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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wii vs PS3 vs Xbox 360 Statistics

NexGen Wars has been covering the popularity of the Xbox 360, the Playstation 3, and the Wii.

UPDATE: May 19, 2007: Nexgenwars has changed for the worse. They have chosen to run advertisments featuring scantily-clad women. I have broken the links to them for this reason. They were special because they didn't have a lot of ads... now they do. Another one bites the dust, this is disappointing.


nexgenwars.com why'd you change?nexgenwars.com you were something specialnexgenwars.com now you're like the rest of them


UPDATE: May 19, 2007 CONTINUED: I have left the counters above for anyone who wants to see the numbers without exposing themselves to the unfortunate stuff. Nexgen wars was cool until they lowered their standards, now I see it as just another crappy site, but that could change if they changed.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Gaming is Different now.

Some people sit in front of their TV, passively intaking what they see and hear. We? We aren't those people, you and I. We are not better than anyone else, it's just that we see that glass screen as a tool for playing; gaming is different.

Depending on which video game, it can require problem-solving, having quick reactions, anticipating movement and knowing when to time things right. This is what I think draws people into it, and what makes it fun! We aren't sitting in a dark room with no lives, we're just like everybody else, except we have more interactive entertainment choices.

When people invite us to their houses or to events we go. We are social. Sometimes we take the games along with us to share and to have a little fun competition. And now with the Wii, we can move! (talk about immersion). This can help us share our love of gaming with others, and it puts a freshness and life back into gaming.

Plus, There's nothing good on TV anyway. If there was, we wouldn't notice... we're too busy having fun.
UPDATE at 8:37: I realized that this post makes it sound like video games are the only form of entertainment I entertain myself with! This isn't the case. I also listen to music, watch movies, and read... and on occaison, maybe I'll watch Rachael Ray.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Seven Nintendo Wii Sites

Seven links. Three Sentences. Can he do it?

There was some Definitive Speculation about the Wii. I just think it is Sickr than the others because it can offer more than a Wiikly dose when it comes down to the Wiire...

I've got three more links, Help Mii! Nintencast! O-pah?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tell us about your Nintendo Wii Blog!

REPriiSENT! is considering having a links section of other Nintendo-related blogs. If you know of a really good, relatively ad-free blog about the Wii, maybe its one that you own yourself, please submit it to us by leaving a comment and why we should have a link to it.

You can be sure I'll get the comment. After you submit your site, either Sapadrew or I will look at the blog and decide if it should be linked to.

I know that I'm curious about reading other Wii-related blogs, so you'll have at least one more reader of your blog if you submit it in the comments, and even if it doesn't make to the link list, someone's bound to read the comment and check it out anyway!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Virtual Console Alternatives

You're itchin' to get a Wii Points card to buy retro games on Wii's Virtual Console, but hold on! You might save some money by considering a few ways that you can play the very same games offered on Virtual Console and possibly save some money.


Alternative Numero 1. Certain games may be available in a "collection" or "anniversary" game disc for the GameCube. Examples are Sonic: the Hedgehog Mega Collection and Megaman Anniversary Collection, which are essentially a bunch of retro titles in the series on one disc. GameCube Discs and Controllers and Memory Cards are compatible with the Wii.

Pros -Get a bunch of retro games on one disc instead of having to buy them individually
-May have games not yet offered on Virtual Console

Cons -May have to unlock other games on disc by completing the first games presented on the disc.

Et Cetera -Only really worth it if the disc costs less than what it would cost to buy the games that interest you on the disc on Virtual Console


Alternative Numero 2. Games may exist as GameBoy Advance (GBA) Titles. Nintendo released a few NES (original Nintendo) games in the GameBoy Advance cartridge format such as the original Mario, Metroid, and Zelda titles.

Pros -can take with you on-the-go on the GBA and DS (the latest Nintendo Hand-held gaming system)

Cons -you're limited to the GameBoy or DS's handheld screen unless Nintendo releases a device that allows one to play GameBoy games on the TV through the Wii--which they may do because it came out with such a device for the GameCube.

Et Cetera -Only worth it if the cost of the game in GameBoy Advance form is less than the price ($5 for an NES game) on Virtual Console, and you have a GameBoy Advance or DS of course!


Alternative Numero 3. Alright I feel a little guilty mentioning this one. Using an Online Console Emulator. An emulator is a program that allows you to download and play many illegally copied retro games on your computer.

