How Awesome is This? 8-Bit Big Trouble in Little China

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Blow Me

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Was this once you? Who remembers getting ready to rage quit life when that the Legend of Zelda game that you’d THOUGHT you’d saved (gold cartridge, baby!) turned out to be lost in the 8bit abyss the next time you powered up your NES?As it turns out, that cartridge blowing? Yeah, all for naught.

R.I.P Nintendo Power / Welcome Back Custom NES & SNES!

Yes, all of my favorite childhood video game rags have officially bitten the dust, with the news that Nintendo Power is officially cancelled, joining both Electronic Gaming Monthly & Gamepro in the great wood pulper in the sky.  While I dropped NP fairly early on (not by choice, my subscription ran out), I still remember the day that the first issue arrived.  A friend of mine from school, Mike (who I used to refer to by both his first and last name for years) was over at my house when my Mom stopped by to drop the magazine off (by the way, how awesome was getting stuff in the mail?).  I proceeded to ignore Mike while I read Nintendo Power cover to cover.   Alas, another one bites the dust. DAMN YOU APPLE (shakes fist clutching iPhone at heavens).

 

 

But never fear, even as one beloved thing dies off another one reappears in interesting new clothes.  Behold, the Mega Man NES and the Yoshi SNES!

When was the last time you’ve played a legit, non-emulator NES? Personally, it was about 4 years ago for me, when my old roommate broke his out.  I’ve still got Punch-Out!!! chops.  (Via Multiplayer)

What You Could Buy Instead of this Original NES Legend of Zelda Prototype

That's...too muchAccording too Geekologie, this The Legend of Zelda prototype is currently on sale for $150,000. It’s on eBay right now, check it out

For those of us with that much scratch just burning a hole in your giant vault full of gold coins that you like swimming in,maybe you want to hold off a minute.  What else could you get for 150 large? Why, you could:

Buy a house

Pick up a car or two

Everyone loves watches!

NEVER ENDING PIZZA PARTY

144 unlimited monthly Metrocards for the NYC subway system (that’s 12 years son!)

– Not a fan or cars or trains? Buy some racehorses, arrive everywhere in Old World style.

– Pay my rent for the next 94 months.

Get hammered like a fancy gentleman!

Get hammered like a less fancy gentlemen, but to the power of 150,000!

Choices, choices.

ANOTHER DS Iteration – Really, Nintendo?

Nintendo Set to Launch 3DS XL in August

ANOTHER one ?!?!So we have a bigger screens:

3DS Upper Screen: 3.53 inches         Lower Screen: 3.01 inches

3DS XL Upper Screen: 4.88 inches   Lower Screen: 4.18 inches

No second thumbstick, instead you get a 4Gb memory stick.

Why buy anything at this point? You know something better is going to come out in 3 months anyway.

Sidenote: Not a Nintendo hater. My first two beloved consoles were the NES & SNES.  I had the original Game Boy. With a terrible Spider-Man game.  It just seems Nintendo is just in a rut and this isn’t exactly helping.