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A new addiction

July 8, 2010 - Pam Rodgers

I am really big into the entertainment and sports worlds. I keep up to date on most everything happening. Recently, a new addiction has come to the front of my activities, video gaming. I wouldn’t call myself a big time gamer but my sister recently purchased a Nintendo Wii system. Now that I have played it (a lot), I don’t know if I could play another system and have quite as much fun.
The sports games that came with the system are right up my alley. Now I can bowl, play a game of baseball, tennis, ping pong, basketball or fence, play archery, box, waterboarding and lots more without leaving my house. I have heard about the excitement of playing Wii before having one. I watch enough television shows and movies that include it in the dialog and plot to know what it’s all about. But to actually play it and experience the fun is totally different. We had a Playstation (the original) when I was younger. My brother, sister and I were really into it when we first got it. But over time we got bored playing the games, sitting in front of the TV with the controller in hand. It’s much more fun to go outside and shoot hoops, play catch, throw a football for real. The Wii is completely different. If you get into it, it’s like your playing for real, and that is awesome.
Now it’s my sister gaming system, and she lives in Chariton. Right now, it’s in my house in Garwin. This is because I have bought my share of the game (Trish shouldn’t have to pay for everything) by providing some of the more popular games out there and equipment. The two big ones are Guitar Hero and Call of Duty.
Call of Duty is really fun. We got a zapper to hold the remote and nunchuck while you’re playing so you feel like you are hold a rifle insted of remotes. The hand to hand combat can get a little exhausting; it’s much easier just to shoot the enemy.
Guitar Hero is less active but is still a great game to play. My sister is better at it than me, but I am slowly working up to a point where I could beat her in a competition.
I’m hooked. I can’t imagine not having a Nintendo Wii now. I am so glad Trish got it and brought to Garwin (she will probably take back to Chariton when summer is over). Now I can’t wait to try other games to see just how awesome it really is.


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