When Satoru Iwata first started to interrogate his staff for the amusement and enlightenment of the gaming public, it was the beginning of something magical. Until then, virtually all insight into the workings of Nintendo's development process was provided through the lens of "video game journalists." Mere men, slaves to their biases and desires, like any of us. We ask only the questions we want answers to, and tinge the "
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.