Nintendo must either have a mad man or a complete genius behind the timing of their events. In the midst of all the April Fool’s jokes and gags that comprises the Internet, they announced a new Nintendo Direct. What’s even more insane is that this announcement is on top of a rumor days earlier about said Direct. In the immortal words of the April Fool…
WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?!
But taking the time to examine all the parts is where the true brilliance of this really shines.
Nintendo fans, myself included, gasped in disbelief yesterday as Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma announced that the next installment in the series in no longer slated for a 2015 release. While many took this delay personally, shouting across the internet, claiming Nintendo to be “incompetent” and “unfaithful”, this may in fact be the best thing to happen to this game.
With the Spring Forward event yesterday, Apple took to the stage early this year, giving us a look into the new technology and updated models they would debut in coming months. There were loads of confirmations and definitely more than a few surprises, leaving many with more questions than before, including myself. But after much deliberation, it stands to reason that Apple did in fact “spring forward”, showcasing how to breathe new life into some of their more established product lines and giving a glimpse of where the future of computing is headed.