December 23, 2006
Got a Wii
Yes, we got a Wii. As you can tell from Anthony's letter to Santa, we have already broken it out and have played it before Christmas.
It is pretty great. Grandma and Grandpa and 5-year-old Piper have all played together, and half the fun is watching these young and old ones get into a batting stance to swing at a fastball. Of course 8-year-old Anthony is addicted, and my 33-year-old brother spent the whole day learning moves in Madden and trying to get his bowling score up to "pro" level. So the game has been fun for everybody.
Today the New York Times named Wii Sports game of the year, and rightly so: Wii Sports does something more than just appeal to everybody. It gets everybody to play together. And with the little personalized Mii characters that look like cartoon versions of your family members, the game is also great for spectators - when you are not playing, it is just as fun to watch and cheer, shouting out free advice, rooting for the kids.
Somehow, Wii Sports has made the leap. It is not just a video game.
It is a genuine game.
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