FPS…. on the Wii!? And bonus clip

Warning: the title of this post is a little bit misleading in order to make you want to read it. Much like the headlines for pretty much every news story on the BBC News website is sensationalised in attempt to make the stories seem more interesting than they actually are.

Talking of the news (quick off-topic) only a couple of days after Steve Jobs told people not to hold the iPhone funny, Apple announce that there is a fault in the way the iPhone4 displays the signal strength. I’ve seen videos comparing the problem on the iPhone4 with the iPhone3 and it is obvious that this “explanation” is bullshit.

I’d also like to point out that if Apple did not have such a fanatical following Steve Jobs would have been strung from a lamp post by his tongue by now for being so disrespectful to people with genuine gripes and questions about Apple products (Example 1: Q: Why are Apple products more expensive in the UK than anywhere else in the world? SJ: You need to educate yourself on the costs of providing products and services to the UK. Example 2: Q: Why does the iPhone4 lose signal when I hold it like this? It never happened with the previous model…. SJ: Don’t hold it like that then!) I like Apple, I cut my editing teeth with Apple machines, but Steve Jobs is a complete tosser.

But back on topic…. FPS on the Wii. I don’t care for the Wii very much. I get disappointed whenever I turn it on, although I did play Just Dance at Nintendo Fanboy Mike’s house the other week and it was pretty good fun, but I digress AGAIN. Now, Donncha has mentioned before that he played an FPS on the Wii and I can’t remember if it was World at War, or one of the Resident Evil games (I’m sure you’ll let me know, won’t you D?) and he really enjoyed it.

Now SeaNanners has posted a vid of his flawless gameplay of World at War on the Wii. He’s recently been posting some content of Wii games and has been looking for the oddest titles he could find. But so far the oddest has been Cooking Mama, which isn’t actually that odd – my daughter has it on the DS. If he wants to play a REALLY odd game then he should try Trauma Centre – Second Opinion. That is one crazy Japanese title that only crazy Japanese people can truly understand. And the acting is awful too. Maybe I should do a let’s play of it….

Anyway – without further ado…. take it away SeaNanners:

And the bonus clip. This isn’t my clip. It’s from Bobby TheMoodieSwede. I’m not going to say too much about it, I just thought it was funny, especially in regard to a game that Mike and I played a week or so ago (make sure you have the audio on for this one):

Peas and loaves

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Omnipotent FAL, Mario SwearKart, Ebay and Lamb-o-Rama

No ADHD OCD Magpie tonight, I actually had a couple of things all in my brain at the same time….

The Omnipotent FAL
Since Geoff’s videos on the FAL (here and here) it seems that everyone on YouTube seems to be using them in Modern Warfare 2. You’ve got Wings of Redemption (with his modded controller controversy for added zest), TheEnd004500, and there were at least two others in recent days all running around with FAL – maybe more (I really should pay attention). I don’t know if it is just coincidence or not, but it seems like the secret is out…..

And related to the FAL. Has anyone tried it with the Acog scope? I mentioned it in an earlier post, and I’ve stopped crying now. It could just be me being rubbish, but I was having real trouble getting any kills with the Acog. Either my aim was really off – which is a very real possibility – or the Acog does the opposite of the holographic sight……

Mario SwearKart Wii
Mario Kart Wii is supposed to be kids/family game. Not when I play it! Red shell, blue shell, red shell, red shell, sparkly shrinky star thing….LEAVE ME ALONE! The only thing more frustrating than leading for two and three quarter laps out of three only to get tactically nuked from orbit is Baby Mario. That little cheating git! I don’t get how when the computer runs him he’s the fastest toughest little mofo on the track, but if I run it then he’s the slowest weakest runt out there.

So far I’ve unlocked the other tracks and one extra car. I don’t know how a kid is supposed to be do it though. I’m on the brink of nervous breakdown playing it. Stupid Koopa!

Ebay
So I was fifty squids away from the Hauppage target…I say was, could be still am. Bills before stuff and all that. But anyway, I put three games on Ebay to go towards the total. I’m not expecting them to sell for very much but if they do sell they should make up the better part of thirty quid. For information the titles are World at War, Race Driver Grid and Star Wars The Force Unleashed.

