The New York Times: Wii Sports Experiment

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This was printed in the March15, 2007 The New York Times on page G8.

Written by Bradley Melekian of The New York Times

The article talks about a wide range of things regarding the Wii, I’ve posted the part about my site below. Click on the thumbnail or link below to read the rest.

This is just a snippet:

TO hear her tell it, Diana Neary (WiiNintendo’s, heysuburbia’s, fiance) is “a terrible, terrible bowler.â€?

But on a recent trip to a bowling alley, Ms. Neary, a production manager at the South Philly Review, knocked down pins like a trophy winner even though it had been ages since she had rented bowling shoes. She credits her newfound skill to an unlikely source: three months of playing Wii bowling, a Nintendo video game.

“For the Wii bowling, I would stand a little bit to the right, get down really low and twist my hand,� said Ms. Neary, who rolled a 102 that day at the bowling alley after a lifetime of scores in the 60s. “I did exactly what I did in Wii Sports bowling at the real bowling alley and it worked.�

Mr. DeLorenzo (that’s me, WiiNintendo’s heysuburbia) even issues an ultimatum: “Whenever I play with anyone, we set ground rules like ‘you have to use full range of motion.’ â€? Otherwise, people can cheat.

He has another reason to keep the level of play high. The world is watching. His fan site, wiinintendo.net, where he documented six weeks of play and the loss of nine pounds, helped him win a book offer. Some users think of him as their own “Jared from Subway,� though Mr. DeLorenzo has no official relationship with Nintendo.

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Read the rest of The New York Times article at the link below…

A lot of people in my area (Philadelphia) have a Wii Sports Bowling league in the works, with the help of the website, Centerfuse.net, we were able to collaborate and have 30+ people who are in talk about starting a Wii Bowling League in an actual bowling alley, more details on that later…

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View Full size scan of The New York Times Article, HERE
See the article online, HERE

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To see the Wii Sports Experiment Results go HERE
To see other media appearances go HERE

Contact Mickey – info@WiiNintendo.net

mickeydelorenzo@yahoo.com'
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Mickey – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • matthew

    so awesome man

  • matthew

    so awesome man

  • matthew

    so awesome man

  • shanoboy

    yeah, congrats man. This is cool. Now what you need to do is get a press pass into http://press.nintendo.com/loginSplash.jsp I’d love to have a login here.

  • shanoboy

    yeah, congrats man. This is cool. Now what you need to do is get a press pass into http://press.nintendo.com/loginSplash.jsp I’d love to have a login here.

  • Pete

    I have an OT question – where did you get the TV stand? I’m upgrading to a new Sony Bravia very soon and I need something to put it on…

  • Pete

    I have an OT question – where did you get the TV stand? I’m upgrading to a new Sony Bravia very soon and I need something to put it on…

  • Pete

    I have an OT question – where did you get the TV stand? I’m upgrading to a new Sony Bravia very soon and I need something to put it on…

  • http://wiinintendo.net/index.php?s=hey_suburbia hey_suburbia

    I believe, IKEA.

    I’d like a smaller one, because there’s about a foot of extra space in front of the TV now.

    @Shonoboy, I’ll get that press pass. Stay tuned.

  • http://wiinintendo.net/index.php?s=hey_suburbia hey_suburbia

    I believe, IKEA.

    I’d like a smaller one, because there’s about a foot of extra space in front of the TV now.

    @Shonoboy, I’ll get that press pass. Stay tuned.

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    I have my Bravia mounted, though the component cables are visibly dangling down the wall. I might want to cover that with something standing tall. Anyway, looking forward to that Nintendo Online Press. :D/

    // Roth

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    I have my Bravia mounted, though the component cables are visibly dangling down the wall. I might want to cover that with something standing tall. Anyway, looking forward to that Nintendo Online Press. \:D/

    // Roth

  • Pete

    @Roth

    I’d like to mount my TV, but my walls are for sh!t. I’d need a stand or some sort of shelf unit for my DVD, VCR & Wii anyway…

  • Pete

    @Roth

    I’d like to mount my TV, but my walls are for sh!t. I’d need a stand or some sort of shelf unit for my DVD, VCR & Wii anyway…

  • matthew

    mickey I have a pretty similar Ikea entertainment center, but it’s a bit smaller.

    you know, since we’re giving furniture tips. haha

  • matthew

    mickey I have a pretty similar Ikea entertainment center, but it’s a bit smaller.

    you know, since we’re giving furniture tips. haha

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  • al con

    fail people you stink

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