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Date: 03/23/08 06:05 PM

60 Responses to Amazing Nintendo Facts

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2008 at 9:31 am
    Link: Amazing Nintendo Facts - The history of Nintendo, its gaming systems, and Mario! It`s 21 amazing facts about Nintendo you may have never known.
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    masterbob Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    Neat
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    cmheiple Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    I remember the rumble pack being the coolest idea ever
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    masterbob Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    oh cool i got the first comment but yeah i mostly knew most of that stuff....does that make me a nerd?
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    JamesBont Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    Were the shots of him in a small bathrobe really necessary.
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    arber123 Male 70 & Over
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    isnt this a repost
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    yeah i think its a repost too... but a neat one =P
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    Somehow I get the feeling that the presenter is way too in love with himself and his pets. Cool vid tho.
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    IhartSqwerls Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    Yes. The shots of him in a short robe were TOTALLY necessary. The Robe + The Stache = H-O-T
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    i knew most of that stuff, and that guy was too in love with cats...
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    klkl Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    lol at him with his random pets. it did have some stuff that i didnt know, though.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    well what do know!
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:33 pm
    "When loosely translated, Nintendo means `Leave luck to heaven` in Japanese"

    Are... are you hitting on me?

    ^Original mingle thought.

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    ArthurPark Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    I`m pretty sure sega first used the analog stick...
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    wslonger Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    From wikipedia:
    Many, if not most, 70s consoles featured an Analog Stick, see under, the VC 4000 (1978) for more info. In 1982 Atari released the first controller with a potentiometer-based analog stick for their Atari 5200 home console. However, the non-centering joystick design proved to be ungainly and unreliable, alienating many consumers at the time. During that same year, General Consumer Electronics introduced the Vectrex, a vector graphics based system which used a self-centering analog stick, obviously a precursor to the modern design.

    For many years, consoles ignored analog technology, instead using the digital D-pad. It wasn`t until the emergence of 3D gameplay that the analog stick was brought back for widespread use.

    In 1995, Sony (realizing that analog technology could be useful) created a potentiometer-based analog joystick for use in Flight-Simulation games. The Sony Dual Analog FlightStick featured twin analog sticks and was used in games such as "Descen

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    Growth Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    I already knew a lot of these, and some are, quite simply put, not amazing.
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    Kisato Female 18-29
    695 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    ....I knew all of those, but some information was wrong... Ah well. Nice effort! Loved the animals xD!
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    robe + stache= Porn
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Interesting.
    I like my Nintendo 64; I just wish games for it were still sold...
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    how is "my SNES has yellowed" interesting?

    although nintendo`s gameboy is the "best selling" it is not the "best" handheld console ever. i give that award to the Sega Nomad, inwhich you can hook it up to a TV and a second controller, thus making it not only a handheld, but a home console as well. on top of that, it used the standard genesis cartridges, meaning, no double buying a game to play at home and on the go.

    why is there no "fact" about the amazing sounds produced for the NES, so catchy with such minimal notes available.

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    speedsta Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    what a fagot..
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    kinda irrelevant, but 21st comment! get it, 21 facts, 21 comments? whatever.

    anyway, i knew about the cardgames, the pokemon, and the virtual boy before the video. three stars.

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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    yeah, he was a major nerd...but the seeing him in the robe made my knees weak...good thing i`m sitting down.
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    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    i love Nintendo but this was weak
  25. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    I think that Zelda definitely came out on another system first, I have it on N64, and I wish titles still came out for that too.
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    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    732 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    Meh...facts were neat I guess.

    ...but the video clips were somewhat entertaining and made me laugh.

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    WingedLion Male 13-17
    11 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    Wait a second...Wii was the first system to have a Zelda launch title? Thats completely and utterly WRONG
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    WingedLion Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    Hold up hold up...ignore my last comment

    he means its the first system to have a Zelda game released at the same time as the system

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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    And how many of those facts I knew before the clip? All of them.
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    shamille Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    aww his cat and dog were so great
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    Standards Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Pst.. WingedLion.. There`s this thing under your avatar. It`s called a delete button.
    He sounded very enthusiastic about that one game being "a commercial failure."
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    3justme3 Female 18-29
    498 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    that had some interesting facts that i did not know
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    Rufifi Male 13-17
    480 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    i have a virtual boy! it drating rocks!!! but the downside is that it makes your eyes hurt after a while
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    standards: virtual boy was a system/console, not just a game. there were lots of games for it, none of which were that great. the system was alright, but like rufifi said, the constant red light really played a number on your eyes and brain (headache).

    and yeah, wii was the first one to have a zelda game actually released at the same time as a console, although you could argue that color gameboy had zelda dx but i dont think that counts.

    also, why is it that mario was released with duck hunt AND track and field. does anyone know if you can get the original mario bros game w/o duckhunt and/or track and field?

    side note, powerglove and track and field mat, awesomeness.

