Wii For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 4, 2010 - Games & Activities - 336 pages
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Just got a Nintendo Wii game console? Thinking about one? Wii offers video games, exercise tools, the opportunity to create a cool Mii character, and lot of other entertainment options. Wii For Dummies shows you how to get the most from this fun family game system.

This book shows you how to get physical with Wii Sports, turn game time into family time, make exercise fun with Wii Fit, and discover Wii’s hidden talents, like displaying photos and browsing the Web. You’ll learn how to:

  • Hook up the Wii to your TV, home entertainment setup, or high-speed Internet connection
  • Get familiar with Wii’s unique controllers and learn to use the Nunchuk, Balance Board, Wheel, and Zapper
  • Explore the Wii Channels where you can shop for new games, play games online, check the news, and even watch videos
  • Create Mii avatars you can share, enter in contests, and use in games
  • Learn to use your whole body as a controller and get fit while you play
  • Identify the best games for parties, family events, nostalgia buffs, and even non-gamers
  • Build your skill at Wii tennis, golf, baseball, bowling, and boxing
  • Use the Wii Message Board and full-featured Web browser

With tips on choosing games, hot Wii Web sites, how to enjoy photos and slideshows on your Wii, and ways to prevent damage to (and from) Wii remotes, Wii For Dummies makes your new high-tech toy more fun than ever.


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The Basics
Getting to Know the Wii
Know Your Controllers
Using Other Controllers
Getting the System Online
Wii Channel Basics
The Wii Shop Channel
The Internet Channel
News Weather and More
Picking Out Games
Wii Sports
Wii Fit
Recommended Wii Games
The Part of Tens
Ten Types of Accessories

Those Marvelous Miis
The Photo Channel

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About the author (2010)

Kyle Orland is a video-game expert and a regular writer for the premier gaming blog Joystiq.com. He cohosts the NPR video game podcast Press Start (www.pressstartpodcast.com) and maintains Gamespot.com's weekly "PressSpotting" column. He is frequently quoted in articles about gaming.

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