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    Nintendo Wii

    anybody pick one of these up might consider buying one till the rush for ps3 and xbox 360 goes down control looks alil intersting with all the motion sensoring doesn't have very many games out yet read zelda prolly best game out for it so far madden also out for it

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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    havne't gotten one yet, but i'm intrigued. and isn't metroid out? i'm a huge metroid nut from 8 bit days...

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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Can't find one yet (for my son).

    I've done some browsing on the 'net, and most of the main outlets say "unavailable", which I'm assuming their first batch is sold out.
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Unlike the PS3, though, Nintendo has supply they're shipping throughout the holidays. You should be able to get one, at sticker, before Christmas.

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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK View Post
    Unline the PS3, though, Nintendo has supply they're shipping throughout the holidays. You should be able to get one, at sticker, before Christmas.
    I hope so Matt or my 17 yr old, who is far bigger then I is gonna give me a whippin'.
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    Amazon said it sold out in one minute. My kids want this..heck I want this.
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Don't forget that Amazon may be selling a limited supply of the XBOX360 tomorrow for $100, yes one-hundred-dollars.

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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    I'd like to play one and see how well the motion sensors in the controls actuall work. There would be nothing more frustrating than to get one home and discover that all you can get the thing to do is turn left. I guess that would be OK for a Nascar game...
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Buddy of mine got one on pre-order... He already sold it on ebay.

    Said the controller only goverened the 'swing' or throw type stuff. He said the tennis game he had all you could do is swing the racket... had no control over the player lining up for the shot... the cpu handled that.

    He's also got a PS3... Sold the Wii, and kept the PS3...
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I'd like to play one and see how well the motion sensors in the controls actuall work. There would be nothing more frustrating than to get one home and discover that all you can get the thing to do is turn left. I guess that would be OK for a Nascar game...
    My roommate pre-ordered one so I've had the chance to spend some quality time with it.

    The remote and nunchuck are very intuitive and not at all frustrating. The games are very fun, especially when playing with others. There's something very cool about four people on their feet pretending to play tennis. The controls also help to make the games much more engaging because all of a sudden, you are the one swinging the tennis racket, or golf club.

    The graphics are crap, but that's what not what this system is all about. It's relatively inexpensive and a TON of fun to play. There's also a pretty good selection of games available for it right now. Although good luck finding a copy of Zelda.
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    I picked mine up on launch day and love it. I also have a 360 and have spent most of my time with the Wii. Madden is incredibly fun with the new control scheme and Zelda is, well, Zelda.

    I would highly recommend the Wii. As has been mentioned, the graphics aren't much, but they are certainly better than the PS2, Gamecube and Xbox--so they don't really hurt the experience. As for the guy's comment about the tennis game--it's a free pack in with the system, and essentially a tech demo! The game I've really enjoyed in Wii Sports (teh game included with the system) is Bowling, to which I'm currently addicted.

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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Isn't this console aimed towards chicks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Isn't this console aimed towards chicks?
    No. I'm not sure where you heard that. I will say it is aimed towards a more general audience than the hardcore gaming crowd. If you are in the latter, then the PS3 is the system for you. For the rest of us, the Wii is pure entertainment gold.

    But I do know that the PS3 isn't going to get you and three of your friends on their feet pretending they are in the finals of Wimbledon or at the bowling alley like the Wii does.
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Isn't this console aimed towards chicks?
    I would normally feel compelled to unleash a tirade in response to a comment like this. however, video games have long been the most damning proof to me that there are differences between men and women that simply cannot be overcome.
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    Re: Nintendo Wii

    I think that the innovative controllers and the generally more kid-friendly game library makes the Wii an interesting choice for people beyond the normal gamer market. I hear there are plans to develop games that appeal to people beyond the age of the gamer market as well, based on that Nintendo DS game designed to exercise the brain. I haven't bought a game console in years, but the Wii has crossed my mind. If I bought a game console, I'd prefer one with games I can play with my young children rather than games I'd probably be more comfortable playing after the kids go to bed.
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