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Here's That Wii Curling Sim Starring Fergie You Were Asking About

If I may pass some early judgment here, this is the dumbest thing I've heard of (today).

MTV has the world exclusive on a hot new game coming to the Wii from Electronic Arts this holiday season!

It's Celebrity Sports Showdown, a Wii Sports-like minigame compilation from the team that brought you EA Playground. It's got all your favorite sports, like curling!

...?

It'll also have some skiing, a little badminton, dodgeball, volleyball, and more. Here's the video:

  


...oh yeah, the catch is that it's full of totally awesome celebrities that everyone who owns a Wii obviously loves, like Fergie (THE DUTCHESS!!!!!!), LeAnn Rimes (NOT THE DUTCHESS!!!!!!), Nelly Furtado, Keith Urban, Sugar Ray Leonard, and more.

The sad part is that the volleyball actually looks pretty good. Too bad it got weighed down with a bunch of dopey "names" that ensure that I'll never ever feel good about playing it, but then, I'm hardly the target audience for weird stuff like this, right? If I was, this game would have Ice Cube, Edward Norton, and Sid Meier in it instead.

Go read MTV's story for the actual full story, instead of me just riling myself up by thinking about how awesome a volleyball game starring Sid Meier would be.

(NOTE: Like all other videos on MTV.com, apparently this is only viewable from inside the US.)
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Posted by Jeff

MTV has the world exclusive on a hot new game coming to the Wii from Electronic Arts this holiday season!

It's Celebrity Sports Showdown, a Wii Sports-like minigame compilation from the team that brought you EA Playground. It's got all your favorite sports, like curling!

...?

It'll also have some skiing, a little badminton, dodgeball, volleyball, and more. Here's the video:

  


...oh yeah, the catch is that it's full of totally awesome celebrities that everyone who owns a Wii obviously loves, like Fergie (THE DUTCHESS!!!!!!), LeAnn Rimes (NOT THE DUTCHESS!!!!!!), Nelly Furtado, Keith Urban, Sugar Ray Leonard, and more.

The sad part is that the volleyball actually looks pretty good. Too bad it got weighed down with a bunch of dopey "names" that ensure that I'll never ever feel good about playing it, but then, I'm hardly the target audience for weird stuff like this, right? If I was, this game would have Ice Cube, Edward Norton, and Sid Meier in it instead.

Go read MTV's story for the actual full story, instead of me just riling myself up by thinking about how awesome a volleyball game starring Sid Meier would be.

(NOTE: Like all other videos on MTV.com, apparently this is only viewable from inside the US.)
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Posted by Origina1Penguin

Yea, that looks uhhh...pretty lame.

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Posted by breton

The volleyball looks like tennis, except more volleyball.

Posted by nasie

They forgot P.diddy :(  

Posted by SmAsH

Hey Jeff, I don't know if it is because I am not from the USA or what, but it says Video Not Accessible? So I'm guessing it's because I'm Canadian. : |  Is there a video viewable from youtube? or could you upload it elsewhere. Thanks in advance.

Posted by TreyoftheDead

Wow. And here I was thinking I'd have only Animal Crossing this holiday season...

Posted by PicklesOnParade

Show me the celebrity curb stomping mini game, and I'll be all over it.

Posted by piecat

BEST GAME EVER. I'll take 10 copies please.

Posted by FernBern

wtf is this shit. It looks so great.

Posted by BlazingWookie

Sweet Yamaguchi, finally!

Posted by PabloDiablo

MTV really seems to have figured out their audience

Posted by sociald1077

I don't get it. Developers can make interesting fun games for the Wii (No More Heroes, Boom Blox and the up coming Mushroom Men), but so many still put out shit like this.

Posted by Stokes
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Posted by FLStyle

That sounds really bad, I'd be ashamed to be part of the team that puts that together, and what's up with MTV videos being accessible only in the U.S?

Posted by Dj

Just when I thought EA was cool they throw it all away with stupid celebrity sport games.

Posted by thedez

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Posted by faustyn

is this a joke?! also i'm from europe and unfortunately i can watch the video ;)

Posted by bucky

...wait what???

Posted by Acid_Muffin

<__<

>__>
volleyball actually looked decent. I still wouldn't touch this game with a 10 foot pole, though.

Posted by SuperJoe

yo, keith urban gots mad hops, son

Posted by SoSerious

The volleyball and skiing look pretty decent if they didn't have those celebrities.

Posted by RedSox8933

what. the. hell. this has got to be a joke.

Posted by JackiJinx

Oh, that is hilarious. Don't think this'll be something I get.

Posted by Alphazero

Ice Cube would totally school Edward Norton playing volleyball.

This is a fact.

Posted by Railer

Video loads for me at least. Sweden here.

Posted by Kane

this game doesent look that bad, actualy this is one of the better wii games iv seen since launch

Posted by ScionofEntropy

Thoroughly uninterested in this title.

Posted by Claude

My god, that was curling and they can't see this in Canada.

Posted by MisterMouse

haha this is lollerific!!! wow i wonder if those celebs make any money off of this.

Posted by aku88

Hmm. I'm from Malaysia and the video seems to be playing fine. Though after watching it, I can't exactly say that that's a good thing.

Posted by FengShuiGod

GO LEANN AND YAMAGUCHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Wow...a minigame compilation for the Wii?! NO FUCKING WAY!

Posted by YukoAsho

EA learned their lesson when Boom Blox failed.  Stick to quick cash-ins on the Wii.

Posted by Artemis_D

...whaa?

Also, country music stars have serious hops.  LeAnn Rimes and Keith Urban were getting up there.  You see that shit?

Posted by logson

This could actually be kind of cool, in a stupid way.  Once it hits $20 I may just pick it up for the fact that some friends and I could laugh at how ridiculous the whole thing is.

Posted by LordAndrew

I'm so glad I live in Canada and can't watch that video.

Posted by LordAndrew

You know what would be even better than a crappy sports game starring Fergie? A crappy sports game starring Fergy.
Make it happen, Rare.

Posted by duxup

Awesome!  I've been saying they should have done Curling on the DS for ages... at least the Wii gets it.

Posted by duxup

Also Sid was in some of the Civ games as an adviser and later in a tutorial.  I'd so like Sid to join my party.....

Posted by Dalai

None of these so-called celebrities have anything in common... I mean, Keith Urban and Kristi Yamaguchi together in a game?  Good God that sounds awful!

Posted by LordAndrew

I think they just pulled names out of a hat and called them up to see if they'd like to be in a game.

Posted by albedos_shadow

That might be the greatest headline I've ever seen in my entire life.

Posted by aurahack

Fergie should be banned from this game. No one wants yellow snow.

Posted by hughesie27

Got the same problem, not able to watch the video.

Posted by Arkthemaniac

They should make a movie villain minigame compilation. I would love to see Hannibal Lecter spike a volleyball right into Norman Bates's face.

Now just to figure out how to get HAL in the game as a playable character...

Posted by Phr4nk0

Video works for me, and im from Australia

Posted by zitosilva

I feel so old when I have no idea who any of these "celebrities" are....

But the volley and the skiing didn't look THAT bad. Not that I'll ever play it... but they didn't.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85
Posted by Dig_Douglas_III

Fergie looks like a horse.

Posted by BombzAwai

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