The Queen Gets a Gold-Plated Wii

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The Queen Gets a Gold-Plated Wii

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What kind of game console do you give to someone who is, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith? Why, the gold-plated kind, of course.

It's not easy picking out a nice gift for your ruling monarch. Big house, nice cars, crown jewels, titular leadership of a globe-spanning Commonwealth; these are tough acts to follow. But the guys at THQ put some real thought into it and have come up with just the thing: A gold-plated Wii designed exclusively for Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth II.

The special Wii was given to the Queen to mark the launch of Big Family Games, THQ's new collection of "24 unique twists on classic neighborhood games," including golf, tennis, lawn darts and horseshoes, that comes out on May 22. Along with the Wii itself, Her Majesty was also given one of the first copies of Big Family Games, which she can enjoy alone or with Philip, Charles and the rest of the Royal Brood.

"Big Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game," said THQ's Danielle Robinson. "But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn't want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!"

Now wasn't that a nice gesture? I can't keep myself from saying it: Wii are amused.

Source: Pocket-lint

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Excuse me for one second

*reads article*

Hmmm

*Leaves and grabs a glass of water*

*Drinks while reading*

*Spittake*

WHAT!

What!!! A gold plated Wii!!!
Well now I have seen everything...

I wounder how many wii motes they gave her? It will look silly if she only has one set that's gold plated and the other 3 are just regular looking. I wonder if she can put the umm... wiimote condom on the mote without messing up the gold.

That is the stupidest thing ever. Ever ever ever ever!

Erm, okay. Each to their own, I suppose.

Malygris:
"Big Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game," said THQ's Danielle Robinson. "But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn't want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!"

Right, because apparently, Big Family Games is the hottest piece of shovelware out on the market today, and we're sure that the Royal Family can enjoy the hunk of shit game because of their naivety.

Fuck You Nintendo and what you have done to the game industry.

Ohhh, Shiny Wii... Ugh, that sounded bad.

Well, If Her Royal Majesty's Entertainment supplier is smart, he'll go out and buy a game for her that isn't a mini-game compilation before she asks parliament to ban the system from the U.K. because of a piece of shovelware. Just don't Give her Fire Emblem, the size of the Begnion Empire might just give her Imperialistic Ideas.

The gold plating is probably to compensate for the piece of shitty shovelware that goes with it... I mean, Big Family Games, what the hell...

Ok, given that my mum rang me to tell me that she'd used 'the google', and she's in her early 50's, what do you think the response to the Wii will be from a woman in her 80s who is all about, you know, ruling in name only, and not playing family friendly games?

I demand footage of the Queen playing this. Would be freakin epic.

I'm watching this and imagining the Queen throwing her Wiimote at the TV like the rest of the world.

RetiarySword:
That is the stupidest thing ever. Ever ever ever ever!

I think it's actually pretty smart, at least as a marketing move. They will get lots of free coverage for what's actually a pretty marginal cost compared to a full marketing campaign.

As for plating a Wii in gold though... uh yeah.

Well, I suppose the gesture is nice

it'll still probably end up on ebay

Does the queen even have a TV?

and the point of the gold plated wii is for?

Marvellous, another item to place in one's assorted tat from commoners seeking to promote themselves hall, perhaps the Science Museum would like it...

buy teh haloz:

Malygris:
"Big Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game," said THQ's Danielle Robinson. "But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn't want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!"

Right, because apparently, Big Family Games is the hottest piece of shovelware out on the market today, and we're sure that the Royal Family can enjoy the hunk of shit game because of their naivety.

Fuck You Nintendo and what you have done to the game industry.

Hey man, the game industry is exactly the same as it's always been, it's just bigger now.

ffxfriek:
and the point of the gold plated wii is for?

Everything is better when it's gold plated.

Rule of cool damnit!

"stares at computer stunned"
Well now I've seen everything.

Beltom1066:
"stares at computer stunned"
Well now I've seen everything.

Giant octapus that shoots laser beams from it's eyes?

Anyway, WTF?!

ffs the british monarchy are nothing more than a tourist attraction, a waste of space and money, get rid of the royal family and turn the various homes they have in to hotels or something.

Holy crap, that is an incredibly l33t and pimped-out gift. A gold-plated Wii? Now I've seen everything. [/barely manages to stop self from (mis)quoting Yahtzee saying a turd covered in gold is still a turd]

Royal Wii seems quite a cool marketing concept and the Royal Family games thing. Actually looks quite nifty too

Cousin_IT:
Does the queen even have a TV?

...?

buy teh haloz:

Malygris:
"Big Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game," said THQ's Danielle Robinson. "But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn't want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!"

Right, because apparently, Big Family Games is the hottest piece of shovelware out on the market today, and we're sure that the Royal Family can enjoy the hunk of shit game because of their naivety.

Fuck You Nintendo and what you have done to the game industry.

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gRiM_rEaPeRsco:
ffs the british monarchy are nothing more than a tourist attraction, a waste of space and money, get rid of the royal family and turn the various homes they have in to hotels or something.

They make shitloads of money. Trust me.

My brain is still trying to process this equation.

Queen+Wii+GOLD!!!+Shovelware=Good marketing move?!

CANNOT COMPUTE, INSANITY OVERLOAD. WILL SELF-DESTRUCT IN 10 SECONDS.

The_Angry_Haruhist:
My brain is still trying to process this equation.

Queen+Wii+GOLD!!!+Shovelware=Good marketing move?!

CANNOT COMPUTE, INSANITY OVERLOAD. WILL SELF-DESTRUCT IN 10 SECONDS.

*Deftly conducts partial memory wipe and deactivates self-destruct*
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>.>
That was close. The world almost lost another person who's more sane than the loony marketing people of everywhere.

...Does anyone actually believe these people know their asses from their elbows, or do the bosses all just humor 'em in the hopes that the end result will serve their purposes inadvertently...? How often do we see an ad that actually says what something is and why you would buy it, rather than trying to set a completely unrelated mood and then showering us with fake-smiling bullplop a-go-go?

even the queen has bad taste in games! noooooooo!

Wait..
Woulden't a Gold Plated Wii get insanely hot?
I guess it's a small price to pay because the thing is FREAKING GOLD!

THQ just did it to give their new game publicity... and it's working.

Holy shit, this is like in the Big Lebowski.

"... like the royal wii."

lol. I wonder if they're just going to buy SSMB and never use the shovelware.

Personally, I think ol' Liz would prefer a rousing game of Manhunt 2 on her Wii, but that's just me.

No doubt the Princelings will take up the gauntlet though and use the Wii more than Her Majesty.

On the plus side, hundreds of years from now when there's a museum dedicated to the monarchs of the 20th and 21st century, there will be a gaming console in the display.

Everything covered in gold is better...

*Tries to see if he can afford a gold plated toilet yet...*
Damn.. not yet..

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