Nintendo’s Wii U Event: By The Critics

It was exciting to see the Circle out en force at the Wii U event yesterday.

The event featured a more muted Reggie Fils-Aime, certainly moreso than on that fateful day when he made his debut at Nintendo of America’s president at E3.  In May, 2004, he said triumphantly,””My name is Reggie. I’m about kicking ass. I’m about taking names, and WE’RE about making games!”

While the prices and dates of two different units were revealed to start at $299 when they begin selling on November 18, 2012, Fils-Aime chose to hold off on telling journalists precisely when games would be released.

The theory must be: Why give them release dates now when we can get more press out of them later?

Our members seemed most enthusiastic about a forthcoming Bayonetta game and Wii U TVii, software embedded within the Wii U that may be as full of features as the Xbox Live service.

Videographer Victor Kalogiannis and I shot a fair amount of interviews with our members and we will bring that to you in the coming days. It’s smart, thoughtful stuff.

The takeaway for you right now:  divergent opinions that range from apathy to ecstasy.

–Harold Goldberg, Founder

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