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!
I mean really (and no this is not an article letting people know the Wii U is a new system. It's placing blame on the Wii)
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
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" HA! YOUR CONSOLE SUCKS! LET ME RUB IT IN YOUR FACE! HOW DARE YOU ENJOY ANYTHING THAT I DO NOT!
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