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The Wii is dangerous: More dangerous than stupid doctors?

We've all heard about how dangerous videogames are from a variety of crackpots who vilify their violent content and penchant for teaching kids how to murder people, but it's not often that the virgin-white Wii is branded dangerous. Fortunat...   read

 
 
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Wii games are not fit for fitness...yet

I'm not out to rain on anyone's parade, but all of that arm flailing in front of your Nintendo Wii may not be helping your physical fitness as much as you'd like to think it is. A study called "Energy expenditure in adolescents playing...   read

 
 
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Weekend Destructainment: Mainstream media continues to rape videogames

This clip is from the new T.V. show called Life. This clip is also one of the worst representation of what videogames are that has ever graced prime time. A lot of shows lately like The Office, My Name is Earl, 30 Rock, House, Boston Legal ...   read

 
 
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Wii shows soldier his cheating wife's bowling shenanigans

I don't know how else to title this article, nor do I know what to say, really. This is a weird one, that's for damn certain. Go Nintendo reader Tony sent an email to the aforementioned site telling the story of how his wife cheated on him ...   read

 
 
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Check yourself into Wiihab: At least it's one of the better Wii puns

You can file this one under the "how the hell did they stretch this one to over three minutes?" category. Here's a parody song from Amy Winehouse (or rather, Amy Brickhouse) called Wiihab in which the scary songstress celebrates h...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is boring: The Wii has failed to invigorate many, despite N's claims

Only yesterday I brought you Nintendo's most pompous claim yet -- that gamers were apparently bored until Nintendo rubbed the cobwebs from their eyes and introduced our messiah in the Wii. However, according to research, it is Nintendo that...   read

 
 
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Hey Vegeta, how much is the Wii Jacket going to cost Nintendo? OVER $17 MILLION!

The horrible Nick Chester informed us yesterday that Nintendo is giving away free protection covers for Wii owners (thanks to all of the Wiitards, no doubt). Well it apparently is going to cost Nintendo over $17 million to do this. Nintendo...   read

 
 
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Greybushtainment: Dave's not here man

Look I drink...and this results in a lot of apologies. Be it to a Catholic Bishop, AOL, or the shopping cart I "allegedly" molested at Wal-Mart. But, I have never ever apologized with a bag of marijuana cigarettes.  Bewa...   read

 
 
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New Southwest ad makes fun of Wiitards

I hate it when our medium leaks into T.V. and movies since it's usually butchered (a good example of what I'm talking about will be on Weekend Destructainment this week). So I always have to cringe when I see our pasttime about to make a ca...   read

 
 
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UR MR GAY! Super Mario Galaxy artwork holds a mirror to your homosexuality

There's something about we gamers that seems to give us an innate ability to home in on any and all homoerotic material and make as big a deal of it as possible. This would help explain why everybody's jumping on the 'news' that if you try ...   read

 
 
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The Wii Zapper will lead to murder, chaos and utterly retarded parents

Destructoid reader cjpkiller sent me an email this morning letting me know he saw this and thought of me. He was right to do it. What we have here is a nice collection of some of the most insane blathering I've ever seen with regards to the...   read

 
 
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No-Brainer: Cranium comes to Wii

Last week we told you about the classic board game The Game of Life making its way to the Nintendo Wii, and now it looks like another popular board game is getting a Wii-working.I've only played Cranium twice before, and both times I was pe...   read

 
 
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PS2 gets its own wiggle wand

It seems like gaming companies are slowly taking away our right to sit still and motionless while playing our games. The Wii already has us doing every type of silly motion humanly possible, and even the PS3 sometimes has us flicking our co...   read

 
 
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Shameless Wiimote rip-off for the Walmart win

Took them long enough, didn't it? After months of waiting, we finally have some cheap, terrible Wiimote knock-off on the shelves of Walmart, in the form of four LCD sports 'games' in an inconvenient Wiimote-shaped case. For seven bucks, you...   read

 
 
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A glimpse into madness: The best of Tom Tommy

In my short tenure at Destructoid, I've done a lot of things I never thought I would. I've eaten cocktail sausages with games companies, I've been stranded in the Hilton Hotel with Pure Pwnage and angry Norwegians. I've telephoned Uwe Boll ...   read

 
 
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Soften the blow with NERF Wii Remote Sleeves

The third-party accessory makers have been pitching mostly unnecessary add-ons for our game consoles and related devices for a some time now. This is the first controller accessory that we've seen in a long time that actually could show som...   read

 
 
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NY to get a Wii Bowling league

You remember Wiimbledon, right? The first ever Wii Tennis tournament was a hit, and now one of the founders moves on to the next natural Wii sport in the progression: bowling. Wiimbledon organizer Steve Bryant joins man-about-the-internet ...   read

 
 
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First Soul Calibur Legends trailer; the old people are going to have SO much fun

Screens and scans of the upcoming Soul Calibur spin-off for the Wii have flowed freely as of late, but now you can finally get a chance to see it in action. And I do use the term "action" very loosely, as only the most simple of g...   read

 
 
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Cooking Mama Wiimote peripherals? Not in Mama's kitchen

You've gotta love Cooking Mama. Sure, she's got a dark side, but who doesn't? At her heart, Mama is a good-hearted woman who only wants to help you become the great chef she knows you can be. She invited you into the hallowed sa...   read

 
 
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Wiimbeldon: Barcade, Beers, and Bears! Oh My!

Part hipster costume party, part casual Wii-gamer, and part "Well, I don't really want to fit into either of those other two categories, so I suppose I'll just drink a lot of beer instead" would all aptly describe the fir...   read

 
 
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Destructoid rocks the first annual Wiimbledon (well, sort of)

 This past Saturday, .Tiff, Analog Pidgin, Phist and I headed out to Barcade in Brooklyn, NY to check out the first annual Wiimbledon event. Also to drink lots of reasonably priced microbrews, as evidenced by my failure to beat the...   read

 
 
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Make yourself look sillier playing Wii Sports; introducing Wii Boxing Gloves

I truly find it hard to believe that anyone is still actually playing Wii Sports, much less the "sounds great on paper, but about as fun as trying to bite your own ear" Wii Boxing. But then again, NPD numbers indicate that Nintend...   read

 
 
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Best Buy slashes PS3 game prices, riot ensues

Man. Remember when people actually cared that much about the PS3? Those were the days. Although when I interviewed several campers on launch night, most of them were planning to turn around and sell it, and one girl who had camped out in li...   read

 
 
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Web MD: the Wiimote is actually a double-edged sword

We've all seen the videos on YouTube and read the stories. Injuries caused by overzealous game players getting hurt by way of the Wiimote are nothing new to any of us. However, getting your very own medical term coined after you just mi...   read

 
 
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TV facing the onslaught of the insidious Wii threat? There is help!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the midst of an epidemic. A vile scourge comes from the east, intent of destroying our homes and obliterating everything we have worked so hard to build for ourselves. It can't be bargained with. It can&#...   read

 
 
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