#1 Posted by brandonleedy (74 posts) -

Nintendo released these training videos for electronics stores. It features a Kevin Bacon look-a-like and a bunch of crazy instances where people have broken their Nintendo, spilled soda on it or are just confused. Between the bad acting and announcer condescension, it's amazing and hilarious.

Highlights of the video to look for:

- A nerd who returns a Game Boy because of a "BAD EPROM"... the store clerk figures it out though.

- "Plug it into number 1, because if you put it into number 2... it won't... work." "...could I bring you a pie later?"

- "...an excellent track record for a high quality product." [PANS OVER VAST NINTENDO PRODUCTS... some of which seem fake? NES Satellite?]

- "What are you supposed to do? YOU'RE NOT A NINTENDO MECHANIC, you're a customer service specialist!" [Shows room of guys in red jackets with pieces of Game Boys.]

- Nintendo Cleaning Kit makes an appearance!

- Authorized Nintendo Service Centers? "Nothing could be easier, nothing could be more convenient!... foolproof, and just about effortless." [Holds up giant "training kit" binder.]

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, duders and dudettes!

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (35800 posts) -

I've already seen this video through Chip Cheezum, oddly enough.

#3 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

Narrator-dude looks more like Gary Cole (Office Space) than Kevin Bacon to me.

#4 Posted by primalmaster (86 posts) -

EPROM guy is doctor Phlox from Star Trek enterprise.

#5 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -

Thanks for sharing this.

#6 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2205 posts) -

Slightly cheesy acting but pretty entertaining video. I'm just salivating over all those retro games and consoles in their boxes, if only there was a time machine to transport me back to the 90s to buy them and transport them back to present day.

#7 Posted by Vextroid (1354 posts) -

That was certainly an interesting watch.

BTW the Satellite was a real device. It was a wireless multi-tap.

#8 Edited by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

I wish I had those kind of resources when I worked retail. Also, this video just makes me feel so fucking old.

#9 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

Is this real? Like this seems oddly slanderous toward customers.

#10 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -
#11 Posted by Donkeycow (556 posts) -

@big_jon said:

Is this real? Like this seems oddly slanderous toward customers.

I take it you've never worked in service. I work in a grocery store and our training videos were not much different.

#12 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

@big_jon said:

Is this real? Like this seems oddly slanderous toward customers.

I take it you've never worked in service. I work in a grocery store and our training videos were not much different.

Unfortunately the only work I can seem to find is the sort of thing that will give me hand callus's.