Nintendo Fan Club News

Did you catch that part in the NIntendo Power post a couple of weeks ago about Nintendo Fan Club News?  I had never heard of NFCN before then, or if I had, I had forgotten it.  I only remember Nintendo Power today.  But I guess NFCN was out there.  Here’s a video from somebody who knows more about it than I do.

Yet Another History of Nintendo

I’ve posted histories of Nintendo before, but this one is way cool.  This guy did this as a history class project.  How awesome is that?  He even has a thesis: Nintendo has become the greatest video game company ever by pricing and innovation.  I don’t know about the pricing part.  That was always Mom’s area.  But I agree with the innovation part.

 

ANESthetized and Arcadian on Amazon.com

Well, it looks like it will take Amazon.com and Smashwords awhile to work out their differences, so even though I didn’t want to do it this way, I uploaded ANESthetized and Arcadian onto Amazon.com myself.  If you’re a Kindle fan (as I am), check them out.  Please don’t forget to give me a [good] review.

To celebrate, here’s an old Atari 2600 Jr. commercial.  Why celebrate with this commercial?  Well, because I remember it and love it but don’t plan on doing a book on the 2600, so I have to fit it in somewhere.

More NES Commercials

I posted a couple of early NES commercials that influenced my decision to “ask for a Nintendo for Christmas” in the enhanced version of ANESthetized‘s intro. Here are a few more that I had seen back then.

And then there’s this one. I never saw it in the 80s, and it’s a good thing I didn’t. It might have scared me off the Nintendo!

A History of Nintendo

ANESthetized is a memoir of the NES, not a history. I couldn’t write a history. Not without doing a whole lot of research and coming out with something a lot less personally meaningful, anyway. But I am very interested in the history of the NES. If you are as well, you’ll love this little video. It throws out a bunch of things I never heard of before. We almost had the AES (Atari Entertainment System)? We owe everything to Teddy Ruxpin? All that and more in this short history of the NES.