Wii -- adventures in gaming
Married K had her sister Lousia, College K, roomate M, Chris, Andy, A & M, my Mom and I over for dinner last night. After working our way through pasta and bread, salad and drinks, we wandered downstairs and were given our first lessons in Wii.
After College K and I had created our Wii Mii's (or ourselves in Wii world) we began a game of tennis. And three hours later some of us were still playing. We only played Wii bowling, tennis, and boxing, but had such a great night of it.
While we were playing, and breaking up a sweat, Married K told us about how a friend of a friend, or something, was saying that he lost 10lbs in a month playing Wii, and then someone else chimed in about how kids are being encouraged to play it a little each day. The only lame-o comment I could make was, "some libraries are hosting Wii nights..." (Have I become one of those awkward people now...stupid library school!)
Interested to learn more about Wii and this new excercise regimen I went in search of some articles, and this is what I found:
Wii Workout Gear
A Wii Workout
Computer Games Burn Calories
Computer Games are Good for your Health
While searching I realized there is a whole other culture out there for Wii users. There are sites with tips, chat rooms, and my personal favorite--contests for who can make the best celebrity look-a-like Mii's.
As always, I am amazed.
Has anyone else out there experimented with Wii yet? Is so, thoughts? If I wasn't saving for a new car and appointment to a Swedish masseuse, I would definitely buy one!