Thursday, January 31, 2008

OMG. I Touched A Wii.

So, in honor of my current gimpiness, a friend offered to let me park in her driveway (which is across the street from my departmental building and much closer than the student parking lot).

When I went back at the end of the day to retrieve my car, I found that it had been blocked in... by about six other cars.

I gimped up to the porch and rang the doorbell.

When my friend opened the door, I saw why there were so many people crowded into the living room.

She had just bought a Wii.

There was mutual squealing and screaming.

And, as everyone else was taking turns passing around the Wiimote, I was very kindly worked into the rotation.

What is it like to touch a Wii?

Pure fantasticness. The future of gaming is here, my friends.

Now I want one. Like, super really. The only thing that would be cooler than having a Wii would be having a Wii with a WiiHelmet that you could wear over your eyes (remember? like that short-lived "virtual reality" craze in the early-1990s, which Piers Anthony, among others, chronicled in the novel Killobyte?) so it looked like you were actually inside the game, 'cause that's pretty much what it's like.

Why is there no WiiHelmet?

Meh. There is still the Wii, and it is cool.

4 comments:

ctrlalteredmind said...

meh, the Wii is just a fad, Playstation 3 FTW!! (lol, just kidding)

here's a video of some kids having fun with Wii baseball :)

Not sure if you are a Super Mario fan, but you should check out the new Super Mario Galaxy if you get the chance. Super addictive.

The Director said...

I love my Wii (that's what she said). My favorite games are Mario Galaxy, Guitar Hero 3 and Zelda: Twilight Princess. Good stuff.

Standbymind said...

Wii is cool!
:)

Hope u gat to have fun witha helmet too
:)

cheeers!!

Blue said...

I did get to play Super Mario Galaxy. It is quite the awesome. ^__^

Didn't get to put my hands on Zelda yet but really want to... I want the swinging sword action!

Seriously, though. Someone invent the friggin' WiiHelmet already.