Posts Tagged ‘ console ’

DUKE NUKEM

Duke Nukem is a video game series focusing on its protagonist, Duke Nukem. Originally created by Apogee Software Ltd/3D Realms as a series of video games for the PC, the franchise expanded to games released for various consoles by third party developers.

The series has been generally popular since its inception. Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II, along with Commander Keen helped make the genre popular on the PC as against games like Super Marios Bros. for video game consoles.

The games broke out of the shareware niche and into the mainstream gamer audience with Duke Nukem 3D, which also brought the series to the forefront of video game controversy.

Yet another PC fave of mine however Duke Nukem 3D has been dubbed too controversial with depictions of sexuality, pornography, obscenities, graphic violence, drug use and other taboo topics.

SUPER NINTENDO

If titles like Super Mario World, Legends of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and Megaman make you jizz I’m going to assume you owned a SNES!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo between 1990 and 1993.

The SNES was Nintendo’s second home console, following the NES. The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the time. Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.

The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America and Europe from Sega’s Genesis console.

The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and although Nintendo no longer offers factory repairs/replacement or accessories for the console, it continues to be popular among fans, collectors, retro gamers and emulation enthusiasts (some of whom are still making home brew ROM images).

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Games

Summer vacation was spent barricaded in my room trying to clock the latest release SNES release.

How bout that heart attack you get when your console crashes and you blow into the bottom of the cartridge and it magically remedies the problem.

To my fellow vintage geeks if you’re still lucky enough to have your Super NES games in mint condition you might wanna check out this toy.