Category Archives: Wii

If It’s In The Game

I like to play sporting video games a lot more than I like to play actual sports. As a lazy Western European, this isn’t perhaps unusual. The kinds of sports I play virtually are often ones that I wouldn’t have a passing interest in normally and similarly, there are sports that I follow that I don’t spend much time on in their digital form.

I follow NFL, though as a fan of The Dallas Cowboys some people might challenge that. Aside from EA’s Madden series, there isn’t much else to choose from. I’d rather dabble with Fantasy Football leagues instead of going on Xbox Live and getting creamed by some foul mouthed 8 year old – especially likely if I play as Dallas!

I like playing bowling games, in fact if Wii Sports bowling could be played online then you could close down all the bowling alleys in the land. I also find myself playing a lot of Shuffle Party these days, admittedly in bowling mode, but there little chance you’ll ever find me within a mile of a real life shuffle board! I used to be hooked on Championship/Football Manager too, which I’ve always thought should be used to train actual managers. Maybe if it was, the ‘beautiful game’ might be a little bit more… well, beautiful…

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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in Gaming, Sport, Technology, Wii


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Wii U For Me?

I’ve bought most of Nintendo’s video game consoles over the years, so I was very excited about the announcement yesterday detailing their plans for the European release of their latest device – the Wii U. Whilst I’m sure it will be a great system, I think I will wait until there are more games available before I shell out the £250ish it will cost for it. I’ve bought plenty of games consoles on their release day, from the DS and 3DS to the midnight launch of the Dreamcast I attended. However, like the N64 and the Gamecube (both great systems) I think I need to see some more AAA titles up and running before I take the plunge. The novel new controller will probably give rise to excellent new and inventive games, but until I can pick them up off the shelf, I’ll wait.

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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Equipment, Technology, Wii


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Senseless Violence

I enjoy a violent video game or an action movie as much as the next person. Only yesterday, I was gunning down a digital army of the undead. I think it would have been physically impossible for one person the carry the amount of ammunition I emptied into wave after wave of brain eating zombies. Does that make me a violent person though? Does that mean that I’ve got a weapon wielding maniac tucked away in my psyche just waiting to be released? I think it’s unlikely, just as much as it is unlikely that there are going to be any invasions of skeletal monsters on the horizon. Maybe if I was put in the actual situation of fighting off a load of zombies I would be able to fall back on my Nintendo training. Years of aiming for head shots and making do with clipping a shoulder could pay off.

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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Monsters, Technology, TV, Wii


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Thoot on the Wii-mote

Thoot on the Wii-mote

My latest sock monster is a toothy beast called Thoot.  He’s been trying to get to grips with playing Nintendo but he just keeps chewing the Wii-mote control.  He’s a little bit long in the tooth, but he doesn’t seem to mind.  It hasn’t stopped him from attempting to take a bite out of most of the furniture in the house.  Luckily all the other sock monsters have welcomed him into the family and they’re all getting on well with each other.  I’ve stocked up on some more buttons and extra polyester thread, so my sewing box has been fully replenished.  I guess that means that there will probably be some new additions to the gang very soon.

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Posted by on August 25, 2008 in Monsters, Shopping, Socks, Wii


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