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Check Mii Out launched on Wii

Check Mii Out launched on Wii

The new Check Mii Out channel is a social game built around the Mii creation system already on the Wii.

Nintendo has launched a new WiiWare channel called Check Mii Out (see what they did there?) which lets users create and vote on Miis created around a set theme.

The channel was launched just yesterday and is available to any online-connected users for free.

Check Mii Out is a 'social game' which is built around the avatar-creation system already present on the Wii. When users start the game they select a primary Mii to serve as the 'artisan', which serves as a signature for all other creations according to Joystiq. After an artisan is chosen players can head to either the Posting Plaza or the Contests area.

The Posting Plaza lets players look at a random selection of Miis from their area as well as the most popular Miis in the world. Players get a chance to rank Miis and can copy or import them to their own system. Players are also encouraged to post their own Miis for rating.

In the Contests Area, players have to build Miis around a specific theme and are given six days to come up with the best Mii the can. Then people vote, a winner is chosen and the whole thing goes round again.

The first and only contest at the moment is 'Mario without his cap', which is admittedly even less thrilling than it sounds.

As the Joystiq guys point out, the easiest way to get a feel for the channel is to see it in action - so check out this video if you're really that desperate to know how it all works. Then, when you're properly informed, you can drop your comments in the forums.

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hughwi 12th November 2007, 10:25 Quote
Boring hell! Surely if you have a Wii at your disposal, you can come up with better things to do than make avatars and then rate them? I would take bowling or golf anyday!
keir 12th November 2007, 10:40 Quote
Yeah doesn't look very fun at all.
Veles 12th November 2007, 11:34 Quote
That's what I thought about the everybody votes channel but it became a tradition of ours to check that out before playing a game back home. We also like making Mii's as a group occasionally, all chipping in to try and think of a way to make a Mii based on a character, we've made a few, Chewbacca, Zoidberg and Rock Lee to name a few, it's actually quite fun.
Mentai 12th November 2007, 12:09 Quote
I can imagine if I had a wii my sister getting into this... Another good attempt to diversify by Nintendo imo, even if it would bore the hell out of me personally.
DXR_13KE 12th November 2007, 12:40 Quote
there are the people that like MMORPGs, there are the people that like BDSM, some people like to dress up dolls.... this "check mii out" thing is kind of valid in the current state of the world...
completemadness 12th November 2007, 18:30 Quote
This assumes you can even buy a wii .... let alone anything to go with it
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