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Salvador Sandoval
12:43 AM on 08.25.2013

Go check this comment section or any comment section about the Wii U or Nintendo. Check it real good and scroll down to check the heated debate, if you have the time.

Sorry you had to see that. Oh! Also, the title is a play in the "War of Christmas" running gag by Fox News. This blog is about the constant negativity and nastiness  in Nintendo-related articles, so if you are interested and have some time to kill since there is no news on weekends, please give it a read. It will make me happy!


-----------Skip this part if you don't care about ranting and excessive self-awareness--------

I'm, as I have said in repeated occasions,  a Nintendo fan. I love all things Nintendo, be them Marios and them Zeldas, them Pikmins and them Metroids, they are a big part of my life. If I'm short on money and have the option of one game and only one game at any given time, chances are I'll pick the Nintendo first party software, since that is where my interests are.

Even then, I do play all kinds of games with my friends, at arcades (Who still exist in a huge way here in México), at gaming conventions, be it Call of Duty or Power Stone, Marvel vs Capcom 2 or DDR (That I suck at), I have learned to enjoy the games for what they are, just fun. When just enjoying games, I stopped caring about what game company made it or what console is it on, I just want to play some goddamn games.


Aww yiss more games to play


So I just don't understand, why do Nintendo related news are always flooded with people talking shit about Nintendo, specially the Wii U? Even sometimes stuff completely unrelated to the news itself, just pointing out the disadvantages of the system and why, according to the user writing it,  everyone who buys the console is a fucking idiot because its obviously inferior in every single way.

I mean sure, the Wii U is NOT perfect, by any reach of the word. The games are slowly coming, the hardware specifications are decent, but not on par with the other consoles by any chance (As far as we know), the tablet seems gimmicky and also most of the games are decidedly aimed at the Nintendo crowd.

But it seems all the people only saying negative things about the console those not realize WE ALREADY KNOW THAT. We know of the shortcomings of the console. And here is the thing: We don't care. We like it because what it offers us is, well, what we want. Sure, more advanced technology would be nice. And sure, more games would be nice too. And sure, the console is expensive.



But that's ok. You know what? Because we want the console to play games.

We want the console to play Nintendo games.

We want the console to play Indie games.

We want the console to play quirky weird games.

Power is not everything people, is all about the games, right?

-------Read from this point on for the beef of the blog, in case you value your time-------------

To all those people who are saying the console is crap, well, it may be crap for you since it just doesn't appeal to you. But there is people who are just waiting for the right game to come out.

You really just need one or two or a few games to convince you to buy a console. For me, it was Nintendo Land, for my friends, it was Monster Hunter, for some of my cheapest  or busy friends, it will be a Zelda or a Metroid. And for the casual crowd? Who the fuck knows? I never expected Animal Crossing to be a smashing hit on the 3DS when it realeased in Japan, but it did. Its just one game people. That game justifies a $350 purchase in a lot minds.

What console are you buying? Why are you buying it? If you are buying the PS4 or Xbox One, I'm pretty sure you are aware that a lot of the must buy games that are coming for the consoles are not coming at launch or are going multiplatform in current-gen consoles too, with just a graphical upgrade. I don't know about you, but buying a PS4 or Xbox One at launch is a good idea only if you know you are investing for the future and you can wait for those games to come.


Pretty sure you are all buying this.


Is the same for us Nintendo fans. Is the same for those that are not as patient as us and are waiting for the right game to drop. We knew what we where getting into, we knew the games where not going to look at the same beautiful ultra-detailed HD gray and brown colors. But we also knew it will more than make up for it with the Nintendo games and the weird collaborations and indie games that have been and will be in the console so far. We are not idiots (Well, at least not all of us), even if a lot of people think we may be for liking Nintendo products, we don't need negative people to come and try to ruin our fun.

All I'm saying is, whats the point? For me its just sad to see the cereal guy (You know, ctg867) or Kyosuke with their constant negativity. Sure, negativity or criticism is good every now and then, but come on guys! Every single time you have to bring up the same arguments, the same logic and the same facts? Do you think most people always care about if you are right or wrong? I'm sure you guys are smart thinking people, we can all tell, you don't need to prove anything. You are not saving us from a mistake, nor Nintendo, and you are doing nothing to make your point, even if valid, come across. You are just alienating this community and antagonizing the "Nintendrones", that I have to admit, love to use those downvotes who I think are unfair and cowardly, I'll love for downvotes to not be anonymous, but that's another discussion entirely.

The point is... just stop. I like to think that everyone that visit this website at least made an informed decision when they bought a Wii U and knew what they where getting into, and I'm pretty sure the vast majority is happy with the purchase. And yes, the console is doing awful right now, but really, that's to be expected... there is still not a blockbuster Nintendo game out there, and believe me, chances are, it will come.

What's the worst thing it can happen? The Wii U will become a Gamecube 2, and then Nintendo will try to make a new console in a few years. I can live with that.

Also, please announce a Star Fox game for the Wii U already Nintendo, come on!
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