Nintendo is flying me to NYC to demo Wii Fit this Sunday

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  1. hey_suburbia
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    Nintendo is sending my wife and I to NYC this Sunday to demo Wii Fit (US version) to the media, videogame community, and others.

    Nintendo called me and FINALLY acknowledged my “Wii Sports Experiment” that I concluded last January. I had a book in the works with a write from Men’s Health, literary agent, and publisher, but Nintendo of Japan nixed it…

    Maybe they felt bad when they saw me on the same page as Miyamoto in TIME magazine, or when they used my video during E3 when they announced Wii Fit (below), or when Reggie said that Wii Fit was inspired by people like me using Wii Sports for fitness… Whatever the case is, they’re flying Diana (The Wife) and me, Mickey (hey_suburbia) to NYC. We live in Philadelphia, which is 80 miles away, but they said flying will be easiest (It’s an hour car ride). We’ll then be picked up at Laguardia Airport in NYC by a Limo and brought to our hotel room at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel for the night. They even hooked us up with a spa treatment to boot.

    The demo will be from 10am to 11am on Monday (3/17/08), I’ll have a live feed of the event (assuming there is WiFi), if not I’ll have video/pics/ and more shortly after. Nintendo has also been kind enough to set me up with an early copy of Wii Fit and encouraged me to do a “Wii Fit Experiment”, where I’d do a 6 week workout with Wii Fit and track my results. This time around I plan on adding weights, but I still won’t change my eating habits.

    After the demo we get to ride the Nintendo limo back to the airport and a free trip home. Absolutely amazing.

    Live Feed on my site WiiNintendo Monday at 10am EST, plus follow up interviews/footage/pics/etc...

    http://wiinintendo.net/2008/03/14/nintendo...-vip-treatment/
     


  2. modshroom128

    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    A celebrity in the gbatemp midst, eh?
     
  3. Jhongerkong

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    2nd celebrity. 1st one is yours truly
     
  4. acky

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    lol that man is about to Troy punch the woman in the back.

    Oh, congrats by the way [​IMG] I hope you have a great time!
     
  5. kallekall

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    You are totally right ^^

    btw congrats "hey_suburbia"
     
  6. tjas

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    If they new you where a pirate! [​IMG]
     
  7. Gus122000

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    (lol I live like 30 minutes away from you.) Wow your getting the vip treatment.it takes me like 50 minutes just to get there.Lol Your going to get there in like 5 minutes.(lol)Hope you enjoy your time there [​IMG]
     
  8. Awdofgum

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    Wii-Fit... i'd rather get the VIP treatment to go demo something worth it.
    but i'd still go nonetheless, congrats
     
  9. hey_suburbia
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    hey_suburbia Do The Lizard Bop

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    I do "pirate" games, but I justify it by reviewing them on my site. Haha. Make sure to tune into my site for the live feed on Monday
     
  10. SavageWaffle

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    Thats awesome. But where in NYC? I mean there are 5 boroughs, Station Island, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island(I think, not sure). If its in Manhattan, im goin to that "place"
     
  11. juggernaut911

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    i personally think you should've posted this elsewhere and said, "Look at this lucky fellow!" because when Nintendo sees that you are even a part of this forum, this could be bad news...


    congrats anyway!
     
  12. silent sniper

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    damn, man, wish i had your luck! good job!
     
  13. Bob Loblaw

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    While live ask "Does it work on PAL?"

    or "Does this have the new protection?"
     
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  16. superrob

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    GBATemp factory.
    Did they use your Wii?

    Becurse it would be redicuirless if they saw a 001 Error [​IMG]
     
  17. CockroachMan

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    Woah.. I remember reading about that experiment.. didn't know that the guy was here..

    yeah, I just saw this thread today [​IMG]
     
  18. Elrinth

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    there's no user here called The Wife ._.
     
  19. Nottulys

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    Congrats.
     
  20. TC!

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    Oooh you lucky bastard!!!