What if the vocal Internet gaming community of today(blogs, forums, podcasts, etc.) existed during the NES & SNES/Genesis eras of gaming?
What changes(if any) to the now classic games themselves would open-forums like GAF and various gaming podcasts have caused?
Would the outcome of the 16-bit wars have been different because of the vocal media and/or NPD sales data discussions?
How would it have effected companies the gaming industry during that time?
I'm pretty sure companies who made terrible movie-licensed games would have been crucified even worse than they are now in modern times.
Maybe the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' series wouldn't be so screwed up today if there was an outspoken community to smack Sega on the nose early-on when they tried something new with Sonic.
Edited by BlueSwim, 16 November 2009 - 07:32 PM.