If you can make any sense of this post, congratulations
You can kind of play the old games if your internet connection doesn't suck provided that you buy them again
Ha ha, they still sell "mario all stars" for wii, just like they sold it for snes, instead of people buying a 2nd hand NES system (probably some group on the modern console payroll buys all the old NES systems and destroys them). Society has ridiculous "give a corporation money" days like christmas and birthdays, practically forcing naive advertising susceptible parents and such to buy the latest newest gizmo which they assume is best, ultimately being tricked onto a platform (where each next generation is more locked down with more newfangled bullcrap and less gameplay, where "the program controls the users, not the user controls the program") where a game they could have gotten 1/10th the price on a NES has to be bought brand new albeit with load times and having to use a motion detecting 747 cockpit controller. Similar to the college text book scam where a new 13th edition with 3 changed words is mandatory and created as an excuse to force people to buy it new. Modern consoles have economically evolved into an advanced elaborate trick to make money with all the soul of a shitty movie sequel. Even the console itself is a sequel "ps 4: the return of ps again, um somethingth anniversary gold edition". Since each game is a clusterfuck requiring a committee, any programmer that still manages to have soul after the 14 hour workdays or whatever they have to endure will be drowned out in bureaucracy (a bureaucracy was in charge of spelling that word, I have to spell check it every time). Sure they might contribute one awesome part but it'll be like a little caged bird and juxtaposed in context with everything else.
The op youtubes look like great... movies (probably unskippable cutscenes after tons of loading and navigating through a menu of bullcrap to even get it started). And this is probably added to the bullcrap menu of the tv itself, like you have to operate 7 remotes to cycle through netflix and itunes or whatever crap and figure out which wireless controller is player 1 and why 2 player mode can't be turned off and bla bla bla, the game is to navigate the interface. Maybe you'll finally get a game running (the part where you're actually supposed to input stuff with the controller if such a part exists) and the gameplay will basically be like "hold the analogue stick down a bit in the direction you want to walk". The same essentially linear "game" movie happens on each replay. Each game is a mario 64 clone or a shooter and sequels only because they're less economically risky since joe sixpacks already heard of them before, just like he heard of a particular brand advertised in commercials for whatever he buys. Go buy the next similar game when you finish because replay value is bad for business, unlike the business model of popping in another quarter to keep playing at the arcade. Now the quarter unit they want is 70 whole bucks.
By the way (i don't have a wii but played someone else's) and there this "game" where there's apparently no purpose other than to create your own avatar, like you select your style of eyes/hair/glasses/cheeks/eyebrows/etc and give it your name. I seriously wonder if this all goes in a government database, like free surveillance, everyone entering their own info willingly, lol. Oh, and you can enter other people's avatars, like mine was done without permission, kinda like facebook tagging other peoples names in your photo. So what do YOUR eyebrows look like? Nevermind that we have some sort of facebook thing that scans your face to see if your worthy of being able to buy or sell. And then the nintendo dsi (? or I forget which similar system) had this camera on it, probably some guy at this very moment is surrounded by monitors looking at everyone's remotely activated dsi cameras like that movie sliver. Someone is probably looking at you right now.
Last edited by gggmork on 02-22-13 at 22:58