Nintendo to Gamers: Try Staring at Each Other, Not the Screen – Wall Street Journal

TOKYO—Videogame powerhouse Nintendo Co. started as a playing-card maker more than a century ago. That is where its latest generation of architects found inspiration for a feature of its new Switch console: games where two players look straight at each other, not at a screen.

“When you play cards, you look opponents in the eye to read their strategy, and that is fun,” said Yoshiaki Koizumi, the Switch’s general producer, in an…


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