Nintendo

The New Nintendo!!

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If your adolescent years were during the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s like mine, then you will relate to exactly what I am talking about. Nintendo Baby! That’s right, Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunter, and the list continues. Of course there was not the myriad of games and different consoles as there is today, but it was a step up from Atari. I am so excited about this I can’t even tell you. In fact, when my sister and I were in both married and in our early 20’s, we were highly addicted to DK junior. I went to stay with her and her husband in North Dakota for a visit and we stayed up playing for literally 20+ hours straight. One of the funniest times I can remember. We still reminisce about that weekend like it was yesterday. Who says video games can’t bring people together?

This fun in a box comes out November 11, 2016 and comes with 30 preloaded games. Some of my faves are:

  •       Donkey Kong
  •       Donkey Kong Jr.
  •       Pac Man
  •       Mario Bros
  •       Super Mario Bros 1, 2, and 3

The best part about this great family fun is the price – $59.99! I am so getting one and I am going to force my 16 and 8-year-old to play with me. Just like my dad made me play his favorite games of pool, cribbage, and horseshoes.

It connects to your TV with an HDMI cable and even comes with that classic NES pad. You can also use a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro on the system for two-player action, but the new NES pad will be sold separately for $9.99 as well.

Changing the topic, a bit, if you grew up in the early to mid-2000’s, you probably like more of the sh*t my teenager likes (I call it that and he calls Nintendo that, touché). His game of choice is Grand Theft Auto 5. Him and his friends play online as a group and there is a lot of laughter and interaction. There is one thing about the new age of gaming…. online with others. It is a different generation for sure. He plays with friends in Montana while living in Las Vegas. I played with friends that were sitting right beside me, or I played alone.

I do have to add one last thought, please game responsibly. I mean it when I say that. Video games can have a way of sucking the real world right out of you. If need be, set a timer. Otherwise, you will get lost in the video world and the next thing you know you’ve been playing for 3 days straight, your wife has left you, and you got fired from your job because you failed to show up. Believe me this can happen to you.

Please play responsibly.

Peace out my friends.

 

 

Our Favorite Pasttime

What Happened To The Old Days?

 

Video games are fun mom, that’s what I do to pass the time when I am bored”. These are the words of my 16-year-old son. This leads to me to a question, why is everyone so bored all the time?

When I was younger there was no such luxury as being bored. Growing up, I did not have a lot of luxuries. For instance, I did not have cable TV, or color TV, and I lived in the country. Not that any of these are bad things, just different than most kids my age. The most beautiful part is that I lived in the country. My video game was going outside and roaming the hills, exploring the creeks, and discovering nature. It was something I got lost in exploring the way my kids get lost in technology.

This actually leads me to the newest phenomenon, the Pokémon craze. It was somebody’s crazy idea to combine video games with exercise. Although I don’t disagree with this idea, I don’t think it was planned out for the most part. Yes, you are up walking around and yes it is mostly in parks. The problem is no one is enjoying the park. They are completely oblivious of their surroundings since they are staring at their phones and missing out on the whole point of the parks, which is NATURE! We are talking to the point of oblivion, where people are walking out into traffic and getting hit or walking off a cliff in San Diego. Truth is that it doesn’t ending there. Here in Las Vegas, there have been several new reports of people getting into physical altercation over capturing these IMAGINARY creatures. I capitalize the word IMAGINARY because I can’t stress it enough. Video games are not real, people! Trust me when I tell you, I have witness this on so many levels first hands. Some people get so wrapped up in this imaginary world they lose sight of reality. What if people took their loved ones to the park just to look at the ducks, the sky, or the landscape.

I only mention these things because these are the facts. People forget people. They forget we are the common thread between one another. We are all humans and that is a big deal. The homeless guy you see on the street is every bit you, as you are him. There is a little bit of you in everyone you meet. If you like them, they are the parts of you that you like. If they irritate you, they are the parts of you that irritate you, and if they enrage you, they are the parts of you that enrage you. Anytime you encounter another human, whether they are playing Pokémon are not, look for the parts of them that you see in yourself and then embrace them or forgive them.

Go Pokémon go!  

My Passion

Jeff here, and I love to play video games….all the time!

I was raised in a household that played a lot of board games before video games were all the grand.

So I naturally am competitive because of all that “training”!! LOL

This website will be dedicated to anything related to gaming in 2016! Like Pokemon’ Go, Pc Gaming, etc..

I am a father of 3 wonderful children and own a very successful business here in Las Vegas that provides window tinting services for the greater Las Vegas Valley. We named the business We Tint Las Vegas because…well that’s what we do.

Go check out our newly designed website at http://wetintlasvegas.com and feel free to give us some feedback on how we did.

Anyway, back to video games. I don’t have a lot of time to play, so when I get a spare minute….I GO ALL OUT!!

The kids and I will go down to the local parks and hunt for Pokemon’ while getting a bit of exercise as well. That’s fun and entertaining.

Another game I love to play is Planetside 2…the bomb!! Super addictive and I can play that game for 16 hours straight if I had the time…which i don’t.

So this is a little post about who I am and what I do.

Hope you enjoy future posts and visit frequently.