Wii don’t need no education

30 Sep

Nintendo is the new messiah, cloaked in white molded plastic.Wii-jOG-001

It wants the minds of our children and works to placate our parental worries.

Since video games rot the mind and the body equally, let’s at least get the kids jumping up and down during the brain rotting phase!

Of course I’m being melodramatic. But when your kid would rather play Wii then look at a dead seal on the banks of the gorge, a warning light should start flashing somewhere.

Interest in school work? You have got to be kidding me.

National Public Radio in the US agrees with me completely, although there is some lively and amusing debate around their opinion.

I predict that the next level will be paid-for advertising within Nintendo games, and product placement, just to make the mind control complete. I’m quite sure they’ve already thought about it: they are clever.

I am going now to play tennis in Second Life and when I come back I want that game off!

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3 Responses to “Wii don’t need no education”

  1. Michael Tension October 1, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Are you kidding? Product placement has been in games for years. What do you think all the songs in Grand Theft Auto are all about? And the death of television commercials and news print will just put more pressure on new media to fill the gaps.

  2. dougbrowncreative October 1, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    I’m not quite ready to play Taps for television commercials yet…but I am holding my breath to see paid-for advertising within games. Let me know if you spot any.

  3. Michael Tension October 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    This link is to a slide show showing a bunch of ads with in games: http://www.forbes.com/2006/07/19/cx_eb_videogames_ads_slide.html?partner=msnbc

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