The largest portion of this week’s podcast however is spent on a much more important issue that has been ongoing and festering without the Nintendo fan community for some time – the animosity towards Nintendo. Whether it’s the constant game delays, the censorship out of Nintendo Treehouse, the silly YouTube policies, the closing down of fan projects, or the lack of being able to meet demand, a lot of fans are growing so tired with Nintendo that they feel the only recourse is for Nintendo to fail miserably. For some, the only justice is for Nintendo to go Bankrupt. For others, it’s for Nintendo to fail so badly in their current endeavors that it causes them to “wake up”. Some are even upset that Nintendo is keeping to their “casual” gamer mentality, or making games “for kids”.
It’s a somewhat justifiable stance, given that Nintendo is pushing a lot of buttons lately. However, we explore some of the comments behind this and explain how we’re ignoring the great things Nintendo is doing, and why them not creating exactly what you want doesn’t mean we should be attacking them for creating things that others do want. It actually really struck a pretty personal nerve with me, but I’ll let my comments on the podcast do the talking.