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160+ days since the last Nintendo Direct announcement

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As of today, 2/12/2020, it has been 161 days since the last Nintendo Direct presentation in September of last year, and Nintendo's fanbase is in a furious state.

How do you all feel about this great "Nintendrought"?

Are you among those sending angry tweets begging for Directs, or are you content with the current drip of news.

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I feel that the drought will probably be ended soon, and I look forward to seeing their plans for the year. I'm not content, but I'm not sending angry tweets either.

 

They'll have a direct when they have one, and I hope that when they do, I get some of the Fire Emblem, Smash, and new JRPG announcements that my heart desires.

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As dull it can be waiting I rather wait for meaningful news rather than micro updates. I think Nintendo is playing the waiting game since the PS5 and the Series X is on the horizon. Then hopefully have reasons to still support the Switch. 

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Anyone who's furious just because there's no Nintendo Direct needs to be fucking patient and get a life, wow. Sure, it's unusual that it's taking this long for there to be a Direct, but that's no reason to get all angry and act so entitled. I'm disappointed that there hasn't been a Direct lately other than the Pokemon one, but you don't see me whining and crying about it. God some people are so toxic and annoying.

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I wasn't even aware of this until GameXplain and someone did a lot of math made a pretty funny video, not to mention thumbnail, on the subject this morning.

 

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Anacybele said:

Anyone who's furious just because there's no Nintendo Direct needs to be fucking patient and get a life, wow. Sure, it's unusual that it's taking this long for there to be a Direct, but that's no reason to get all angry and act so entitled. I'm disappointed that there hasn't been a Direct lately other than the Pokemon one, but you don't see me whining and crying about it. God some people are so toxic and annoying.

While I haven't seen anyone furious myself, I do think that it's best that I ignore these directs since most of the time (for me anyways at least) they just end up disappointing because of inevitably no metroid news (that isn't metroid prime 4), which will never happen because metroid doesn't sell well....

There's just been wayyy too many times of getting hyped then not getting what I wanted, then getting disappointed. So I'm not gonna care or expect anything tbh or look at any nintendo news in general really.

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10 minutes ago, Dinar87 said:

While I haven't seen anyone furious myself, I do think that it's best that I ignore these directs since most of the time (for me anyways at least) they just end up disappointing because of inevitably no metroid news (that isn't metroid prime 4), which will never happen because metroid doesn't sell well....

There's just been wayyy too many times of getting hyped then not getting what I wanted, then getting disappointed. So I'm not gonna care or expect anything tbh or look at any nintendo news in general really.

I've seen some people on Twitter act this way. Though at the same time, Twitter is like this in general. Not even Facebook is as bad imo. I don't post much there because of this, I just have an account to put some artwork on and follow Nintendo-related and some sports-related news.

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52 minutes ago, Morgan--Grandmaster said:

I wasn't even aware of this until GameXplain and someone did a lot of math made a pretty funny video, not to mention thumbnail, on the subject this morning.

I scrolled down to find Spider-Man 3 quotes in the comments and kind of lost it. I love that the internet has rediscovered Tobey McGuire and not just the usual dancing gif.

Anyway, bummer we have no idea what Nintendo's 2020 is going to look like, but it's not as bad as previous droughts since there are actually ports of good games to play on Switch. Maybe we don't want to know what this year looks like for Nintendo. Feels like every game update in January was a delay. Including Final Fantasy 7 and Cyberpunk.

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The wait is probably going to go on even longer. Pokemon, Smash and Fire Emblem already blowing their load means that there might not be enough to sustain an interesting direct. BOTW 2 and that's just about it. 

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9 minutes ago, Etrurian emperor said:

The wait is probably going to go on even longer. Pokemon, Smash and Fire Emblem already blowing their load means that there might not be enough to sustain an interesting direct. BOTW 2 and that's just about it. 

We don't know that Fire Emblem has blown their load. What exactly have Intelligent Systems been working on while Koei Tecmo developed Three Houses for them?

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2 hours ago, Boatcat2111 said:

How do you all feel about this great "Nintendrought"?

I... hadn't noticed...

But thinking about it... it's kinda nostalgic...

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Add another zero to the day count and I still wouldn't notice.  It'll come when it comes, so no point worrying about it.

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That long since the last ND? Anyway, I’m kind of becoming impatient, as there are crazy rumors and I want them either confirmed or debunked 

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It's just an Animal Crossing Direct. Not a general one. Still been too long since the last general Direct.

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I wonder if Nintendo's hesitation to do a general direct is a bad sign for the year to come. Perhaps their refusal to do a general direct means they don't have a lot to show us for this year. Just Pokemon DLC, Animal crossing and a Xenoblade remake. So far that's all we have for this year. 

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Just now, Etrurian emperor said:

I wonder if Nintendo's hesitation to do a general direct is a bad sign for the year to come. Perhaps their refusal to do a general direct means they don't have a lot to show us for this year. Just Pokemon DLC, Animal crossing and a Xenoblade remake. So far that's all we have for this year. 

That's a concern, but I think there is another explanation. Pokemon, Smash, and Animal Crossing are all very high profile games with very impatient communities. Any announcements for these can very easily overshadow other game announcements, so perhaps they are just cleaning the slate for their "smaller" announcements to get their due time in the spotlight.

 

At least that's the hope. It could be that this is a slow year and they're having to consolidate everything they can into E3.

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On 2/12/2020 at 11:32 AM, Glennstavos said:

Five more months! Five more months!

Four more months! Four more months!

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I'm hoping that we'll get a direct soon after AC drops. Though I'm also not sure if Japan was hit hard enough by the Corona outbreak that Nintendo had to pause on any of their plans.

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