Play with your Wii!

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Tannhauser, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    And so the Lord commanded that the puns multiply and be plentiful.

    In an unexpected announcement, Nintendo has apparently officially named the Revolution 'Wii" (pronounced exactly as one would expect).

    Even an article on CNN about it.

     
  2. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Herhehrhehrhehrheh ghkneh, he said "Wee".
     
  3. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    It is an unfortunate name, even if the humor in their bad choice isn't exactly gutbusting.

    It doesn't have to be a monumental screw-up to still have consequences. Did the creative team behind the name have no input from the English-speaking standpoint?
     
  4. Kan-Kerai

    Kan-Kerai Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 16, 2005
    Eat your heart out, Apple. Who needs one "I", when you have two "I"s looking toward the FUTURE?

    They obviiously diid, seeiing as Wii only has such connotations in English. This brings their judgement even more into question... if that's even possible.
     
  5. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    it should have been PIIIIII!!!!!!
     
  6. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Ah, another amusing Japanese sclew-up. :D
     
  7. Signeon

    Signeon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 17, 2005
    Can you imagine the commerical?

    "SUPER HAPPY FUN FUN!
    WII GREAT CONTROLER LIKE BIRD HAIKU!
    WRIST MOVEMENT CHANGE THE VISION!
    BUY NOW TODAY GO GO!"

    I am not proud I just wrote that.
     
  8. ADV

    ADV First time out of the vault

    Jan 14, 2006
    For some strange reason it reminds me of Intel's new marketing label for multimedia machines - namely "Viiv".

    ...

    I also pronounce 'wii' as 'why'.

    oh well...
     
  9. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death
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    May 7, 2003
    I'm really excited about this.
     
  10. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 6, 2003
    Let it settle in? There's a difference between an iPod (a name born out of the success of the i[nternet]Mac), Napster (which doesn't seem to mean anything), Google (based on a high number) or Yahoo (which is in general, a fun word for idiot) versus picking a word with a pronounciation which is going to send it to hell in a kindergartener's hand basket. Hell, why not call it "Fart" or "Poop"?

    ... which is what I did when I first saw it which means the "no abbreviation, no misunderstanding" explanation of the Nintendo flash presentation is BS.
     
  11. clercqer

    clercqer Senator oTO Orderite

    Feb 14, 2005
    You can't have both a revolutionary controller AND a weird name: it scares normal people off.
     
  12. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    It's not a great name but I'm surprised so many people think it is that awful.

    Sure, "wee" is a term kids used for piss or for penis... but uh... I haven't heard jokes about that since third grade (minus now). So I don't really see why everyone is suddenly falling back to that level. Maybe young gamers would have difficulties with this but I'd expect a little better from the older crowd :).

    I'm disappointed the name is no longer revolution, but I think the press statement really does sound idealist and an intriguing direction for console games to take.
     
  13. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death
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    May 7, 2003
    Who gives a shit about the name? Seriously, that's the dumbest thing to care about. It could be called Tubgirl64 for all I give a shit.
     
  14. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    So I was playing with my wii today and now Nintendo is sueing me for copyright infringement... :(
     
  15. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003





    DirtyDreamDesigner 1 - Malkavian 0
     
  16. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death
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    May 7, 2003
    Hahaha, okay, you guys win.
     
  17. Lazarus Plus

    Lazarus Plus The smoovest

    Apr 1, 2005
    My friend just told me about this last night when we walked into the electronics section of a store.

    My reaction: "It's the Sega Saturn all over again!"

    His: "At least the Saturn was a decent name."

    What a nightmare for Nintendo.
     
  18. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    This is the funniest thread in the General Gaming Forum evar!

    By the way the name sucks. Revolution sounded very good and "Wii" just sounds like a mispronounciation.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  19. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    Ha, good show. Probably not far off the mark either.
     
  20. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Japanese has poor 'english mastering skill'...

    Willy sounds better... :lol: