The Nintendo Wii, a stunning system aimed at totally immersing the player in the gaming experience like never seen before, has turned a few heads since its unveiling a few years ago at E3. Since then, through excellent first-hand impressions and a strong marketing campaign, the system has received quite the buzz. For good reason, as not only is the motion-sensitive controller just about the stuff dreams are made of, but a robust Virtual Console service holding some of the greatest in retro titles on an owner's system, allowing for play at any time is another feature not worth overlooking.
Popular Science recently bestowed their award of Best of What's New 2006 on the Wii. They lauded its approach, of how the Wii took a step back from photo-realistic graphics and the raw processing power of its competition. Instead, they imagine the Wii as being the present reincarnation of gaming from old; a mixture of a simple control scheme and simple graphics, which together are sure to equal big fun.