Thursday, April 27, 2006

"Wii"

"Introducing ... Wii. As in "we." While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else. Wii will put people more in touch with their games ... and each other. But you're probably asking: What does the name mean?" "Wii sounds like 'we,' which emphasizes this console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii." "Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play. And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd." "So that's Wii. But now Nintendo needs you. Because, it's really not about you or me. It's about Wii. And together, Wii will change everything." -From a Nintendo Press Release Okay. So. Nintendo Wii. Umm...salty? Allright. The entire internet is in an uproar. Most people, I can tell, don't like the name "Wii". So it's up to us Nintendo Fanboys to be pro-nintendo and stick up for them. Which would be rather difficult. However, I kind of like the name. First of all, console names are getting way too freaking long. For example: "This game is going out for the XBox three sixty, the playstation three, and the revolution." Now if Nintendo was to keep their revolution codename, podcasters around the globe would be very angry at them. "Playstation 3" is a 4 syllables, minimum 3. XBOX360 is 5 syllables, minimum 3. And Wii, no matter which way you say it, is just one syllable. Code names are code names people. You will get used it. No one calls the gamecube the "Dolphin" anymore. Okay, the second thing: Originality. There's no sense in denying that "Wii" is an original name. It's unique in the sense that no one has ever used it before. Allright. Here's where I'm getting at. Playstation, yes, the playstation. Then after that...oh wait, the playstation 2! How original! And then...yes...The Playstation 3! These guys are bubbling with originality! If you read the press release above, Nintendo has obviously put a lot of thought into this. Sony however, when naming the playstation, was out of ideas and decided to use the name of the unreleased SNES CD drive (that they co-created) Plus, when someone looks at the word "Wii" they think, "oh wow, how different. I've got to have that." Instead of looking at it and saying "This isn't named the same as my console with 1 (or 359) added to it. I'm so confused. Help me." And yet, at the same time, what's in a name? Am I being too analytical? You see I'm not too fond of the Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 names, but does that make a difference? The Playstation 2 won the last console war no doubt about that. Here's what I see: Someone needs to defend Nintendo. Feel free to leave rebuttals in the comments.

9 comments:

Carson Trowsse said...

O.k. Mike you've REALLY gone off on a tangent. For god's sakes you think that your stupid fan boy system is better because IT HAS a ONE FUCKING SYLLABLE name??? Original??? If I made a system called "The vagina box" thats original too! Is it good? NO! Jeez I love how you fanboys all cling to whatever tangent you can find. OH NO THE 360 IF YOU SAY ITS WHOLE NAME IS 5 SYLLABLES! WOE IS THE WORLD! I'M NOT GONNA BUY IT NOW!

Carson Trowsse said...

Oh yeah and in regards to your blatant lie of SC:Ghost being revolution exclusive? Team xbox.com already has their game cover pictures released for what the CD case is going to look like.NOT TO MENTION IT WAS POSTED ON APRIL FIRST. APRIL FOOLS ASSHOLE

T3h mini said...

Allright Carson, as far as the SC:Ghost thing, here's a quote from my blog about that "Not exactly sure if it's reliable, in fact I can pretty much guarantee it isn't" . As far as the Nintendo Wii, If I actually stand back and look at it, it does look kind of lame. But it won't hurt the console at all. The name means nothing. I was just saying that it seems that console names are getting to be too long.

You're right about fanboys clinging to every tangent we can find. But I'm a fanboy for a reason, cause I really think Nintendo rocks, and that the Wii will change the way we look at games. The Wii is a bad name, granted, but there are some good things about it (mentioned above). And like I said before, someone's got to defend it.

Feel free to write rebuttals to any of my postings, Carson.

Cali said...

Wii = the word we used to use for "penis" when we were 3.

Dan said...

Ironically, Wii is also 3 letters, thus ensuring it can be understood by those whose intellect is less than three digits!

T3h mini said...

Because XBOX-360 users have such striking intellect.

Dan said...

Isn't it a better idea to buy a next gen system that has graphics and games that are better than last gen systems? *cough* metroid, zelda, mario, donkey kong, xbox graphics, *cough*

T3h mini said...

Next-gen isn't graphics, its gameplay. Ha.

Robert N said...

First of all, stop sucking. Secondly, I agree with carson about the syllable thing.. that's really close to being the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. Thirdly, You guys argue so much about bullshit about gaming, but if you lick balls at them, then the rest doesnt matter. Finally, I want to read blogs that say what games you are beating and what is sweet about them. And i want to hear shit like... for examle... "i can officially back up my techy status because of: 1) beating super mario bros 3 in 15 minutes 2) getting a score of 50 and 6 on CS 3) getting a score of 50 bzillion on tetris."
If you ever want to challenge me to a game of anything.. any of you.. i will pwn the living shit out of you.