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Ever try to sell your parents on buying a new console?

Nov 13 // Conrad Zimmerman
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New Nintendo ad brings back memories

Nintendo's latest ad for the Wii U really takes me back. I can remember making a similar pitch to my own parents twenty five years ago when trying to convince them of the necessity of a Nintendo Entertainment System in our household.

It went down almost exactly like this, except that my folks weren't paid actors and therefore offered considerably more resistance to the idea than is seen here. It would be a decade more before I owned an NES. I guess my salesmanship needed work. 


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An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str... more   |   staff directory

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