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Pioneering Nintendo Game System turns 30

1:28 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Ma. -- This month marks the 30 year anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Famicom system, the console that paved the way for the success of video games in the U.S.

Since then, gaming has become a billion dollar, world wide industry, and has evolved to include three dimensional graphics and human interaction.

But even with the major advances in game technology, a lot of Mainers still prefer the classics. Employees at Citadel Games in Bangor say many people come in looking for the games they grew up playing in the 80s and 90s.

"We see a lot of people around the 40, 50 year old mark coming in and saying, 'Wow, I haven't seen this in 20 years, it's totally amazing!'" said Grant Beals, Manager of Citadel Games in Bangor.

But for those who are looking for new games to play, Sony recently announced the creation of the new PlayStation 4. A release date has not yet been scheduled for the console, but Sony says it will have powerful graphics and an emphasis on online game play.


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