Nintendo Wii

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    December 21, 2011

    Older Is Better: The Five Best Antique Malls in Houston

    And the Lord said: Let Me be embroidered.​What better way to honor your living relatives than with gifts from someone else's dead relatives? Wait, no, we want you to like antique malls! Let me try again: Shopping for an older relative, who remembers the days before iPads? And Wii? And even ce ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Tumblrin' Dice: Clipart Covers Hurt Your Eyeballs

    "Dazed and Confused" indeed...​Today I discovered Clipart Covers, a Tumblr site dedicated to remaking classic album covers with just clipart and comic sans, turning them into nightmarish, though amusing, affairs. Random urban-looking folks and what looks like a Wii avatar make up the cover of ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    January 3, 2011

    8-Bits Ain't Nothin' But Hos And Tricks

    ​Rocks Off got Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii for Christmas. Big deal, right? We're willing to bet there are less than a thousand 29-year-old American males who didn't receive some kind of video game as a gift, but it's a big deal for us. See, we actually kind of did grow out of video ga ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    NFL & College Football - Weekend's Best Bets (SEC Guy Podcast Gold)

    Who doesn't love college football? Right?​I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and got to spend some quality time with their families. Me, my family is scattered all over the country, so when it came time to find some Thanksgiving dinner after my show yesterday, fortunately ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    New Tracks From Roosh Williams, Jack Freeman, Roderickvonn, Etc.

    ​Five Spot receives a fair amount of email each day. It's not a gross amount or obscene amount, just a fair amount. And scattered in between offers from Nigerian princes and penis-enhancement companies are links, MP3s and heads-ups from and/or about Houston rappers/musicians. Now, were this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    10 Deceptively Easy Dishes

    ​Boeuf bourguignon. Coq au vin. Molten chocolate cake. Fancy-sounding dishes for fancy-sounding meals, right? Whether you're impressing a date or an entire dinner party, there are certain items you can serve that will have the room applauding your culinary skills -- and have you taking it easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Yes, Jo Koy Will Talk About His Mom This Weekend

    ​Comedian Jo Koy is having a great year, even if he isn't having a great week. He's got the flu and he's spending the holidays in airports and hotel rooms as he travels around the country doing his stand-up show. Hair Balls got to talk to him between flights, after he had just spent two hours wai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Nintendo Goes Old School For The Holidays: A Review

    ​Ho, Ho, Ho! For this, the most somber of holiday seasons, our dear friends Nintendo have found have their nostalgic side. With their recent release of Super Mario Brothers Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks -- due out December 3 -- Nintendo has gone back to two originals that helped sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Updates, Both Good And Bad

    Due to some technical difficulties having to do with the stimulus package, global warming, and the war on terror, Hair Balls isn't able to present a brand new batch of adoptable critters this week.Instead, we thought we'd tell you about some dogs who've been adopted, and some who are on death row. H ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Ex-Voto Is Back from the Dead... Almost

    Ex-Voto, "I Never" I turned down several New Year's Eve employment opportunities this year (some of them legitimate), and spent the last hours of 2008 quietly with family, friends and an excitable Papillion. Among the small group of relaxed revelers was a visiting Spleen, in town for a family holida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Wii Will, Wii Will Sue You

    Hey all you Wii fanatics, sitting out there happily glazy-eyed, thinking you're actually exercising, thinking the Japanese must be freakin' genuises (genuiiii?) for inventing this thing -- you're wrong. You're wrong because a) Happiness shouldn't come from an electronic bowling game; b) It ain't ex ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    September 4, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Houston Library Says Wiis Are Here To Stay

    Yesterday Hair Balls talked to Sarah Gish about her concerns about the Houston Public Library’s Central Library having Wiis in its children’s room. She wanted the library to remove its Wiis, or at least remove them from the kids’ room, to make more room for reading. Today we heard from the li ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    August 20, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Diminished Expo-tations at E3

    E3 revelations are hit and miss — unless you really dig chopping wood

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    June 26, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Direct to Video Game: Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox

    The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen

  • Home Entertainment

    May 8, 2008

    Still Lapping It Up with Mario Kart Wii

    Nothing you haven't seen, but still a welcome sight

  • Home Entertainment

    April 17, 2008

    Undead on Arrival: The House of the Dead 2&3 Return

    House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    You Look Like a Freak When You Play With Your Wii

    Okay, so I am officially no longer cool or in touch with what is the hip and the now because I think you look like a freak when you play with your Wii. Let me state that again very clearly: YOU LOOK LIKE A FREAK WHEN YOU PLAY WITH YOUR WII. The terminology alone (“playing my Wii” or “playing ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 20, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Samurai Warriors: KATANA

    Doesn't Make The Cut

  • Home Entertainment

    January 10, 2008

    Indianapolis 500 Legends

    Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life

  • Home Entertainment

    January 3, 2008

    NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

    NiGHTS's second coming feels more like a first draft

  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2007

    The Best Games of 2007

    A look back at gaming's greatest hits

  • Home Entertainment

    October 25, 2007

    The Orange Box

    It's five great games for $60 – shoot first and ask questions later

  • Home Entertainment

    October 4, 2007

    Pool Party

    The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud

  • Home Entertainment

    September 20, 2007

    'Roid Rage Returns

    Metroid Prime 3 is the best you can get for the Wii

  • Home Entertainment

    August 23, 2007

    Mario Strikers Charged

    Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged

  • Home Entertainment

    August 9, 2007

    Star Dreck

    Alien Syndrome will alienate some, infect others.

  • Home Entertainment

    July 26, 2007

    Mechanical Bull

    A few more changes would've helped Transformers.

  • Home Entertainment

    July 12, 2007

    Big Brain Academy

    The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool

  • Home Entertainment

    July 5, 2007

    Resident Evil 4

    The terrorizing townsfolk of Resident Evil 4 shamble onto the Wii.

  • Home Entertainment

    June 28, 2007

    Bored Games

    All the beer in the world can't save Mario Party 8.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 24, 2007

    Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3 spins a web of mediocrity.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 17, 2007

    Marble Mania

    Marble Mania rolls out a winner for the Wii

  • Home Entertainment

    May 3, 2007

    Super Paper Mario

    Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun.

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    April 19, 2007

    Cooking Mama

    for the Wii looks good enough to eat

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    April 5, 2007

    Wing island

    might make you cry fowl

  • Home Entertainment

    March 8, 2007

    Wii Play

    There's not much besides an extra controller to these minigames

  • Home Entertainment

    February 22, 2007

    Channel Surfing

    There's more than one way to play with your Wii

  • Home Entertainment

    January 25, 2007

    Dr. Feelgood

    You're not a doctor, but Trauma Center lets you play one on TV.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007

    A Legendary Outing

    Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.

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    December 14, 2006

    Wii Love It

    Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.

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    October 12, 2006

    Brush With Greatness

    Okami shows that videogames can be art.

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    September 14, 2006

    Monkey Trials

    Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes a wrong turn

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    May 25, 2006

    Next Big Things

    The five biggest attention-getters at E3

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