GameBlurb, "I finally understand why Nintendo decided the casual crowd was better than the hardcore for their products. No, it wasn't the expanded audience, the huge influx of cash, nor even the usual "games are for kids" reason. No, it was..."
This is a joke.
It's a pretty funny satire if you ask me. Bubble up though for your opinion.
my brain cells died watching those 2 videos... Good call Nintendo?
When I think "Nintendo" I think of Mario, Zelda, Metroid and party games. I really don't think of anything....uh..."hardcor e" (at least by the definition of this rant). With that said, I find something strangely amusing and true about the rant. That first video was hilarious too.
I've kind of thought this too for awhile. By targeting more fun-loving, casual gamers they are giving people who like to play video games or a curious about getting into it as a hobby a safe place to do it. On consoles like the 360 and the PC, people aren't particularly friendly and in some cases the community can downright discourage people from playing games. There is a downside to this though, those hardcore hate-spewing fools aren't in every community and their mentality isn't acceptable across the board. It may be fine for Halo and CoD, but it certainly isn't in other games. Nintendo hasn't even bothered to enter that arena. But, with their new Wii-U coming out, it sounds like there is some space for the hardcore crowd. It not like they need to be a part of it though, Nintendo fills a nice, safe niche for gamers of all ages.
This actually isn't anything new. Nintendo has ALWAYS been about not having overly explicit content on their machines all the way back to the original NES. It was Sega who pushed the bill with Mortal Kombat having red blood and so forth that really started bringing games to a more mature audience. Nintendo's original seal of approval was for more than just keeping Purina from making some stupid dog food game for NES the way they did for Atari, it was to keep content that Nintendo thought was too crude or gory or whatever from being released on their system. Basically, this revelation has been Nintendo's standpoint since the very beginning!
nintendo want hardcore gamers but real gamers that actually play games... all companies want that i think.....not just gamers that play shooters all day and focus on one franchise and call themselves hardcore gamers
Wow.... Scramble..... Ok there's a game I never need to ever play or even see again. Ever.
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