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22nd Jun '16 4:27:58 PM DavidDelony
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* What ''Film/TheMatrix'' was to [=DVDs=], {{Music/Dire Straits}}' album ''Brothers in Arms'' was to [=CDs=], as it was the first album to sell over a million copies in the format and the first to outsell the LP version. The albums's insanely high sound quality showed off what those shiny little discs could do.

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* What ''Film/TheMatrix'' was to [=DVDs=], {{Music/Dire Straits}}' album ''Brothers in Arms'' ''Music/BrothersInArms'' was to [=CDs=], as it was the first album to sell over a million copies in the format and the first to outsell the LP version. The albums's insanely high sound quality showed off what those shiny little discs could do.
14th Jun '16 4:15:05 PM DavidDelony
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* Although cassette tapes had been selling steadily since their introduction in the '60s, with playback improvements helping them overtake 8-track sales in the '70s, it was with the introduction of the Sony Walkman in 1979 that the cassette format really took off. The ability for people to take their own music with them was irresistable. Cassettes finally overtook [=LPs=] in sales in the middle of the '80s before the CD boom around the turn of the decade.
14th Jun '16 9:52:50 AM DragonRanger
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* Like ''Pokémon'' does for the handhelds, a new ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' release is consistently a system-seller for the home consoles. Nintendo knows this, and has twice taken a ''Zelda'' title that was to be released at the tail end of one console's lifespan and made it a dual-console release, repurposing it as a launch title for its successor: ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU the yet-unnamed Wii U/"NX"]] installment.

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* Like ''Pokémon'' does for the handhelds, a new ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' release is consistently a system-seller for the home consoles. Nintendo knows this, and has twice taken a ''Zelda'' title that was to be released at the tail end of one console's lifespan and made it a dual-console release, repurposing it as a launch title for its successor: ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU the yet-unnamed Wii U/"NX"]] installment.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''.
7th Jun '16 11:42:59 AM Angus_Old
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** Buses fall into this as well.

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** Buses fall into this as well.The same thing served that purpose for diesel cars from the 50s to the early 80s. While private customers were turned away by their bad performance and work culture, those things did not matter too much in taxi work, while the high mileage that cabs get made the benefits of diesels' better reliability and lower fuel consumption more sizeable.
4th Jun '16 10:03:11 AM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is widely considered one of the PS2's best games (if not the best), and also one of the system's top 10 to top 15 best-sellers.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is widely considered one of the PS2's [=PS2=]'s best games (if not the best), and also one of the system's top 10 to top 15 best-sellers.



** The PS2 had so many killer apps lined up that ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' doesn't make this list simply because it just flat-out wasn't needed.

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** The PS2 [=PS2=] had so many killer apps lined up that ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' doesn't make this list simply because it just flat-out wasn't needed.
4th Jun '16 8:04:48 AM AndyLA
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** ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' is another game that can fit the category, with its ability to push the capabilities of the [=PS2=] far enough for the sake of SceneryPorn.
26th May '16 5:45:56 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/03/14/last-us-passes-6-million-sales/ has sold 6 million]] in less than a year, making it the 2nd best-selling exclusive behind ''Gran Turismo 5'', and 3rd best-selling [=PS3=] game overall. It is almost unanimously seen as ''the'' defining game of the [=PS3=], if not the entire seventh generation. Its UpdatedReRelease on PS4 is this too, for those who didn't play it on [=PS3=] but bought a [=PS4=].

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** ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/03/14/last-us-passes-6-million-sales/ has sold 6 million]] in less than a year, making it the 2nd best-selling exclusive behind ''Gran Turismo 5'', and 3rd best-selling [=PS3=] game overall. It is almost unanimously seen as ''the'' defining game of the [=PS3=], if not the entire seventh generation. Its UpdatedReRelease on PS4 [=PS4=] is this too, for those who didn't play it on [=PS3=] but bought a [=PS4=].



* VideoGame/TowerFall was the closest thing the Kickstarted ''Ouya'' console had to a killer app before ''[[UpdatedRerelease Towerfall: Ascension]]'' came to PS4 and PC.

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* VideoGame/TowerFall was the closest thing the Kickstarted ''Ouya'' console had to a killer app before ''[[UpdatedRerelease Towerfall: Ascension]]'' came to PS4 [=PS4=] and PC.
22nd May '16 3:34:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' was the biggest killer app for the PS3, and what ended most of the hate for the system. What's most notable is that Snake's [[GuestFighter appearance]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', specifically his own stage, has a massive amount of {{Foreshadowing}} for this game. ''[[{{Irony}} Foreshadowing on the killer app of a direct competitor]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' was the biggest killer app for the PS3, [=PS3=], and what ended most of the hate for the system. What's most notable is that Snake's [[GuestFighter appearance]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', specifically his own stage, has a massive amount of {{Foreshadowing}} for this game. ''[[{{Irony}} Foreshadowing on the killer app of a direct competitor]]''.



** ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/03/14/last-us-passes-6-million-sales/ has sold 6 million]] in less than a year, making it the 2nd best-selling exclusive behind ''Gran Turismo 5'', and 3rd best-selling PS3 game overall. It is almost unanimously seen as ''the'' defining game of the PS3, if not the entire seventh generation. Its UpdatedReRelease on PS4 is this too, for those who didn't play it on [=PS3=] but bought a [=PS4=].

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** ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/03/14/last-us-passes-6-million-sales/ has sold 6 million]] in less than a year, making it the 2nd best-selling exclusive behind ''Gran Turismo 5'', and 3rd best-selling PS3 [=PS3=] game overall. It is almost unanimously seen as ''the'' defining game of the PS3, [=PS3=], if not the entire seventh generation. Its UpdatedReRelease on PS4 is this too, for those who didn't play it on [=PS3=] but bought a [=PS4=].
10th May '16 1:52:04 PM Angus_Old
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* Turbocharging and direct injection served that function for diesel engines in the 90s. Previously, those engines were fuel-efficient, but severely underpowered and because of that, not really fit for passenger cars. The aforementioned technical advancements made diesels more powerful, while keeping the fuel economy better than in petrol engines and making diesel engines viable alrernatives to gas-powered ones.
9th May '16 6:58:03 AM rcmerod52
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*** ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' was also received with similar praise, and quickly raised to the top of the downloads charts. Not bad for a game that [[NoExportForYou wasn't released outside Japan]] before then.
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