Nintendo Conference - Debacle or Not?

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#1 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -


#2 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Not one single crowd outburst of genuine enthusiasm. Nintendo ran this shit into the wall big time. They showed nothing noteworthy. WiiU as it stands brings nothing unique and must-have to the table. If it does, they failed to convey that.

Big time debacle in my book. They needed to 'WOW!' us, and they didn't.

#3 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

Debacle? No. Good? Also no.

#4 Posted by nomorehalfmeasuresdoctor (143 posts) -

I felt like there was something missing from all the conferences.

#5 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

They're losing their 'hardcore' fans this generation for sure.
 
All I'm saying.

#6 Posted by Galiant (2179 posts) -

It was incredibly boring throughout, except for Reggie's jokes. They were pretty good.

Two tablets is a good thing, but I've yet to see them do anything interesting with them. Also, IR? I guess I'm not taking my game with me to the toilet after all.

#7 Posted by Jugglerman (56 posts) -

Can't say that I have much experience, it seemed lackluster but not debacle. All the demos worked, but there wasn't much excitment.

#8 Posted by theoldhouse (439 posts) -

yup I'm out

E3 hasn't been worth it for years, I really feel sorry for those who pay to go.

#9 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

@nomorehalfmeasures said:

I felt like there was something missing from all the conferences.

It's a thing called: new video games.

#10 Posted by TheHBK (5463 posts) -

Sony's was clearly the best. Just keeping the move in a corner and getting a huge harry potter fan base on board. The great games they showed off. Needed more Vita but good stuff.

MS, clearly intent on showing us what innovations and changes they are bringing to the media experience. Good from a business standpoint because they don't just do games and most people buying a 360 today are in it for everything it can do, not just games. They know games sell themselves. Halo 4 looks amazing.

Nitendo just done fucked up. They have a new system, new stuff they can blow the crowd away with. They needed to announce prices, specs, details on how the system works, more tablets?, online gaming. Fuck man, they were all alone to just throw out details. Fucking idiots. Blew a chance to take over and didn't take it. Japan man, that is what I will say. They talked about it, that culture fucks em over.

#11 Edited by CornBREDX (4804 posts) -

I wouldn't call it a debacle. That would indicate it was some kind of trainwreck and it really wasn't. It was professional, but revealed very little- nothing all that exciting.

The WIIU is not super special, and only time will tell if it does anything interesting. Overall only cool thing to come out of any of the conferences was game announcements and some games they showed.

There's nothing special happening with Hardware. Although, that's probably because I'm jaded- I don't know.

#12 Edited by BigDaddy81 (317 posts) -

With Nintendo launching a new system this year, they really needed something to wow the audience and make them enthusiastic for the Wii U. I believe they failed miserably and therefore this conference can accurately be labelled a debacle.

#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10471 posts) -

No. What they had to show wasn't that great, but I'd say it was the best presentation in terms of presentation. No mess ups, no super long periods of boring-ness (though Regie did drag on a bit once or twice).

#14 Posted by JJOR64 (18907 posts) -

More live demos would have been better. It was an OK press conference.

#15 Posted by AgnosticJesus (542 posts) -

Not a debacle, E3 lost its luster and excitement years ago. Gone are the days of shit your pants, mind blowing announcements. Maybe next year with the new Xbox and PS will reverse the trend but probably not.

#16 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1232 posts) -

Pikmin 3 was a fantastic start and it was good to see Paper Mario. Everything else was underwhelming like no shit they would have their own "Wii Sports" for the Wii U to show what the system can do. Would of loved a price, date, a 3D non New Super Mario Bros Mario game, and any of their other IPs.

Disappointing...

#17 Posted by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -

I'm always up for new Mario games and I've wanted more Luigi's Mansion for years so those parts were not super terrible. It was not a bad show, better than Microsoft to me since all they really had was Halo 4 and a bunch of apps I do not care for or use can use better elsewhere. They just needed to show more of their core franchises for the Wii-U, even if those games would not be coming for a few years time.

#18 Edited by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

It was far from a complete debacle I'd say. The first 1/3 of the show was actually decent.

It was the last 2/3s of the show and the fact that Nintendo didn't go over the important elements of price point, release date, and system specs that pissed everyone off. >_<

#19 Posted by TheKing (823 posts) -

E3 isn't really for us anymore sadly.

#20 Edited by Pr1mus (3808 posts) -

I am always completely indifferent about Nintendo but one thing you hear every year is the crowd cheering all the time. That didn't happen this year and they had a goddamn new console to show.

Yes, debacle.

#21 Posted by jjnen (660 posts) -

Neither. Just meh.

#22 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

They lost me when they implied people wanted to play Arkham City on Wii-U even though most of that room played it last year.

#23 Posted by 49th (2691 posts) -

I thought all the conferences were fine. Nothing amazing, nothing terrible.

#24 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Galiant said:

It was incredibly boring throughout, except for Reggie's jokes. They were pretty good.

That was my thought. Thanks for being a good sport Reggie, but god damn, where were all the games?

