Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Belated Birthday Wish

I read in the news that it was Nintendo's 125th anniversary yesterday, so will wish the company a belated birthday today.


If you're unaware that Nintendo was 125 yesterday, you're probably wondering how a video game giant was created back before videos were invented. Well, it's because the company originally produced playing cards.

I first played Nintendo in the late 80s. I didn't own an original NES, but had friends and a cousin that did.

The first NES I owned was the 16-bit Super Nintendo. It was a huge part of my teenage years. I have so many fond memories of the SNES.

Then, with one of the first pay packets I earned from my first 'proper job', I purchased a Nintendo 64. It was a decent step up.

Years after that, I bought a Nintendo Gamecube on the day it was released.

Big mistake.

I did not like it at all. It still sits on the desk on the other side of the room I am typing in right now but all it is is a dust collector these days.

Nintendo did redeem themselves, not only in my eyes, but in the eyes of the video game world with the Wii.

To be honest, I haven't played ANY video games for years, but I did have some fun times playing it with my family when it first came out.

I'm at the stage now where I have outgrown video games so have made the decision to not pursue purchasing the Wii U. In fact, I haven't really read anything about it so do not know what the consensus opinion is on it.

I might have outgrown Nintendo, but it's definitely entertaining people.

And to be doing that for 125 years says something.

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