June 26, 2007

[OPINION] I Used To Be Somebody!

nes_uforce_stickI used to be a contender!

There was a time in my life where you wouldn’t play a boxing game for the NES without using me as your controller. That 1 week period was the best week of my life. I was on top of the world!

Now, I’m nothing. I’m a blip on the radar, a grain of salt in the sea, a product description page on a Nintendo fansite.

The last time I was used for a game was at a classic games convention. The guy that used me gave up after 10 minutes of trying to play Top Gun. He couldn’t handle the complexities of my design. Some say that’s a design flaw – I say it’s a delicious flaw!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I’m not worth much. I’ve got nothing you need. You aren’t a collector and you like to play Mike Tyson’s Punch Out! with the NES advantage.

Well, let me tell you something. Just because I’m in some Rubbermaid tub just waiting for some kid to fall in and break me doesn’t me that I don’t have any worth. I’m an important part of Nintendo history.

Just please, don’t forget me. I haven’t been used much but that doesn’t mean I’m not loyal. I don’t hold grudges (not that I’d even have a grudge to hold – you tried your best).

Just remember, I used to be somebody!

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