The Moment This Writer Lost Faith In Nintendo

An opinion piece on how disappointing it is that Nintendo have said they'd rather make toys than art, why it matters that games should be art, and why it's put this guy off them.

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_QQ_1530d ago

Video games are toys, if you have a 1500$ PC and only use it for games you have a 1500$ toy.By definition anything you play with is a toy.Bioshock is a toy,TLOU is a toy,GTAV is a toy get over it.PS4,WIIU,and XBOXONE are toys.thats all there is to it.

1. an object designed to be played with

dredgewalker1530d ago

True but not all toys are equal, some are just more fun to play with than others :)

Ol_G1530d ago

that's a matter of opinion

_QQ_1529d ago

@ oi_G the fact that some are better than others isn't opinion,only the ones you think are better.

miyamoto1529d ago

Dude, his comment is not even true and illogical and has no sense at all.

miyamoto1529d ago

"By definition anything you play with is a toy."

Are you trying to make sense at all?

Games and toys are two different things.

Yes, both can be played but can't you tell the difference?


You can play music, movies, sports etc. but how can you call them toys?

And the sad thing is 12 people agreed with your comment.

Have been playing too much games for young kids?

Salamander1529d ago

Haha playing music and movies is the same as playing games

_QQ_1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

The definition i gave came from the oxford dictionary, feel free to to dispute it with them,Toy=an object designed to be played with, so tell me what are games if not that?plus when you say movies,music, sports,the word play is used in different context to playing on a console.

saying you play music essentialy means you start the music,saying you play a movie means you start a movie,saying you play a sport means you are physically performing actions that would fit the description of said sport, but when you are playing somthing that has a physical representation like a video game, or a video game console that object is described as a toy.Don't tell me its that hard to understand.

miyamoto1529d ago

"By definition anything you play with is a toy."

You just said "anything".

Do you know the scope of the context of that word?

That literally means "anything" including movies, videos, film, music, musical instruments, video games, video and sound recordings from a closed circuit security camera, card games, ball games, any sport for that matter in general.

You generalized anything and everything that can be played in general, General Zod.

Dragon's Crown Quest Accomplished: I completed a Quest and received a reward.
Objective: Withstand illogical and nonsense comments on N4G.
Money:9,000 Gold
Experience Points: 9,000 Exp
Skill Points: 9,000 Points

Good night.

_QQ_1529d ago

you play with movies? you play with music?you play With sports?i guess maybe you play WITH the physical dvd or Music CDs, but then those things would act as toys in that scenario,playing WITH somthing and playing somthing isn't the same phrase, so not sure where you are pulling your arguement from.

mii-gamer1530d ago

i play games to have fun. Honestly, couldn't care less if games become an art form or not.

Once you loose sight of fun then you are no longer a gamer

Angeljuice1530d ago

Why does everyone lately think they decide what constitutes a 'gamer'? People play games for any number of reasons, for distraction, for immersion, for pleasure. Pleasure and fun are not necessarily the same thing.
You don't choose what makes somebody a 'gamer'. If someone plays games they are a gamer whether 'fun' is their main focus or not.

I could take your stance and say "if somebody hasn't been gaming for over 30 years (like I have), they can't be considered a gamer". I don't make that statement because it is ridiculous and pretentious, as is yours.

Angeljuice1530d ago (Edited 1529d ago )


It wasn't a personal criticism, it's just everywhere you go on this site you have someone saying "if you like this game and not that game your not a true gamer", or "if you don't get such and such an experience from gaming, your not a true gamer", its quite ridiculous really.
I've been gaming since the late seventies, since before most of the people who write this crap were born, when it was a niche and unpopular pastime, that few people took part in, if it weren't for my generation putting up with [email protected] and carrying on in our chosen hobby regardless, there would be no gaming industry now.

There has always been rivalry and banter between owners of different manufacturers going back beyond Vic 20's and Dragon computers, but at the end of the day, we were all gamers and that brought us together.
Since gaming has become mainstream, that has changed and now you get self-opinionated kids telling you whether you 'qualify' as a gamer or not.
Half of them don't even know that gaming existed before the NES, let alone how much better and more exciting it was in general, so anyone who thinks that they can define what makes a 'true' or 'core' gamer should just stfu and keep their opinions to themselves (or at least do a little research into where it all began and how it got to where it is today before spouting out their 'wisdom' on the matter).

