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In the beginning Nintendo visualized a great, revolutionary, “change the way we think about video games”, gaming console. Someone said “Such a revolutionary device needs a revolutionary name. It will be called a ‘Wii.'”
Then, during development came “With a console and approach this creative, we can’t just call the player profiles ‘avatars’, we need something better.” And the term ‘Mii’ was born.
Finally, thirty seconds after the first pictures of the new, sleek, “change the way we play video games”, controllers were released someone thought, “This is really unique, let’s call it something cool and related to the product it interacts with.” Which was followed by the first utterance of the word “Wiimote.”
Fast forward to twenty minutes ago, when, as I sat in front of my computer doing technology related research, like a holy grail shimmering over the towers of the Castle Corbenic descended upon me the next phrase that would become part of the sacred Wii lexicon:
All hail the sacred word: Whacking
Blessed be the sacred definition: (v.) To hack a Wii.
And the people shouted: “Let us whack our Wii’s in the name of all that is holy. Let our Wiiwhacking be an homage to all creation.”
Fellow netizens, you have been given the Word. Go forth and promulgate.