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For someone who doesn't follow Nintendo Direct schedules, could someone explain why people are expecting a Direct on a specific day/week/month?



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Called it. Nintendo don't give a fuck, they've given up, they're just shitting out AC and then leaving their platform and fanbase to rot, at a time when people need gaming more than ever.

Never been so disgusted with them.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

curl-6 said:

Called it. Nintendo don't give a fuck, they've given up, they're just shitting out AC and then leaving their platform and fanbase to rot, at a time when people need gaming more than ever.

Never been so disgusted with them.

It is still only March. Give them time. Sure I'd rather have games announced 9-18 months before they release. But that isn't what Nintendo generally does. Unless it is Zelda, than they are announced years before they release. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Called it. Nintendo don't give a fuck, they've given up, they're just shitting out AC and then leaving their platform and fanbase to rot, at a time when people need gaming more than ever.

Never been so disgusted with them.

It is still only March. Give them time. Sure I'd rather have games announced 9-18 months before they release. But that isn't what Nintendo generally does. Unless it is Zelda, than they are announced years before they release. 

I've given them time; more than nine months of it, the last time they announced a major new game was E3.

All I fucking want is something other than misery, fear, isolation, and the imminent threat of death to look forward to in what could be the very short remainder of my life. Just something new to fucking play on my system I paid good money for that's barely three years old. But Nintendo just can't be bothered, and are starving their fans of hope when we need it more than ever.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

It is still only March. Give them time. Sure I'd rather have games announced 9-18 months before they release. But that isn't what Nintendo generally does. Unless it is Zelda, than they are announced years before they release. 

I've given them time; more than nine months of it, the last time they announced a major new game was E3.

All I fucking want is something other than misery, fear, isolation, and the imminent threat of death to look forward to in what could be the very short remainder of my life. Just something new to fucking play on my system I paid good money for that's barely three years old. But Nintendo just can't be bothered, and are starving their fans of hope when we need it more than ever.

Animal Crossing just launched to the biggest numbers in the series. Did you buy it?



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padib said:
curl-6 said:

I've given them time; more than nine months of it, the last time they announced a major new game was E3.

All I fucking want is something other than misery, fear, isolation, and the imminent threat of death to look forward to in what could be the very short remainder of my life. Just something new to fucking play on my system I paid good money for that's barely three years old. But Nintendo just can't be bothered, and are starving their fans of hope when we need it more than ever.

Animal Crossing just launched to the biggest numbers in the series. Did you buy it?

Animal Crossing isn't for everyone, to me it looks like the most boring thing ever.

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I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

It is still only March. Give them time. Sure I'd rather have games announced 9-18 months before they release. But that isn't what Nintendo generally does. Unless it is Zelda, than they are announced years before they release. 

I've given them time; more than nine months of it, the last time they announced a major new game was E3.

All I fucking want is something other than misery, fear, isolation, and the imminent threat of death to look forward to in what could be the very short remainder of my life. Just something new to fucking play on my system I paid good money for that's barely three years old. But Nintendo just can't be bothered, and are starving their fans of hope when we need it more than ever.

I'm sure they will have at least one new major game for the holidays and one remake. Completely skipping the biggest season for gaming, would be a mistake. 



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curl-6 said:
padib said:

Animal Crossing just launched to the biggest numbers in the series. Did you buy it?

Animal Crossing looks like the most boring thing ever.

Well especially if you'e not interested in some of their biggest franchises, it's hard to expect any one single company to keep you entertained consistently.
I don't know what your financial situation is like or your taste in games in general, but have you considered getting an additional system if possible? Everyone is different, but I've literally never not had an interesting game to play + look forward to since I was old enough to purchase games myself.

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Hiku said:
curl-6 said:

Animal Crossing looks like the most boring thing ever.

Well especially if you'e not interested in some of their biggest franchises, it's hard to expect any one single company to keep you entertained consistently.
I don't know what your financial situation is like or your taste in games in general, but have you considered getting an additional system if possible? Everyone is different, but I've literally never not had an interesting game to play or look forward to since I was old enough to purchase games myself.

I have other systems, (I'd go insane if I didn't) just not current ones. I've considered getting a PS4 or Xbox One but they just don't excite me and the last time I talked myself into buying a system I wasn't enthusiastic about (3DS) I ended up regretting it.

I don't expect Nintendo alone to put out enough first party games to keep me constantly sustained, but third parties are also refusing to give any release dates; Doom Eternal, Outer Worlds, and Blair Witch are all confirmed for Switch and on my to-buy list, but they won't say when they're coming.

At this point it's less a matter of "I have nothing to play", and more "I need something concrete feel good about for the future, to look forward to."

Fuck, I'm sorry guys, I had a meltdown. I'm just so damn tired and beaten down from the constant, endless stress with no end in sight. I just feel so terrible all the time, and having a cool new game announced or one I want dated would've helped so much.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

It is possible that we STILL don't get a Direct this week. Kinda scary!



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