Thursday, 04 October 2007
An Elder Hit on YouTube
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In case you’re behind the curve on Wii, it is video game console from Nintendo in which a handheld controller similar in look to a television remote, is swung like a tennis racket, golf club, bowling ball, etc. toward a large screen where the action takes place. In other words, virtual sports.
I tried Wii bowling while I was at Monarch Landing. It’s a load of fun and as close to the real feel of the game as is anything likely to ever be invented. [Undoubtedly I'll regret that prediction some day.]
Erickson recently held a Wii bowling tournament pitting several of their communities around the U.S. against one another. And they recorded it. The edited tournament has been running on YouTube for only a couple of days and is rated (as of early this morning) in the top 50 viewed sports videos.
Here is it for you:
[At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Paul Henry, the Old Professor, tells us what happened when, as a youth, he decided I Want to Play Like Duke Ellington.]