yeah though in the UK it's well remembered by 1000s of software engineers in there 30s that started to program on them for the first time. My older brother started on one and he now senior engineer at a software company. Unlike consoles it was much more hands on though also much less reliable to work.
someone been reading the mid 20th century Marxist German historians of the city space. For anyone else I am talking about Walter Benjamin who i give props to the writer as really only people that did a masters in cultural history MA would really get that Arcades Project was his major work.
i still think things would have gone much better for them if they had sold out to Nintendo and become a second/first party dev. Though i guess that would have only happen if Nintendo had gone the HD route for the Wii.
sadly that patch size issue will keep on going on the WiiU as that it looks like it only going to have like 8gb of flash memory (this just talk though) but if its true I can't see nintendo allowing full game patches or large downloadable games out. Personally I don't think they will stay with 8Gb at 1080p graphics even downloadable small games will eat up that space in no time.