video games

  1. A New Reality: An alternate Console wars
    Threadmarks: The deal that made gaming history

    Nintendo and Silicon Graphics confirm "Project Reality"; New disk-based console in development As sourced by the New York Times [1] - Aside from the disk-based hardware this is essentially OTL. Nintendo wanted to release "Project Reality" in '95 but had to delay it for technical reasons. Of...
  2. Mr_ Bondoc

    Epic Geek Battle 2.0

    Hey everybody!!! The following ATL is an attempt to build a TL that reflects the full extent of how pop culture has affected the culture world we live. As such, please feel free to add your favorite PODs for film, sports, television, video games, and other forms of entertainment... POD...
  3. Turing-Nash Power Hour Redux: A Collaborative Timeline

    Welcome Back to the Arcade, ladies and gentlemen! I'm your host, Awesome Sauce and this is a reboot of the Turing-Nash TL. This time around, it isn't just pop culture, now everything is allowed (as along as it is not ASB or violate the rules of this site) on this thread (of course with my...
  4. Hulkster'01

    An Alternate History Of WWF Games
    Threadmarks: Part 1: The Beginning

    With the release of WWF Smackdown vs. RAW 2k20, let's take a look back at the history of the WWF in video games. Part 1... The Beginning WWF Wrestlemania Publisher: Acclaim Console: NES Release Date: January 1989 Fun fact, the company that develop this game would go on to make Battletoads...
  5. The Ballad of the Lovecraft: A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    IDEA: Two acclaimed authors whose work everyone copies but has failed on television and the movies is Edgar Rice Burroughs (Jon Carter of Mars) and H.P. Lovecraft. Starting in the 1920s/1930s till now, make the franchises of John Carter of Mars and Lovecraftian media as popular as Star Trek or...
  6. Battle Royale: The Last Generation Of An SNES-CD Saga
    Threadmarks: All Aboard The Battle Bus

    (Author's Note: For all intents and purposes, this is to be treated as Massively Multiplayer: Gaming In The New Millennium. Massively Multiplayer has won its Turtledove, and this shouldn't be considered a new timeline for those purposes. We hit the 10,000 post limit and that's why this topic is...
  7. Welcome to the Arcade Gaiden
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    I'M BACK BITCHES William Higinbotham A name familiar to anyone who knows about video game history, He created the game Computer Tennis, a revolutionary game simulates a game of, well, tennis in 1958 to display it at the annual public convention of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the critical...
  8. The Turing-Nash Power Hour, A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    After having a conversation with Mr_ Bondoc, I decided to start a new TL with him. And yes, this is a collaborative effort so anyone who wants to join in and share your ideas, you can with, (of course) our permission. So here's the POD: POD: June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide...
  9. DBWI Your Favourite Film Adaptations

    Here you can list your favourite film adaptations, whether from books, cartoons (western or anime) or games of any kind. Yu-Gi-Oh (2017) - This may seem like an odd choice, but given i'm a sucker for Egyptian mythology, I love how Sam Esmail went back to basics and really incorporated it into...
  10. Huehuecoyotl

    Blue Phoenix: How Sega Won the War
    Threadmarks: Update 1: Saturn rumors & Mega Genesis

    Sega Prepares 32-Bit Game Machine from Electronic Gaming Monthly 052, November 1993 [1] For much of the last year, Sega has been steaming ahead in developing its new 32-Bit game console. Tom Kalinske, Sega president, has indicated that the new machine will be called ‘Saturn’. Saturn is said to...
  11. Mr_ Bondoc

    The Outer Worlds: An ATL Video Game

    Believe it or not, the upcoming video game "The Outer Worlds" is an alternate timeline. According to its creators, "This is an alternate history,” says co-director Leonard Boyarsky. “There was a point where the timeline split off. It was at a certain point, around the time of Einstein. There was...
  12. Effects on Call of Duty Series (and Military Games in General) if no 2000s Middle East Conflicts?

    I admit, I know nothing about these games (other than memes) as I'm more into shooters like DOOM, but I've always wondered about the impact of post-9/11/2001 events on the storylines these games focus on, how they sell and are received/reviewed/etc. I see that the first game to not take place...
  13. Suzon

    A Death in the Family: The Nintendo Story
    Threadmarks: Prologue - A Death in the Family

    Prologue - A Death in the Family Hiroshi Yamauchi sat down on the twelfth evening of December 1993 as he usually did, next to his wife Michiko, sharing some piping hot tea. Unfortunately, the sixty five year old Yamauchi would never get to enjoy his cup of tea. As his wife poured his tea, she...
  14. Burying the Hatchet: A Nintendo/Sega TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction / Rumors Spread

    Welcome to Burying the Hatchet! In this timeline Mario and Sonic will put their decade old rivalry to an end and combine forces to compete against Sony and Microsoft. Sega is in peril and their savior might just be a familiar red plumber. Nintendo, the company that popularized home gaming...
  15. Aloha

    Mario-Sonic crossover action game

    During the GameCube era, Yuji Naka discussed with Shigeru Miyamoto about plans to make an action game where Mario and Sonic would co-star as the main characters. This was turned down however, and instead we had Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. He still wants it to happen too...
  16. HeX

    WI: Nintendo Bought Sega?

    In 2001, Sega announced to the world that they would be stopping manufacturing of their latest (and final) console, the Dreamcast, and would be reworking themselves into a third-party company. That meant that their famous franchises (Sonic, Phantasy Star, Jet Set Radio) would be coming to the...
  17. Andrew Boyd

    Alternate TV Tropes pages.

    This is sort of a spin-off of @The Director's thread Pop Culture Oneshot Scenarios. Only now, it describes various aspects of what ever it is you can think of as if it was on a series of TV Tropes articles. YMMV, Nightmare Fuel, WMG, the works. Fire away, all.
  18. Odinson

    The History of Red Dead Redemption

    1908 Jack Marston stood outside the schoolhouse in Blackwater. "Do I really have to go, sir? I'd rather stay at home." John Marston pushed his son along. "Yes, now get going. Uncle 'll bring you back to Beechers Hope later this afternoon." Jack entered and found his desk, waiting for the...
  19. Long live the Dragon: WI Bruce Lee survived
    Threadmarks: Intro, May 15th 1969 to August 19th 1973

    POD, May 15th 1969. TV Star forms studio - New York Times May 15th 1969 Tired of receiving supporting roles, former Green Hornet star, Bruce Lee formed a film studio in San Fransisco; Lee received financial support from Phillips Electronics and a first look deal with Columbia Pictures, the...
  20. AHC: Third Pole for Comics/Animation/VG

    So I think we can agree that from a global perspective, the pop culture economies of the US and Japan are really beyond compare (in terms of volume, multinational influence, etc),* especially if we’re talking specifically about the mediums of comics and animation, and even more so in video...
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