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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Long time readers may have noticed a certain Nintendo bias in some of my posts, and may remember my less than glowing comments around the launch of the PlayStation 3. So how could it be that just over a year from the launch of said console, I have come to be an owner of Sony's massive box (snigger)? Have I had some massive u-turn and suddenly decided to turn my back on my beloved Wii (another snigger)? Well.... no it's all to do with the coming together with a number of circumstances- blu-ray winning the Hi-Def Disc war, me getting a very reasonably priced HDTV, and perhaps most importantly there being a pristine condition second hand PS3 available to me for under £200. So I was weak, and bought one. I'm only human. It's very shiny, and Blu-ray movies do in fact look spiffy but I'm not going to turn my back on my Wii any time soon. It's just now I have the option of shiny HD gaming as well as classics like Mario. So I don't have to miss out on any games..... unless their Xbox exclusives that is.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mario Kart Wii was released this Friday, so naturally I had to get my copy. If you have a Wii, and you haven't got it, then you need to correct this as soon as possible (if you don't have a Wii, then you have a couple of extra steps- you need to get a Wii, then get Mario Galaxy, then get Mario Kart, then thank me). It comes with the Wii Wheel (missed opportunity #42- shoulda been called the Wiil) which is great fun to use -although alternative control methods are available. Best of all though is the fantastic online features. I made my first steps into online gaming, and found myself racing against 11 strangers spread from across the world. And it was awesome. So those Wii owners out there might just find themselves racing against me one of those days (and probably beating me), so I'll see you on the track!

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