Thursday, June 04, 2009

Wii update

Since MXX asked ...

Now that I have gotten over the initial disappointment of the whole Adobe/Hulu/Nintendo/Opera fiasco (they all still suck by the way), I'll focus on some of the more cool features of the Wii.

I love making Mii's. They're simple, but funny, and you can post them on the internet (there's a channel for that, and I forget what it's called at the moment) and people can vote for them if they like them. They also hold contests, giving "Mii Artisans" a theme and allowing them to submit Mii's that they developed based on the theme. I think it's cool.

We've tried two of our games: AMF Bowling Pinbusters! which totally sucked and Acme Arsenal which was tough to handle but interesting. AMF Bowling was way worse than the Wii Sports bowling. You can't use your Mii's, the characters repeat the same lines and actions after every turn and it gets annoying real fast. The Wii Sports bowling is much more fun. Fortunately we got AMF Bowling for under $10 (technically free because it was a "buy 2 get 1 free" promotion and that was our 3rd game).

Hooking it up to the internet was good because if you like old arcade games, the Wii has a virtual console which will allow you to buy a lot of old arcade games. Most run for $5 to $10. I got Golden Axe for $8 and it plays just like I remember it. I also got PacMan for $5. They have the Donkey Kong series, the Mario series, and about 80 additional games. It'd probably be cheaper to see if Midway or Atari comes out with a "Greatest Hits" collection, but eh ... I wanted instant gratification. They even have some old Commodore 64 games available for purchase/download ... so I'm so waiting for M.U.L.E. now.

8 comments:

microbiologist xx said...

Thank you!!!
I like making the Miis too. I also like that all the Miis show up in the other games...at least they do on the Wii fit. Nothing like your husbands Mii throwing a shoe at your head. :)

Thomas Joseph said...

Yeah, in Samba de Amigo they show up as background dancers.

Anonymous said...

Last night, Sony rolled out the 3.0 firmware for the Playstation 3, just in time for the launch of the new, lower priced "PS3 Slim.

Anonymous said...

I set up a wireless network on my computer so I could connect to the internet on my playstation 3. Can I connect with my computer through the playstation 3 using my wireless network?

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