Locating a Wii this Christmas (and what to buy for it)

Both Christmas and Wintereenmas are coming up, and yes I am looking for a few more hits on my blog.


Somewhere in July of this year I remember searching for a Nintendo Wii across the internet, and even tried using Nintendo Wii locators. Those are maybe 2 hours that I will never get back. None of the Wii locators led me anywhere less than 100 zip codes away. And I hate traveling almost as much as round the clock Christmas carols.

Where to look

  • Wii.Yahoo.com/buyers-guide – Its the only locater I can actually tell you about that is even worthwhile. The locater uses Yahoo! maps to find a nearby Wii, by simply asking you for your zip code.
  • Refreshthing.com – There is one more that you can use though. It shows the latest update on where a Wii can be found online by checking sites such as Amazon, and updates every 30 seconds.

Upgrade the “Experience”

The ultimate list of websites optimized for the Wii (even more to be added)

To be continually updated (Updated: 2x)


So I have a Wii. I play games, and surf the internet with it. Still, it’s only a matter of time before I run out of games to play and things to do online, especially if the nearest GameStop is half an hour away and I’m too lazy to get up and buy myself a new game, seeing as how I’m trying to enjoying this extra day of freedom.

The below list includes links to websites with:

Instant Messengers | Search Engines | Music | Videos | Flash Games

If you own a Wii, why don’t you bookmark this page so you can easily find Wii-optimized sites later. Also, if you need help with your Wii or want to see more Wii-related content out http://www.wiitalk.co.uk However, there won’t be an abundance of links right away. First I’m trying out all of the sites, so I can give an honest but short review before you visit the site. Anyway, enjoy!

WiiAim– This is the AOL Instant Messenger specifically made to function easily with the Wii. However, it hasn’t been released yet. Keep this one bookmarked though if you happen to use AIM frequently. For now, you can use AimOnPSP, made by the same company to run AIM with in your Wii internet browser. 🙂

Wii.Clusty.com– A site based around the sole objective to let people search the web, which also happens to be optimized for mobile devices such as cell phones, and the Wii.

You can always download your favorite music onto an SD card, but instead just use online services to create playlists that you can access from your Wii.

Finetune– Create several or at least one playlist from your computer, then access them from your Wii using Finetune at http://finetune.com/wii! No downloads needed at all. If anybody feels like listening to my playlist(s), simply click on the profile icon there and type in “mvraphy” without the parentheses. Each playlist can be up to 45 songs and have only three songs from each artist, that way you don’t get tired  from listening to only one music artist.

Wii Hear: Choose from many diverse online music stations on a list, or connect to any other station you like here and stream music from it. Just follow the instructions on the radio page.

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Blog Action Day – Be more productive and save energy.

Now when I say energy, of course I mean save electricity as well as save your own supply of whatever you run on (doughnuts, coffee, candy, etc.), so since today is Blog Action Day I have already scoured the internet for a few useful tips and wrote some I discovered on my own so you can better organize and speed up your blog, your website, or your own life. 🙂

For the Blogger-
Creating a Blog Maintenance Start Page with Netvibes – Most Bloggers should agree, going through dozens of websites to keep track of your blog’s community, your email inbox(s), and more can be very annoying and time-consuming. This is where creating a Blog Maintenance Page is handy. But you can do more than just what is mentioned in this post. How about using Netvibe’s tabs to your advantage by using the “Web Page” widget under “External widgets. Simply create a new tab, insert one of these, click on on the top-right side of the widget and insert the url of a web page you need to visit frequently. Repeat as many times as need, and now instead of having several windows open, you can have only one window with several tabs within one page. Yeah I know, that doesn’t make much sense, but look at it this way, all you will have to type afterwards is “netvibes.com”, and all of the web pages will be right there, no further typing necessary.

Create a Tag Cloud to put anywhere, no javascript needed – Ever wondered where I got that awesome Tag Cloud on my “Newcomer?” page? Well thanks to Engtech (pronounced Enj-Tech), I can make one uing his FREE software. Isn’t that awesome?

The Web Designer
30 Usability Issues To Be Aware Of – Pretty much sums up the whole philosophy of how to make a great website. Quite a long read, but at least now we have a pre-made guideline to use.

Save your readers ink and paper by using a special “Print Style Sheet” – Don’t you just hate it when people don’t do stuff like this and all of your money goes down the drain buying more ink cartridges?

Other tips-

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Wii the most enviroment friendly console?

Just an update to a post i wrote a short while ago, someone had measured how much electricity his house’s appliances used up, and found that the Wii was one of the most energy efficient consoles.

Attaching a device that measures electricity use to various gadgets around his Silicon Valley home, Takahashi found that the Wii consumed just 17 watts. Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox 360, on the other hand, is a veritable power hog, sucking down 194 watts, rivaling Takahashi’s 42-inch plasma TV. The Sony (SNE) PlayStation 3 wasn’t much better, guzzling 171 watts by Takahashi’s measure. Nintendo scored a huge hit with the Wii’s relatively simple graphics and family-friendly games that require players to put down the Cheetos and get off the couch. By eschewing traditional testosterone shoot-to-kill gaming that requires ever more powerful chips to render movie-quality scenes, the Wii is also doing a decent job playing the carbon game.

That is another reason that makes the Wii a better buy than the hefty PS3. I bought it, and if you do you’ll be glad you did. 🙂

Original article Here

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Easiest place to find a Wii

Nintendo WiiI wasn’t able to find a Wii for 3 months straight, but just yesterday I checked in Target because a friend said they found one there, and behold, they had Wii’s in stock! (They never announced having Wii’s in stock for some reason) So right now I’m enjoying my Wii and the simple yet addictive “Wii Sports“, and I’m so glad I finally have it. Its really small but seems to be better than the PS3 which i tried out yesterday in Target. I especially love the motion sensitive controller since i actually have to move around to be able to play a game, so this way I’ll get some exercise too. I only had one problem in which the Wii Controller didn’t seem to work, but I just had to completely turn off the Wii, then turn it back on. Anyway, I found the Wii in a Target Store at Staten Island. I’m not sure if all the other Targets have Wii’s, but you should check just in case.

Also, in related news it seem that Nintendo is planning to increase productions of their Wii to meet demands for it, but due to the the IC Chips, PCB’s and more already being stretched out in terms of production, it is becoming very hard to meet Consumer Demands, so that means that many people will still be searching for that last Wii in a store’s stock to buy during Christmas.

Good luck finding a Wii, and if you want to leave a message or comment about other places that still have Wii’s in stock, please feel free to.:)

Wikipedia Links: (All above links are the official links)
Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii Sports
Sony Playstation 3

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