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12 Nov 2006

Wi-Fi Loser

I finally got my wireless router all working at the beginning of the week, and my next task was to take advantage of my Nintendo DS Lite's Wi-Fi capabilities.

I only have one Wi-Fi game- the classic that is Mario Kart. However, the rest of my friends are still not Wi-Fi enabled.
So, I thought let me find some opponents out in the ether. I chose the world wide option, why not cast my net out wide?
It took a while to locate 3 other players, but eventually all lights were flashing and a race was under way.

Just before the race starts, you get some basic stats of your opponents, name, wins and losses. As I was new to this whole thing, mine said Wins-zero / Losses- Zero, whilst the people I was up against had stats that looked more like: Wins -7,563,218, Losses - 2. I may have exaggerated a little but you get my point. Me thinks I was slightly out of my depth.

Predictably I lost the 3 out of the 4 races, in one of them I came 3rd...suck on that whatever your name was!!

I have played again since and my winning streak has yet to start, so I am officially a cyber loser.

I will practice hard and Princess Daisy and I will come back and victory will be ours!!

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18 Sep 2006

I need a Wii...

OOOOOoooo look at it... so pretty. I cannot wait until it's launch.
Roll on 8th December.
As I have mentioned I love my DS Lite and I love my PS2, but the games on the Wii look so much fun.

I am not the most technically abled game player and can only play games that don't require a lot of skill. For instance I am good at Tekken and other beat em ups as I just bash on all the buttons and as if by magic can string together a million hit combo. My opponent stands no chance from my rapid fire attacks. I am bad at Pro Evo as I just cannot keep up with all the little footballers on the screen. I don't even know which players are mine and should I, by some freak accident end up with the ball, I don't know which way to go. I am good at Burnout as all I have to do is crash the cars and create lots of havoc and carnage,done and done. I am bad at Gran Turismo. So you get the idea..

Hence why I love Eyetoy games, Singstar, Buzz, Guitar Heroes etc. Where I find the onus is more on fun and participation, than on how good you are (unless you happen to be uber competitive). From what I have seen there will be games like this on the Wii, which is all I need.

I like having stuff to look forward to. I probably won't get it at launch but I will definitely be getting it (or go halvsies with my brother).

For those of you who have not seen the trailer, feast your beady eyes on this:

I am such a big kid. I am into serious issues as well....So what about that Global Warming?....
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14 Sep 2006

I am clever.. My Nintendo told me so.

For those of you who don't know me, let me tell you a little about myself: I LOVE MY NINTENDO DS LITE !! that's it, that's all you need to know. It's the best thing since the wheel..I kid you not.

I got it for my birthday (Thank you Edward!) and we have been inseparable ever since. I play it at home, at work, on holiday, basically anytime I can. I think I am addicted.

At work I played it at lunch times with my fellow workers who also happened to have DS- es. We would inhale our lunch in about 3 minutes and spend the other 57 minutes thrashing it out on the courses of Super Mario Kart. (Blue and Red shells rock... Banana skins suck!)

My DS also enjoyed a trip out to Portugal where we spent lazy days laying on the beach (or in my case under the umbrella, sensitive skin and all that) completing puzzles, unlocking mini games and finding Luigi. Ahhh memories.
I am probably going to have to get this DS a passport because I plan to take it everywhere.

Anyhoo... at the moment I have mainly been playing 'Big Brain Academy' and am loving it. You complete a series of puzzles (Think / Memory / Analyse / Identify and Compute) and it tallies up a score for you and tells you your brain weight and what type of Brain you have. The heavier your brain the smarter you are. How hard can it be?

It took me *ahem* a few goes to get my brain up to a substantial weight and it is now at : 1677g Grade A-. It says I have a brain of an Investor (highly unlikely). I am rather chuffed with that, but something in me makes me want to do better so I am going to keep on playing.

I want to get a few more games - Trauma Centre and also Elite Beat Agents (not out until December...ohhhhh)... but until then I'll keep training my brain.

November - Nintendo Wii (what a name) is released. I can hardly contain my excitement. I can't decide which I want more, a Nintendo Wii or a new coat ...decisions, decisions.
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