Enhance your TV with Wii Channels

Posted on 22nd February 2008 by admin in Wii Features

By now, if you’re not living under a rock, you have heard about the Nintendo Wii. Nintendo, one of the all-time super powers of the gaming industry, has made a comeback rivaling the smashing success of their original system (Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES) with the Nintendo Wii. If you’re a big Wii fan, you may or may not know that the Wii was originally codenamed Nintendo Revolution before its November 2006 release in the United States. Nintendo of America, Inc. finally decided to call the console the Wii because it is a universal word/sound that translates to fun, transcending the language barrier.

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The system has also gone on to do things never before attempted in gaming console history. The Wii Remote (or Wii-mote) is the epitome of this revolution; gamers of all ages can swing and shake this controller and become an active physical part of the onscreen action within a game. But another revolutionary aspect of the Nintendo Wii system is the advent of Wii Channels. The Wii channels create a unique and astonishingly user-friendly way of looking at the different things the console can do. With that in mind, it’s important to recognize that the Wii itself is almost more worthy of being dubbed an “entertainment system” than the company’s original 1985 NES console was. It is a multimedia center for the entire family to enjoy and interact with. (more…)

Believe it or not, the Wii is the best…

Posted on 12th February 2008 by admin in Wii Videos

We like the Wii because of the unique “wireless” controller function and because of the unique gaming experience. But believe it or not there a still some people thing that other gaming consoles are better. Check this commercial and learn why the Wii is the best ;D

Rock Star’s Table Tennis: More Than Just Ping-Pong

Posted on 7th February 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

Though it’s easy to dismiss a table tennis game as just an updated version of Pong, Rock Star’s Table Tennis should easily and quickly silence the skeptics. This high-speed game, now available for the Wii, is easy for beginners to pick up, but takes more than a little while to truly master.

Rockstar Presents Table Tennis

Rockstar Games 2007, Video Game, $22.99

There are four different types of shots in this game which are each triggered by swinging differently with the Wii remote or maneuvering with the d-pad - though you can choose to include the nunchuk and position the ball and your swing with the analog stick. It is certainly more interactive to simply set the nunchuk aside, but it’s really a matter of preference.

While that may sound simplistic, the truth is that the serve meter is what makes this a more complex experience - you can use this meter to determine whether you want to serve a full-spin shot to your opponent, or if you’re going to fake him out with a weak spinning serve. Of course, as you progress through the game, you’ll learn different combination moves and how to work your opponent’s shots to your own advantage. (more…)