Epic Prez: 'Wii is a Virus.'


Posted April 21, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

In a wide-ranging interview with IGN.com, Mike Capps, the president of Epic Games, described the Nintendo Wii as "like a weird virus." Capps says, basically, you break out your Wii when you have guests because it's cute, then everyone who fires up Wii Sports goes out and gets one of their own. Nice, right? Except, according to Capps, no one actually plays it.

"I haven't played anything that I really wished hadn't been on another platform sadly enough. It's a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they're like, "Oh my God that's so cool, I'm gonna go buy it." So you stop playing it after two months, but they buy it and they stop playing it after two months but they've showed it to someone else who then go out and buy it and so on. Everyone I know bought one and nobody turns it on. Obviously there's a class of people who really love it and enjoy it and are getting into the games but I'm still waiting for that one game that makes me play it. Who knows, maybe Wii Fit will be it.

So, reader, are you still rocking your Wii, or is the thing just sitting there in your entertainment center, gathering dust?

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Tags: Videogames, Wii
Epic Prez: 'Wii is a Virus.'


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