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Posted by malbenus

Talk, Nintendo, or we're sending Vinny "Two Pens" Caravella to make you talk!

Posted by clumsyninja1

PLAY THE GAME. I was expecting Reggie interview, bummer.

Edited by Eribuster

Nintendo PR's Jedi mind tricks are still strong! The apprentices of Perrin Kaplan carry her torch.

Edited by noizy

We're not talking about this now.

Edited by Shane

PR people only exist to avoid answering questions

Edited by csl316

Well, better than a Reggie interview. I'll never understand why people like that guy.

Edited by GlitchNDaSystem

Nothing new about future Metroid titles? Oh well :/

Edited by YukoAsho

Nothing new about future Metroid titles? Oh well :/

If Metroid: Other M is their vision for the franchise, let it stay dead.

Posted by darkdragonmage99

man this is a well trained PR guy

Posted by Shane

"Nintendo is bringing the innovation by making the warp pipes see-through" "A whole new gameplay dynamic" Jesus christ.

Posted by naeblis213

Good try, Patrick. It sounds like they're not sure about their own direction themselves. Year of Luigi (continuing sequels) indeed...

Posted by Milkman

This guy talking about see-through pipes like it's a huge gameplay innovation is HI-LARIOUS.

Posted by Fram

Oh man, this guy was giving @patrickklepek NOTHING to work with. Should have just started asking esoteric questions about stuff like the lack of Waluigi in games and when can we expect the Nintendo Phone.

Edited by metalsnakezero

Nintendo really need to get their shit together. Got games I want but not really pushing many. Nintendo Direct is not enough.

Edited by Acaul

This interview may be the greatest example of PR saying loads but at the same time saying nothing.

Posted by MJHAYLETT

as someone who has zero Nintendo nostalgia from my childhood I find no reason to buy a Wii U. Hey ho.

Posted by divergence

this guy sounds really stoked

Edited by ConstantineL
Posted by artraider

Mabey he just did not have the answers and nintendo did not have answer as well at some of those

Edited by jeffrud

Just a bewildering amount of empty words from this man. Pretty disappointing. Still, the Wii Fit Trainer is in a Smash Bros. game, so Nintendo's still alright by me.

Edited by Taku128

This was the most boring interview ever. Sorry that guy wasted your time Patrick

Edited by buzz_clik

See, I don't see this as a dude being a good PR guy at all: HE'S SO DRY AND ROBOTIC. At least spice it up a bit so that your interviewer doesn't get exasperated and you don't come across as a clueless message-delivery automaton.

I mean, I get that you probably have to answer a lot of the same questions during something like E3, but it's called Public Relations. Try relating to the public, maybe? It's right there in the name!

EDIT: Okay, the possible loophole is that his title is "communications director".

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Posted by StriderNo9

He just told us that see through warp pipes is a dynamic gameplay feature.

Edited by legemamo

When I have a kid, the first console they will play on is a Nintendo. But why should I buy a Nintendo console when I can easily get a 3DS that will allow me to scratch that Nintendo itch for less cost?

Posted by Brackynews

Nintendo PR, Masters of Deflection.

Edited by kozmo7

I'm pretty sure robots will take human jobs when it comes to bad PRs in the next 10 years.

Posted by joshth

Patrick: So Nintendo...

PR guy: Sorry we aren't talking about Nintendo right now.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

If it wasn't for the great 3DS I would probably stop acknowledging Nintendo's existence completely.

Edited by MrMazz

This just makes me appreciate Reggie and guys like him even more. Being able to stay on message and hit the talking points but not make it totally robotic and sound even kinda natural. Sure there is some BS in those statements but at least it sounds better.

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Edited by North6

This guy should not be speaking to a games outlet. He talks about increasing the install base and how important it is to motivate people to buy, but has no compelling stories to tell. He may be OK for an earnings call...

"We know we need to sell more systems, thats what important."

What do you have that will make people want to buy your systems?

... "We are not speaking about that right now. But we know we want to sell more systems."

Posted by SpudBug

NOA has too many executives that probably never played a game until they were hired. Nintendo of America is worst Nintendo.

Edited by RurouniGeo

You know you're bad at your job when you make Dennis Dyack sound like a pro at doing interviews. They definitely need to do some work on their PR. I think Nintendo needs to move in a less Reggie led direction. His blue-ocean strategy is drowning the company.

Posted by Quarters

This is like what it would be to interview one of the E3 press conferences. So stiff. Yikes.

Posted by Marokai

This is completely random, but, I just wanted to say that you're doing amazing work with these interviews, Patrick, even if you don't always get the answers, you always ask the questions. Keep being awesome.

Posted by Allison

@yukoasho: Yeah, after they announced modeling Samus' suit in the new Smash Bros. after Other M, I gagged a bit.

Some of that is biased because I really hate the Zero Suit in general, some of that just why would you model it after Other M? D:

Posted by ScreamingGhost

Nintendo could at least be a little more transparent when it comes to things like virtual console or anything really. To be fair this isn't aimed at Charlie but the company as a whole. Every year there is a new Nintendo interview and every time you get a whole lot of nothing. Never the less appreciate the interview Patrick and trying to get us some answers.

Posted by Voxus

This is almost a polar opposite of the Sony interview. Jesus christ.

Posted by PuppyKisses

lol... Nintendo's message for 2013: "Bring the information to the different audiences that care about games in the way that matters to them."

Edited by zc92351

No metroid? No sale.

Posted by confideration

Why even show up to E3 at all?

Posted by RaidenMitsuru

I could see Nintendo skipping Metroid all together this gen.

Edited by Hailinel

@allison said:

@yukoasho: Yeah, after they announced modeling Samus' suit in the new Smash Bros. after Other M, I gagged a bit.

Some of that is biased because I really hate the Zero Suit in general, some of that just why would you model it after Other M? D:

Because it's the most recent incarnation of Samus, and the design of the suit itself in the game is quite good, regardless of your opinion on the game as a whole.

EDIT: I should clarify that this is pretty much the standard approach for character designs used in the series. In Melee, the versions of Link and Zelda used were from Ocarina of Time. In Brawl, their designs were from Twilight Princess; even Sheik's design was modified to reflect what a Twilight Princess Sheik would look like. In this new game, Link's appearance reflects Skyward Sword, and if Zelda reappears, I imagine that her design would also reflect her Skyward Sword look.

Posted by spankingaddict

PLAY THE GAME. I was expecting Reggie interview, bummer.

Same

Posted by csl316
Posted by Debigulator

I guess you could say he had trouble......communicating. HUH?! RIGHT?!

Posted by adam1808

man this is a well trained PR guy

I don't like what he is saying, but he evaded like a pro.

Edited by sirdesmond

This guy is the worst. I'm glad Patrick put it up and I'm glad he titled it the way he did because it lets us see what often leads to someone just throwing the whole thing out. I get not wanted to talk about specific things, but this guy just came across as lifeless, which is the opposite I'd think you'd want someone representing Nintendo to feel like.

Posted by dr_mantas

Compared to Sony's Q and A, Nintendo's seems to be run by PR robots.

Posted by AgentOHarah

I mean, I get that you probably have to answer a lot of the same questions during something like E3, but it's called Public Relations. Try relating to the public, maybe? It's right there in the name!

EDIT: Okay, the possible loophole is that his title is "communications director".


That...that might actually be worse...

Posted by vhold

Can you imagine how frustrating it must be for this guy? To be put in this kind of situation where his hands are tied? Gawd.

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