This scan is from the back of E3 Show Daily: Day 3 from E3 2000. It’s not a product ad,
but a departing statement from Hiroshi Yamauchi just before he retired (maybe). Almost 13 years later (that’s more than TWO Wii generations duct-taped together), does it still apply today?
… a little unbelievable in today’s post-casual world – but so what? People actually paid money for BALLOON FIGHT this month. Be grateful that one company stubbornly releases hundreds of Mario games every year while the rest of the shrinking goddamned industry insists on more scripted real-time movies at inflated prices.
Following waypoints and earning achievements over a 6-hour QTE campaign is the modern standard for entertainment – and recent console news indicates you’ll get to pay for it all over again. More GDDURP5 RAM means more innovation – soon you won’t be able to trade-in DUDEBROwn 2k12 towards the purchase of DUDEBROwn 2k13 because it will greatly help passionate game companies focus on bringing YOU the “content” that “matters”. Add that on top of the missing backwards compatibility and abandoned digital downloads: serious gamers will finally have that true living-room-worthy PC that never looks back to deliver the best in slightly interactive entertainment.
Unfortunately, next-gen isn’t so next-gen but little more than last-gen with cross-gen obviously holding back next-gen in favor of this-gen or multi-gen that’s basically non-gen and surely beyond anything we thought “multiplatform” was supposed to be. I thought new-gen waggle was awesome, but the rest of you might be walking into the greatest generation yet.
I’m so sorry.
NEXT GEN IS BACK, BABY
Here’s the front page; ironically, I picked this up while attending E3 2001. Feel free to climax to the best of 2000’s digital promises.
“Was it Good for You? You came.”