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Benedictus Setaro
Gallente
Posted - 2006.04.27 16:52:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Benedictus Setaro on 27/04/2006 16:59:28
Edited by: Benedictus Setaro on 27/04/2006 16:58:04
It's Official

Nintendo have offically announced the real name of the revolution console.... Wii.

Discuss.....puns ahoy me mateys!

Eurogamer has the story if the Nintendo site is down

Spartan239
Caldari
The Blue Dagger Mercenery Agency
Posted - 2006.04.27 16:56:00 - [2]
 

funny name

keepiru
Omega Fleet Enterprises
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2006.04.27 17:01:00 - [3]
 

Huh. Trust nintendo to come up with something that wierd.

Well, I hope the games are as interesting as they are on the GC, the XB and PS stuff is starting to bore me.

GouldFish
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.04.27 19:12:00 - [4]
 

I have to admit that I was liking the direction Nintendo was taking but I have to admit I'm not a fan of the name.

Benedictus Setaro
Gallente
Posted - 2006.04.27 19:26:00 - [5]
 

The comments section on the story over at Eurogamer has become a 200+ wordplayfest lol. Some choice comments:


'Hello mr games store owner, can I have a wii please?'
'No, the bathroom is for staff only'

'I think I'll have a Wii in my lounge.'

'I'm surprised the Wii name didn't get leaked.'

'I laughed so hard a little bit of wii came out'

'Wii is puu'

'you never know it might **** all over the competition'

R31D
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.04.27 20:15:00 - [6]
 

I liked the name Revolution a lot Sad

Still gonna buy one

Mastoras
Rage and Terror
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2006.04.27 20:21:00 - [7]
 

Wow that name sucks! Wii i mean cmon thats pathetic, should of stuck with revolution.

Turmion Morder
Gallente
Posted - 2006.04.27 20:44:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Turmion Morder on 27/04/2006 21:20:21
You guys wanna come over to my house and play my Wii? Up to 4 at once!

Xelios
Minmatar
Broski Enterprises
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2006.04.27 20:57:00 - [9]
 

Supposedly these Wii's can connect to each other, does that mean 2 wii's makes a wiiwii?

Seriously what a dumb name, but in Japan this'll probably fit right in. No shot to the Japanese people or anything, it's just the vibe I get out of Japanese gaming culture.

Lord Slater
Amarr
Kodan Armada
Posted - 2006.04.27 21:09:00 - [10]
 

WWWHHHHHHEEEEEEEE.......

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2006.04.27 21:37:00 - [11]
 

"Hey, wanna come over and play some Xbox?"

"Nah, I'm gonna stay at home and play with my Wii"

Brother Benthor
FinFleet
Raiden.
Posted - 2006.04.27 21:48:00 - [12]
 

i can already imagine the comments while playing...

"SWING THAT WII BABY!!!"

"TURN THE WII LEFT .... U ARE MISSING IT"

"U PLAY THAT Wii LIKE NO ONE I HAVE SEEN BEFORE"

"I WANT THE YELLOW Wii ... I SAID FIRST"

Ominus Decre
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2006.04.27 22:20:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Benedictus Setaro
Edited by: Benedictus Setaro on 27/04/2006 16:59:28
Edited by: Benedictus Setaro on 27/04/2006 16:58:04
It's Official

Nintendo have offically announced the real name of the revolution console.... Wii.

Discuss.....puns ahoy me mateys!

Eurogamer has the story if the Nintendo site is down



Properally translated to "Weee!"

Yep, no intent to buy Nintendo products. I think they are targeting the wrong audience.

Coconut Joe
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.27 22:22:00 - [14]
 

I'm not going to buy it now, that name's naff.

Jacob Matar
Minmatar
MASS HOMICIDE
FREGE Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.27 22:46:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Coconut Joe
I'm not going to buy it now, that name's naff.


You're not going to buy a game system that you were originally planning on because of its name? Wow... That's pretty crazy.

At any rate, "Wii" will be a household name just like Google and iPod by this time next year. You can count on that.

He Pao
Posted - 2006.04.27 22:59:00 - [16]
 

Well strange name, but this console is gonna kick arses. All the devs and people who have been lucky enough to test it are screaming everywhere "OMG PURE OWNAGE!!!".

Coconut Joe
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.27 23:34:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Jacob Matar
Originally by: Coconut Joe
I'm not going to buy it now, that name's naff.


You're not going to buy a game system that you were originally planning on because of its name? Wow... That's pretty crazy.

At any rate, "Wii" will be a household name just like Google and iPod by this time next year. You can count on that.


Yup, I had it all planned out. My mates would be like
'Hey coco, why you got a console that's for kids?' And I'd be like 'because it has an inovative control system and revolutionary, not to mention, original, game play.' And they'd be like 'meh, fair enough, but I like my hardware to be powerfull. We shall agree to disagree like gentlemen that we have each chosen a game system that suits us each best.' And I'd like. 'Why yes indeed sir.' And then we both part, still firends.

...

