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A Minor (Gaming) Announcement

FortKnox (169099) writes | about 8 years ago

User Journal 27

Its been known to my family and such, but I thought I'd announce it here. I will be buying a Nintendo Wii the day it comes out.Its been known to my family and such, but I thought I'd announce it here. I will be buying a Nintendo Wii the day it comes out.

I don't care if the name sucks... I don't care if people will call me a fanboi. Fact is, that "Wiimote" (controller) is simply too revolutionary and badass for me to ignore. I already can see Madden will be easier when the 'cone of sight' of the quarterback is controlled by my motion, not a secondary joystick.
The fact that it'll be cheaper than the other consoles makes no difference to me. In fact, if it was more expensive, I'd still get it (though I'd end up taking time to save for it if it was that expensive).

Anyone else already planning on getting one? Or are you getting another console and want to tell me what a terrible mistake I'll make (don't worry... I won't shove it in your face when Wii kicks ass)?

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Absolutely (1)

llamalicious (448215) | about 8 years ago | (#15714601)

I'm going to sell my PS/2 ... Hopefully the Wii will be a good investment. Especially with a kid on the way.

Yeah, sure, it'll be a few years old when he's old enough to play, but better an old Wii kid's game than Soul Calibur 3 :)

Re:Absolutely (1)

llamalicious (448215) | about 8 years ago | (#15714621)

Did I mention I like Mario games? And with Sega bringing their titles to the table its a sure thing.

Plus I like the arcade idea... sure I can Mame/ZSnes/Gens9x with a PC/controller --- but I'd rather let the Wii handle it.

Re:Absolutely (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 8 years ago | (#15714705)

Especially with a kid on the way.

Eh, I have a 4 year old, that only can play the first level of zelda:wind waker. The V-Smile is a better gaming investment for a child under the age of 6 (plus they are educational).
Keep in mind that the baby isn't goign to smile for like a month, and not even fully mobile for a year, communcation doesn't really come until a good year and a half....
By the time they understand you, and you can kinda understand them, the next gaming systems will be out.

But if it gives you more reason to buy the system, go for it (Joey does enjoy watching me play metroid, lately...)

We have a 'cube alreay... (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | about 8 years ago | (#15714653)

Though it is currently dead:-( (Looks like the lens went kerplewie). Since we have an Xbox now the cost isn't worht it. Oh, and since we are planning on getting a Wii, too, there's even less incentive;-) I am really looking forward to Madden! (If they have online play maybe we'll even get a chance to see how my Rams fair agaisnt your Steelers...)

Re:We have a 'cube alreay... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 8 years ago | (#15714689)

(If they have online play maybe we'll even get a chance to see how my Rams fair agaisnt your Steelers...)

Its ON!! ;)
Seriously, though... I'm not that good of a player, but I thoroughly enjoy franchise mode. But if online is available, I'm always up for a game.

I'm in. (1)

slothdog (3329) | about 8 years ago | (#15714659)

Nintendo already 0wnz our family anyway, we have something like 3 Game Boys, 1 Advance, 2 SPs, 2 DS Lites, GameCube (not to mention an NES that the kids still play with).... I still think the name sounds silly, but who cares. The games are gonna rock. We already have a blast with the more interactive stuff like Donkey Konga and Mario DDR, so it's almost a no brainer for us. Assuming it's 100% backward compatible as claimed, we may even trade in the GameCube if it makes any kind of dent in the price.

guardedly considering it. (1)

mekkab (133181) | about 8 years ago | (#15714661)

Given that 1) I still play tetris on my phone 2) haven't even purchased GTA:SA (because I have barely made a dent in Vice City) and 3) most recently bought the Sonic Collection (which my wife and I have been playing pretty steadily... Sonic 1 is much more challenging than Sonic 2. Who knew?!)

I am obviously more focused on game play vs. polygon count. And I'm also a cheap bastard, who is very far behind the curve.

So when the Wii is released, there will still be plenty of PS2 games that I haven't even played yet...

But ignoring that level of cheapness, I will probably wait for at least 5 killer games; I don't care about sports games, 1 racer and 1 zelda-style rpg are acceptable, the rest platformers. "Party" games are always welcome ("The adventures of Cookie and Cream" was a big hit at my house).

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

nizo (81281) | about 8 years ago | (#15714790)

I can't wait until the PS3 comes out; my guess is there will be piles and piles of used PS2 games hitting the market then. I already have probably a dozen games I haven't finished, so I should be entertained for quite some time yet too :-) I am the same way with the realism too: I love photorealistic gameplay as much as the next guy, but there are still plenty of less than perfect looking games that are loads of fun to play.

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

mekkab (133181) | about 8 years ago | (#15714884)

my guess is there will be piles and piles of used PS2 games hitting the market then.

Too right, mate. You know what was better than playing Ico to completion? Getting it for $15 on ebay... THEN playing it to completion.

