A recent issue of UK's Prima magazine featured a disturbing Nintendo advertorial (i.e. an advertisement pretending to be an article) pitching Wii to the non-gamer type. This thing is so misleading, we'll just note the worst and wallow in our discomfort elsewhere:
  • The feigned article vies to help individuals get fit while playing Wii. Umm, go work out or ride one of these...
  • "Turn off the TV and get active in your own home with the revolutionary Wii." Umm, keep that TV on so you can use the console...
  • The article suggests not to sit your children in front of a TV, but in front of the Wii instead. Umm, still not getting it...
They make the Wii sound like a happy weight loss social center filled with rainbows and sugar plums rather than the video game console it is. And BOOOO creepy Wii advertorial image. Hooray, gaming grandpa!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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