Time Gets First Dibs on Nintendo Wii

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Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Gadget

wii.jpgIn a move consistent with its desire to attract a ‘non-gamer’ audience, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario, Zelda… now Director and General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development) invited one of Time’s non-gaming reporters to try out its new hardware. The result is an entertaining and informative article that reinforces my admiration for Nintendo’s refusal to accept the status quo.
I encourage you to read the whole article, but here are some excerpts to whet your appetite…
All three [major games consoles] – PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube – are showing their age… Microsoft launched its next-gen Xbox 360 in November of last year; Nintendo and Sony will launch their new machines this fall. Those changeovers, which happen every four or five years, are moments of opportunity in the gaming industry, when the guard changes and the underdog has its day. Nintendo… will attempt to steal a march on its competitors with a bizarre wireless device that senses a player’s movements and uses them to control video games. Even more bizarre is the fact that it might work.
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Contributed by: Brett


wii.jpgIn a move consistent with its desire to attract a ‘non-gamer’ audience, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario, Zelda… now Director and General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development) invited one of Time’s non-gaming reporters to try out its new hardware. The result is an entertaining and informative article that reinforces my admiration for Nintendo’s refusal to accept the status quo.
I encourage you to read the whole article, but here are some excerpts to whet your appetite…
All three [major games consoles] – PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube – are showing their age… Microsoft launched its next-gen Xbox 360 in November of last year; Nintendo and Sony will launch their new machines this fall. Those changeovers, which happen every four or five years, are moments of opportunity in the gaming industry, when the guard changes and the underdog has its day. Nintendo… will attempt to steal a march on its competitors with a bizarre wireless device that senses a player’s movements and uses them to control video games. Even more bizarre is the fact that it might work.
Read More…
Contributed by: Brett

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