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May 9th, 2008

Wii Are Hooked

So yesterday my stimulus check from the govm't came in - a whopping $600 - and right after work Baret and I headed out and bought my Wii.

Until we un-boxed and set up my own Wii console, I had never even held a Wii remote controller in my hand before, much less attempted to play any games on this new-fangled console. I was giddy with excitement, as only a true gamer can be when trying out an entirely new style of gameplay and learning the ins and outs of a brand new gaming console.

To say I was not disappointed would be putting it lightly. To say I am absolutely, madly in love with my Wii still might not cover the depth of my true feelings.

We had everything hooked up and ready to go around 8pm and, from there on, commenced to play - non-stop - until 3:30am (at which time Baret noted we should probably go to bed considering I needed to be up at 5:00am for work!).

We had so much fun!!!

The console we bought is apparently a "sports edition", and came with a ribbed, clear cover over my Wii remote controller. It also came with Wii Sports; which we played first. Not only were the games fun and engaging, each stage in the "Training" section taught us a little bit more about how to use and control the Wii remote controller (or wiimote, as I've seem some people calling them online).

We also bought an extra wiimote for Baret, and his came with Wii Play; another really fun set of games that, also, teach you the basics of wiimote-control while playing hella fun games.

The only game we purchased (at the time) was Carnival Games. Though one of the main reasons I got a Wii was to play Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, I wanted to have some fun games that Baret and I could play together first to give me time to get used to the controllers (the remote controller and the nunchuk controller). RE4 was difficult enough to play on the PS2; I can only imagine how much difficult its going to be on the Wii!

After paying off regular bills and some I'd had for awhile with my paycheck and stimulus check (they came in within a day of each other), I had a little extra and bought a few components for the Wii - they should all be in Monday and Tuesday of next week (thank you free Amazon 2-day shipping!).

I got a Wii Pool Stick because playing Wii Pool was really difficult - we found - with the controller (pulling back was hard because you kind of just hit your chest and sometimes it wasn't far enough). I got Wii Boxing Gloves because I had so much fun boxing (I love destructive games, heh) and my hits just weren't landing right with the controllers. I also grabbed a set of Wii Ping Pong Paddles so Baret and I can play Table Tennis (essentially ping pong) a little easier (hopefully); we really enjoyed playing against each other on that game but the controllers were hard to use for it (of course, we're still noobs just learning and getting used to the controllers, too).

I bought Cooking Mama: Cook Off, because I love the Yahoo! cooking games like Cake Mania, Pizza Frenzy, Cooking Quest, Diner Dash, etc. I also ordered Party Games because I enjoy having fun, interactive games Baret and I can compete against one another on, and that we can play with friends when they come over (plus, it has Darts and Beer Pong!). Last but not least, I nabbed My Word Coach, because I am a linguist-lover and really like games that help keep my vocab strong and vast, and my brain on its toes.

There are other games I really wanted much more - Endless Ocean, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Lego Star Wars, to name a few but they were fairly expensive ($40 and up), so we'll save those for a later time.

Tonight, I am going to try and convince Baret that we must go to Best Buy (where much Wii-stuff can be found) and get Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles with a gun controller and the Wii Grand Slam Sports Pack, since we have Wii Sports and Wii Play, which both use a lot of that "sports" equipment.

Yes, I'm going Wii-crazy and if Baret doesn't smack me to death with my own paycheck for buying so much, I'm going to be very happy (and very busy) for some time to come!

(Oh, and we nicknamed our Wii "Naos" (its a star) - but then changed it to "OoGhiJ MiQtxxHA", a joke from our favorite show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Baret's Mii is "Baba" and mine is "Izzy"!)

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