Welcome WiiWare Video
Welcome WiiWare Video Transcript
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>> Yes, you really did just watch a video game character puke. That's a quick way to lose a match in Major League Eating, a new title for Nintendo's WiiWare [assumed spelling] Service.
>> We wanted to create a game that would be accessible to everyone, little bit quirky, a little bit gross, a little bit funny. And we thought it would be the perfect thing for WiiWare.
>> Starting May 12th, this game and several others will help launch the WiiWare Service, that Nintendo says is a great way to showcase small independent game developers.
>> Maybe they have a great ideal, but they don't have the budget to turn it into a full [inaudible] package game or maybe they don't, just don't have the resources to kind of bring it to a publisher and get it in stores. They're able to create these games that people can download by other Wii Shop Channel.
>> Besides the WiiWare games, Nintendo's recent media party in San Francisco highlighted games from third party developers, like LucasArts [assumed spelling], The Force Unleash or Electronic Arts, Boom Blox, developed in partnership with Steven Spielberg.
>> If you have at any point in your life built up, you know, a stock of blocks and knocked them over, or ran by as your little brother did and kicked his over, you know, you're going to love Bloom Blox.
>> Also, hotly anticipated this spring are the new peripherals [assumed spelling] from Mario Car Wii and Wii Fit.
>> By taking the motion control of the Wii Remote, putting a Wii Wheel peripheral around that and making it very approachable. So anybody who looks at the steering wheel is like, oh, I just steer, it blends that natural motion that you kind of have when you're playing driving games anyway, and turns it into something that anybody can play. Everything within Wii Fit is centered around the ideal of balance and how balance relates to your overall health and fitness.
>> Now, I'm going to try a Wii Fit that comes with a Wii Balance board. To start, I do have to take off my shoes, and then Jeff here is going to walk me through what exactly happens.
>> Wii Fit can calculate and keep track of your weight and body mass index and help you set serious fitness goals.
>> You have your own trainer here too that will walk you through the exercise. And you can see your center of gravity on here, which is really cool, something that you wouldn't get in a yoga studio. And you've got your personal trainer focusing only on you.
>> [Inaudible] the yoga, you can also use it for more dynamic sports like snowboarding or my new favorite, ski jumping. Whether you're looking for a workout or a gut bomb.
>> There's also what we call the typewriter, it's this kind of motion, you're eating corn, ribs, watermelon.
>> Nintendo's banking on having something for everyone.
>> This is interactive entertainment for everybody. It's not just video games for video gamers.
>> I'm Kara Tsuboi [phonetic], CNET News.com. ^M00:02:35 [ Music ]
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At San Francisco's Exploratorium, artists and designers show off the fashion of the future. From a smoke-sensitive skirt to a vest that doubles as a video game controller, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi captures the fun and the oddities of sartorial tech.
On the CNET News Daily Debrief, Kara Tsuboi and Daniel Terdiman discuss the next game from legendary designer Will Wright. Spore is just a few weeks from launch, and anticipation has rarely been higher for a new title.
There's some real science to throwing a ball and knocking it out of the park. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi spoke with players from the Oakland Athletics about throwing and hitting, and to a scientist who confirmed that yes indeed, they'd play better if they had paid attention to their physics class.
On March 14 at 1:59 PDT, it was a celebration of all things Pi: 3.14159... CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi stops by the geek fest at San Francisco's Exploratorium museum to take part in a Pi procession, meet a baby named Pi, and of course, have a slice of the sweet stuff for dessert.
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Console-makers Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have always competed with each other. Now it seems Google and Apple are rapidly leaping into the gaming world as well, which could change the game entirely. CNET News' Kara Tsuboi reports from the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
It's all strikes and smiles at one senior center in Northern California as grandmas and grandpas play Nintendo's Wii bowling to stay in shape, keep sharp, and have some fun. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi rolls a few herself and reports on this latest cross-generational video game trend.
In a vacant hangar at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif., hundreds of PC gamers spent the weekend competing in Nvidia's GeForce LAN 4 party. The big draw this year was Crysis, a title some fans call Electronic Arts' most realistic yet. News.com's Kara Tsuboi bids adieu to the sunshine and meets some gamers who prefer to bask in the glow of their computer screens.