When it comes to releasing new platforms on the market, nobody has as rich an experience as Nintendo. From the NES (1981) to the current Wii (2008), the Japanese company has always been there. Sometimes underdog, sometimes as the one and only, but always bringing something to talk about. Nintendo to some extent is like a family member to many. They were there all your life, have always been welcome for Christmas, and once in a while you have a good old silly dispute over playing Zelda with a nunchunk. But down the line, just like a family member, we love and respect them. They have been the backbone of the industry for many years and have influenced it in more ways that we can count.