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The Twilight Zone: Negative Wii press

Jason Wishnov

You're probably reading Wii Fanboy because, well, you're a Wii fanboy. Or, at the very least, you're mildly enthusiastic about Nintendo's next-generation offering. As such, you might want to brace yourself for the following...ready?


That's right. Some punk over at Arena Magazine had the gall to point out a few problems he had with the system. Let's take a look:

  • First off, video games have long been seen as a blessed haven in an otherwise weary day; after coming home from work or school, all some people want to do is to plop down on their sofa and blast a few zombies to kingdom come. The Wii, with its emphasis on motion and energy, may simply require too much effort for many gamers to bother.
  • The Wii is effectively shunning gamers with smaller TV sets, since it will be difficult to aim the pointer on a tiny display.
  • Many living rooms hardly have the space for a regular console, let alone one where up to four people might have to stand and wildly swing their arms about.
To be fair, these are legitimate concerns. On the first point, Nintendo is attempting to play the strategy of "second console"...if one wishes to plop, then all one needs to do is pick up another game system. On the second, the direct pointing feature doesn't seem to be currently implemented in the first person shooters we've seen for the system, and hopefully Nintendo can come up with a work-around for those that do. Lastly, on the final point of contention, well...we're willing to break a few expensive vases if y'all are. What do you guys think?

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