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Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by gkscotty » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:03 pm

Wii.

Which gets a

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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Meteorite » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:51 pm

Same here.  They say it's pronounced the same as 'we', and the double-i stands for the unique (read bizarre) controller system, and also something about bringing people together and friendship and cookies and rainbows all that.  Or some crap like that.


But can you imagine trying to buy one of these things now?

(to store clerk) "Hi, I'd like a Wii."
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by c_nordlander » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:12 pm

*LOL* @ Alex.

I couldn't come up with a worse name for a console if I sat down and thought hard about it.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Terry Y » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:18 pm

http://money.cnn.com/2006/04/27/comment ... tm?cnn=yes

A visual aid.

What the crap is up with that controller?  Don't they remember the Atari 5600?  Have they learned nothing??

Then again, I thought the DS would tank like the Virtual Boy, and it's doing okay.  So, who knows?
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Officer 1BDI » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:43 pm

I kind of like the controller.  It looks simplistic enough for me to actually grasp.  :P

I thought "Wii" was just one of the accessories' names.  I didn't know they were completely renaming the Revolution.  Yikes.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by SirMustapha » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:04 pm

Those who like the name will probably yell "Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!".

As for the controller, it'll be easy to lose, I guess. If it's hard enough to find the remote conrol, imagine losing a remote controller?

And how will you look like when using both hands to play? Or you play with just one thumb?
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Casper » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:02 pm

Seems like they are trying to get children and people who play the... *sigh*... Wii, to grow up to be couch potatoes.

Its like that 'controller' is practice for being a slob on a sofa when they grow up.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Archonix » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:52 pm

They've said in the past that they're aiming for a more general, less hardcore-gamer market. Sort of a few steps up from the crap you can play on the Sky digital box or your mobile phone, hence a controller that isn't designed to appeal to hardcore gamers.

The name stinks though. Dare I say they're taking the piss? ;D Revolution was better.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Terry Y » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:58 pm

Commisar Geranovich wrote: They've said in the past that they're aiming for a more general, less hardcore-gamer market. Sort of a few steps up from the crap you can play on the Sky digital box or your mobile phone, hence a controller that isn't designed to appeal to hardcore gamers.
That's actually good news for me.  I'm certainly no hard-core gamer.  Hell, I can't even control these games today, with their duel joysticks and one button moving the left pinky and all that.  Every game I have *ever* played on XboX is like that.  Which is why I'll never buy one.  Kudos to Nintendo!

But seriously.  Wii?  Come on.  You can do better than that.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Stretch_Dude » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:50 pm

Wii? Wii...

Wee-wee!

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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Lisalover1 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:40 am

Since when did they rename it? ???
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by zekeprower » Thu May 04, 2006 6:27 am

Casper wrote: Seems like they are trying to get children and people who play the... *sigh*... Wii, to grow up to be couch potatoes.

Its like that 'controller' is practice for being a slob on a sofa when they grow up.
Amen. that is really great another system to give me Carple tunnel Syndrome. it looks strange and probably is. Is it just me or does it seem like Nintendo is slowly going downhill?
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by Gorak » Thu May 04, 2006 6:35 am

Wii? That clenches it, I'm definitely getting a PS3.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by zekeprower » Thu May 04, 2006 6:37 am

Go for the gusto on that one. It looks better than the wii. one word: Strange.
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Re: Nintendo renames the Revolution to...

Post by gkscotty » Thu May 04, 2006 3:17 pm

Awful name aside, I think worries that Nintendo is going down are premature at best... the remote controller is probably one of the most brilliant game controller designs and something truly original. It'll be very interesting to see what game ideas come out of it's unique capabilities - one example I saw was holding it and miming a throw to throw in Madden, for example.
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