Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Top 5 Reasons the Wii is SO Hard to Find

If you're like me, you love to get your hands on various different gaming consoles and paraphernalia. The Nintendo Wii has been the hardest to acquire in my experience, ranging from being sold out, to being over priced. Here are my POSSIBLE reasons the Wii is so hard to get a hold of:

1) Nintendo made a good system. Let's face it, the Wii is a good buy for both "hardcore" gamers and people who've never picked up a controller in their life. The Wii Mote is an easy tool, fun to use, and innovative. There's something about being able to do something in real life that will be transitioned into your gaming avatar that make people happy.

2) The price of the Wii is excellent. Though the 360 and PS3 are pushing the limits with new graphical capabilities never before seen on a console, they are charging an arm and a leg for that technology. I don't know about you, but the last time I checked, I don't have $500 in my pocket to burn on a gaming console. The $250 is another good reason that the Wii never stays on store shelves for more than a day.

3) eBayers. Plain and simple, some people have found it a good business to buy a crap load of Wii systems and sell them on eBay for a profit. Economic principles prove that with little supply and high demand, you can make a lot of $$$$ to give people what they want. Damn those wanna be entrepreneurs!

4) It's also speculated that Nintendo themselves are holding back on Wii production. They make it so that they only make enough Wii systems that there are never a stockpile in any given store. It can be the major reason for the low supplies if proven true.

5) Old school gamers are going back to tradition. I know a lot of people that have come back to Nintendo again and again for the simple fact that they have so many classic characters. Samus from Metroid Prime, the Pokemon franchise, and our all time favorite Italian plumber, Mario. Face the facts, if people liked something once, they will go back to it again and again.

The fact of the matter is, Wii systems are in high demand. It can prove frustrating to try to find a Wii that you can get your hands on. At this rate, some people estimate that there will be a Wii drought for another year. "Wii" will have to wait and see where Nintendo goes from here in production. Don't give up hope, sooner or later, you will have your Wii.

Helpful Tips to finding a Wii:

  • Check your local newspaper for store ads daily. Best Buy and Circuit City usually announces when they will have Wii in stock.
  • Make calls. Call local EBgames, Gamestops, and various other video game stores and ask if they have it in stock.
  • Prepare to wake up early if you do find one, because you won't get one past early morning times.
  • Don't give up, search the web if you have to, and if you have the money, just eBay the damn thing.

The Unwritten Laws of WoW, Now Written!

Well, my blog basically got hijacked by WoW, seeing as it's the only thing bringing traffic to it. I decided to continue on the subject, and as I was struggling to get to bed last night, I thought of all the funny subjects I'd come accross while playing World of Warcraft for 3 years.

Here's the list of the Unwritten Laws of World of Warcraft, hope you enjoy the read.

  • There will be no "WoW killer" in the future, too many people have spent hours on end just to give up for another game.
  • Ironforge and Orgrimmar will be laggy to most people during peek hours.
  • Chuck Norris lives in Barrens Chat.
  • 90% of Girls who play WoW play either a female druid or female priest.
  • The last 10% of independents need to conform, cause we all know the healer is a dying breed, both figuratively and in pvp.
  • Leeroy Jenkins had some chicken.
  • Even if your volume is off, murlocs will still go "mrghrlrlrlrlglrlglrlmglrl"
  • The Murloc + Random Movie combination will live on in WoW.
  • Gnomes shouldn't be able to be warriors.
  • There will be at least a couple of posts a day in the forums about OP classes, because for scissors, paper is ok, but rock is OP.
  • Hunters are OP. My Warlock was OP enough, but getting 3 shotted by hunters was annoying.
  • The World.... of Warcraft is overpopulated with UD rogues.
  • Most people who ninja items are rogues.
  • In a fight between Pirates and Ninjas (rogues) in WoW, Ninjas would win, because there are a ton of them, and they can get to level 70, while pirates stay at a lowly 40 range and have to live in Stranglethorn.
  • In a fight between Pirates and Ninjas in the real world, Chuck Norris would win.
  • Ventrilo owns Teamspeak, plain and simple.
  • If you use teamspeak and read that, it means switch to ventrilo.
  • On average, 20% of people AFK in AV.
  • On average, alliance will own AV.
  • Murlocs run fast.
  • The best feature of Wrath of the Lich King are the new dances. Everyone needs a new dance.
  • The worst part of being horde in PvP is getting killed by a gnome warrior with pink hair, then that warrior /lol'n at your corpse.
  • If you're horde, and you go to hillsbrad, you will 100% get your ass ganked by higher levels with no lives.
  • Most people who post nerf threads in forums just hate to admit that they lost to a more superior player.
  • You're only as good as the gear you have in WoW.
  • Blood Elves are hotter than Night Elves.
  • WoW is addictive, and can cause loss of friends, ruined grades, and sometimes even death.
  • Nihilum can kill a new boss ALMOST as fast as George W. Bush can ruin the republican party and U.S. reputation.
  • Male Orc's dance is the best. MC Hammer ftw!
  • People only roll paladins so they can simutamously watch porn and kill a mob.
  • Chuck Norris can do that, and not give up DPS.
  • Getting keyed for Karazhan sucks monkey nuts.
  • Female Dwarfs are fugly beyond belief.
  • If you raid for more than 4 hours a day, you probably hate it.
  • Blizzard is doing a good job of pumping out updates and patches, considering it took them 2 years to release 1.11 for D2.
  • Twink items are waaayyy too expensive.
  • Deathcoil = I win button.
  • World of Warcrack will live on, I'll have children that'll probably be playing it.

If you want me to add something, post a comment and I'll see if I can edit it in. Hope you enjoyed the read. Tell your friends and guildies if you enjoyed it.