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gotta knit
01-03-2010, 09:02 PM
This is so much fun!

Got one for the kids for Christmas and have finally had some time to play with it. This could seriously cut into my knitting time though.

meowmeowmeow
01-03-2010, 09:34 PM
I have a Wii, xbox, xbox360, game cube, Nintendo64,original Nintendo Entertainment System, and I have a PS3 in the mail on its way to me....and my bf has a bunch of game boys from different eras in storage.I don't know what happened to my SuperNES :/or the ps2.

I might get rid of some of the older systems...but I think my bf kind of has a dream of one day getting a much larger entertainment system where we can mount all the game systems and assign them to their own inputs to play any time instead of having half in the closet.

So many games @_@.Such little time @_@.

I don't know why but I really like Trauma Center for the Wii.Mostly its just funny.If you don't have some version of Mario Party yet, run and grab it now!

debminerva
01-03-2010, 09:46 PM
I love my Wii and this year, I'm using it to get in shape. I have EA Sports Active for the Wii. Also, I have Dance, Dance Revolution and I'm going to drag it out to get my blood pumping.

saracidaltendencies
01-03-2010, 11:14 PM
I too have a Wii that I LOVE and we just got Rock Band 2 for Christmas but can't play it anymore until we get new controllers...One of 'em died a while ago, the 2nd controller died today :( I'm going through Rock Band withdrawal...hahaha

Debkcs
01-04-2010, 06:09 AM
My son put a buck into a raffle and won one! It's a blast,and now I want one.

LizzieK8
01-04-2010, 08:00 AM
I've been using Wii Fit, Wii Fit+ and Wii Active since February last year. Along with a good food plan, I've lost over 80 lbs. I've never played any games on it except some from Wii Sports.....

melmac51
01-04-2010, 12:05 PM
My daughter got one for Christmas, and brought it over to our house over the holidays. We had great fun! I wouldn't mind getting one for the wii fit stuff. We bowled, golfed, played Mario Bros. (and yes, it could cut into knitting/crocheting time)

gotta knit
01-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Way to go on the weight loss Lizzie! We got the Wii fit+ too.

As far as other games, a relative gave us one of the Mario Party ones and several others. Haven't had a chance to even try those yet.

OffJumpsJack
01-04-2010, 02:05 PM
...we received a Wii for Christmas. This year we received more games for it.

We still have our Nintendo Game Cube.

linknit41
01-04-2010, 08:37 PM
we got one last March, and have a great time bowling and playing pool. This year we bought Wii Fit + and are enjoying it also. Realy like the Island Cycling, as i love cycling. My daughter and her family also have one and the kids have as much fun making "Miis" as they do playing the games!! linknit41

traceleighj
01-04-2010, 09:34 PM
We got one in November- the day the price came down. My dad was LIVID as we just ruined our Christmas present, and mom was mad b/c now Dad wants one. Ha ha!
I LOVE bowling and we also have Wii Resort and Toy Story Mania- just like the ride at WDW. Now, I want a Wii Fit.

HollyP
01-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Love my wii!!! I really need to get back into using the Wii fit and Active. Lately I have been playing a lot of the new Mario Bros game and family game night Yahtzee.

cheley
01-06-2010, 11:46 AM
Love my wii!!! I really need to get back into using the Wii fit and Active. Lately I have been playing a lot of the new Mario Bros game and family game night Yahtzee. Yep..Santa brought us one too....Can't wait to get WI fit....also, can't wait till the controller flies out of someones hand and crashes into the Flat Screen and Glass Doors on my Entertainment System:roflhard:

Ronda
01-07-2010, 07:49 AM
Love my wii!!! I really need to get back into using the Wii fit and Active. Lately I have been playing a lot of the new Mario Bros game and family game night Yahtzee.

Yahtzee for the Wii?! I'm going to have to look into that!

I have Wii Fit. I like it, mostly the yoga part. I am used to working out for 30 to 40 minutes on my elliptical machine. My heart rate gets up to 140 to 150 beats per minute when I work out. I'm also used to step aerobics. To me, Wii Fit isn't the work out I'm used to. Is Wii Active any different?

meowmeowmeow
01-07-2010, 07:37 PM
Yep..Santa brought us one too....Can't wait to get WI fit....also, can't wait till the controller flies out of someones hand and crashes into the Flat Screen and Glass Doors on my Entertainment System:roflhard:

Oh it's been done hundreds of times, though rarely captured on camera. My cousin Amber had a party where the wii was the main event back when it just came out.Someone thought the little wrist strap was an unnecessary safety precaution...but then he flung the controller into the ceiling and got it stuck IN there during bowling. >_>

Then there's this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vnmeTqZcwc). I've had nightmares T_T

treegardner
01-07-2010, 08:25 PM
We have a Wii and love it. We brought it over to my parents' house and then my dad went out the next day and bought one. We have Sports Resort, Fit, Toy Story Midway Mania, and the new Mario Bros.

