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Nintendo Wii Is Unstoppable

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The Nintendo Wii is a surprisingly small console. It invites players of all skill levels to take part in a new more interactive gaming platform. Many of the titles are family friendly.The major attraction of the Wii is the ability for it to put you into the game - for instance, in the free Wii Sports game you get with the system, you can play things like Tennis or Baseball. In these games, you use the Wiimote (which comes with a wristband that tightens so you don't drop or throw the control while playing) to perform the actions like serving the ball, hitting a home run, or winding up to throw the ball. This is very fun and actually gets you off the couch. Its a great workout and sometimes I find myself breaking a sweat. Its extremely addicting and easy to understand & follow so anyone can get in the game.

That's not to say the games are all easy. Some titles are much more challenging than others and may require more precision, skill and experience. The genres are very diverse and target a very wide audience of gamers.

Another aspect of the Wii is the WiFi compatibility. I have several friends and family members who have no idea how to set it up in the first place. Its relatively easy though plus the Nintendo website offers step by step troubleshooting to help you set it up. The Wii browser is extremely disappointing - its slow and unreliable. It won't load many websites and you're very limited. It doesn't even come free which I found ridiculous. You need to spend 500 points, or $5 to download it. Other WiFi features include weather reports, top news stories, & photo storage. There are cool gaming related features as well, for instance, through the Wii Shopping Channel you can purchase new Wiiware games or old school games like Zelda OoT, Mario 64 or Mario Bros 3. NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 titles can be played. They all have a price, usually somewhere between $3-10. With WiFi access you can also watch things like Nintendo conferences, get trailers and gameplay videos of upcoming games, recommend games you own, enter global avatar contests, answer polls, and get playable DS demos! You download it from the Wii, then turn on your DS and you can play the game right in your home - well, at least the demo.

And of course the triumphant part of Wii's WiFi access, which also has its flaws.. online multiplayer. You can go head to head against friends or players all over the world in games like Pokémon, Mario Kart, Brawl or Dragon Ball Z, however depending on distance between players, signal strength and router speed, you'll find you run into lag a lot which may discourage some players. But hey, at least its free! Some games allow you to actually chat with friends free through Wii using a microphone.

The Nintendo Wii has ushered in a new era of gaming which is exciting. Recently they introduced Wiimotion Plus, a plug-in feature for the Wiimote to provide players with more accurate controls in games like golf or tennis. The Wii is an incredible system and I would recommend it over the other 2 competitors - PS3 and XBOX 360, because of the price and fact that its a great social game that gets people off their feet.

So there you have it, I hope this review was informative and helps with your decision on the Wii! Its got 2 thumbs up from me.

The Nintendo Wii is a surprisingly small console. It invites players of all skill levels to take part in a new more interactive gaming platform. Many of the titles are family friendly.The major attraction of the Wii is the ability for it to put you into the game - for instance, in the free Wii Sports game you get with the system, you can play things like Tennis or Baseball. In these games, you use the Wiimote (which comes with a wristband that tightens so you don't drop or throw the control while playing) to perform the actions like serving the ball, hitting a home run, or winding up to throw the ball. This is very fun and actually gets you off the couch. Its a great workout and sometimes I find myself breaking a sweat. Its extremely addicting and easy to understand & follow so anyone can get in the game.

That's not to say the games are all easy. Some titles are much more challenging than others and may require more precision, skill and experience. The genres are very diverse and target a very wide audience of gamers.

Another aspect of the Wii is the WiFi compatibility. I have several friends and family members who have no idea how to set it up in the first place. Its relatively easy though plus the Nintendo website offers step by step troubleshooting to help you set it up. The Wii browser is extremely dissapointing - its slow and unreliable. It won't load many websites and you're very limited. It doesn't even come free which I found ridiculous. You need to spend 500 points, or $5 to download it. Other WiFi features include weather reports, top news stories, & photo storage. There are cool gaming related features as well, for instance, through the Wii Shopping Channel you can purchase new Wiiware games or old school games like Zelda OoT, Mario 64 or Mario Bros 3. NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 titles can be played. They all have a price, usually somewhere between $3-10. With WiFi access you can also watch things like Nintendo conferences, get trailers and gameplay videos of upcoming games, recommend games you own, enter global avatar contests, answer polls, and get playable DS demos! You download it from the Wii, then turn on your DS and you can play the game right in your home - well, at least the demo.

And of course the triumphant part of Wii's WiFi access, which also has its flaws.. online multiplayer. You can go head to head against friends or players all over the world in games like Pokémon, Mario Kart, Brawl or Dragon Ball Z, however depending on distance between players, signal strength and router speed, you'll find you run into lag a lot which may discourage some players. But hey, at least its free! Some games allow you to actually chat with friends free through Wii using a microphone.

The Nintendo Wii has ushered in a new era of gaming which is exciting. Recently they introduced Wiimotion Plus, a plug-in feature for the Wiimote to provide players with more accurate controls in games like golf or tennis. The Wii is an incredible system and I would recommend it over the other 2 competitors - PS3 and XBOX 360, because of the price and fact that its a great social game that gets people off their feet.

So there you have it, I hope this review was informative and helps with your decision on the Wii! Its got 2 thumbs up from me.

Update On Aug 02, 2009: On a personal note, I've somehow shed 10 pounds over the course of a week and a half since I purchased the Wii! I had not even realized it because I was having so much fun. It really gets you off the couch and moving around while having fun!!