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Maybe The Wii Isn't For Me

I sat on my couch, with an instruction book on my lap and a Wii remote in my hand. I was trying to learn how to play a new video game. It's all about football, which is a game I don't know very well. In fact the only thing I really like about football is the food that accompanies it (wings, chips, beer – the usual).

As I stumble through the instructions trying to coordinate pushing A and B at the same time with my right hand while moving arrows on the Nunchuk with my left, I keep hearing a little voice in the background saying "That looks easy". I'm doing my best to ignore the little neighbor girl but after her 4th comment of “That looks easy” I decide I’ll show her and let her have a go at these crazy directions.

She sits beside me and I hand her the tools. ‘Alright’, I say to myself, ‘You little smart aleck’ (I’m being polite ;-> ) ‘When you get frustrated I’ll be sitting right here and you can hand me back the remotes with a BIG apology for your rude remarks.’ Yeah… this 'ill teach 'er!

The game begins, the players move. The players MOVE?!? How did she do that? She makes a 1st down. What?!? The game continues and she makes a touchdown. Ummmm…. My daughters start to take notice and sit beside us on the couches. This isn’t going as I planned.

After a deep breath I swallow my pride and say ‘Good Job’ and ‘Look at you!’. My lesson didn’t go quite as planned. Well, not entirely, one of us got “schooled”.

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10 comments:

  1. My daughter beats everyone in the house when we play wii boxing. She even beats her friends and their parents. It makes no sense because all she does is flick the controllers around aimlessly. That is why I stick to bowling.

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  2. Oh no! LOL. We just got one yesterday but I am waiting for daddy to figure it out and set it up. I can do a lot on the computer but game systems freak me out.

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  3. I had to release my controls to my hubbie this weekend so he could "fix" my Sim City! I couldn't seem to get my people to stop spending my money. The boys of course know exactly how to work the controls.

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  4. Love our Wii... I'm just not so hot at the action games that require multi-movement functions. I stick to WiiFit and Animal Crossing...

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  5. So funny! How is it that kids have some innate sense of technology?! We've been thinking about getting a Wii (maybe for Christmas) they look like fun, but I will probably end up sitting on the couch with you while everyone else in the family plays :)

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  6. Too funny - kids.... I have to swallow my pride a lot with the girlies!!!

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  7. I kick everyones a$$es in Wii Bowling!! But thats about it for me... not into any other games... cant figure them out!

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  8. LOL!! Been there.

    I had one go at X Box Live with some kind of driving game. It was a complete disaster :-)

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  9. oops on well, we were looking at a Wii but decided to get an X-box 360 because they are going to add a thing called natal where you move around and it captures your movements. With my wrist problems we figured that would be better then the nunchuck remote.
    Google
    xbox 360 natal
    if you want to look at it

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  10. all kids seem to grasp that stuff faster. my stepson is the expert. he can play xbox 360 all day long.

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