Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Golden Wheel

For reasons known only to themselves some gamers are apparently down on the Wii Wheel that will be included with the upcoming Mario Kart Wii. Some users are vowing to toss the new peripheral and instead take up their 'cube controllers. Nintendo CEO Saturo Iwata (Iwata-san to fellow Nintendites) has let it be known that those who try to master the wheel now have a reason to do so: wheel users will display a white wheel icon above their Miis in online games and those who have won enough matches will sport a golden wheel icon.

Miyamoto also had some thoughts on the wheel: "When someone using the GameCube controller gets passed by someone with the Wii Wheel icon, they’re really chagrined. When you can get a great time using the wheel, you’ve got a lot of bragging rights."

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