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Nintendo WHEE (Or How People Pulled Their Heads Out Their Rear Ends)

So E3 is over, and all I'm hearing now is "Nintendo Wii".  It's a funny thing, given that no one could pull their heads out of their butts long enough to see how incredible this system would be long ago.  People were blinded so much by PS3 and 360, it seemed like Nintendo didn't have a chance because people cared more about the "HD Era" and graphics.  Now that people have gotten their hands on the damn thing, people finally are getting on the bandwagon.

I've been behind Nintendo 110% since the announcement of the Revolution.  I loved the Gamecube, and thought in terms of game quality, it offered more to the gaming industry than PS2 or Xbox.  Xbox wouldn't have survived if they didn't have Live, and on top of that, if they didn't have Halo.  That's all they've got going for them...still!  Sony has to rely on Blu-Ray and cutting edge graphics to drive their games.  Then, you have the Wii, where controls will be surpassing the PC-standard mouse and keyboard feel.  It's been ingenious since day 1.  The idea of having controls that work well for once, where movements are natural...AND PEOPLE WERE BEHIND SONY AND MICROSOFT?  Don't get me wrong, I want a PS3 as well.  I just don't see how so much trash-talk could be thrown at Revolution.

Wait, I'm sorry....Wii.  Yes, like all of you, I thought the name was alienating and horrible at first, but the more I hear it, the more I like it.  After watching all the hands-on footage coming from the show and seeing how much fun people were having with the game, and how pretty much ANYBODY could play the game, I'm convinced that it's the best name for the system.  Like Reggie said, "It's about inclusion".

However, all these people that are like "OH, that looks SO cool!" are really pissing me off.  All these people that did nothing but talk solid trash towards Nintendo, crying and whining about how they couldn't take a good game with non-photo-realistic graphics...man.  I mean, honestly, you people disgust me.  You know who you are, and you'll deny talking bad about Revolution until the very end.

All I want to say is when people are out there buying a Wii the day it comes out, look in the line and realize that about 80% of those people wouldn't have been there otherwise.