I can't be the only one right? Well to make sure I'm not I'm posting this as a friendly reminder to get hype and as a look back at what truly matters about these new consoles. (The WiiU boot sequence is boring and practically might as well not exist, so I'm not including it here. To clarify, I'm posting these to look back at what Sony and Microsoft have done as those are the as-yet released new hotness. Since Sega and Nintendo have no new machines on the horizon, I avoided posting any of theirs however much I do love them too.)
@tycobb: To save myself the trouble of posting every Nintendo boot up screen and using the excuse that we already know what the Wii U one looks like (and isn't worth showing imo), I stuck to Sony and Microsoft. Absolutely worth their place in history, no dispute from me.
Besides, my favorite is the Dreamcast.
I'm still playing my PS2, so maybe I haven't put it away long enough to get nostalgia out of it yet.
But man, that PSX boot sequence makes me want to go play a PSX game for a little while. I know you can put PS1 games into a PS2 or 3 and get the second half of that, but it falls flat without that first rising, wide-open half.
I also think the 360's looks pretty elegant. Too bad the rest of the console's UI has taken a deep dive down the shitter.
I can't say that I'm itching to see boot screens, but a good boot screen can obviously be pretty memorable.
As much as these clips bring back the nostalgic tingles in my fingers and toes, will the next generation even have boot up screens---barring, of course, the initial boot up. Elaborate or not (I'm look at you Artist Formerly Known as Xbox 1), were the boot up screens not just entertaining ploys to cover a length boot process? We were promised an Apple-esqe quick awaken state---I hope Microsoft and Sony deliver as my PC (with SSD) boots faster than my 360.
I like the Dreamcast and GameCube sequences. The GameCube's startup fits with its look and position in the market: it's snappy, playful, non-self-serious, but not too goofy. I also love how it turns into the system menu.
The PS1 and PS2 sequences feel like a product of their times -- they're cool, but absent of the nostalgia of having owned either, the synth sounds are kind of dated.
Not saying it's the best thing ever, but the 64DD's boot sequence has a ton of energy to it:
You can smell the arrogance from the PS3 intro lol. Man how times have changed.
I think you're reading way too much from a startup sound.
If we end up getting boot up screens, I just hope that they feature something as dumb as the PS2 columns sizes being dictated by what's on your memory card. Also, more stupidly elaborate developer logos (How Remedy hasn't shot the bullet into their logo yet confounds me)
Yeahhhhh buuuuuut... Let me lay this mindkiller on you...
- Xbox Live Shop Music?
- PSN Shop Music?
Also considering the PS4 is being designed with Instant Resume, their startup sequence may need to be majestic for people to pay attention on the occasional time they boot from scratch.
My 2 cents.
Top 10 System Start-Up Sounds
|3. PlayStation 2|
|5. Game Boy Advance|
|6. PlayStation 3|
|8. PlayStation Portable|
|9. Xbox 360|
|10. Neo Geo Pocket Color|
I will say GC and the PSX had the best sequences. Next would have to be the original Xbox. I am very curious what they are planning on doing with the new consoles.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOT SCREEN EVER! Even better than the space invaders one I made for my PC.
The PSX takes the cake. So much nostalgia. I vividly remember plugging the console in for the very first time, experiencing that epic startup-sequence followed by this game's intro - what a vastly different experience to everything Nintendo-related at the time.
Aw man, say it ain't so. Oh well, here's holding out for a cool first time boot up sequence. If that is what we're getting, the ball is in Sony's court to bring back dope boot sequences again.