is the label used by the parents of old school gamers in reference to absolutely any device that they consider to be a 'videogame'.
There is no known cure.
Mom: "When are you gonna turn off that damned Nintendo and start taking care of your responsibilities?"
You: "It's not a Nintendo, how many times do I have to-"
Mom: "Whatever. You sit around playing games all day long when you SHOULD be out looking for a job! I can't get you to stop playing Nintendo long enough to do a damned thing around here! You only come out when you're hungry and then you vanish back to your bedroom! You're 32 years old. When are you gonna start acting like-..."
You: "...huh? MOOOOOOOMMM! You're distracting the hell outta me, damnit!"
Mom: "I PAY for that online GameBox Live thing so you can sit around playing your Nintendos all day! What is this, a joke?"
You: "....OOOOOH! TEABAG!"
You: "Nuthin... talkin' to them..."
Mom: "Anyway, go tell your wife that dinner's ready. And clean up your damn room. I'm fed up to HERE with it."
A still-successful 100+ year old game company which once specialized in making card games. It started making video games in the 1970s and created a still-popular mascot called Mario
. The company has been, and still is the console company to go to of you want quality games that last.
A games company that is supposedly always "doomed", despite the fact that they make hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
"Nintendo is doomed!"
Cares about games, and the people who play them. Not about how 1337 the graphics card is, or how many celebrities they can pay to stand around and act like they enjoy they're products.
I've talked to Xbox and PS2 fans, and all they can talk about is how its compatible with all this other shit that no one really needs, and how the grapics are so damn cool. Well do better graphics make the game more fun? Does better graphics make GTA San Andreas or Halo less mindless and demeaning?
Show me any new xbox 360 or PS3 games that can rival Super Smash Brothers, or Super Mario 64, or Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The short answer is none of them.
Not to mention the cost difference. I'm buying a game console, not a computer/dvd player/ipod.
Im sorry if you disagree, but good graphics and mindless violence do not a good game make.
I can play Super Mario 64 for hours without worrying about my sanity, or whether I'm going to be scarred for life by something horrible. Can't say the same for GTA SA.
The only good thing that has come out of intellegent life.
Nintendo id the best thing in the world.
A fantastic video game company overlooked because of the waining intellect of the average American gamer, although it's still very popular in it's native Japan. Without them, the modern day video company would be in a dead end due to the arcade crash of the 1980's.
Nintendo reinvigorated the market with the very successful Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1985; it's Japanese counterpart, the Famicom, was also very successful. Nintendo continued this success with the release of the Super Famicom in Japan and the Super NES in America and Europe. Although it faced stiff competition from the rival Sega's Genesis console, it was largely more successful with original games such as the Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past, Star Fox, Donkey Kong Country, and the ever famous Mario series. The Nintendo 64, originally called project reality or Ultra 64, was released in 1996, A year later than Sony's Playstation. The N64 sported alot of popular and high-grossing games, from original titles licensed by Nintendo like Super Mario 64 and the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, to third party hits such as Banjo-Kazooie and Goldeneye 64. Alot of games on the N64 were considered to be top notch and have gain recognition from critics and fans alike. The most noticeable games on the N64 were Super Mario 64 due to it's revolutionary breakthrough into a fully rendered 3D environment and the use of an innovative camera system, the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time due ...
Cool, awesome, radical, new, innovative, different
"Dude, that new band is so nintendo"
Great game company that makes bright fast-paced game featuring: Mario, Luigi, Fox, Link, and Samus. They invented the game boy, and after that other gaem companies copied them (Sega, NeoGeo, other assorted japanse companies) but failed. the game boy is still being made today. Alos made pokemon games, but they made up for it.
I just got the new Mario Kart for Gamecube!!!