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Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006, 03:05 am

Well, it only took three hours of queueing - two and a half of those outside in the freezing fucking cold, but it was worth it, I have a Wii. Even the queueing was fun, the people in it were all terribly nice with a very strong sense of what queue skippers could do with themselves and the rare few that tried left with red faces. I was lucky, I didn't preorder but I managed to be close enough to the front to grab one of the few surplus in (seemingly) the only store in the nation with surplus.

I'm knackered, I foolishly decided to give it a quick try and now its 3AM.

Anyone wanting to get one now can try Argos tomorrow or Xtra Vision on baggot st from about noon. Otherwise it ain't happening.

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)

It's deadly isn't it? I played one in London for about five minutes and I was totally hooked. Which store did you queue up at?

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)

Game on Dawson St (maybe now I'll be able to remember the name of that street on a more permanent basis). I'm utterly hooked, the Rayman Rabid Rabbids thing is absolutely frigging awesome, especially the drums game.

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)

They had a surplus? How many do you reckon? *mutters something about not paying attention to boards.ie in future*

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)

f*cking boards.ie - nothing but god damned lies and trickery with their "I went past at five O clock and there were forty people there" and "I called Game and they had three surplus". They had about seventy or so surplus from what I overheard. That is of course entirely gone by now so its Argos or XtraVision now. Apart from that I doubt there'll be anywhere else.

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)

So playing with your Wii is for adults as well as kids?


Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)

To be honest, from the look of the queue last night I'd be surprised if many kids at all were going to be touching a Wii for a month or so. Someone else's Wii perhaps but not their own.

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC)

Even the queueing was fun, the people in it were all terribly nice with a very strong sense of what queue skippers could do with themselves


Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)

I've seen that one alright - it sums the whole thing up perfectly :) Some of the blokes who were there with friends or family but weren't buying actually managed to form something of a blocade to prevent anyone from outside the queue slipping in at the front - very politely like but they didn't take any guff from someone wanting to "just get a look at that poster"

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)

I just got a call to say the Wii that metalrabit pre-ordered for me has been picked up, with Zelda. Zelda!!! Oh yeah baby :)

*dances embarrassingly around the office in glee*

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)

*Awesome*, you're dead lucky - that game is like gold dust right now according to Boards.ie and the legions of frustrated folks who preordered and got not a sodding thing. I've been like a kid all morning, everyone in the office is eagerly awaiting lunchtime when we can rig it up to the projector in the board room for a few rounds of "see who can accidentally embed the wiimote the furthest into the wall"
This is going to be both the coolest (zelda) and the most frustrating (having to stop playing zelda to do shopping) weekend ever :)

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)

I only played one for about half an hour or an hour (the Dragonball Z game is worth checking out, you have to do special moves with your arms) and even that has me inclined to make outlandish statements like "best game console ever". I'm holding out for the time being, but I fear that when they make a kendo game (or Star Wars lightsabres) I may crumble, and the last console I owned was a Super NES.

Fri, Dec. 8th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)

Red Steel has a swordfighting element in it but it is supposedly only average. Given that you can play baseball and golf pretty damned accurately (according to a golfer and bowler who played it with me at lunchtime) though I'd say it really only is a matter of time before we're seeing full on swordfighting games. I hope so anyway, star wars duelling would be bloody amazing.