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Kids playing a Wii at SXSW

I stood and watched these kids pick up the Nintendo Wii controller and immediately start playing like they have been using the new controller for a month. All had never used one previousy. I love the gal jumping up in down in excitement when each volley is over and the crowd cheers. Regardless of whether she won or not, she was happy and in the zone of the game. The boy on the end in red was very good.

Had a side conversation about how great Wii is for, among other things, making a whole console system that really engages not only the users playing, but also the spectators.  DDR did a good jobof this as a single game, but the Wii console is a wholesystem built around that idea.  🙂

Now i just have to find one…

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Joi Podgorny has spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on the bleeding edge of the technology and entertainment industries, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. Most recently, Joi founded Good People Collective, a consulting agency focused on helping companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. She and her team are currently working on an exciting new software project, combining corporate training and virtual reality.

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