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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Posted:so its half six in the morning on december the 8th 2006
i've just finished watching the new film stranger than fiction (Absolutely Fantastic BTW), and i find myself reading the official nintendo magazine forums. sad yes, but needed.

for about a good year and a bit i've been waiting for the new gaming system from nintendo.

and its finally here, the nintendo wii....if anyone doesnt know what i'm talking about just go into your local game or gamestation and buy one of these right now.

www.wii.com

its too early to write anything with any meaning here, but i will check up here later, after an exhausting game of wii sports biggrin

anyone else as geeky as me?


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted: Written by: Osakini


anyone else as geeky as me?



Yes, my boyfriend! rolleyes wink


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

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Posted:Does this mean you can't wait to play with your own Wii? smile

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you are nice woman.

yay,

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:Can imagine there being some confusion when this is released in Scotland...

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Posted:so is it pronounced:

WHY? or WEE?

Small child on the phone to his grandma on christmas morning...

Granny im playing with my Wee (Wii) rolleyes Granny: Oh you rude boy! eek


PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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numpty
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Posted:WIIIIII



i cant wait to be back in the UK and playing with WIII



hehehe



*on the geekness - ive got the triforce on my belly:)*

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curiouser and curiouser....

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:You people will probably be interested in these activities then... tongue


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:oh!!! I thought this thread was about the W.I. The women's institute!

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:I'm pretty sure Nintendo want it pronounced We, to stress the togetherness of gaming.



Pretty lame.



Much like the new controllers.



"Duh, I don't get buttons, lets swing instead."



The new smash bros game, however, looks fan-bloody-tastic.



I stil lwant the 360/PS3 more though.

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polarity
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polarity

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Posted:*blows raspberrys*

Give me a pair of 8800GTXs and a Core 2 Quadro instead biggrin


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

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Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog



I'm pretty sure Nintendo want it pronounced We, to stress the togetherness of gaming.



Pretty lame.



Much like the new controllers.



"Duh, I don't get buttons, lets swing instead."



The new smash bros game, however, looks fan-bloody-tastic.



I stil lwant the 360/PS3 more though.

[/ubergeek]





I asked about the PS3 on monday in my local store.. rrp in the UK will be approx 600 eek which for what it is is expensive, also they haven't sorted out the netplay, it should be free unlike x-box live, but that means less will go into making it a really good medium for online gaming, I think I'll go with a wii (the two i's are meant to symbolise 2 people coming together hug



still loving x-box live on the 360 though wink


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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Posted:<dumped this from my post in hyperlight thread, more appropriate here>

It launched in the UK this morning, only a few places did midnight launches, but literally just got back from the store with my friend that just bought one from a place that opened at 7am, all the accessories were gone after the first 19 people were served (wii were 18), and we know they'd taken at least 50 pre-orders.
People who had not pre-ordered were allowed to leave their name and number, but were then turned away from the store.

They had NO extra remotes, and very few nunchuks (maybe 15?), they only had wii play that came with a remote, and was 5 more than a separate one, so it was that or no extras, I saw at least 1 person buy it twice for that..

Sitting here watching the update bar progress, knowing it briked some wii's in the US, is agonizing (takes more than a minute or two and has happened twice with little warning the firsttime (pretty much as soon as the wifi connected)

interestingly the wristrap is that came with the system has a slightly (by .5 mm) stronger cable where it connects compared to the one that shipped with wii play.


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Yakumo
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Posted:Hyperlight, Beth and I went out to eat, played with the prototype hyperlights a bit, decided it was WAY too cold outside, and ended up playing on the Wii till 5am... biggrin



Zelda is AMAZING, I love it, played it for 4.45 b4 Hyperlight came and only just got to the start of the first dungeon (I played through ocarina, majora and wind walker real fast). All the other games John picked up (wii play, wii sports, monkey ball, rayman) are just hilarious with friends around (with 2 controllers, couldn't get hold of more), we spent hours pissing ourself with laughter smile



Haven't touched it yet today though tbh, zelda I know I wouldn't put down! (so trying to get some things done first, stared at hyperlights grinning inanely a LOT), the other games aren't nearly so good without friends, but then so few things really are smile



Osakini having fun? prolly wont see you online for an aeon now wink what did u get with it ?