Pros -Free

Cons
-"..it is illegal to download and play a Nintendo ROM from the Internet." -says Nintendo's Legal FAQ
-Have to sit at computer.
-From unofficial and even untrustworthy sources. Because you have to download programs from unofficial sources, could be dangerous (virus, spyware coming with the game, etc.)
-Downloading the game for free doesn't support the game publishers.

Et Cetera -It is illegal. Even if you already own a copy of the game! I personally do not advise this practice, but I included it in the list because people have been doing this for years including at times when the only way they could get the retro games was through this method. It is worth noting that Nintendo also says in their legal FAQ:

"...the current availability of a game in stores is irrelevant as to its copyright status. Copyrights do not enter the public domain just because they are no longer commercially exploited or widely available."
Also, they say that I can get into trouble if I make a link to an example of an Online Emulator, so here's a link to a Wikipedia (online encyclopedia) entry about Console Emulators.


Alternative Numero 4. On the original retro system console

Pros -if you got it and it works, nothing beats playing retro games as they were originally played, authentic feel

Cons -that's the thing about old systems... they're old, and they may not be in as pristine a condition as they were when they came off of the assembly line.

Et Cetera -If you are considering getting a title from Virtual Console and you have a retro gaming console, it is worth trying the game one more time in its original format before shelling out those Wii Points for a game you already have.

Lastly, commentary on the Virtual Console itself!
The beauty of it is being able to play games of old, not off of a game cartridge which may freeze mid-game or get dusty, but off of the memory of your Wii. This means that the hassle of maintaining an old system or game is eliminated, though you should probably take good care of any game system no matter how new it is.

The convenience of being able to sit down and enjoy a retro game without trying to find it at a store is a great feature, and a great option. Plus, games can't be sold out.

I encourage those who may already own the game in GBA, GameCube, or the original format to check to see if they already have the game they're considering, and to consider if their Wii Points, and money, would be better saved or spent on a game they haven't experienced yet.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Games in Action Members on GameCube Games

Reporting from the forums! is a segment where we visit different gaming communities' forums, ask them a question, and report the answers.

Today's forum: Games in Action

The Question:
"Because the Wii is backwards compatable, are there any
GameCube games that a Wii-owner should get?"
"
xTDCx Roggie (moderator):
Tales of Symphonia. Best Gamecube RPG out there. Amazing storyline (until the end, where it's a little bit corny), great gameplay, and it's just fun. I hate cartoonish graphics, but I loved the graphics. I can't think of one complaint with the game.


Johnrap (administrator):
OK, I"ll play along, Mario Kart Double Dash is great for playing with your nieces and nephews, because it's four player. You can even play 2 vs 2, kind of like with Warthogs.


RoAFie (moderator):
Super Smash Bros Melee. Best fighting game ever. It's fun and the controls are simple. Plus who wouldn't want to beat up Jigglypuff.


TwilightWolf 77 (moderator):
Zelda: Wind Waker for definite. Especially if you're getting Twilight Princess.
"

Christmas Update for Readers

Improvements made to the blog this month included:

Future plans:

  • Articles featuring "reporting from a forum" where we visit a forum with a question and bring back their best answers in a blog post.
  • The same things we've been doing.
  • New Writers joining! Hopefully!
  • Me responding to comments more (after all since I appreciate them so much might as well tell them!)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Want to join our writing team?

A blog is a great place to hone your writing skills in a place where people can read and comment on your work. It's so cool to see your work up on a website, not to mention a lot of fun!

We are a humble group starting out this blog project, and we would like anyone who might be interested in trying out being a team member of this website to let us know! There's no pressure on you to post a certain number of times a week or anything, the only sort of thing close to that is just that we ask you to keep it high-quality and try your hardest.

So, if you're a fan of the Nintendo Wii, are cool with our Code of Conduct , and have some knowledge and opinions that you would like to share, you're welcome to join our team! If you try it and find out that being a part of our team isn't for you, you can leave with no hard feelings, but I hope that you'll find writing and posting on REPriiSENT! to be a relaxing and fun hobby when you have free time.

Email: SDtektiv(at)yahoo(dot)com
I'll send you a few questions asking why you want to join, why you are interested in the Nintendo Wii, and use your answers to introduce you with a post!

Links:
Code of Conduct for Writers

So, if you are into writing or want to try it out, or have some enthusiasm about the Nintendo Wii, join us and see if this is something you want to do!

SD's Christmas Note to readers:
If you're just into reading, that is just as important and I am sure that Sapadrew is also thankful for every visitor or passerby who looks over our articles! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Wii Kiosks Unnecessarily Complicated

Go to an Xbox 360 or PS3 kiosk (little demo-playing stand) and you'll find the simple way to demo, pick up the controller and play.

