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The official soda of NESdev...

The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#175990)
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Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#175991)
4 out of 5 Russian stereotypes agree.
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#175994)
Dupe?
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#176012)
Our sprite zeroes came out long before this idiotic beverage.

Nevertheless, in games the word "sprite" comes from a mystical fairy-like creature I think. I have no idea whether this name also inspired Coca-Cola company when they released their lemon soda.
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#176014)
Sugar Free Sprite came out in 1974, before it was renamed to Diet Sprite and then Sprite Zero. It predates the VideoBrain Family Computer (1977), let alone Nintendo's similarly named console.
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#176021)
This seems pertinent:
http://pics.pineight.com/nes/spritecans-2011.zip
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#176445)
I'll keep mentioning it until it sticks.

The term Sprite came from Texas Instruments.
The TMS 9918 Video-Display Processor (VDP) design was circa 1977, when Karl Guttag finished his MS degree and started working there.

In this 1980 paper, where TI was still struggling to market the TMS99x8 series, he uses the term Sprite and "Dynamic Object Oriented Character" interchangeably. (Which is why I feel Nintendo ends up using terms like "Objects").
http://www.smspower.org/Development/TMS ... osiumDraft


I don't have a reference for who definitively came up with Sprite, as it gets credited to "some marketing guy at TI". I think Sprite was considered one of the hot marketing terms in the mid-to-late 70's, much like Vista was in the mid-to-late 2000's.
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#221083)
I thought it would be 7-up, because of Mario NES games and 1-ups.
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
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orlaisadog wrote:
7-up

No, because this was already the name of the graphics chip of the PC-Engine, which was more or less official as the chip was referred as such in the official development kit, and the reason for choosing that name was that the chip displayed SPRITEs on screen but the people were against anything sold by the Coca Cola Company :roll: .
Re: The official soda of NESdev...
by on (#221097)
Some people here need to chill... preferably with a cold, refreshing Sprite Zero can. :lol: