the new gaming

i just played the wii last week and realized where gaming is going. to help you understand let me tell you about my experience with the wii. so me and a few buddies sat around and played the wii sports package for hours and hours. a few packs of beer and two days later we finally had a winner in the golf tournament.

you talk about intense. i think i sweat more playing the wii then i have in the last 3-4 months. the interactivity with my buddies while playing the game was amazing. you get so involved in playing the game you forget you are in a nyc size apartment with 2×2 feet to actually move around in. the big thing the wii is missing is the on-line gaming (xbox live) capabilities. i realized after my friends left i felt like an idiot playing the wii by myself.

so this leads me to my next thought. when gaming was introduced and for the longest time after that it was a task one did by a single person to past the time. the next gen gaming will be all about community and activity. i think we have all heard the community argument but no one has talked about activity. in other words it great that i can connect with all these other gamers but you have to give us something to do. i have to believe that just playing console games is the tip of the iceberg. and that is where the wii comes in. why go to the gym (outside for that matter) when you can exercise with friends from around the world while just playing a game from the comfort of your living room. and why stop it at exercising? think second life!?! can i have a date on the wii? why not? create an avatar and meet other single people from around the world and create the perfect blind date. once again why put yourself through the pain of dating when you can qualify your potential mate through virtual dating through a gaming console.

i know that may seems very unlikely but believe me…just play the wii and you will see what i mean.



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