Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Obscure Moments in Gaming History - Pioneer LaserActive

FLASHBACK 1993.

War rages in Afghanistan, President Clinton announces his don't ask don't tell policy, and 80 million people tune out of the final episode Count Duckula.

In the midst of all this turmoil, Pioneer introduces a revolutionary new video game device; the LaserActive.
Using space age laser disc technology, this device would allow users to watch movies or play interactive video games in the comfort of their own home. And all for a mere 970 dollars.

But not to be out done Sega and NEC release add-on pacs for the device. For another 600 dollars each, users could play Sega Genesis, CD, or TurboGraphx games as well.
Now every school boy's dream of getting girls to play video games can come true, with the lure of karaoke. And with games like “I Will: The Story of London” and “Quiz Econosaurus” how could they resist.

The Pioneer LaserActive, another obscure moment in gaming history.

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