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NES creator was 'pessimistic' about console chances

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NES creator was 'pessimistic' about console chances

Whatever you might say about Nintendo, it has been a defining part of video game history. 30 years ago, however, the company was much less sure about entering the home console market. The creator of the Famicom (the Japanese name for the Nintendo Entertainment System), Masayuki Uemura, says he was pessimistic about the console's chances when it was in the conceptual phase.

Read more: 'I felt like an already beaten war general' »

"#Fail. I have Gave Over on my shelf, but haven't read it. D'oh!"
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Nintendo Knitting Machine prototyped during NES era

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Nintendo Knitting Machine prototyped during NES era

"Now You're Knitting With Power"

Former Nintendo of America executive Howard Phillips (better known to Nintendo fans as "Gamemaster Howard") has been treating the Nintendo faithful with scans of brochures from Nintendo's entry into the console gaming space. While his gallery proves to be a fascinating look into the publisher's rise into gaming dominance, one image proved to be the most noteworthy: a scan detailing the Nintendo Knitting Machine.

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"I just want one sweater that was knitted by a NES just as a conversation starter, It would start ..."
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Google Maps now for the NES

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Google Maps now for the NES

I'm not really a fan of pranking on April Fools Day. There have been plenty of attempts in the gaming industry to pull off believability over the years, some amusing and some that just fell flat. This year, it is still a bit early, but I think we already have a winner.

Read more: There be dragons! »

"it sounds like dragon warrior music at parts. i remember those long 8bit notes from wandering ..."
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