i readily admit that i hate the wii, with its shmaltzy approach to gaming. i hate the way it’s turned a proud and noble lineage of consoles into a farce; a cartoonish and grotesque version of its former self. that, and also the fact nintendo tolerates such unchecked amounts of shovelware for their system continues to make me barf. in my day, everything used to come with nintendo’s big seal of approval. AND WE LIKED IT. now, the wii games exclude it.
i’m offended, but you probably knew that already.
nintendo marketing, on the other hand, is to be admired. they’ve not only hooked the fanboys and many other species of dorks, but they’ve even managed to coerce entire families into the fray. that’s no small feat.
in previous posts, i have mentioned the sheer volume of wii accessories. here’s another one i found today in my internet wanderings. you can buy it from amazon.com, if you are so inclined. i’d better not let little_nerdxo know about this.