ipwnthenewbs

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    • I should

      11 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      Seriously start doing stuff here more.

    • Hmmmm

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      I wonder if anyone will notice if I post a journal entry.

    • Where the hell is Ash? (WoW)

      in Forums > Where the hell is Ash? (WoW) | Follow this topic

      ipwnthenewbs

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYnMB10wr4s

      As I said in the video description, this has probably been done before, but I don't really care.

      Homage to Where the hell is Matt?

      6 replies

    • Wii Update #05

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      Nine hours into Twilight Princess, it just keeps getting better. I just finished the much-hyped horse back sword fight thing. It was pretty cool, but it wasn't too hard and I beat it in about 5 minutes. Hopefully it's just a teaser for an even better battle to come.


      I'm getting alittle more disappointed with Rayman each time I play it. It seriously plays like this every time:

      First Task: A running game where you just shake the controllers.
      Second Task: Some sort of pointing game. Like drawing etc.
      Third Task: DDR
      Fourth: Shooting game
      Final task when going through the gate: A race

      I think the tasks get better as you go, cause there's a lot of tasks I've heard about or seen that I haven't played yet. Every once and a while one of those tasks change, but it's usually nothing to write home about.


      Wii Sports continues to be fun. My physical fitness age is 28 :D
      I played Bowling with my mom and dad and it was alot of fun. My dad is anything but a gamer, but he got the controls right away and was really good at it. I only beat him by one point on the first game and we tied the second.

      I plan to rent some games soon, if moviegallery has any, so I'll write about those, too.

    • Get a free 90 day warranty extension!

      in Forums > Get a free 90 day warranty extension! | Follow this topic

      ipwnthenewbs

      If you sign up for or are a member at Nintendo.com and register your Wii you get a free 90 day warranty extension.

      I figured everyone would want to know this, especially with the weird bug alot of people seem to have.

      2 replies

    • Wii Update #04

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      7 hours and 30 minutes into Twilight Princess. Just beat the first temple and got out into Hyrule Field. Yes, you read that right, it takes 7 and a half hours just to get to Hyrule Field. Long ass game indeed!

    • Wii Update #03

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      Just had a good two hours with Wii Sports and Rayman. After I write this I'll go back to Twilight Princess.

      I know probably no one cares about these journals, except for seemingly two people, but I'm writing them for posteritys sake.


      First up, Wii Sports. I think Bowling is probably the strongest of the bunch, but Tennis is the most fun. Baseball is pretty boring, Golf was okay and boxing is interesting, but a major letdown.


      Bowling: This feels alot like real bowling, actually, which is why it's so great. The Wiimote reads the strength of your swing perfectly, and gets the spin down really well too. The pin physics are great, and two player is alot of fun. The only reason it doesn't top Tennis in fun is it's alittle more laid back.

      Tennis: This is slightly weaker then bowling. but alittle more fun. The remote reads the side you're swinging on, but not the strength. The side matters, because if you swing to your right while the balls on your left, you'll miss. That sounds obvious, but since the title was supposed to be more of a demo for the Wii, I didn't expect that to be the case.

      While it reads what side you're swinging, power and direction are not read. You always hit the ball the same strength, and direction is determined by timing. Hit the ball too soon and it goes left. Hit the ball too late it goes right. Hit it just right, it goes straight.

      This can get alittle frustrating because sometimes you want to hit it a certain direction, but because of where the ball is, you can't. Or you just simply didn't time it right.

      The NPC's get harder as your skill goes up, but it usually seems like you win by luck, because of the timing thing.

      Two player was a mixed bag. Being on the same team will take some getting used to, because in single player you control both players on your team. (When you swing in single player, both characters swing at the same time, so you can use either of them depending on where the ball is.)

      Me and my friend kept missing the ball cause we forgot we only controlled one chatacter. We didn't do two player much though, so I can't comment on how it is once you get over that hurdle.

      Being on seperate teams was confusing too, because of the split screen. The ball was harder to see when it's split up.

      Baseball was just boring, and it's almost impossible to hit the ball how you want to. Throwing didn't even feel like throwing, either. No power is read by the wiimote, you just move it and suddenly you throw the ball. Also, the different throws were really cheap. If you hold A+B, the ball always falls down right when it's about to get to the bat, so unless the NPC or your friend knows you're throwing this, they always miss.


