Nintendo aren't everybodies best friends at the minute. The U.S. not getting The Last Story and Xenoblade, a reason why a huge amount of U.S. Wii users would be willing to dust of their remotes again and the 3DS taking its bloody time to release the huge amounts of insa-buys that we know are being made, but are just not coming soon enough.
Well, i thought that Nintendo would be happy to hear something positive right now.
I'll begin by saying that we know that the Wii is a love it or hate it console, but we do have something to thank them for. That "something" is a little game called Wii Sports.
I know, i know how could something so simple be worthy of a thankyou? Well when the wii first came out, people were very curious to see what this technology was and although not new and revolutionary, it wasn't exactly well known. People saw this and was curious and therefore the big N sold no end of the small little white boxes.
Wii Sports however was just the start. Peoples minds then saw there was more to gaming than swinging a control around. They later discovered a great first person shooter called Halo 3. People put no end of hours of gaming into that game and xbox live subscriptions shot through the roof. After a while people started getting bored, wanting something else and thus came the new big craze that is Call of Duty.
Call of Duty has been pretty much the biggest game series of the past few years and Modern Warfare 3 looks like it will continue the craze.
Nowadays, however, it's not just Call of Duty. People are massively extending their choice of games and now play many things that are completely different. A couple of examples being Batman: Arkham Asylum and Red Dead: Redemption.
Now im not saying Nintendo are entirely responsible for gaming becoming alot more sociable and not being frowned upon as much, but i think it is quite fair to say that they definately played their part, i mean hey, even old people play nintendo these days. We wouldn't be saying that 20 years ago.
The Wii may not be everybodies favourite console, but indeed Nintendo's mission to make gaming appeal to a wider audience has definately been successful. On that note, i say THANKYOU NINTENDO!
What do you think? You agree or do you think i'm talking out of my rear end? Im interested so tell me!!!!!!
About Woody1988one of us since 5:46 AM on 05.11.2008
What's up people? My name is Matt and i'm from the United Kingdom. I like to think of myself as an open minded kind of gamer. A guy that will try not judge a product until it is tested/played on. I believe their are too many people out there who will completely slate anything that isn't a first person shooter. Well, i think that is unfair. Every game deserves a chance whether that be Call of Duty or Big Beach Sports. I have a deep console and video game collection that i like to share with friends to show them what old skool gaming was about and how it differents from today. Gaming has massively changed in the last 10 years and some people have only jumped onto the video game waggon in the last few years or so. I own a Snes, N64, Gamecube, Wii, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360, Gameboy Colour and a DS lite with all together, including XBLA, WiiWare and virtual console releases, have about 180 or so games. I like to be able to introduce people to new genres of games or just gaming all together. So far, i've even managed to convince my dad to buy a wii and whilst many of you won't be surprised, i think it's great to be able to do that. Now, i guess a favourite games list would be appropiate on here, but there really is just so many that i wouldn't know where to start. If anyone would like to question me on games i like for a specific console, then by all means, go ahead. Also, if anyone would care to share things with me, then again, i will be more than interested. I thankyou for reading through my bio and look forward to sharing opinions on upcoming games.