Go to a Wii kiosk and you'll have a little trouble as there is not a controller there, and if the store is smart enough they'll put a sign up saying to trade your ID to rent a Wii Controller at the counter. One store that I went to did this, the other didn't. At the one without the sign I was unsure what to do so I asked a roaming store helper if I could rent out a Wii Controller. I expected him to take me back to the counter and trade me for it, but instead he directed me to go to the counter, in which I'd have to wait in line behind people who were buying things.

As I waited, I thought it might be better if they had a separate counter or section with a huge sign that said "Wii Controllers here, need ID." It doesn't make sense to have to wait in line behind people who were making deals and asking questions for a simple, "here's my ID, thanks for the Wiimote, see you in 15 minutes" transaction.

My waiting had ended, and it was my turn to talk to the guy at the counter. I was ready rent a Wii controller out with my Drivers' Permit in hand. I placed it on the counter, but then he said I needed a Credit Card too. I had a little disappointment because I thought that I had waited for nothing... Fortunately, my mom was nearby so I used hers. From there I walked from the counter all the way to the entrance where the kiosk was.


Finally, I could play. The game, just like the one at the last store I went to, was "Excite Truck." I had a lot of fun playing it, and one of my concerns was that one of the people watching me would want to play and I would have to somehow explain that I need to trade it with the counter person.

The game was a lot of fun, especially since this was my second time with it and I understood it a little better. It was fun figuring out how to play Excite Truck, but I didn't like the game of getting to play it.

Oftentimes the fun of a game can be in figuring it out and getting used to its difference, but I didn't want that element to spill out to the process of getting to play it.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Wow! What can I say about this game! Well I might as well start off with the bad things and get to the good stuff.

  • Bad thing#1: If you just want to learn the ending and skip all the game play, well... good luck because this game clocks in at over a week!
  • Bad thing#2: At times the AI for the enemies seems to be lacking unless they're in groups or a boss of some sort.

Ok now to the good stuff. Well The Legend of Zelda TP takes place in your standard Hyrule being invaded but this time by a misty force called the TWILIGHT. Your job is to well stop them and save Princess Zelda.

To aid you in your adventure you have Midna. She comes into the story very early to help you as you are wolf. She can:

  1. Teleport you when needed
  2. Change you into a wolf and back on demand and
  3. Tell you helpful hints during game play (kind of like Navi)
Once you pick up this game you will find out how open ended this world is. It is very fun to explore and find little Easter eggs here and there.

TP also uses very cool features on the Wii-mote. You can wave your controller to do a simple slash or you can flick your Nunchuck and do a spin attack. Using your arrows is a simple point and click feature that is very helpful in combat.

Well some of the items in your adventure are remakes from other Zelda games but there are a few new ones COUGH(spinner)COUGH that will help you solve puzzles and find hidden places.

All and all this is a really good game and its completely worth buying a Wii for all on its own.
I give it a 9.9/10

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Line Rider for Wii and DS

I just read an article on the Wiire. A fun game that runs on the flash program today, called Line Rider will have a game for the DS and the Wii! Why the exclamation point? Well, being curious as I am, I played it and it was pretty cool.

Line Rider

UPDATE: I went back for another session of Line Rider, it is fun!

REPriiSENT Comic 2!

I was a fan of Rachael Ray and her 30 minute meals on Food Channel. Now it seems that she's showing up in a lot of places. Click on the picture to read it full-size, and please let me know what you think!

The Rhythms Explained

Just be glad I didn't call them "Phat Beats". All the articles on this blog somehow relate to the Wii, but in different ways. Here's an explanation of all the Rhythms:


  • Hype is the Team ranting and raving about games and features we think are cool but haven't been consumed by us or really experienced by us yet. Expect to find articles along the lines of Previews, News, First Impressions on games, and the like.
  • Philosophii covers basics about the blog, like what it's about, what we believe, explaining features of the blog, stuff like this post actually.
  • Reviews are articles about games, features, and magazines that have been explored through and through, forwards and backwards that member(s) have come to form their own distinct and detailed conclusions and opinions on.
  • Communitii stories zero in on a specific person or group and focus on the human rather than the machine. Interviews and other individual-related articles will fall under this category.
  • Motlii are articles that don't fit under any other category. Though it will still be Wii-related, some randomness is to be expected!

