I'm sure in real life you're not so hateful towards people whose metaphysical hypothesis you disagree with.
I thought the title was suggesting a new Zelda game before I reread it. "The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Wormholes"
For several years, I worked in a very small business: one sales and business guy (not a gamer) and one developer (me). I changed jobs to a slightly larger small business a few months ago, but there's still the problem that I don't own a car, making it hard to set up play dates when city buses don't run on Saturday evenings, Sundays, or major holidays.
I hear you on the small business. I used to work for a similar business. But then I moved to a very large development company in the city. Now I have a regular 2 o'clock 3DS getogether in the breakroom.
I used to attend church until I saw the holes in the theology of the church I was attending. I'm so glad I got out of Jehovah's Witnesses before getting too deep.
The way I see it, is if there is a theology that is factually correct, then people will exploit it for personal gains. So, for example, if Christianity is correct, then it would make sense that there would be pseudo-Christian religions such as Jehovah Witness, Mormonism, Unity, etc... I'm glad you got out of it as well.
That being said, I would recommend checking out someone like Hugh Ross. He's an autistic astrophysisist who happens to be a Christian. You'll find that not all people of faith are as crazy as the folks at the Jehovah Witness church or the people who claim to be Christians on TV. A bad church can ruin lives. A good church can open up doors.
You're correct. You're not allowed to ask that question because it makes you sound dumb. It's called a categorical error. Asking who created '5' sounds dumb since 5 is an entity that exists eternally by necessity rather than contingently. Sure someone might have defined '5' as '5', but it existed prior to its definition. A more interesting question might be "if there is a God why is there a God rather than nothing". Furthermore, calling people who you disagree with as "nutjobs" or whatever really isn't allowed either in a sincere conversation. It makes you sound twelve.
To illustrate it differently, you would not take me seriously if I said, "Michael Jordan is not a real basketball star since he has not made a single touchdown during his entire NBA 'career'. This is why I Michael Jordan fans as dumb sheep." Why? Because I made a categorical error and I further discredited myself by calling people who actually know anything about basketball dumb. You don't have to believe in God, but you do have to avoid arguing against a caricature of God that no one really believes is accurate.
So people who believe in God do not believe God is not contingent like the universe is. Thus God did not "come into being". Thus God did not need to be created or have a cause. Just like the number 8 didn't come into being and thus did not have to be created. While your snarky comment will get you lolz from the masses, it doesn't make sense when you think about it. You didn't disprove God to theists just as someone can't disprove the number 8 by saying that something had to have created it.
I never said that the other consoles don't have good content. I rather enjoy Viva Piñata, Little Big Planet, Valkyria Chronicles, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Ni No Kuni, etc.... I own every modern game console on the market except the PS4 and XB1 (including Vita). I was just saying that the shovelware publishers that dominates the PlayStation and XBox have abandoned Nintendo. It makes sense. How can "Call of Whatever: Crime Sim 13" compete with quality games from Nintendo?
You dropped $50 on a game last night at midnight for something that you think is kiddy? And then you decided after only a few hours of not finishing it? I wish I had your money.
I'm not. I don't think gaming is doomed.
I take it you've never played a Mario game before? It's okay. Many soccer moms prefer things like "Candy Crush Saga". I won't judge.
The appeal of Mario is that he can be used as an avatar in many kinds of games. In fact, he was almost the main character in the game that eventually became Pikmin. So I can see why you would get confused that Mario 3D World is anything like Mario Galaxy. Both are good, but they are very different games.
I know. It doesn't have the variety of Doom clones, annual sports games, those kiddie M rated games, or rushed out EA games that the other consoles have. But I think it's quality over quantity. Given that I'm a grownup, I typically don't buy those kinds of games. I typically buy fun games with lots of depth. The Wii U and 3DS seems to cater to that niche nicely.
98% of gamers are the casual "soccer mom" crowd that plays phone like "Candy Crush Saga" or the 10 year old crowd who are afraid of being made fun of for playing something that isn't a sports game or Doom clone. Of course they're not going to buy any kind of game that has any depth or fun to it. Games like "Super Mario 3D World" primarily caters to the hardcore gaming crowd. The kind of gamers who play hardcore games like "Smash Bros." or "Pokémon".
Now given that you're probably part of the phone gaming crowd you may not understand how Mario works. Unlike phone games and Doom clones, Mario games aren't all the same. Nintendo uses Mario as an avatar for many different kinds of gaming experiences. They could have decided to just create a new character, but they use Mario to attract people to these new kinds of gaming experiences. "Super Mario 3D World" is different from "New Super Mario Bros.", "Mario Kart", or "Super Mario Galaxy". So if you're judging Mario based solely on some unofficial pirated hack on your iPhone, I'd recommend giving a real Mario game a try. You might even become a real gamer.
When you get to be a grown up you'll find out that you don't have to pretend to like Doom clones the rest of your life. You'll be free to enjoy fun and innovative games without worrying about being teased by your classmates. C. S. Lewis once wrote, "When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." You'll get there someday, man.
When the Wii U came out, everyone declared it was crap and that Nintendo was doomed. But when XBOX One and PS4 come out people say to wait and see? Really? Excuse me while I go play "Super Mario 3D World" on my console that actually has games.