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2021-12-09 8:55:39 AM  
Naw, he'd just dissolved into orange, purple and red pixel bars and we'd have to replace him anyways.
Maybe the Game Genie has a cheat for infinite lives.
 
2021-12-09 9:21:53 AM  
Upvote for the headline.
 
2021-12-09 9:34:44 AM  
He must have ran out of green mushrooms.
 
2021-12-09 9:44:59 AM  
Quick, someone enter the Konami Code!!
 
2021-12-09 9:45:30 AM  
No no no. You take some rubbing alcohol and clean the contacts. He'll be good as new!
 
2021-12-09 10:01:06 AM  
Subby, you magnificent bastard.
 
2021-12-09 10:04:54 AM  
A B B A
 
2021-12-09 10:12:56 AM  

Aar1012: No no no. You take some rubbing alcohol and clean the contacts. He'll be good as new!


It's super easy to replace the cartridge receptacle inside the NES and really gets it working like a dream.
 
2021-12-09 10:14:36 AM  

dhcmrlchtdj: A B B A


Great, now he's glitched into the wall.
 
2021-12-09 10:24:33 AM  

Flappyhead: dhcmrlchtdj: A B B A

Great, now he's glitched into the wall.


Mamma Mia!
 
2021-12-09 10:34:34 AM  
We'll he's unplugged, get a can of air and blow him out before plugging him back in after a bit and turn him on again to see if he still works.
 
2021-12-09 10:41:27 AM  

NeoCortex42: Aar1012: No no no. You take some rubbing alcohol and clean the contacts. He'll be good as new!

It's super easy to replace the cartridge receptacle inside the NES and really gets it working like a dream.


I've done that actually. Really fun to get it up and running
 
2021-12-09 10:51:29 AM  
This is a job for Hot Lips!
 
2021-12-09 11:05:21 AM  
I know there were a lot of hands in turning the NES into a successful system besides the hardware, but he had a huge part in reviving video games as a medium.  By and large it was very robust hardware.
 
2021-12-09 11:12:37 AM  

Myk-House of El: I know there were a lot of hands in turning the NES into a successful system besides the hardware, but he had a huge part in reviving video games as a medium.  By and large it was very robust hardware.


If only they had gone with a straight-in loading system on the first US model instead of that stupid VCR-like spring.
 
2021-12-09 11:25:04 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Myk-House of El: I know there were a lot of hands in turning the NES into a successful system besides the hardware, but he had a huge part in reviving video games as a medium.  By and large it was very robust hardware.

If only they had gone with a straight-in loading system on the first US model instead of that stupid VCR-like spring.


They did that intentionally so it would look like a VCR and not a video game system. Post-crash, it was tough to get something that looked like a video game system on store shelves.

The top-loader redesign fixed things a ton.
 
2021-12-09 11:33:59 AM  

NeoCortex42: The top-loader redesign fixed things a ton.


Unfortunately they made it RF only. Yet they made the Famicom version AV.
 
2021-12-09 12:03:41 PM  

NeoCortex42: They did that intentionally so it would look like a VCR and not a video game system. Post-crash, it was tough to get something that looked like a video game system on store shelves.


Yup. That's the same reason it was specifically called the "Nintendo Entertainment System", as opposed to game system. And shipped with R.O.B. for a while, so it looked more like an educational toy than anything else.

Unfortunately, it also led to the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" stuff, wherein Nintendo tried to assure parents that there would be no more E.T. debacles, and instead turned it into a way for them to completely censor and control all of the content on the system. (While, at the same time, still allowing a decent amount of crapware through.)
 
2021-12-09 2:14:53 PM  

Joe_diGriz: NeoCortex42: They did that intentionally so it would look like a VCR and not a video game system. Post-crash, it was tough to get something that looked like a video game system on store shelves.

Yup. That's the same reason it was specifically called the "Nintendo Entertainment System", as opposed to game system. And shipped with R.O.B. for a while, so it looked more like an educational toy than anything else.

Unfortunately, it also led to the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" stuff, wherein Nintendo tried to assure parents that there would be no more E.T. debacles, and instead turned it into a way for them to completely censor and control all of the content on the system. (While, at the same time, still allowing a decent amount of crapware through.)


<insert vague memories of Tengen Tetris controversy here>
 
2021-12-09 2:29:47 PM  

dhcmrlchtdj: Joe_diGriz: NeoCortex42: They did that intentionally so it would look like a VCR and not a video game system. Post-crash, it was tough to get something that looked like a video game system on store shelves.

Yup. That's the same reason it was specifically called the "Nintendo Entertainment System", as opposed to game system. And shipped with R.O.B. for a while, so it looked more like an educational toy than anything else.

Unfortunately, it also led to the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" stuff, wherein Nintendo tried to assure parents that there would be no more E.T. debacles, and instead turned it into a way for them to completely censor and control all of the content on the system. (While, at the same time, still allowing a decent amount of crapware through.)

