Chapter 8. A-Gaming Wii Will Go

Sure, the Wii has a progressive, cutting-edge control system. Sure, it includes some great software that personalizes the Wii experience. And sure, it’s brilliantly positioned as a useful Internet appliance that anyone in the family can use to communicate, shop, or check the weather. But even though the Wii can do all these things, its fundamental purpose is to play games.

The Wii doesn’t play just any games—it plays great games and, in some cases, groundbreaking games (mostly due to the unique wireless controller system). The Wii can work in a backward-compatible mode to play Nintendo GameCube games and lots of old-time games through the Virtual Console, as well as modern Wii-specific games. In this chapter, I look ...

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