July 23rd, 2008
This morning my brother suggested that I head over to the MTV Multiplayer blog and check out an article titled: Nintendo And Its E3 Fans: A Failure To Communicate by Stephen Totilo. It was pleasingly odd that my brother recommended this article to me after my suggestion for him to check out this blog some weeks ago. The article highlights the misunderstandings among Nintendo and its “hardcore” fanbase using last week’s E3 presentation as the case in point.
To be honest, I was expecting another off the shelf smear article on the conference despite my great admiration for Stephen and his gang of writers over at MTV. What he posted was actually something that I myself was planning to write in this time slot; a clear outline of the misunderstandings between Nintendo and the “hardcore” audience that follow them. This issue has been something that I’ve been struggling to write about for a few months now and with the dismay over the conference still relevant, I figured that this was the perfect opportunity to give it another shot. Fortunately for me, Stephen summarized my thoughts much clearer than I could do myself. I strongly recommend that you read this article as it’s one of my favourite articles that I have read so far this year.