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Wii owners question OT

This is something we are thinking of getting, but I've got a few questions first if you have one. First, how long have you had it compared with how much you use it? We've gotten gadgety things before, use them for about 2 months til the charm wears off and they sit with the other crap gathering dust. Did you continue to use it on a regular basis? What are some games that you might play with kids that they actually are able to do, or at least think they are doing? I know it streams Netflix which I know we'd use, but $190+ for just using it for that is a lot of cash. I know it's a totally personal thing how much it would get used, but just wondering what the general consensus is as far as how much you use it!

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We have a wii and Bradley and DH play the heck out of it. They give Gweny a controller and let her think that she is playing too, which works for about 5 mins and then she gets bored with it. As for netflix, we just got our set up to do that and just a warning, it was a pita. Not as simple as netflix will lead you to believe. You have to buy a wii LAN adapter (it cost about $20) and then your ISP has to be compatible. Are you going to lose a wireless connection? I have heard that is easier. We have a wired connection and DH said that if he was not an IT he would never have been able to figure it out. We had to go in and enter a lot of the info manually. I will admit, netflix is pretty cool, but you can't get all titles, just the ones that are available for instant download. As for games, the sports pack is pretty cool. I think that a lot of wiis come with it. It has bowling, baseball, tennis, boxing, and maybe golf, can't remember for sure. Even if Colby doesn't enjoy it now, he will in a couple of years. Like I said, I can't keep Bradley and DH off it!

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we have the wii.......and it gets used sometimes.....my kids just arent' into video games.......they do love rockband......that's about it.......probably not the best person to ask....we do use our playstation to watch dvd's......LOL!!!!!

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We got it for Christmas. We have used it about 4 times. Josh loves the jousting game.

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we got it for Christmas also.. have used it a bit.
Owen loves to bowl!

we play super mario on it... we are not big "gamer people" but we do use it on occasion and enjoy it. we have also surfer the net on it and used the netflix option as well

though we have a ROKU box for netflix (before we got the Wii)

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we have it and it sits unused a bunch......

kids play it off and on. Zack has a star wars game. We have super mario 8.

My sis has just dance for kids and my kids really liked that. It would be something he might could do.

We would play more often if DH wasnt a stick in the mud and would let us. It is on LR TV. It does get played more when DH is gone. I think if it was in kids room that they wouldnt stop playing it.

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Hmmmmmmmm, now I'm not so sure, lol!!!

We had thought of doing the Roku a while back, how do you like that Kelly, was that easy enough to use?

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we have it and use it all the time!!!!! if it were up to tyler we'd play it all day long...lol!!!! lyssa loves to bowl and golf!!! we have we resort which has alot of cool games.....and the kids make me play the wii fit all the time...there's some pretty cool games on there!!!! watched a couple of netfilx movies on there but like Emily said there aren't a ton of titles that you can stream....i found that there were more tv shows loke dora, diego, strawberry shortcake things like that!!! and we did do it wirelessly so it was actually pretty easy to set up....didn't need to get an adapter like emily had to!!!!!!

hope that helps a lil

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we used it the first year we got it, but don't use it much any more lol

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We have had ours for a couple of years now - we use it for the Wii Fit/weigh-ins most. We played the games a lot more originally - it's fun when you've got more people than just me and DH :rolleyes: I do use it for NetFlix streaming a lot though.

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We have one we are looking to sell. We also have Wii fit and other games, rechargeable controller packs - I don't know what all. DH got Kinect for Xbox 360 for Christmas and we play that all time. If you decide you want one let me know and maybe we can work out a deal. Biggrin

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"toothy35" wrote:

we have the wii.......and it gets used sometimes.....my kids just arent' into video games.......they do love rockband......that's about it.......probably not the best person to ask....we do use our playstation to watch dvd's......LOL!!!!!

that right there is a blessing!!! i hope the same will be true for my kids!

we use our wii every day, but pretty much exclusively for streaming through netflix. we don't have cable or anything and our TV is in the basement so it gets a crappy signal and we seriously get like 3 channels. lol so netflix is the only way we really watch anything. we also did it wirelessly, so it was really easy to set up. when i get some free time again, i'd really like to get wii fit...

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We have had our wii 4 years...I think? We got it when it first came out. We like it and I think Belle will love it soon. I'm cuurently playing epic Mickey. Love Mario for it too.

The roku was super easy. We like it really well.

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We got a Wii about a year ago and I use it all the time. We used to use it with friends to play Mario Cart all the time in the beginning. Now it's mostly just me using it, because I'm the video gamer in the family. I love the lego games, and I also use the workout programs on it.