The purpose of these categories is just to look cool and to help people who feel like just browsing particular types of articles!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Wii GameCube Capable

I do not own a GameCube, so when I got excited about a game, I was disappointed that it was for GameCube and not for the Wii. Then, it dawned on me. The relationship between the GameCube and the Wii is much different than the relationship between the XBOX and the 360.

The Wii has one-hundred percent backwards compatibility for GameCube games, even the GameCube controllers are compatible! This means I'll be looking for cheap deals on the Starfox, Metriod, and Super Smash Brothers Melee games, and for a few GameCube controllers to play the games as well.

Since my XBOX no longer works, I bet I could trade some games in, hopefully on a one-for-one basis since they're the same generation.

EDIT 11:09 AM: The Wii has two slots for GameCube Memory Cards as well, but it appears that you have to have a GameCube Memory card to save your place in a GameCube game when playing it on the Wii. Link: Crave: Must-have Nintendo Wii accessories. Maybe Sapa can confirm this for us!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Wii Virtual Console

By directly connecting the Nintendo Wii to the internet, there are a few features of it that open up to you. One is the ability for you to purchase and download retro games to the console by using "Wii points" that you get off a card you buy at a video game store.

Since I don't like doing a lot of mental math, I like how the "Wii Points" system seems to be close to American cents initially. Since 2000 Wii points costs $20, I suppose you could say that based on the Wii Point-values it's about $5 for a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game, $8 for an Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) game, and $10 per N64 game. Sega Genesis, a gaming console that rivaled the SNES will also have some games available for $8, and I'll be honest, I know nothing about the system TurboGrafx-16 except that they cost 600 Wii points ($6) and like the NES games, they can be played on the Wii Remote, whereas most of the others require either a Wii "Classic" Controller and some, a Gamecube Controller will work.


I can imagine people being able to go through sequels of games which series' spans multiple consoles without having to find old systems and get them to work, and having an XBOX and having a friend who has an NES, I know that it will be a plus being able to play retro games without having to worry about if the system will "recognize" the game cartridge. It's been said that there have been many many renditions of some games like Zelda and Mario, and since it's compatible with GameCube games, I suppose fans could have fun trying to go through them one by one!

Personally, I'll probably not use this feature too much, but it sure is nice to have the option!

Here's a link to the Wikipedia (online Encyclopedia) entry on it that has a lot of information including charts and information on problems such as how some popular games might not be liscensed on Virtual Console due to the company that made it being bought by a rival of Nintendo.
Wikipedia: Virtual Console

LOL commercial

Well I was just surfing around on youtube and i found an amazing commercial that brings up a good point. Well just check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnxEnoosh4Q

Saturday, December 16, 2006

REPriiSENT! Comic!

I drew a comic and I think it rocks! Click on the image to see it full-size in all its glory! Let me know what you think!

Review: Nintendo Power Magazine Jan 2007

Reviewing: Nintendo Power, Volume 211,

Specs:
$4.99 US, $6.99 CDN
Found at Fred Meyer but not at Albertson's
Cover Feature: Zelda "Stayin' Alive In Hyrule", and "Zelda's creator reflects on Twilight Princess."


I used to have my mom buy copies of Nintendo Power for me in my N64 days, now, because of my interest in the Wii, and because of a power outage (sorry bad pun), I decided to revisit this magazine.



The main reason I bought this magazine was for the eight Wii reviews featured on the teaser bar on the top of the cover, but I was delighted to find lots of cool stories and doodads along the way. For example, do you know what Pikachu's name means? Pokemon has gotten to the point with me that it is not dorky but nostalgic, and there is a short Pokemon manga (Japanese comic) insert. Other goodies I was surprised with was a two-sided poster (modern Zelda on one side, Retro Sonic on the other), and a mini-page-thing of four Wii stickers.

Some things, being me, that I have to warn about is a sexy Tomb Raider ad on the back cover and a couple sexy ads throughout the magazine. However, this is nothing that a folded piece of computer paper and masking tape couldn't fix.

All in all, I enjoyed the reviews and my absolute favorite article was a feature on the yet-to-be-released WarioWare game for the Wii. The article shows the different ways you must hold the Wii Remote to complete the task of particular minigames (the game is essentially a rapid fire of random tasks). Each way to hold it was accompanied by a few screenshots of a couple minigames that requires that controller-holding method. It's worth noting that there is also plenty of content discussing games for the DS (Nintendo's latest handheld), for DS fans, but there's plenty of Wii content too. Basically, if you like either the Wii or the DS or both, it's good. There, I said it.

