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Is Wii cool? Yeah Man, Wii's Cool.

Updated on May 15, 2009

Silly Gamer...Wii is for Kids!

As someone who grew up playing Pong, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Defender, I am constantly amazed by the games out today. Well, I have been amazed once more!

As an early Christmas gift from my in-laws, my wife and I received a Wii about a week ago. After much hesitation (and watching my wife play), I tried it last night...and I am hooked!

Playstation and Xbox and Wii....Oh My!!!

Over the last few years, I have been (and still am) a Playstation and Xbox fan. It seems to me that the Nintendo gaming systems were geared toward little kids. The lack of adult-geared games from Nintendo have turned me off to their systems. The last Nintendo system I owned was the very first generation (oh soooo long ago). So, up until a week ago, I have only owned a PS2 and I have been happy with it.  But...I found the Wii very fun to play. I like the interactivity of the gameplay.

Indoor Sports

Our gift came with Wii Sports and Wii Fit. Last night I tried out the Wii Sports and I had a blast! Wii Sports includes baseball, bowling, boxing, tennis and golf. The interaction between the gamer and the game is awesome. You physically play these games with a handheld remote that can somehow transmit your movement to a sensor placed close to the TV and is integrated into the game-play (eat your heart out Pong!).

With the golf game, you hold and swing the remote like you would a golf club. Same with the baseball and tennis games. The bowling you hold the remote up to your chest, holding the B button, and then go through the motions of rolling the ball, letting go of the B button when you would actually let go of the ball.

The boxing I had a little trouble with but I may just need some practice. The sensor seemed to have trouble reading my lightening-fast moves and power-packed punches. Maybe with a little practice, I can ease up on my ninja-like blows and reflexes.

Exercise is Fun? No Way?!?!

I actually worked up a sweat playing the boxing and tennis games and I have not even tried the Wii Fit yet! Have I found a fun way to get a workout? I think I have! Now that I have tried out this Wii, I cannot imagine any reason to go outside anymore.

To my friends and family: I am sorry for my future neglect of you. But next time you see me, I will be in great physical shape. I may need clean clothes, a shave and a shower but my body will be that of a Greek god.


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    • imadork profile image

      imadork 8 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Sorry Blowballs. I will do that for you right now. Damn...and I thought I was a dork. I believe you take the cake. By the way...I would like to see you talk to me like that to my face, pussy.

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      blowballs 8 years ago

      By the hold the "B" button to hang on to the ball before letting it go in bowling...not the "A" button genius. May wanna correct that on your nintendo-ass-kissing rampage you've posted here Wii Wii sucker.

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      newcapo 8 years ago

      We're getting a Wii -- it counts as exercise, right? Great review.

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      Miranda Rights 9 years ago from In the New Zealand, where the vampire sheeps are...

      You have what are clearly the best in laws in the histoy of the planet.

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      imadork 9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Blowballs: I know that the Wii is the only console of "The Big Three" that doesn't play in HD. That sucks but it is still fun to play.

      Ardie: LOL!!!

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      Sondra 9 years ago from Neverland

      I want a Wii and the body of a Greek god. Not on me of course...or maybe :) Anyways, good hub. It makes me want a Wii even more!

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      blowballs 9 years ago

      Wii is not even HD ready? How is that a good thing in our time and age of high definition and crystal clear MASSIVE TVs? Yeah....good job Nintendo! Way to be up on the crest of technology!

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      goldentoad 9 years ago from Free and running....

      I am against video games but the kids exercise their asses off with the Wii. I recommend it too.