gaming consoles

Nintendo World Championship1

Back in the hazy, mullet-fueled days of the 1990s Nintendo did something really cool. They held a World Championship event for their fans, inviting competitors in to battle for glory in a gauntlet of games and some pretty cool, insanely rare NES cartridges. One of these little bastards even recently sold for the ridiculous sum of $100,000 dollars. Now, 25 years later, Nintendo is bringing the World Championship event back to E3 2015. It’s set to kick off their presence at gaming’s biggest conference along with a few other events, which are detailed here in an amusing little video.  (more…)

A History of Console Gaming

heavy_sixerIt’s billed as a slideshow of every console in gaming history, but you just know that some nerd out there is going to take issue with that, saying they used the four-switch Atari 2600 for 1977 instead of a Heavy Sixer or some crap like that.

But still, this is pretty badass. You can see just how far consoles have come since the dark ages when I was a kid. And dear God, carve out some time from your day to watch it. It lasts a bit over 20 minutes.

That’s what she said.

The Insane Console History Video 2.0 from Elder-Geek on Vimeo.

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