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Hey, Wash Post: Quitcha bullsh*bleep!*

July 15, 2007
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I’ve seen this kinda thing before from the Washington Post, but this one takes the cake and sends a snapshot of it to Kotaku.

Supposedly, Nintendo won E3. Matter of fact, here’s the headline: “Nintendo Is Star of E3 Show as Rivals Scramble to Catch Up”

Is that so… I’ll give you the leg up on Microsoft, their E3 keynote address was — and i’m mincing words here — abysmal. But even then, it’s sort of hard to say Nintendo spoke to anyone who witnessed E3. It seemed as if Nintendo was there thinking it was E3’s old spot amidst CES. Reggie was all “Well, we’re gonna sell millions to the casuals, and that’s why we fuckin’ OWN. But i’m sure you’ll love this, too!” You could almost picture him in Vegas circa 1992 pitching WiiFit – inbetween booths showcasing newfangled CD players – to some tech company businessmen who couldn’t give a rat’s ass if they were rats themselves. “Gentlemen, this here doodad will go over smashingly with the tykes! And you’ll love it too! Expand your marketssss!

The fishy part is that Nintendo of America is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. And this is the Washington Post. I rest my case.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2007 3:23 pm

    Noted how you avoided talking about Sony’s conference.

    I missed M$’s conference but caught all of Wii and PS3.

    Fist off, why people write off PS3. At this point Sony has had some BAD and I mean BAD press over the year. Being the cocky assholes they can be stating “Next Gen doesn’t start until we say it does”. With batteries recalls and horrid PS3 sales, no one who wants to sell their newspapers is going to say “Sony is back!!!”

    On the same token everyone is eating up the Wii. Win one at Wendy’s and banners still have Win a Wii on you sell out web sites. I thought iPhone would get rid of them but no. In fact the only people who watched E3 and recognized Sony for coming out on top where non fanboys who have owned a Wii since launch. No one game Wii has will equal up to MGS4 or Halo 3.

    Sony and Microsoft are the blacklisted and everyone is sucking on the tit of Nintendo’s modest return. The onlything modest is the CPU power and games.

  2. July 15, 2007 5:01 pm

    Well it was more about Nintendo’s specifically. I didn’t intend to go into the other conferences much.

  3. Odds Bodkins permalink
    July 15, 2007 5:36 pm

    The Washington Post is in Washington DC, not the state of Washington.

  4. July 15, 2007 6:00 pm

    Burn! Ok, my mistake. Thanks for correcting me, though.

    Everything else still applies.

  5. July 15, 2007 6:15 pm

    even so, Microsloth is also in Redmond.

  6. July 15, 2007 11:23 pm

    See here’s the thing. Nintendo really is owning the competition, on their own terms even. They’re just leaving the hardcore behind is all.

    The washington post is probably read by people who don’t really understand or give a fuck, so this story is probably just the right amount of information for them to process about the games industry in general.

  7. July 16, 2007 12:38 am

    Yea, if you read the article itself it doesn’t state anything too fallacious. It’s actually more sound and reasonable than the headline, which is all i focused on.

  8. July 16, 2007 3:58 pm

    The Press looooves Nintendo!

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