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Dec 8, 05:50 PM · from the mouth of Andy

I seem to be regressing to my 12-year-old, video-game-addicted self. I REALLY want a Nintendo Wii. And now everyone’s talking about it. There’s a discussion about flying controllers in the New York Times as well as a whole website dedicated to the comedic exploits of sweaty-palmed controller flingers:

All of which makes me want it even more! Coming soon… I hope.


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  1. Iak responds with:

    I want one too! I’m so old I forgot to get up early and go wait in line on release day. Otherwise I’d probably have one. Pete queried me at about 12:30PM… “Doesn’t the Wii come out today?”

    · Dec 8, 05:56 PM
  2. Andy responds with:


    I’ve been ignoring next-gen gaming consoles since college. I’ve never really been able to find the time to play, or the money to buy games. I wasn’t even aware when the Wii came out!But now that I’m gainfully employed and looking at a good 6 weeks of free evenings, I’m in ever-increasing danger of regressing, like I mentioned above. And Wii is the hands-down best candidate for me, as far as I can tell.

    · Dec 8, 07:23 PM
  3. Jim responds with:

    Yah – it’s kind of scary, but for the first time since the NES and Sega Master Station, I’m finding myself drawn to a console. I think it’s entirely due to the new controllers. One of the key reasons I didn’t grow past the OGs was due to the exponential expansion of buttons, gadgets and do-dads on controllers. Call me simple, but I just can’t cope with anything more than up, down, left, right, A and B. The Wii’s new system just looks fun as hell – not to mention it will prevent complete atrophy. I won’t get one, but still, I’m pretty impressed that they have stepped far enough out of the box to generate such a stir.

    · Dec 9, 09:24 PM
  4. TyTy responds with:

    I’m with Jimmy… I think that by the time the Playstation 2 came out, the controllers were way too complicated for my feeble mind. I was able to deal with Super Nintendo and even Nintendo 64 (albeit I never mastered that contoller). But the newer ones are just way too complicated. I remember playing Quake on Bryan’s PS2 (I think it was Quake), and I couldn’t even walk in a straight line. He killed me in a matter of seconds.

    I admit that I am intrigued by the Wii. Although I’m more drawn to the bowling/golf/tennis/baseball-type games.

    · Dec 10, 01:26 PM
  5. Bryan Traverso responds with:

    Yes Yes, Quake truly is an inspiriation of evil fun. I myself am curious about the concept of the wii, but if its the controller desire you crave, then, Guitar Hero is a game that I think even TyTy can be addicted to.

    · Jan 2, 01:52 AM
  6. Jim responds with:

    Holy Shit – Bryan lives!

    As for Guitar Hero, it is a strangely addictive game. The only thing that’s killed me and that would likely kill Andy and Tyty is the desire to move your fingers from the buttons up and down the neck. I find myself fighting that extensively. (Sarah’s brother has guitar hero and I’ve tinkered a bit with it.)

    · Jan 2, 02:24 AM
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