Not So New, but Handy Stocking Stuffer – “2007 Edition WII WSOP:TOC”

December 22, 2008 - by Admin · Filed Under LIPS Tour, Poker Resources Leave a Comment 

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Still in need of a last minute gift for that WII fan and/or poker player in your life? (Or perhaps a – To: Me, Love: Me gift!).

Have you thought about the 2007 version of Nintendo WII’s World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions as a stocking stuffer?

Several poker blogs/sites are reporting that this WII poker game has “just been released” or have given the impression that it’s a brand new version.  However, this version has actually been around for quite a few months.

Anyways, the 2007 version expands on the 2006 version in that it has a “storyline-based career mode”.  The premise of the game has players competing in a virtual World Series of Poker Circuit. Players will be qualifying for an opportunity to play in the virtual Tournament of Championship at the Rio in Las Vegas.

WSOP 5-time bracelet winner Chris “Jesus” Ferguson will act as the players’ mentor.  And what a mentor he is at that – he has won his fair share of WSOP bracelets and has one of the top ITM records in WSOP history. Not mentioning other live events; only that of the WSOP and WSOP Circuit events, Ferguson has won more than $4 Million dollars.  He definitely is a prime endorser of the game, and being that you can buy it in the store instead of doing your standard poker download, you can see why it can be a little appealing and more different than your regular online poker room.

Perhaps the graphics quality isn’t that great (afterall, it’s not Xbox360!), but if you’re a WII fan, then you already know this from other games.  The 2007 version features “first-ever unlockable poker tools – odds of   hitting hand, ranking of your hand, even stats on your opponent’s style of play”.  Players will have the chance to challenge several poker pros (25 pros as compared to 12), such as Joe Hachem; former WSOP Champion and WPT Champion (a honor currently only bestowed to four players), the ever-controversial Scotty Nguyen, Antonio Esfandiari, TJ Cloutier and; women poker players, Clonie Gowen, Kristy Gazes and Jennifer Tilly.

The median price point for the game is $29.99.

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