The main reason the press is so negative about Nintendo's announcement of its plans for E3 is that Nintendo is essentially circumventing the media. The press, ironically enough, feels entitled to getting information from a press conference. Some of this is the same press that continues to call gamers entitled, all the while they feel entitled to having Nintendo give them news first so they can report it to us lowly gamers. Now, they have to watch the prerecorded stream with the rest of us. Poor babies... That said, I sort of like Nintendo giving the proverbial middle finger to the press.
The thing of it is is that the press has been extremely negative about Nintendo for the longest time now, so this aforementioned middle finger is rather refreshing. Obviously, it's not meant to be that, but that's what the press thinks. What should be great news for gamers, the fact that information, content, and events are being directly distributed to them, is getting all sorts of hatred from the gaming press because they're unable to report it first, because they, after all, are entitled to getting the news out first, getting a lot of traffic from Nintendo's news, and getting all those lovely clicks. It's so easy to pick on the loser, the company that isn't doing well, that it just starts looking like pushing a crippled kid out of his wheelchair.
Is it really any wonder why Nintendo has decided to completely bypass the press, the same press that continues to dogpile on the Wii U and to a lesser extent, the 3DS? The same press that writes continuous articles on how Nintendo should go third-party? The same press that writes that company CEO Satoru Iwata needs to step down? The same press that writes how Nintendo is always behind the times? The same press that basically makes Nintendo damned if they do and damned if they don't? The same press that-- well, you get the idea hopefully! While Nintendo is definitely not immune to criticism, it seems to be the target of such all too often.
|I have no idea why Nintendo is wanting|
to go over the heads of the gaming press.
(This was posted today conveniently after
Nintendo's announced plans for E3 2014.)
But it's all about giving gamers what they want, after all, right? That's the narrative being built and manufactured by the press and various message board personalities. By not having a traditional conference, Nintendo is not giving gamers what they want. Forget about a Super Smash Bros. tournament, demos of said game at various Best Buys around the country, and livestreams with developers-- we need a press conference that is usually all fluff that most gamers can't even go to directly. Only the press can. Oh, there's that press luxury again that many journalists think they're entitled to. It's something that they're being denied of at this upcoming E3, and it was something they could say in their heads, "We have elite connections and ordinary gamers like you don't and must get your info from us!"
|Coming directly to you.|
What should be a positive for gamers (Nintendo reporting directly to them, giving a rare look inside the company, and doing many other pro-gamer things like demos at Best Buy) is being manufactured by the press as a negative, when it is really not. The only negatives here are the gaming press and their pathetic sense of entitlement.