Impressions and Critiques: 2015 Nintendo E3 Digital Event
A cynical look at Nintendo’s 2015 E3 Digital Event blunders and the announcements of Star Fox, Mario Maker, the fate of the Wii U, and the LetsSuperMario P.R. campaign.
After watching 2015 E3 Nintendo Digital Event, CineMax and LaughingMan take a cynical stance on Nintendo’s latest P.R. blunders. First thing’s first: the fucking puppets.
We’re trolling all of the knee-jerk reactionaries and Nintendo fanboys who have historically had selective hearing when it comes to our opinions about the video game juggernaut and cornerstone of many people’s childhoods. From the marketing blunders with the Nintendo Wii U, to alienating YouTubers with the Nintendo Creators Program, to seemingly withholding high-demand games from their iconic franchises in favor of select characters making Smash Bros appearances; we’ve been very critical of Nintendo’s latest business practices which seem to be digging the Big N into a deeper hole with many gamers and consumers. In fact, we’ve repeatedly been on record literally BEGGING Nintendo to make a handful of changes that could win us over as gamers. And yet viewers who have strong appreciations for Nintendo have historically assumed that we’re carrying either an agenda or a biased disdain for Nintendo, Mario, and especially the precious memories that individuals hold for the brand.
And after nearly three years of consumers begging Nintendo for a new Star Fox game for the Nintendo Wii U console, in the 2015 E3 Nintendo Digital Event Nintendo has granted their wish. And LaughingMan and CineMax have since been inundated with Tweets and Emails pertaining to “the winds of change” at Nintendo. All over 1 game? This is not a “wind of change”, it’s little more than a cool breeze.
But with the subtle foreshadowing of Nintendo’s next big console, CineMax and LaughingMan once again offer thoughts on how to turn a simple “wind of change” into a fucking typhoon. How you ask? Former Nintendo fanboy, LaughingMan, cracks open some early 1990s issues of Nintendo Power Magazine to come up with an answer that should surprise NO ONE. Except for those all under the influence of Super Mario.
“Nintendo Has Lots For 3DS, Not So Much Wii U” by Chris Kohler, WIRED Magazine
“Games at E3 2015”