Friday, August 5, 2011

Being A Nuffnang Blogger is the Hottest Thing Since The Family Computer

When we were still kids the Family Computer (or Nintendo Entertainment System in the U.S. market) was the "in" thing in the world of video games. During those years (in the mid 80's to be more exact), as a kid, if your family does not own one of these cool gaming consoles, you would feel like you were left out in the medieval times.

I remember the day when my father bought one of these for our family enjoyment. We only had a handful of gaming cartridges to choose from but our excitement got the better of us on the first day. From that moment on it was like this gaming console has always been a part of the family.

We had our good times with the good ol' Family Computer. I remember I once played "Battle City" with my dad. I never knew it was so addictive that we started playing late evening, and by the time we finished it was already 6 a.m. the next morning! By the time my dad realized this, the only thing he could say to me was "Ok game over, time to sleep!" and left me to put away the Family Computer while he went off to bed.

There was even a time my brother and I got scolded by our dad because we played Super Mario 3 far too late in the evening while we had classes the next day. Thanks to my idea of not using the "warp zone", we played every level 'til our King Kuppa called us out (lol).

Having this console was so hot because it introduced us with a whole new dimension in gaming. Thanks to the Family Computer we got to experience different gaming styles and genres.

Some of my favorite games include:

Super Mario Bros 3 - this platform adventure games takes hours and hours to complete. With highly imaginative levels and entertaining gameplay, Mario has always been an inspiration to avid gamers worldwide.

Sports games like Nintendo Baseball and Tennis - these casual games allow you to practice timing while having fun with family and friends.

Gradius 2 and Salamander (a.k.a LifeForce) - these space adventure games take you dodging and shooting in captivating alien worlds.

Wild GunMan and Duck Hunt - these shooting games allow you to practice your targeting skills using the gun controller. Wild Gunman is a cartoony way of your Wild west shoot 'em up while Duck Hunt was specially funny and annoying at times whenever the dog laughs at you for missing the duck.

There are tons unforgettable games in the Family Computer, some even touted as legendary, their iterations and spinoffs have been ported to the newer gaming consoles like the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. To mention a few more aside from Mario, we have the Castlevania Series, Final Fantasy Series, Zelda Zeries and the Megaman (RockMan) Series. The legacy of these games is proof enough that the Family Computer was THE hottest thing in gaming during its time.

And while Family Computers were hot during the 80's, being a Nuffnanger is just as hot right now! What gives Nuffnangers its charm is similar to what gives the Family Computer its charm back then for the following reasons...

1) You never run out of variety. Just like choosing a video game you like to play, being a Nuffnanger allows you to participate in different activities inside and outside blogging. Worthwhile activities like special movie screenings and blogger events allow us Nuffnangers to redefine our limits in blogging.

2) You never run out of challenges. What I love about being a Nuffnanger is that they allow members to join in different blog contests sponsored by the Nuffnang advertisers. For me, contests are like video games only better! Contests allow us to hone our skill as bloggers and get a chance to win prizes too!

3) Being a Nuffnanger means you are part of the Family. With Nuffnang's bloggers events, you get a chance to meet and greet other active bloggers in person! Blogging is more than just writing, it's a way of socializing and getting to meet new friends. Just like our good ol' Family Computer we have considered a part of the family, being a Nuffnanger makes you a part of a bigger family in the great new world of online blogging.

* Visit the Nuffnang Philippines website to know more about Nuffnang. You don't need to spend in order to be part of a family. Membership is free of charge.

By the way, aside from Nuffnang being hot, Pizza Hut also delivers Pizza that is sure to be hot! Pizza Hut now offers Hot on the Dot Pizza deliveries: 30 minutes AND hot (as indicated by the thermally activated sticker you place on the pizza box upon receiving your pizza) or your pizza is FREE!

This is my entry to Nuffnang Philippines' Cowboys and Aliens Special Screening blog contest. First 100 bloggers to submit their blog posts get to win free invites to the movie: Cowboys and Aliens. Deadline for this contest is on August 8, 2011 11 a.m.

Also remember to dial 911-11-11 if you want your pizzas Hot on the Dot!

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