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tiedeman
11-27-2006, 07:58 PM
YES!!! My wife just gave me an early Christmas gift...the Nintendo Wii. That is an awesome console!

Billz
11-27-2006, 11:18 PM
what is special about it? i have always used playstations consoles and liked them. Is it comparable to the playstation 3 or the xbox 360?

Steve
11-28-2006, 09:10 AM
How do you like that motion sensitive controller?

http://www.dlmag.com/gallery/.gallery_files_storage/3/2/revoultion-wii-controller.jpg

tiedeman
11-28-2006, 01:36 PM
The motion sensor control is a little tricky to get used to at first, but after a while it's very easy. I got the demo Wii sports game with the console, which has baseball, tennis, boxing, bowling, golf. And you have to use the sensor control for all of them. Swinging the bat and pitching the ball, rolling the bowling ball, swinging the tennis racket, and punching in boxing.

I have not used the PS3 or Xbox360 yet, but as far as I can tell, it is way ahead of it's time in sensor controls and game custom design. For example, you can design your own character in the Wii main menu, and then that character shows up in other games. You can also play your gamecube games on the Wii as well. It has controller hook ups for the game cube, and memory card slots for the game cube.

Now I own the PSP, PS, PS2, XBOX, Game Cube, Nintendo Advance, NES, and the N64...and compared to all of them, this is totally ahead of it's time.

It is very tiny as well.

tiedeman
11-28-2006, 01:37 PM
here is a picture next to the Game Cube and PS2. Don't mind the dust and the birthday cards on the tv

Billz
11-28-2006, 09:17 PM
wow, that looks cool! Was the price comparable to the 600 for the ps3?

tiedeman
11-28-2006, 09:26 PM
Well, my wife bought it off from ebay from a guy that only paid $249.00 for it. My wife ended up paying like $500 to $600 I think.


Other great things about the Wii is that you can download games right to the console, and actually play other games from other systems on it. You can also earn points by playing games or buying certain games. You then take those points online and download games with those points.

tiedeman
11-28-2006, 09:27 PM
Wii website (http://wii.nintendo.com/)

Here is their site

Steve
11-29-2006, 01:30 PM
Can you play against others like across the internet or some kind of network?

tiedeman
11-29-2006, 07:36 PM
yes

Steve
11-30-2006, 02:03 AM
That is really neat.

What's your current favorite game?

tiedeman
11-30-2006, 09:09 AM
Well, currently I still am only playing the Wii sports demo that came with it. I have to wait until Christmas to get any other games.

Steve
11-30-2006, 03:57 PM
Whoops I forgot http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif That would make sense.

Let me know what you think of it when you start using the games you get.

tiedeman
12-02-2006, 01:34 PM
Not a problem

Steve
12-07-2006, 09:45 AM
Looks like a lot of gamers are losing control of their controllers!

Check out this site.

http://wiihaveaproblem.com/

tiedeman
12-07-2006, 12:10 PM
Trust me, the strap on the controller defintely comes in handy. Last week when I was playing bowling on the Wii the controller slipped out of my hand, and would have broke my picture if it was not for the strap.

But before each game a screen pops up telling you exactly to loop the strap around you and everything. So as far as disclaimers are, the Wii has them all over the place.

Steve
12-07-2006, 07:47 PM
Do you like the design of the controller? Is it shaped well to be used when doing all these moving activities? Or could it have been designed better?

tiedeman
12-07-2006, 09:20 PM
I personally think that the controller is designed perfectly