HollyP
01-08-2010, 01:56 PM
Yahtzee is on Hasbro Family Game Night. It also has Sorry, Battleship, Boggle, Connect Four, and Sorry Sliders. My whole family spent half the day on Christmas Eve playing Yahtzee, Sorry , and Battleship. It really took us back to our childhoods in the 80/90s.

gotta knit
01-08-2010, 09:13 PM
Family game night on a gaming system?
I think I need it more hands on and REAL (like actually tossing the dice). Why not just pull out the ACTUAL board games?!

For those with the wii fit - is your wii fit age close to your actual age most or even some of the time? I've only been at it for 6 days, and my age has ranged from 16 under to 18 over, close only once.
And I'm getting a little tired of being called 'unbalanced'!

Jan in CA
01-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Family game night on a gaming system?
I think I need it more hands on and REAL (like actually tossing the dice). Why not just pull out the ACTUAL board games?!


Because the point of family game night is to get together as a family and play a game. It's about doing something together and it doesn't matter what it is.

treegardner
01-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Family game night on a gaming system?
I think I need it more hands on and REAL (like actually tossing the dice). Why not just pull out the ACTUAL board games?!

For those with the wii fit - is your wii fit age close to your actual age most or even some of the time? I've only been at it for 6 days, and my age has ranged from 16 under to 18 over, close only once.
And I'm getting a little tired of being called 'unbalanced'!

My Wii Fit age was way off until I started working out on it more and improved my balance. Now it is at or below my real age.

linknit41
01-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Family game night on a gaming system?
I think I need it more hands on and REAL (like actually tossing the dice). Why not just pull out the ACTUAL board games?!

For those with the wii fit - is your wii fit age close to your actual age most or even some of the time? I've only been at it for 6 days, and my age has ranged from 16 under to 18 over, close only once.
And I'm getting a little tired of being called 'unbalanced'!

Yeah i'm unbalanced too--and don't youhate when the screen comes up "that isn't your forte'! aargh! my fit age is usually between 7- to 11 years OVER, bummer, but one day i hit 55, and i am 68. I have only been at it about 7 days. Do enjoy it tho. linknit41

linknit41
01-10-2010, 08:19 PM
Yep..Santa brought us one too....Can't wait to get WI fit....also, can't wait till the controller flies out of someones hand and crashes into the Flat Screen and Glass Doors on my Entertainment System:roflhard:

Yeah, well, that's what the little strap is for. I hear they are coming out with a Wii for Dummies in March2010!!!!! linknit41

AngelaR
01-10-2010, 09:41 PM
We got a Wii in 2008 for my daughter's graduation from high school. We also own all the PlayStation flavors, XBox and XBox 360.

I love the WiiFit and do yoga on it daily to stretch. It's helped my frozen shoulder... some, but it's just fun and relaxing. I will still keep up with it when I start back swimming when the doc gives me the go ahead next month.

I tease my kids that I'm just waiting for the WiiKnit to come out.

vaknitter
01-11-2010, 02:39 PM
I realize I am the odd person out here, but I really don't like the Wii. The only gaming system I ever owned was an Atari - and the only games I played were frogger, river raid, pac-man and enduro. I would babysit for people who had Nintendo and I could be creamed by a 6 y/o. While home for Thanksgiving playing the Wii at my brothers house, my niece declared me "the worstest player." I have no desire to learn to be better at it either...oh well

Rosey2376
01-11-2010, 02:51 PM
For those with the wii fit - is your wii fit age close to your actual age most or even some of the time? I've only been at it for 6 days, and my age has ranged from 16 under to 18 over, close only once.
And I'm getting a little tired of being called 'unbalanced'!

Nope. It told my 3 year old (skinny active girlie) that her Wii fit age was 5. Does that mean she's 'balanced', or heavy?

Don't dare get on mine, not been on for ages, dont want it to get into the glaring read zone :aww:

Strange though, I bowl on a Wii the same way I bowl in reality. It goes wrong in exactly the same way. Bizarre.

AngelaR
01-11-2010, 04:20 PM
I was the only person in my family whose WiiFit age was lower than my actual age (which may explain my love affair with the Wii).

Last night my youngest skunked me in a Sonic Game... that I taught her to play on the old Sega Genesis back in the day. Young upstart. And she totally smoked me in a driving game. I am the suck at those.

gotta knit
01-11-2010, 04:37 PM
Nope. It told my 3 year old (skinny active girlie) that her Wii fit age was 5. Does that mean she's 'balanced', or heavy?

Strange though, I bowl on a Wii the same way I bowl in reality. It goes wrong in exactly the same way. Bizarre.


Sounds like your 3 yr old is good at the balance 'tests'.
I find the 'wii age' annoying, since it's often a test of my controller ineptitude.
Funny about the bowling. Have you tried the 100-pin on wii sports resort? It's a riot.

Angela - I'd try wiiKnit if it came out (ha ha).

Despite the annoying test results & comments on the screen, I'm still having a riot with the actual games and activities. I've never been into other gaming systems but play these individually or with my teens.

cheley
01-14-2010, 08:04 AM
Yeah, well, that's what the little strap is for. I hear they are coming out with a Wii for Dummies in March2010!!!!! linknit41 :doh: Ummmm...No Kidding!!! I know what the strap is for...Let us know how the book is..:hmm: