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Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 3:06pm

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Well, the first real official website for the Wii is up with pictures of the interface and stuff like that! Enjoy biggrin

Wii.com
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 3:15pm

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Can't wait! As soon as the Wii comes out, I predict our old PS2 is going to be collecting a lot of dust in the drawer.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 3:18pm

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my enthusiasm for the system has be halved due to the 250 dollar price tag. If my past self could see me say this, he would want to kill me, but my xbox360 is going to keep me entertained till I can get a Wii (in like 6-9 months)
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 4:14pm

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Have you heard that the official launch details for Wii were revealed early this morning? Yeah, it'll be released in the Americas on November 19th for $249.99. Look: http://wii.ign.com/articles/732/732669p1.html

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Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 4:39pm

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249.99
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 4:52pm

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Whoops, thats what I ment. redface redface redface redface redface redface
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 7:56pm

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I can't wait for warioware wii. The new screens from today show microgames based on animal crossing and nintendogs. Gonna be pre-ordering soon. Anyone know if you can yet? We checked several places, and none of them offer pre-ordering now.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 8:00pm

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Heh. 4million sold/shipped by Christmas.

If Nintendo manage to do that, well done to them.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 8:27pm

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Eh, almost everything we learned today sucked IMO:

Price: I expected $200 or more, but I was gonna get Wii Sports anyways I suppose...

Controller: $60 for the 2 parts (if you buy additional.) The only people I will be playing Wii with are people online or people who already have one because I sure as hell won't be buying a 2nd controller. Maybe my family will buy one so they can play the occasional game, I bet my sister will want one.

Release Date: After PS3? I hope the media doesn't hype PS3 as much as the 360 and forget the Wii, I always thought their 1st come strategy would get them some thunder. Why not release it a week before, it's done and boxed and that's what they said earlier.

No DVD: I don't care personally as my DVD player that I have and my PS2 cater this need. But still, come on now...

Gimmicks: Photo system - this won't be good for anyone. You have to be a techie to figure it out, and if you're a techie you'll use a computer with a HD > 1GB on a PC/Mac with PS and a photo organazing program. I wish this feature was scratched and the money they saved from Dev was used to knock off the Wii price.



Only good news:

Wii sports bundled, all the launch games stayed the same, and wii know when it's coming. The best news was: REGION FREE GAMES. Go Nintendo, this is one of the things I love about DS. The chat room thingy is cool too, with picture avatars. This'll be good for setting up games with other Wii and DS players.

IMO they'll outsell Sony this year, but I care a lot less about that now that all this crap hit me in the face last night.

OOOH, EDIT: http://wii.ign.com/articles/732/732754p1.html

YES, they are bundling 1 extra controller, NOW I am happy about the price. Well done Nintendo on that part (the rest of the news still sucks.) This could be Japan only and you might have to pay a little extra, but not nearly as much as $60 USD.

Mii looks astounding: http://wii.com/en_US/movies/miichannel/
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 9:20pm

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Serpent wrote:


IMO they'll outsell Sony this year, but I care a lot less about that now that all this crap hit me in the face last night.
Heh. Sony are shipping under 500,000 to American AND Japan BY Christmas (including a terrible 180,000 for launch in Japan or something).

Nintendo are shipping 4million by Christmas Worldwide.

Yeah, that'll be an easy win Serpent wink
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 12:52am

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er-no wrote:

Serpent wrote:


IMO they'll outsell Sony this year, but I care a lot less about that now that all this crap hit me in the face last night.
Heh. Sony are shipping under 500,000 to American AND Japan BY Christmas (including a terrible 180,000 for launch in Japan or something).

Nintendo are shipping 4million by Christmas Worldwide.

Yeah, that'll be an easy win Serpent wink
On top of that, Sony is releasing something like 25% of the systems as the lower end one. The higher end one has way over $100 worth of features. I can see Nintendo selling out their Japanese end of consoles.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 1:29am

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Whoa: http://www.gamespot.com/pages/gamespace/index.php?pid=935591

Only one screen shot, but it looks like a VERY promising game.razz
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 2:16am

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I can't wait. I'm really just interested in this whole concept, I want to see how well it plays out.

