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Old 11-24-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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to Wii or not to Wii??

My wife is advocating that we get a Wii for the family for Christmas. The kids are 7 and 4 1/2. I am against mindless video games for the kids. This would be a "family time" thing for all of us.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

100% yes. The Wii games are not mindless, they are also great for cordination and exercise for the kids depening on what you get. You can also get all the Movies you can watch when you want to watch them through Netflix on the Wii.
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

We have a Wii and a PS2 the Wii doesn't see much use other than watching Netflix movies. We don't have very many games for it either though too.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

My Kids love the Wii...and alot of the games have good problem solving. It's also another thing to take away when they are in trouble.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:08 AM   #5
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Dave, I like the way you think!
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

Get one, or have your kids hate you.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

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Get one, or have your kids hate you.
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They probably hate him already...
They can play it after there farm chores are done besides after you stock the fridge with the neighbors pig and cow you'll have all kinds of extra cash to spend on the Wii
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Like I said, Dave, I like the way you think!
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:25 PM   #9
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

I'm not into wii for gaming, it does a killer job on Netflix. I like it. It is fun to play games on it, but the new games are big bucks.

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:00 PM   #10
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Well it so happens I have some chubby grand chillins who will hop around and gets some excercize on a Wii. Got to be a good thang.

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

This is how Larry bowls.

We have it...kids like it. I wish I had done the xbox but the Wii is fun.

It will be interesting to see the Wii on a 60" LED I'm getting for myself.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:09 PM   #12
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I'd be worried my daughter would lose her imagination. Which is still very intact.
Old school values I guess. My daughter and her friends still play together without video games.
I had a whole store and a carnival (complete with prizes) set up on my patio yesterday. Just sayin'.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #13
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

You should have a pretend bbq place next to it and pretend to be a bbq pitmaster. Now how insane is that?? Just sayin'.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:14 PM   #14
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

You should go for it this holiday season in particular. The popularity of the Wii has dropped off and retailers should be making good deals on them. Just read an article in the LA Times on how sales for the Wii are way off.

Here's a link to the article http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-1 ... 9702.story
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:02 PM   #15
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You should have a pretend bbq place next to it and pretend to be a bbq pitmaster. Now how insane is that?? Just sayin'.
We'd have to drive all the way to Ohio for that. :P
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:09 PM   #16
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Re: to Wii or not to Wii??

Well technology has advanced a leap or two since we last spoke of the Wii. Mama done tole me they got em out now which uses kinect energy to spot and track you using infared. It like a Wii on steroids. You dont need a mat or any controllers. Its an XBox Connect. Get that. Best of fortunes to you sir.

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