Nintendo Sale Today at Amazon…

Breaking News!  Amazon.com is having a huge sale today on Nintendo games!

The deal of the day is Super Smash Bros Brawl for the Wii at $29.99, instead of the usual $49.99.

Also, they are having some great sales on Nintendo games in their “Lightening Deals” section.

For more information, visit www.amazon.com

 

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Wii Shop Channel Weekly Update

The following games have been added to the Wii Shop Channel this week:

Gyrostarr

Rated: E for Everyone

700 Points

In Gyrostarr, you are responsible for navigating your ship through several environments, while combating aliens and collecting energy.  In order to activate warpgates to go the next level, you must have collected enough energy.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Rating: E for Everyone

500 points

Sixteen levels of fun and adventure await for you on Alex Kidd.  The goal is to find your lost brother while dealing with Janken the Great and his minions.  Janken the Great will try everything to prevent you from continuing the search for your brother.

Burning Fight

Rated: E for Everyone

900 points

Duke, Ryu, and Billy are three detectives that must fight their way to locate Casterora.  Casteora is the evil leader who has created a world-wide criminal organization.  Casterora must be stopped.

Trivia note: One of the detectives, Duke Edwards also made several notable appearances in the following games:

The King of Fighters 2000

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

For more detailed information on the above games, visit your Wii Shop Channel today.

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Wii Fit Yoga and Combining Exercises

Often while doing Wii Fit yoga, you will see a message that encourages you to combine a yoga pose with another activity. At first, I thought this meant you could do two yoga poses back to back. The only problem was that I could not figure out how to make that happen.

When I saw the same question on my earlier Wii Fit Yoga post, I decided to investigate.

Today, after I finished the warrior pose, a message popped up saying that I should combine the Warrior pose with the lunge. I kept thinking the lunge was a type of yoga pose, perhaps one I hadn’t unlocked.

However, the lunge is in located in the strength training category. The lunge and the warrior pose work on the same areas, so therefore your trainer lets you know they are good exercises to do together.  This is good to know, however, I wish the Wii Fit provided a way to make this happen without having to go back to the main menu.

All in all, I do enjoy knowing which strength training exercises and yoga poses are nice combinations. It’s something I had not thought about until now.

 

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Wii Fit Video Clip: Tightrope Walk

Have you tried the Wii Fit Tightrope walk yet? It’s not as easy as it looks, as I found out today…

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Nintendo Wii Search: Day 3

This is a three part blog post about my search for the Wii, a few weeks after it launched.

Day 3, Wednesday:

9:00 AM:     Today started the same as Monday and Tuesday. I arrived at the store, created a list, and waited as more people arrived.

11:00 AM:   I didn’t know you could fit that many people in GameStop!

12:00 PM:   Delivery Time!  SCORE! The Wii had arrived! 

12:05 PM:   The store manager reads my name first off of the list, and in my relief and exctiemnt, I could not get to the counter fast enough!

12:10 PM:   As I thanked the store manager and made my way out, I heard a bit of commotion by the second person in line.  It was the same woman who laughed at me the previous day for buying thre remotes before buying the Wii.

She angrily asked the sales manager, “What do mean you don’t have any extra Wii remotes?  I need extra remotes, how can you not have any?”

12:15 PM:  I smiled and thought, “Who’s laughing now…”      🙂

The best tip for guaranteeing a video game console? Pre order! However, even this can fall through on occasion. If you preorder, make sure to keep your receipt.

The search for the Nintendo Wii can be exhausting, but it is well worth it, otherwise I wouldn’t be so passionate about this Wii Scoop blog!

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Nintendo Wii Search: Day 2

This is a three part blog post about my search for the Wii, a few weeks after it launched.

Day 2, Tuesday:

9:00 AM:   Showed up as the store manager arrived.  I asked (with a little begging) if I could wait inside for Tuesday’s delivery, with a list.  He again kindly said yes.

9:05 AM:    The word has gotten out, as the list had five people on it.

10:00 AM:  Twenty people, many from the day before, were now on the list. 

10:30 AM:  More people wandered inside of the store, put their name on the list and said they would “drop in” around lunchtime.  20 of us who had been waiting since kindly informed them that if they wanted their name to remain on the list, they had to wait in the store.  Several got very angry and stormed out.  We weren’t trying to be rude, but this was the best system for those that were committed to waiting in the store every since it opened that morning.

11:00 AM:   A Nintendo representative arrives to set up the store’s Wii console.  He was so nice, and let us play the Zelda game. He taught us how to use the controls, and provided some other tips about our wait for the Wii. 

One such tip was that there were rumors that the Wii remotes and nunchucks may arrive before the actual Wii systems arrived. He said it might be wise to purchase an extra control or two, today, as there had been quiet a shortage of them lately. The Wii comes with one remote and one nunchuck, but in order to play against others, you need extra controls.

12:00 PM:  Delivery Time! And, no Wii consoles…but there were Wii remotes, just like the Nintendo representative said!

12:05 PM:  I purchased extra Wii controllers for my family and friends.

12:10: PM: One woman laughed at me, saying, “Who buys controls for a system you don’t even have? That’s just ridiculous!”  

12:11 PM:  I thought to myself, “Those who have just spent the past hour talking with a Nintendo representative, that’s who!”

Coming up Next: My Search Continues on Day 3

Feel free to post your own Wii search experiences and tips in the comment section!

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Nintendo Wii Search: Day 1

The Nintendo Wii continues to be a hard to find item in the United States and beyond.

My search for the Nintendo Wii console involved many phone calls, web surfing, and talking with local game store employees.

After days of researching, I spoke with a very helpful GameStop employee on a Saturday afternoon.  He informed me that they were indeed expecting a shipment of Wii consoles over next week. He also mentioned that their daily shipments arrive around noon.

I took this helpful information, and formed my game plan. Here is what happened over the next week of my intense GameStop “please have a Wii come in today” search:

Day 1, Monday:

7:30 AM:  Drove by GameStop at and did not see anyone out in front of the store. I knew at that moment that sometime that week, I would obtain one of the Wii consoles from that store. I just had a feeling…though that feeling had been wrong in the past!

9:00 AM:  GameStop opens. The store manager kindly let me wait inside of the store, as it was a chilly 32 degrees outside. He was extremely polite, and we had fun conversations about the Wii and video games in general while I waited…for three hours.

9:30 AM:  People started coming in every five to ten minutes asking if they have any Wii’s in stock. As they heard the news that there may be a shipment of Will consoles coming to GameStop, some left saying they’d come back later. A few people decide to wait with me, and that’s when I got a little nervous. I didn’t want to get in the middle of any mad dashes like you often hear about.

9:45 AM:  I asked the store manager if I could create a list, so that the people that were going to wait for three hours would have the first chances to purchase the Wii console.

10:00 AM:  Our newly created list of those who were waiting it out in the store now has ten people on it.

11:30 AM:  The list now stands at 20 people, all in the store! It was crowded, but the excitement was building.

12:00 PM:  Delivery time! Everyone held their breath as the delivery was pushed to the back.

12:03 PM:  No Wii systems today. None. Nada. Zero. Zilch. Sigh…

12:05 PM:  Decided to come back and do it all over again on Tuesday

Coming up next:  My Nintendo Wii Search, Day Two…

Feel free to post your own Wii search experiences and tips in the comment section!

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