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Monday, January 29, 2007

The Prevalent Wii Pun is not a Pun

Since when did anyone say "I'm going to play with my GameCube?" You think you've heard that a hundred times, but before the Wii, you hadn't. If we said it like that, it makes it sound like GameCube and me are going to run around the backyard, kick a soccer ball, jump on the trampoline and cool down with some Otter Pops.

I'm going to play with my Xbox.

Is not something you'd say! I don't know about you guys, but I'm going to play a video game on my Xbox or "I'm going to play Xbox."

Seriously who (other than modders) is going to say "Let's play with my Xbox today..." We never hear that! We hear "let's play Xbox now."

Maybe things are different in your region, but if this is the case, then someone saying "I'm going to play with my Wii" is not an innovative joke but rather far-fetched. The only reason anyone would say that, other than when they think they've discovered some amazingly creative pun and want to get a laugh, would be from the fact that they've had it pounded into their memory by the millions of folks who ingeniously came about such an "original" pun... that isn't even a pun!

In the defense of the people who say this joke, we haven't been given many options, our other two choices to express this thought across are I'm going to play on the Wii... or... I'm going to play Whee! But before you decide to bash the Wii's name, or decide to repeat back to your friends a "joke they've never heard before", just stop, and ponder about how we aren't in the predicament that the French are, who might find themselves saying I'm going to play the yes!

Friday, January 26, 2007

The News Channel

Well the News Channel is up on the Nintendo Wii (finally) and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. You can find the news on the network or even globally. You can see a video of it at this link. If you are in demand of the news 24/7 this is for you. Also this adds to the family thing Nintendo has got going on. I don't use it that much other than to look at what happened on a global scale. There are some minor bugs in the load time and it crashes from time to time.

Over all I would give it an 8/10 just because it has some minor bugs.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.


NEED WII POINTS NOW!

I NEED THEM SO BAD! The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, originally for the SNES, just came out today on the virtual console. This was said to be one of the best Zelda games of all time. Check it out at the article at Nintendo.com.

I want this badly and my local EBgames just ran out of Wii point cards. :(

Monday, January 22, 2007

Nintendo Wii Jacket?

I spotted the Nintendo Wii on a youth leader's jacket at youth group a few days ago. Turns out it was just a coincidental design element on an REI brand jacket:


Does this not look like a Nintendo Wii jacket?

Monday, January 15, 2007

Podtacular

Well I am a member over at Podtacular which is the unofficial Halo universe podcast. They had a Wii episode and I was asked to guest host on the round table. You can listen to it here:

SDtektiv's Edit: I switched it to a player with the single episode to make the page-loading time quicker! And my note to my friends and loved ones, I am unaffiliated with Podtacular and by my standards their Podcast is usually raunchy and has lots of 'wrong' jokes. If that sort of stuff doesn't bother you, it is Podtacular Episode 95.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

REPriiSENT! Comic 5!



Out of gas and out of money... what's a traveling "Wii agent" to do?

This is now my favorite issue of the REPriiSENT! Comic!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Japanese Section of Wii.com Proves Interesting!

Today, school got canceled because of snow, and since there isn't anything entertaining on TV in the morning, for some reason I thought it would be fun to visit the Japanese section of Wii.com . I did, and it was pretty fun! Half of it was trying to figure stuff out!




One of the things I saw was a tutorial on what I'm guessing are the games for "Wii Play." Under the graphic, there are icons representing different Wii Play games and you can, by clicking on any of them, view a tutorial on how to play the game.

As I looked around, I saw a section called "Wii CM." I was curious, so I clicked on it and it took me to what I think is a commercials section.

Here are some commercials that stood out to me:

Wii Remote Action with Sound Effects!

Legend of Zelda!

WarioWare Commercial with purdy Japanese Girls!

The commercials are really cool! If Nintendo is listening, I think that they should air them in America.

If the Japanese Girls are listening, I'm a nice guy, with red hair, which I understand is a rare hair color in Japan. I don't know much Japanese, but I am in my third year of French, and I know that there are more Japanese graphic novels that are translated into French than into English, and that the actual word "Anime" comes from the French. So... parlez-vous Francais? ou English? WarioWare?

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Nintendo Wii Notions

It seems that every time I visit NexGen Wars, the Wii's sales climb by a million. It will be interesting to see if it will surpass the 360. I sent NexGen Wars a few questions in an email to their "press" email address, but I wonder if they have enough time to answer questions; they have to keep track and count sold consoles. You might be wondering just how they do it... me too!

On the bus ride home from school today, a friend of mine and me ended up talking about the Wii. He said that he hadn't heard that great things about it. He added, "I mean, it's probably a lot of fun and all..."

"...but isn't that the point?" I responded.

It is true that if you want excellent graphics and sound and the like, the 360 is a very good overpriced alternative. But what I see in Nintendo is that instead of lots of focus on improving the graphics to make it more realistic, they like to experiment and revolutionize gaming entirely in other aspects. It seems that the other gaming systems just take what is already good and push it as far as they can, and the revolutionizing stuff is not in actual gameplay but in add-ons. Xbox LIVE gets major props though. That was revolutionary.

From what I've heard, WiiConnect24 isn't at the level of Xbox LIVE yet, but it is free.


Saturday, January 6, 2007

REPriiSENT! Comic 4!

Sapadrew made a very good point to me that links can help your blog, so we've added a links section in the sidebar. But, I was thinking that a few more couldn't hurt.



I did this during my studio art class. Sweet! I'm getting credit for drawing a comic for my blog!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Our Name Explained

Ever since the gaming community--well actually America and Europe in general--realized that "Wii" is the actual name, there may have been just a little Wiiping and gnashing of teeth, but more so, numerous puns and appearances of the one-syllable name have surged.

You've probably heard them, "To Wii or not to Wii?" "Wii want the Wii!", and countless others. It's even showing up in classic rock songs: "Wii will rock you," "Wii are the champions!", and those are puns on titles of songs from just one band.

Even wii have it in our footer: "Wii talk Wii and Wii live what Wii talk!", which is there mostly because it sounds cool.

The name, REPriiSENT! takes this a step back. Instead of making another Wii pun, it's simply the same thing Nintendo did: Take an English word and change a long-sounding "E" into a "double-i."

Whatever puns wii continue to come across, wii can safely say that the Wii puts the Wii in suh-wiit! Sorry, I couldn't wiisist.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

REPriiSENT! Comic 3!



This edition of the REPriiSENT! comic is coming to you in 5 frames! (six if you count the title frame). What happens when the Wii agents' travels take them to the Appalachian Mountains? Click on the picture to see.


Wii Play

Although Wii play has been delayed here in the U.S. there are some videos from other countries showing some of the fun games in side Wii play. In case you didn’t know Wii play is a collection of mini games that take advantage of your Mii avatars. Here is a small preview.