As just about every major disaster comes and goes, a single question tends to percolate to the brim of public consciousness: how soon is too soon? That is to say, how far in time must we be distanced from an event until we can analyze it with some sense of objectivity and without the immediate sense of horror or disappointment? Speaking of disasters, Nintendo's tragic "loss" of E3 2012 may not have warranted space on the front pages of the world's major broadsheets, but within the fishbowl world of Nintendo and its eager dependants, this single event might almost be considered Nintendo's very own Dunkirk.
Maybe it's all a figment of my imagination, but much of the gaming-centric media seems to be well and truly caught in that slightly nebulous space between console "generations." It is that tug-of-war space where upcoming content for existing platforms is still widely covered, but where the tantalizing draw of Sony and Microsoft's next-generation hardware (which many believe will launch within the next 18-24 months) absorbs greater time and attention from the gaming press.