I loves me some Google News, especially the archives, which let you search stories by the decade. The service only goes back to the early ’80s right now, and features a limited number of articles. But the following old-school Nintendo headlines still caught my attention:
- Now, Video Game Players Can Take Show on the Road (1989)
New York Times piece on the announcement of the Game Boy.
- The games played for Nintendo’s sales (1989)
New York Times piece on the Nintendo marketing machine of the late ’80s.
- Video Games: They’re Back-and Almost as Big as Ever (1987)
Abstract piece the the LA Times on the roaring video game industry (thanks to Nintendo) after the crash of ’83.
- NEC Tries to Zap Nintendo In the Video Game Market (1989)
New York Times piece on the arrival of the TurboGrafx-16 to challenge the NES.
- What’s Hot, What’s Not: Video Games Best-Seller List (1988)
LA Times abstract piece on that year’s biggest games, almost all Nintendo ones.
- Nintendo Scores Big (1988)
Awesome article by the New York Times on Nintendo’s breakthrough success.
- Nintendo search takes some fun out of the game (1988)
Great story examining NES shortages of Christmas that year.
- Nintendo revamps video games (1988)
San Jose Mercury News story on early Nintendo help-line employees, then a staff of 92.
- Nintendo wants to Zap Atari commercials in courtroom contest (1987)
Seattle PI story on Nintendo’s clam of copyright infringement in an Atari commercial that year. I like how journalists kept using the word “zap” in their headlines. 🙂
It’s fun to go back and read this stuff. For those who read ’em all, anything stand out?