Archive for April, 2008

Wii Wheel Rock You

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

And here I thought I was clever.  Alas.

The Wii Wheel is surprisingly well crafted.  I expected it to be a worthless hunk of plastic, because:

  1. My Gamecube steering wheel makes Mario Kart Double Dash unplayable.
  2. Excite Truck’s wii-mote steering is not very accurate.
  3. The Wii Zapper, a similar peripheral, is annoying at best.

And yet, somehow, the Wii Wheel works well.  The only problem I have with it is hopping into a turn while skidding in the wrong direction, but I experienced the same difficulties in Mario Kart DS, where only the D-Pad is to blame.

iPod Shuffle

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

TiVo recently announced the discontinuation of their TiVo Rewards program. I had amassed 10,000 of these mystical TiVo Rewards points while participating in some odd rituals that I do not understand and cannot adequately explain. Clearly, I had some spending to do. (more…)