Makeovers aren’t just for reality TV. Here are eight legendary characters and their physical evolutions over decades of gaming.
Elena from Street Fighter 3rd Strike
Cosplayer: Lady Jakeru Frost
Photo Cred: Beat Down Boogie
When you CLEARLY dodged that fireball.
"I just want Bruce Lee to hold me as long as he can."
Lmao I love it
Holy shit! I didn’t know Jackie Chan was in Enter the Dragon…
Every villain has a reason.
Except Ozai, he was just an asshole.
Good to know that some things never change.
PlayStation X 250gb Model, DESR-7000
(PSX/JP/December 13, 2003)
This system is the reason you shouldn’t refer to the original PlayStation as the PSX. The PlayStation X never made it outside of Japan for a number of reasons, but one that sticks out the most is the price point. When this system originally came out it retailed for about $1000.00 USD. There were two models that came out initially: DESR-5000 which had a 160GB HDD which was a bit less expensive, and then the DESR-7000 (pictured above) which was priced at around a grand.
This is supposed to be an all in one entertainment center: a DVR, a PS2 that is fully backwards compatible (as a PS1), and a player for numerous other CD/DVD formats. Some of these formats that were planned are still not working and will never work as the software patch that would enable them never came out. Production on the PSX lasted just over a year, making it one of the biggest commercial flops in the industry.
This system is for collectors and enthusiasts only. If you do acquire this behemoth - it will more than likely only act as a 13 pound brick. The PSX was not the most reliable system, to say the least. Very rarely will you find one that plays PS1 games; there is a high chance it will no longer want to read PS2 blue discs and likely it will not work at all.
I don’t usually say how much I pay for items anymore, but to help other people out there who are interested, I want to give some perspective and my personal recommendation. I acquired this for less than $20 with the original remote. At that price if it doesn’t work - that is more than reasonable considering its physical condition and the remote itself is around 7 to 10 dollars on its own. If you want to import it I can’t recommend paying over $200 (with shipping included). If it is boxed and complete then I would say $400 to $500 is acceptable considering there aren’t too many units out there. You have to keep in mind that this system was only produced for a year, making the Dreamcast look like a smashing success.