Happy Birthday Nintendo!
From Michele Catalano comes the word that the Nintendo Entertainment System turns 20 today
. I wasted many hours playing games on that system. Some of my favorites : Dragon Warrior I-IV, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Legend of Zelda, Contra, Kid Icarus, Solstice and Ghosts & Goblins. Folks may forget it now, but video games suffered a severe downturn in 1984 or so. The Atari 2600, which many people started on, suffered from too many crummy titles. The NES rekindled the magic, with long, involving and entertaining games.