O.K, I know it's going to rock.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 2:56am

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Right. That does it, I'm afraid... I'm going for a 360, when the first price cut comes along.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 3:20am

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And we all made fun of the hefty pricetag on the PS3. $250 +$60 per controller is on the same level of ridiculousness as Sony. That's not even talking the price/quality/functionality issue, either. I'm not sold on anything from this news, IMO like Serpent, it's nothing but bad.

Ah well, as many know I'm a big Sony fan anyway (along with contrast, negative ratings, GL2s, etc.) so this isn't exactly phasing me.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 5:53am

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Heh, I love the fact that Nintendo said that it would cost below $250, and then pricing it at $249.99. Typical razz
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 3:19pm

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I feel like every system has dropped some sort of ball this generation.

xbox360 - dual systems and lack of very good games (except Dead Rising, and the ones coming out in the next few months), and the "backwards compatibility"

PS3 - Price. dual systems. RIIIIIIIDGE RACER! (not ps3, but metaphorically you know what I mean)

Wii - Name, crap pricing for controllers and the system cost allot more than expected.

Basically my 360 will hold me over with Dead Rising, Mass Effect and BioShock when they come out, my DS with Final Fantasy III. I was so disillusioned by the Wii pricing, I actually moved my reservation that I've had on Twilight Princess for like 8 months over to FFXII. It was a sad day indeed. I need HL2 Ep 2 to cheer me up.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 3:28pm

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Waser wrote:

I need HL2 Ep 2 to cheer me up.
Amen to that! Unfortunately, that's not going to be out until well into 2007 either. sad

Still, Defcon is out end of this month, so I look forward to nuking any PC-based FXhomers into oblivion.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 4:52pm

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I'm actually considering stopping my 1 year graphics card replacement cycle and getting a 360 instead... it'd end up cheaper, has a bunch of killer apps, and I'd still be fine on the PC front for a while since the source engine runs flawlessly on my current GPU, and most other games would come out on the 360 anyway razz

Oh, and it's got Dead Rising.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 5:03pm

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I think Wii is going to be a line up all day saturday afternoon and hopefully get it at midnight deal

Thanks what im going for anyways!

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiii lol

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:42pm

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Wow, this killed everyone. Still, people like me that don't like paying $600 for a game system are still excited. Waser, did you read the part about the Wii being bundeled with two controllers? C'mon that's like selling it for one controller for $190! I'm just as excited as I was before.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 4:14am

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The Wii is only bundled with one. In Japan, a cheaper GAME is bundled with another.

As for the price, whatever. I was gonna get Wii Sports anyway, so if it was $200 it'd be the same. I know it's costly, but I am still PUMPED for this. Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, SSBB, Wii Sports, Mii, Sonic, and most of all TWILIGHT PRINCESS.

THe release date is a bit late, and the price is higher than expected, but that doesn't change my outlook on the system. It's still gonna rock.

The only thing I'm not happy about is the wait! twisted
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 11:09am

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Wii = good
Waiting = Baaaaaad
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 3:28pm

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I'm still looking forward to Wii. I am greatly anticipating a new gaming experience. I've become bored with the classic control schemes for consoles. The price tag is higher than I thought but oh well. I still plan on getting one eventually anyway.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 6:31pm

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Once I start getting my financial aid checks I plan on getting a PS3 and a Wii to go with my 360 wink
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 9:41pm

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So, What's everyone's most wanted wii game? Mine is probably Super Mario Galaxy.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 10:11pm

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl all the way. I love the smash!
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 10:36pm

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I posted a screenshot earlier of a game called forever blue. I found this VERY short video of the game, but it's definantly worth a watch: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KdZ_6c09zBw
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 1:29am

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Klut wrote:

Super Smash Bros. Brawl all the way. I love the smash!
Smash indeed.

Right now it's Zelda because Smash won't come until 2007. sad But Zelda with sword controls is the most godly hting in the world.
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 2:56am

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Yeah, the price struck me as a bit high as well... but, then again, I was planning on getting Wii Sports anyway.

