Duck Hunt

Weekly Video Game Newsletter– August 20, 2010–Issue #4

Madness Brewing Newsletter Aug 20

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Here’s the latest issue of the Weekly Video Game Newsletter. It’s actually been several weeks since the last one was published so I included a bunch of sales figures and release dates from the weeks missing on top of all the info about the stuff that came out this week and how well (or horribly) stuff sold the week of August 7th (courtesy of VGChartz.com).

Duck Hunt (MB Hall of Fame Inductee)

Duck Hunt
Hall of Fame Inductee
Duck Hunt
Original Release: 1984 (Arcade)
Developed by: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo

Duck Hunt may be one of the anomalies of the Madness Brewing Hall of Fame. It was not a game intended to break the mold of what a video game should be what Super Mario Bros. did. It was never meant to become incredibly addictive to suck away your precious time like Tetris. Nintendo had a very mechanical purpose of the game: to show off what the NES could do graphically and give the system a decent light-gun game for people to play with. However, their decision to include the game with the NES at launch made it so that most people who ever touched a NES played eventually played the game. Everyone, for the most part, thoroughly enjoyed Duck Hunt. So much so that twenty-five years later, most of us still are quite fond of the game. Call it nostalgia if you want but Duck Hunt was, and still is, a fun game to play.

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Madness Brewing Weekly Video Game Newsletter #002

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The second issue of the Weekly Video Game Newsletter is now up. It’s a bit heavy at 12 pages although that’s nothing compared to next week’s issue now that the site is back up and running as I’m working on several interesting articles. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to split next week’s issue in two and release another issue in later this week. It all depends on how busy I am.

Here’s what’s in this week’s issue:

Video Game Reviews

– Monopoly (PSP Mini)
– Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)

Hall of Fame Inductees

– Duck Hunt (NES)

Other Features

– April Sales Figures
– Game of the Year Candidates from January 2010
– Results of First Round of Video Game Hall of Fame Voting
– Other Assorted Nonsense