But if you can't beat 'em join 'em, so here's my ridiculous statement;
If you haven't completed 'Bruce Lee' on the C64, or played 'Jet Set Willie' on the ZX Spectrum, you can't consider yourself a true gamer.

I'm off now to play 'Impossible Mission'..."Another visitor, stay awhile, stay FOREVER".........end of rant.

miyamoto1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

Don't sweat it Angeljuice there is a disease called Peter Pan Syndrome.

The ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ affects people who do not want or feel unable to grow up, people with the body of an adult but the mind of a child. They don’t know how to or don’t want to stop being children and start being mothers or fathers.

It's a disease in which gamers have this inability to grow up and voluntarily want to think like a nine year old in a man's body.

They wan't video games to stay as a young child's plaything and retard its growth into a mature form of entertainment or story telling.

If Nintendo had their way with video games as the dominant company since the NES the industry would not "GROW UP" into the billion dollar industry it is today.

Video games today are patronized as story telling mediums according to Stan Lee.
In this interview he said video games are the pinnacle of entertainment where a gamer controls the story.

Seriously speaking, this Kidtendo logic rampant in the internet will really really drive you nuts when they hit you unprepared and will make you wanna pull your hair out if you are not used to them.

LOL! Be warned.

Angeljuice1529d ago


Believe me, if I had any hair on my head, I would have pulled it out by now (the beard is just too painful).
But thanks for confirming that I'm not the only one who sees videogames as something other than 'toys'.

You're pretty brave for saying what you said, the backlash is imminent! ;-)

_QQ_1529d ago

lol @ Miyamoto, look at you with your big boy pants on, kidtendo... so if i enjoy literature, watch movies that are deep and meaningful, but like my games to be fun that means i have peter pan syndrome?, you obviously aren't very smart and have no idea what your are talking about based on your replies to my previous comment.

So you want me to take Stan lee's word on it? that guy who makes all those amazing video games? that guy who made all those deep characters and comics with mature themes and criticisms?If a game isn't fun but has a great story why not just make it a movie? i would rather watch a good 2 hour movie than play 10 hours of boring gameplay with 2 hours of good cutscenes.Gameplay comes first, if your gameplay isn't fun your game will suck.if your story sucks but the gameplay is good,you still have a good fun game, look at Mario or Platinum's games. Nothing wrong with story games,nothing wrong with gameplay focused games either,playing one over the other doesn't make you any more mature.I pull my hair out when people like you come around preaching your false definition of maturity.

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D_RoyJenkins1530d ago

*Looks at username* typical response

DivineAssault 1530d ago

ive lost faith ever since the wii u launch.. I believe in their handhelds but not home consoles.. Nintendo needs some fresh ideas in their corporate ranks

RTheRebel1530d ago

You a Sony Drone your opinion is invalid =/

Kos-Mos1530d ago

Haha. Do you know what art is?

mamotte1530d ago

You realize videogames are toys... right?

Angeljuice1530d ago

They are interactive entertainment, not necessarily toys. Girls are fun to play with too, does that make them toys? Are fast cars and motorbikes toys?

ChickeyCantor1530d ago

As far as I know my console doesn't start talking dirty to me when we get it on.

Games are toys as they are luxury. To entertain. If you buy a car just for the speed and kicks. Yeah could call it a toy. Same applies to motorcycles.

Nintendo makes hardware and software. That's all they really are. If Nintendo makes gaming "toys" then so are MS and Sony.

If anyone wants to put labels on either of them then I think you're wasting far too much time on your so called hobby and should probably find a new one.

mamotte1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

The keygame in "videogame" is "game". You buy "toys" to "play" "games" with'em.

Dont know if you have fun playing with girls, I'd rather love'em, the same way I prefer to drive a car, instead of playing with one.

truechainz1530d ago

You could prove your point without jumping to unnecessary sexist extremes.

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