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Hey all,

 

I have been looking in on this forum since the street came back, and there hasn't been a single Wii topic!?! This seems like the only spot on the web where the Wii is NOT dominant right now haha. So are there any closet Wii owners out there?

 

My wife and I picked up our Wii last week and have hardly put it down. It's a great step forward in gaming. Innovative and addictive!

 

I had always been a Sony fanboy, and had fully expected to bankrupt myself for a PS3, but it's been the Wii that ended up really catching my eye. I'm a big believer that gameplay>graphics, and the Wii certainly delivers.

 

So anyway, here's a topic on the Wii.... anyone out there?

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well momma and I were going to buy one until I lost my job so that's on hold (thankfully we got a 360 when the gettin' was good lol)

 

I definitely want one, especially for the virtual console

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I'm sure it won't be too long before the good times roll again A_G!

 

Most people I've seen online see the Wii as sort of middle ground console between the 360 and the PS3. The new terminology is Wii60 if you've got the Wii and XBOX360, or PSWii for going Sony+Wii.

 

The Virtual Console was the selling point for my wife. Super Mario World came out, and we HAD to get one within the week lol. I'm waiting on Donkey Kong Country, and on a second classic controller to play Street Fighter 2 (best fighter evar).

 

She plays SMW so much I can't even get any time in on Zelda haha. It's a great fun console.

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Alright Mate , i eventually got 1 for my daughter 2 days ago , im from the uk and there are few and far between. Had to pay a bit extra , but if youve got kids its worth it to say they face .. anyway about the Wii, my kids love it, but im not too sure about it (yet). In the house at the min we have 2 ps2s, psp, 2 pc,s, xbox 360 and the wii. My personal preference is the 360 , Some of the games or amazing especially gears of war and i think thats why i aint giving the wii much of a chance.. But im gunna be open minded and see what the future games she gets , then we'll see.

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I am very interested in this topic. As I have posted in other forums, I am in the process of deciding to buy a console. I figure if I have a console for gaming, then I can use Linux as my default OS and have rid of M$ from my life.

 

Is Wii the best console?

 

The reason that I haven't gone that way before is I have more trouble using game pads. I guess growing up with keyboard and mouse has crippled my hand/eye coordination, somewhat. If I can use Linux (Ubuntu 6.10 in particular) as my OS, it will save many dollars and give me everything that Windows has to offer.

 

For those of you who have stayed away from Linux because of gaming, you might be pleasantly surprised by how great it is. There are thousands of programs available and they are all FREE.

 

The thing I like best is you don't have to reboot every time you install a program. Only when there is a complete system update.

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[quote=IS Wii the best console?

 

Not Really Mate especially if your interested in the specs. The Ps3 is first , the xbox 360 second and the wii coming last in that department. But its all in peoples own preferences, Its up to you to choose, if your struggling with controllers , honestly the wii is the weirdest ive ever had a hold of lol.

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[quote name=IS Wii the best console?

 

Not Really Mate especially if your interested in the specs. The Ps3 is first ' date=' the xbox 360 second and the wii coming last in that department. But its all in peoples own preferences, Its up to you to choose, if your struggling with controllers , honestly the wii is the weirdest ive ever had a hold of lol.[/quote]

 

Thanks for the input!:)

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Comparing PS3 and X360 to the Wii is sort of like comparing the proverbial apples and oranges. They're simply not offering the same experience.

 

I personally will always want PC games to complement/supplement the Wii (and the 360/PS3) . The Wii won't be my choice for (most) sports games, or RTS games.

 

I'm in no rush for a 360 or PS3 right now becaue I have my current rig hooked right up to my HDTV, and add in the USB Playstation controller adaptor and I play most of my games in better quality then I've seen the 360 or PS3 put out...... So most of us probably have that type of gaming covered.

 

The Wii is a revolution in the style of gaming. It's the first major step towards pure VR games IMO. The controls are incredibly intuitive. The controls are only weird for as long as it takes to play a few rounds on Wii Sports... It took me about 2 minutes to feel 100% comfortable playing Zelda with the Wiimote and nunchuk.

 

I've been saying to my friends (or anyone that would listen lol) that the gaming industry had been stagnating for years. All the compaines seemed to be able to do was improve the graphics. Gameplay apparently meant nothing in the face of eye-candy. I grew up playing Atari 2600, and TRS-80 games, so to me graphics aren't nearly as important. With the advent of the Wii, I think it's a huge shot in the arm for the entire industry. Innovation and imagination run rampant on this machine.

 

Just wait, you're going to see the Wii style gameplay emulated by Sony and MS in the near future. The Wii is wildly popular, and still next to impossible to even find 3 months after launch.

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Yeah I got the Wii I hardly ever use it. I'm thinking about selling it.

 

Let me know if you are, I've got at least 4 friends that have been trying to find one.

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Ive been thinking of getting a Wii recently. I saw that Wii bowling and other sports games and looks fun just to play around. When I want awesome graphics Ill use my 360 or PC.

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I would also like to get one but am afraid that when playing with friends and the gaming gets real intense, someone might punch a hole in the wall or a Wii controller may go flying into the TV, window..etc.

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