For as long as I can remember, I've been a gamer. I was born in the 80s and grew up during the 90s. I was first introduced into gaming by my father when I played video games with him on our family's DOS PC. Some of those old titles included Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Jazz Jackrabbit, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Wing Commander.
What really cemented my identity as a gamer was when he bought my brothers and I a SEGA Genesis for Christmas in '95, that was the day I was introduced to Sonic the Hedgehog.
From that day I've been fascinated with all facets of gaming and the culture that surrounds it. And despite starting out as a notorious SEGA fanboy (a habit I admittedly haven't entirely shook) I now spend my free time playing a wide assortment of genres across a variety of consoles.
It is no secret to anybody that one of Nintendo's biggest problem with the Wii U currently is their marketing (or lack of marketing) for the device. By their own admission they've been unsuccessful in advertising their new flagship console to the public. I've had an idea bouncing around in my skull for the past couple days that I've decided to share with the community here at Destructoid. What if, after a 30 second TV spot that shows nothing but Wii U software the commercial ended with
It would effectively let the public know that this is an entirely new console without the need to rebrand the Wii U, It would play the nostalgia card that Nintendo has been so fond of using lately and it may be the correct slogan to let the core gamers know that the big N is serious. Anyways, it was just an idea. Thoughts?