      Golf was also mixed. It's hard to judge your power, and we constantly undershot or overshot out mark. It's another laid back game, so it got old after awhile.


      Boxing...oh boxing. Where do I begin. Well, I think with boxing the Wiimote reads your movements, then inverts and, shakes it around and picks a random spot to hit, because nothing ever matches up. As an example, in training there is a mode where you have to hit a trainers gloves. I hit the trainer himself 38 times, even though I was aiming for the gloves.


      The training modes are pretty fun, especially for bowling. I really liked the one where after each bowl, more pins set up, till the point where there's 150 pins.

      The other training modes were just that, training. Nothing really special, just return the tennis balls, hit the gloves, hit homeruns etc. Bowling had the most interesting and fun modes.


      Then there's the super cool Daily Fitness program. It's like Brain Age on DS, except it's Body Age on Wii. You're only allowed to do it once a day, and you go through an event of each sport. You're timed on each one. Tennis has a how-many-returns-can-you-make-in-the-time-limit thing, Baseball has how-many-home-runs-in-the-time-limit, etc. At the end it tallys your score and tells you your Body Fitness age.

      It's a very interesting feature that I'll be using every day.



      I'm too lazy to type up Rayman now, and I want to go play Zelda, so I'll do that next.

    • Wii update #02

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      5 hours into Zelda. It's still amazing. I suppose I'll go into alittle more detail, but I'm still holding off on a long entry about TP till I hit atleast the 10 hour mark.

      The controls are very good. I don't want to use the word great, because you basically just shake the Wiimote to use your sword. Obviously it would have been stupid to make it just like a real sword, but it would have been nice if it recognized the direction you were swinging. Not extremly detailed, I don't want a Red Steel engine, just if you swung left it'd be nice if the animation did it too, because it'd feel more coherent. If it does do this, I haven't noticed. It doesn't seem to though.

      The sword controls still do very, very extremly well, and don't hurt the game. Just would have made the whole using-your-wiimote-for-the-sword feel a tad more real.

      Also, the sword spin is a million times easier with the nunchuck. I could never pull off the sword spin in the previous games very well.

      (If you don't know, a quick shake of the nunchuck makes you do the sword spin. Very nice.)


      Graphics are amazing. I don't see why people are going on about it being a 'cube port for, because it certainly doesn't look it. The only real problem is some anti-aliasing issues. But I'm running it on standard def, so HD must solve this. The game looks beautiful.


      I don't really know the story yet. I'm about half way through the first dungeon (AT FIVE HOURS IN. WTF LONG GAME LOLZ.) and the real story is supposed to kick in after that, so I'll update this in a future entry.


      Playing as the wolf was extremly awesome. Controls held up, and it was satisfying to jump on an enemy and gnaw on his face. Plus the interaction with Midna is really cool, jumping from tree branch to tree branch with her help was fun, even if I all I was doing was hitting the A button.



      So now I'll take a break from TP and move on to Wii Sports and Rayman. Next update will have more in-detailed looks on those.

      Hopefully I can get a usb-to-ethernet adapter tomorrow and give some thoughts on the WC as well.

    • Wii update #01

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      3 hours and 44 minutes into Twilight Princess. It's amazing.

      20% complete done with Rayman.

      And I'm around half way to having a pro ranking on tennis.

    • The Best Day Ever

      12 years ago

      ipwnthenewbs

      The greatest day of my life is upon me. I am currently in possession of a Nintendo Wii.

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  • Comments (50)

    • contractor

      11 years ago

      Miss you. sad.png

    • Deathsshadow

      12 years ago

      I'll swallow your SOUL!!!!

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      Merry Christmas!

    • Deathsshadow

      12 years ago

      I am a very naked boy

    • CoraOrtiz

      12 years ago

      I never capped S.O.S. smiley7.gifsmiley4.gif Sowry!

      Is that the ep where he's screaming for the Others to give him Michael?

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      I am finishing Oblivion and then I have a lot more games to work on.........like fear, dead rising, need for speed: wanted and many more.

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      At first i wasen't that interested and then I played it and then I was like I have to have it. Also I only own 1 fps. I think.

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      On payday it will be time for gears of war since I probably won't be able to find a Wii around my town.

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      It was fun playing you in tony hawk. mabey we can play again sometime. also mabey some other games!

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      Well, i bought tony hawk I think I will add you to my friends on xbl mabey we can play some games together soon!

