Anyone have a Nintendo Wii?

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  1. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    We have an X Box but I was thinking of getting my Son a Wii for his birthday in a few weeks. He will be 7.

    Do any of you own the Wii? Would you say it is a good system?
    The pros and cons.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Zakariya04 and it was Valued Senior Member

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    now you come to mention it, i have just order a new phone and contract and am getting a WII free!!!!

    how cool is that????

    Once i have done an analsyis i will give you the verdict
     
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    We have one and they are good fun. However, they are no good for playing on your own. You need two people or more to get the most out of it.

    To me the wii has injected fun back into gaming.
     
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    Hey Zak....

    Wow really? Damn how much was this phone? that you get a free Wii!
     
  8. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Ok, So it wouldn't be good for him to play by himself? Why?
     
  9. Zakariya04 and it was Valued Senior Member

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    well obviously there must be catch somewhere but i am on a £30 monthly contract whcih i am getting the company to pay for the phone is anokia 6300 or something..

    i didnt actually ask how long the contrat is but itsa bound to be for a 1000 years or something!!!
     
  10. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    He probably had to sign a 5 year contract. At least 3 years, I bet.
     
  11. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Oh for sure, they don't give you anything for nothing!
     
  12. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Its mainly based on two or more player games. What it lacks in graphics etc it makes up for in interactions between players. Its all part of aiming it for a new market as most gamers these days who play together play online which is very diff to two people playing on the same system.
     
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    It's fun it first but grows tiresome fairly quickly.
    Of course I'm not an 7 year old.. lol

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    The Wii is a fun console. I've been playing it around my mates this past week. On Monday we played darts on the Wii for about 5-6 hours. We played that Mario vs. Sonic game as well for a good hour or two. Time just flys when you play it, seriously, it is a lot of fun.

    With some of the games you get a warning saying stuff like 'take a break', this is basically for kids - some of the games actually get you out of breath and working up a sweat. My wrist and right thumb were as sore as hell when I finished the other day.

    In a nutshell, the Wii is a fun console for all the family. I think you and your son would both enjoy it.
     
  15. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Warning "take a break" that is kinda funny. Guess they don't want the old fukers dropping dead of a heart attack. lol

    Well he has an older brother to play with him, and quite a few friends. That is why I thought this one might be good for him. My older one really wants XBOX 360. I said no because we already have an XBOX with tons of games.
    I thought the games for the Wii look cool and there are alot more that a 7 yr old could play. I don't play the XBOX games because most are just too complicated, and I don't have the interest. I think that I would play more of the Wii games though.
    I like the price point better than the PS3 and XBOX360 too. I guess it will all add up though, by the time I get a few controllers and accessories.

    Speaking of that can you tell me what Accessories are good ones to pick up?
     
  16. Ghost_007 Registered Senior Member

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    It can be exhausting, believe me. In the Mario vs Sonic game you have to move the remote and joystick up and down really fast. I played for hours without eating and after a while my arms turned to jelly, my hand was shaking all over the place. When it came to the darts I couldn’t throw straight.

    If you're expecting both your sons to play with more friends, you should expect alot of noise and commotion. For some of the games you have to actually stand up and swing your arms around, sometimes the remote and joystick can end up being thrown around the room (though there is a wrist strap on the remote). Something mums should be aware of.


    You get one remote and one joystick with the Wii Console, you’ll definitely have to buy a few more remotes and joysticks (they take AA batteries), you may have to buy other accessories with certain games but at this point I'd say leave them - the remote and joystick will be enough.
     
  17. Reiku Banned Banned

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    A free Wii???? You lucky _____!!!!!

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  18. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    shorty i would sugest you dont, purly because my brother (who is 23 BTW) has almost managed to put the controler through his plazma on ALOT of occasions

    i would doubt that a child would have as much control or the reflexes as he does when the cable snaps (ok my brother IS a bit of a child

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    but this doesnt invalidate my point)
     
  19. Reiku Banned Banned

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    WTF??? Really?
     
  20. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    yea the hand straps are crap, infact the ACCC was thinking about withdrawing them from the market until nintendo has fixed the problem. There have been LOTS of cases of broken windows, people hit in the head, smashes plazmas from them
     
  21. Reiku Banned Banned

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    OOOOOhhh... yeh... i heard something about that on the news... real bad they are.
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    My son has one and LOVES it. His friends have other systems, but they always seem to be here playing with him on his Wii.

    I just asked my son if he has ever thrown his remote while playing and he said "What? Takes a certain kind of idiot to do that"
    I suppose if you can hang onto a baseball bat, you should be able to hang onto a Wii remote.
     
  23. Reiku Banned Banned

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    It takes an idiot...

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    Oh dear... Asgaurd... that's you and your bro told

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