2014 was a fairly steady year for Lark’s Island, and things won’t be changing too much for 2015. Thanks to all of you who have read my blog and posted comments!
However, if you’re familiar with this blog, you might have figured out that I’m a Nintendo fan. I’ve recently turned 36, and I’ve been enjoying Nintendo’s games and systems for most of my life. Even when there were times I thought I might be drifting away from them, I always came back. Even when it wasn’t “cool” to be into Nintendo, I followed my own interests. At this point, it’s just something that’s part of my life.
I’ve been thinking about that this past year. Nintendo is one of the most enigmatic and divisive entities in the videogame industry. Seeing the various reactions to the things Nintendo has done over the years has been kind of strange. Yes, Nintendo has done its fair share of ridiculous things, but also a lot of fantastic things. I suppose there will always be fanboys on both sides of the fence, but when I think about it, I’m a little bewildered that Nintendo’s lateral, unconventional style isn’t more valued and respected among the greater gaming community.
I’d like to spend some time exploring that from my own personal perspective. Why do I choose to continue being a Nintendo fan? What is it about this company that captures my imagination year after year, generation after generation?
So, that’s what I’m planning on doing with my blog in 2015, in addition to some of the regular articles like Arcade Mania. I hope you’ll check it out!
Have a happy new year!