Archive for March, 2009

Nintendo Wii price increase

I read earlier today about Nintendo confirming they are going to INCREASE the price of the Wii in the UK.  They’re using the poor reasoning of the £ being of a lower value to try to justify increasing the price by around £20.  I thought it was a joke at first, maybe an early April fools joke but no, it’s serious.  A games console that was using old technology when it was released two years ago and is even more outdated now should go only one way in price and that’s down!  I don’t like the XBOX 360 and I own a PS3 but with price drops for both of them the Wii looks like a very overpriced joke now.

I’m constantly surprised at how Nintendo get away with the crap they do, releasing the same thing with tiny changes and charging the same or more all over again.  It’s nearly as bad with games as it is with the consoles, Mario this, Mario that.  I’m so tired of Mario games!  I’ll read a lot how there’s no originality in FPS games like Crysis or F.E.A.R. 2 but they’re so much better than Mario with new graphics.  At least they have something of a story compared to the tripe of the Mario games.  I don’t care if he’s in a kart instead of jumping down pipes, where’s the originality in it?  It’s a racing game but I never hear anyone slating it for lack of originality.  How do Nintendo get away with it so often?  Grrrr!

Driving license required

I got a call on Monday from a job recruitment place, it caught me off guard to start with because I haven’t signed up to anywhere.  It turns out they were looking for people for a job that sounds just ideal for me but then came the deal breaker – no driving license.  It was a job in a nearby city where I’d be going to various client sites to fix problems.  It’s annoying because this isn’t the first job I’d love to have applied for that require a driving license.  There’s no way to get around this either because there is no way for me to get a license on the little money that unemployment pays.

How do you get a license or even lessons when you can barely pay the bills you have currently?  It’s so frustrating!  The worst part is that there are FREE lessons available to people who live in a really crappy area, more crappy than the area I live in, but still in the same city.  How unfair is it that an area that is quite literally full of criminals, thugs and drug users get this big advantage and no other areas do?  I’ve asked if there’s anything similar available or any other way that I could get something similar but there’s nothing.  Grrrr!!

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