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Old 06-21-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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Wii is the Best Product Ever According to PC Magazine

PC Magazine takes a look at the Wii from a number of factors and falls head over heels with it. In fact, the article calls Nintendo's Wii, the "Best Product Ever". They appreciate the fresh new approach to the system and its games. The author, never a big console gamer, not only finds the system cross-generational, affordable and inspiring, but notes how Wii has swept into public culture with its focused, fun approach.

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Let Go and Think Big: There's a scene in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (originally released as Star Wars in 1977), when Luke Skywalker is being trained by Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi to use a lightsaber. Ben tells Luke to "use the force" and "let go of your conscious self and act on instinct." This is what Nintendo obviously did with the Wii. Instead of trying to one-up the competition, it took a moment to imagine a console system that would appeal to everyone.

Sony, on the other hand, seems to have learned nothing from the popularity of the PlayStation 2. Instead, it created a gaming-console monster that has all the elegance and appeal of a coffee enema.
Would a coffee enema still deliver caffeine into your bloodstream?
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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No one is more pro Nintendo then I, and this is abusrd. Best Product ever? What about a Fridge, or a car, or a tv which is necessary for the Wii.

Rediculous.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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I could go for a coffee enema right about now. Anyway, umm... This Star Wars fan is clearly overlooking the lack of games. Lol. Yes, I am a Wii owner.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Where did this guy come from?

Awesome product? Hells yes. Best Ever? Remains to be seen.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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It would probably draw more attention if he called it the Best Product Among All Expanses of Time and Space, or BPAAETS for short.

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #6
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PC Magazine isn't really a bad mag. I like it myself.

This, however, is hyperbolic (to be kind) or idiotic (to be honest).

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The Wii is penetrating our culture, but few people are talking about the PS3. Look at all the stories about the Wii injuries, which seem to have done nothing to hurt the console's appeal. And the game system is even becoming synonymous with "easy." I'm tempted to call the Wii's public reception almost "Apple iPod-like." We all know Apple's success in launching new brands and product lines. I'd put Nintendo up there, too. Just look at its track record: GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite.

Heady stuff, but you have to admit the Nintendo Wii is the best product ever, seriously.
No. No, I don't have to admit that at all. I'm thinking of a thousand other products that are better/more important/more useful.

Here's an actual list of the "best" tech products. Still opinion, but opinion that makes some sense at least!
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:24 PM   #7
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So is PC Magazine saying that the Wii is a better product than, oh say, the personal computer? Ah, I'm sure they just mean it's "the best product ever at the moment". I hate best ever proclamations (unless they mean combining peanut butter and chocolate. that was the best ever).
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:27 PM   #8
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Would a coffee enema still deliver caffeine into your bloodstream?

Oh yeah. It sure does.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:31 PM   #9
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It's not the best product ever unless you're looking at it from a marketing standpoint.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:33 PM   #10
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Oh yeah. It sure does.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:35 PM   #11
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Would a coffee enema still deliver caffeine into your bloodstream?
Well, since you asked ...yes, caffeine is absorbed in the the large intestine, in fact it is absorbed to a greater extent and more quickly than from the stomach and small intestine. So next time you can't wait for that caffeine rush in the morning you know what to do
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:36 PM   #12
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Whoa. So it's true! *Runs to make coffee*
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:45 PM   #13
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Where did this guy come from?

Awesome product? Hells yes. Best Ever? Remains to be seen.
I think I'm the only person on Evil Avatar that has no desire to pay $250 for a Wii.

1. Bad online.
2. Poor game line-up so far, most frequent complaint from owners is that there is nothing to play.
3. Last-gen graphics and hardware that is equivalent to the original Xbox in power.
4. Controller that often requires you to control with the on-screen pointer (piloting a straw with rockets).

I bought one at launch and have thus beaten Zelda, Trauma Center (didn't beat this but got far enough to know I don't want to play anymore), Rayman Raving Rabids, and Excite Truck. I also played and hated Red Steel. Also, I play the party games at a friend's house.

Thus, if I were to buy it today I would play Super Paper Mario and it would then collect dust until the Fall. . . I know you guys seem to be having a good time with it, but my friend who owns one says he never plays it except when I am over. I don't understand how the system is doing this well.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:47 PM   #14
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Hehe, I think people are nitpicking just a bit much. Kinda sounds like someone saying “This is the best book ever” then responding with “What about the phone book?”. I’m not necessarily defending the statement, just bashing the bashers .
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:48 PM   #15
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I think he meant it as hyperbole and tongue in cheek. Little did he know that he was talking about video games and thus communities like this will take him seriously and shit on him.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #16
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I think he meant it as hyperbole and tongue in cheek. Little did he know that he was talking about video games and thus communities like this will take him seriously and shit on him.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:04 PM   #17
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I think I'm the only person on Evil Avatar that has no desire to pay $250 for a Wii.

1. Bad online.
2. Poor game line-up so far, most frequent complaint from owners is that there is nothing to play.
3. Last-gen graphics and hardware that is equivalent to the original Xbox in power.
4. Controller that often requires you to control with the on-screen pointer (piloting a straw with rockets).

I bought one at launch and have thus beaten Zelda, Trauma Center (didn't beat this but got far enough to know I don't want to play anymore), Rayman Raving Rabids, and Excite Truck. I also played and hated Red Steel. Also, I play the party games at a friend's house.

Thus, if I were to buy it today I would play Super Paper Mario and it would then collect dust until the Fall. . . I know you guys seem to be having a good time with it, but my friend who owns one says he never plays it except when I am over. I don't understand how the system is doing this well.

you are wrong sir, you and I both are on that same boat. I had a Wii 1 week b4 it even came out (due to industry I work in) and I was not pleased, Trauma center can only take me so far. I really think the Wii is just a FAD. If people want to buy a gamecube with a different twist with it, go head and let them.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:05 PM   #18
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Personally, I prefer sliced bread.
NOW you talking, you know how many P and J sammiches I made, or Grilled cheese sammiches!! honestly, I love me some bread, especially sliced bread
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:07 PM   #19
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Heck, the wii has been gathering dust for months for me as well. But i'm not going to judge the wii for that....yet. It's pretty much standard that every console is going through a dry period the first year. The xbox360 went through it, the PS3 is now undergoing it and so is the wii (for me atleast). Atleast the non gamer/casual gamer group is getting their enjoyment out of the wii.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:10 PM   #20
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At least the guy admits he 's no gamer....which is interesting because it seems that's who Wii appeals to most: the non/casual gamer.

Meanwhile, us serious gamers watch the dust accumulate on our Wiis (hold the jokes, please). However, I'll definitely pick up RE4 for Wii since I never did on GC (but did rent and beat it).
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