Video: The obligatory “Wii scream” clip

posted at 1:30 pm on December 31, 2008 by Allahpundit

Dude, total ripoff. Although it does make you wonder why Nintendo hasn’t turned these vids into a full-fledged corporate ad campaign. Just buy up the rights, splice them together, and roll it out next Thanksgiving. Tagline: “This Christmas, give your kids a conniption.”

Exit admission: This was my exact reaction to getting the Hitchens book.

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ahahahaha

lodge on December 31, 2008 at 1:33 PM

I had that reaction when Obarfy was elected.

Bishop on December 31, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Bet that kid is fun to teach.

Ritalin for two, 5th grade classroom. STAT!

cntrlfrk on December 31, 2008 at 1:37 PM

We would need to see more video of that kid’s regular behavior to really conclude that this is really a reaction to the getting wii.

pedestrian on December 31, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Are you happy now, Clark? She’s deaf.

Good Lt on December 31, 2008 at 1:45 PM

This kid watches way too much Oprah. I mean, when her audience gets anything they scream until their heads nearly explode. And ‘the Oprah’ encourages and tolerates this kind of immature behavior.

Turn the TV OFF!

savvydude on December 31, 2008 at 1:47 PM

1) Loser

2) He wouldn’t have done it w/o the camera there.

Take some of that energy and go work at a soup kitchen.

K

krl on December 31, 2008 at 1:50 PM

That’s what a dozen glazed donuts and a six-pack of Coke for breakfast will do….

irishspy on December 31, 2008 at 1:53 PM

The tragic results of over-ingestion of white library paste. Tsk

whitetop on December 31, 2008 at 1:58 PM

It was probably nice for his parents that he really enjoyed the present.

It’d be much worse if his reaction were, “Ugh! But Tommy’s mom and dad got him a PlayStation 3………”

JadeNYU on December 31, 2008 at 1:59 PM

Aw…isn’t he cute annoying.

Deeanne on December 31, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Over zee top it appears!

I’ve seen kids get a tad excited,
but in this case,sedation might be
required!

canopfor on December 31, 2008 at 2:05 PM

We’ll see how happy he is once he pops in Jenga: World Tour for the first time.

Gymkata on December 31, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Exit admission: This was my exact reaction to getting the Hitchens book.

Ah, the truth hurts, doesn’t it?

juanito on December 31, 2008 at 2:13 PM

That’s what a dozen glazed donuts and a six-pack of Coke for breakfast will do….

irishspy on December 31, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Substitute Mountain Dew, and you’d have the breakfast of champions. Champions, I tell you!!

juanito on December 31, 2008 at 2:15 PM

I didn’t know Vulcan children were capable of emotion.

Laura in Maryland on December 31, 2008 at 2:18 PM

I didn’t know Vulcan children were capable of emotion.

Laura in Maryland on December 31, 2008 at 2:18 PM

geeky chortle

Chubbs65 on December 31, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I didn’t know Vulcan children were capable of emotion.

Laura in Maryland on December 31, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Fascinating.

juanito on December 31, 2008 at 2:26 PM

Graduate of the Hamas School of Acting.

ronsfi on December 31, 2008 at 2:32 PM

pedestrian on December 31, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Must be normal behavior… they weren’t laughing nearly hard enough.

rosewaning on December 31, 2008 at 2:43 PM

After a month of playing the same low-res parlour games over and over, he’ll wish his parents had spent $50 less and bought the Xbox 360… assuming he’s not teh ghey.

Exit admission: This was my exact reaction to getting the Hitchens book.

Dude.

ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Wait till they find out how bad Wii games suck.

SouthernDem on December 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

I have the Wii. I love my Wii. Yet at no point did I ever feel like screaming as such. No sane person would.

As for the Wii-hate going on here, yawn. Totally different games. I have the Wii for Mario, Zelda, Metroid Prime and balance board games; the PS3 is for basketball and other sports games. Get over yourselves, you can own more than one platform.

LastRick on December 31, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Wait till they find out how bad Wii games suck.

SouthernDem on December 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

No kidding. The boy got me hooked on Fallout 3 over the holidays…now I get to fight him over Xbox 360 playing time.

