December 18, 2006

Idea: A “Flying Wiimotes” Screen Saver

Flying WiimotesThe news lately has been full of reports of people’s Wii Remotes (aka “Wiimotes”) flying out of their hands and smashing into their television sets during heated gameplay with the new Nintendo Wii. Every time I hear reference to Flying Wiimotes, I keep thinking of that old Flying Toasters screen saver from the “After Dark” series that was so popular on people’s computers in the early 1990s.

So it got me thinking. Someone should combine the nostalgia of that old screen saver with this modern bit of technology history and make a Flying Wiimotes screen saver to commemorate this gaming snafu. It strikes me as a simple thing to do, but it’s just slightly beyond my programming expertise (or lack thereof). Anybody want to try their hand at it? There’s even an open source clone of the flying toasters screen saver as a starting point.

Comments

XScreenSaver wauld also be a good starting point, and is both easily extensible and widely distributed.

With the original screen saver you had people coming up with all sorts of variations. One of the variations for yours to add more depth could be flying lawyers with class action suits.

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