Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Father Krishna's Wii On The Way...


With only 22 days till "Wii Day", Father Krishna's almost top secret 40th birthday (May 16th 2007 - No, please, I don't want a fuss...) it was with some surprise and a great deal of disappointment, that I discovered Wii's were still widely unavailable in the UK! Look here...

The whole Krishna clan, myself, Mrs. K and the Three Gingers all trooped down to Gamestation, with our pre-order deposit money and eyes full of hope and excitement (all except Mrs. K who was scowling at the thought of another console coming into the house...).

Yet the staff were grimly pessimistic about the chance of getting one in for "Wii day". They explained the frankly bizarre situation that they never knew when Nintendo were going to send them new stock.

On returning home with crushed souls, and then checking out the internet, it seemed like most high street retailers were in the same boat, and there were no Wii packages available for purchase under £300!

So a rapid excursion onto ebay saw me scoring the following package for slightly over the odds, but not rediculously. I'm not the most patient man in the world, some might say an impulsive, nay, compulsive purchaser.



"Wii ConsoleWii Console StandWii Remote & Wrist StrapNunchuckSensor BarWii Power Supply LeadsWii av CableAlso Included is Wii Sports - 5 sport GameBaseball, Bowling, Boxing, Golf & Tennis"



But the Wii should be in my house by Thursday, with a further 20 days till I can play the hallowed console...

But did this mean I've abandoned the lovely Saturn?

Hell no! With two new purchases this very evening, my love for the Saturn burns strong.

First of all there's BLAM! Machinehead - "an insane combination of shoot 'em up, action, strategic objectives and B-Movie melodrama" (?)


Next there's the more straight forward Athlete Kings a nice sports sim from Sega Sports.



So the countdown continues and the excitement rises! And remember folks:

May 16th 2007 - "Wii Day." (Father Krishna's almost top secret 40th birthday - No, please, I don't want a fuss....)

16 comments:

The Elderly said...

Mrs. K huh, but you have to hand it to her, she's consistent...

as for your 40th birthday, don't worry your secrets safe with me...

DEITRIX said...

Wow! The big 40...

Heck your still a youngin', according to my book here, hhmmm let me see... Aaahhh Gnome is thousands of years old... +2
So see you haven't even hit your prime yet!

Jeeze! Wii's are still out over that way... Well at least there will be a decent line up of games to choose from.

fatherkrishna said...

Mrs. K. is actually the person who initiated this gift and is forking out the readies... I'm just building up her character for the purposes of the blog (she's actually very lovely in real life- but shhh! don't tell anyone it's a secret!

fatherkrishna said...

hello deitrix! We haven't had a chat for a while! Good to hear from you...

Caleb said...

Thank God,

When I got the email about you playing with a wii I expected the worst.



--new video up on my blog.

fatherkrishna said...

I'll never leave my Saturn behind. Been playing Athlete Kings tonight and it is sublime!

BTW Caleb I can't get the Soul Calibur video to play on Hunyak - and I REALLY want to see it!!!!!

Pierre LaStank said...

My wife was also the one that pushed for a Wii which we were lucky enough to find a stack freshly off the delivery truck one day while at Target. Two days after Christmas no less. We have been enjoying it ever since. It really is quite a bit of fun.

Now there will be someone else here that shares my excitement over Nights coming to the little white box.

...not to mention another rumor that I have been hearing a bit about in the wind lately... something about a very excitable Spanish speaking conga monkey...

The Elderly said...

...I knew mr.K couldn't be that bad.... correction I hoped mrs.K couldnt' be that bad... but you had built me up to believing i'd read about your blood spattered body on the front page of the Sun...

Mrs.K is to be commended, heck i think she deserves a medal.. or at the very least a fan club....

Junlee said...

Oh I'll be sure to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And I'm sure it'll be a good one with the Wii!

fatherkrishna said...

Why Elderly! What a splendid idea! A fan club... Hmmm....

Yes Pierre, the Wii could get Mrs.K on board the gaming band wagon... I've just bought a brand new set of Cha Cha Amigo maracas for the Dreamcast, so I'm in no rush for the Wii version just yet, but the new NiGHTS is a must...

Why thank you Junlee! But don't go thinking you have to make a post on Junlee presents or anything... I DOn't wanta big fuss or anything...

Anonymous said...

Funny...those EXACT 2 games were uploaded on usenet this week for download. What a coincidnce.

;o)

fatherkrishna said...

anonymous! reveal thyself! are you serious or are you taking the piss?

Anonymous said...

Nabbed 'em myself. Luckily I have that nifty region conversion tool, eh?

The Elderly said...

hey FK, he's got that nifty region conversion thingy, how come we don't have one? why haven't we heard of this... is Spock really a Vulcan?

Anonymous said...

I don't hide my piracy, Elderly... the same way I don't go out & create a blog & act legit about it when I know I've d/l'd my games...

I love the site & the content, truly. Just don't front.

fatherkrishna said...

I have never downloaded a game in my life, I spend a bloody fortune trawling second hand games shops and the internet looking for rare items. My technological limitations dictate that I have to do things legit.

BTW Anonymous, Elderly is held in very high esteem in these parts, so careful what you say... Lets keep things nice!