So, GAF - how do you feel about this? It's obvious that Nintendo is trying to appeal to the casual market with this campaign, but is distancing themselves from "gamers" the best way to go about it?
Rex Wolff from Twinfinite seems rather livid.
Every bit of progress, every hint of reconciliation, all of it thrown out the window. Nintendo of America doesn’t want to be associated with “gamers.” What exactly is Nintendo trying to say with this horribly misguided campaign? At best, the message can be interpreted as, “You don’t need to be an intense enthusiast to enjoy Mario,” but at worst, it comes out as, “Nintendo games and the 3DS are for normal people like you and me, not those troglodytic basement-dwellers.”
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