Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Gay Gamer x Tiny Cartridge, take one

The first of four posts written by yours truly has been published over at Tiny Cartridge. (Here's a direct link to it.)

It's a quippy little post about how I think the folks at Nintendo may want to reconsider how they're marketing the 3DS--with a quirky ad for the GameBoy Camera (aka Pocket Camera) serving as a somewhat-tongue-in-cheek example of the direction they could take things in the future.

If you think that sounds like a fun read, head over to when you have a chance.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, funny! I totally read this post the other day. And I thought to myself, "I didn't realize he had written for them before..." Apparently it was published earlier than I thought it would be...

Good article. I think you're right about it, for sure. They need to push the face merge thing and some of the other cute, fun, unique things it offers. The 3D just isn't a huge draw for some people, me included. But the face merge thing got me from the get-go. Even if we haven't gotten it to work yet,

Catherine Meyers said...

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Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Justin! Yeah, I waited a while before publishing this post yesterday. I thought a second post might be published yesterday, too, and I wanted to lump them all into the same post on my blog :)

As for the focus of the post over at TC: It'll be interesting to see what Nintendo does with this relaunch of the 3DS they've been talking about (which I'm guessing would start soon -- maybe after E3?). I can understand why they've stuck to the "classy, sterile, white" thing with their ads, as that worked well for the DS and Wii, but I think it's time to change it up a bit.

That said, it probably won't matter what kind of ads they put out there when the hot games hit -- games like Animal Crossing, Mario Kart 3DS, Super Mario 3DS, RE: Revelations, etc. At point, word of mouth will spread and the thing will sell like hotcakes.

Bryan Ochalla said...

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Sean said...

Nice article, Bryan!