GDC 2007: "The Wii is a Piece of Sh*t!"

During a session at GDC this morning titled 'Burning Mad - Game Publishers Rant,' time was taken about half way through to allow developers a chance to spew their own rants. One speaker, Chris Hecker, currently working on Spore at Maxis, took the opportunity to call out Nintendo for not taken games seriously.

"The Wii is a piece of shit!" Hecker began his talk, which was called "Fear of a Wii Planet." He blasted a few bars of Public Enemy to set the tone. Hecker said the Wii is nothing more than two GameCubes stuck together with duct tape, and that the console isn't powerful enough to provide the next-gen experience he has been waiting for.

Although he stated the system is "severely underpowered," Hecker noted that he wasn't simply referring to the Wii's graphical capabilities. He wants to spend a console's CPU making games more intelligent, and he has found the Wii doesn't have the power to process things like complicated AI.

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GaMr-4269d ago

$250 for a "Next-Gen" Console. You pay for what you get.

BubblesDAVERAGE4269d ago

Its also overpriced....way over priced..they shouldnt even consider it next gen

InMyOpinion4269d ago (Edited 4269d ago )

If he said it in front of an audience:

"Welcome to GDC! First of all I would like to thank you all for tuning in to listen to my speech. Just for the record: The Wii is a piece of sh!t! Two Gamecubes stuck together with duct tape. Thank you for listening and don't forget to purchase Spore. Bye!"

bilal4269d ago

He did say it infront of an Audiance, and i totally agree with him....and wii selling over 360 and ps3 really shows how stupid many people are..

eclipsegryph4269d ago (Edited 4269d ago )

Why does the success of the Wii show public stupidity? How is enjoying ANYTHING a sign of public stupidiy? I don't enjoy fishing, but I'm not going to call my fishermen friends stupid for their hobby.

This guy getting so upset over Nintendo doesn't really make much sense. Nintendo is pushing gaming in a different direction than what Sony and Microsoft are doing. It's a seprate direction, but it's still gaming. The end is still the same - provide entertainment for people. Which segways into the other confusing statement that he is upset that Nintendo markets their games as simply "fun". Aren't you supposed to have fun playing your video games? His remarks about video games as an artform are very subjective, seeing as how art is in the eye of the beholder.

This... is just a very confused man.

Violater4269d ago

Not a fan of the Wii but that was pretty harsh, you cant deny the success of this console, and you shouldn't overlook that It has a specific demographic on lock down . Its a "Fun" console, so if your going to make games for it you better use your imagination and make Fun games.
If you so want to make serious games take on the other 3 systems.
But I'm sure the Wii needs no one to come to its defense, the sales speak for itself and while the other 2 boxes sits on shelves u cant find a Wii anywhere.
I'm sure Nintendo has something to knock our socks off tomorrow.

BubblesDAVERAGE4269d ago

thats why there arent any wiis on shelves they arent shipping a million a month...when the pal ps3 launch happens there will be shortages again....

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