Pure Nintendo: "Nintendo’s E3 presentations over the past couple of years have not been the strongest. Not to say that their past E3 presentations were bad but just simply adequate. In 2012, Nintendo was really trying hard to push the Wii U prior to its release which was coming later that year. E3 2012 would also be the last year that Nintendo would have a live presentation, or so we thought. In 2013, Nintendo passed on the traditional E3 press event we have grown to love for years for something a little more unorthodox. In 2013, Nintendo treated fans and press to a Nintendo Direct presentation, rather than a live event, and then shortly afterwards gave the media a more toned down private presentation right in their own booth on the E3 show floor. Many were not pleased with this change in presentation style and were hoping Nintendo would go back to a live presentation."