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Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby donoreo » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:28 pm

I heard it was launched in Europe over the weekend.
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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:45 pm

I did indeed! Got it at midnight on Thursday evening. Let me just say, it delivers everything it promises, and then truckloads more. The controllers are wonderful, Wii Sports is tremendous fun, and Zelda... well, it's probably the most immersive game I've ever played. Totally, utterly astonishing. I've been ultra busy the last few days, but expect a blog post very soon!

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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby donoreo » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:54 pm

They had several kiosk set ups yesterday at the http://www.torontoeatoncentre.com mall yesterday (which, ironically, no longer has an Eaton's store since they are now out of business). There was a large crowd.

The Wii is the only console I have actually thought about purchasing in 20 years.
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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby drws » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:12 pm

The Wii is outstanding, from its sleek design to simplicity of the controls it is truly a great piece of hardware/software.
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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby GMorgan » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:35 am

Have you managed to get Linux running off an SD-card yet. I reckon LXF should do a bounty for a Wii based Linux distribution.
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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:39 am

Nay, but I'm intrigued by the whole "controlling the X cursor with a Wiimote" business. I just need to convince Nick that we should run a tutorial on it ;-)

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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby nelz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:43 am

Does the Wiimote use the Bluetooth HID protocols? If so it should be possible to get the mouse pointer to go crazy while you wave your arms round like a nutter :)
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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby GMorgan » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:58 am

You could install AIGLX/Compiz and do something similar to the face in M64. If you moved the Wiimote while holding the button down the desktop stretches to follow the cursor slowly returning back once you release.
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RE: Mike: Did you get your Wii?

Postby emyr42 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:28 am

I wish I could afford a haptic device for my PC... way nicer than the wiimote :D
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