When the Wii first came out, I absolutely had to have one at any cost. I was the first gamer chick on my block with one and I reveled in retelling the war story of how my wii ownership came to be. How I was the 3rd in the ToysRUs line that fateful morning and the store manager only had 5 to sell. How I brandished my pre-order wii receipt much like Charlie did with his Golden Ticket until the first consoles became available for sale. And after my DNA made contact with it, the only way I'd part with it would be for Obi-Wan to come back from the dead and offer me his lightsaber for it. Add in the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and it was the best of times.
Two years later, and my mighty conquest collects dust in my living room. It glows blue from time to time like a lonely cylon hybrid toaster living in a world with no sliced bread, and I use it sparingly - primarily when I need some online game assistance while playing my 360. I over hear a few other wii owners at work gleefully talk about theirs all time. One guy invites his friends over almost every weekend for wii parties - and they play wii sports the entire duration. Matter of fact, it's the only wii game he owns. You've probably heard this story before. Another co-worker just bought one so she could do the same -- more wii party nights. It's the in thing to do apparently. And instead of being happy to have fellow wii owners in my midst, I'm nauseated. Ill. It's like a disease, a cancer of this planet. It's a plague, Mr. Anderson. It's like finding out that your mother's been working in the porn industry via a bad google image search.
What happened? I am a passionate gamer - I game every chance I get. Matter of fact, I've been shooting zombies all week in L4D. But every time I hear anything related to these multiplayer wii crap games, I die a little inside. Someone actually invited me to one of these social gatherings and I swear I threw up a little in my mouth. What has happened to the Wii is just unholy now - totally pimped out to the masses - it's like Nintendo sold their soul to the devil or something. Am I the only one out there that feels this way? Any thoughts?