Honestly, how did Nintendo walk away from that conference without showing any of the great Nintendo franchises people come to the platform for? A rehash 2D Mario game that looks practically the same as the Wii version, and a new Pikmin (Which looks fairly good). Is that really it? Those were the big guns? That's what is supposed to get people's blood moving?

I don't understand what is going on at Nintendo. Why wouldn't they show some concept trailers for a new Mario, or Metroid, or Zelda, or something! Even if they aren't going to be launch titles, show something! NintendoLand isn't going to win you any fans over the age of 13.

#25 Posted by SpanxMcFranks (88 posts) -

I didn't think it was that bad, there was some stuff that got me interested in a Wii U. I am really curious about the 3DS games they will show tomorrow.

#26 Posted by KaneRobot (1418 posts) -

Did nothing to sell me on the Wii U. Pretty lackluster.

Congrats to Ubisoft for "winning" E3. What the hell?

#27 Posted by Tackchevy (261 posts) -

The early insight kind of ruins the thrill you're wanting. If you are a Nintendo person at all, if you weren't already aware of Pikmin 3 and all of the other stuff that they trotted out, you would be stoked. This is just the state of news. You already know everything before it happens. There are few genuine surprises. If we hadn't already been inundated with Halo 4 info, the announcement would have been a pants crapper.

I wish Nintendo trotted out Galaxy 3, a new Metroid, Zelda, and some other new mindfuck IP. But they know that E3 is what it is. That stuff will come later in their own private events, down the line.

Now, I was disappointed with no release date, no price, no hardware specs. They could've at least thrown that bone. Other than that, the age of the megaton is clearly over. I blame you, Internet!

#28 Posted by BigDaddy81 (317 posts) -

@TheKing said:

E3 isn't really for us anymore sadly.

That is the sad, sad truth.

#29 Edited by Claude (16254 posts) -

I'm still going to buy a WiiU day one, but that conference left me scratching my head.

#30 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

Pikmin, Scribblenauts, and LEGO all look great, and I like Mario games. The conference certainly wasn't what I was hoping for, but there's enough there to have me casually excited for the Wii U. Not enough that I've committed to buying one yet, but I'm sure that'll happen eventually.

#31 Posted by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -

Don't speak ill of Nintendo or Reggie will eat your heart!

#32 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

I don't understand what is going on at Nintendo. Why wouldn't they show some concept trailers for a new Mario, or Metroid, or Zelda, or something! Even if they aren't going to be launch titles, show something! NintendoLand isn't going to win you any fans over the age of 13.

Yea this is what I don't get. At least some teaser trailers to show off the power of the system or maybe some potential uses. People would have been thrilled with a Space World 2000(2?)-esque Zelda short to be honest.

And the lack of concrete details was odd too. I guess they're going to have their own event or wait for the Tokyo Game Show? Not sure why.

#33 Posted by Tackchevy (261 posts) -

The Puppet Master is already in control of this thread.

#34 Posted by Insectecutor (1177 posts) -

We got some games you played before, some games we can't explain, and we got Mario. You're suckers, right?

Debacle is a bit strong, it was just boring. I guess it was nice knowing you, Nintendo. This was their chance and they blew it.

#35 Edited by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Just as I thought it was going to be: completely lackluster.

Wake me up when the new consoles are released. (I'm not including Wii U in that statement, of course)

#36 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

I'm just wondering why they did not announce any prices or release dates except for "this holiday." Their conference was the perfect time to announce everything yet they did so little or nothing at all to excite potential consumers.

#37 Posted by Actionelly (1 posts) -

@TheHBK said:

Sony's was clearly the best. Just keeping the move in a corner and getting a huge harry potter fan base on board. The great games they showed off. Needed more Vita but good stuff.

MS, clearly intent on showing us what innovations and changes they are bringing to the media experience. Good from a business standpoint because they don't just do games and most people buying a 360 today are in it for everything it can do, not just games. They know games sell themselves. Halo 4 looks amazing.

Nitendo just done fucked up. They have a new system, new stuff they can blow the crowd away with. They needed to announce prices, specs, details on how the system works, more tablets?, online gaming. Fuck man, they were all alone to just throw out details. Fucking idiots. Blew a chance to take over and didn't take it. Japan man, that is what I will say. They talked about it, that culture fucks em over.

I agree I think Sony's was the best this year. I was really disappointed with Nintendo, they failed showing off the Wii U and the controllers capabilites. The best part about Nintendo's conference was Shigeru's giant smile. :D They need to let the developers come out on stage more and enough with these suit wearing CEO's. It just looks like all business and no play.

I also agree that Halo 4 looks great and I am also excited about Tomb Raider. Overall though, PS3 had the most interesting games to show and free shit to boot.

#38 Posted by aspaceinvader (256 posts) -

Is it me or have nintendo run out of ideas?

#39 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

We already have a thread on the Nintendo conference up here. There's no need for this conversation to be duplicated.

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#40 Posted by theveej (812 posts) -

Based on the other conferences not a debacle, based on the fact that Wii U is launching this year.... huge debacle.

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