Seventeen years after its release, SNK Playmore has announced they will be ending support for their Neo-Geo home console, and its accessories. Apparently it has become too difficult to obtain replacement parts for the aging behemoth, so as of August 31st, if your console craps out, you're going to have to learn how to solder and/or give up your inhibitions about fellating other dudes.
After almost two decades and millions of quarters, the 'Geo earned a reputation as the hardcore choice for fighters, shmups and the occasional cowboy-morphs-into-samurai beat 'em up. It may not have had the mainstream fanbase afforded by the Nintendos and SEGAs of the day, but it always remained the edgy alternative to that silly child's toy your little sister spilled her cereal all over.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Vaya con dios Neo-Geo.
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