Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 02, 2014, 01:07:31 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
RPGFan Community Quiz
Next Quiz Date: January 11, 2014
Subject: 999 (Nintendo DS)
For more information click HERE!
330138 Posts in 13528 Topics by 2179 Members
Latest Member: Lian_Kazairl
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  RPGFan Message Boards
|-+  The Rest
| |-+  General Discussions
| | |-+  Revolution gains its new name
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Print
Author Topic: Revolution gains its new name  (Read 3836 times)
John
Administrator
Posts: 7216


Member
*

DeceptiJohn
View Profile WWW Email
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:47:35 PM »

Who the fuck focus tested this name?  The Nintendo "Wii"?

http://revolution.nintendo.com/

-John
Logged

THROW PICKLE IN BURGER TO SPEED UP COMMERCIAL
Cauton
Posts: 655


Member
*

cauton42@hotmail.com
View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 01:03:11 PM »

What the hell, Nintendo? That announcement on the official website is so damn pretentious that it makes me cringe, and the actual name isn't much better. I wish they would've stuck with Revolution, heck, I would even have been fine with The Nintendo Go. Wii just sounds messed up.

I'll still buy one, though.
Logged
Logick
Posts: 531


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006, 01:37:16 PM »

I'll still buy it also, at the store when I get it I'm gonna say "Hi, can I take a wii here?  I'm willing to pay."
Logged

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."
~Malcolm X
Krelian
Posts: 305


Member
*

pmtome@hotmail.com
View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 01:37:44 PM »

wtf , this is a bad joke >< ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BON5nd8Fg

wiiiiii xDDDD
Logged

Sona mi areru ec sancitu
CluelessWonder
Posts: 838


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006, 01:40:11 PM »

Wii?  Bleh.  Not that the name matters but I liked the name "Revolution."
Logged

Currently Playing:  Brave Story:  New Traveler, various ios games

Currently Reading: 

Recently Beat: Shivah, Tales of the World:  Radiant Mythology, Thief
V-Dawg
Posts: 179


Member
*

PizMasta+V
View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 02:04:15 PM »

This reminds me of that one Simpsons episode where Homer breaks out of prison and is riding his little bookcart thingy.

"Must kill Moe. Wheee. Must kill Moe. Whee."

Wii is a dumbass name. But then again so is "Playstation" and "Game boy" and "Xbox" and those systems seem to have done relatively well. Although I'll admit "Wii" is probably the worst of the bunch.
Logged
Lilim
Posts: 140


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006, 02:06:29 PM »

Now I /really/ can't take this console seriously. Sheesh.

"I'm looking for the new Zelda on the Wii." Another reason never to ask assistence in a game store. XD

WIIIIIIIIIIIII!
Logged
Dios GX
Banninated
Posts: 892

Member
*

dios@hidoshi.com GSaviourPrime
View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006, 02:49:04 PM »

You guys are aware nothing is stopping you from calling it "The Revolution" still, right?
Logged
Leo
Posts: 1064

Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006, 02:57:51 PM »

Ah, the way I see it, we'll (probably) get used to the name as time passes. Although sure, it's more unusual than the rest. Having said all that, it's time for the obligatory Wii joke!

They should have a special dwiib section in the stores.
Logged
Degolas
Posts: 1973


Member
*

sickforbrains200@yahoo.co.uk sickforbrains200@yahoo.co.uk
View Profile WWW Email

Ignore
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2006, 03:01:12 PM »

Wii is...fun.

Yeah, I probably end up still calling it the Revolution.
Logged

I had a stupid dream
that I could change things.

Check out my YouTube videos!: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Degolas
Ryos
I can has demons?
Posts: 1700


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2006, 04:12:05 PM »

Quote from: "Dios GX"
You guys are aware nothing is stopping you from calling it "The Revolution" still, right?


Unfortunately, just like how all the corporations buy naming rights to stadiums in sports, just because you can "technically" call a product the same name doesn't really mean anything when everyone else in the world is calling it by the bathroom monicker.  Dumbest system name ever, btw. :P
Logged

It's never too late to start learning; it's always too early to stop learning.
Losfer
Bearded Scumlord
Posts: 3857


The friendliest man on the internet

Member
*


View Profile WWW

Ignore
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 04:15:52 PM »

...

Terrible.
Logged

Sketch
Sam I Am
Contributing Editor
Posts: 1365


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 05:28:35 PM »

I still say they should have gone with Dolphin.

The word 'Wii' just looks (and sounds) too weird to me.
Logged
Lost Fragment
Posts: 50


Member
*

polybius42
View Profile Email

Ignore
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2006, 05:47:29 PM »

Purely from a marketing standpoint..."Revolution" wouldn't have worked as its final name. When Nintendo's next console comes out after this one, it would be neigh impossible to come up with a word that has more innate power than "Revolution." Good codename, but way too weighty as a final name.

This though...shit, I dunno. It definitely sounds better to me now than it did when I read about it this morning in a hangover-induced daze. It'll definitely be a name that people remember, that's for sure. Still not sure if I'll like it though.
Logged

Dave
Posts: 568


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2006, 06:41:47 PM »

http://everybodylovesnintendowii.ytmnd.com/
http://addingtothewii.ytmnd.com/
http://wiiwillrockyou.ytmnd.com/
http://carltonwii.ytmnd.com/ (OH MY GOD WTF)

I had to do it.
Logged

Pages: [1] 2 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!