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Philips G7000.

 

Yes, it was pants, I know.

Could have been worse, at least it wasn't an Amstrad GX4000.

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Could have been worse, at least it wasn't an Amstrad GX4000.

 

Hardly, the GX4000 was 12 years after the Philips G7000!

 

The GX was positively brimming with tech by comparison!  That said, I loved the G7000 at the time and it taught me to program in Assembler.  Well I say 'taught', it was more a case of figuring out how to crash a machine every 30 seconds due to the complete lack of any programming instructions on the "Assembler" cartridge whatsoever.  They weren't cheap cartridges either, far from it!

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Only assembler I can remember is

"A9" which I believe is "Load Accumulator" on.the 6502 uP

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Interestingly someone posted on another forum that CEX were paying £485 for XB1 so you could make an instant £55 profit.

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Hardly, the GX4000 was 12 years after the Philips G7000!

The GX was positively brimming with tech by comparison! That said, I loved the G7000 at the time and it taught me to program in Assembler. Well I say 'taught', it was more a case of figuring out how to crash a machine every 30 seconds due to the complete lack of any programming instructions on the "Assembler" cartridge whatsoever. They weren't cheap cartridges either, far from it!

Brimming with tech that never got used, because Lord Sugar released an 8 bit console just as everyone else was releasing 16bit!

Yes it may have technically been more powerful, but it was just about the biggest flop* in gaming history.

Interestingly, you pick up mint condition boxed consoles for next to nothing now, but the games are silly expensive because they are so hard to find, the reason they are so hard to find is because they were so sh1t that nobody bought them when they were new!

*probably only beaten by the Commodore 64GS!

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