Everyone, say hi to Reese. He got the thing he really, really wanted most for Christmas. And yes, it's Tank! Tank! Tank!, which was ... not exactly the best launch title for the Wii U.
When Reese's dad sent us this video, we first thought, "Well, wait, surely he's crying because Tank! Tank! Tank! is a clue that he and his brother are getting a Wii U, and that's why he's overjoyed." Nope. Reese is actually this happy because he's getting Tank! Tank! Tank!.
"We were on vacation in Disney World when we were hit with a particularly rainy day," Reese's father told us. "I brought them down to the resort's arcade, and they played Tank! Tank! Tank! for hours, literally. Reese and his brother are 7 and 5 so the ability to take photos of themselves in odd costumes, the bright colours and the rumbling of the arcade really got them hooked."
Reese's dad thinks that the crying might have been brought on by the totality of the video game bounty, which did, in fact, include a Christmas Day Wii U. "But to him the Wii U was merely a means to an end to play Tank! Tank! Tank!," he said. "It's not the best game in the world, but you can see how a young child would fall for something as whimsical as the game is."
As for dad, "Not sure if this was picked up in the video, my nervous tittering in the background was a guise to cover up the fact I was on the verge of tears." Ah, jeez, now I'm gonna cry.
Let it be known that the Tearjerker Video Games of 2012 are, in order, The Walking Dead and Tank! Tank! Tank!
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