To show you how far I’ve fallen behind, this was supposed to go up around Halloween time. Happy New Year!

As much as I am I interested in analyzing video games and their history, I am just as fascinated in the cultural stories that surround them. One of the most unusual gaming-related human interest stories that I have ever heard concerned a purportedly haunted Nintendo Entertainment System.

I recently revisited this article again with a new interview with independent game designer Jerry Belich, the owner of the console, so if you want the perfect story to read by a roaring fire this winter, wait for nightfall and then dive into The Tale of the Possessed NES.

And for another spooky oldie but a goodie, check out Taboo Fortune about a fortune-telling Nintendo game that one man claimed was cursed.