May 13th, 2006, 09:39 Posted By: wraggster
Well, we couldn’t really resist this one. The queue for the Wii earlier this morning was around a four-hour wait. An E3 record, so SPOnG were informed. Check out these pics we just took of the guys patiently waiting in line to experience Nintendo’s new toy.
Also check out what was perhaps one of the coolest stand features we have seen at this year’s show. To entertain, titillate and flirt with the guys in line, Nintendo has employed a number of people to sit behind the wall and have a video image of themselves projected out to the patiently waiting gamers in the line. Also, impressively, some of these people happened to be very hot models.
One poor fella had been there so long it seems that he has fallen asleep against a wall, as you can see from the pic on the right. SPOnG spent some time speaking to one young lady (pictured right) who gave away the fact that she was a model from Los Angeles by asking us “so, have you guys played this game yet?”.
No love. We haven't yet. That’s why we are in the lengthy queue to wait to play it. Doh! We’ll let her off for her LA dizziness though. She did have cracking legs.
The unprecedented demand for the chance to have the first go on a new Nintendo console speaks volumes. The Wii, so it would seem, is the not-so-surprise hit of the show this year. SPOnG has, annoyingly, been too busy running around meeting PRs, developers and publishing execs in an effort to get a good overview of everything that’s on show this year.
Unlike many other gaming sites, rushing to upload a million news stories about new screens of every single new game announced at the show this week (we actually overheard one of our peers earlier in the media room bragging about how “we’ve put up 200 news pieces man!”), SPOnG is going to take a novel approach to telling you all about the good, the bad and the ugly coming out of E3 2006.
Instead of bombarding you with screenshots and copy/pasted press release overload, we are going to take a stand back and digest what we’ve seen, before we tell you everything you need to know about the main highlights of the show and the best games we’ve seen whilst we’ve all been running around the convention centre this week.
And we have seen some of the greatest videogames yet known to man, so watch this space over the coming days and weeks to find out more about what you are going to be playing in six month’s or a year’s time. The future is bright. We expect the Wii queues at a game store near you to be equally as long as they were in the West Hall this morning. For anybody who cares in the slightest about videogames, or just about having fun one thing is sure from E3 this year. This winter is going to rock.
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