Kotaku serves up an interesting tidbit today - in June 2008, Nintendo patented a system whereby games would come with a built-in "kind code" that would allow players get past tough spots. The kind code would work as a sort of "digest," treating the helpless, clearly retarded gamer to a developer walk-through. Catching the cry in my throat, Nintendo assures me that I can play the game with the feature disabled. Golly. Game, or barely-interactive cut scene? Thanks for giving me the choice, Nintendo.
In the old days, we just found an FAQ. Now they're sparing us the trouble. This truly is the future.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Posted by Rob at 4:55 PM