In the meantime, I’ll keep doing the lottery….

Lamb-o-Rama
And when I win the lottery I’m going to open up a lamb burger joint. Yup, that’s fairly random. But I’ve been making these lamb burgers with a load of herbs and feta cheese. They’re awesome. So watch out for a Lamb-o-Rama opening near you 🙂

Peas and loaves.

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Mario Kart Wii – I’m disappointed

My daughter has been playing Mario Kart Double Dash for the GameCube on the Wii – it’s one of the games she originaly had on the GameCube and due to the Wii’s backwards compatibility is still accessible. It’s a fairly decent game and we’d unlocked most of the bits and pieces in game. Due to this renewed interest in the title we decided to buy her the new Mario Kart Wii as mentioned in this post. After all, the new one must be AMAZING – what with the Wii being a much newer console and having the Wii-mote and all.

It’s not.

I prefer Double Dash.

All the hype and advertising shows people having fun playing together….bollocks. If we play together and come first and second in every race we get…..nothing. Why make a family title where you can only unlock the extra stuff if you play single player? But then make it incredibly hard to unlock anything by not giving you any clues as to what you need to do? “Sorry kids, you can’t have any new tracks, cars or characters until I’ve gotten Rank A on every race for you, so come back in about 60 play hours okay…..”

I think Blur might be the next racing purchase after all.

Peas and loaves.

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Which Gaming Platform?

Every now and then the format wars raise their ugly heads with the respective fanboys venting their spleens at anyone who slights their chose idol. PC vs MAC vs Xbox vs Playstation vs WII……

Well here’s my take on it. Obviously this is my opinion, and your opinion may differ, but that doesn’t mean that we have to have a no holds barred deathmatch to resolve the issue because you know what – it really doesn’t matter which lump of plastic any of like best. What matters is whether or not we have fun with it.

I started out on PCs – customisable, upgradeable, infinitely tweakable: rocking! Except that all that freedom allows douchebag cheaters to pretty much do what they like. I still use a PC for many things – writing this for example, doing audio/visual stuff and whatnot, but not playing games anymore. It gets too expensive and takes up too much time trying to stay somewhere near the top of the game in terms of specs. If PC gaming is your thing – great. Keyboard and mouse – love it!

I had a PS1, then the PS2…….then Sony kept delaying the launch of the PS3 so I got an Xbox360. I hadn’t had an Xbox and I’d never paid to play a game online before. The console I liked, Microsofts content policy I never liked. I paid for the console, I paid for the game, I paid for my internet connection…..and now you want me to pay to have the ability to play the game online!? That must be to connect to their super fast dedicated servers right? What!? No dedicated servers! I’m paying to have the ability to play on someone else’s Xbox and be at the mercy of not only their connection, but their whim as well….that doesn’t seem like such a good deal to me! So when the Red Ring of Death appeared and the Xbox was shipped to the fabled land of RepairCentreville I got a PS3.

So the PS3 is my main console – it’s part of the media centre actually as it’s also a blu-ray player and streams media from the computers without any problems. It’s also free to play online via the PSN – which makes shitty connections and petulant rage quitting more acceptable than when you are forced to pay for the privilege.

As to which is better between the 360 and PS3 – I prefer the 360 controllers, I prefer the flexibility of the PS3. If I could I would mate them and create a bastard child of Sony and Microsoft and christen it the PS360. It would be awesome and I would be hailed as a god, only for me to abuse my power and destroy the earth while trying to create a console-cum-toasted sandwich maker.

But wait, I haven’t mentioned the WII. I know. I have, or rather my daughter has, a WII too. WII Sports, or any ACTUAL Nintendo title – wicked. Pretty much everything else – dung. You can’t compare the WII to other consoles, it’s like trying to compare Wind Surfing with Racquet Ball.

Anyway, that’s my shorty post after my mammoth ping offering. I’m going to shoot people in the face for half an hour.

Peas and loaves.

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