Nintendo: Guilt of Murder? OR Why do people WANT failure?

Posted on February 8, 2013 - 1:52pm by -Mazer

Ah Nintendo. Anyone who has followed my blogs knows that Nintendo is my console of choice - followed by the Playstation. I've been playing with Nintendo consoles ever since I was 6 years old and my personal Nintendo collection ranges over 300 games (more if I count the modern ones). It is a company I've loved for over two decades of my life (aging me right now. God that is depressing).

Though I am an avid fan, I won't deny the shortcomings of the systems they have released. The Wii, while having a crap ton of awesome smaller games (Deadly Creatures, Oopona, Red Steele 2), was lacking in the "AAA" department. It seemed like developers just didn't care to  put effort in releasing huge games on the Wii despite the fact that Nintendo proved that if developers cared enough, they could have games looking as sexy as Mario Galaxy.

But I digress.

That is not the point of this discussion. The point is this recent fad of people who not only WANT Nintendo to fail, but they also want Nintendo's FANS to suffer and this is something I do not understand with the masses. I understand how people thought the Wii was a threat - by introducing "The public" into the gamers' "Exclusive High End Clubs" which could lead to more people playing more games...

And their "worries" were "valid" because devs were starting to "dumb down" their non-Nintendo AAA games so that Grandma can play them.

But all that really happened was that more people were enjoying more games regardless of the genre or the cost behind making said games. And to be honest, a lot of those cheesy games were pretty fun, but ever since the Wii, people have suddenly gone from disliking Nintendo as part of the console war mentality - which is fine since console wars can actually be entertaining - to absolutely Loathing the company to the point where I've seen people actually study Nintendo's profit and losses, taking time to compare them to other companies and come up with all this nonsensical b.s. about being doomed.

However, attacking a company is no real big deal these days as every person who prefers one over product over the other will enjoy bashing the competition. PC fans will trash Apple Fans, Console fans will trash PC fans, Apple fans will trash Bananana fans and so on. It's common.

What's uncommon, at least for me, is this sweeping LOATHING that the company has been getting. It has gone past the point to where its fan vs fan. It's almost as if the Nintendo was a thug criminal who murdered a bunch of people and now the news media is finding every, single, tiny, little, detail about Nintendo to report about.

The general wave of negativity that has surrounded their latest system - that is not without faults mind you - is borderline obscene. It is getting to the point where if the Wii U gave everybody a block of silver as a present, the media will scream:

Nintendo Offers Silver to its buyers: People demand to know why it's not Gold. Nintendo too cheap to offer Gold to people!
Want proof?
I mean really?
But again, besides this media frenzy on all things negative, we are seeing these players going to obscene lengths to trash people who bought the Wii U. When the Rayman Legends issue was announced, I've actually witnessed people on forums going to the Wii U section just to laugh at the Wii U owners. I've seen people accuse the upset fans - rightfully so as the game was going to be released in 3 weeks - of being "bitchy crybabies" and how "They deserve" to have their game pushed back.
Deserve? Cry babies? Really? It is a crime now to get a game you've been waiting a year for during the original release date?
Furthermore, the biggest question of them all is why would anyone WANT something to fail? What is the purpose of it? To see it burn, to laugh at the fans who enjoyed it, to see the employees out of work so you can stand on a box and scream "HA! THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR LIKING SOMETHING I DON'T!"
Again, it's obscene. People's loathing has grown to disgusting levels. It does not matter how good the game is, or how fun it is, because the specs of a system are not "up to standard" it deserves to fail?
Now this is not a love-letter to Nintendo. I would write the same article of I saw this psychotic hatred on Sony or Xbox. It's just that Ninty is the one being targeted right now.
It saddens me that we've gone from playfully bashing each other:


To this foul sadistic joy of today's "players"




So I ask you, comment below if you please, do you feel that the media and the fans prefer negativity and hatred over actual console enjoyment - across all platforms, not just Nintendo.

Say your peace in the comments. I read all of them ^_^



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