Nintendo “Pixels” Tweet Backfires
Christopher Files / 1 year ago
I would genuinely like to know who imagined a Pixels movie would be a worthwhile investment and was therefore taken seriously and not fired. I mean come on; it makes the world of gaming starring Adam Sandler as credible as Donald Trump becoming president. Just like to add an addendum here, if the business tycoon is sworn in after the US elections in 2016 and takes place as leader of the US, then no one remind me of this article.
Obviously Nintendo misread public opinion and thought it would be a great idea to tweet the following which is below.
Perhaps the company meant to change the words Donkey Kong with “person who came up with this idea”, keep hammer before erasing Pixels Movie and writing fingers instead. This Tweet plummeted to earth in flames with a selection of the following responses from irritated fans.
“@NintendoAmerica remove Adam Sandler and then I’ll watch.”
“@NintendoAmerica grab a hammer to smash your computer with when you start watching the trailer”
“@NintendoAmerica I hope this causes Nintendo to never lease out their properties again.”
“@NintendoAmerica You only had one job…”
“@NintendoAmerica how can you sleep at night”
I wonder what the target audience Nintendo had in mind while sketching the concept for this film. Hardcore gaming fans will despise it, casual gamers will not identify with it and non gamers simply won’t be interested in paying money to watch it. This is the problem with corporate companies; all too often business individuals will try to force a product on consumers with the “They will buy what we tell them to buy” attitude. Hollywood is all too often like McDonald’s, it delivers processed fast food goo which strips away any originality from the product before leaving an unrecognisable husk.
Who made this film? Columbia Pictures Industries which is part of Sony, who won’t be getting hacked this time for personal details concerning this film? Sony Pictures.
Thank You NintendoAmerica Twitter page for providing us with this information
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