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.

Just kidding.

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.

Citation:

“Nintendo Has Lots For 3DS, Not So Much Wii U” by Chris Kohler, WIRED Magazine
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/nintendo-e3-2015/

“Games at E3 2015”
http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Games_at_E3_2015

 

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

3 Comments on “Impressions and Critiques: 2015 Nintendo E3 Digital Event

  1. One of the problems with Nintendo is that the company have no idea on what to do with their franchises. For example, according to an article in IGN, Nintendo did want to make a next-gen F-Zero Wii U game with Criterion Games (developer of the Burnout games) tapped to make the game but unfortunately, they left due to EA wasting their resources on the Need for Speed reboot game Most Wanted and the plans fell through the floor with the game being cancelled. If Nintendo wants their franchises to be successful, the company needs not only support from different first & third party developers that the company should look for and hire but have support from their fans (fanboys that refuse to listen don’t count) and work together to bring ideas to make games for the Wii U either first/third party, existing franchise or new ideas. Nintendo should make an official survey website that allows Wii U owners to give out ideas on what games to make for the Wii U console. Hell, Square Enix did it a few months back and it was a success from what I know (I went to the survey and asked the company to make a Wii U exclusive of an HD reboot for Secret of Evermore if they ever had the chance)

    Also, they should tone down the Mario stuff a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mario and seeing Super Mario Maker in the Nintendo World Championships with it’s crazy levels was great but that’s what they all talked about in E3 and it was just like seeing a guy on stage masturbating to his ego and refusing to shut the fuck up. Also, why not do more ideas of Mario like Nintendo and SEGA teaming up to make the definitive Mario X Sonic game that fans wanted, not the shitty Olympics games and alas, a sequel to Super Mario RPG from the SNES? The amount of sales would break the roof of their buildings if they annouce games like that on Tokyo Game Show 2015 (it’s been noted that Nintendo will announce more games on the Wii U but I doubt it)

    The NX console and the mobile game plan… I don’t know, it feels that Nintendo may head a dark path with this but I could be proven wrong.

  2. Speaking of McDonalds, ever heard of #McStories lol

    Nintendo is a strange beast to me. Since the video game crash in the 80’s, Nintendo has in many ways brought gaming into a new age to where it is now. It also was a cultural/nostalgia icon because it was such a major formative part of gamers (and others) childhood.
    From an historian potential, I respect Nintendo for what they have done for the gaming industry.
    Personally, I don’t have that much love for them. I had an NES with a small library (that I hardly played) but I really didn’t get into gaming until the PS2. I have a Wii (which is buried with shovel ware), DS, GB Advance but other than that, I feel I have pretty much moved away from the company years ago.
    I wish them the best, but I’m moving on.

    “Head like a hole, Black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control”

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