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Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Postby arcadeadriano » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am

Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Which consoles truly left a lasting legacy? Does the Jaguar deserve respect for really trying to implement 3D graphics, introduce controller in-lays and did action buttons lead the way to VMU's and even portable gaming?! Myself and the rest of the Arcade Attack crew discuss the jag, plus many other consoles in this thought-provoking podcast. Also, if you hate our opinions, please shout at us! Thanks all. Adrian

https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/podcast-july-3-2019/

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Re: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Postby christos » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 pm

I don't know about legacy, but it did leave us a "nice" community... Also, 3d graphics on the jaguar are an afterthought. It's nice to see its new role as an ST based console. It is interesting to watch the evolution of what could an ST based console be like.

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Re: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Postby darklight » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:16 pm

@christos what do you mean "new role as an ST based console" - I thought the Jaguar was a totally different architecture to the ST line?
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Re: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Postby christos » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:48 pm

darklight wrote:@christos what do you mean "new role as an ST based console" - I thought the Jaguar was a totally different architecture to the ST line?


Most of the new releases are ST games ports (in the most basic of terms using a kind of emulation of the ST's video format).

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Re: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Postby arcadeadriano » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:14 am

I agree, the fact the Jag left a lovely community is what really matters. :)

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Re: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

Postby galvatron1983 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:09 pm

In terms of a legacy, it was the final nail in the coffin of the original Atari as a company. Not a great legacy, but important in the history of video games generally.
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