But now it would be my mates would be like 'Hey coco, why you got a console that's for kids?' And I'd be like 'because it has an inovative control system and revolutionary, not to mention, original, game play.' But now they'd say 'but it's got a name that sounds like what kids call urine.' And then I'd be like all :( And they'd be like 'hahahahaha' And I'd be spent hundreds of pounds to be humiliated like that and I just dont see it working out. So no, I'm not going to buy a console, and yes, its simply because It's got a ****ty name, and besides, I'm just going to wait for Sony or MS to rip of nintendo and build their own funky weird controlers as well. I fail to see how I loose.

Jacob Matar
Minmatar
MASS HOMICIDE
FREGE Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.27 23:52:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Coconut Joe
Originally by: Jacob Matar
Originally by: Coconut Joe
I'm not going to buy it now, that name's naff.


You're not going to buy a game system that you were originally planning on because of its name? Wow... That's pretty crazy.

At any rate, "Wii" will be a household name just like Google and iPod by this time next year. You can count on that.


Yup, I had it all planned out. My mates would be like
'Hey coco, why you got a console that's for kids?' And I'd be like 'because it has an inovative control system and revolutionary, not to mention, original, game play.' And they'd be like 'meh, fair enough, but I like my hardware to be powerfull. We shall agree to disagree like gentlemen that we have each chosen a game system that suits us each best.' And I'd like. 'Why yes indeed sir.' And then we both part, still firends.

...

But now it would be my mates would be like 'Hey coco, why you got a console that's for kids?' And I'd be like 'because it has an inovative control system and revolutionary, not to mention, original, game play.' But now they'd say 'but it's got a name that sounds like what kids call urine.' And then I'd be like all :( And they'd be like 'hahahahaha' And I'd be spent hundreds of pounds to be humiliated like that and I just dont see it working out. So no, I'm not going to buy a console, and yes, its simply because It's got a ****ty name, and besides, I'm just going to wait for Sony or MS to rip of nintendo and build their own funky weird controlers as well. I fail to see how I loose.

Just wait until you see some game footage from E3. Supposidly there will be quite a few games playable. As for Sony or MS ripping off the controller, they would only do that if it turns out to be great (and sell well). If that's the case then you'll be missing out on some sweet games.

As for the name thing, I would have preferred the Nintendo GO or the N5... But, oh well.

Lyra VX
Pretty Riders
Posted - 2006.04.28 00:11:00 - [19]
 

Dear ****ing god, worst name change ever.

Cypherous
Minmatar
Lions of Judah Incorporated
Posted - 2006.04.28 00:22:00 - [20]
 

That has to be the most ******ed thing nintendo have ever done, why do i foresee the Wii ending up in the same bin as the dreamcast >.<

keepiru
Omega Fleet Enterprises
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2006.04.28 00:25:00 - [21]
 

Coudlnt give a toss about the name, tbh. Graphics dont make the game, name dont make the console, cover dont make the book.

And I wont go to other people's houses to play another console because I already have all of them at my place, in widescreen and 5.1 :)

Benedictus Setaro
Gallente
Posted - 2006.04.28 00:35:00 - [22]
 

Scotland:

"I'd like to buy a wii"
"A wee what? A wee game for the wee laddie here?"

There's a book's worth of Wii jokes on Eurogamer now, some are pure genius.

Soren
PAK
Posted - 2006.04.28 04:00:00 - [23]
 

"I've got red Wii"
"I think you should see a doctor"


Meh, it's a name. I'll just call it the wii wii to save the trouble of other people trying to make fun of it (or me)

Ombey
Black Aces
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2006.04.28 10:36:00 - [24]
 

Kid goes into games shop, all excited.

Kid: "Can I have a wii please mister"
Shopkeeper: "Erm, we don't have toilets here".

I mean, seriously- didn't anyone tell Nintendo that their new games console name is another name for taking a leak (at least in the UK). Or maybe they don't care Very Happy

Callistus
Reikoku
IT Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.28 11:40:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Lord Slater
WWWHHHHHHEEEEEEEE.......

Laughing Dammit, you reminded me of that Firefox advert and now I can't stop giggling!

Arianne Lost
Minmatar
Posted - 2006.04.28 12:13:00 - [26]
 

I think you'll find that urine for a lot of jokes along these lines

Petwraith


ISD YARR
Interstellar Services Department
Posted - 2006.04.28 13:32:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Benedictus Setaro
Scotland:

"I'd like to buy a wii"
"A wee what? A wee game for the wee laddie here?"

There's a book's worth of Wii jokes on Eurogamer now, some are pure genius.


Laughing

Didn't get it till i said it with a scotish accent. After that i laughed for a good 5 mins.

The Chef
Caldari
Posted - 2006.04.28 14:00:00 - [28]
 

I'm really looking forward to my first wii!

Honestly, I love the name. I'm like a kid in a candy store. I fail to see what anyone could hold aganist it. wiiiiiii all the way home!

Ysolde Xen
The Causality
Electus Matari
Posted - 2006.04.28 14:55:00 - [29]
 

Should I be worried that when the news of the Wii hit my corp's public channel, the consequent deluge of wee jokes actuallly raised the tone? Shocked

Stupid name change... what was so wrong with 'Revolution' eh?

Admiral Keyes
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.28 14:59:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Admiral Keyes on 28/04/2006 14:59:55
I think its a cool name, for one reason

You get to say all those "Wii" jokes in public Very Happy Thats Cool! Very Happy


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