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Zorpix Den: E3 Impressions

Inside you'll see a video (sorry!) of what I thought about all the E3 press conferences. You'll also finally be able to see my face!


Today’s Zorpix Den is all about E3, and mainly Nintendo’s fare in it. I know I said I wouldn’t do many more videos, but tonight just kinda called for one. I apologize to those it inconveniences.

I start talking about Nintendo stuff at around 20 minutes in.

I also take about five minutes or so to get personal with you guys at around 45 minutes. I encourage you to watch this part, as it talks about my inspiration for this series, and my possible (but not likely) discontinuation of it.

Again, my lack of professionality in my videos does not represent the professionality of Wii U Daily as a whole. These videos are meant as a fun break from the normal news of the day, and I take them quite lightheartedly.

Wrapping up

Long video, but thank you if you watched the whole thing. I really want feedback on the last five minutes or so.

If you do happen to have any suggestions for next week’s topic, any questions about the content I wrote, or just wanna say hey, feel free to sound off below! If you really feel inclined, you can mosey on over to my TwitterFacebook, or Miiverse account.

I’m slowing down accepting friend requests on the Wii U. I’ll still accept a few here and there, but I have to start cutting down. I went from 10 to 50 friends in a day. Thank you so much for the support!

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I just realized I forgot to talk about Xeno X! Looks cool, but I wanna wait to see more gameplay

  • Ultrasyd
    • Ducked

      That’s disgusting…

      • Clel

        Says the duck who’s always drooling and probably showering people with spittle when yelling at them!

        • Ducked

          I can’t help when some spit flies out when I’m yelling, its a part of my bad pronouncing problem that Walt diagnosed me with.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        No arguments here.

  • Poopsy

    WiiUDaily provides 50+ minutes of analysis HERE. It’s longer then Nintendo’s own Digital Event. Therefore WiiUDaily>Nintendo. No other Nintendo coverage website would dare be so courageous and bold to offer THIS. WiiUDaily haters saying them unprofessional and asleep at the wheel are fools.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Glad you consider my random rambling as in depth coverage :)

  • Ducked

    I watched thirty out of the 49 minutes, so I guess you could say I watched most of it. Glad Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance being mentioned. Have to disagree on LittleBigPlanet 3, you’d have to play the series to know how good it is. Its not really much of a platformer, its more of creating different levels. I think the game looks amazing. I do agree with your take on Sony. They got to cocky and bragged about there stats and sales 75% of the conference. And the only exclusive they had besides LBP3 was Uncharted 4, which was only a CGI trailer.

    I feel like Xbox buried themselves with lame exclusives. Halo and Scalebound was the only thing out of there conference that looked good. Nintendo clearly won looking now, I was expecting too much from Nintendo. But I would like to see Nintendo test the Wii U’s power a little more. A 3D Kirby would have been much nicer. I’m so pumped about a Star Fox, but I doubt it will be out in 2015 like they said. I was disappointed in Nintendo’s choice to make the Zelda animation more like Skyward Sword and Wind Waker instead of realistic like they had the E3 demo back in 2012, or 2011? Still Nintendo had a lot more to show out of the five companies.

    As for EA and Ubisoft, and any other third party. Battlefield Hardline looked interesting, but weird. The feeling of it not being a war game, and a more cops and robber theme seems intriguing. Assassins Creed Unity I have to agree with you on the co-op online not making much sense. How the heck could you work together in a public server? Local co-op, or personal servers makes more sense imo. (was anyone else expecting for that guys head to be ripped off at the end?) Ubisoft holding back on there games until sales had me mixed feelings. They lied about developing watch dogs on Wii U was the reason it was delayed. Knowing its just sitting in a warehouse. But the idea makes sense. It sucked not having my most anticipated games not being at E3. Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV didn’t show, Square Enix must not care about the west right now :(

    Sorry I didn’t watch the full video, and I don’t expect you to read my whole post. Good video/article. I don’t really have any suggestions as of now.

    • Poopsy

      I read about 3 out of your 4 paragraphs, so I guess you could say I read most of it. Great job with your words, there are lots of em!

      • iamserious

        Lol

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      you don’t think sunset overdrive looks fantastic? aww man :c

      I’m not disappointed in the new art style. I kinda prefer it. Hyrule warriors has a more realistic style…

      Watch dogs is sitting in a warehouse? Didn’t know that.

      Square’s probably too busy trying to get those games done before 2020

      I did read the whole thing ;P

      I’m glad you liked what you saw

  • Capt. Smoker

    http://i.imgur.com/V8NvXmm.gif how I’ve felt after the Zelda U announcement

  • gtosheex

    What was this recorded with – a toaster? =P

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      waffle maker, actually

      • Santiago

        You said it was the third attempt after two 20-minute fails. I want to see the blooper reel when you realize you had to start over :p

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I only have one of those videos :P And it’s perfectly normal until I say “I’m gonna stop here and see if this is working” and then never return :P

  • bistricky

    Hey Zorpix, I have only been a regular viewer of the Wii U Daily webpage for the past 5 months. Your articles are extremely creative and provides a different and honest voice to this website. I am sure never to miss your Zorpix Den. Your thoughts about Wii U games and discussions about the Miiverse are original (you just don’t find such articles on other websites). So, if you were to decide to stop writing your excellent articles on Wii U Daily, I personally would miss them. It is clear you take a lot of time and effort to write articles from the Gamers perspective. Keep up the great work. Your efforts definitely have not gone unnoticed. Cheers :D

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Wow… Thank you! I’m glad you like the work I do for the site. :) I do my best to offer opinions in a unique way that I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else. As I said in the video, I guess I just thought that the site could use a little more zing and pep!

