This blog isn’t usually a platform for discussing current events, but here goes anyway: as you may have heard, Nintendo has seen better days. Perhaps due to disappointing Wii U sales, coupled with the belief that their future lies with iOS &am Android among industry analysts and people on the street alike, a rumor began circulating that the house that Mario build was going to finally cave and produce mini games for smart phones.
Nintendo flat out said that’s not happening, and speaking as an old school Sega fan, one who still remembers what going multi-platform did to that company, that’s a huge relief. And it’s not like Nintendo couldn’t do a kick ass job; they were working with touchscreens before the iPhone even existed, after all.
I love all the games that my iPhone 5S has been able to deliver; it’s why I want an iPad Air as well. Heck, I also want a Nexus 7 or Moto G, just cuz. But when it comes to gaming that’s entirely in the palm of your hands, I simply prefer the games on my 3DS (and Vita) a tad bit more. And that’s because I just love buttons, hence the video above.
Oh, and buttons are much easier to deal on days like these, when you need to wear gloves. Touch screens, not so much! BTW, the above is by Nicolas Magnier, who also runs GamOvr, which has long been a favorite place of mine for random game related imagery.