December 19th, 2006

Critters

My birthday came a little early! Wii!!

Wii!!!!!!!! :-) Oh so happy is I! (My Smoosh loves me!)

'Course, this means that any chance of me getting caught up on everyone's lives this year has just about dropped to zero, but I hope you all understand. Just please stop having major emergencies, surgery, and car accidents until after New Year's, okay?

I've only been playing with it for an hour and a half or so, but this thing really is as nifty as they say. The remote works pretty darned well. It's kinda so-so in the boxing game, but tennis and bowling work great. I just added it to our MAC address filter and gave it the wireless security settings and it hopped right onto the network and started pulling down a firmware update. This is either very cool or it's a prelude to the NS-5's from I, Robot. 'Course, from my perspective that's win-win. ;-)

Glancing through the documentation and menus it looks like it can function as a portal for news and weather. Sure, Gir can give me that with a single keystroke, but still, how nifty is that?

This is the first Nintendo console I've ever owned (GameBoy and GBA notwithstanding), and all in all this seems very intelligently designed. Clearly a lot of thought went into it. In a lot of ways the friendly interface and overall "gee-I-can't-believe-they-thought-of-that" factor remind me very much of the Dreamcast. From me that's high praise indeed.

Ooh! Update's done! Gotta go!
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