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Origin of Species
Term first coined by Dion Dakis of NeoGeoFreak/NGF-USA in early 1999 to represent cartridges that were meant for consumer use.
This can be verified by looking at my original post on the neogeo dhp mailing list archives 1999 (which was met with great resistance and negativity)
Man oh, man oh!!
When I first coined the term "AES," even my business partner Chris Ray said it would never stick. Originally, he wasn't fond of the term. But now he, along with everyone else is used to it and regularly uses the term for describing neogeo consumer software cartridges.
Up till that point, everyone (myself included), used the term "home carts."
The term "AES," originally was not well supported by some people in the beginning because many were used to calling them "home carts." But as Dion kept pointing out, anything in the home could be called a home cart: (i.e. "MVS carts are home carts if they are in your home.")(atari, colecovision, nes, snes, genesis have "home carts.")
The term "AES" has now become a popular short hand for describing a neogeo consumer cartridge and is now 100% accepted, used, and understood by all.
A term coined by Chris Ray of NeoGeoFreak/NGF-USA to describe a converted cartridge that requires 2 sac carts because of B board/character board protection, while the A board/program board does not utilize chip protection.
Later the term applies to special release games, such as (but not limited to),
Irritating Maze, Crossed Swords 2, Warlocks of the Fates, Last Odyssey, and KoF2000.
A NeoGeo logo/emblem that was added to print material and to the spine of early English AES carts by SNK-America. The logo’s prominent feature was a rabid dog (pitbull).
(Dion Dakis first coined it as the "Dog Tag logo" in 1997 and the name has stuck)
(this can be verified on the neogeo dhp mailing list archives 1997).
Something that has been verified of origin, and/or passing through the hands of NeoGeoFreak/NGF-USA. Including proof of origin, authenticity, validation, and fully transferable lifetime warranty (software/hardware).
Signature Series MVS labels
Exclusive and custom designed MVS labels designed by NeoGeoFreak/NGF-USA. These beautiful labels were made for the serious NeoGeo MVS collector in mind and first done in the year 2001. These labels are professionally printed and DIE-CUT to the exact measurements of old regular MVS labels. The major advantage is that the Signature Series labels include genre striping, Meg count, NGH product number, year released, and company/developer name. These create a true artistic and high class look for any MVS cartridge.Super Freak
The pinnacle of AES collecting.
Person owning all the aes cartridges, including all conversions and big games. (coined by Dion Dakis circa 2000)
Super Freak (Item)
can also be attributed to an item of extreme rarity or difficulty in obtaining. (neogeoworld mat, offset printing plates, unreleased/prototype games, developer boards, pocket station, arts, sketches, complete neogeo freak magazine collection, items of this nature, etc...)
More history still to come.
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