The Wii Zapper/Link's Crossbow Training
bundle drops tomorrow -- a relatively surreptitious release considering some of the other holiday giants
coming out this week. However, something tells us that the political backlash to Nintendo's kinda-gun-shaped-but-not-really peripheral will be anything but furtive -- and Washington Post writer Monica Hesse agrees.
In her article, she gives a brief history of toy guns, and how the Zapper fits into the grand saga of controversial faux weaponry. Some of her sources are firmly opposed to the idea of bringing a gun attachment to the otherwise kid-friendly system, but we feel that 14-year-old Damian Crisafulli's response to paranoid parents
is the most insightful soundbite in the whole story: "It's plastic that clips to a video game controller." Well said, Damian.