    • Charliez

      12 years ago

      to be decided. I'll post in the lost thread later with a time

    • Charliez

      12 years ago

      No, gonna do it tomorrow.

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      Tony hawk is already out shit I need wish it was payday!

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      I know what your talking about, money will be tight in a week! lol when the Wii and zelda nad tony hawk all coming out!

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      I have so far only been able to kill the driver. right now im downloading the new tony hawk demo!

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      Yeah, good luck with that! I'm currently having problems trying to rescue people...* damn you convicts!*

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      Hey whats up? Havingg fun with the 360?

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      12 years ago

      How did you get severed I'm guessing I missed that in the Lost thread!

      Post edited 10/31/06 2:58AM

    • Deathsshadow

      12 years ago

      yo guess what... to late I'm naked

    • eeeeeaaaaaaa

      12 years ago

      we both are at +35!

      but you have been on a year. ive been on 3 months.

    • nofxmn1

      12 years ago

      Sweet~!

    • CoraOrtiz

      12 years ago

      LMAO the LOST Season 3 friend requests thing is awesome!

      How dare you pwn me at animashuns! ::throws polar bears::

    • Guitar_King

      13 years ago

      I finished retracking the song on Purevolume. I'll probably redo the drums sometime next week though. Let me know what you think

    • CoraOrtiz

      13 years ago

      I knows! You and me and contractor, the Ana-Lucia supporters.

    • Guitar_King

      13 years ago

      trust me, this amp does - I hate this thing with a passion. I've been trying to sell it but its all I've got at Uni. I plan on retracking it with my halfstack when I get home in a week

    • CoraOrtiz

      13 years ago

      Marry me! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif Thanks for all the mod points, that was really sweet of you :D plus, I'm that much closer to the meaning of life (42 Karma smiley0.gif ).

    • Deathsshadow

      13 years ago

      LEIK TOAL FUCKIN PWNAGE MAN ROFL LOLS LOSL

    • nofxmn1

      13 years ago

      BBQ TIME!!

    • nofxmn1

      13 years ago

      ok the avitar is scareing me now!

    • nofxmn1

      13 years ago

      PINK FLOYD ROCKS!!!

    • contractor

      13 years ago

      Good idea. Make sure you get beef jerky. Gotta have the beef jerky.

    • contractor

      13 years ago

      Why, you ask?

      The Others are keeping tabs on us. I hear them in my sleep. They scare me.

    • contractor

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the FR. smiley0.gif

    • Deathsshadow

      13 years ago

      Sure I will try and see if I can go to both of them

    • duke_flyer

      13 years ago

      Yeah, Lennon read a book on Marx.
      And 'the quartet' is the beatles.

      The song is MAINLY about Buddy Holly, but also includes other early rock icons.

      I was trying to be witty.

      Post edited 12/13/05 8:40PM

    • duke_flyer

      13 years ago

      Not Lennon? Who?

      Feel free to delete that comment, I'll replace it.

    • kyledakilla

      13 years ago

      there there, you're forgiven

    • dix

      13 years ago

      Sean Connery: I pose a conundrum to you, a riddle if you will.
      Alex Trebek: I don't want to hear it.
      Sean Connery: What's the difference between you and a mallard with a cold. One's a sick duck... I can't remember how it ends, but your mother's a whore.

    • TheDarksage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Holy crap, I saw the avatar in the Lost thread and go to check out the profile and find you're also from Maine... I thought I was the only one from Maine who was an Elliot Smith fan...

    • Deathsshadow

      13 years ago

      Lost on an islan far from home!

      Lost on an island and were not alone!

    • JJMcFly

      13 years ago

      Ditto on the dipshit.....I've decided to send him the same message....

    • Madison

      13 years ago

      spikep is a moron. he left the same comment on my page

    • spikep

      13 years ago

      RvB.roosterteeth.com the best place on earth!

    • minchkin77

      13 years ago

      LOST is the best show on TV!

    • InWonderland

      13 years ago

      i'm lost too smiley8.gif
      54kr.gif

    • UT_TEXAS_17 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      HEy......My namrs JOSH too.... smiley6.gif

    • thenephizzel

      13 years ago

      I give you much respects... except for the Bright Eyes thing... but its cool...

    • nofxmn1

      13 years ago

      WELCOME TO RVB!!!

    • Deathsshadow

      14 years ago

      Nice to see you finally got on here!

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