Archive for October, 2005

20 Years of NES

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

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.


Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

I’ve been playing a whole lot of games lately, most of them pretty bad.

I’ve updated my alter-ego site, The Closeout Warrior with a review of Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst that you seriously need to read.