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from Eaten by a Grue
Authored by Ben Nanamaker: Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the introduction of Nintendo's NES system in the United States. Although this went on to be one of the best-selling, most popular, and most influential home consoles ever, its roots in the U.S. were far more humble than many might realize.
On this day back in 1889 Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in order to manufacture playing cards.121 years later, it has all led to this.
I spent the morning resurrecting old non-working SNES cartdiges that had been donated to the archive. This involved opening them up, applying polish & fixer to the contacts, then re-sealing. I went six-for-six in getting the old cartridges working again!
Yesterday I cracked open one of our Nintendo Entertainment Systems to replace the pin connector which had gone bad. I was successful, so now we have two working NESes (and also an NES clone).
Got a nice box of donations this morning, full of Nintendo stuff: Nintendo 64, with controllers & games, etc.
Here are a few more pictures of items we've had donated to the game archive over the past few weeks.
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