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Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Birthday

The NES is officially three decades old in North America, where it was released on October 18, 1985. The milestone is being commemorated by both Nintendo fans and rivals, including none other than the maker of PlayStationSony, which personally thanked the classic console for “paving the way” for the future of gaming. What are some of your fondest memories of the NES? If you never owned one, you can still experience some of its greatest games by downloading them via the Nintendo eShop.


28 thoughts on “Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Birthday”

  1. I grew up in the N64 era into GameCube, so if I had a fondest memory of the NES, it would be watching The Wizard movie.

  2. Playing Duck Hunt in my buddy Nick’s room was my first NES experience and I couldn’t get enough of it thereafter. Zelda was probably my favorite game on the NES.

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  4. Wow! 30 years, and I’ve never stopped loving it. I even play it off and on when I get into my nostalgic moods. I remember being stuck in Super Mario Bros. 2, and I asked some kid at school what I was supposed to do. I think it was Wart. Back then, I used to play the same games over and over. Even after I completed them (same with SNES games). I had a lot more passion and patience back then. In this day and age, I can’t stand to play a game after I’ve already finished it. At least not for a LONG time.

    Man, I was so obsessed with the NES and SNES and I couldn’t even concentrate in school. I was always drawing Nintendo characters on my school work (and sometimes Ninja Turtles and Simpsons characters). All I wanted to do was go home and play games. I had a one-track mind. I couldn’t think of anything but Nintendo. I failed miserably in school because I never tried. I didn’t give a CRAP! Playing Nintendo games was the only joy I had. Well, mostly. I played with toys too. And sometimes did outside things. But Nintendo was the highlight. The centerpiece. And that’s never changed. I don’t think there’s anyone in my family that can look At Mario without thinking about me.


      1. why you say that? you should be happy for him, because he did something he loved to do. I’ll admit, I did the same thing too…but I paid more attention in school. If I didn’t, my mother would have ripped them out of the wall…bad news for me back then.

        1. Hehe. Yeah, I was always very fortunate to have such understanding, supportive parents. They didn’t like the fact of me not trying in school and such, but they weren’t the type to punish me for getting bad grades. My mom knew how school was like a prison to me. So she would never take away my only happiness.

        2. And the fact that I have 771 NES games just proves how much I freakin’ LOVE the NES. If I had all of these games as a kid, nobody would have ever seen my face unless they went into my bedroom. Because I would have been stuck in front of my tv screen forever. Hehe

        3. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

          My god. This is eerily similar to me. School, unless I was hanging out with friends at school during breakfast, during class breaks, between classes, during lunch, & after school waiting on the bus to leave, felt like a prison for me, too. O.O

          1. I LOVED and cherish my childhood. But my school years is something I wish I could erase from my memory. Heck, I cried every day (or every other day) begging my mom to not take me to school. My eyes were red and puffy by the time I got to school every day. I’ve always suffered from very high anxiety.

            Most of what I’ve learned through the years (including reading, writing, and spelling) was AFTER my school years finally ended. And I give credit to video games (and video game magazines) for teaching me SO much more than I used to know.

            1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

              I take it back. It was definitely worse for you as I only had anxiety my first few days at a new school til I formed a few bonds with others over the first week. I was always lucky enough to make friends rather quickly. And the only time I ever cried because of going to school was my first time as apparently my mother waited the day I finally had to go to school to cut the bloody cord.

              1. One thing is for sure. Anxiety controls my life. I’ve never been what people would consider “normal”. It’s hell living with such high anxiety (especially when medications don’t seem to work). Like, the doorbell rings and my heart starts thumping so hard that it feels like it’s going to rip out of my chest. It’s just something I’ve had to live with. And video games has always been my sanctuary. My escape. Sorry to you (and everyone) for posting so many non-Nintendo comments. Hehe. It’s a habit of mine.

              2. I’ll bet Atari is crying themselves into a corner, since they “accidentally” made Nintendo what it is today.

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