If you’ve been following the story of Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines, you may have seen the little mini-controversy: The recent builds of the figures shown to the press and in Nintendo’s new marketing video look downgraded from the ones displayed at the E3 Expo (and on the Amazon product pages, where fans have been able to pre-order the figures for some time).
On this week’s Game|Life podcast, I discuss why the Amiibo downgrade seems to have been the result of Nintendo ignoring its own best practices. Listen in to find out more!
WIRED’s Peter Rubin and Bo Moore join in the discussion of this, Nintendo’s recent financial results briefing, Sunset Overdrive and more.
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