Call it nostalgiac projection (i.e. 30something geeks like me liked N64 Kid because "that was us") but, well... seeing this year's crop of kids flipping their shit about an XBox 360 mainly made me think more on the lines of "Great. Dollars-to-donuts that kid is going be cheap-sniping and/or hurling unspecific xenophobic insults at me on Live within a week." Humbug.
But this... this is something else. Take a look:
The "hook" here, if you haven't already seen it, is that the kid gets a 360 (for his birthday, though this is being called an xmas vid all over the web) and what looks like a mega-super-edition of Halo3 and reacts, well... gratefully. As in, instead of losing his shit in a giant joygasm, he's completely overcome with gratitude to his parents for the gift. You kinda have to wait for the last few moments for a bit of info that puts it all in context as to what might've helped shape his Tiny Tim-esque outlook on life, but the main thing is that the kid seems both TOTALLY surprised and accutely aware of what a lavish expense it is for mom and dad - he's got quite the vocabulary for a young kid, but the word "entitled" doesn't seem to be among them.
Kids, watch careful: THIS is what your parents are looking to see when you tear into the "big" gift.