Wednesday, June 02, 2010

2010 belongs to the Nintendo Wii - [#NinTwentyTen hashtag explanation]

Unfortunately Twitter had a major #Fail around June when the World Cup and E3 were both taking place and since then it kind of lost all older tweets. This caused a problem for using the #NinTwentyTen hashtag as a way of keeping an updated list of games which were out and their trailers. So I stopped posting them. I may restart it at some point as blog posts here or elsewhere, or maybe just make another temporary hashtag for the Christmas period.

There are several reasons for the statement I made above. Partly, you could just argue that I'm a Nintendo fanboy. Which in some ways I am. However I have reason to be. I still find them to be both one of the most innovative and yet smartest businesses. They push boundaries; make some of the most memorable games ever created; and turn a good profit for their shareholders.

They deserve our respect.

Another reason 2010 is THE year for the Wii is that it's possibly at its maturest point. By this I mean it's the time for pulling out all the stops. At this point, the SD graphics are looking rather long in the tooth. Sony and Microsoft are both producing their own motion controls. Nintendo has to be ready for a fight.

In anticipation of this fight, I'm expecting big things of E3 [no this isn't my predictions post, that'll come later ;-) ].

However, I'm also fed up of everyone up till this point who utters the aggravating words "There's nothing to play on the Wii" or "Finally, a game that might make me dust off my Wii".

There's a word for such people: retarded.

There are plenty of great games on the Wii. It is just as deserving as any of the HD twins of being in a true gamer's arsenal.

Since listing all those great games would take far too long, I'm simply starting the list with 2010. As a celebration of the Wii and what I believe is already a phenomenal year for it, I'll be posting trailers daily with the hashtag #NinTwentyTen on my Twitter account.

Corny, I know, but I like it :-P.

P.S. The list will also include DS titles, and some games may have been released in 2009 in different regions. They still qualify. Because I'm running this list, not you!