Thanks to an early-rising wife, the household has now been blessed with a Wii. Here are some first impressions:
The out of the box experience is great—it feels a lot like an Apple product, even down to the abundant clean white and sans-serif font.
Setting up the unit is a slick process, with the Wii walking you through all the necessary settings in a friendly way. Again, it feels like an Apple product.
It’s all about the remotes. It just can’t be said enough. All. About. The. Remotes.
It’s tons of fun.
That being said, there are two things off the bat to quibble about:
The remotes are way too slick. They get very slippery. It would be nice to have some kind of rubberized surface to make them less hand-torpedo-like.
It sure isn’t a graphics powerhouse. But it matters less than you’d think.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.