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.
Here is an awesome review of the first issue of Nintendo Power and the Nintendo Power phenomenon in general. I dare someone to call the Pro PowerLine and ask for help with Super Mario Bros 2.
That one led me to this one, which you might like as well:
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.
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.
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!
I think you have to already know the history of the Nintendo company to get this one, but it is still cool. There are lots of interesting old images, including the original Duck Hunt game.
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.