Globe & Mail reporter attends Nintendo's holiday preview event in Toronto and expresses concern over the Japanese gaming giant's continued neglect of so-called "core gamers." From the story:
"...Of course, accessible family games are to be expected at any Nintendo hosted media gathering. Still, after being inundated by so many primary colours and upbeat game jingles I found myself craving something a little more grown up. Alas, there were no mature games to be seen. A couple of third-party titles...provided some teen-rated shenanigans, but there simply wasn't anything in the way of adult-oriented, story-based, action. I realize that Nintendo is finding enormous success peddling all-ages content to kids and casual players, but the grown-up, serious gamer in me can't help but feel a little shunned. I play and adore games like Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart Wii, but I try to keep a balanced diet of both lighter and heavier video game fare. Based on what I saw Tuesday, Nintendo isn't offering a well-rounded menu."