Nintendo Demos The NES At Malls

The Nintendo team has been setting up kiosks and interactive displays in some of the bigger stores around New York, like FAO Schwartz and Macy’s, to name a few. It has also been busy at some of the mall locations, demonstrating R.O.B. the robot and the Zapper to holiday shoppers eager to find that perfect Christmas gift.

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Nintendo ran a small ad in the New York Times promoting the NES.

Console gaming has all but disappeared over the past two years as retailers dumped them when sales plummeted, thanks in part to the glut of bad software. Nintendo hopes to reignite the passion for videogames once again by showcasing its NES with cutting edge chips and packed-in peripherals that set it apart from anything that has come before. It remains to be seen if Nintendo can pull it off, but if they fail, it won’t be for a lack of trying. Let us know if you’ve had a chance to try out the NES, and which game is your favorite so far.

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Nintendo demos R.O.B. the robot and Duck Hunt to customers. Photo Credit: Howard Phillips

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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  • September 14, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    Craig, hi. How are you doing if you ever have time to talk with me? I love that you’re SO interested in video games and writing about them.

    Ohh, how I am going to study to do the same,……

    except, with a revealed by the God of love who knows me, Christian perspective, since God promises everyone!!!!!!!!!…….eternal happiness with him IF we’ll only live kindly and wisely in his power as his Holy Bible talks about. So this is why I am MOST thrilled about God alone……….while I am excited about video games when they are truly, truly found to me decent. See, everyone has their version of what a “good” game is. Is there not a reason why some elements of games are challenged and avoided strongly? Craig, I’m just asking you if you have ever wondered about this. I still will in the same very token, respect everyone. I am running down people or their beloved games and rather, informing about how the very real God of LOVE has affected my life…..so that you all may decide if you too want this kind of unspeakable joy which I have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s worth the changing as far as changes go, I’ll tell you from how WOW, wonderful God actually treats me………..Sure, this is maybe not what you and Others expect from an NES page. Sure, sure. I would be mean if I were to go hide this news from you-the Good News of God!! He’s that good and yet, His Bible claims that wow, before anything in the world existed, he CREATED it in Genesis 1:1. His characteristics in Psalms literally match up with what our very world appears as! I want you and others to decide for yourselves about this in your own lives.

    I’m sure we all wonder though very personally, how the Earth came about and how the first humans originated——for sure. My goodness, some of us wonder inside. I think thats good when we wonder about such things. I want to go tell you ithat in my former years, I admit that I was lousy at admitting when I was mean to others. Now, Craig, this is leading up to me telling you that God through genuine faith in him has Helped me overcome it to this day! I was denying my wrong behaviors. This always annoyed others. It annoyed myself too! I felt bad for others but hey it was “too hard” to change it seemed. Then, at 25 I began to find myself ready in my faith of God alone to mature, at last! I’m 38 and since then people have been much happier with me, hands down!!! Many of them know that they know God is good and exists for sure. This I testify to you all. I’m still not demanding that you listen to me. That would be sooo rude. Even if one were to injure me it would still be rude. I love trusting God more. Is God the “only” way to live by? He has shown me his everlasting promises of LOVE to me, so yes He is.

    On the flip side, It’s true that I once spent all my money on garage sale book addictions! OUCH! I used to look at pictures better off ignored always!! I was jealous of other’s bigger muscles, their college smarts, singing voices, godly maturity in generosity to good causes, and complain in my primary school times often. These things hurt others while God was “using” them together with every other thing for good things as He says He does “for those who love him.” This means a person after accepting what He has written in the Bible, values God for who He is. I would still be having a painful life if I did not choose in my free will to let God be good to me and help change my character. Hard, rewarding and very possible, I quote to you. Now, please be assured and resting in that such with God can take quite while or more to come to understand, for sure. Until then we all get uneasy about God. I was one.

    He does want us to have fun and play the skillfully made Nintendo games which are decent as I trust. How about Mega Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Duck Hunt, Noah’s Bible Adventures (which was surprisingly long ago sold in my church). I was in awe of such a topic mixed with NES. Gee, wonder why my mom and I did not buy it. But, I used to be at the Econo video rental section for great try-outs. When I was living for myself much of the time, things did not stay good, no. Please take it from me and God, friends. I trust everyone is special. You are. We each have special abilities and skills and a unique personality. Looks like we’re here for more than having a good time. Making and selling games is a kind service because to me, you are letting others have a chance to see and play what you have made with your team. Ohh, how I notice the size of my thoughts now. OK. TIme for a rest and to sleep, soon.

    Now, do I still love Nintendo? I still do very much if I am truthful with you. I used to be given “costlier” Christmas presents which I was concerned about as for being fair with my beloved sisters. Awww. My dad and I enjoyed NES, SNES, and N64. I’ve tried other Nintendos, I add here. Craig, thanks for having fun with your job. Man how neat it is. OK.

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