Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sean Malstrom

Have you ever wondered why the Wii was so succesful? Why the games on the PS360 have become bland, with few real gems in the lot? Why gaming in general seems inferior to what it used to be?

Well, that last one might just be the nostalgia talking, but really, Sean Malstrom has a website almost entirely dedicated to the reasons for the Wii's success.

What is Nintendo's big secret? It's called disruption. It's not even a secret; Nintendo has even said that disruption is their strategy.

In Malstrom's articles, he details how disruption entails more than just making "casual" games, and how it's really about changing the values, about literally changing the game.

Be warned, his articles are long, and might be a bit too long on some fronts, but it's well worth it.

The place to start is with his article on "Birdmen and the Casual Fantasy."

Or just start with his main page:

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