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Autoethnographic Investigation: The Future of Nintendo

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This is the final conclusion to my independent autoethnographic research on Nintendo. I initially began my blog posts discussing my childhood experiences with Nintendo and then moved the discussion into how Nintendo dominated the 1990s in video gaming. I have discussed the success of the NES, SNES and the Game Boy and its many generations and how this led to Nintendo’s dominance. But now some 20 years on Nintendo is at a crossroads in the video game industry after having lost its position at the head, as now Microsoft and Sony are battling it out for the top spot. Nintendo needs to re-find its feet and become the phenomenon that it once was. The phenomenon that won over the many hearts of gamers from my generation. Which leads me to now. In this final podcast I will be focusing discussion on what Nintendo did wrong in the console market and what it needs to…

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Autoethnographic investigation of Nintendo: The Summary

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The summary of my accounts from Week 6 to 8 and where to from here in my autoethnographic investigation of Nintendo.

References

Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview‘, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1. http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095

Kohler, C 2013, ‘What the Hell is Wrong With Nintendo?’, Wired, 12 March, viewed 23 September 2015, http://www.wired.com/2013/12/wii-u-sales/

Reisinger, D 2009, ‘Remembering the Game Boy: We loved you, man’, CNET, 24 April, viewed 11 September 2015, http://www.cnet.com/au/news/remembering-the-game-boy-we-loved-you-man/

Rundle, M 2014, ‘Super Nintendo Review: Just How Good is the SNES 20 Years On?, Huffington Post, 14 November, viewed 11 September 2015, http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/14/super-nintendo-review-snes-nes-games_n_1442571.html

Scullion, C 2013, ‘Where did it all go wrong for Nintendo?’, TechRadar, 31 January, viewed 23 September 2015, http://www.techradar.com/au/news/gaming/consoles/where-did-it-all-go-wrong-for-nintendo-1128600/2

Tassi, P 2015, ‘The World is Nintendo’s (If Only They’d Take It)’, Forbes, 28 February, viewed 23 September 2015, http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/02/28/the-world-is-nintendos-if-only-theyd-take-it/

Vince 2014, ‘The Troubled Love Story Between Nintendo And Asia’, Vulcan Post, 2 October, viewed 10 September 2015, https://vulcanpost.com/37321/nintendo-asia/

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Nintendo Today

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Looking forward today some decades on from the release of the SNES and the Game Boy, what is happening with Nintendo’s position in the video game industry today? This blog post is about where my research will be focused on in order to produce the final product for my autoethnographic investigation.

References

Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview‘, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1. http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095

Kohler, C 2013, ‘What the Hell is Wrong With Nintendo?’, Wired, 12 March, viewed 23 September 2015, http://www.wired.com/2013/12/wii-u-sales/

Scullion, C 2013, ‘Where did it all go wrong for Nintendo?’, TechRadar, 31 January, viewed 23 September 2015, http://www.techradar.com/au/news/gaming/consoles/where-did-it-all-go-wrong-for-nintendo-1128600/2

Tassi, P 2015, ‘The World is Nintendo’s (If Only They’d Take It)’, Forbes, 28 February, viewed 23 September 2015, http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/02/28/the-world-is-nintendos-if-only-theyd-take-it/

Vince 2014, ‘The Troubled Love Story Between Nintendo And Asia’, Vulcan Post, 2 October, viewed 10 September 2015, https://vulcanpost.com/37321/nintendo-asia/

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The significance of the SNES & Game Boy

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References

Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview‘, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1. http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095

Reisinger, D 2009, ‘Remembering the Game Boy: We loved you, man’, CNET, 24 April, viewed 11 September 2015, http://www.cnet.com/au/news/remembering-the-game-boy-we-loved-you-man/

Rundle, M 2014, ‘Super Nintendo Review: Just How Good is the SNES 20 Years On?, Huffington Post, 14 November, viewed 11 September 2015, http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/14/super-nintendo-review-snes-nes-games_n_1442571.html

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Autoethnographic investigation of Godzilla: The Summary

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A summary of week 2, 3 & 4 blog posts and what I have understood of autoethnographic research through the investigation of Godzilla.

References

Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview‘, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1. http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095

Jacobson, M, 2014, ‘What Does Godzilla Mean? The Evolution of a Monster Metaphor’, Vulture, May 16, viewed 20 August, http://www.vulture.com/2014/05/godzilla-meaning-monster-metaphors.html

The Japan Times Editorial, 2014, ‘Godzilla’s message still relevant’, The Japan Times, 20 July, viewed 25 August 2015, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/07/20/editorials/godzillas-message-still-relevant/#.VeAvNiWqqkr

Walter, D G, 2015, How Hollywood the Political Message of Godzilla, Damien Walter, wordpress blog, 25 January, viewed 23 August 2015, http://damiengwalter.com/2015/01/25/how-hollywood-deleted-the-political-message-of-godzilla/

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