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The Wiihelm – CPUFreak91

CPUFreak91

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Everyone loves the Wii. The games are fun, the graphics are sweet, and the Wiimote has created some of the most enjoyable playability since ...well, rock-paper-scissors. But there is one faction who hates the Wii: chair, sofas, and couches. It's true - with everyone jumping up and down and moving around, our butt-comforting furniture is lonely. And, to tell the truth, we're exhausted. Gamers are supposed to be one with their couch, not prancing around in front of their television! Lucky for all of us, the WiiHelm is here. Snap your Wiimote into the WiiHelm and put the WiiHelm on your head. Now, all you have to do is move your head around. Why jump to the left when a simple flick of your neck will do? All Wiimote buttons are controlled by the included foot pedals, so your hands are finally free to hold your drink, shove another donut hole in your mouth, or scratch yourself. Remember: gaming should be fun, not exercise. And now thanks to the WiiHelm, it is again. Check out the video to see it in action!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/wiihelm.shtml

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InsanePoet

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that looks like it could cause some neck issues down the road.

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ArchAngel

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haha. that's hilarious.

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kenman

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That looks straight out of the movie tron!
Calin

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Remember: gaming should be fun, not exercise

Where do you have that from? Most normal games require physical dexterity and a certain degree of physical efort. I don't see why it should be different with video games. Jesus hasn't returned yet which means we should still use our 'earthly' bodies.

That aside I think/guess Wiihelm will suit a limited number of games (mostly because you won't be able to perform the moves needed in the 'action' games) and will make your neck hurt (and your head dizzy) if you use it too much.

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Xian_Lee

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That was beautiful, CPU. There isn't quite anything like good old fashioned satire.

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zookey

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Is that a real product? If so, man that is sad LOL. I played Call Of Duty 3 all the way through on the Wii though, and it is nothing like the commercials---your arm cramps up after a few minutes of playing like how they do in the promos and you end up putting your hand on your lap and aiming with basic wrist movements, which is about as accurate as thumb-sticks so yeah----LOL did you see that thread I posted a while ago about that one helmet that reads brainwaves to register in-game actions? This kind of reminds me of that, cept way less techy.

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buddboy

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um, calin, he's making fun of it. he's being sarcastic because they (if this is real, I think it's a joke) are inventing this for those of our society too lazy to play the Wii the right way.

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crazyishone

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It is real, and it is a joke. Since when are novelty items supposed to be serious? You guys act like you've never heard of thinkgeek.

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CPUFreak91

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Happy April Fool's from the folks at Thinkgeek

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crazyishone

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./Sigh

They got me last year too.

Its a strange thing because most of the ThinkGeek merchandise is pretty weird to begin with.

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Faith_Warrior

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I want a half scale wii fishing pole like that, maybe connect the line to the box so I can get real hits and all
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Calin

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Originally posted by CPUFreak91:
Happy April Fool's from the folks at Thinkgeek


You got me fooled allright. That pic is darn good for a fake though.

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Faith_Warrior

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Well it is floating in mid-air, chances are itís a model rendering.
crazyishone

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Then follow the link and watch the video. They did a good job

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zookey

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The sad part is that isn't out of the realm of thought for the Wii, they are already making tennis rackets, baseball bats and golf club attachments for the remote (out in Japan, soon here) and all this other weird stuff---so you know, had that been real, it would sell like mad, then you would have all these whiplash people because they tried to play like DDR with their neck.....LOL

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Lava
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Originally posted by zookey:
The sad part is that isn't out of the realm of thought for the Wii, they are already making tennis rackets, baseball bats and golf club attachments for the remote (out in Japan, soon here) and all this other weird stuff---so you know, had that been real, it would sell like mad, then you would have all these whiplash people because they tried to play like DDR with their neck.....LOL


Yeah exactly, they'll probably make it eventually. That and the WiiBrow.

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