Apple game console: the Apple PiP!n?

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Apple game console: the Apple PiP!n?

Post#1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:57 pm

Hey all, wanted to share a new find (even though many of you may already know about this bit of history i am about to share). As I was an avid gaming fan in the 1990's, I am blown away I have never seen.. or heard of.. the Apple Pippin.. before....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Pippin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0yVcF0ysBs (great video by our own Adam Koralik)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zmub4R1bGE

Online and VGA ready straight out of the box... in 1996? I'm now doubting that the Dreamcast was ahead of its time ;)

This looks like a revolutionary console. SEGA sure took some notes on this one.. I'm going to buy myself an Apple Pippin.
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Post#2 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:02 pm

Good luck

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Post#3 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:55 am

Wanted to buy it too ages ago, thing is, it only has a handful of games (50 or so) and half of those are shit, they also often cost €200 for one game. So it's gonna be an expensive hobby. On the bright side: it is one of the easiest consoles to get a full set for, as it has so few games...
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Post#4 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:11 am

K0rN b4LL wrote:Good luck

A quick search with one auction site shows several available at great prices. Not sure why you're wishing me luck on this one..

@Mayu, what swayed you in to not buying this console?
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Post#5 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:44 am

The reason it has VGA and a modem is because it's basically a Mac with some slight changes to turn it into a game console. There were only 18 "games" released in the US and most of them aren't even games. It's mostly educational software. I wouldn't spend a dime on it personally. :lol:
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Post#6 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:56 am

everynewday84 wrote:
@Mayu, what swayed you in to not buying this console?


I just have too much shit already :lol:
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Post#7 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:01 pm

pcwzrd13 wrote: I wouldn't spend a dime on it personally. :lol:


I understand it's not the best value for any budget. However, The Pippin will likely only appreciate. If it depreciates, it wont be by a large factor. When it comes time to sell i think ill do ok. ;)
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Post#8 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:53 pm

everynewday84 wrote:
K0rN b4LL wrote:Good luck

A quick search with one auction site shows several available at great prices. Not sure why you're wishing me luck on this one..

From what I've been told the nstc and pal versions are super rare, so if you see it for cheap I'm assuming its a japanese "Bandai" PiP!n.

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Post#9 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:53 pm

These machines are region free.
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Post#10 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:36 pm

Right, I keep forgetting a lot of the older consoles are like that.

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