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Today in Nerd History | February 8

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on February 8th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

MARIO PARTY | 1999

In 1999, Mario Party released for the Nintendo 64 in the US. Mario Party is a party video game that features six playable characters, nine game boards, and 50 minigames, where players compete to collect the most stars and coins.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • Mario Party is one of two mainline games in the series to have no Bowser-themed board. The other one is Mario Party 3 for the Nintendo 64.
  • Mario Party had a lawsuit filed against Nintendo by a group of parents who claimed that their children had injured their hands by rotating the analog stick too fast in some of the minigames. Nintendo settled the case by offering free gloves to the affected customers.
  • Mario Party had a special edition released in Japan that came with a microphone and a voice recognition system. The microphone was used to play some of the minigames, such as shouting commands to a submarine or guessing the number of coins in a jar.
BETTER CALL SAUL | 2015

In 2015, Better Call Saul premiered on AMC. Better Call Saul is a crime drama television series that follows the transformation of Jimmy McGill, a struggling lawyer and former con artist, into Saul Goodman, a morally corrupt criminal defense attorney who gets involved with drug lords and other criminals. This show serves as both a prequel and sequel to Breaking Bad.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The show’s title is a pun on the phrase “It’s all good, man” and also sounds like “S’all good, man”, which is how Jimmy introduces himself as Saul in Breaking Bad.
  • The show suggests a new timeline for Breaking Bad, as it reveals that Gus Fring was already operating in Albuquerque in 2002, six years before Walter White’s first encounter with him.
  • The show was almost a half-hour comedy, where a different comedian would guest star every week and bring a legal problem to Saul.

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