When your E3 conference was so bad that a mainstream media outlet actually dedicates a massive diatribe discussing precisely how bad it was... well, you know you had a bad conference. Cracked just posted a piece titled '5 Ways We Know Nintendo Has Lost Its Mind'. It contains five reasons why the Nintendo conference was pretty terrible, and a lot of creative swearing (which I enjoyed).
It's pretty brutal, and I don't agree with all of it, but in amongst the hilarious rage is some pretty worthy points.
I kind of feel bad for being this skeptical about a game system, because I've never really been the type of guy to just unload on a product without trying it. The Internet is full of those dipshits, and I didn't want to be one of them. But goddamn, you have to agree that what they've presented so far has painted a pretty dismal picture of their understanding of what we want as customers, and on a more basic scale, as humans. Surely they can't be that far up their own asses. Can they? I keep expecting them to show back up at another press conference, announcing that they were just setting us all up for a huge April Fool's joke next year, but decided against it. Or at least pulling some huge surprise announcement out of their asses that makes all of this make some sort of sense. But every hour that this doesn't happen makes me lose a little faith that it ever will.