Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Giveaway: 'Racquet Sports' for Wii

Ubisoft's "Racquet Sports" for the Wii offers exotic match locales.

Last weekend, Ian and I played beach tennis in Bali, badminton on safari and squash in Hawaii.

OK, so we had a little help from a review copy of Ubisoft's "Racquet Sports" for the Wii. It was still fun and a real thrill for the imagination.

In fact, we even got to try our hand -- literally -- at playing the game sans controllers, thanks to a USB camera that comes with select editions of the game. The camera plugs into the Wii console and sits on your TV.

"Racquet Sports," like most Wii offerings, is family-friendly and easy on the eyes. While players get a small workout lobbing, slicing and power serving, fun graphics also help them imagine they're playing on a Pacific island or inside a Manhattan loft.

The safari version could even be mistaken for "Survivor: Badminton," without the need to eat gross bugs or get dirty.

CC is totally fascinated, but she'll need a year or two to get the hang of it -- although Ian and I needed a few tries to get our hands to sync up with the racquets.

Can't imagine how insane we looked while flailing at the screen -- but it was so fun.

***GIVEAWAY***

I'm giving away 1 copy of Ubisoft's "Racquet Sports" ($29.99) for the Wii (without the camera included).

To enter, leave a comment below with your email address telling me your favorite racquet sport. (Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Ping-Pong, etc.)

To get an extra entry, become a fan ("Like") L.A. Story on Facebook. Be sure to leave me a second comment, telling me you did that.

Good luck, and I'll announce the winner on Friday, July 30!

UPDATE, JULY 30: Congrats to Jon Weisman, who won the Ubisoft "Racquet Sports" game!

17 comments:

Jon Weisman said...

I want to like tennis best, but I really have a soft spot for badminton and ping pong.

And we're getting my son Wii for his birthday in two weeks ... :)

Jon Weisman said...

And I've always liked L.A. Story, but now I like like it.

L.A. Story said...

Aww, thanks Jon! We like like Dodger Thoughts too. :) And happy (early) birthday to your son!

Dariela said...

Wow! This game looks very fun!! My favorite is tennis although I haven't played squash or badminton!

Dariela said...

I like LA Story in FB!

L.A. Story said...

Super fun! :) Thanks, Dariela!

Jill said...

What a fun game this sounds like! My favorite racquet sport is racquetball! Probably not on the game, but that's okay!

Jill said...

I like LA Story on Facebook!

L.A. Story said...

Thanks, Jill! Racquetball isn't there, alas, but you'll definitely use those muscles. :)

Pokie said...

Tennis for obvious reasons (I coach it). But in addition to that it is a very fun sport and I think I even may have played a little with you back in the day.

L.A. Story said...

I think I might remember that ... :)

Dana Weisman said...

Hmmm, well, I will have to say tennis. Although I have been taking lessons for almost a year and am still kinda sucky at it. That Wii game sure would help ;-)

Dana Weisman said...

Just liked ya on FB!

L.A. Story said...

Thanks, Dana! It's doubles from the Weisman crew, I love it! :)

@GoodCompany said...

Tennis is my favorite. I used to be on the varsity team, but now I would probably swing and miss. Maybe Wii can help me get back on form. :)

L.A. Story said...

Thanks @GC! I hadn't really played since my teen years (eek!), and it was still lots of fun.

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