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Warren Spector: Underestimate Nintendo At Your Peril


In an interview with GameSpot, Deus Ex and Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector displayed his enthusiasm for Nintendo and the Wii U. Spector said he thinks Nintendo has been written off too many times, and that if you’re underestimating Nintendo, you’re doing so at your own risk. Spector also said that he thinks the video game industry needs Nintendo, because it’s a company that is dedicated to making games.

“I’ve been pretty up front about my enthusiasm for Nintendo. I think we need a company that’s dedicated to games. Every time I visit Nintendo, I’m relieved to have spent time in a place where you can just feel how much everyone loves games. And, really, how many times have people written Nintendo off? I think you underestimate them at your peril.”

-Warren Spector

55 thoughts on “Warren Spector: Underestimate Nintendo At Your Peril”


        No, really?

        Sony RELIES on 3rd parties to make their games for them. Nintendo is an actual GAMING company and GAME developer.

      2. Epic fail. Check out PS first-party sales and compare with Nintendo first-party sales. It´s clear as water which company is more commited to videogaming and videogamers.

  1. Warren is most wise. Let’s be honest, Nintendo have always been the most influential developer of hardware and software in the games industry. People constantly underestimate their importance.

    1. A frosty fist.
      +10 to Ice Elemental damage and can slow movement of things it strikes, but makes the wearer’s own health go down due to frost-bite.
      Yes. I am a nerd, and I just went there.

  2. Your arrogance blinds you, Master (insert name here). Now you will experience the full power of Nintendo! *Zaps you to death tickles*.

  3. Nintendo: “Doomed” since 1984.XD

    Seriously, people have been predicting the death of the company with every console that sells poorly, either first or overall, and whenever Nintendo makes a successful seller[DS, Wii, 3DS, soon-to-be Wii U], butt-hurt haters fall back on calling it “kiddie/casual crap” and deny it’s got anything going for it.
    Haters gonna hate, Nintendo’s gonna print money.

  4. Well, he’s just stating the obvious. Nintendo is far from disappearing. And if their history has taught us something, is that Nintendo will do any legal activity to earn money, like those motels… XD

  5. Wow Warren is rely trying hard to court the big N after being dumped by the house of is fine as long as Nintendon’t let him near their stable of mascot’s.If they let him make an Epic Mario game this guy could single handedly lose their billions of dollar’s they have socked away!Not to mention all Nintendo’s well earned street cred!lol

    1. DarklordNintendoFan

      Highly unlikely to ever happen. If Warren Spector happened to get the rights to make one or two games based around one of Nintendo’s already existing franchise, Nintendo would easily be able to recover from it. Remember the unholy Triforce of the CD-i? And Hotel Mario?

  6. without nintendo, microsoft and sony wont have anyone to compete with and just give up the gaming industry (or drop out way before nintendo does). face it, if it weren’t for nintendo none of today’s game would have existed and consoles like playstation (if nintendo did went with sony’s idea of their cd format for their nintendosony console then playstation would not have existed, neither would xbox so thank nintendo for their “stupidity” (more like they planned it from the start))

  7. the point is there not under estimating Nintendo ,there squeezing there eyes shut crossing there fingers and trying to wish Nintendo away its fanboys and industry insiders expressing BUTT-HURT-NESS

    its no differant to a bully at work at school behind your back ,,,PEOPLE OF MY NINTENDO NEWS TRY LOOKING AT THE WORLD THRU INFORMED EYES

    the games industry isnt a bunch of TALENTED DUDES MAKING GAMES its a way over oaded bloated needs to die idiot industry of talentless hacks led by out of touch men in suits ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT

  8. Wow, a guy that actually says something good about Nintendo, so that people are not turned off from his upcoming game? What is this madness?! Well, anyway, I will gladly buy Deus Ex when it comes out!

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  10. Can’t stress enough, Warren is completely correct. Also, it’s too bad Epic Mickey epicly failed… 💋

  11. I agree,love em or hate em we need Nintendo. Mainly because they make great games, but also because of companies like EA. when it becomes too much about the money, that’s when we get stuff like a botched sim city 5 and a terrible mass effect ending. We need companies that are in it for great games, and Nintendo does that. Pikman 3 is great example. Does the Wii U have a shortage of games, yes, but the game just isn’t ready.

    Also on another semi-related note, the pay to play model drives me nuts. I don’t want to mix a financial decision with a gaming experience. Imagine a Zelda game where you had to buy an item pack. I would barf. It would ruin the gameplay experience and I think Nintendo takes that into consideration more often than other game developers.

  12. DarklordNintendoFan

    Love him or hate him, you must admit… Warren Spector knows what he’s talking about. Also, let’s face it… Nintendo is ALWAYS doomed. According to several hundred people, the Gamecube was Nintendo’s death certificate. Then it was the DS. Then it was the Wii. Then it was the 3DS. Now it’s the Wii U! If any of Nintendo’s consoles had any possibility of killing them off, it was the Virtual Boy… but, oh… look at that… they easily recovered from that and almost no one talks about the Virtual Boy nowadays.

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