I stumbled upon this article from CNN Money. In this article, they showed pictures of Wii characters interacting with each other. They’ve taken the faceless and put a face to it so we no longer have to depend upon emoticons to soften our words or emphasize our emotions.
This is as close to face to face as we can get without going into virtual reality (you know that is next, right?). If it is true to the Wii, the Mii characters can be made to look like you. I hope this comes out on the general market. It encourages you to get to know the other person. Even I am guilty of making it about me and forgetting to ask about the other person. So read up on this new thing. Maybe it is something we can use to connect with unbelievers? I would love to hear more from you about this product. Feel free to email us with your take on it. I’ll be happy to quote you.
“Now, the maker of Mario is asking fans to do something new: share their weekend plans with friends.
Nintendo’s first smartphone app — Miitomo — launched Thursday in Japan, and will soon debut in other markets. It’s distinctly social, and at first glance, may seem like a bizarre turn for a company known for games.
The app asks questions of users, such as their favorite TV show, or what they hope to be doing in 10 years. They’re the sort of general queries that Nintendo says rarely come up in normal conversation.
The answers are then shared with friends in messages delivered by Miis — the cartoonish avatars featured in Wii Sports, one of Nintendo’s biggest hits of the last decade.” READ MORE