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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #135 on: December 07, 2010, 09:05:13 AM »

I escaped the Pokemon hell game...the boy wants Sonic Colors instead.  So I picked up Sonic Colors and Batman The Brave and the Bold for 70 bucks.  Christmas shopping is done.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #136 on: December 14, 2010, 09:37:41 AM »

This week, it's a $30 gift card at Best Buy for buying 2 Wii games $39.99 or more.

Sadly, all of our Christmas shopping is done.
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« Reply #137 on: December 14, 2010, 09:45:35 AM »

I hate this time of year when I get all cocky and proud of myself for the great buy's I've made and get undercut by an even better deal.  I got some stuff online from the Disney Store for 15% off with free shipping.  Found it 15 bucks cheaper at Target last week.  ARRGH!

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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #138 on: January 07, 2011, 09:14:05 AM »

The new Epic Mickey game looks awesome.
They had the guy who did the score on NPR the other night and it sounded awesome too.
They did a retool of the "it's a small world" theme that was pretty cool
All the reviews of that have been very positive. If I had a Wii, it'd be on my "must buy" list... it looks like a blast.
Hee!! Since I just got a Wii, now I can get Epic Mickey! Goodbye freetime!!   ;D
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Butter

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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #139 on: June 09, 2011, 12:31:10 PM »

So, the new Wii was unveiled.  The controller looks like this:



So it's going to be like eleventy billion dollars.
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« Reply #140 on: June 09, 2011, 12:40:24 PM »

I think it would be a cool add-on, but I just can't imagine using that as the main controller.  The thing is going to weigh a ton for a controller, and is big and unwieldy.  It's going to be like holding a tablet in your hands for 2 hours, which I just don't think is going to be a pleasant experience. 

I have a feeling this is going to be like the Wii in a lot of ways.  It is probably going to be hugely popular when it comes out, but if you look at it in a couple years, no one is buying games or playing it much at all.   
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #141 on: June 09, 2011, 01:22:23 PM »

I have a feeling this is going to be like the Wii in a lot of ways.  It is probably going to be hugely popular when it comes out, but if you look at it in a couple years, no one is buying games or playing it much at all.   

Say what?  This is not true of anybody I know that has one.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #142 on: June 09, 2011, 02:33:15 PM »

Maybe you know more people with kids that have them, but almost everyone I know only plays it when they have a party or some kind of gathering.  I know of 5 or 6 people I work with that haven't turned the system on in 5 or 6 months.  There just aren't that many good games for the Wii beyond the Nintendo made games to keep people playing.  It is excellent at being a party system, but I don't think it is that good at being a real gaming system.

I should add that Nintendo makes their money off the sale of the console (as compared to MS and Sony who make most of their money on game sales), so they are fine with this.  But when you have a console that doesn't sell as many games, it is hard to convince third party developers to invest a lot of money to make great games for it.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #143 on: June 09, 2011, 02:58:02 PM »

Well, I think it's aimed at kids and being a party game platform.

I think most people that have them, think everything but the nintendo based games suck for what they want anyway... I know I do.  Most people that want something else have the MS or PS console as well, and are happy to do so.

So, rather than it being a failure, you're just not the system's market.  Big difference.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #144 on: June 19, 2011, 10:37:20 PM »

We are also people who take a million years to solve a game...if we ever solve a game.  We're not what you'd call "good" anymore.

We did beat the first Mario Galaxy, but we skipped a whole...solar system or whatever.  The top room on the spaceship star planet thing.  I did beat Super Smash Brothers Mele which was awesome, and I felt all accomplished, but other than that, I can't think of any that we've actually BEAT.  But, we've gotten a lot of party type games, so we like those a lot.  Mario Party is super fun.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #145 on: May 29, 2012, 08:49:41 AM »

So, now that Ethan and Alex are 12 and 10, I think it may be time to sell this off before the new HD one comes out and it becomes essentially worthless.  It was a good run, Wii.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #146 on: June 25, 2012, 01:41:24 PM »

Sold this off, along with all the Wii games, some DS games and some XBOX360 games.  Got nearly $600 for it, so we got a PS3 and 11 games.  My kids are pretty happy.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #147 on: June 25, 2012, 05:37:17 PM »

Awesome, what games did you get? I'd recommend Ratchet & Clank for the kids and Uncharted for everyone.
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Re: Nintendo Wii
« Reply #148 on: June 26, 2012, 07:38:47 AM »

Two Ratchet and Clank games, I think we got Uncharted 2... also, Batman: Arkham City, Little Big Planet, inFamous2, a couple of sports ones, Lego Indiana Jones 2, and I can't remember the other couple of games.

Batman: Arkham City is a little rough for them, so we are steering clear of that one so far.... but I really enjoy that one.
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« Reply #149 on: June 26, 2012, 12:47:07 PM »

I'd recommend picking up the first Uncharted game for cheap, too, because the story (or rather, the characters' back stories) continues on into the second game a bit. Apologies for derailing the thread from the Wii track ;)
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