He's Incredibly Reasonable for a Nintendo Fanboy

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In today's special cartridge-based edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Paradox Me realizes that he is a low-down, dirty, stinking Nintendo fanboy. Only not low-down. Or dirty. He probably smells quite pleasant.

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I've just come to the realization that.. I'm a fanboy! D:

A fanboy of what, you ask? Nintendo. Yes, I am perhaps one of the saddest creatures in gaming.

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It never really hit me until now, but I finally put the pieces together.

-I glance around my room, the walls covered in The Legend of Zelda posters.

-I still have just about every major Nintendo console in my closet, and that over half of (the games in my) collection are for Nintendo systems.

-Nintendo is the very first thing that comes to mind when I think video games. They essentially are video games to me.

-I genuinely think the Wii was a stellar gaming system with a library that rivals the N64 and GameCube.

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-I'm constantly fighting the urge to hug them, despite the fact that they are a company - a non-huggable entity.

Maybe fanboy is the wrong word, because I'm able to acknowledge their flaws.

-The 3DS launching with a single circle pad years after Sony made the same mistake with the PSP.

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-Friend Codes and lackluster online functionality.

-The Wii U pretty much locks Nintendo in for another 5+ years of being a generation behind the competition. Not a huge problem to me (see: "The Wii is stellar" comment), but they've essentially lost both developer support and a large chunk of the "hardcore" audience (see: "Wii makes my eyes bleed" crowd).

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Anywho, to give this a little bit of purpose, which (if any) companies do you consider to be the bee's knees?

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"-I genuinely think the Wii was a stellar gaming system with a library that rivals the N64 and GameCube."

Doesn't sound reasonable to me.

" but they've essentially lost both developer support and a large chunk of the "hardcore" audience (see: "Wii makes my eyes bleed" crowd)."

Very unreasonable. Hardcore gamers can put up with bad graphics, but not bad gameplay/controls. I can still play/love/enjoy Link to the Past or Link's Awakening, or Mario 1 to this day. I can look at Mutant Mudds on 3DS and say to myself "That's a beautiful game".

I was a huge Nintendo fan, I loved the Gamecube/N64/GBA/GBC/SNES. But Wii/DS have done irreparable damage to gaming for everyone, and Nintendo deserves whatever comupance is coming their way for it.

I've found the ultimate test to see if he is a fanboy is to show him this:

Sony had analog sticks before Nintendo64 came out, announced their controller before N64's was ever shown to the public (Nintendo hid them even from developers)

[en.wikipedia.org]

Announced: August 1995

Released: April 1996

N64's controller was first shown to the public: November 24, 1995

Released: June 23, 1996

Now ask him, who had analog sticks first? Sony or Nintendo?

If he answers Nintendo, he's a fanboy.

If he answers Sony, he listens to reason.

But it's a trick question, the GCE Vectrex had them in 1982