video games

  1. CrashBandicam

    WI/AHC - Ultra Competitive Videogame Console Wars (REDUX)

    Original thread: While the subject of video game consoles has come up a number of times, what if the video game console wars became even more ultra competitive and over-saturated compared to...
  2. CrashBandicam

    WI: No Sega Mega-CD

    So, what if Sega never released the Mega-CD? How would that happen without ASBs? What would happen to Sonic CD, one of the Mega-CD’s famed games? How would that affect the future of Sega? Would Sega still release a 32X-like add-on? What would happen to the Mega-CD’s FMV games? Would Sega still...
  3. CrashBandicam

    WI: Sega-CD was successful (REDUX)

    Original version: What if the Sega CD was a success? How would this happen? And how would this change Sega? (Would they still make consoles?)
  4. CrashBandicam

    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. CrashBandicam

    WI: Nintendo-Sony-Philips partnership

    In 1988, Nintendo signed a contract with Sony to develop a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. However, in 1991, Nintendo decided to partner up with Philips instead to develop the SNES-CD. Nintendo and Sony then attempted to sort out their differences, however, the rift between the two companies was...
  6. CrashBandicam

    AHC: Alternate console wars

    So, your challenge here is to have a different console war. Instead of Nintendo vs. Sony vs. Microsoft, it could be any other war like Nintendo vs. Sega vs. NEC or Nintendo-Sony vs. Sega vs. 3DO or whatever.
  7. CrashBandicam

    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.
  8. CrashBandicam

    WI: No Video Game Crash of 1983

    So, what if the video game crash of 1983 never happened? How would that happen without ASBs? Would companies like Nintendo and Sega still enter the console market? What would the gaming industry look like as of now without the video game crash of 1983 ever happening?
  9. CrashBandicam

    AHC: Earlier Sonic franchise

    Sonic the Hedgehog is a franchise created and owned by Sega that follows a blue hedgehog named Sonic fighting the evil Dr. Eggman, a mad scientist. The first Sonic game was released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive (known in America as the Sega Genesis) and became a success, leading to a...
  10. WI: Nintendo Never Creates Donkey Kong?

    Originally Nintendo was planning to create a game based on the popular Popeye the Sailor cartoons and movie but lost the license. Shigeru Miyamoto felt the game they were designing was sound and was given permission to develop the game as a new IP. From that Donkey Kong and Mario were created...
  11. Team Fortress 2's WAR! Update's Alternate Outcome: What if the Demoman had won?

    On December 9th, 2009, Valve had announced the WAR! Update to hold a competition between the Demoman and the Soldier, released on December 17th, 2009. When you picked either Demoman or Soldier in the game, a kill tracker appeared in your HUD, with the counter increasing each time you killed a...
  12. What if Atari hadn't been so dysfunctional in the early '80s?

    Imagine a world that started off very similar to our own, but branching off around 1981. Attempting to work up a successor to the Atari VCS to better combat the Intelivision, Atari first looks to the 3200 System X (aka Sears Super Arcade II), a backwards compatible system based on an...
  13. CrashBandicam

    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...
  14. CrashBandicam

    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...
  15. CrashBandicam

    WI: Mario was a Sega franchise

    I'm sure that most of us know about the Mario franchise by Nintendo, starring that Italian plumber who goes on adventures with his brother Luigi and their sidekick Yoshi and saves his love interest Princess Peach from the evil Bowser, right? Well, the question here is what if Mario was a Sega...
  16. 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...
  17. CrashBandicam

    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...
  18. CrashBandicam

    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...
  19. CrashBandicam

    AHC: Make the Virtual Boy successful

    We all know the Virtual Boy, a 32-bit tabletop portable video game console from Nintendo released in 1995. It was a critical and commercial failure, for its high price, monochrome display, unimpressive stereoscopic effect, lack of true portability and health concerns, therefore earning its place...
  20. CrashBandicam

    AHC/WI: Sega took Nintendo's place in the 80's

    Okay, so back around the start of this year, I came up with a idea for a TL where the NES failed, causing Nintendo to stick to just cards and Sega to take Nintendo's place. I soon scrapped it for other TL ideas, but here's the question. What if Sega took Nintendo's place as a big video game...