Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wii!!

I have to say I heart the new Nintendo Wii (pronounced "wee") which is making a huge splash after premiering at the E3 convention this week. I don't think I've ever been so excited about a game console like this since the Sega Genesis.

Nintendo is taking a completely different tack with this console in confront of Sony's PS3 and XBox360. Instead of focusing on graphics this system is all about innovation in game play. I'm so glad that Nintendo is doing this because quite honestly I'm not all that dazzled by super-duper graphics, especially when the game is boring. I find that I prefer games that are fun, easy to pick up and play on the fly, and don't require that I invest six months of my life to complete.

The best part about the Wii is the wireless controller that responds to all kinds of movement. Watch the video to see how fun the games look! And if that wasn't enough the Wii comes with WiFi built in and you'll be able to access all of the previous Nintendo titles and some Genesis titles from the web and play them on he Wii! I'm so excited for christmas now!

14 Comments:

Blogger GayProf said...

I agree about the graphics issue. Yeah, it may look great, but if there is nothing to do in the game, what is the point? It’s kinda like when comic books started focusing exclusively on the artwork and forgot about telling stories.

I am intrigued by the Wii. It always made me a little sad that Nintendo’s scrappy Gamecube didn’t get more respect.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Mason said...

Very Cool.....now I know what to put on my wish list.
Thanks.....Mason

1:59 PM  
Blogger Kalvin said...

OMG, I really love this idea. I totally lost interest in gaming because it seemed like you had to read this whole book of instructions, and personally, I don't care much for a lot of the "beter graphics" games. I loved the sport stuff. Nintendo is making a smart move with getting kids to actually move because maybe parents won't see it as being quite as sedentary, even though it's not a huge improvement.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Atari_Age said...

So, wait, was I out for the past few months? Wasn't this called the "Revolution"?

Regardless, if the games are still "next-gen" enough, it might really do it good. Cause I'm told that any item that will also play old Nintendo and (SEGA???) Genesis titles will bring people in droves.

Plus, with it's unique atributes, if they can price it anywhere under the PS3 ($500 for the cheap-ass bare bones version? Fuck Sony!) and get it out earlier - it might blow things wide open.

Or they could screw it all up with crappy games.

Who knows.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

I was really sold on the fencing.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

I was really sold on the fencing.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Alden said...

Long live 8-bit NES. That is all. :)

6:58 PM  
Blogger jeremy said...

Nintendo gets mass respect here in Seattle, as I'm sure you can imagine. More than a few people were pissed at the name--they even protested on Immigration Day w/ all the other protesters.
I think it'll be sweet, and I'm especially excited that you will have access to all games ever made for Nintendo for download. And, taking a page from them, the PS3 which will be released in November is going to have a motion sensitive joystick, as well.
I love the video game industry and the revolutions it makes. I just wish the new Nintendo were still going to be called Revolution.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Oh man, how cool is that! I want one.

9:52 AM  
Blogger CLL Canuck said...

I say eeee! to the Wii. The graphics on the Gamecube were better than PS2 games, imho. Nintendo games tend to be more fun (loved Metroid Prime and Resident Evil 4). I'm looking forward to having it under my Channuka Bush this winter.... I still play with my Sega Genesis, so that tells ya how much graphics matter.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous tp said...

oh lord, "'wee' is making a big splash."

whatever next?

someone sack the copy editor.

;-)

tp

1:57 PM  
Blogger gayborhood gringo said...

Consider my interest in gaming reignited. the first time in probably ten years that I played a video game was the other day at your flat, so for me to be excited about something like this says a lot. Since I'm trying to save for something else, be prepared to have me over far more often.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Seeker Onos said...

Looks pretty cool to me... I am hoping that the game selections aren't a bunch of Mario vs. whatever re-treads.
The fantasy RPG looked interesting, and I hope that it has a market for some of Genki's titles (Japanese ggame developer).

9:20 PM  
Anonymous PopMuse said...

you think you know wii, but do you really? have you seen PopMuse.com today?

5:32 PM  

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