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Would you like to take a Wii?

Oui Wii
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Non Wii
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Don't care it'll be ass
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Don't care it'll be fried gold
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Total votes : 94

Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:33 am

Don't be hard on yourself Atomic. I've only ever gone to one..... sure I was in another country before that, but a true Zoner has no excuse. :wink:
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:41 am

Plus Atomic I think that going to NIN concerts and the like excuses you to some extent!


Monkey, I haven't been able to find any pics - but I did find this rather nice modded NES:

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Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:48 am

oooooo.... it's like pimp my ride for old tech. Nice.
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:57 am

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Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:15 am

Thanks, I'm a big fan of the Steve Erwin sig you've got. Why wasn't that nominated????

Hey American Zoners who went out and made that fathful purchase, what are your opinions on the Wii???? I want to know it all, the game quality, the system quality, controller usability. Bring it...
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Postby godzillasushi on Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:38 pm

Still no Wii....sadness is filling my tummy. :cry:
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Postby rhaps0dy on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:04 pm

AtomicHyperbole wrote:It's not actually a PC in a consoles clothing, but let's not OT that here.


yes ... it is!!
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:04 pm

The only problem I have had is the short battery life of the controller and the inability to turn the sound off on the controller
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Postby rhaps0dy on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:06 pm

The best thing about the wii will be when i get to play metroid prime:corruption and the controls feeling as quick and slick as the keyboard and mouse...cus how i bloody hate dual analog for fps games!!
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Postby rhaps0dy on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:06 pm

how short is this battery life?
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:24 pm

I have had it a week and already changed them out. Granted I used the ones provided so they mighta just sucked...
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Postby MasterWhedon on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:30 pm

Rechargable batteries! Wave of the future!

So, Bob--overall, how satisfied are you with your purchase? Are the games out right now pretty good, or are they only scratching the surafce of what the system can do?

I definitely plan to get one at some point, mainly for the party games. Just wondering what your initial impressions are.
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Postby rhaps0dy on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:39 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:I have had it a week and already changed them out. Granted I used the ones provided so they mighta just sucked...


Ok cool, thats good with me. MasterWhedon, rechargeable batteries!?! No way!! Not in my lifetime sonny haha!
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:43 pm

What kind of batteries does the wiimote take? AA?

How is the online connection? Have you tried to download any games yet?

C'mon Bob, help me out here! It comes out here a week tomorrow and I am pissing my panties
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Postby MasterWhedon on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:50 pm

ThisIsTheGirl wrote:What kind of batteries does the wiimote take? AA?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

The wiimote!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:52 pm

ThisIsTheGirl wrote:It comes out here a week tomorrow and I am pissing my panties


That sentiment anna your current AV are a like... totally incongruous or a something.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:02 pm

IPAMPILASH

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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:35 pm

ThisIsTheGirl wrote:What kind of batteries does the wiimote take? AA?

How is the online connection? Have you tried to download any games yet?

C'mon Bob, help me out here! It comes out here a week tomorrow and I am pissing my panties


MasterWhedon wrote:Rechargable batteries! Wave of the future!

So, Bob--overall, how satisfied are you with your purchase? Are the games out right now pretty good, or are they only scratching the surafce of what the system can do?

I definitely plan to get one at some point, mainly for the party games. Just wondering what your initial impressions are.


The controller does require 2 AA batteries.

Overall my family and I are very satisfied. The games are basic (at least the ones I have found and played) but fun. I have downloaded the original Zelda and Donkey Kong and had lots of fun with those. The news and weather channels are not up yet here so I cannot comment on those. When you do download something it is really quick. Not much to do online except download, as I do not have any other friends with the Wii. I am playing the new Zelda right now and it is lots of fun. The system makes it loads easier to aim and fire arrows and the boomerang.

Still cannot wait for some of the more fleshed out games though.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:37 pm

And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?
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Postby Vegeta on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:50 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?


I saw an article today about overzealous wii players breaking tv's and windows with there wiimotes. I tried to find it to no avail... still is kinda funny/tragic.
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Postby godzillasushi on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:55 pm

Vegeta wrote:
MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?


I saw an article today about overzealous wii players breaking tv's and windows with there wiimotes. I tried to find it to no avail... still is kinda funny/tragic.


Well when a bunch of kids get their hands on something to swing around and throw....its just asking for trouble. Good thing its wireless.

On a side note, my 360 is better :twisted:
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:57 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?

Perfect no problems at all. Only problem I had was if direct sunlight hits the remote it gets kinda hinky. We just closed the blinds and eveything was ok.
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm

godzillasushi wrote:
Vegeta wrote:
MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?


I saw an article today about overzealous wii players breaking tv's and windows with there wiimotes. I tried to find it to no avail... still is kinda funny/tragic.


Well when a bunch of kids get their hands on something to swing around and throw....its just asking for trouble. Good thing its wireless.

On a side note, my 360 is better :twisted:


Yeah. It is funny. Every game reminds you to wear the wriststrap...
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:59 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?

Perfect no problems at all. Only problem I had was if direct sunlight hits the remote it gets kinda hinky. We just closed the blinds and eveything was ok.


VAMPIRE!!! :shock:

sorry, random non-sequitur, I missed lunch today and am getting a little punchy.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:48 am

Vegeta wrote:
MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?


I saw an article today about overzealous wii players breaking tv's and windows with there wiimotes. I tried to find it to no avail... still is kinda funny/tragic.


