An Open Apology to Nintendo

It takes some courage to admit you were wrong about something. We know that feeling all too well don't we? We like to be right. We have strong stances and opinions on subjects, and most the time there is little to nothing that will make us change our minds and admit being wrong. Well, Nathanial Rumphol-Janc wants to apologize openly to Nintendo. He doubted you when it came to Spirit Tracks. Nathan felt it would be one of the worst games in the series, and would hold zero interest to him. Of course he loves Zelda, so most likely he would of bought the game regardless, but who knows if Nathan, or any of you for that matter, would of even gave it a chance.

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Revvin3269d ago

When you start off an apology bigging yourself up about your courage the apology and article loses all credibility. A fireman running into a burning building to save someone takes courage, a soldier on the frontline in Afghanistan has courage but some internet whiner bleating because he thought a game would suck but now wants to take that back because his inner fanboy needs to gush is quite frankly pathetic

AbsoluteZelda3269d ago

Um, admitting you were wrong is a hard thing to do for most anyone. Maybe you wouldn't use the term courage in the effort of admitting so, but that doesn't actually defeat the point. You are at a site full of fan boys gushing here, gushing there, gushing everywhere. Now, suddenly, that's a bad thing?

Courage maybe should be exchanged with the word willingness. Of course, what you are describing, according to the dictionary, is coined "Heroic Courage", which does imply there are different forms of courage. One of the definitions has "using the heart as a source of emotion". In the authors case, the use of the word implies and emotional struggle to admit something that by human nature we hate to admit, and often times do anything we can to not admit it.

In this case, I think it's more then just pure fanboyism. He judged a book by it's cover, and had the heart to admit he was wrong in doing so. I doubt he is trying to build himself up, more then trying to make a case for each one of us to examine our own thoughts on said game and possibly find a way, if we truly feel it's not a bad game now, to admit that to ourselves.

It's just a play on words, essentially, to get the reader to think.

Revvin3269d ago

However you try to dance around the word it was most certainly the wrong word to use no matter how hard you look for a definition to suit your point. The article was one big love-in for the writer about himself and Nintendo.