Consumer Lust Breaks In

The reason: Nintendo’s new controller. The device resembles a TV remote but with fewer buttons. It relies on wireless technology with built-in motion sensors to translate movement directly onto a TV screen. Wii can be swung like a tennis racket, twirled like a steering wheel, or pointed at the screen like a gun.

The Big Ideas Behind Nintendo’s Wii

I haven’t owned a console since pneumonia forced the parents to accede to my 4th-grade demands for an 8-bit NES, but for the first time in a long time (PS Streetfighter discs aside), I’m tempted to drop some cash on a video game machine. Wiiiiiii.

(This is a test-post to see if the new version of Flock has gotten its Right-Click-“Blog This” act together).

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