Playing it safe

As of today, my keychain now has a Franklin Badge attached to it. Like most men, I carry my keys in my front pants pocket. This means that at long last, my naughty bits are safe from lightning-elemental attacks. I can’t tell you what a load off my mind that is.

In case you missed it, I covered Iwata’s GDC speech yesterday by liveblogging it. This made a great many people angry, mostly Nintendo fans, and has widely been regarded as a bad idea. I had a good time, though, so whatever. A great many angry people can widely cram it.

20 thoughts on “Playing it safe

  1. I’m a pretty big Nintendo fan/apologist, and I didn’t see anything particularly objectionable in your liveblog. I thought it was entertaining and surprisingly even-handed considering the enthusiast press’ normal reaction to these things.

  2. I didn’t see anything objectionable in in your liveblogging, this news of an uproar comes as a complete surprise.

  3. Stupidly, I waited to pre-order my Mother 3 book until late January. Therefore missing out on the awesome keychain. This saddens me.

  4. I think the only way to properly satisfy Nintendo fanboys is to end every sentence with “OMFG ZELDA.”

    Besides, we all know that the best Nintendo related announcement at GDC was that Prof. Layton 2 was finally getting localized.

  5. I thought the live blog for Iwatas speach was awesome, quiet an enjoyable read. Now I don’t know if that was because it was 3am in the morning where I am or what. But I enjoyed it. Well done Mr Parish, well done sir indeed.

  6. And Nintendo fans wonder why Nintendo doesn’t try to cater to their every whim anymore…

  7. Dude, you’re not allowed to mention the Wii’s shovelware. If we close our eyes real tight, we can pretend it doesn’t exist, that people are buying NMH and MadWorld and not Game Party 2, Summer Sports, Redneck Jamboree, Billy the Wizard and Petz: Catz: Breadz.

  8. You guys didn’t see the live feedback in the liveblogging app. Man, if those guys had torches, San Francisco would be a cinder today.

  9. What’s to be angry about? You’re just telling them what somebody else said. It’s not like you forced them to create Rock and Roll Climber. Oh. They’re angry at you about Zelda? Really?

  10. The book/keychain looks pretty nice! Maybe mine will be waiting for me when I get home.

  11. Damn, my junk won’t be lightning-safe for a couple more days, according to this tracking info.

  12. “Every time Iwata mentions that Wii Fit has outsold Halo 3, then throws back his head and cackles madly: take a shot.”
    “Every time Iwata shows a casual-oriented game that isn’t the awesome franchise sequel you’re hoping for: take a shot.”
    “That is a LOT of shovelware, folks.”
    “Iwata’s gonna show off something core-oriented. Or else he’s mocking us.”

    Maybe the complainers just don’t get your brand of humor. Then again, there was less self-deprecating than usual (but the normal amount of Nintendo-deprecating).

  13. “This made a great many people angry, mostly Nintendo fans”

    You’re doing it right.

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