No, it's not the younger crowd; not the kids. It's the gamer. I don't know if all this has already been said here (I haven't read any of the 'wars' threads here), but reading a couple of statements in the 'Nintendo outsells competition' made me upset. Why did Nintendo get this rap for being a kid's game company? I think it's because they make great games that can appeal to ALL gamers. All gamers except the closed minded, unfortunately. 'Gamers' who dismiss games that have E ratings. 'Gamers' that judge games based on the rating on the front of the box and how 'cool' the back of the box make them look- "Cutting-edge 3D graphics engine", "In-your-face sound and graphics" -wow, I'm sold (those are 2 of 6 phrases on the package of Expendable). Earlier I was telling my friend about my new Gamecube. When I told him that one of the games I picked up was Luigi's Mansion, he asked why. After asking why he wanted to know, he told me what I predicted he would say- "It looks like a kids' game". I don't get it. Just because it's from Nintendo and doesn't have blood he labeled it a kids' game. Does anyone call the Sonic games kids' games? Not that I know of. Why not? They don't have blood? Oh- I forgot. Nintendo didn't make them. They're the ones that make the kids' games. By not adding blood and gore to games that don't need it, gamers of all ages can enjoy them. The only argument I can see on the other side is that Nintendo doesn't make bloody games at all. While this is true as far as I know, they don't prohibit other companies from making those games. They own RARE (Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day). Resident Evil is now Gamecube exclusive. You want Nintendo to add blood to all of their games? Games that are already incredible and can be played by any gamer? You're selfish. If we listened to you, young gamers would no longer be able to enjoy them. I like great games. Nintendo makes great games. Therefore, I like Nintendo. It's that simple. Nintendo is the only company that I can think of that can make such incredible games that can appeal to ANY gamer who's willing to give them a try. Nintendo doesn't make kids' games, they make great games. I own both the PS2 and the Gamecube, and plan on picking up the X Box when I've got some money to spare. I'll buy the good games that I think I'll like, no matter what their rating is.