Saturday, October 31, 2009

Adam Sessler? 95% wrong. =(



I tried to make this post but it kept telling me to "refrain from profanity" ... I don't... see... any profanity. so anyway, i guess I'll just preach to the choir and share it with you guys!


I.... I just don't get it.

what has Nintendo done to make you folks at G4 so .... bitter?

I mean, first you make it look ever-so-painfully to have to suffer the buuuuurden of discussing the Wii.

you quickly "get that out of the way" to discuss what I presume you consider the "real" consoles, am I right?

and in doing so, you show footage of Wii Fit Plus.

let's assume for a minute that you're soooo above the Wii because that's what your audience demands. .... well then why would that "hardcore" audience want to see Wii Fit Plus!? why not show A Boy and his Blob? Muramasa? Darkside Chronicles? NSMBWii? there are plenty of other candidates for new/forthcoming Wii games that your audience WOULD enjoy if they even knew about them.

you talk about the Wii audience being "uninformed" - when I talk to """hardcore""" gamers about the Wii, they have no idea about the GOOD games available on the system! why? it ain't cuz they don't exist. it's because of videos like this that don't even mention them!!

ok, that's my first point.

my second point of utter confusion is how once you complete the seemingly arduous task of discussing the Wii and saying how the only reason it doesn't need a successor is because its audience is too "uninformed" to "know what it's missing" - you then go on to say how the forthcoming MOTION CONTROL from Sony/MS has you all excited for the future!!

hello!? if that's your deal then the future is now, my man! go buy a motion plus - it's a whole lot cheaper than the Sony [name here] will be. and trust me, they've got swordplay.

lastly, you say how proud you are that devs can focus on the GAMES instead of just making things pretty and calling it a new experience. isn't that exactly why we have games like ABAHBlob and Muramasa on the Wii? because those devs have already matured to that ideal?

have you really become that chained to HD? are you really operating under the short-sightedness that PS3/60 graphics will never grow stale but that the Wii already has?

I... I just really struggle with the logic, G4.

and do you know why I struggle? do ya know why I make these silly posts instead of just ignoring you all together? it's because I used to REALLY love your programming!! before E3'08 I could look forward to an evening of X-Play, AOTS and my video game of choice.

but ever since E3'08, watching those shows just feels like I'm being mocked because I'm not welcome in your elitist club w/o a PS3/60.

I have an HDTV.
I've been a passionate gamer since Atari (not jaguar).
I genuinely enjoy the Wii and its library of games.
let me - and those like me - back in to your club, Adam! we want to be friends again.... =\



Maxi said...

Excellent post.
I don't get what is up with G4. They used to be a decent channel. Now well Crashman post better shows my point. This segragationist aditude is the problem these days. Just don't get it...

Greg Meyer said...

If you refuse to cover a platform, and call the users of that platform uninformed, then you're cutting off potential viewers. I have no interest in viewing a show that wont cover the things I enjoy.

Zero TOlerance said...


you have effectively articulated the discrepancy in so-called "professional" gaming journalism. Adam Sessler's video is quite indicative of this generation to the point where his comments were insulting. I have been gaming as long as you have, and I choose the Wii as my only console this generation for all the reasons Sessler and his "professional" analysis lacks. It is Sessler's and the industry's general lack of foresight which as catapulted Nintendo back into dominance, with their position not confirmed by their profits, but by the mimicry of Sony and Microsoft who have both developed technologies to compete with the Wii.

Did you get that last part, Sessler? You say the Wii have a sequel before the other systems, yet those systems are ALREADY imitating the Wii. Not the other way around. And you know what? Those systems will not succeed because of the mentality that you have so kindly exhibited for us, and we can only blame ourselves. I say "we" because you somehow differentiate between gamers who only own Wiis and those who own PS3/60s; I'm amending your error.

In the 16-bit era, the system wars was fun. In this generation, fanboyism is just plain obnoxious.

NinSage said...

"In the 16-bit era, the system wars was fun. In this generation, fanboyism is just plain obnoxious."

you hit the nail on the head right there. people try to use the 16-bit "console wars" as evidence that what we are experiencing now is nothing new - but it's really two completely different beasts.