Question about that kid that got a Wii from Ellen:

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by chaka_kahn, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. chaka_kahn
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    Just curious to know what you all think about that blind kid who was given a Wii and Zelda as well as some other goodies WAY before launch. My question to you is... How many wierd Nintendo super-fans do you think have showed up at his house either to pay him enormous sums of money to buy it off him, or even to just play with it. Maybe some have conspired to rob him? Just interested in some answeres (fact or theory... im just a curious cat.)


    For those of you who for some reason have no idea what i am talking about, here is a link to the segment on Ellen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uuzZpOHBXk
     
  2. bleep

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    What kind of person gives a video gaming console to a blind kid? [​IMG]
     
  3. Vater Unser

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    my thoughts: why doesn't Nintendo release the Wii earlier?
    obviously, both the Wii and Zelda: TP were finished when the kid got the Wii over a month ago...Nintendo also said they produced far more Wii consoles than they were expecting

    this is off-topic, but: the Wii launch is only 1 month ahead now, why are there no Wii ads and commercials in America yet?
    many people still don't know about the Wii, and a design like that requires needs LOTS of advertising, to make people, who haven't seen it before, want to buy it
     
  4. dimsum411

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    dark side of the moon
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    I would not steal from the real life dare devil
     
  6. nintendofreak

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    you know they just gave the kid a old tv remote and told him it was a wii
    and i bet the blind MK player isnt any good people just feel bad and tell him that he won...
     
  8. Resident0

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    IGN: What about in Soulcalibur? Do you have a favorite character there?

    Brice Mellen: Nightmare. The thing is, I don't see how he gets hurt so bad -- the dude's in full body armor but he still gets hurt normally.

    HOW THE HELL DOES HE KNOW HE HAS FULL BODY ARMOR IF HES BLIND?!?

    This reeks of fakeness or maybe the kid just can't see "that well".
     
  9. Mehdi

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    he also said he likes final fantasy games... By god how does a blind guy play final fantasy games.. With my seeing eye I get lost even after reading all the crap they tell me.
     
  10. Harsky

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    My first thought is that he probably has someone describe the character to him so he can envision what Nightmare looks like. Then again, blind people playing video games is like a deaf person playing a guitar. It may seem impossible but it can be done.
     
  11. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

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    at least he can't complain about GFX ever.
     
  12. Harsky

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    Now he'll complain about the sound.

    "I DEMAND MP3 AND NOT MIDI TUNES"
     
  13. BvG

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    Well, if Zelda is finished and that dude has it... why don't we have screenshots and movies galore yet? That dude could make his own site (well, with some help), put some footage on it and become more famous than he already is...
     
  14. Sc4rFac3d

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    Toys r us is starting big with the Wii ads, I remember seeing one today somewhere. forgot where though.

    also, he probably has someone else sitting next to him to know what he's playing. I bet he can do wonderful things on his own. But he can't do everytthing
     
  15. leetdood

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    A bit off-topic, but a deaf person playing a guitar? Why would it seem impossible? [​IMG]
     
  16. lagman

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    hmmm what about Beethoven?

    It´s not a guitar...but, you know.
     
  17. safariman72

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    Hey its possible, if not very probable. Maybe this is his dad :-

    Give him six points and fine him, no insurance indeed. [​IMG]
     
  18. leetdood

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    Beethoven went gradually deaf, so it's a bit different, but yeah, it's a valid point.