Maybe you should try having your own opinion instead of finding it on the internet.
This is a great point DCRip. Why do you feel the need to add balance to a discussion you are not even part of?
No, it is not a great point at all.
Why do I feel the need to add balance in such instances as this? I thought that should have been abundantly clear to everyone already to be honest but it seems not. Mootown's job in teh real world is working as a Marketing
Manager for Nintendo. Time after time he posts gushing hyperbole about whatever console or game Nintendo are pushing.
It appears he's using this public forum as an extension of his day job to help hype and promote the Nintendo brand. Yes, he enjoys some games from other companies too but very seldom will you see him heap anywhere near the same degree of praise on such games. Yes, there are exceptions but those games usually tend to be ancient retro titles. Seriously, just go read through some of the threads here and it's as clear as day.
Most folk who enjoy any particular game commonly stick to describing why they enjoy it. When Mootown discusses the latest Nintendo game releases it often reads like a slightly reworded PR statement designed to promote said game. The difference in tone and use of language is stark.
Do I have an issue with him enjoying Nintendo games?
Not at all.
Do I have an issue with him discussing his enjoyment of Nintendo games?
Not at all.
Do I have an issue with him consistently posting gushing hyperbole almost exclusively about Nintendo games and consoles which frequently appear as though he's attempting to dupe us all by passing off marketing PR statements as genuine critical observation free from corporate bias/influence?
If the guy just come clean by admitting to his not so hidden agenda then there'd be no issue. People could then choose to accept his posts on this forum for what they are, i.e. thinly disguised marketing hype from a Nintendo Marketing Manager solely intended to help spread the word about Nintendo's latest products. Whether he acts the way he does out of treating the forum as an extension of his day job, to impress his bosses or because he's paid to do so is of course unclear.
As it stands, he's seemingly intent on denying any ulterior motive and is consequently treating everyone on this forum as a bunch of mugs. Maybe if he listed the fact he's a Marketing Manager for Nintendo in his sig then everyone, especially the newer members, would be better informed of his status and then be able to decide whether to put any stock in his utterances of how amazing Nintendo's latest and upcoming offerings are.
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