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Topic: Did Wii Live Up To It's Codename?

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Odnetnin

101. Posted:

Nah, it had the potential to, but six years later it hasn't had a lasting effect on the gaming landscape. Good thing it was a just a codename.

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AlexSays

102. Posted:

kyuubikid213 wrote:

everything revolutionizes SOMETHING in SOME WAY.

So then it doesn't mean much to be revolutionary, because everything is. There's not much of a point to this thread then.

We may as well ask people if they think their kids are special.

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Morpheel

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@AlexSays: Stop bothering your brothers or I'll have to frisk your comments to find something to nitpick about.

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AlexSays

104. Posted:

Morphtroid wrote:

@AlexSays: Stop bothering your brothers or I'll have to frisk your comments to find something to nitpick about.

I don't believe my brother has an account here, actually. lol

And you can frisk any of my comments. Anything more than that, and I'll have to start charging.

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theblackdragon

105. Posted:

@Alex: naah, just post what you want to say and then pick and choose who you'd like to respond to if someone jumps on you. or pick and choose who to jump onto (because you know they'll give you intelligent discussion) :3

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106. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

kyuubikid213 wrote:

everything revolutionizes SOMETHING in SOME WAY.

So then it doesn't mean much to be revolutionary, because everything is. There's not much of a point to this thread then.

We may as well ask people if they think their kids are special.

In the grand scheme of things, there's not much point to any thread. I mean, after the arguments and comments are done, the thread will vanish from the NintendoLife home page and eventually get buried amongst the other forgotten threads.

But, if that's the case, then almost nothing is revolutionary, as you've already stated. I withdraw my statement of the Wii living up to its codename. The Wii was incredible and it changed the way I use motion controls in gaming thus making it the best system of this generation to me. But it was in no way revolutionary...

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107. Posted:

I do feel that the Wii has been a revolution in terms of what can be possible for entertaining and enjoyable games. Wii Fit made getting up and moving a very fun gaming experience with its selection of minigames and pleasing sound effects for doing great on its exercises. Motion controls in general really helped bring out more depth in terms of immersion, especially for games like Metroid Prime Trilogy and Wii Sports. The Super Mario series completely changed shape in the Galaxy games, and just this year, Xenoblade Chronicles blew me away with its outstanding use of the Wii's power to create gorgeous expansive environments filled with interesting enemies and character backstories.

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AlexSays

108. Posted:

7982 wrote:

naah, just post what you want to say and then pick and choose who you'd like to respond to if someone jumps on you. or pick and choose who to jump onto (because you know they'll give you intelligent discussion) :3

There's no fun in that. I'm like the Bill Clinton of discussion, I like jumping with anyone.

32920 wrote:

In the grand scheme of things, there's not much point to any thread. I mean, after the arguments and comments are done, the thread will vanish from the NintendoLife home page and eventually get buried amongst the other forgotten threads.

This is true, I like your existentialist approach. lol

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FOREST_RANGER

109. Posted:

While the console wasn't revolutionary in my eyes, I just liked how distinct it was from other consoles in...well, everything :D

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110. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

LordOtakWiiU wrote:

@alex your thinking to hard about it, it like how the iPad revolutionized touch screen gaming

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Opposed to thinking about it less and not being right? I'm content with my choice.

There's just mass confusion over what being 'revolutionary' actually means. According to you all, everything is revolutionary in some way. The 360, PS3, Wii, previous consoles, handhelds, everything. That's just an awful interpretation of what 'revolutionary' technology actually is.

Very few advances in technology are revolutionary and absolutely change what came before them. The internet was revolutionary. The technology used to send satellites into space was revolutionary. The Wii using motion controls that were previously better on other platforms? Not revolutionary. >.>

This entire discussion is so ridiculous I almost can't believe I'm having it.

But you're also don't understand what others are saying. Why Wii was a Revolution with motion controls? Because it was a standard controller for a platform not an atachment like PlayStation Move and it was specifically made for games. It's revolutionary because in gaming idustry nobody else make it to this scale. It's not that because they where first that created this technology, It's because they bring it first to us consumers, to us gamers. That's why it's a revolution in its own way. The same is with analog joysticks and rumble feature, nobody else did make it on that scale, nobody else did bring it to us as a default feature because everyone else was pissing their pants and thinked that it won't sell.
You're saying that from the 80's it was arleady on PC but show me those huge line up of titles that were saying "We're gonna promote Motion Controls and in the near future it's gonna be a standard to all PCs", that didn't happened right?
Oh and one last thing: Revolution means not only something completely new but something that change the industry and change the way of thinking about something, and Wii with it's motion controls was a huge success, everyone was talking about it, everyone wanted to try this.

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111. Posted:

It was revolutionary with waggle controls.

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Treverend

112. Posted:

I think the Wii was a revolution, look at it's sales. Look how it prompted both Sony and Microsoft to create their own motion play. I know Sony had the Playstation Eye already but motion control didn't really get big or perfected until Nintendo started it.

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JustAnotherUser

113. Posted:

It lived up to it's codename.
Why? it introduced motion control gaming to the masses and made it "mainstream".
There's no point in arguing about it as it comes down to personal opinion.

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Haywired

114. Posted:

It's funny, there's always a similar pattern when it comes to probably the most annoying word that's been latched onto in the last 7 or 8 years: "innovation":

1) Fanboys claim that Nintendo invented something/introduced it/was the first to do it (usually followed by the second mistake of criticizing other video game companies for not being as innovative and creative as Nintendo).

2) Other fans correct them that Nintendo were not the first to it and even that some of the companies they criticized did it before them.

3) Said fanboys, who had assumed that Nintendo had the monopoly on innovation, but never having bothered to check, move the goal-posts to "well Nintendo made it popular/mainstream", which isn't anywhere near the same thing as their first claim.

I think it's pointless for fans of any companies to try and claim ownership of inventions/innovations because chances are someone else did it first. You're almost always going to be setting yourself up for disappointment.

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JustAnotherUser

115. Posted:

@Haywired Just don't go to or watch an Apple Keynote then.
Not only is the word "innovation" constantly used but there's also a ridiculous amount of clapping.

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Hokori

116. Posted:

Sigh too much arguing... If you know your right don't respond, that's what I'll do from here on out :)

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19Robb92

117. Posted:

I definitely did.

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Reala

118. Posted:

Many video games have their roots in the Renaissance era, pretty sure Leonardo Da Vinci had a working TV and home console with a gramophone add on attachment amongst other things.

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I definitely did.

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pikku

119. Posted:

I don't know, but it definitely lived up to it's final name. I love my Wii :*

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120. Posted:

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I love my Wii :*

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@Revolution topic: I sincerely blame marketing from tech companies and mass media for throwing around the poorly abused words like revolution and innovation. Not to mention the term 4G >:[

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