Nintendo Wii = Retro Goodness

New consoles everywhere. Playstation 3. XBOX 360. Wii.

So, I got a Wii. Yes, I got in the car at 6:30 in the morning and drove to the Bailey’s Crossroads Best Buy in Arlington, VA and got in line. I was #53. They had 87 units, so I got one when the store opened at 9. It was an interesting experience. Right of passage, etc. And I took some pictures.

The controller is as good or better than I imagined it could be. Excellent stuff. I’m having fun with Zelda, Monkey Ball, Wii Sports, and Need For Speed: Carbon. What might even be more fun is the Nintendo Virtual Console that runs retro games downloaded from Nintendo. Some of the supported systems: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, NEC TurboGrafx 16, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64. Greanted, I don’t need Nintendo taking me by the hand to get retro games up and running, but it’s nice how easy it makes it for lay folk.

I can’t wait for Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid 3!

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