Take that, all you non-believers.
Archive for 2008-06
I haven’t touched my Wii since a few weeks after Mario Kart Wii was released; I’ve yet to complete half of 150cc, much less unlock and beat the mirror stages. This does not mean the Wii has been neglected all this time, however, as my younger brother has been honing his Kart-racing skills, and I have no doubt he can now kick my ass at the game.
Recently, I’ve noticed that he’s discovered online play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connect service. Now, it’s no secret that WFC is considered the most restrictive and broken match-up system of the three, and it’s unimaginable why Nintendo would abuse it’s loyal customers in such an inhumane way.
… until now.
No ass hats, no wankers, no potty mouths, no bratty 12-year olds, and no annoying teenagers. Well, at last on the surface, but even the biggest fuckwad is of no threat if you eliminate all communication between it and its audience.
My brother logs on, hops into a random game, has his fun, and repeats until he’s had his fill. (Or used up his video-game time for the day)
It’s frankly—dare I say it?—ingenious from a parenting point of view.
Touché, Nintendo. Touché.