Arrgh I Cut My Hand!!!

March 14, 2007

I’m actually typing this one-handed since I just cut my left hand while doing the washing up. I was trying to push the sponge pad into a glass to clean the inside of it and WHAM the pain hit me! đŸ˜¦ The rim of the glass had a chip in it and sliced (quite deeply) right between my 4th and little fingers. So after about 10 mins of mopping up blood I now have a plaster on it. It’s a really nasty inconvenient place to get a cut since you move those 2 fingers all the time… which means its gonna take ages to heal properly.  Lets hope it doesn’t affect my snooker too much!

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Is it all over for the Wii?

February 22, 2007

Some guy on Slashdot posted a link to an article that says the Wii has dominated next-gen console sales so far. This may be the case but I’m a bit skeptical about the future of Nintendo’s console. Alright so its only been out a couple of months but so far, apart from Wii Sports and Zelda, where are the decent games? I’ve not even heard of any good ones coming out in the near future! The current line up of available titles from my point of view are pretty poor. Where’s Wii MarioKart? I can’t find a mention of it anywhere! Even Warioware Smooth Moves wasn’t as good as I’d expected: no simultaneous play in the mini-games, you can only use one controller, crap multiplayer games (where’s the cool othello game that the GC version sported?), you have to finish the entire single player game first to unlock multiplayer (!), you can only store 12 or so player profiles on there (maybe Nintendo thinks nobody who plays their games has more than 12 friends?). Gimme the GameCube version any day of the week. I wanna see some decent games in the pipeline… stuff comparable to Zelda and Resident Evil 4, and some good serious sports sims (this is exactly what the Wii would be great at!). Maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit here, afterall its early days, but I’ve nearly beaten Zelda and I’m looking for my next game… but can’t really see any I fancy. Just check the lineup on metacritic.com – those scores speak for themselves.