It may be an exercise in futility, but gamers across the country are hoping that being one of the first to get the new Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii will add a sense of meaning to their lives. One Knoxville shopper that wasn’t afraid to speak with reporters stood in line nearly 48 hours at Wal-Mart for the new Wii. “I realize this is time I’ll never get back, but what was I going to do with that time anyway? The new Playboy doesn’t come out for another week, and my online girlfriend is saving up for a new webcam. But I bet girls will really want to chat with me when they hear I’m one of the first to get a Wii!”