G4 provides us with an interesting segment on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Watch after the jump (audio slightly out of sync) — bonus clip included.

Designed by Masayuki Uemura and released in Japan on July 15, 1983 for ¥14,800, and later in North America for $299 the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom) was slow to gather momentum: during its first year, many criticized the system as unreliable, prone to programming errors and rampant freezing

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