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By David Martin

Playing with Power: A ninja's long journey


August 8, 2018

“Now you’re playing with power!”

Nintendo’s marketing in the 80s always focused on power. The company’s magazine was named “Nintendo Power.” Some of the company’s television advertising featured lightning bolts and thunder. The Nintendo Entertainment System being a powerful entertainment tool was an idea the Japanese company pushed heavily on its customers.

I bought one of Nintendo’s NES Classic Editions a few months back, thinking back to about how, 27 years ago, I would have to wait until after my mom finished watching “Murder, She Wrote” before I’d get a chance at...

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