Happy 30th Birthday, Nintendo Entertainment System

On October 18, 1985 Nintendo of America took a huge gamble, releasing a console into a North American market that seemed to have washed its hands of video games completely. Thirty years later those hands are filthier than ever.

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Rare Replay: The Kotaku Review

Rare games meant a lot to the people who played them, so a collection of 30 of (most) of their best works should mean a lot to children of the Spectrum ZX, the Nintendo 64 and even the Xbox 360 eras.

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Growing Up Sixty-Four

I dare say the Nintendo 64 is The Most Interesting Game System Nintendo Ever Made. It’s interesting for a laundry list of historical reasons: 1. Nintendo stuck with cartridges when CD-ROM was clearly The New Thing. CD-ROM would have allowed full-motion video and digital sound.

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​The New Wii U GameCube Controllers Are Super Hot

Along with the forthcoming adapter that’ll let people play Super Smash Bros on Wii U with their old GameCube controllers, the peripheral company PDP is making some custom GameCube-style controllers for Nintendo’s new console. We saw them today, and they look just lovely.

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What Nintendo Is Doing Right

The conventional wisdom is that Nintendo has screwed up. They’ve lost the plot. Dropped the ball. Somehow sunk their own battleship. But they’re actually doing a bunch of things right, too.

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Kotaku Says “The Nintendo 3DS Has Become The Best Gaming Machine Out There”

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Despite the slow start and overly expensive price tag, Kotaku believes that the Nintendo 3DS has become the best gaming machine on the market. The publication points out that we’ve had one of the best Mario games out there, we’ve also had the incredible Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the best Resident Evil in a long time. The future is looking bright for the console which was slated shortly after launch by analysts who were convinced the handheld wasn’t relevant due to smartphones and tablets. Sales for the Nintendo 3DS now stand at 30 million worldwide and are sure to be boosted by the games that were announced at today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Here’s some choice excerpts from the article.

“That’s a lot of name-dropping, but the point is this: the 3DS is impressive, and continues to get more and more impressive as Nintendo does more and more to support it…

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