Today’s my 31st birthday. It officially marks 25 years since I violently tackled my sweet old Auntie Nors for buying me an NES action set because of all the hard work I put into turning six. The party went down at Chuck E. Cheese which back then was a pretty big deal. That joint was fucking expensive, what with the cost of the pizza and coins for the arcade/ball pit and whatever. Also, there’s the irreparable damage us kids administered to that poor, costumed freakshow’s nasty rat-tail. Chuck E. Cheese was the fucking Disneyland of the piece of shit town I grew up in and somehow my first grader little self managed to walk out of it with a Nintendo at the same time?
Which is both a good and bad thing depending on how you look at it. It’s definitely good for those of you who, like me, couldn’t swing the near $300 bucks for this thing when it launched. The new price tag of $169.99 makes it pretty hard to justify not buying one now. But if you wait until August 12th when this shit goes down to finally pick one up, you’re going to miss out on the loving smack across the ass Nintendo will be applying to the cheeks of early adopters. Those lucky S.O.B.’s will be treated to not 1, not 2 but fucking 20 free downloadable games before the end of the year! And I’m not talking some shitty DSiware or anything like that.
When my little website here finally decides to make me a rich man I swear to God I am going to buy a mansion and fill it with beautiful, nerdy-ass artwork like this. Right now a couple of artists named Elizabeth Marruffo and Campbell Whyte are in the middle of a pretty ambitious project. Their idea is to illustrate one print for every official NES game ever made. That’s right, all 799 of them. READ MORE