• Watch These Teens Experience an Original Nintendo for the First Time

    Now you're playing with power

    You won’t want to share this clip with The Angry Video Game Nerd, as he’d probably shout a string of profanities at you about how these kids have no respect for the past. But here we have a small group of modern teenagers who, for the most part, are only familiar with Playstation, Xbox, and the Wii when it comes to gaming consoles. Once they’re presented with their first up-close look at the original Nintendo Entertainment System, their reactions are…well, what you’d expect. Man, do I feel old.

    We’ll never be able to convey to these kids the joy we all felt in the early 80’s when this 8-bit technology was still the greatest thing we could have possibly imagined. The NES saved the entire U.S. video game industry after the video game crash of 1983…and this is the thanks it gets?

    Still, you’ll notice the immediate excitement these teens feel once they start actually playing the original Super Mario Bros. It’s a testament to the enduring power of the simple side-scrolling deliciousness of the single greatest video game franchise of all time. You can mock the gray toaster and its gigantic plastic cartridges…but there’s no mocking Mario! After all these years, that plumber is still the man.

    Though I do have to wonder why we’ve never actually seen him fix a toilet…

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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