That is so funny... wasn't half obvious that it was gonna happen. I know that the wire on my cube controller acted like a restraint for those 'precious' moments. Ahhh.... the angry youth of today. We need a good war to get rid of all of those hot streaks.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:53 am

Ok.. I went to HMV OXFORD ST last night to get some details about next Thursday nights launch.

They said that even if you pre-order there is no garauntee you will get one. it all depends on your position in the queue. I asked the guy what time he expects people to start linig up and he said probably in the morning.

Im at work all day so i'm gonna head down there for about 5.30pm and see what kind of state the queue is in.
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Postby wonkabar on Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:00 am

Vegeta wrote:
I saw an article today about overzealous wii players breaking tv's and windows with there wiimotes. I tried to find it to no avail... still is kinda funny/tragic.


Here's some



http://www.engadget.com/tag/wiimote
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:50 am

What a great bunch of articles. Thanks Wonka. I particularly like this image of a Wii casualty.

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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:32 pm

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Personally, I'm an atheist in the voting booth and a theist in the movie theatre. I separate the morality of religion with the spirituality and solace of it. There is something boring about atheism.
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Postby Vicarious on Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:04 pm

I got one this morning... my first attempt. Haven't played one yet, so it should be... interesting. I'll check back after some time with it.
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Postby Vegeta on Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:41 pm

Vicarious hasn't checked back in yet...

either addicted or a victem of a wiimote tragedy
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:45 pm

The chances of that happening are pretty wiimote, though.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:00 pm

AtomicHyperbole wrote:wiimote


great, now I've got the taste of regurgitated veggie ribs in my mouth...

have you no shame?
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:04 pm

I have no ability to stop myself from telling lame jokes...

...

... soooo...

No, I have no shame. ;)
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Postby Vicarious on Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:19 pm

Lol... I haven't even set it up yet. Shame on me, I know, but I have way too much shit to do. On another note, I got to Target at 6:15 this morning and when we finally got vouchers at 7:30, I sat in my car and laughed at the sheer number of people walking up to the store 15-20 minutes before opening thinking that they could get a Wii. Oh, and it was really, really fucking cold for that hour. Hope it was worth it.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:32 am

It will if you ever set it up.... shame!
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Postby colonel_lugz on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:21 am

So, who (if anyone) is coming down to the Wii launch with me tomorrow?

I'll be at Oxford Street HMV from about 5.30pm, mind you, if the queue is ridiculously long I might reconsider
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Postby sleepflower on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:23 am

what time is the release? Are you going overnight?
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Postby colonel_lugz on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:28 am

It goes on sale at midnight, the launch event begins at 11pm......but obviously if you intend to buy one you need to be there as early as possibly, Bloody Work!!!


You coming or you still in Leicester?
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:30 am

Pull a sicky and stand in line from tonight.
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Postby sleepflower on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:31 am

Im in leicester or I would keep you company with a bottle of whisky.

Can you arrange to get out of work an hour early?

Just say you will go in an hour eay one day or stay late?
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Postby colonel_lugz on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:32 am

AtomicHyperbole wrote:Pull a sicky and stand in line from tonight.


I am seriously considering it, though i might pull one one Friday so I can stay home and play
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Postby colonel_lugz on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:33 am

sleepflower wrote:Im in leicester or I would keep you company with a bottle of whisky.



You know what makes me tick :D

I'll see what i can get away with at work
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:37 am

colonel_lugz wrote:
AtomicHyperbole wrote:Pull a sicky and stand in line from tonight.


I am seriously considering it, though i might pull one one Friday so I can stay home and play


If you don't get one, you CAN'T play.

See the logic? Eh? Eh?
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Postby sleepflower on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:40 am

The weekend Lugzy the weekend....How often have you thought you need a Wii while drinking JD at the weekend?
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Postby Logan5 on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:51 am

MonkeyM666 wrote:
Vegeta wrote:
MasterWhedon wrote:And the controllers are working well? No major glitches or anything? They've been implemented nicely?


I saw an article today about overzealous wii players breaking tv's and windows with there wiimotes. I tried to find it to no avail... still is kinda funny/tragic.


That is so funny... wasn't half obvious that it was gonna happen. I know that the wire on my cube controller acted like a restraint for those 'precious' moments. Ahhh.... the angry youth of today. We need a good war to get rid of all of those hot streaks.


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Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:01 am

Nice...

I always try to reserve sick days for just such an occasion. Lugz, can you really say no to three days of playing wii??
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:04 am

I booked Monday off too, and my local GAME is opening at 7am on Friday, so my weekend will be mostly Wii, Wii, Zonies, Wii, Wii etc...

GAME aren't doing any proper discount bundles though :sad: - they claim this is because Nintendo have flooded the market to ensure that everybody gets one. With this in mind, you probably don't strictly need to get one on Launch night Lugz (I'm now convinced that your Woolworth's plan would work). But I can appreciate the need to queue up with a crowd of enthusiastic Wii-ers.

I'm gonna call you when I get out of work (usually around 7 or 8) - and if you're still there, I shall probably come and say hi for a bit...
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Postby colonel_lugz on Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:09 am

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I'm gonna call you when I get out of work (usually around 7 or 8) - and if you're still there, I shall probably come and say hi for a bit...


Good stuff dude!
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:12 am

I backed out of pre-ordering. And I doubt I'll buy one for a couple of months. I did the same with the Gamecube.
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