"In 1991, local newsstation reports Nintendo released their successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in America. But the parents wasn't too happy about it. The parents thought Nintendo was exploiting their children into buying new and expensive hardware for new games when the improvements to the new hardware were obvious."

It's fun to look back at video games to see how far we've come. I watched this news clip from the 90's that made me laugh a bit. I still remember the first time I played Super Mario World and experienced the Super Nintendo for the first time. The music, graphics and controls were very good. We got a Super Nintedo a few years after launch and to this day is one of my more memorable Christmases. Glad we didn't have a video camera as my reaction was mostly a ton of excited screaming.

I was pretty happy.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/08/2014 at 12:34am

Wow, that 80's hair! (OK, early 90s hair, but still)

But yeah, I remember reading about how people said the printing press was going to be the downfall of conversation, the radio was going to ruin the world, television was rotting our brains, and so on. This is just an extension of people not understanding technology.

But as for the SNES, I just bought one for the first time about 5 years back. I went from NES to Genesis, and while I LOVE the Genesis I was a bit bummed out that my parents wouldn't get me another console. I don't regret my choice, the Genesis is the bees knees, but it was great reliving a lot of the experiences I had at friends' houses when I finally got an SNES of my own.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/08/2014 at 02:48am

Those were the days, right? I think the news was run by Satan back then, so I wasn't allowed to watch it, but I do remember the SNES and it's heavenly 16bit glory. And the hair.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/08/2014 at 03:58am

" I think the news was run by Satan back then, so I wasn't allowed to watch it"

That sounds like a story in and of itself.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/08/2014 at 04:08am

His parents weren't the only people that thought stuff like that. I couldn't go trick or treating because of that. Early on in my gaming years I couldn't play Mario 2 and had to stop playing Zelda because they had magic and potions.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/08/2014 at 05:06am

Smurfs, He-Man, Depeche Mode... It all came from the fiery depths.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/08/2014 at 06:08am

Ah yeah, He-Man. That was the first thing that was excised from my child years. I had the sheets and the toys then we went to a different church or something, I don't entirely remember I was very little.

No more He-Man sheets or toys.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/08/2014 at 07:00am

Was this something from Fox News? It seems like something they would report. LOL I didn't get a SNES until my college years, I believe, same with the NES. I still don't have a Genesis, though I want one. I was, however, lucky to have a cousin that had a NES and a Genesis and friends that had a SNES. I got the Gameboy, the first one. I got a Game Gear during my early high school years.

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