Wiimote flight = Wii “fun meter”

Safety First! But you're probably not looking at the helmet...Nintendo spokeswoman Beth Llewelyn had this to say in yet another article, this time in CNN, about Wiimote straps flying all over the place:

On one hand, obviously we love that people are talking about our system. But we prefer when it’s talking about the great game play experience, fortunately, I think that’s what everybody is really talking about.

So is this the reason why Nintendo beefed up their straps in such a quiet fashion? Were they betting that if reports of people getting carried away while playing the Wii continue to spread, the Wii will be generally seen as a positive and “so fun you’ll break something” type of machine? Some people think so. Some people even think that it’s a nice form of viral marketing.

“What it says is, this thing is so fun that people get carried away,” said Adrian Ho of the advertising agency Fallon Worldwide. “A progressive brand manager would look at that and say, ‘You know what? Actually, that’s pretty good.’ “

Okay, here’s where I put on my paranoid hat and I start talking to you about things like the end of the world and alien rectal implants. In this particular case, I’ll talk to you about the “Dark and Sinister Wii-Plan“. Complete and utter nicotine-induced insanity follows. Beware the paranoia.

The “Dark and Sinister Wii-Plan” goes like this: The Nintendo devs actually found out that the Wiimote straps were flimsy, but when when they reported that the Wiimote destroyed their Hi-Def Sony Flatscreen, the higher-ups decided that it could be a way for them to kill two birds with one stone. They’ll basically be able to create a “this is so fun we break stuff” viral marketing campaign, and they’ll be able to destroy Sony HD TVs in the process, after all we all know that HDTVs are a primary requirement for appreciating the power of the other two consoles, no HDTV, no graphics advantage.

Oh, and then they’ll be able to save on production costs by shipping those cheap flimsy straps, and by waiting until the profits from the first few shipments to come in, they’ll be able to quietly fix the “problem” so they don’t get sued by anyone… except maybe by those “you stole the Wiimote-trigger” people.

Quick! Inject me with more caffeine! I’m on a roll!

*Forgive us for not administering to this blogger his recommended medication

Via CNN

Safety First! But you're probably not looking at the helmet...Nintendo spokeswoman Beth Llewelyn had this to say in yet another article, this time in CNN, about Wiimote straps flying all over the place:

On one hand, obviously we love that people are talking about our system. But we prefer when it’s talking about the great game play experience, fortunately, I think that’s what everybody is really talking about.

So is this the reason why Nintendo beefed up their straps in such a quiet fashion? Were they betting that if reports of people getting carried away while playing the Wii continue to spread, the Wii will be generally seen as a positive and “so fun you’ll break something” type of machine? Some people think so. Some people even think that it’s a nice form of viral marketing.

“What it says is, this thing is so fun that people get carried away,” said Adrian Ho of the advertising agency Fallon Worldwide. “A progressive brand manager would look at that and say, ‘You know what? Actually, that’s pretty good.’ “

Okay, here’s where I put on my paranoid hat and I start talking to you about things like the end of the world and alien rectal implants. In this particular case, I’ll talk to you about the “Dark and Sinister Wii-Plan“. Complete and utter nicotine-induced insanity follows. Beware the paranoia.

The “Dark and Sinister Wii-Plan” goes like this: The Nintendo devs actually found out that the Wiimote straps were flimsy, but when when they reported that the Wiimote destroyed their Hi-Def Sony Flatscreen, the higher-ups decided that it could be a way for them to kill two birds with one stone. They’ll basically be able to create a “this is so fun we break stuff” viral marketing campaign, and they’ll be able to destroy Sony HD TVs in the process, after all we all know that HDTVs are a primary requirement for appreciating the power of the other two consoles, no HDTV, no graphics advantage.

Oh, and then they’ll be able to save on production costs by shipping those cheap flimsy straps, and by waiting until the profits from the first few shipments to come in, they’ll be able to quietly fix the “problem” so they don’t get sued by anyone… except maybe by those “you stole the Wiimote-trigger” people.

Quick! Inject me with more caffeine! I’m on a roll!

*Forgive us for not administering to this blogger his recommended medication

Via CNN

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