30°
Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 649d ago | article

The Wii U GamePad, Zelda, And The Future Of Video Game Innovation

The Wii U’s launch is imminent and the industry is prepping itself to see what Nintendo has achieved to top their previous generation giant, the Wii. Arguably the most demographically expansive video game console since the NES, the Wii’s success rests far deeper than its motion control hook. It was… how it smelt. Yes, the smell of the Wii. The smelly Wii. The stench of the console that so adamantly drew in one broad audience that video games had since succeeded to neglect - the “casuals”. It was this indescribable aroma (a mix of the Wii’s user-friendly user interface, advertising, software library and all the sound effects that people just like to hear when they want to pretend that they are real gamers, classic Mushroom Kingdom beeps and boops) that had brought to the video game lounge a host of grandmas, girlfriends, old friends, best friends, ex-friends, golf dads, soccer moms, groupies, babies, teachers, nurses, doctors, fire fighters, puppies, mafia bosses, alligators and pretty much every other conceivable audience that the PS3 and Xbox 360 hadn’t claimed for themselves. We have the Wii’s overall stench to thank for this very important expansion in the history of video games. (The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories

Mechanically Beautiful: Orcs Must Die! 2

9m ago - Welcome to Mechanically Beautiful, where we look into the widely debated topic of whether or not... | PC

S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2: ESL EURO SERIES Finals on 27th September 2014 in Cologne

11m ago - Prize money increased to EUR 12,000 Gameforge has announced the date and location for the finals... | PC
30°

Pre-Order Star Fox For Wii U On Amazon Canada

20m ago - Nintendo fans living in Canada can now pre-order Star Fox for Wii U from online retailer Amazon C... | Wii U
20°

New smartphone RPG game Pixy Princess Magical Girl released tomorrow in Japan

24m ago - Yuanet will release their new RPG game, Pixy Princess Magical Girl, on iOS devices tomorrow. | iPhone
Ad

Need Cash? (US Only)

Now - How would it feel to have your money struggles solved by this time tomorrow? We give fast loans from $100-$10,000+, and repayment terms up to 60 mo... | Promoted post
20°

Akiba’s Trip 2 for PS4 gets Traditional Chinese version next month

24m ago - Akiba’s Trip 2 is coming in next month with its Traditional Chinese version release on the PS4 co... | PS4