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04/28/2006

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DannoHung

I refuse to call it the Wii.

I'm just gonna call it the Revolution anyway.

undercoverrabbit

Bah, it's just a name. What has me more curious than anything is the launch game list. Am I the only one who sees more mature game content being developed for the Wii. I saw some horror based and a few more mature adventure themes. With the lower price point, the lack of firepower delivered by the 360 and the blantant lies out of the Sony camp; Wii is looking better every day. Only time will tell. This is coming from a guy who hasn't owned a Nintendo system ever. The Wii looks like it might be the answer for a jaded gamer like myself. Before I can make that final choice I'll have to see it in action.

I must say that some of the demo's I saw from Sony look awesome. It's the price I'm not to happy with.

undercoverrabbit

One more thing.

Imagine just for a minute real time damage being done on people instead of cars. Think Full Auto and Burnout but done with humanoids. Referring to bruises, cuts, scrapes, decapitations, fingers, eyeballs, clothes, ect.

That would be very messy. I could see it now-banned in four countries and 29 states. The game 'they' don't want you to play.

mikanboy

I don't like the name but suspect I'll get used to it, kind of like I've gotten used to confusing statements from the current White House with headlines from The Onion. I don't think I'll ever like it though.

However, beyond the name itself: the explanation Nintendo gave is flawed, and shows the bias of the agency they hired. they confused a good logo with a good brand name.

"Wii has a distinctive 'ii' spelling that symbolises both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play."

the explanation that the 'ii' looks like people, like 2 controllers, that's a logo-centric perspective, rather than a brand-name perspective.

T. Holbrook Walker

People say it's impossible to ride the fence on this name, which I can't understand because of the cedar picket up my ass.

Would I have named the system Wii? No. That doesn't mean it's a bad name. It may just mean that I had better stick to engineering rather than marketing. I would have never though to make a flash animation to get a metric netload of free publicity.

I have heard many gamers say that Nintendo could not have thought of a worse name for this system. I contend that these people are simply unimaginitive. They could have called it Pootie Tang, which would have been worse.

I do have to say on a personal level that Wii does bring funny imagery to mind. The things that have been running through my head nonstop are:

1. Gonads and strife.
2. John Stewart saying, "Have you ever looked at the back of a $20 bill? Have you ever looked at the back of a $20 bill ... on Wii?"
3. Samuel Jackson saying, "Wii, mothaf*cka, do you *PLAY* it?"

Go Nintendo~!

Leopold

The name looks a lot cooler than it is to say.

Monkey-King

The name is unfortunate because there are likely better ones, but it won't kill the machine. The theory is there is no "bad" publicity, but I can tell you that is really not something a professional would say. There is bad advertising and Nintendo has gone down that road. First of all the biggest sin is that the word "we" in English is not a noun. It is the possessive form of a modifier before a noun. So used in UK, Aussie, or American English as a noun you end up with not only broken English you end up with confusing sentences. Next there is the connotation of reproductive organs, as in "wee-wee" or shortness as in "a wee lad". Combined together these firmly established meanings cause the name Nintendo choose to makes for confusing English. The whole idea behind using a made up word is to actually make it 'seem' like a NOUN, having totllay not done that Nintendo shows their lack of understanding of what exactly the benefit of a "non-word" name is used for is supposed to do.

Like I said this is not devastating, it is merely unfortunate, and I think the other issues around the system are only amplified by the poor "branding" choice. At a time when Nintendo needs a solid name, they instead choose on that merely causes more negative issues.

Monkey-King

The name is unfortunate because there are likely better ones, but it won't kill the machine. The theory is there is no "bad" publicity, but I can tell you that is really not something a professional would say. There is bad advertising and Nintendo has gone down that road. First of all the biggest sin is that the word "we" in English is not a noun. It is the possessive form of a modifier before a noun. So used in UK, Aussie, or American English as a noun you end up with not only broken English you end up with confusing sentences. Next there is the connotation of reproductive organs, as in "wee-wee" or shortness as in "a wee lad". Combined together these firmly established meanings cause the name Nintendo choose to makes for confusing English. The whole idea behind using a made up word is to actually make it 'seem' like a NOUN, having totllay not done that Nintendo shows their lack of understanding of what exactly the benefit of a "non-word" name is used for is supposed to do.

Like I said this is not devastating, it is merely unfortunate, and I think the other issues around the system are only amplified by the poor "branding" choice. At a time when Nintendo needs a solid name, they instead choose on that merely causes more negative issues.

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