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I never wanted a console until very recently. In fact, when I had a Commodore 64 and Amiga, I was a smug little pinhead about how much better those systems were than an NES/SMS and SNES/Genesis, respectively. I still am glad I had access to those instead of being limited to a games console, but in retrospect it would have been nice to also have access to the exclusive games. Sure, we had Great Giana Sisters, but it wasn't Mario, and it's a shame to have missed out on Zelda and Metroid.
Computers, now, that's a different story. I badly wanted an Amiga 1200 or 4000, just to see what AGA was all about. I also would have loved back in the 80s to have an Apple II, and in the early 90s to have a VGA-capable clone. Obviously, the Apple II saw lots of exclusives and original games, including all of Garriott's stuff up until very late (Ultima VII, maybe?). Of course, there were tons of excellent VGA games, too many to mention, really. I'm glad I had an Amiga, but going that route certainly limited my options in a major way.
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