consoleme.ca writes: Looking back on 2008, one thing stands out in my memory that seriously changed the way I look at video games. That thing is the Nintendo Wii. I've had a Wii for a year now, and it has surpassed any expectations I had for the team at Nintendo. I've always played other systems, but had a bias for the Nintendo flavour of games.
About a year ago it was a week before Xmas 2007, and I convinced my girlfriend that we should buy ourselves a Wii for a present. The only problem was that they were harder to find than a Hammer Brother Suit. I was constantly checking the online classifieds, and phoning every electronics store within a 100km radius of my house. Then finally a local store received an unexpected shipment of ten systems, and I got down there when there were two left (the guy behind me in line got the last one).
This all seemed like a big deal for just another console, even though it was the holiday season. After all the stress from acquiring the Wii, I could've been easily disappointed if it didn't live up to the hype. Luckily, the first title I bought was Super Mario Galaxy. This is always a safe bet with a new Nintendo console, as the designers behind the Mario Franchise are sure to be familiar with all the capabilities of the new hardware, and have the track record of many of the best games ever created.