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Fire Emblem for NES

Perfectly timed completion of this project with the release of Fire Emblem Fates on the 3DS. I finally got my famicom converters so I could assemble some Fire Emblem repros for the NES in english. I’m far from the first to have done these, but I’ve wanted to for some time now and I just finally got around to it.

This series had been around in Japan for over a decade before it finally saw an international release on the Game Boy Advance. There were two for the Famicom – Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and Fire Emblem Gaiden. I just finished the original today and I’ll be wrapping up Gaiden soon.

I’ll be making these by request if anyone wants one. Though the cart will be standard grey. I just used this clear one for myself to show all the nifty bits inside.

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Fire Emblem: Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light

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I also put one of these together just because I felt like it.

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NES Reproductions! First Wave

My NES REPRODUCTIONS page. Also, it’s on the bar at the top.

I make these now.

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Final Fantas 2j

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Unboxing – A Silly YouTube Trend

What’s the big deal? There are unboxing videos all over YouTube. Why? This is such an unnecessary trend. Is this some form of self-gratification? Showing off to the world something that they don’t have. I could understand these videos if the main goal was to educate the consumer; to give them an idea of not only the quality of the product but the value for their dollar, but this does not seem to be the case. Why would a video of the unboxing of the Game of Thrones blu-ray be useful to anyone? ANYONE can own this. It’s easy to come by and there’s no science to it. Unwrap shrink-wrap, open case, play blu-ray. Easy.  There does seem to be one positive side effect however – the underground market of homebrewers and crafters of reproduction carts could see a boost in sales from this trend.

This is a prime example of what’s ridiculous about this trend. You don’t need a video describing each and every aspect of the item as it’s being unpacked. “The first thing you’re going to see is the headset itself” No kidding. Thanks guy. My own two eyes would never have been able to perceive that without your help. What makes this video worse is that this guy sounds like a total bro.

I’m glad to see someone shares my sentiments on unboxing

Here’s an example of a repro. The video may be garbage, but it serves a purpose. It shows a quality product that we can’t find on shelves. It helps people in the indie video game business with genuine consumer feedback.

This is the only unboxing video I’ve found that’s worth watching. I’ve posted this one before, but it’s worth watching again. He’s my favorite

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