Wyznowski on December 31, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Didn’t Linda Blair play this kid in a movie once?

D2Boston on December 31, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Nothing wrong with the XBox 360… so long as you enjoy using a dinner plate for a controller. Never have gotten used to that monstrosity.

Love my Wii. Medal of Honor 2 and Call of Duty: World at War are a blast. Literally.

Graphics aren’t the end-all.

creatocon on December 31, 2008 at 3:19 PM

World at War are a blast.Literally.

creaton on Dec 31,2008 at 3:19PM.

creaton: I as well recieved Call of Duty,WAW!

Just remember,the Flamethrower is your
best friend! haha:)

canopfor on December 31, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Oh crap,sorry creatocon,i spelled creaton,oops,
btw,an early *Happy*NEW*YEAR* to ya!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2008 at 3:45 PM

As for the Wii-hate going on here, yawn. Totally different games. I have the Wii for Mario, Zelda, Metroid Prime and balance board games

I agree. The Wii totally has a lock on games made for children incapable of reading and retirees hooked on Columbo reruns on A&E.

the PS3 is for basketball and other sports games

Which is incredibly counterintuitive since the Wii is sold with a wireless set of game controllers specifically designed to allow players to simply mimic the motions of playing basketball and other sports games.

Get over yourselves, you can own more than one platform.

That’s outstanding advice in an economic downturn!

ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 3:56 PM

the Graphics on Super Mario Galaxy are actually pretty good, and that game is alot of fun. The Wii Sports and other ‘stand up’ type games are more for fun with friends, party, etc. I want Tiger Woods 09 for Wii, some games like that are better on the Wii, IMO, since you actually are swinging.

have a ps3 too, mostly for Blu-Ray and internet streaming in my Theater, may get into something like Fallout or some war game at some point. ps3 is a great Entertainment Computing system.

Nintendo is making a killing off the Wii

jp on December 31, 2008 at 3:56 PM

That’s outstanding advice in an economic downturn!

ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Yes, it is.

After a month of playing the same low-res parlour games over and over, he’ll wish his parents had spent $50 less and bought the Xbox 360… assuming he’s not teh ghey.

ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Actually, the Wii’s cheaper and so are Wii games. Only 360 Arcade compares, but if you actually want to play 360, you’d be wasting your money on getting one without a hard drive.

It was probably nice for his parents that he really enjoyed the present.

JadeNYU on December 31, 2008 at 1:59 PM

I agree. I don’t get why anyone would complain about this kid’s reaction, except that he almost looks demon possessed.

But still, I’d love it if the people I bought presents for would react that way. I’d love to react that way to a present myself.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Nintendo is making a killing off the Wii

jp on December 31, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Tell me about it, basically repackaging old 100 dollar Gamecubes guts and making a new controller that amounts to a non-centering old-school joystick with no base combined with a light gun, and charging $250. The only place they aren’t making a killing is off the software, which for the most part isn’t very good. The games that ARE good (Mario, Zelda, Metroid) could have been done on the Gamecube without much difference.

thecountofincognito on December 31, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Oh crap,sorry creatocon,i spelled creaton,oops,
btw,an early *Happy*NEW*YEAR* to ya!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2008 at 3:45 PM

No worries…. Happy New Year to you as well, and to all the “Hot Heads”.

Oh, and Metroid Prime :Corruption is pretty darned incredible as well. Now if only they’d do a decent port of the new Prince of Peria… LOVED that franchise on the ‘Cube.

creatocon on December 31, 2008 at 4:10 PM

PRINCE OF PERISA… darned non-typing fingers!

creatocon on December 31, 2008 at 4:10 PM

Fun party games in HD for the whole family with innovative wireless controllers and infinite expansion options are available on the home entertainment hub that costs a lot less.

If a $249 Wii could play DVDs or music CDs–something any $35 DVD player at Wal-Mart does–then it would be more valuable and a better ROI for a mom and dad wanting to get the most for their money. Right now? No.

ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Aww,..and in a perfect world my kids would react like that with straight A’s!…: o )
Hell,..I’d act like!!

christene on December 31, 2008 at 4:21 PM

(Hell,..I’d act like THAT!!)

christene on December 31, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Are we seriously still doing the console wars thing? Hilarious. The Wii is generally for casual gamers. If I wanted to go hardcore on a console I’d grab a 360 and a PS3.

As it is, I’ll stick with my PC.

TheUnrepentantGeek on December 31, 2008 at 4:42 PM

The medications are on the third shelf of the medicine cabinet. Somebody missed their daily dose.

Mallard T. Drake on December 31, 2008 at 4:48 PM

This is the little psycho in a few years.

Mallard T. Drake on December 31, 2008 at 4:58 PM

That kid is getting underwear next year.

Mr Purple on December 31, 2008 at 5:04 PM

“That’s outstanding advice in an economic downturn!”
ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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Yes, it is.
Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 4:05 PM

…she called down to the proles from atop her mountain of goods she bought at full retail price with cash just to help the economy.

Actually, the Wii’s cheaper and so are Wii games. Only 360 Arcade compares, but if you actually want to play 360, you’d be wasting your money on getting one without a hard drive.

Some information to consider:

Q: Is the Wii “cheaper” than Xbox 360?
A: No, of course not. At a retail price of $249 the basic Wii is incapable of displaying in HD, does not have DVD or music CD playing capabilities, and contains a “Wii Sports” disc with simplified versions of baseball, golf, and 3 other games–none of which can be played online.

The Xbox 360 Arcade bundle retails for $199 with the following:
* 256MB of internal memory expandable to 120GB
* Full 1080p HD video
* Upscaling DVD player
* Plays music CDs and digital audio files such as MP3s
* 5 classic games such as Pac-Man and Uno remastered in HD
* The full version of Sega Superstars Tennis
* Capability to view your Netflix instant queue movies in HD

The Xbox 360 is designed out of the box to automatically connect over a home network to any Windows XP/Windows Vista PC in your house and stream your photos, music, and video. This feature does not require the Xbox 360 to have a hard drive or any additional equipment.

Note: Nintendo Wii “bundles” with two wireless controllers and an extra game range from $329 to over $450. The Xbox 360 Guitar Hero bundle (w/ the Xbox 360 Arcade + Guitar Hero 3, a wireless guitar, and Guitar Hero 4 game included) is only $269.

Q: Are the Wii games cheaper than Xbox or PS3 games?
A: New AAA multiplatform titles average $10 less on Wii because the majority of AAA multiplatform titles such as Call of Duty or Rock Band available on the Wii have significantly lower quality sound and visuals than their Xbox/PS3 counterparts. In some cases, hardware or other limitations will not allow AAA multiplatform titles to be available on the Wii (such as the beloved Grand Theft Auto franchise).

Q: Why is the $199 Xbox 360 Arcade called a “waste” without a hard drive when the $249 Nintendo Wii also does not have a hard drive?
A: This is due to a blatant double-standard.

Q: Isn’t the Xbox 360 with its big evil controller only for drunk frat boys that voted for Obama so they could get laid by co-eds majoring in social work and lonely Klebold/Harris goth wackos that hate America?
A: There are plenty of inexpensive family-friendly fun party games with innovative controllers and infinite replay options available on Xbox 360.

Q: What if I want all the games AND a Blu-ray Disc player?
A: Then you should get a Sony Playstation 3.

ScottMcC on December 31, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Meh, just a kid acting goofy. I have seen and done crazier when I was younger.

Wait until he finds out that you can count the number of great Wii games on one hand.

Grafted on December 31, 2008 at 6:07 PM

Just a little louder than my kids were this Christmas…

tbolick on December 31, 2008 at 6:18 PM

I’ll be glad to react in that manner if someone gives me a PS3 LOL

beachgirlusa on December 31, 2008 at 7:31 PM

I can see The Onion’s new category “YouTube Videos That Don’t Suck (and are actually entertaining to others than who posted them)” category remains empty.

Marcus on December 31, 2008 at 7:32 PM

OK, can I get my Wii out of the closet now? The wife hasn’t quit playing this thing called Fit. So far she has lost 2 pounds at it. If you don’t have one, you should.

tarpon on December 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

Wait until he finds out that you can count the number of great Wii games on one hand.

