The Wii has an odd relationship with most hardcore gamers; the type of love-to-hate thing that's usually projected at soap stars and reality show winners. Most gamers have one and they'll gladly break the Wii remotes out after a few pints in the pub, but the rest of the time they'll rage against it.
There are very few good games, after all. Boom Blox is great for afternoons with the kids, but what about when you want something more hardcore? That's where Nintendo's deplorably casual console falls down, as even the Zelda game for the platform is about as exciting as picking your nose.
It's around here then that Sega is stepping up to the plate lately, with games like Madworld and House of the Dead: Overkill trying to fill that market with the promise of gore and guns. There's also The Conduit, Sega's attempt to make the FPS format work on the platform.