Getting Barefoot With NintendoStephen Totilo7/23/09 3:00pmFiled to: Wii sports resortPublicity stunts we fell forDenise kaiglerWiiNintendoOriginal67EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAt a fake beach today, Nintendo's vp of corporate affairs didn't want to tell me how many copies Nintendo hopes to sell of Wii Sports Resort. Nor shipped. Give me something for a post, Denise! She suggested this.AdvertisementI had fished for news, but I wasn't going to get it from Nintendo of America's Denise Kaigler. Not today. Not at this Times Square, Manhattan promo event which was geared to generate the spectacle of kids and tourists walking into Nintendo's faked beach resort to play this weekend's Wii Sports sequel.So, she said, how about we take our shoes off? And go into the wading pool that might or might not support our weight. And hope little kids don't follow our example and make a mess of things. And...?AdvertisementInto the pool I waded with Kaigler. How was I going to get a Kotaku post out of this? She said she was still figuring it out.So... she started splashing me. And I splashed her back. Photos were taken and a little girl squealed when I accidentally kicked some water her way.My feet were wet. A PR guy kindly grabbed me my shoes.And I thought doing forward rolls with a woman dressed as Lara Croft was the high point of my journalism career.