<insert vague memories of Tengen Tetris controversy here>


It is the superior version.

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2021-12-09 2:45:59 PM  
I didn't get that reference.
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2021-12-09 2:47:09 PM  
OH Wait... I DO... I DO get that reference..
Just a little slow today.
 
2021-12-09 2:50:19 PM  
What's the worst thing to do during a funeral?

The person being laid to rest.
 
2021-12-09 3:01:34 PM  

Myk-House of El: dhcmrlchtdj: Joe_diGriz: NeoCortex42: They did that intentionally so it would look like a VCR and not a video game system. Post-crash, it was tough to get something that looked like a video game system on store shelves.

Yup. That's the same reason it was specifically called the "Nintendo Entertainment System", as opposed to game system. And shipped with R.O.B. for a while, so it looked more like an educational toy than anything else.

Unfortunately, it also led to the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" stuff, wherein Nintendo tried to assure parents that there would be no more E.T. debacles, and instead turned it into a way for them to completely censor and control all of the content on the system. (While, at the same time, still allowing a decent amount of crapware through.)

<insert vague memories of Tengen Tetris controversy here>

It is the superior version.

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My friend actually rented it from the local Blockbuster (or whatever it was), and then "lost" it, just to make sure he had it.

The little dancing guys were the absolute best.
 
2021-12-09 4:15:18 PM  

Joe_diGriz: My friend actually rented it from the local Blockbuster (or whatever it was), and then "lost" it, just to make sure he had it.

The little dancing guys were the absolute best.


Might have been a smart investment.  Not sure what fee one might have had to pay back for a lost rental, but even back in its day, it was selling used for more than most new games after the lawsuit.  Not a lot more now than then in dollars, but there's a market.
 
2021-12-09 5:17:48 PM  
All I know about Japanese funeral traditions I learned from Jean Reno's movie Wasabi. If correct, it would be very messy to blow on him at this point.
 
2021-12-09 8:38:09 PM  
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This is my original NES hooked up to an 85inch 4k tv. The very first thing I made sure worked after getting it mounted to the wall. Mario is almost a foot tall.

yes the wires have been cleaned up since.
 
2021-12-09 9:03:27 PM  
At least he won't be buried in a New Mexico landfill
 
2021-12-10 9:45:11 AM  
Did Blowing Nintendo Cartridges Actually Do Anything and How Did the Gun on Duck Hunt Work?
Youtube dkaeR11EBeg
 
2021-12-10 9:46:33 AM  
Headline made me laugh, and now I feel bad.
 
2021-12-10 4:33:07 PM  

khitsicker: [Fark user image 850x637]

This is my original NES hooked up to an 85inch 4k tv. The very first thing I made sure worked after getting it mounted to the wall. Mario is almost a foot tall.

yes the wires have been cleaned up since.


Fark, now I'm seriously thinking about getting the NES Classic...or the SNES Classic.

/49 rounds in Duck Hunt~!
 
2021-12-10 5:16:21 PM  

Rwa2play: khitsicker: [Fark user image 850x637]

This is my original NES hooked up to an 85inch 4k tv. The very first thing I made sure worked after getting it mounted to the wall. Mario is almost a foot tall.

yes the wires have been cleaned up since.

Fark, now I'm seriously thinking about getting the NES Classic...or the SNES Classic.

/49 rounds in Duck Hunt~!


If you get either of them, look into modding.  It is very easy to do and add whatever additional games you want to either and works great.
 
2021-12-10 7:45:30 PM  

NeoCortex42: Rwa2play: khitsicker: [Fark user image 850x637]

This is my original NES hooked up to an 85inch 4k tv. The very first thing I made sure worked after getting it mounted to the wall. Mario is almost a foot tall.

yes the wires have been cleaned up since.

Fark, now I'm seriously thinking about getting the NES Classic...or the SNES Classic.

/49 rounds in Duck Hunt~!

If you get either of them, look into modding.  It is very easy to do and add whatever additional games you want to either and works great.


It's just as easy to get a raspberry pi and load retro pi and Roms.
 
2021-12-10 7:48:27 PM  

khitsicker: NeoCortex42: Rwa2play: khitsicker: [Fark user image 850x637]

This is my original NES hooked up to an 85inch 4k tv. The very first thing I made sure worked after getting it mounted to the wall. Mario is almost a foot tall.

yes the wires have been cleaned up since.

Fark, now I'm seriously thinking about getting the NES Classic...or the SNES Classic.

/49 rounds in Duck Hunt~!

If you get either of them, look into modding.  It is very easy to do and add whatever additional games you want to either and works great.

It's just as easy to get a raspberry pi and load retro pi and Roms.


Sure, but the mini Nintendo systems also look great on a shelf. The built-in emulators works great, too.
 
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