      Thank you again for being a loyal reader. It honestly means a lot to me, and it’s a little beacon of light in how droll the actual working world is being for me right now :)

      Is there anything you personally would like to see more or less of from my articles?

      • bistricky

        Yes. You are doing a great job. Original format to your articles and original content. I personally like what you are doing and what topics you are choosing to write into your articles. Is there another way to send you suggested topics and questions ect ? I like that you interact with the readers/posters of your articles …. I always thought this was different then all the other stuff on Wii U Daily …. that’s what I think your Den is all about … to communicate directly with your readers … debating the good and bad things about games and the Wii U. I am sure it isn’t always easy but I think this aspect (with your original format in your articles) makes you stand out. Cheers :D

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Exactly. I try to connect with the community. I want to reach out and talk to you guys, and being an editor gave me a great opportunity to do that.

          the best way to send me topics would probably be one of my social media pages, or just commenting here. I do read every single comment ;)

          If another site were to pick me up, you think you’d follow? Speaking purely hypothetically. No deals are even close to being made XD

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            also: Home button -> Friend list -> add friend -> Zorpix -> done :)

          • bistricky

            It’s a good formula. Gain experience. Do what you can. Keys to positive results.

  • Rinslowe

    Long video, lol. But all good. I do have an honest suggestion for you…
    Keep on keeping on.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Glad you liked it :3

      I’ll do my best, but honestly it’s starting to look less and less likely…

      • Rinslowe

        Gotta do what you gotta do man. No worries. If you have to cut it down. Your work has been pretty cool to read…

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it :3 I’ll probably be writing something somewhere, no matter where I go

  • steveb944

    Hey Zorpix. As always, great work, I don’t think we say it enough. Don’t apologize for what your choice is! Even tho I don’t dig the videos because I prefer reading on my free time, don’t give up! Do what you want to do, I’ll fully support it.

    You may not get much feeback right now as WiiUdaily has been a bit slow on reporting so people have gone to other sites to get the news (not me, ‘cept for Twitter), or Feedly has been down and wasn’t updating my feed!

    Your articles bring a whole different aspect to all the other stuff that is posted on here as well as other blog/news sites. I have to admit I do prefer reading your stuff for enjoyment vs the other articles that are “here’s your info…give us feedback.”

    As for getting down to the nitty gritty if you find it as an obstacle to continue with the work you’re doing here, then by all means take the time off. On the other hand, if this in some way will tie to your future endeavors than by all means continue on as the effort will be worth it in the long run I’m sure, maybe cut back a little instead of dropping it completely in order

    Seriously tho, you should be getting paid for your great work as this site is part of a much bigger profitable company…but we’ll leave that alone as regardless it’s still a resume booster.

    Wish you the best in whatever choice you make!

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I plan on switching back to articles, but this was quite fun… It’d be a lot easier, but I know the community really likes reading. it’s what they come here for :P

      Yeah, it’s pretty dead right now. Really bummed me out.

      Thank you :) I was trying to escape that “Come for info and get out” mantra that we’d been kinda going for. I get that we’re a news site, and that should come first, but we need a little life in this place! :D

      I dunno. I’d like to do some writing like this in the future, but I’m worried about how consistent the work will be, and it’s not what i’m spending thousands of dollars to learn to do. I feel obligated to computer science now just because it’s my major.

      I’d love to be paid, but it wouldn’t be fair to my fellow contributors, who all do fantastic work for this site far beyond what I do. And I don’t hold it against WUD that I’m not getting paid. it was part of the agreement, and to get upset over something as silly as money would be ridiculous. I wouldn’t complain, but I’m not going to go out of my way to get it.

      thank you :)

      • Santiago

        Computer science? Great! Im an app developer and i love it

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I’ve done apps before. Screw apple. XD

  • dorkmen

    i do not understand the last 5 minutes of your video.i am 37 and have two small kids. if i spend 45 minutes watching something i value it. if you like what you do keep doing it. if you are done then stop. just cause you are good at something does not mean you have to do it. if you want to get paid i am sure websites would pay you. i wish i knew how to friend request on the wii u or i would. you do not owe people save what you want to give.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Well thank you for your input. I suppose it really is up to me, but I like being a part of this community, and I feel like me saying “Screw you guys, I’m going home!” wouldn’t really fit the feel I’m trying to go for here. It means so much to me to hear you say what you did about watching the video though. Maybe I really am on to something here… It’d be nice to get paid for it, but that isn’t something I hold against Wii U Daily in the slightest. They’ve helped me more than I could ever thank just for giving me a platform to do this on. I just feel like, with all the things going on right now with college and work/internships, doing something for free may just have to get phased out.

      Home button -> Friend list -> add friend -> Zorpix -> done :)

      • dorkmen

        Thank you for responding !!!!!!!!!

        If the video is easier and more conducive to your current schedule try that for a while. There are lots of places to get information but I click on your section for to get your perspective. Most times I just read headline of the article. Thank you for how to on the friends request. I will
        try it out.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Of course! I always try to :P

          It is, I suppose. But I love putting in effort that people respond to well.

          Headline of my article, or others? :P

          • dorkmen

            others, I always read view your work

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            wow. thanks!

  • felony211662

    i agree with you totally, except that ness SHOULD be in smash bros.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      eh. It could go either way :P

  • Santiago

    Zorpix you are a weird guy and i like that

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I like you too :D

  • http://macromanjr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

    Wha?! You’re not an adorable talking anthropomorphic little fox pup?! T_T Curse you, reality!

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I can be if you believe hard enough