Nintendo and Sega work together on consoles and such since around the 1980’s, but how can I create such a TL without ASB?
  13. Aloha

    AHC: Nintendo-Sega alliance

    Sony had plans of alliances with either Sega and Nintendo, and they came quite close to doing this with Nintendo and they tried to team up to create the Nintendo Playstation, but it ended up being unreleased. But I was more interested in the idea of a different timeline where Sega and Nintendo...
  14. AHC/WI Video game console propaganda wars in Europe

    I had a strange dream last night about an ATL: Firstly, console gaming is more popular in Europe than it was/is in OTL. In a time period spanning approximately from 1986 to 2004, various European countries start state-owned companies that each develop a uniquely constructed video game console...