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New Nintendo: Crisper Graphics, Same Nostalgia

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In 1983, Nintendo released the Family Computer or Famicom video game system. For advertising, the company spared no expense utilizing the latest in green-screen technology and vector CGI to recreate the nostalgic moment.

The original video demonstrated some of the Famicom’s cutting-edge features, like games contained in big plastic cartridges and a switch on the system to alternate between the games and your antenna signal.

Now, let’s fast forward to 2016. Nintendo released the Classic Mini Family Computer video game system. To advertise it, they went with the same philosophy that went into the system: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it... but give it HDMI support.

While it's lacking in both the cartridges and TV-game switch that made the original Famicom a hit, we can see that it still works great with a puffy pink shirt.

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