Curling with Avril Lavigne

EA are pushing the boundaries by releasing a sports-based party game for the Wii. But get this: it features celebrities. Celebrities like these: American female singers and people I don’t know. You want a proper list? Alright then:

  • Fergie
  • Avril Lavigne
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Keith Urban
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Paul Pierce
  • Mia Hamm
  • Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Reggie Bush
  • Sugar Ray Leonard

Anyone care to enlighten me on who most of those are? I don’t care enough to look myself. But you might as well have a list of events while I’m at it:

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Inner-Tubing
  • Wild Water Canoeing
  • Hurdle Derby
  • Slalom Showdown
  • Cliff Hangers
  • Smash Badminton
  • Rapid Fire Archery
  • Joust Duel
  • Curling
  • Arena Dodgeball
  • Air Racers

The game – Celebrity Sports Showdown, due in time for Christmas – is part of the EA SPORTS Freestyle sub-brand, for casual sports games.

I should think this is all unbearably awful, but do you know what? I’m half intrigued. The North American-centric celebrity line-up probably means it won’t be as a big a success in the UK as it might have been, but the idea of playing Smash Badminton against Avril Lavigne isn’t intrinsically unappealing. I know it should be, but it isn’t. So kill me.


Jake has been here since the beginning, with hundreds of reviews and countless other guff to his name. These days, not so consistent.

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