Grafted on December 31, 2008 at 6:07 PM

More like two hands, and that’s not even counting ports or downloadable games.

CherokeeJack on December 31, 2008 at 7:54 PM

I’ll be glad to react in that manner if someone gives me a PS3 LOL beachgirlusa on December 31, 2008 at 7:31 PM

Bad news: my college kid is boomeranging back home for the spring.

Good news: He has a PS3!!!

Mojave Mark on December 31, 2008 at 8:23 PM

The Wii is the only game system that has ever appealed to me enough to buy it, and I am solidly middle aged. So are many of my friends, who have also bought the Wii.

I think they’re doing something right, because we really like it.

Of course, we don’t care so much for cool anymore.

Well, except I’m waiting for the Star Wars light saber game that Allah blogged about last year. In fact, he’s the reason I started keeping an eye on the Wii.

Say, thanks, Allah. I love my Wii. Er, but I didn’t scream like that kid. I just picked it up at Costco.

Meryl Yourish on December 31, 2008 at 8:28 PM

He’ll be screaming like that when he see’s just how much shovelware and crapware there is for the Wii. Beware, and do your research on games before you buy for this system.

cabbageheat on December 31, 2008 at 9:45 PM

I’ll be glad to react in that manner if someone gives me a PS3 LOL beachgirlusa on December 31, 2008 at 7:31 PM

Bad news: my college kid is boomeranging back home for the spring.

Good news: He has a PS3!!!

Mojave Mark

Well, kids turn out to be of some use after all, don’t they? LOL

beachgirlusa on January 1, 2009 at 1:41 AM

Forget the game wars and buy both. Just try to get over the need to be the first to own stuff when it comes out. Our house has an XBox, and XBox 360 and a Wii. All were purchased used from people that got buyers remorse (post purchase sticker shock), or wanted to upgrade to something new. I probably paid the same for all three of these combined as someone else paid for a new system plus games.

Wii rocks. So does 360. Totally different gaming experience.

cannonball on January 1, 2009 at 3:30 AM

“put on a good show or it’s back to the science lab with you.”

Black Adam on January 1, 2009 at 5:21 AM

The Xbox 360 controller is not particularly large or unwieldy. It’s just a normal sized gamepad.

The original Xbox’s first controller was a bit sizable, but that hasn’t been the norm for years.

I wanted a Wii originally, but after two years of not being able to find one, I lost interest. Now you’d have to give it to me as a gift. Otherwise, my Xbox 360 is a fine substitute.

Kensington on January 1, 2009 at 4:23 PM

My family got a Wii for Christmas. We LOVE IT. And since we’re not computery people we don’t care about the blah blah size memory blah blah graphics capabilities blah blah. All we care about is that we have a blast every time that bad boy is on. That and I consistently beat my husband (the obsessed fisherman) at fishing. My 2 year old even likes to “help daddy” play the Wii. That’s what I like about Wii.

But the kid on the video is annoying.

Doppleganker on January 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Funniest part: Mom’s giggly “you’re welcome” at the end.

baldilocks on January 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Hubby’s ex-wife got my stepson a Wii this year for Christmas. She told me his reaction was priceless — first disbelief, then extreme excitement.

He brought it over this weekend, and I ended up commandeering it one morning just to play Super Paper Mario (a game I bought him for Christmas). Now I want a Wii to go along with my PS2 (I won’t buy a PS3 at this point unless they can guarantee backwards compatibility with my current games).

ScoopPC11 on January 1, 2009 at 6:35 PM

(I won’t buy a PS3 at this point unless they can guarantee backwards compatibility with my current games).

The earliest PS3 models flirted with backwards compatibility, but that’s been jettisoned from the newest models. Sony is no longer pursuing it.

But since you already have a PS2, what difference does it make? Just keep it around. You probably won’t use it much in the future anyway.

Kensington on January 1, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Have raised three kids, the youngest now 21. At no time have we ever had a video game in the house.

Dasher on January 1, 2009 at 11:29 PM