Hey Master Malstrom,
you probably got sent this links earlier today or yesterday, but anyway:
So, it seems, the 3D movement is dying off (finally). The comments are priceless as always, it’s like the people who read Kotaku are living on other planets… they actually LIKE 3D, and think it’s a great loss for the world if people move away from it. It’s hard to believe, really.
Now, the piece about Nintendo leaving it’s 3D focus, I don’t know… I sure hope it’s true, but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Like you said many times earlier (with interviews and actions from the company to help your claims), they just have a goddamn obsession with 3D on Nintendo, it seems. Even the Miyamoto quote isn’t that encouraging (emphasis mine):
“There are times when people are going to want to play in 2D anyway,” he said through a translator. “I think it’s fair for people to say, ‘Oh yeah, for this section of the game, I’m just going to turn the 3D depth slider off.’ And, in other parts of the game, they may want to turn it on. I think that’s a perfectly acceptable way to play the games.”
You have to wonder when you read something like that… so, Miyamoto thinks playing 3D games without the 3D is “perfectly acceptable”. No kidding? Who the hell cares what you think is “acceptable” when it comes to playing games? If I want to play Nintendo games upside down while skydiving, that’s up me to decide if it’s “acceptable”, but certainly not Miyamoto. That’s such a condescending thing to say.
Anyway, I veered off track a little. Regards,
I expect the successor to the Wii U to have 3d output on the GamePad complete with tutorial videos sent, by Nintendo, to those who purchase 2d Mario but not 3d Mario on how to ‘play 3d Mario properly’. I am not joking.Nintendo will give up its quest for 3d when Microsoft gives up its quest to put its OS on everything. It won’t be happening anytime soon.