This was a lengthy process; we had a lot of people fighting for this and it wasn’t something that happened overnight. This was a constant back and forth of ‘show us more proof… is this realistic?’ and that sort of thing. Eventually it got to the point where they were like ‘we have no reason to say no… okay, this is legitimate’.
I never followed Gamespot when I was younger, so I never really knew who people like Ryan Davis or Jeff Gerstmann were. It wasn’t until 5 years ago during GiantBomb’s inception that I began to take notice.
For those five years Ive been a fan, not just of GiantBomb, but of Ryan Davis as well. Every Pax I would always make a point to catch their panels. I even had the opportunity of meeting him once. Our encounter was brief. I doubt he would even remember me, but I’ll never forget him. While similar sentiments are being echoed across the internet, I still have to say it too. The man was one of the funniest, most kind people Ive ever met. He was the kind of guy who could probably say something so incredibly insulting to you, and you would both still end up laughing over it with each other.
He even retweeted somethings I said. Let me tell you, the feeling of someone you look up to reposting something you say, was so incredibly validating to me. In a way I still use him and GiantBomb as a way to measure my own success. It’s still so surreal that I’ll never hear that energetic voice again. But even in his passing I’ll still look to him as a source of inspiration for everything he’s accomplished. He’s the kind of nerd and writer I want to be.
Nintendo’s in trouble right now. Nintendo, I think, waited two years too long to launch a competitive, high definition console…I think by the time they did launch a console which stacks up really well, the other two guys [Sony and Microsoft] passed them by, and I think they’re in a world of trouble right now.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say Nintendo is in trouble, but they have definitely waited too long. Between the poor marketing of the Wii U, and the lack of real third party support, its hard to take the console seriously anymore. Even in terms of sales, Sony and Microsoft have been able to out sell the console. It’s become a distant third, and the only thing that can save Nintendo is a new console to keep pace with with the other contenders.
Update Dec. 31, 2021:
It looks like Nintendo found their "mojo" again with the Nintendo Switch. As of December 31st, 2021, The Switch is now Nintendo's best selling console of all time.
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