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Grantland: The Rise of Nintendo: A story in 8bytes


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

Grantland: The Rise of Nintendo: A story in 8bytes

http://grantland.com...-games-history/


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#2 Adam Wolff

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

Grantland: The Rise of Nintendo: A story in 8bytes

http://grantland.com...-games-history/

 

That was a fun read. The original NES was great!


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

Spent a lot of hours in college on the NES w/ TechMo Bowl, Super Mario, RBI Baseball, Blades of Steel, PunchOut.

VGs have come a long way.  

 

My college roommate actually went out and got an arcade sized Donkey Kong game for our dorm room.....then things got out of control!


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

My college roommate actually went out and got an arcade sized Donkey Kong game for our dorm room.....then things got out of control!

 

He could have kept you up at all hours of the night or stolen from you and this fact alone would make him still the best roommate ever.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:07 PM

I mean I grew up on the NES. It's terrific. It changed everything.

That said the SNES perfected 2D gaming.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:23 PM

I mean I grew up on the NES. It's terrific. It changed everything.


That said the SNES perfected 2D gaming.



My SNES is hooked up in my daughter's play room. She loves her Wii u, but has a fondness for the retro stuff too. She was playing Kirby yesterday.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

NES and SNES are still my favorite systems.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:23 PM

I never had an SNES. I was a Sega Genesis kid.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:23 PM

Super Tecmo Bowl is one of the best games ever. Blades of Steel, Tyson, and Bases Loaded were also fantastic sports games. Mario and Contra were of course great too. I also loved River City Rampage.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:24 PM

I never had an SNES. I was a Sega Genesis kid.


That explains a lot. ;)
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:25 PM

That explains a lot. ;)

 

Hey, I would kick your ass in Tony LaRussa 3 Baseball :D


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:26 PM

That explains a lot. ;)

 
Hey, I would kick your ass in Tony LaRussa 3 Baseball :D

Yeah, I hope so since I've never even played it.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

I had both Genesis and SNES. Genesis was good too. 16 bit ERA is my fav until the current, high def era .


The N64/Playstation stuff doesn't hold up now. And neither does the PS2/XBox era.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:22 AM

The SNES of some classic NES games were great: Super Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Castlevania. Sega Genesis had some really good games too. I actually preferred the Genesis to SNES for a long time before finally coming around to SNES.
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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:30 AM

I never had an SNES. I was a Sega Genesis kid.

 

I was (an still am) a big Sega fanboy, so I'm in the same boat.  But as I've gotten older I've appreciated more just how good the SNES was.  And as much as it pains me to say it, I feel like it's held up better over the years than the Genesis did.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:37 AM

Super Tennis is still great.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:58 AM

I never had an SNES. I was a Sega Genesis kid.

 
I was (an still am) a big Sega fanboy, so I'm in the same boat.  But as I've gotten older I've appreciated more just how good the SNES was.  And as much as it pains me to say it, I feel like it's held up better over the years than the Genesis did.


Genesis had some great games, it was just up against the best system in history. Those were the golden years.

Sidenote, my sister bought me the genesis that plugs into the red/yellow and has like 50, games on it. That was some great nostalgia.
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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:16 AM

Super Tecmo Bowl is one of the best games ever. Blades of Steel, Tyson, and Bases Loaded were also fantastic sports games. Mario and Contra were of course great too. I also loved River City Rampage.


Yea, STB is still my fav. Mariokart on SNES was awesome.

Excitebike was also a fav of mine.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:17 AM

Super Tennis is still great.


Absolutely. Great game.
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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:28 PM

N64 is the greatest system ever. Super Mario World, Goldeneye, Mario Kart 64 and, the greatest video game ever, Ocarina of Time.
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