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

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LordOtakWiiU wrote:

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

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.

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Happy_Mask wrote:

@AD3Supa You explained it way better than I can :P

If it makes you feel any better, I used your China analogy as a blueprint! :D

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23. Posted:

Revolutionary from a technology point of view? No. Revolutionary from a video games point of view? Sure.

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24. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

Koos wrote:

Definitely. Nintendo introduced the world to a different type of gaming. Motion gaming. It was definitely a revolution.

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Motion control in games has existed since the 80's.

How is it a revolution just because it's on the Wii?

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That's because it didn't. Motion gaming working just right and popular enough with the right software. The first.

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Koos wrote:

That's because it didn't. Motion gaming working just right and popular enough with the right software. The first.

So because it's popular and has 'the right software' we completely disregard all motion controllers before the Wii.

What delightful little subjective parameters you have there.

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You don't understand what a revolution is. Inventing something isn't a revolution. That's a patent sitting on a desk. Implementing something creatively on a massive scale is the revolution. Hundreds of motion games from fitness to singing to party to adventure. Millions of people buying a console to do this easily and instantly in groups. This was a revolUtion. Can't believe I have to explain it....

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"Revolution: A changeover in use or preference especially in technology" I believe that would make wii a revolution

How? There are more people playing games on platforms other than the Wii. How has there been a 'changeover in use' or 'preference'?

A revolution was the mobile phone. Completely changed the way the telephone was used and revolutionized the industry. What specifically has the Wii done?

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Implementing something creatively on a massive scale is the revolution.

So Call of Duty revolutionized gaming as well.

YAY EVERYTHING IS REVOLUTIONARY! This thread should be called, 'What HASN'T revolutionized gaming?'

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It WAS a revolution. It changed the gaming world forever, for better or for worse, and because of it, gaming has been brought to a wider audience than ever before.

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29. Posted:

OK according to snoopy it is not revolutionary. According to the human race planet Earth civilization history and the English language it is.

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It was a revolution in that it went against the grain, did something different than the competitors' systems (at first) and changed the game industry like it hadn't been in a long time. I'm not saying they invented motion control. Apple didn't invent the tablet computer or the MP3 player. They just changed them, made them better and more successful. Could you take a look at the game industry and say that the Wii had no effect on it?

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31. Posted:

Well it was revolutionary because it brought families together, people just look at the controlle and not what it did revolutionize

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because of it, gaming has been brought to a wider audience than ever before.

Right, because you know for a fact none of those people played games on computers, phones, other consoles, handhelds, etc.

You really think a large portion of the Wii's consumer base had not already been exposed to video games in one form or another?

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AlexSays wrote:

PikminMonster wrote:

because of it, gaming has been brought to a wider audience than ever before.

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Right, because you know for a fact none of those people played games on computers, phones, other consoles, handhelds, etc.

You really think a large portion of the Wii's consumer base had not already been exposed to video games in one form or another?

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Koos wrote:

OK according to snoopy it is not revolutionary. According to the human race planet Earth civilization history and the English language it is.

The definition agrees with me. Nobody has disproved that. It has not changed the industry.

According to you, Call of Duty, Halo, the PS3 & 360 are all revolutionary as well, right?

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Could you take a look at the game industry and say that the Wii had no effect on it?

Having an effect on an industry is not equivalent to revolutionizing it.

For a lot of you, the sake of Nintendo simply existing is revolutionary.

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AlexSays wrote:

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because of it, gaming has been brought to a wider audience than ever before.

Right, because you know for a fact none of those people played games on computers, phones, other consoles, handhelds, etc.

You really think a large portion of the Wii's consumer base had not already been exposed to video games in one form or another?

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Yes. Because I am one of those people. And I know many others for whom that is true as well. Almost everyone I know (personally) who has a Wii would say that it was their first console.

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NINTENDOFACE wrote:

Yes. Because I am one of those people. And I know many others for whom that is true as well.

Well thanks, I trust that you and the ten people you know are a great representation of the tens of millions of Wii owners.

NINTENDOFACE wrote:

Almost everyone I know (personally) who has a Wii would say that it was their first console.

You don't have to own a console to have been exposed to video games. >.>

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Koos

37. Posted:

Everyone agrees that Wii's motion control was a revolution. I think the OP was asking about the console other stuff like the VC etc.

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38. Posted:

@Alex And I trust that you can confirm this is true.
As in what? That you've heard of them? played them once or twice at a friend's house?

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NINTENDOFACE wrote:

And I'm sure that you can confirm this is true.

Oh well please, go ahead and do it for us.

Koos wrote:

Everyone agrees that Wii's motion control was a revolution. I think the OP was asking about the console other stuff like the VC etc.

Um no we don't, what do you think the last couple pages have been about?

And if you all try to argue that the virtual console was revolutionary, this thread is going to be the butt of a few jokes for me.

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40. Posted:

CoD is probably revolutionary in terms of FPS popularity. Xbox and PS perhaps in their own ways but totally off topic.

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