In conclusion, I'm glad to see Nintendo Power still doin' their thing. This was a great issue, I enjoyed the extra things that came with it, and if it wasn't for the sexy pictures, I would buy a subscription in a heartbeat!

Friday, December 15, 2006

A sad day in my entertainment center

Yes, it is really a sad day. My Wii has been sent in to a call-back by Nintendo. It seems that the wrist strap and the controller are being held together by this tiny little piece of string that easily rips off. Hopefully I get my Wii back soon.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Introducing: sapadrew!

Sapadrew is now official a member of this blogging team. His knowledge of the Nintendo Wii and experiences will be a great asset to this blog. Let's find out a bit about him!


Why did you join REPriiSENT?
Well mostly because I love to talk about how great the Wii is! In fact I got one of my friends to buy a Wii!

What first got you interested in the Nintendo Wii?
The motion controller and of course my lifetime love of Zelda! I have been playing it since the Ocarina of Time!


What do you like about the Nintendo Wii?

Although there aren't many games out at the moment the ones that they do have out are awesome!


What features or games are you looking forward to with the Nintendo Wii?

Super Smash Bros. Metroid, and Farcry. If Nintendo comes out with another Mario Cart, that would be cool too.


I know all too well that you are/were a big fan of the Halo game series, why did you decide not to continue by buying the XBOX 360 and later, Halo 3?

Well mostly for Zelda, but the fact that the Wii has such a cool controller I could not stay away. Also I feel that the Xbox 360, although a great system, just doesn't have enough other than Halo 3 to keep me interested.


Lastly, say anything you would like to say.

Wii is awesome 360 is awesome and PS3 is awesome! Why can't people just hold hands and sing about our great virtual world? lol

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wii Comebacks!

Some of you may have heard some people say some fightin' words about the Wii... Well here's some comebacks you could use. Please note that this is just for fun and people should not take it personal.


A Playstation 3 owner says: Ha! Wii?! That's such a dumb name.
Response:
Yeah, "PS3", I wonder where they thought of that original name!


PS3 Owner: PS3's controller has motion-sensing capabilities!
Response: But no rumble. And, the PS3's motion-sensing capabilities aren't really the same and don't compare to the Wiimote's.




PS3 Owner: the PS3 is state-of-the-art!
Response: Yeah, but can it do this? *Pulls Nintendo Wii out of pocket, puts it back in. *


Now for Xbox 360 Owners:


360 Owner: Xbox LIVE is thriving.
Response: for $60 a year. It might not be thriving yet but the Wii is new and the online service is free.


360 Owner: You say the Wii has more "fun-for-all-ages" games, but you don't have Viva Pinata!
Response: Viva Pinata might be a great game, but its for young'ns. The Wii's "fun-for-all-ages" games are fun for all ages.



360 Owner: You only have one thumbstick, ONE! How can you expect to have a good control scheme?
Response: The motion of the Wiimote and the nunchuck can implement the controls often used by other consoles' "second thumbstick" in a cooler way. *points Wiimote.*


360 Owner: You can recieve updates when the Wii is off? Sounds a little Wii-erd.
Response: True. (when on Xbox LIVE in Halo 2 lobby) By the way you failed to load the map.



For Both:


360 and PS3 owners: blah blah blah blah blah
Response: Nintendo's not price-gouging their fans. *Runs away*

Fun Factor over Graphics

The main purpose of video gaming has always been for fun. There's nothing like an XBOX LAN party, and I can't wait to see where the Nintendo goes with this. Will the Wii's wireless connectivity lead to people renting out Coffee Shops, Churches, and other places with wireless internet in order to have WiiConnect24 parties? Who knows? But that's for another post. This post is about the main selling point of any game system. The games.

It has been said that the Wii's graphics, when compared to the PS3's and the 360's, aren't up to par. I agree that there are more games for those systems with ultra-HD graphics, but am I really willing to fork over so much money when there's not many games that interest me on those systems?

Though there are games for the Nintendo Wii with really bad graphics, there are some with really good graphics, the new Zelda game for example. I believe that as more game developers take time to push the Wii's graphic capabilities with their games, there will be games with better and better graphics.

But graphics are only one part of a game, another is the fun factor. The games on the Nintendo Wii look fun to play. I've even had the chance to try out Excite Truck at a store, and that was a lot of fun to play, and I can't wait to try out the steering system with a game that interests me more, Need for Speed Carbon.

