My console of choice when I was a lad was the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, which was first released in Japan on October 29, 1988. I distinctly and fondly remember the Christmas morning when Santa brought it, and I played Sonic the Hedgehog on my family's little kitchen TV while my Dad marvelled at the graphics quality.
I've annoyingly lobbied the staff of Giant Bomb for a celebratory nostalgic livestream to mark the occasion, but the only person who wrote back was @rorie, who said it was a neat idea. But I get that with two huge consoles launching in the coming weeks, that our overburdened friends have a lot on their plate as they attempt to balance their many hats.
So my last resort is this thread, to bring attention to the significance of tomorrow's date in video game history, and to perhaps conjure up some pleasant memories for all the good people here.
And maybe @jeff'll surprise us all and drag some great and terrible Genesis carts into work tomorrow! Who knows?
Either way, I know I'll be celebrating and playing some Revenge of Shinobi, Kid Chameleon, Gunstar Heroes, and Sonic 3 (featuring the music of the late Michael Jackson (maybe)).
Have a spooky week!