Buy stuff for your console with Wii Points

Posted on 27th August 2008 by admin in Wii Features

Nintendo’s Wii Virtual Console (similar to XBOX Live Arcade or Playstation Network Store) uses an online currency known as Wii Points. Wii points are available for purchase at the Wii Shop Channel with your credit card or at your local retail outlet. Users are able to spend these points to buy additional content for the Wii Virtual Console, such as the “classic” Nintendo games that we all grew up with.

Wii 2000 Points Card

Nintendo 2007, Video Game, $18.00

There is something to be said about being able to experience the humiliation of being defeated by an 8-bit game on a next generation system. Apparently, I no longer possess the skills that I did previously, not in the same quantity anyhow. Nintendo’s official website claims their “Virtual Console is making the greatest video game archive in history available for Wii.” Bold statement, but I can’t denounce it; I know of at least 100 games already, and more titles are being added often.


How You Can Create Funny Mii Characters…

Posted on 5th April 2008 by admin in Wii Features

…Share them with others and Win a Contest!

What is wrong with Mii? In case the caves you hide in don’t yet have a Wii and you are not yet aware: Mii-pronounced “Mee”-is something which on other games and machines is often known as an “avatar” or “toon.” On the Wii, this is called a Mii and represents each player on the Nintendo Wii Console.

Well, to answer the question in the first sentence would take entirely too long! In reality, nothing is wrong but there are some new downloadable updates on the Wii Shop Channel you may have missed.
When creating your Mii, you get to decide every feature of your face and more such as the size of your eyes, nose, smile, and so on. This may make you feel a bit like that “big bad wolf” preparing for a visit from the grandmother-visiting girl in the red hood who tends to ask too many questions! But, if you are like me, you find it rather enjoyable to peruse the extensive selection of attributes to find “just the right combination” for the perfect Mii for the situation. (more…)

Wii: More than just a gaming console

Posted on 7th March 2008 by admin in Wii Features

Code-name Revolution; The Wii has indeed live up to its name as a revolutionary device. Not only does The Wii satisfied our gaming needs, it is also used by many therapists as a great tool for therapy treatment (maybe that explains why The Wii hit 14 million in sales at times when PS3 is experiencing problem hitting their sales target).

Recently I discovered another function of The Wii which is to watch internet videos through its opera browser on the television. ffwd currently, still in private beta, have recently launched their Wii-enabled website. It allows users to make use of their “Wiimote” to navigate through their site for an Internet TV experience.

Furthermore ffwd have recently published a post on The Wii is a social entertainment device on their team’s blog. It shares some interesting thoughts on The Wii and AppleTV. They are also having a mini contest giving out free Wii points so check out their site.