The Nintendo ReOpening
What was seven blocks deep? The ReOpening of the Nintendo Flagship Store at 10 Rockefeller Center.
Generations of gamers was standing in line from Donkey Kong, Zelda, Pokemon, gamers were so serious there were bomb sniffing dogs.
The store only allowed 15 people at a time for a select amount of time.
They were serious, but this should not surprise anyone who is in the technology world.
Before Candy Crush, Cafe Wars, Farmville, there was Nintendo Donkey Kong, etc. The resurrection of the technology industry in 2009, Nintendo lost ground to the previous mentioned Zygenga games.
One very important factor this time is 60 percent of all gamers are women. Many women were on line and Code Liberation based in New York trains women to learn how to code for games using basic programs such as Unity.
Also gaming is used in to improve cognition for people who have developmental delays and in some cases it has improved memory in some patients with Alzheimer's disease.
So although in a city with over 9 million people, at least 3million people were at the opening of the Nintendo Flagship Store.
Cheers to gaming and gamers!