On this 30th birthday of Tetris, let us not forget when Steve Wozniak was the supreme Tetris champion of the world
30 years ago today, the first version of Tetris was released, and it wasn’t long before it took off massively, becoming a major selling point for the NES and later for the Game Boy, which came packaged with the game. And when Tetris for Game Boy was the hottest thing around, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was so good, he sat permanently atop Nintendo Power’s list of top Tetris scores, to the point where he had to start making up fake names for them to even take his new high scores, because they were tired of seeing him dominate everyone else forever.
With 3 straight years of massive losses, it’s become common to start comparing Nintendo to Sega, as Sega’s once mighty console business circled the drain. Seeing their youth market quickly siphoned away by smartphone and tablet games, Nintendo has to do something, and that something is to leverage their popular and iconic first party characters into an NFC figurine game— Skylanders has made bazillions doing it, Disney is doing it, and it could be one of the best decisions Nintendo has made in a while.
Hi IHC, a friend of mine is streaming a one-sitting playthrough of Ocarina Of Time on N64 for Child’s Play charity. I’ll be guest commentating at some point during the day and would love it if you could spare any cash. The link for the stream is http://www.twitch.tv/gurn94 and the link for donations is https://donate.childsplaycharity.org/d5821d94b28350ffaa38bba554b25973
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