Nintendo on Top After E3 2014

2558028-zelda_002Nintendo was a little sentimental at this year’s E3 conference. They brought up that it all began with Super Mario World, stating that the “Nintendo game creators share one belief: there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun.” The company did just that during this year’s conference as they shook up their usually routine and presentation style. Rather than giving a normal, stuffy presentation with a lot of guys in suits talking about newchanges for the company, they relied on a video and some reenacting of the personas of characters in their games. This twist made the Nintendo presentation unique. It also showed that they are capable of standing up and exceeding their competition, the two other giants at the conference, Sony and Microsoft.

With their presentation, Nintendo effectively established that they are different than those two tech giants. While Song and Microsoft have been busy creating, marketing, and competing with each other for console sales, Nintendo has been busy developing great games that everyone loves to play. While Song and Microsoft generally have large, in depth, very serious games, Nintendo leans back on what they started with Mario. Nintendo also doesn’t have to come up with amazing new technology or a console or any of that because they have their outstanding games to fall back on. Nintendo has Super Smash Bros., Yoshi’s Woolly World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, The Legend of Zelda, Bayonetta 2, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Maker and Splatoon. Additionally, Nintendo is going to be designing games for Wii U so they have a plan of action for ways to grow the playing capacity of their games for the future. Nintendo may have been a bit unorthodox in their presentation style at the 2014 E3 conference, but their risk was worth the taking. After all was said and done Nintendo had all the buzz after the conference.

Nothing of consequence was said about Sony or Microsoft. It seemed that everyone really saw Nintendo, for the first time, as a real player in the game. Then the realization from many came with knowing Nintendo has been around for a long time and it all started with Super Mario World.

from Douglas MacFaddin’s Video Game and Media Page


Published by: Doug MacFaddin

Douglas Willis MacFaddin was born June 16, 1961 in the Miamisburg Hospital to Patricia Ann MacFaddin and Richard Willis MacFaddin. My mother’s maiden name is Morrison and she is the youngest of seven children who were raised in Lycippus, PA. My father was the second of four children and was a twin. He was raised in the town of Viola, DE. At the time of my birth, my father worked at the Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio in research. Mound was an Atomic Energy Commission facility for nuclear weapon research during the Cold War. My mother made a home for our family. My father passed away in 1991 and my mother is currently living in Avon, CT. Doug MacFaddin is the oldest of five children (Doug, R. Stuart, Anne Marie, Megan and Mary (Heather)). I lived in Ohio for two years, spent the next seven years in Murrysville, PA (outside of Pittsburgh), moved to Little Silver, NJ and relocated my senior year in high school to Avon, CT. My four siblings currently live with their families in Avon, CT and are members of St. Ann’s Church. I attended Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville, PA. In NJ, I attended Little Silver Point Road School, Markham Place School and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, NJ for three years. My senior year, I attended Avon High School and I then spent the next four years at Union College, Schenectady, NY. I received a BS in Industrial Economics and graduated in June 1983. While at Salomon Brothers, I was asked to attend a two-week seminar for Public Finance at the University of Michigan in 1986. In Little Silver, I was involved in Troop 126 where I achieved the rank of Life Scout and was both a Patrol Leader and a Senior Patrol Leader. I also was an alter boy at St. James Catholic Church and spent summers a the Ship Ahoy Beach Club in Seabright, NJ and caddying at the Rumson Country Club. At Christian Brothers Academy, I wrestled for the varsity squad for three years. I took second in the districts my junior year and went on to the regionals. I also ran on their cross country team freshman year and was part of the CBA Colt team that hasn’t lost a duel meet since 1973. My senior year at Avon, I won the wrestling States (S). I went on to wrestle at Union College and qualified for the Div III nationals twice (1981, 1982) and was co-captain both years. My senior year at Avon, CT, I also won the States (S) in pole vaulting. It was the first time Avon High School had a state champ in two sports in the same year. During my four years, I earned nine varsity letters between wrestling, track and football. In 1979, I was accepted into The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society. Upon graduating from Union College, I accepted a position at Salomon Brothers Inc in August 1983. I was an analyst in their Public Finance department at One New York Plaza. I lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn and spent the next four years working at Salomon Brothers. As a result of Black Monday, October 19, 1987 the Public Finance Department of Salomon Brothers was jettisoned to conserve capital. By November 1, 1987, I was working at Dean Witter Reynolds in the new Public Finance Department made up of many of my former Salomon Brother’s colleagues. The new Department was located on the 57th floor of 2 World Trade Center.

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