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Desc:Submitted for Kent Shocknek.
Category:Video Games, News & Politics
Tags:Nintendo, 90s, local news, kent shocknek
Submitted:Yellow Lantern
Date:11/25/12
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Comment count is 41
themilkshark
Stars for the scary audio glitch. Everyone is talking in chorus.

Whoops, my kid thinks Nintendo is crack. Damn you, game pushers!
Quad9Damage
So what's the issue with the parents here?

If the parents are complaining about rampant consumerism and commercialism demanding their child buy the Super Nintendo, good for them.

If they're complaining because you can't cram the new 16-bit cartridges in the old 8-bit toaster slot, and therefore have to go out and buy a whole new system (for twice as much!), they're fucking stupid. That's like complaining because you can't shove a music CD in the Apple IIGS 3.5" floppy add-on.
Innocent Bystander
I'm sorry, what exactly was the point?
Xenocide
BREAKING NEWS: New product costs money.

Aelric
So, was the issue the price? Violence? Not enough of an improvement over the NES? What are you upset about?
Change
They have children.

Old_Zircon
Change we can believe in.

endlesschris
I remember a lot of people were upset because the old cartridges didn't go into the new system. Because once you buy the new system, you're forced to destroy the old one.
fedex
lol, yes welcome to the modern world, peeps

Aelric
I am a proponent of backwards compatibility and the SNES was supposed to be backwards compatible but it was scraped late in the design due to it driving the unit price unreasonably high in their minds.

I learned that on the 8-4 Play podcast recently.

Xenocide
NINTENPENDANT.

Kent Shocknek's torso has been fused with the little F-Zero car. They are one in the same now. Kent Shocknek's old life is over.

No, Kent! Don't attempt that jump! You can't make it in reverse! Kent, you still have so much to live for!
Caminante Nocturno
Kent was clearly not worthy of the gift bestowed upon him. Such is the fate of all who fail to attain Nintependence.

Gypsy_Dildo_Factory
This creative part amused me, and reminded me of that horrible lawnmower advice monster.

Parents couldn't understand at that time especially "oh now you need a SUPER Nintendo" as if staying current with other kids' videogames weren't critical.

Caminante Nocturno
Don't give away the ending to Super Mario World, you dipshits! And could you have found a WORSE player for F-Zero? Jesus Christ, the lack of professionalism in this clip is infuriating!
Miss Henson's 6th grade class
The news lady borrowed Jem's totally outrageous haircut.
Udderdude
It's about a centimeter away from being declared a fire hazard.

Doomstein
0:16

Dat high-top fade!!

Sudan no1
Kent SHOCK NECK
Old_Zircon
Keith Shocklee

Dread Pirate Roberts
The parents/media were a bit stupid with this, but remember back in the day, Nintendo was a bastard of a company. That 80% market share they mentioned? They used it to push other competitors into bankruptcy, and would bully stores to only carry their products. Looking back on it with rosy-colored glasses might make you forget. In the 80s and early 90s, they were the big bully on the street. Now they just make you waive shit around.
garcet71283
Didn't matter to my family. While the common rabble was getting excited about "mode 7" I was blasting Kilrathi in Wing Commander and teaching Fwiffo a lesson in Star Control 2.

BiggerJ
Oh yes, and they refused to licensed games made by companies that had made any number of games for a Sega system, forcing them to choose. The courts declared this illegal, but by then, it was too late for the Master System.

Quad9Damage
The book "Game Over" by David Sheff provides an excellent account of all this. Nintendo was a Japanese company attempting to enforce Japanese business practices in an American marketplace.

spikestoyiu
YEAH BUT REMEMBER MARIO????

The God of Biscuits
Awesome CGI
Billy the Poet
Fuck Kent. Someday I might have to explain to my kids that a woman went on television with that haircut. She looks like Rogue from a Liefeld comic.
jreid
Her hair. And repeatedly showing the wrong controller. And Kent.
dairyqueenlatifah
"BREAKING NEWS: PARENTS CAN'T TELL THEIR CHILDREN NO AND THINK THAT COMPANIES SHOULD REDUCE THE PRICE OF THEIR PRODUCTS BECAUSE OF THIS"

Those were the days, when 0 for a new console that included everything you needed to play, and a game, was considered expensive, and anything labeled as a game console that was over that price (Jaguar, CD-I, 3DO) just ended up failing altogether because no one in their right mind was going to consider buying it.

Now it's like "Our new console is going to be 0 basic, 0 pro with the bells and whistles, and no games or modern video hookups included. And you're going to buy it anyway, BITCH."
Riskbreaker
Back in those days, a red ring of death would have been a huge scandal. Today? Pfft, just buy a new console and that's it.

Doomstein
Actual Conversation I had not too long ago.

Me: "Where's your 360, man?"

My Buddy Seth: "I had to send it off to get repaired again, its got the 'Red Ring of Death'."

Me: "No shit, that sucks man."

My Buddy Seth: "Yeah, I'm on my 3rd X-box 360 this year."

Me: "... you're on the what now?"

fluffy
Not to mention that due to inflation, 0 for the SNES in 1991 is about the same as the 9 for the basic XBox 360 in 2005.

Cube
I still use a 25-year-old Commodore 64 and an Amiga 1200 that has to be nearly 10 years old.

Both of them have upgrades available that make it possible to play games without disks, using memory cards that hold almost all available games.

I'd like to see an XBox do that! And by that, I mean surviving 20 years and then running the games of a holo-stick or whatever's going to be the craze in that time.

Cube
Oh wait, it's 2012, not 2002. The Amiga's got to be like 17 years old. I'm getting too old for this.

dairyqueenlatifah
Someone's original Xbox might survive that long, but there isn't going to be a functioning 360 left that's sitting in anyone's house being used right now that far in the future.

boner
I just want to go back in time to plead with the parents not to buy Sonic the Hedgehog for their children if they have any sort of personality disorder.
EvilHomer
Growing up, it was always Mortal Kombat! Doom! NightTrap! We must protect our children from these games!

What fools we were. Nobody noticed the real killers: Sonic, and anything made by Squaresoft

dairyqueenlatifah
Hey, SquareSoft didn't become dangerous until FFVII.

Those sprites were good at obscuring the terrible truth.

Quad9Damage
You return to the future.

Chris-Chan never stayed socially retarded by spending his life playing Sonic. Now he has built his own moon that is at war with humanity and is armed with his own self-lubricating sex bots.

Nerds built their own self-lubricating sex bots to help Earth, but they went rogue and formed their own faction, intent on destroying the humans AND the Chris-Chan sex bots and taking over Earth/Moon-Two for themselves. Now it's humans vs. nerd sex bots vs. Chris-Chan sex bots.

Now are you happy?

Doomstein
You've been reading my Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow DieselPunk crossover fan-fic again, haven't you?

boner
sorry

Jet Bin Fever
Buying my brothers and I an SNES was one of the best things my parents ever did growing up.
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