Tag Archives: mii
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 | 19:20 GMT
Shigeru Miyamoto has wants to set a “world standard for avatars” with Mii, and even joked that the virtual people would be great when used as a form of government ID.
Mon, Jan 03, 2011 | 21:42 GMT
Following on from a Chinese factory worker robbing a 3DS from a production line and posting a movie and shots online, Weekly ASCII magazine in Japan popped up footage of a demo showing off the system’s the system’s augmented reality capabilities using AR cards and Mii creation. Fancy.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 18:46 BST
Activision and developer Buzz Monkey have implemented the ability to play as your Mii via the Wii version of Tony Hawk” RIDE.
There are also Mii likenesses of the pro skaters featured in the game, along with two levels exclusive to that platform.
A video of Miis in action is posted after the break, courtesy of IGN.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 10:27 BST
Speaking with IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto told of how he thought Mii’s and Avatars were two different things, but was flattered by Microsoft’s new venture.
“I don’t really use the term ‘avatar’ to refer to what we’ve done with the Miis,” he said.
“We created the Miis with the idea that the people you live with in your house or family, you also live together with inside the TV, and you can use those characters interchangeably in the games you play.
“To see that a company like Microsoft has taken something we’ve done and kind of looked at it in a way and brought it out on their platform to kind of show that we’ve done has become the standard, I find quite flattering. But on the other hand, I think probably the basic ideas behind perhaps those two different systems are different and because of that I think they will probably develop in different ways.”
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 28, 2008 | 21:37 GMT
Police trying to find the owner of a stolen Wii are using the identities of the system’s Miis in an effort to close the case. The Wii was nicked around Christmas and contains Miis called Seb, Pheebes, Nicks, Ellie and Evie, among others.
Det Con Neil Johnson, of Kirklees CID intelligence unit, said: “The Nintendo Wii looks new and is thought to have been stolen before January 1. It may have been a Christmas present. If anyone has devised these characters listed and the Wii has gone missing, then please contact us urgently.’’
The Wii’s ID code is 7901 7431 3732 8898. That report calls Wii an “an interactive computer sports game, usually played through TV”, so if you’re the one with a robbed Wii, you’d better get in touch quick before they pour tea in it, or something.