Homebrew Is Where The Heart Is

25 02 2011

It’s nigh impossible to overstate the importance of the Nintendo Entertainment System in video game history: its popularity pretty much single-handedly revived the home game console market in the US, which had crashed a few years before the NES’s October 18th, 1985 limited-market American debut, while being home to the birth of some of the most iconic franchises still making headlines today.

Odds are that if you were born before 1988, your first home video game experience was with an NES. Even now, 15 years after Nintendo officially put the discontinue kibosh on the console in this territory, those fueled with nostalgia and with the right know-how are still keeping it alive. New, original games as well as retro sequels have been making the rounds this console generation, echoing the 80s revival that has permeated the rest of pop culture in the past years.

http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2010/10/features_nes_homebrew_is_where_the_heart_is