|"What's wrong with me" is that I don't have enough Reggie in my life.|
Last week, you may have read Kotaku's post about a conversation with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime regarding the "core gamer." He essentially blamed the bad blood between many of today's "hardcore gamers" and Nintendo on a refusal to ever be satisfied or content with what's being offered. Now, the general claim that gamers are an entitled bunch is defensible enough. One merely needs to look at the myriad outcries against DLC, DRM, "online passes," HD rereleases, retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses, and the fact that every Tom, Dick and Harry now feels the need to create a petition every time something doesn't quite go his way. The Mass Effect 3 ending controversy and the petition for a non-GFWL PC version of Dark Souls stand out as some of this year's douchey-er "give me more!" spectacles.
But "the Regginator" invokes different reasoning when he calls out gamers. And I'm here to tell you why, while the general sentiment is correct, the logic behind it missed the mark entirely.