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E3 Rewind: Nintendo’s boring and bizarre E3 2008


Mike Minotti@tolkoto

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In 2008, Nintendo became on high. The DS and Wii had been huge hits. The corporate had developed a new design that focused audiences that weren’t section of the core gaming demographic. Successes adore Wii Sports activities and Wii Fit confirmed the viability of that view.

But at E3 that 300 and sixty five days, Nintendo displayed the first indicators of decline. The corporate miscalculated, leaning into its blue ocean design and displaying off a extra informal lineup of video games whereas protecting Mario and Zelda away from the lawsuits.

The high end result became a strange tag. Nintendo opened with a Shaun White snowboarding game that vulnerable the Wii Steadiness Board peripheral and ended with Wii Song, maybe one amongst Nintendo’s worst first-celebration video games ever. The tournament did nothing to excite fans.

Jeff Grubb and I made up my mind to stare this tag all over again, nearly 13 years after it first aired. We strive and plot sense of Nintendo’s design and have just a few appropriate laughs at the corporate’s expense, namely at some stage in that closing Wii Song “concert.” You can peek how this could occasionally be the corporate that could within the wreck open a flop adore the Wii U.


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