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Uh oh, now I want a Wii!

April 21st, 2008 at 05:19 pm

First, just so you all know, I mentally pronounced 'Wii' as Why I' because I read about it long before I ever met anyone who had one, and still to this day have never seen or heard a commercial for one. So given the phonetic options of how to pronounce the name I cannot possibly call it a 'wee' because I do not want to play with any ones 'wee' I potty trained my kids rather early to avoid having any extra 'wee' in the house, I most certainly would never pay to play with 'wee'!

So why do I want a Why-I? because it has a yoga board thingie (for me) ...and hockey (for my husband and son) And this cool guitar! (for all of us)...not to mention 'dancing with the stars' if they figured out how to really interpret the dancing of a person and put it on screen I would LOVE to learn to dance at home.

And how did I find out about these cool games? I read an ad..I was sitting at the table at my in laws, my kids were occupied, I was eating, Husband was downstairs playing a basketball game, and the BIL was watching I am a television addict, I can become engrossed in nearly any TV, just because it is on..but racing? sorry, watching a car drive in circles brings up nightmares of being lost, not entertainment.

So I searched for something to read (no I couldn't possible eat without distraction, though I know it would be good for my weight)..options were: an old report card, (she had all A's but for one B-nothing else to read really) or there in the candy bowl was a magazine advertising different games (don't ask me why mags are stored in the candy bowl, it is husbands family). I figured at least it would have some words.

Well it had mostly pictures and prices, apparently games get sold by price and graphics game literally didn't bother to tell you what on earth you did it was just a fancy title and a price. The title was nonspecific as to the game, just another generic fantasy name. So was it fps? or adventure? or the weird non car racing type? I suppose I will never know.

And BTW who cares if there are cool bosses if you have no idea how to defeat said bosses? Are all console games basically the same so that console players already know the type of battles they will be in? considering I have never seen a strategy game or building game for them I guess it may be true (even the various Sim incarnations are imports, and I don't think WOW type games ever make it to consoles? though I could be wrong)

Anyway, having read the entire magazine I still do not know what most of the games can do...but at least it drowned out the racing.

And I still have absolutely no intentions of buying a gaming system for a bazillion dollars. Sorry no ad is that good.

6 Responses to “Uh oh, now I want a Wii!”

  1. pjmama Says:

    hahahaha. As a videogame dork, I can honestly say even I'm not sure what many of those games do. I dont own a console anymore, but I do miss the wii I once had. Incredibly fun system, and really the only one that I would reccomend to anyone. I did get to play a friend's system the other day-- racing! Lucky for us, it wasn't nascar, though, I got to take lots of turns!

  2. nanamom Says:

    We have a friend who has one and they love it. I never understood the video game concept. I joined a games group online at another site and discovered it was all video gamers, we board/card gamers are really outnumbered. Wonder how long it will be until someone "discovers" the great idea of playing cards again!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Muahaha. Nintendo's rampage swallows another family of converts into its fold.

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    I played my sister's Wii over the holidays and I have to admit it was fun. But I think my husband would banish me from the house if I bought a Wii. We would have to keep it locked up from Mini Me, who I know would become addicted to it....

  5. shiela Says:

    We got one and it's great. I can't wait to get the Wii Fitness. Our friends actually ask to come over to play with it. You don't even have to be playing to have fun, just watching others really get into it is so funny. We love it.

  6. princessperky Says:

    Well I still can't see the point of endless battle games, I do like the sports and fitness aspect.

    But like I said not going to spend a bazillion dollars on it maybe when the Why-I 5 comes out I will buy the origional Smile

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