Month: November 2015

  • Suck Again

    Remember If you do, you’re old. Sorry. If you don’t you have your youth (or something), but you also missed out on a piece of internet history. Luckily you get a second chance (and old-timers get a dose of nostalgia, possibly), because a fellow called Mark MacDonald is republishing the pieces in a newsletter called Suck Again. Ad free and blessed by the original editors, this one’s yet another notch in the newsletter is the new black belt.

  • Remembering the Nintendo Entertainment System

    Remembering the Nintendo Entertainment System

    October 18, 2015, was billed as the Nintendo Entertainment System’s (NES for short) 25th birthday. This is technically true, because although Nintendo’s 8-bit gaming console, that would go on to usher in a new era of gaming, was launched in Japan two years earlier, in July 1983, it wasn’t called NES. In Japan, the NES was the Famicom, short for Family Computer.

    In Europe, more precisely, in Sweden, it was the NES, just like in the Northern America. It would be another year until we’d see an European launch though. September 1st, 1986, is the official European launch date, but obviously it all depended on where you were in Europe at the time. Lots of countries, lots of distributors and partners, lots of different markets.