1Third3yeWed 3rd Jun 2009 You may know the reason for this post. No, it's not my internet-given "right" to flame, or that I'm some Xbox/PS groupie thats here to rain on your dinosaur riding, sewer pipe decorating parade. No, I'm a lover of cultures, and the gaming culture is one thats fond to me.Due to this I nitpick left and right, up and down, inside and out just to see if I can make heads and tails of things. The prelude being over and done with lets move on to the subject.This years E3 convention had some interesting showcases. Among others M$ and Sony bending over in the dust with motion sensor remote concepts and Nintendo nuking it's dead horse stables in the hopes that one of the mutations will carry them off to the next generation and trample the competition. Some kind of Super Mutant by the name of Maryoshelda Prime. Nintendo keeps their business model known as "Keeping all your eggs in the same bloody basket" and I for one (being a nintendo "fan" boy) am getting a little sick of it.Well ok, I got giddish when I saw yoshi in the latest Super Mario Galaxy, and was intrigued by the gameplay in Metroid Prime Other M. But am I the only one thats sick of the recurring mutations of my childhood heroes? Is it to much to ask that Nintendo starts opening it's borders, share some of their characters with other consoles, in the hopes that Rare may forgive them for their propitiatory stubbornness and start making the new Donkey Kong Island series (Yeah, lets beat another dead horse that hasn't been touched for a while). Or even make some new characters, because the ones brought in my the licensed third parties that Nintendo has on a leash sucks. I don't even have to mention any of them because if you are on this forum you already know who they are and what they did, like some dog who took a dump inside the house.Well that being said lets have some discussion points. I'll start:New characters: Everyone here is a fan of the old retro characters (see avatar for reference), but don't we want something new? How about a new duo, like a monkey who uses his best friend, a snake, to swing from object to object, reach far away objects, and also whip the shite out of the opposition. Ok, so maybe not the best idea... but atleast I got the ball rolling. You don't use your first revision.New Gameplay: This is probably the hardest one. In the past years there have been a myriad of new gameplays, and ofcourse the obligatory overusage of the old ones, but we could always use some new ways to play our games. Me for one am asking why Nintendo still hasn't made a deal with Lucas Arts or Sierra about releasing some of their classic point&click games (Monkey Island, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry) on Virtual Console. Or how about some new games based off the point&click concept? I mean wouldn't you kill (I would, gimme a sniper rifle and direct me to EA's HQ) for a new Leisure Suit Larry (not Leisure Suit Larry Jr from the cool (but boring) side of the family), or even (hold your breath and you will die): a new Day of The Tentacle.On which horse do you bet on: Which company do you think could bring prosperity, respect, and love back to Nintendo? I think (as I've said before) Rave would be their only hope... but thats not gonna happen...Thanks for reading this behemoth of a post, now I'll equalize my karma by reading and replying to other peoples posts. Edited on Wed 3rd June, 2009 @ 15:58 by Third3ye Modern slavery is afoot, even in your console. Yes, Sonic the Hedgehog is being pimped in south Asia, Mario is a go-go boy in Rome, while Link and Zelda are gimp and punisher at Amsterdam's "Arcade Asses"... tis a shame.