• Published: Oct 30th, 2008
  • Category: gaming
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Hey Mario Kart Wii Fans, Look What I Just Did

You know what they say……without pics, it didn’t happen. So here you go.

To be honest, I was stunned when I earned that last star in the Mirror Mode Special Cup. Especially after I fell off the track in the last lap of Rainbow Road.

Now, for those of you that haven’t unlocked Rosalina yet, cover your eyes. I’m about to bad mouth her.

After racing her a couple of times, I discovered that the anticipation of unlocking her was far more exciting than the reality. She’s seriously overrated. Okay, maybe it’s because I race automatic instead of manual, I will give you that. But I don’t care which bike I put her on, she didn’t handle nearly as well as some of the other heavy weights. And her laugh grates on my ears like fingernails on a chalk board.

I do prefer racing the heavy weights though……mostly because I got sick of being thrown off the track by the WFC bullies when I took a light weight. My all-time favorite combo is Dry Bowser on Flame Runner. Not the best combination for off-road tracks, but he did score that final star.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2008
  • Category: gaming
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I’m Addicted to Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii ┬áis pos-O-tivley the most gaming fun I’ve had in a long time.

Each player drives a kart (or bike) around 32 goofy tracks while picking up items to attack their 11 opponents with. The object is to drive like a lunatic, while avoiding obstacles, in an attempt to take the lead without getting hit yourself.

And the kewlest part? Multiple players can play online against people from all over the world. That’s 24/7 non-stop racing action!

The game comes with a steering wheel shell that the WiiMote fits into and it is amazingly accurate. I prefer the WiiMote by itself, but serious gamers will probably want to use the Nun-chuck with it, since it adds better drifting capabilities.

It took me about two months of solid play, both offline and on, to get fairly decent at it. I’ve unlocked all but two of the 25 available characters, and I’m just two mirror races away from an overall one-star rating.

The game is easy to pick up for players of any age or skill level. Beating your opponents seems to require two parts skill and one part luck. (And sometimes it’s two parts luck and one part skill.)

The only thing I can fault at this point is that the track theme music and the character voices get old quickly. Unfortunately you can’t turn the audio off or you’ll lose your incoming attack warnings.

With that being said, there’s enough challenge in this game to keep you busy into next spring.

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Finally, Earbuds That Stay in Place

I can’t be the only person on the planet that can’t keep traditional one-size-fits-all earbuds in place. Even when I was sitting still I wasn’t able to listen to a single track uninterrupted. I’d get the right one in, the left one would pop out; I’d turn my head and they’d both go flying.

Then I found these kewl JVC Marshmallow Headphones .You simply insert them into your ear by compressing the “marshmallow” ear pieces which results in a perfect fit. (An extra pair of ear pieces is included.)

And as if keeping them in my ears didn’t make me happy enough… as an added bonus, they have fairly decent sound.

They. Haven’t. Fallen. Out. Once.

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