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    Have Nintendo Directs gotten boring for anyone else? What can Nintendo to make them more exciting/w

    Truth be told, Nintendo Directs have become somewhat of a chore for me to watch recently. From heavy 3DS focus to Iwata droning on about games that we already know about, sometimes I'd rather just read the live tweets from the direct than actually sit through one. So what could Nintendo do to make them more flavorful and exciting, other than obvious stuff like focus more on Wii U? Well, I personally think that at the end of every Direct they could put a "next time" stinger at the end, and show off a brief clip/image of one or more of the things they'll cover next time. Also, how about announcing the Directs a bit more ahead of the day/time they air? And lastly, make them flashier and stand out more. Design a new logo, make someone like Bill Trinen or Reggie more in charge of the North American versions. I want to enjoy Nintendo News again, and i think making Nintendo Directs more exciting would a great step in the right direction.


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    I totally agree that the current iteration of Nintendo Directs is quite boring and drags on and on and on! Iwata is NOT my favorite choice for a spokesperson taking what feels like the most uncomfortable hour to explain and present others would simply have done and done BETTER in minutes. Even the other teams at Nintendo that pitch in from time to time have that toothache-sweet, overly bubbly and predictably over-positive attitudes that suggest high volumes of Lithium and Prozac are employed in Nintendo's marketing department! ZyroXZ2 recently posted a Wii U Five episode where he constructed what I agree is FAR closer to the type of presentation Nintendo needs to be going, at least as far as commercials!

    And EVERYONE is aware that families can play the Wii U together!!!! We GET IT!!!! We've know Nintendo had embraced this precept since 1985!!!! Let's change it up and move into the 21st century! Let's really see Nintendo push the boundaries of their comfort not only in how they present their systems to the consumer, but also shake it up by revealing images and video of games in development that are further out than 6 months to help keep the momentum for demand moving instead of frustrating their target audience and ostracizing potential Nintendo supporters!

    Even Reggie isn't necessarily suited to be the spokes-model for the Wii U or Nintendo as a whole! I don't think they should ape Sony and microsoft, but fresh ideas and NEW BLOOD are absolutely needed to get the Wii U MOVING!!!!!
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    Agreed, it's because they hardly show off anything noteworthy, it's a lot of 3ds and Wii u footage of a game we've known for a long time
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    You say this just before the next direct is announced. Alright now shut up get on the rainbow road hype train already. I expect you ready to go for Smash in 4 days. Don't Disappoint Me.....
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    They need someone with a bit of charisma, Iwata has about as much charisma as a damp rag.
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    The past few NDs have been a bit difficult to push through in comparison to the mind boggling ones we got around E3 last year

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    I also miss the random gags they once did. Its like they got in their head Americans don't like silly or something.
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    If they could find a way to set Iwata's hair on fire while he is talking without hurting him, it might help. Does anyone else think he looks like he's wearing a helmet?
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    Yes! Melt jell candle wax and put it in Iwata's hair. Then style it so he has the Alfalfa hair do, and light it. It'll be extra special if its Iwata's birthday. Someone photoshop a pic now! GNC it could be Godzilla's new birthday caaaake.
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    The Nintendo Direct format is fine. It's the content that has been boring of late. Mundane bull-crap packaged in a prettier format is still mundane bull-crap.

    I actually like the ND format. There's a comforting familiarity that comes with Iwata's stilted English and awkward quirks.
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    All they need is explosions. They should hire Michael Bay to produce the N.A. directs.

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    I actually don't necessarily mind the format they have going right now, but a little extra energy wouldn't hurt anything. On one hand, the professional presentation is a bit stuffy when one of the goals is to create hype. If Nintendo Direct's objective is to simply educate enthusiasts on upcoming games, I think they accomplish this goal nicely. They are very informative - and they do give you a good sense on what is coming up. Personally, I think they need to adopt a more blended approach. Have Iwata explain some of the more directional things happening, while loosening things up with someone else with a bit more personality to create hype surrounding marquis titles.

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    Michael Bay Presents.... IN association with Nintendo LTD... Presented By... Satoru Iwata!... Reggie Fils-Aime!... And.. That dude from the Nintendo Treehouse....

    NEEENTENDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECCCCCCCCCCCTT!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Queue explosions and expensive 3d cinematic sequences*

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    Either that, or hire Michael Moore to make a documentary.
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    Hire Kamiya to be the Nintendo spokesperson. I'd want a new Direct every day just to hear him!

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    It needs Jimmy Fallon as host.
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    I like Nintendo Directs, but I do think Iwata neds to allow someone else to do it, I find him to be quite a bland character in front of the camera, Nintendo needs its very own Major Nelson.
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    Dig up some dirt on Sony and Microsoft? I like that.

    Or if he was still alive, maybe they could've had Billy Mays do them?
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    I like Iwata and I don't mind directs when they show something new and exciting. Directs aren't the problem the problem is Nintendo

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    They've gotten boring for me, but I think it's largely because it's mostly 3DS news.
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    Have they gotten boring? Yes. What can they do to fix them?



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    Yeah, I'm pretty stoked to hear what they'll announce on that one. Kind of a freaky/awesome coincidence that after I posted this thread, a new Direct was announced. Hmm... What should I start a thread about next?
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    That's exactly what I'm saying!! And, would you believe the Nintendo Direct that announced EarthBound for Wii U VC was the day before my birthday? True story!
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    After the Smash Direct, would you kindly start a thread about a new Metroid Prime and/or Fzero game?
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