Friday, April 20, 2007

The World Just Got A Wii Bit Smaller.

If ever there was a reason not to scoff at the fans of the Nintendo Wii, THIS is it. I'm a die hard Xbox 360 follower, and I have yet to see it turn retired folk into an older form of a video game loving junkie, such as myself. Love it or hate it, the Wii has done the unthinkable. It has managed to get large numbers of sedentary people who could care less about video games to pick one up and give it a fair shake.

Does this mean that the Wii will cure cancer, end famine, or bring in a new era of World Peace? Of course not. Everybody knows that only Chuck Norris's tears can do that sort of miraculous work. What it does mean, is that gaming in general is working towards greater acceptance, and it's audience is doing something it has done few times before.... making your grandparents bust out in funny poses while enjoying your favorite pastime.

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