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Nintendo: Legendary IGN Nintendo Journalist Leaves For Apple

Matt Casamassina the legendary Nintendo journalist for IGN has accepted the position of ‘app store games manager’ with Apple.

Casamassina specialised in Nintendo game reviews and news related segments for IGN and has subsequently been a central figure at the online gaming publication and a major force within the Nintendo community for many years.

“Anybody who has read my work through the years will know that I’ve long been a huge Nintendo fan, but if there is one company that could entice me away from covering Mario and Zelda it’s the one owned by Steve Jobs.”

– Matt Casamassina


12 thoughts on “Nintendo: Legendary IGN Nintendo Journalist Leaves For Apple”

    1. Not at all. Apple would most probably come with a sort of Bizarro World Wii:

      – It would be called iConsole or some other pun-ready name, and it would have a similar white design, only with curved edges;

      – It would weight two times more than the Wii despite the similar size; later, they’d release the iConsole Air, which would weight about the same as the Wii but cost double the regular ‘phat’ version;

      – It would have only one controller socket. If you want to play with someone, buy their special accessory to make it into… TWO sockets (a few months later, unlicensed accessories would take it up to four).

      – Controllers would have motion-sensing features, but they would only recognize moving from one side to the other. The first batches would consume a AA battery in less than 6 hours. Later, Apple would release new controllers – or a new accessory a la Motion Plus – to make it more energy-efficient.

      – You would need to reset the console every time you wanted to switch from one game to another.

      – Cost: US$ 400… For the smallest version with no wi-fi connector. If you would want to play online, you’d need to fork US$ 100 extra.

      – Speaking of online playing, its equivalent to the competition’s gaming networks would feature static screens only – no animations. When pressed about the issue, Jobs would say that the major animation technology available actually sucks and makes the iConsole waste a lot more energy, and that’s why he’ll wait for a new revolutionary animation engine to kick off.

      One thing they’d do right:

      – it would come with a built-in 250 GB HD minimum, and there’d be a 500 GB and a 1 TB version.

  1. Not bad at all. Both companies with good reputations. Since he has expecience covering nintendo, maybe he’ll do well in Apples Games store

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