8-Bits of Frustration: None I Tend To Let Go

In 1889, children would’ve made a pastime out of stacking blocks of wood in an orderly pile. One hundred years later they put it on their Gameboy and called it Tetris. In 1984, every boy pretended to be either a fireman or an astronaut. One year later we all had awful Italian accents and dreamed of someday becoming a plumber.

That’s right I’m talking about Nintendo.

Since its creation, Nintendo has been responsible in leading some of the most impressive advancements in entertainment technology, outdating the competitor’s product as well as theirs that came before it. The Nintendo Wii, their newest game console, is an entirely different machine than the original NES or Nintendo Entertainment System that I learned to love as a child. With each new console, we get further and further away from where we began—a humbled mess of chords, cables, and eight bit graphics.  Today, the newest generation of spoiled gamers don’t appreciate the milestones that have been made in video game technology.