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NES Launched 25 Years Ago in New York, 'Portal' Ported to 'Minecraft'

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
  • On October 18th, 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in New York with a marketing campaign focused on the 8-bit system's Zapper and R.O.B. (robot operating buddy) peripherals. [From: Wired]
  • Minecraft player copyboy, has ported the 'Portal' gameplay experience, complete with orange and blue bocks, over to the online construction game. [From: Technabob]
  • Earlier today, we wrote about the Concorde plane in our Design Flops piece, and Nathan Shedroff has been collecting Concorde memorabilia for years. Much like the iconic plane itself, the passenger experience was fully thought out with customized silverware, bottle openers and coffee pots. [From: Core77]
  • Brian Solis and creative agency JESS3 created the Conversation Prism, a circular infographic breaking down the many types of online dialogue. [From: FastCo Design]
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