Nintendo's FAQ article on the Wii website has been updated with evidence suggesting that Wii units manufactured in 2007 have a locked away ability to play back CDs and DVDs. More…
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Well, if you're trapped at home and you want to shed a few pounds, there are people out there using their Wiis to burn calories. This guy only changed one thing in his life: he played Wii Sports for 30 minutes a day for six weeks. He ate the same, didn't otherwise do anymore exercise, or anything!
Results? He lost 9 pounds!
Here's the link:
This other guy also tried using the Wii to lose weight and lost 16 pounds!
Of tangential interest is this web site that lets you track your fitness. Apparently it's free and you can put all your stats in it.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I'm not sure if it's fun enough for me to buy the whole game, but I'm seriously considering it. I wonder if they'll release the individual games on the Nintendo store?
Sunday, March 04, 2007
The graphics is kinda bad, but it works for the game.
For one player mode, not being able to skip to the game is sometimes annoying.
Multiplayer mode unlocks when you completed the Single player mode.
The forms are very interesting way of using the controller.
Here are the forms and where you get them:
1) The Remote Control (You start with this form) - Wario
2) The Handlebar and The Umbrella - Mona
3) The Sketch Artist, The Chauffeur, and The Samurai - Kat and Ana
4) The Tug-of-War, The Waiter, and The Elephant - Young Cricket.
5) The Thumb Wrestler, The Discard, and The Big Cheese - Ashley
6) The Finger Food, The Boxer, and The Mortar and Pestle - Penny
7) The Janitor, The Mohawk, and The Dumbbell - Dribble and Spitz
There are 18 forms in total and mastering all the different forms are very challenging.
There are many interesting thing you could do with all the different forms and learning how to use the forms within 3 seconds may be quite hard at times.
Multiplayer mode ranges from 2-5 players to 2-12 players. It makes a great drinking game, but all the players should at least played through the game once to learn the forms.
It is also pretty stupid as passing the controller sometimes take a long time and putting the wrist strap on is essential as levels may require you to srop the controller...
Friday, February 09, 2007
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Monday, February 05, 2007
I'm just shocked that people are still lining up in the cold for the system a month+ after the holdidays were over. I love my system, just never thought that the demand would still be this high.
Venturing out there tomorrow morning to try and score a remote and nunchuk for Charlie's co-worker. Wish me luck.
After playing perfectly for several games, I managed to get 2199 points, but a 40-30 win made me lose points and after winning several 40-30, I dropped to 2178!
I made some soup and composed myself to 5 straight perfect games, and the net result after the games today... 2221 baby!!
Wiilympics... here I come!
- Create your own country to represent.
- Build your own team of five players. Must include at least one girl.
- Each player has a specialty sport in which they will compete.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
I played a game and won 40-30, yet I lost points to the computer...
You only get points from 40-0 perfect games.
Wii age 26 now..
Bowling, I got 6 straight 245 today, making my score 1452 on bowling, but with a 180, I actually lost 40 points though I had all strikes and spares...
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
the top computer opponent (perfect=winning every point).
In other Wii Sports news, here's a guy who uses Wii Sports to lose weight (he has a funny youtube video):
some mainstream media coverage of wii weightloss guy:
Here's a guy who figured how to put on weight while playing Wii sports ;-)
Some emerging Wii problems are "Wii elbow" and broken straps from people throwing the controls:
Here is somebody's video of a perfect 300 game in Wii Sports Bowling.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Well the News Channel for the Wii is out today, and we have downloaded it
After downloading, your Wii screen will look like this.
Downloading this may take some time, so be patient. In the meantime, you could watch TV or play some other console you have...
The News Channel!!!Its pretty cool, but it takes some time to download the updates again.
If you are bored, you can click on the cat.(On the top of the screen)
This will display when you click on the cat.
Then it will be back to downloading again... It does take some time.
Once updated you will get to this screen.
When you choose National News...
You can scroll to view other news down the page.
When you choose international news...
When you click on the news, another page comes up... Pretty neat for a console.
Some of these international news have maps of where they came from.
When you click on the Slide show, it will show you the news in brief along with a map.
This function is pretty cool to just scroll the headlines while you are doing things.
I'm pretty happy with the News Channel, though there are already many news website you can go to with the Internet Channel.
Still downloading this news channel takes some time, and for its worth, I'm still not certain that it is really worth the wait.
-- News Channel Review,
By Iron Bowl.
The highlight, without a doubt, was the final boss game, which puts you in a chorus line in a surprisingly satisfying way.
As it's short, I highly recommend a rental. That may be all the fun you need, but it's a good ride while it lasts.
Apparently it gets its news from the Associated Press or Reuters and then puts a Nintendo twist on it: you can look at where the news is happening on the globe like with the weather channel. Scrumptious!
Friday, January 19, 2007
To change the bowling ball color: When the screen fades to black after selecting bowling, press and hold the control pad in a set direction until the screen fades into the game. The ball colors are as follows:
- Red Ball: Press and hold left on control pad
- Gold Ball: Press and hold right on control pad
- Green Ball: Press and hold down on control pad
- Blue Ball: Press and hold up on the control pad
To have a high chance of strike, aim the ball so that it hits the side of the front pin. Depending on your throw, you may have a slight curve, so move your guy with the directional pad and press A to aim, then throw the ball.
To bowl the ball straight down the lane, release the ball at the highest point so it drops on the lane before rolling, making sure to not rotate your Wiimote. This make the ball roll relatively straight for the easy spares.
Most of my games are strikes and spares, and I've bowled several 221 point games... Still trying to break that though...
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I'm flummoxed in boxing though. I can't quite figure out how to avoid punching my trainer in the face during the focus glove game or to how to move the controls so I don't get tangled in the wire when I'm trying the dodging game...
(Nobody has achieved Gold in anything yet as far as I know)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
See, your mission in the game is to collect elebits, little electricity spirits hidden in cabinets and appliances around your house. You do so with your "capture gun," a device that allows you to zap elebits a la Ghostbusters and also move objects, pull open drawers, put toast in toasters, and turn doorknobs. You start each gingerly nudging things aside to reveal elebits because your capture gun begins life with anemic abilities. As you collect elebits, your gun strength gets greater until peeking becomes searching becomes ransacking becomes RAMPAGING. It's a huggable descent into madness and frenzy.