I just watched this video, and I have to say I was thoroughly amused.
They’re pretty damned spot-on about Wii Music. I saw the demonstration clip for Wii Music, and I fail to see how playing the Wiimote like a flute is fun (or even remotely intelligent). Seriously; the flute itself is pretty “flamboyant”… but a VIRTUAL flute? Come on now. And its true, Wii Speak would simply be an excuse for massive trashtalk and cussing on Wii. However, R-Rated smack talk on Mario Kart would be pretty damned fun.
I remember seeing a video on YouTube a long while back, has to be almost two years now. It was about this cool little game where you create an alien from scratch, build up a civilization, and then venture out into space. I hadn’t thought much of it again until read this article (http://pc.ign.com/articles/885/885477p1.html) at IGN about Spore, being released on PC on September 7th.
This game honestly sounds like the deepest, most open-ended PC game I’ve ever heard of. They already have over 1 million user-created creatures catalogued, and that number will probably be up into the 4-5 million range by the time the game is released. I can’t wait to see the online gaming community’s creativity unleashed in this environment, just as I enjoy going through all the Mii Creation contests that Nintendo Wii has online. Plus I can’t wait to take a bunch of bacteria, turn them into ugly-ass aliens who beat the crap out of each other, and then take them into spaceships and blow the crap out of other aliens!