On this day in 2006, Nintendo released the first Wii ever to gamers all over the world. The motion sensing tech may not impress many today, but anyone who had a Wii as a kid will remember how excitingly novel (and awkward) it felt to play Wii Sports with the family for the first time. Sadly, last year the Wii era came to an end after Ubisoft released the final game for the console.
We've collected some nerdy Wii memes from over the years to commemorate the day and hope our fellow gamers enjoy them as much as wii did.
At surface level the widespread problem with The Division seems simple enough: players deck their backpacks out to kingdom come, only to log on later to find their uber-customized backpacks empty, and then shortly after their characters locked out from logging back in altogether.
Controllers must be flying across rooms like uncontrolled helicopters, shattering TV screens right and left right now. The amount of frustration endured by any gamer out there that has to deal with an accidental restart, an unsaved 'boss kill' before dying, is enough to crush the most reasonable temperaments. Plain and simple, it just sucks to devote time and energy towards something that up 'n vanishes out of nowhere.
Mauricio Plaza put up a video that depicts the 'bug' in all of its evil glory, firsthand:
Let's just hope Ubisoft Massive patches up this madness soon.
Well, following that, they announced the next sequel in the Far Cry series Oct. 6, Far Cry: Primal.
The franchise was one we mentioned as we tried to decipher the mysterious tease and it follows on the heels of 2014's critically-acclaimed Far Cry 4. This time, you're moving form the Himalayas to the Prehistoric.
The trailer looks pretty cool, and seems to show all in-game footage. You take down a mammoth, then fight a saber-toothed tiger before realizing that other humans just might be the real enemy in this unknown land.
It's a neat idea.
Ubisoft also provided this behind the scenes look at what brought the huge developer towards the this specific idea.
What started as just a shot on the one lone hunter has very slowly zoomed out to reveal the surrounding art behind it. Accompanied by the sounds of a crackling fire, ambient music, a stern-voiced man and a frightened-sounding woman, five hours later, it looks like this:
There's very little information beyond this to ascertain just what Ubisoft is teasing and when they will tell us already. Many outlets are speculating some sort of prehistoric Assassin's Creed.
These dudes with some hoods might verify that guess:
But Ubisoft is a big studio with a lot of other intellectual properties and plenty of capital to create a new one. It could be some throw back Far Cry game or something totally unannounced.
Personally, it reminds me of the game WiLD. It's an open world in a pastoral, pre-civilization setting. And it was created by Ubisoft veteran Michel Ansel, who made Rayman. Even though it's purportedly not connected to Ubisoft, I still think it's worth mentioning.
11,000 people are currently streaming the mysterious cave painting and who knows what they think of it.
On the live stream's YouTube site, it merely says "Ubisoft Announcement – COMING SOON". Which is actually more information than the video or the tweet gave.
Ubisoft's conference was like a doubleshot of espresso to get you through the afternoon. Featuring Aisha Tyler as host, the conference was filled with action packed sword combat, virus-infected hellscapes, cats riding firebreathing unicorns, Jason Derulo, and a whole lot of Tom Clancy. Seriously.
Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One players will get access to a subscription service providing more than 150 Just Dance classic songs, plus brand new songs all year long. This means they never have to make another Just Dance, right? Check out some of the new tracks headed for the game: