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Make friends with 'Wii Friend Number' Facebook app


Forget about complicated telephone mnemonic devices to help you remember your sixteen-digit Wii friend code. Heck, forget about Joystiq's own lists of reader friend codes. As is often the case, where Nintendo hasn't offered a suitable solution for online gaming, gamers make their own and Sam Lu's Wii Friend Number app on Facebook is as good a solution as we've seen.

You already use Facebook to keep in touch with your pals, so rolling your console number as well as your game specific numbers (ugh) into your profile is smart thinking. Matchmaking you with your pals that have the same games, that's even smarter. Add the app and let us know if you agree in the comments.
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Motivated by either an unhealthy Messianic complex or a dearth of career opportunities (he never could decide which), Chris put his college education to good use as a carpenter before becoming editor-in-chief of Joystiq and editorial director of Joystiq's own Massively and WoW Insider.

In those roles, he's served as an IGF judge, an E3 judge, a VGA judge, and a podcast host; interviewed many of the industry's familiar faces, from Bill Gates to John Carmack; spoken at plenty of places from MIT to GDC; and appeared in or on CNN, The New York Times, BBC, all while reporting on the video game industry for the world's top gaming news and information site.

He hangs his hat in the cultural epicenter of the video game industry. Philadelphia.