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

nizo (81281) | about 8 years ago | (#15714912)

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is the only one I can't find for a decent used price three years after it was released. I think they released too few of them or something, because I can't even find it used for less than $30 :-(

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

Talinom (243100) | about 8 years ago | (#15715091)

Go to Gamestop [] and see the $7.99 price and weep. There are a minimum of 5 PS2 CDs of the game within 8 miles of my house at that price.

Now go buy the game and we'll all see you in a month or so.

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

nizo (81281) | about 8 years ago | (#15715132)

Ahh, but your search is for the first one (which I have and love). The second one is nearly impossible to find......

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

Talinom (243100) | about 8 years ago | (#15715270)

Ouch. $26 (before shipping) was about the best I could find as far as price is concerned.

Good luck and I hope the price drops for you.

Re:guardedly considering it. (1)

tonsofpcs (687961) | about 8 years ago | (#15725094)

There's a reason that the NES has one of the best resell values of any system, and as you said, it's not poly count.

Me too (1)

Otter (3800) | about 8 years ago | (#15714674)

I'd been planning to get a 360 to replace my Dreamcast, but it seemed expensive and underwhelming and so I figured I'd wait for a PS3. Now that also seems expensive and underwhelming. Wii seems the way to go.

The only reason I'd criticize you... (1)

GeckoFood (585211) | about 8 years ago | (#15714777) if you buy the thing and then don't tell us about it. No fair saying "I'm getting this cool thing" and then never talk about it. If it's uber-cool, tell us. If it sucks donkey butt, tell us anyway. Just don't leave all of us hanging.

Re:The only reason I'd criticize you... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 8 years ago | (#15715088)

You got it.

If we replace the gamecube at all... (1)

peacefinder (469349) | about 8 years ago | (#15714873)

... the Wii is the only option I'll consider. With the kids being 2 and 8, the other consoles don't really seem to make sense. Last I looked, there were not many E-rated games for anything but Nintendo.

That said, I really want a Wii, but I probably won't be able to afford one anytime soon. No release-day wii-fishing for me.

Wii it's fun! (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | about 8 years ago | (#15715240)

Yeppers. I want one. I have a DS, and some GameCube games, so I'll be buying one. They link wirelessly with the DS, I hear. I'm all excited about it. Heard anything about a lauch date?

Yup getting one. (1)

Deamos (108051) | about 8 years ago | (#15715433)

I am getting one, probably on launch day as well.

The price makes it very affordable, I have a 360 and the Wii will round out my collection. I still have my GC and I love my DS.

But yeah I'll be getting it. If for no other reason that Zelda: Twilight Princess. That game looks like it's going to be great.

Re:Yup getting one. (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 8 years ago | (#15716525)

Twilight princess is a cube game... due out early november.

Re:Yup getting one. (1)

Deamos (108051) | about 8 years ago | (#15716810)

Eh I'm out of the loop.

I thought it was going to be a Wii title as well. I admit I haven't been reading up on the latest stuff as of late, but I still intend to buy a Wii, just looks like its going to be quite awesome.

Re:Yup getting one. (1)

slothdog (3329) | about 8 years ago | (#15718756)

Last I heard there was going to be both a GC version *and* a Wii version, with the only real difference being the controls. See here. [] .

Wow (1)

RailGunner (554645) | about 8 years ago | (#15716649)

..apparently, I'm the only one getting a PS3.

Launch Title: Final Fantasy 13. That's enough for me...

Dude!!! (1)

arb (452787) | about 8 years ago | (#15716743)

Was there ever any question about it? I am so getting a Wii, most likely on launch day, or shortly thereafter. Why do you think I'd register a domain name like [] ? (There's bugger all info there yet - feel free to add whatever...)

I love my GameCube and DS, of course I'll be getting a Wii. XBox360 and PlayStation3 just don't interest me - both the XBox and PSx platforms are only interested in quantity of games, not quality of gameplay, and that's where Nintendy gots 'em both beat.

depends (1)

robi2106 (464558) | about 8 years ago | (#15717161)

since I'm getting hitched in a month and I'll have a mortgage and need to replace my car and need to buy a camera for my wedding video business...... chances are that spare money for the Wii will nto be found. I'll eventually get one. I just like the way nintendo makes their games and consoles.


FANBOI!!! (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | about 8 years ago | (#15717558)

Nah, I completely understand. I'd buy one too, except I have a PS2 and will not be buying a next-gen console. I have no HDTV and do not even think about buying one, so the biggest advantage would be lost on me. The Wii doesn't do HDTV, so it probably would be the best choice of next-gen consoles for me. I never even finished playing my games on the PS2. I still have years befor I finish them all (if I ever do). I just do not play enough. Of course the Wii might just be ideal for parties. Last time I turned on my PS2, it was to play "Eye-Toy" because that is something that appeals to non-gamers.

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