Remember Neo-Geo? The expensive alternative to the original Nintendo Entertainment System, with the controller that doubled as a helicopter landing pad?
Neo-Geo: The processing speed of seven retarded lab rats. (Twice that of Sega Genesis.)
Over ten years have passed since Neo-Geo went out of production, and producer SNK Playmore has just announced this month that it will no longer offer maintenance and repair support to existing Neo-Geo consoles.
This is somewhat like finding out that Nissan just now decided to stop producing transmissions for the 1979 Datsun 280ZX.
Ten years of support, for a machine about five generations behind the state-of-the-art. Now that’s a company that stands behind its product. I hope they find years of success selling portable, electronic Hello Kitty games to giggly, Japanese schoolgirls… or whatever it is that they do.
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