This past week marked the official 20th anniversary of the NES being released here in the United States. 1up has a series of articles up that detail and celebrate the system that changed the way Americans percieved games and gaming.
I was going to write about the NES and how it shaped my formative years as a gamer. I even started to write about it a few times, but I realized that a look around this site already tells that story, so I don’t need to tell it again.
If you grew up with the NES like I did, just take a moment to reflect on how much gaming has evolved since then. If you missed out on the whole 8-bit experience, you can likely get an NES and a handful of decent games for a reasonable sum at a used game store to see what all the fuss is about.