The pricing for the controllers is crap. Complete and utter crap. Worst decision Nintendo has made regarding the Wii yet. It entirely defeats the purpose of making it a "party system" if it costs so much just to get enough controllers to actually make it a "party".

It just seems like an underhanded way of making more money off the system.

Whether or not I will be getting one in the near future entirely depends on what my parents plan on getting me for xmas, if they're nice like they hinted, there may be a shiny new Mac sitting under the tree this year... if that's the case, It'd be suicide to ask for a wii/extra controllers/games as well...

Games I'm anticipating anyways,

Super Mario Galaxy
Zelda
Smash
Red Steel
Tony Hawk
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 11:34am

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Pffft, money.

I've saved my allowance for a while now ^^
I've got something around 800 bucks...

And if I still need more stuff, I've still got over 4000 bucks from my "confirmation"...

But I'll use some of those to buy a MacBook as soon as they get Core 2 Duo...

Wii will be more expensive in Norway though, everything costs 25-30% more because of high taxes.. mad
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 4:31pm

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wow. All I have to my name is like 250 bucks in a cup in my closet.
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 5:39pm

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Oh yeah, I have well over 250 dollars in my account. I'd just rather use that 250 for something important, like college, or a car, or film stuff maybe.

Then you add on the cost of 180 dollars for 3 extra controllers/nunchucks and 50 dollars a game... it's well over 250 by that point.
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 6:15pm

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Wii > Cars, film and college

razz

Nah, but I'll worry about those other stuff in the future, for now, all I want to spend money on is wii..

Wow, I just discovered something crazy, I took a little look at all GC stuff I/my family owns, and everything together has cost us around 2880 bucks crazy
That's a hell lot of money spent on one console.. And still we have Xbox(4 games) and PS2 (and 20 ps2 games)

But everything is damn expensive in Norway compared to America...
But it's still pretty wild...
(btw, I'm not trying to brag, just to give you a perspective of how much I love video games XD )
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 3:08pm

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The size of ones wallet says not how much they love video games.


It just really helps and I wish I had more money and I hate you
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 8:03pm

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I just upgraded to Composite Lab, and have been buying alot lately. I hope I have enough money for the Wii by the time it comes out!

My dad made a good point the other day. The name change was a good one. How is a child going to annoy the crap out of his parents to get a Wii? Is he going to say, "I want a Revol- Revulo- Revoluti-" It's a hard word for a child to pronounce. Wii is a one syllable word that you can say very quickly. It's all about the advertising...
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 9:14pm

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That would be a good theory except now parents will think their children are all about to wet themselves!
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 12:15am

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Klut, you got 4 grand for confirmation? And you still have it? Wasn't that like two or three years ago for you?

I got a cross for confirmation. Huh, I feel jipped.
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 12:30am

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ben3308 wrote:

Klut, you got 4 grand for confirmation? And you still have it? Wasn't that like two or three years ago for you?

I got a cross for confirmation. Huh, I feel jipped.
I got a "Well Done". sad
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 12:05pm

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Well, it's normal to give confirmation presents in Norway... It was all gifts from family, friends, neigbours, etc.

And yes, I still have it. I just bought an iPod and then put the rest of the money in the bank.. But now, it's soon time to use some biggrin
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 1:47am

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BIG NEWS for Nintendo fans itching to play the Wii.

Nintendo (US) Fusion tour will have Wiis playable! (No Zelda, which is good for me, I don't want the gameplay, feel, or graphics to be old hat in any way). I am so pumped to finally play one, that was one of the main reasons I was so anticipating it.

It will be in most major US cities and features Hawthorne Heights, Relient K, and a few other newer pop punk bands. I'm going strictly for Wii, but Relient K has some good music sometimes.

This was announced today and I already have my tickets. smile

http://www.nintendofusiontour.com/

Buy tickets now Nintendo geeks, it took me less than a minute and was real easy.

Oh and also [url=http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/photos/wii_zelda.jpg]Zelda box art[/url.] I reccomend a Mozilla browser or one that scales images because it it too big to view nicely on my 1680 X 1050 res monitor.