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The Nintendo Wii Ain’t Your Father’s Video Game

Who would have figured a video game console could start something of a revolution? The Nintendo Wii (pronounced "wee")has taken off with more than a bang. This MSNBC.com article about the Wii talks about how the console has exploded way beyond its intended demographic of children and young guys. It’s so popular that even retirees are taking to it. They’re playing Wii tennis video games and even having Wii bowling parties! How cool is THAT! I’ve never been one to live without exercise, so I also think it’s cool that it’s getting people off the couch and into some form of active movement/mild exercise. But who would’ve thunk it would be so popular among the masses?

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  1. The medium is finally growing up! Amy, you sure remember when the best game available was Pong…
    Much like TV, the content for video games is growing with the audience. When we were kids, we watched “The Brady Bunch.” Now that we’re adults, we watch “MythBusters.” The medium hasn’t changed a whole lot (or, at least the receiver’s interaction with it, anyway), but the content sure has developed.
    I’m so glad to see video games graduating from the anti-social GameBoy epidemic into something that can now bring people back together.

    Posted by: Christy | March 23, 2007
  2. OMG, I LOOOOOOVE Mythbusters!!! One of the best shows on TV!

    Posted by: Amy Prior | March 23, 2007
  3. You know it! From one geek to another! Now we just need Ann-Marie here to dork out with us…

    Posted by: Christy | March 23, 2007
  4. Mythbusters is the bomb. The redhead looks JUST like one of my good friends, its scary.

    Posted by: Jen R | March 23, 2007
  5. My father didn’t have video games. They weren’t invented yet.

    Posted by: Fred | March 24, 2007
  6. Here’s another article about older people loving Wii. What’s the world coming to?
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/fun.games/03/23/wii.retirees.reut/index.html

    Posted by: Fred | March 25, 2007

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