Wii Are The Champions

I don't expect the X-Box/Playstation 3 argument to go away anytime soon. It's almost as bad a Brady/ Manning arguments. (Brady's much better, by the way) Chris Suellentrop over at Slate took a look at the new consoles, and decided the big, expensive ones have lost sight of the potential of plain old virtual reality in a game. But the Wii hasn't:

The Wii doesn't have the computing horsepower to provide the dazzling graphics of Sony's PlayStation 3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360. Instead, it has a more impressive piece of technology: its motion-sensitive controller, the Wii Remote. (Thankfully, Nintendo has dropped the awful original name, the "Wiimote." You have to get used to the fact that Nintendo's Wii nomenclature is a little, well, Wiitarded.) Along with the attachable, motion-sensitive Nunchuk (the most disappointingly named gaming device in history - it's really just a thumbstick-and-buttons device for your off-hand), the Wii Remote creates a level of realism that can't be attained through pretty pictures or through giving gamers ever-larger worlds to explore. (Like book reviewers, gamers sometimes confuse sprawl with excellence.)
Via:  Slate
Tags:  Wii, amp, Pi, AR, AM
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