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    Wii's Winning Aspects

    I donít get a lot of time for gaming, but over the past few days Iíve taken the opportunity to spend some quality hands-on time with my Nintendo Wii console and itís easy to see why itís such a popular Holiday gift.

    Enjoying some Wii timeThe Wii doesnít win any awards for power or performance, and the graphics compared to a PS3 or Xbox 360 are, well, primitive, but when it comes to fun, the Wii is the outright winner. I think that there are three aspects of the Wii that gives it the winning edge.

    The first is that itís a social gaming platform. Playing a Wii with family or a group of friends is a fantastic social event where youíre not just having fun gaming, youíre having fun being together. Sure, you get cooperative play at a much larger scale by hosting a LAN party, but with a Wii youíre all playing together, in close proximity, and all looking at the same screen.

    The second element that makes the Wii different is the Wii Remote and nunchuk. When I first saw this I was skeptical to say the least - not only does the setup look complicated, but I was convinced that it would be unreliable, after all, when youíre relying on an IR signal and Bluetooth, that offers a lot of scope for things to go wrong and for a complicated setup process along the lines of a NASA moon shot. But Nintendo have taken care of things and the Wii is simple to set up, simple to use and rock-solid reliable. The gap between deciding that I want to play and actually playing can be as little as a minute, so you can sneak in some quick gaming.

    Finally, the games are awesome and offer great variety. At the moment Iím in a ďblast off the zombies headsĒ Resident Evil 4 and ďroad rageĒ Excite Trucks phase (I try to avoid driving for an hour or so after playing that game), but the kids have broader tastes that I do and can go through two or three games in an hourís gaming. The Wii Remote allows you to interact with games in a way thatís not possible with any other console, and this is the strength of the console. Rather than relying on high quality graphics, the game uses the intuitive controls to make the games immersive.

    Also, the Wii is unique in coming with a game (Wii Sports), and this is a pretty good game that most people who Iíve come across seem to like. Again, when I saw it initially I had that ďyeah, riiiiightĒ reaction to it based on the graphics and the simplistic look of it, but a few minutes of playing boxing and I was hooked. Yeah, sure, theyíre pretty mindless on the face of it and not very taxing, but theyíre addictive in the way that Tetris is. The games are also a good way to become familiar with the unique input system. I even had a lot of fun creating my very own Wii Mii avatar, which looks disturbingly authentic.

    Ahh well, Iím off to blast a few zombies Ö
    This is simply a new Wii owner and his feelings toward the console.
    I agree with his reasons though, very social system, controller is great and the games are pretty good as well (better if third party support was there )

    Those alone will not allow Wii to win the battle though I feel.

    Your thoughts?

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    What the Wii needs to win is better hardcore gamer support, someone *cough* free radical*cough* needs to make a kickass hardcore game *cough* timesplitters 4*cough* for wii, and show devs its worth it to not just release Licensed B/S Character Mini-Game Carnival: Fun Time!
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    Also I believe if an online game is awesome enough freind codes won't really matter. The new Worms game lets you grab people's code you play online so i mean that would be fine I think for most people.
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    wii are cool!!!!! jimbo's Avatar
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    the new worms gameis online!!! is it 2d?

    back to the first post-he's got most of it right except the games and this is a casual gamer, for us more into gaming want more.. but the other two ones are hy i got a wii tbh
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    We're supposed to get semi exclusives like Spores. I heard it's Wii and PC only. That'll be a major step in the right direction. If you haven't seen Spores, go watch it now num nuts.

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    but spore on pc seems much better as you get that werid downalodable thing..might get for wii as it will be a bit more entertaning
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