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.
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.