An overwhelming majority of you out there still own a Nintendo Entertainment System. You have no idea how pleased I am to hear that the classics live on. I still have mine, of course. It's connected to my modern HDTV through the old RF connection and is ready to go at a moment's notice. Nintendo's Virtual Console and a variety of re-releases and compilations mean that it doesn't see as much action as it used to back in the day, but I still take a big screen surround sound run through Mega Man 2 or one of the Super Mario Bros. titles every now and then just for the heck of it. I'm amazed at how well the hardware has held up. I've never had to replace a part or have it repaired. Modern hardware wishes it could last as long as a well-kept Nintendo Entertainment System.
Looking ahead, Rock Band 3 arrives this week from Electronic Arts and Harmonix for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. Are you interested in picking it up? Has the piano keyboard controlled drawn you in? Are you chomping at the bit for a chance to play along with Huey Lewis and the News? Does the Billy Joel downloadable track library excite you? Or are you passing on this one altogether? Let's hear your thoughts.