The premise of the games of the Nintendo Wii seem to have an emphasis on fun for everyone, including people my age (I'm in High School). On the other hand, the front of the line-up for the 360 is gory killfest games of carnage, and the games that aren't like that are geared for really young kids. Neither of those two categories really interest me, and I'm not even going to comment on the PS3 because (here it comes...) it is 600 dollars!

Microsoft can show me excellent graphics all day but what's it worth if there's only one game and a few mini-arcade games on it that interest me?

The main purpose for gaming has always been for fun, and the sheer quantity of games that appeal to me on the Wii greatly surpass the others. I say this based on just my reading articles of new games coming out for it, and my limited time trying out a demo at a game store. They aren't trying to price gouge me and it's a game system with lots of games. Sounds like a good equation to me.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

REPriiSENT seeking Writers!

UPDATE: AS OF FEBRUARY 16, 2007, ONLY PEOPLE WHO I KNOW CAN BECOME AUTHORS OF REPRIISENT. I LEARNED THAT I SHOULD DO THIS THE HARD WAY.

Are you a fan of the Nintendo Wii? Do you love writing or want to try it? REPriiSENT is seeking to build a team of writers who want to write recreationally for this independant blog. Once you join the blog, you'll be welcome to come and go as you please and post whatever you want having to do with the Nintendo Wii and gaming in general. Reviews, Profiles, your beliefs on the Wii, how you got interested in buying the Wii... Just be sure to check out the Code of Conduct and see if the philosophii of this blog matches up to yours.

If you're sure or just interested, please send me an email at SDtektiv (at) yahoo (dot) com. I'll send a few questions asking why you want to write for this blog. If you decide that you want to try it out, I'll make you a team member, and make a post introducing you on the blog. The best part is that this is just for the joy of writing and you can come and go as you please, post a lot or a little, long articles or short blurbs, it doesn't matter, just so long as we do our best to keep it high-quality!

Noteworthy Wii Titles

Some games that look cool to me
and why I'm interested...

Need For Speed Carbon
I liked how the Wii's steering worked in the Excite Truck demo at GameStop, I bet that the steering would be loads of fun in the arena of Street Racing in the City. Plus you can customize your ride.

WarioWare
Non-stop hilarity, task after task after task. Perhaps that could be a bad thing sometimes, but I think it would be awesome at parties.

Metroid Prime 3
Hey I like Halo 2 which is a Sci-Fi shooter, maybe I could give Metroid Prime 3 a chance and see how I like it!

Rayman Raving Rabbids
I'm not a huge fan of Rayman, but this game's premise is enough. From what I've seen this is what it seems to be: instead of the Gladiator you have Rayman, the fans are crazy bunnies, and instead of death battles, mini-games! This could be lots of fun with my friends!

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
There's not a lot of hype with this game, but then again there was not a lot of hype with the first Matrix movie when it came out. I wonder what the game designers will do with the potential of having the Wii's position-senses integrated with the controlling of the plane. I hope they find a cool control scheme.

SSX Blur (remember SSX Tricky, the snowboard game?)
The SSX snowboarding video games of the past were fun, and what's there not to like about doing crazy tricks down a steep mountain?

Elebits
Players manipulate and navigate every-day environments to find mini-creatures. A first-person shooter where there is gun shown onscreen, your Wiimote is the grav-gun!

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for the writers and members of REPriiSENT:

  • You can cuss, but the policy when it comes to posting on this blog is "No Cussing. Ever. Not even things that resemble cussing are allowed." You're welcome to cuss as much as you want just so long as no one else can see it or hear it. If you cuss once on accident when playing a game or something, that's not okay, but we're not going to ban you for it. I understand if you gotta cuss, but there's a difference between cussing out loud and typing cuss words for all to see.
  • Be nice. Never nag people publicly about misspellings in their posts or mistakes in online gameplay. We are here to have fun.
  • Never embarrass someone in public. If you have beef with someone, send them an email or something.
  • People will not be judged on how "active" they are on a website.
  • Keep it clean. Lewd jokes are not allowed and no sexy pictures or links to them are allowed.
  • Cheating in a way that uses something outside of the game in the raw will not be tolerated.
  • Always have good sportsmanship.
  • Only join if you want more people to play with on WiiConnect24 (once it gets going that is).

Finally, if you like these rules this is the place for you. If you don't like these rules or you find them ridiculous, you're cool, but I recommend checking out a different place, or making your own website. The reason for having such a code is to make it 100% clear who this group is for and who this group isn't for.

About the Blog

This blog was established on December 12th 2006. I have a vision and hope for this blog that it will expand to be a team blog with many Nintendo Wii fans writing just for the sake of writing.