Nintendo continues to not get Western press, apparently. No elaboration yet, but I wonder how long it'll take them to realize that their secrecy about announced software is probably ultimately counterproductive.
I'd imagine it's the follow-up tweet, rather than the first. I don't recall ever hearing anything about Nintendo refusing to deal with other game mags/sites, but their secrecy and determination to release info on their (often odd) schedule must make them difficult to deal with.
I doubt they "banned" GI. But if they did, it's probably because they got as tired as everyone else did at almost every Wii game's review being qualified with something to the effect of "...but it would be better on HD consoles."
I'll never trust Game Informer with Nintendo games after they gave Paper Mario 2 a 6.75 and said this as their reason:
Remember, we aren't scoring games strictly on our personal opinions, we're also scoring them based on how much we think THE GAMING PUBLIC will like them. We've all played games that we personally disliked and scored them well because we've known that most people will like them, and we've also scored games low that we love, because most people won't enjoy them.
That was, like, the first and only Nintendo cover story in ages, likely because Nintendo actually wanted to promote that game (as though all the other exception-to-the-rule moves like the concerts, CDs, etc, weren't clue enough).
I suspect Nintendo's just doing things on their own terms, for better or worse. They should be trying to drum up as much positive press as possible by giving media outlets a deeper look at their games. Ah well.
You know what, ive got no problem with that. If i enjoy a shitty game, should i give it a great score cause im enjoying it? Or vice versa, i absolutely despise GTA, so should i give it a bad score because of that? Its more than just "i liked it so it gets a good score".
So he doesn't even know but has to twit about it then half-redact with a snarky remark to make it look like it's not his fault even if he was wrong about it. Neat. Now game "journalists" don't even bother fact checking their own shit, never mind that of others.