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Epic's President Mike Capps isn't the world's biggest fan of the Nintendo Wii, we think it would be fair to say. Speaking at this year's New York Comic Con, the President of all things Unreal hammered home just how awful he thinks this whole motion-sensitive thing is.

"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," Capps told IGN.

"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."

Hmm - the man does make some compelling points. While Nintendo has certainly opened up the Wii as the most accessible console with games like Wii Sports and the upcoming Wii Fit, the hardcore gamer has been a little undernourished lately. Super Mario Galaxy is all well and good, but the games need to be a little more regular perhaps.

That said, the Wii is a remarkable step forward for the games industry and Capp's reasoning that there'll never be an Epic-made Wii game because "we go forward, not back" does seem a little mean.
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if it's that bad then why the wii is the most sold console in the world?
EDIT: forgot to add.............BRAWL FTW!!!!
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Im sure there will be more ''Hardcore'' games in the future but I think the Wii is doing great as it as for now.
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he does make a decent point about most gamers playing the Wii for 2 months, and the craze spreading rapidly, with the next buyer only played for 2 months, but thats really because most 'hardcore gamers' who buy a Wii also own other consoles, and the Wii has very few really good games, plus i find that sometimes its a real effort to use the Wii-Mote instead of just sitting back in a chair with my PS3 controller. with all the awesome titles coming out for PS3/Xbox 360 and the like this year, its hard to go back to the Wii, when really you can count the amount of decent games on two hands at the most.

still he was pretty harsh about it, the Wii wasnt ever meant to be a hardcore gamers console anyway, thats why i believe they added support for Gamecube games, to please avid Nintendo fans while still branching out to a new family target audience.
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if it's that bad then why the wii is the most sold console in the world?
for exactly the reasons mentioned in the OP...
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for exactly the reasons mentioned in the OP...
Exactly. I got a Wii when it first launched, but sold it after 2 months, as I had just got bored of it. It's best suited for parties really. I have to say though, playing warioware while drunk with your mates is incredibly fun.
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for exactly the reasons mentioned in the OP...
if that were true,people would have stopped buying the console after a couple months and it's been the most sold for quite a while.
a lot of people even bought wii on it's release date and are still using it a lot,i bought it for brawl though.
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Fair enough the man has got a valid point, but you can also say the same for his games and hardcore games alike. I mean everyone goes nuts for games like CoD4, few months down the line they dont play them. I know i dont, ive had my time with it.

Gears of War 1, i played it once and competed and have never went back. I wouldnt exactly call it a virus. So what if people only play it for 1-2 months, they still paid for it and had their fun.

I personally think hes jealous and has no fun side to him, guy needs to play the Wii

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because "we go forward, not back
I think he went back with latest unreal tournament. I think it sucked compared to previous one. Also if hes going forward then why not go forward with the "Virus" that has everyone egarly wanting one
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Fair enough the man has got a valid point, but you can also say the same for his games and hardcore games alike. I mean everyone goes nuts for games like CoD4, few months down the line they dont play them. I know i dont, ive had my time with it.

Gears of War 1, i played it once and competed and have never went back. I wouldnt exactly call it a virus. So what if people only play it for 1-2 months, they still paid for it and had their fun.

I personally think hes jealous and has no fun side to him, guy needs to play the Wii



I think he went back with latest unreal tournament. I think it sucked compared to previous one. Also if hes going forward then why not go forward with the "Virus" that has everyone egarly wanting one
agreed,Moynesy FTW!
couldn't have put it better myself,every game dies except for CS.
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for exactly the reasons mentioned in the OP...
Yep.

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