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    I've spent the last couple of months beavering away on something which some people might call insane but I'm trying to create a full database of all UK NES releases with a ton of articles, reviews, information, gaming vids etc I launched the whole thing earlier this week and this is the result:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/

    In case you are wondering why I decided to focus on the UK scene it's simply because there isn't one! Despite wandering about the web trying to find a home I could relate to with my collection I found very little with focus o n what was a huge market for the time so decided to pull my finger out and create something myself. Feel free to have a nosey and tell me what you guys think? Bare in mind I have no previous HTML experience or ever had anything to do with designing websites so it's been a rather huge learning process from the get go.
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    Very good. The NES was not well loved in the UK, but then Mattel did a bad job and Nintendo didn't care much about Europe anyway.
    U-Force was by Broderbund though.
    I used to own the complete Total run, gave them to an NES enthusiast way back.
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    Great work! Anythign to boost the UK classic gaming scene is fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    Very good. The NES was not well loved in the UK, but then Mattel did a bad job and Nintendo didn't care much about Europe anyway.
    U-Force was by Broderbund though.
    I used to own the complete Total run, gave them to an NES enthusiast way back.
    The weird thing is I can remember the NES craze back in the day (I think I mention it in the Personal History article) and the system was a pure sellout, no one could find a working one so there has to be lots of fans hidden away I'm sure.

    Sorted the Broderbund. I suspect database Gremlins

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    Gone and written a top 10 NES games article. All UK games of course

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=3294

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    Not bad, I remember when the NES was reduced to GBP 49.99 and games where still GBP 60.00, boy did they get it wrong.....


    Above post...A NES craze in the UK? I remember it more like a fiasco, as Mattel couldn't market the NES properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    Not bad, I remember when the NES was reduced to GBP 49.99 and games where still GBP 60.00, boy did they get it wrong.....


    Above post...A NES craze in the UK? I remember it more like a fiasco, as Mattel couldn't market the NES properly.
    I can remember it clearly. Every kid in school was talking about the upcoming NES and Turtles pack everyone was going nuts.

    My poor parents ended up searching several towns for one as did many of my friends folks only to find none in the shops. In the end they picked up a Master System for me even though I loved playing it the feeling just wasn't the same

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    Been busy on a few articles so please have a nosey

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?page_id=132

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    The Playchoice cabinet looks in good condition

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    Been awhile since I've posted an update here so thought I'd mention a couple. Just added some reviews, first we have Snake Rattle 'n' Roll

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=3539

    And Alien 3:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=3538

    Finally I've stepped up in the world of web technology and created a Twitter feed. Will be keeping this up to date with stuff for the sites and random NES tidbits so worth signing up for:

    https://twitter.com/nesbitsite

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    Oooo nice! The NES is getting some <3 from the wonderful land of Europe


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zama View Post
    Oooo nice! The NES is getting some <3 from the wonderful land of Europe
    I think a lot of the Europe lot are in hiding

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    Happy to say I have posted my first ever interview. Had a chat with Ste Pickford of Rare and Zippo Games fame, who spent sometime talking about his time in the games industry (with a hefty bit of NES related history of course!) and his upcoming game:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4328
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    I think I might just check out this website, it looks quite well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysop View Post
    I think I might just check out this website, it looks quite well made.
    Thanks, have a few more interviews in the pipeline so (I hope!) always worth checking back

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    Well its been awhile since I posted an update but have plenty more content to show off :P First up is a review of Street Gangs or River City Ransom in the US, quite a little gem to find:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4429

    Next is me working my way through Nintendo's clash with the education market. Is it a game or just a bad idea?

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4451

    I've also posted a few updates to the magazine section, nearing a full set of Club Nintendo now and I have the most complete set available! As always I'll be posting a lot more as time goes on so please bookmark the site and keep an eye on it

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    Proud to say we have a major plus to the site today, a developer interview with Sivak Games. The guys behind the home brew release Battle Kid and a few tid bits on it's sequel. Also take a deeper look into what's involved in programming for the NES:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4558
    The worlds first dedicated UK NES website:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/

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    Another major update (having a lot of these lately!) with a developers interview for the D-Pad Hero games:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4633
    The worlds first dedicated UK NES website:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/

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    Another major update (having a lot of these lately!) with a developers interview for the D-Pad Hero games:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4633
    The worlds first dedicated UK NES website:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/

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    Its taken me awhile and taken me forever to write but I'm finally proud to present NES-Bits celebration of The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=4711

    Won't be rushing to one of these again in a hurry!
    The worlds first dedicated UK NES website:

    http://www.nes-bit.com/

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