Hasbro NEMO Control-Vision

Manufacturer: Hasbro
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Release Date: 31/12/1988
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Control-Vision is an unreleased home console funded by Hasbro and codenamed as NEMO. What makes this console peculiar is the fact that the manufacturers managed to bring the multi-track capabilities of optical media like Laser Discs and CD-ROM to VHS with the usage of a memory buffer. One of the five trial games that were made also was the controversial for that time game Night Trap. The manufacturing of the console started in 1985 but in 1989, two months prior to the console's release, the project was cancelled. Even if Hasbro had already invested millions of dollars, the increased cost of the console prevented the launch of Control-Vision. Also, VHS tapes as game medium was stating to become obsolete with the rise of CD-ROMs and Hasbro, a big toy maker, ceased to be interested in the gaming market.