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PK_
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Posted: Written by: Mynci



I asked about the PS3 on monday in my local store.. rrp in the UK will be approx 600 eek w



remember there are 2 versions 30gb and 60 or 80gb anyway one small and one bigger...

600 however sounds way too much even for 80gb.

psp 250 + ipod video 30gb 300 comes to less than that!... wink


PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Posted:I lost all interest in the PS3 way back sadly, blu-ray DRM, overheat worries, no controller vibe, lame built in batteries, not ONE thing that interests me in launch line up, and nothing I've heard about that isn't going 360 also. recent comparison shots and vids (cod3) 360 looks prettier.
resolution dropdown issues, HDMI issues.

it may seriously improve later, but currently it's 600 for a very pretty blue menu system you can get on a PSP, and, erm, and what? pfff...


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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:I'm not sure that being excited by game consoles is geeky...

Unless you're only buying one to install linux on it smile


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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Posted:or buying one to turn it into a robot to enter in Robot Wars.

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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PK_
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Posted: Written by: Sym


Unless you're only buying one to install linux on it smile



what like installing win xp on an ipod video wink (been done)


PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:Well I wouldn't willingly install windows on anything wink

It would be more like installing linux on an ipod and then playing doom on it wink


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:consoles are for soft****s.

pc ftw!


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Yakumo
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Posted:na, PC gaming's old hat



been there done that ;o)


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:lol............unreal is sooooooo old it barely counts as pc gaming tongue

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:PC gaming is only good for RTS games.

Mouses are lame. Analagoue FTW!


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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Posted:I want an XBOX 360, why is it so bloody expensive! frown *sulk*

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Sym
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Sym

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Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog


PC gaming is only good for RTS games.

Mouses are lame. Analagoue FTW!



You're lame wink

I can't play an FPS without a mouse. I can't see how you can get any fast control without one. Anyway, I've only played halo and that sucks more than anything.

HL2, HL2DM and CS:S are all amazing, and should only be played on a PC.


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:i've finished halo2 co-op on xbox and i thought it was fun as. you do get used to aiming after a while. but i'd say that a mouse is definatly ftw in most fps's nowadays. playing halo with a mouse is rediculously easy, which goes to show that better and harder games can be made for pc than they can console.

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Mynci
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Mynci

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Posted:online racing is where it's at any one on xbox live feel free to add me wink tag is Mynci ubblol

I'll race to hell and back biggrin


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Neon_Shaolin
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Neon_Shaolin

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Posted:Pick me up a pint of milk on your whey back please...

Wouldn't mind a Wii now but I'll wait for it to come down in price...! Or be really cheap and make friends with someone local who has one!

Ahhhhh now all I need is time for gaming really...


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crowley2
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crowley2

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Posted:been looking at wii and ps3 im a xbox fan so when i came across video of sm1 buying then smashing a ps3 on the floor i smiled then i found a video of ps3 versus a chainsaw and a tear of happiness fell from my eye
ive seen the ads for wii and id like to see how well the controler mimics ur movements on screen it does look quite remarkable


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Mynci
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Mynci

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Posted:dave wii will not go down in price for a probable year or 2 apparently because the set the starting price so low... it will probably stay at 180 but will come with extra's, like 2 controllers or an extra game.

I want to know if the wii plans to have an online headset to SPEAK to your mates when you play them, if not, it's missed a trick, I can't find anything to suggest online voice... how am i supposed to abuse nate when I play him if he can't hear me....


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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Posted:Mr Majestik, Joke was I used to play quake2 & 3 for `Clan Unreal`, wasn't anything to do with 'unreal' the game, (tho when the original game came out we did borrow their font for a bit, lol), anyway, yes, that was years back, hence the 'been there done that' comment smile

Wii's ace, stayed up far too long again last night playing Zelda, I wish I could pinch it from here to take to Edinburgh for new years to share with everyone..


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