From Xbox 360 to Playstation 4, today's gaming consoles easily trump anything that has ever come before it.
But nostalgia often trumps all as it relates to toys and games, and that is ever so apparent as the 30 something nerds of the world celebrate the inception of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, better known as the NES.
The "original" Nintendo as it was called as well arrived in the United States three decades ago and celebrates its 30th birthday to what can still be considered rave review and passionate fans who adored this system and still arguably believe it has more than just a few redeeming qualities.
Fans of that generation enjoyed everything from Contra to Double Dragon, Tecmo Bowl to RBI Baseball and favorites like Pitfall and Pinball, and the Nintendo Entertainment System for its time period was revolutionary and did wonders for the Nintendo Brand and at home gaming in general.
Around that time, playing video games at home consisted of the very mundane, the basic and bare minimum. Most kids of that generation spent most of their time at arcades, these now archaic areas in malls and surrounding areas that had giant sized video games for kids to pump quarters into and spend more than just a few weeks of saved up allowance.
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