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Nintendo Wii

A motion sensored gaming console by Nintendo.

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Just barely short of perfect.

  • Nov 20, 2006
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Rating:
+3
The Wii is a truly amazing system! The controller is very responsive and the whole thing is easy to use and to hook up.
So why not perfect? Well...
Here is "My Wii Adventure".
I put a reso down on a Wii at GameCrazy back a month or so ago, so I knew I was going to get one. I don't have high speed internet at home, so I went out and got a cable modem.
Well, I get the thing home yesterday, spend entirely too long getting my modem hooked up (that's another story, but not a fun one), and was finally ready go to online with my Wii!
That's when I learned that it's wireless only.
And the LAN adapter won't be out until next year.
Nooooooooooooooo!
But I rallied. My ISP doesn't provide wireless access, but eventually I get either get a Wii adapter or buy a wireless thingy for my cable modem, so that's good.
However!
The Wii had one last nasty surprise!
I went to my local Wal-Mart and bought a Classic Controller, having been told by many that it could be used to control GameCube games, and I wanted me a GameCube game! I then went and traded in a stack of DVDs at my local GameStop (I'm not very loyal to my retailers), and...
...
...
... found out the Classic Controller can't be used to play GameCube games on the Wii... *sigh*
So I instead bought a used GameCube controller and I'll have to deal with that. I returned the Classic Controller to Wal-Mart.
Despite those minor errors, and they are REALLY minor, the system is really excellent and I highly recommend it! :D

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The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of both. The Financial Times reported that as of September 12, 2007, the Wii is the sales leader of its generation, based on sales figures from Enterbrain, NPD Group, and GfK.

A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.

The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console, the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube, and able to play all official GameCube games. Nintendo first spoke of the console at the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards. By December 8, 2006, it had completed its launch in four key markets.
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Brand: Nintendo
Category: Video Game Consoles
Developer: Nintendo
Console Type: Console

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