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.
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