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Submission + - Happy 25th Birthday, Nintendo Entertainment System (

harrymcc writes: On October 18th 1985, Nintendo launched its NES console in the US, reviving a near-dead video game industry and establishing Nintendo as a leader in home consoles. We've celebrated with a roundup of some of the stranger spinoffs that NES has inspired over the last quarter century, from odd controllers to a lock parents could use to disable the console to do-it-yourself projects like an NES built into a Super Mario cartridge.
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Happy 25th Birthday, Nintendo Entertainment System

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