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DarkCronos said:

the nintendo seal of quality never was a certification of the game's "quality". it was there to certify that the game you where buying was licensed by nintendo and not a bootleg or a game made on stolen/unofficial dev kit.



Wrong.

http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/Official_Nintendo_Seal

And wikipedia says

The gold starburst seal was first used by Nintendo America, and later Nintendo of Europe. It is displayed on any game, system, or accessory licensed for use on one of its video game consoles, denoting the game has been properly licensed by Nintendo (and, in theory, checked for quality).

 



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TheWon said:
DarkCronos said:

the nintendo seal of quality never was a certification of the game's "quality". it was there to certify that the game you where buying was licensed by nintendo and not a bootleg or a game made on stolen/unofficial dev kit.


Also that the 3rd parties agreed with Nintendo's game release plan. Only a certain amount of games released per year. Something that help with the shoverlware problem until Sony came, and blew that up. Sony the bringer of The Shoverlware Age.


The Playstation platform is agreed by most to be the birthplace of the finest 3rd party libraries. I would think twice about writing such ignorant nonsense.

Nintendo knows they made a mistake and Sony's policy attracted some of the finest games in that era.



Berstuck said:
DarkCronos said:

the nintendo seal of quality never was a certification of the game's "quality". it was there to certify that the game you where buying was licensed by nintendo and not a bootleg or a game made on stolen/unofficial dev kit.



Wrong.

http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/Official_Nintendo_Seal

And wikipedia says

The gold starburst seal was first used by Nintendo America, and later Nintendo of Europe. It is displayed on any game, system, or accessory licensed for use on one of its video game consoles, denoting the game has been properly licensed by Nintendo (and, in theory, checked for quality).

 

He's not wrong at all.  The "quality" that was checked was in no relation to the subjective quality of the game itself, rather the quality of the electronic components in the product.  As in it wouldn't blow up your console.  In effect, it worked like the Underwriters Laboratories.

Dr.Grass said:

The Playstation platform is agreed by most to be the birthplace of the finest 3rd party libraries. I would think twice about writing such ignorant nonsense.

Nintendo knows they made a mistake and Sony's policy attracted some of the finest games in that era.

One could just as easily argue that the SNES had the greatest 3rd party line up in history.  But it's irrelevant to his point.  Sony's liscensing policy did open the doors for shovelware.   And while many think the Wii holds the largest supply of shovelware, the PS2 actually holds that honor and by a very large magnitude.  It was simply fortunate enough to also receive a lot of quality 3rd party support to balance things.



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The seal went to the back of the boxes. Just because it isn't on the cover anymore doesn't mean it's nowhere to be seen anymore.



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dsister said:

Then they really need to rename Mario Party :-/

They did.



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MrT-Tar said:

This thread reminded my of the satirical Nintendo seal (literally a seal) feature NOM used to run ages ago on the back pages of their issues.  I miss him, he was legendary

I miss NOM so much...


Never read that magazine but that Seal is awesome.



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