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    come on most nintenoobs now this
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    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
    298 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    HAHAHA i was laughing throughout the whole thing just because the guy was so damn nerdy, wore that bathrobe, and his cats had expressions of extreme discomfort
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    FAN BOY
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    LOSER
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    =/
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    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
    469 posts
    March 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    Yes, IkeRay, you can... I heard it is also rare and much more expensive than the version with the included Duck Hunt. Kudos if you happen to have one lying around, I have a friend lookin` for one.

    That video was kind of pointless, most of the "facts" weren`t even that astonishing. The very few things I didn`t know from prior knowledge, I learned in my history of gaming class. Would have been better in list form, and not with some random guy in a video...

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    RodneyJason Male 18-29
    170 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 12:57 am
    he forgot the clouds...


    Clouds are not Bushes!
    |-(

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    nacho187 Male 13-17
    202 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 2:31 am
    BOO! microsoft is beter than nintendo!

    p.s i am kinda fanboyish to microsoft. :]

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    eeriet Male 13-17
    61 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 2:50 am
    NERD-ALERT!!! NERD-ALERT!!!
  44. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 4:59 am
    Is it bad if I knew all those besides the arcade game one? An yes, not all the facts were 100% true but that`s already been stated.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 5:00 am
    >>WingedLion
    That`s the description of a launch title.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 5:10 am
    >>_Requiem_
    True, MB had a stand alone and so did duck hunt if I remember correctly. Also, "I learned in my history of gaming class" BWAH!? Now I need to ask this, GSP-110? I ask this because 1) Where you say you live, 2) Only thing I can think of that would have a game history class is Devry, which would explain why you guessed it a while back when I was talking about my nerd school.

    Sorry if this is kind of creepy, you perked my interest.

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    skirjames Male 18-29
    109 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 6:04 am
    ok, that guy was friggin creepy.
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    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
    488 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 8:13 am
    uuuh no.
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    kaptink Male 18-29
    128 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 8:50 am
    I was not expecting the robe... Or the cat. And was he playing that game boy on the john?
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    Unbalancing Male 13-17
    271 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 9:05 am
    The virtual boy was awesome! I wish I still had mine :(
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    HayleeHavok Female 18-29
    91 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 10:25 am
    I loved when the cat attacked his nose..
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    Hughlio Male 18-29
    142 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 11:00 am
    so i knew a few of those, and i think the one was wrong. Was anyone as disturbed as i was with the guy? I mean, a bathrobe lying seductively on a bed? creepy
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    proof1221 Male 18-29
    690 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 11:11 am
    this guy has no friends. and is a virgin
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    richmass Male 13-17
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    March 24, 2008 at 11:58 am
    I think i vaguely remember having one of these consoles when i was young, all i remember about it was this weird game where i ran around from zombies bouncing on giant trampolines o.0
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    darthgoof Male 13-17
    18 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 2:54 pm
    pretty neat... i knew all but 2 of those.... i am such a nerd lol
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    bagofpeanuts Female 13-17
    156 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    I couldn`t watch this vid because of my horrible computer. I think it`s about to die. >_>
    Anyways:
    MIIYAAAMOOOTOOO
    *eyebleed noises*
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    JMF145 Male 18-29
    376 posts
    March 24, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    I knew 17 of the 21

    I have no life...

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    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    March 25, 2008 at 3:41 am
    >>richmass
    SNES, Zombies Ate My Neighbors. You got to play as a dude with 3d glasses or a chick, they used squirt guns to kill zombies and save people, there were also things like weed wackers, soda pop grenades, and potions that turned you into a monster.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    March 25, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    I am making a prediction, Super Mario wont be the best selling game of all time 2 years from now. I predict that GTA4 will pass it. And see, and will always see nintendo as a childrens gaming system
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1573 posts
    March 27, 2008 at 8:50 am
    go kiddy go!

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