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The more I find out about TViiiiii, the more I despise it. The reason why is because the reason why I play video games is, in part, as protest to Hollywood and its trash.
In fact, the reason why I used Netflix before it became popular (before anyone had heard of it) was because it freed me from using any television programming. Mailing in DVDs was far more fun than watching commercials on TV for a show that played at a certain time. When Netflix started streaming, it became even more fun.
Just because Wii users were using Netflix doesn’t mean they want integration into Hollywood trash. TViiiiiii looks more like Hollywood is trying to control the medium instead of the other way around. It seems more like they are trying to ‘push’ their own stuff. Let’s not forget Nintendo did something similar with TViiii with the 3DS except Hollywood was pushing 3d.
And who the fuck wants to comment and twitter during the shows? Get that shit out of here.
To me, TViiiiiii doesn’t come across as ‘neat’ or an extra the console doesn’t need (like an appendix). It comes across as hostile. It is as if I buy a game console to get entertainment away from Hollywood trash but Hollywood says, “No, you cannot get away from us” and vomits all this junk on your video game console. This is a big reason why I never purchased Sony’s consoles because Sony is a part of Hollywood. Blu-Ray was about using video gamers to prop up something for Hollywood. I say fuck Hollywood and long live gaming.
When Iwata said in 2006 that Nintendo wants to compete against movies and TV to have gaming be the dominant medium, I was all for that. And Netflix was an attack on the cable companies and traditional TV which is why it was so popular on the Wii. TVii seems as if it was designed by Hollywood just as the 3DS ’3d movies’. The more I find out about the Wii U, the more I feel the console is hostile to what I want.
So it looks like I’ll be escaping to the PC. Happily, this time I have GoG. Did you see the sale this weekend? RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale are on sale. Good stuff. I’ve realized that I could buy a new game from GoG every weekend, be richly satisfied, and still be spending less money than one console game a month.