When Crave launched its Wii Disaster Watch mini-feature a little over a week ago, many of you scoffed (light-heartedly) that you had to be a total idiot to bash up your TV or yourself with a video game controller. Well, that just doesn't seem like the case, unless you want to argue that humans are innately stupid. (Over here, the jury's still out on that one.) The latest news outlet to pick up on Wii disasters is Yahoo. Even the normally celebrity-gossip-focused Best Week Ever is on it. And in case you haven't seen it yet, there'… Read more
One of the Wii features that people have been buzzing about has been the "Mii channel," the ability to create avatars that can look (to an extent) like whatever you want. Stephen Colbert used this to his advantage in a recent episode of "The Colbert Report" when he created a boxing match between Mii versions of himself and Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi. But I think the creative-Mii-use award goes to the guy at GameTrailers who created a Mii version of the entire first scene of the cult film "The Big Lebowski." The creation of … Read more
They keep rolling in. Thanks to a Crave tipster, we found this hilarious YouTube video by user "RobotsPiratesNinjas." Set to Queen's "We Will Rock You," the clip details the antics of a group of teenage boys who claim to have accidentally smashed a light fixture in a Wii Sports tennis overhand serve. Even if they're exaggerating, it's still a pretty funny video. Especially with that soundtrack.
Comedy Central pundit Stephen Colbert has taken on every Internet phenomenon from Wikipedia to Gawker Media. Now, thanks to a YouTube link from Gizmodo, you can see the "Colbert Report" host admit his addiction to Nintendo's Wii because it lets him live out his fantasy of pummeling future House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Naturally, Colbert's confession of Wii love might get some heat because it involved, well, beating up a woman. This female Craver, however, is pretty sure that with a little bit of practice she could take on Mr. Colbert and make him cry like … Read more
Yup, it's happened. The visual evidence of Wii disasters is starting to hit YouTube, and I'm carving out a front-row seat, popping some Orville Redenbacher, and...okay, I'll lay off on the movie theater metaphors.
You know, here at Crave we are usually nice, upstanding bloggers who don't like to have too many laughs at peoples' expenses (except each others'), but YouTube changes things a bit. I mean, it's not like most of these things are done with hidden cameras. When YouTube user "seamonkey420" filmed a video of his father's impressive hand … Read more
"All those flailing arms can sometimes inadvertently smack into lamps, furniture and even competing players. IGN.com, a popular site that reviews videogames, said one player testing the Wii lost her grip and sent the controller flying into a wall. Blaine Stuart of Rochester, N.Y., mistakenly whacked his fiancee, Shelly Haefele, while playing tennis and also accidentally hit his dog while bowling." -- Jamin Warren, The Wall Street Journal, 11/25/06
Remember that episode of "The Colbert Report"--okay, maybe you don't remember it, because not everyone is as active a member of … Read more
I had a conversation with some other reporters at a bar a few days ago concerning Nintendo's new console, the Wii. It was an amusing, lengthy, and oft-tangential conversation, as chats in bars often are. But here's the gist of it: People are going to get hurt from this Wii phenomenon. Knowing gamers' proclivity for getting thoroughly absorbed in the art of playing, what's going … Read more