18 Oct 2010

25 Years Ago Today...

...A little known company, famous only in the their home country for making playing cards, released a little white box of electronics which plugged into a television.

That company has been a world leader in videogame technology ever since. Releasing 5 home consoles and dominating the portable gaming market for decades, they have led the way in innovation and ingenuity (sometimes succeeding, sometimes not) and brought us some of the most memorable moments  and characters in gaming's short history.

That company is Nintendo, and 25 years ago today they release their Nintendo Entertainment System (called the Famicom in Japan) and changed the world forever.

Happy birthday NES.

M out

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