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Wii Active

Has anyone tried Wii Active yet?

I have really enjoyed it so far. I think it gives you more options than the Wii Fit, as far as not having to switch back and forth between exercises. You can make custom workouts with fun activities.

I still enjoy the Wii Fit as well, but it’s nice to have several different options.

Happy New Year!¬† ūüôā


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What’s your favorite Wii game so far?

Hi everyone!

Share your favorite Wii game!

I think mine is a cross between Wii Sports and Wii Active.

What are your favorite Wii games?

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What Would You Like to See on this Wii Scoop Blog? :)

Thank you to everyone who has posted on this blog!  I had no idea how many people would be posting here!

I’ve learned so much from you, and hope I’ve provided you with some good information as well.

I’d love your input as to how I can make this blog even better.¬† Wii fit running and Wii fit yoga are popular topics on this blog.¬† As we continue to talk about those two fun features of the Wii fit, what else would you like to see featured on this Wii blog? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you again for posting on my “WiiScoop” blog! I started this blog as a hobby, and am just so happy to see there are others here that like the Wii just as much as I do!¬†

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! 

Happy Gaming,


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Nintendo Wii’s New Motion Plus

A new accessory was recently announced for the Nintendo Wii. It’s called Motion Plus, and it’s an attachment for the Wii remote.

Motion Plus allows for greater motion sensitive controls and responsiveness. It will detect the real time movements of your arm or wrist. While the Wii remote had done a fairly impressive job thus far, the Motion Plus attachment are designed to take controls to the next level.

Motion Plus will be available with Nintendo’s new Wii Sports Resorts game, available in Spring 2009. It will also be sold separately.

I hope it turns out to be as exciting as it sounds…

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E3 Nintendo Wii News!!

Just announced at the E3 conference, the following new Wii games are coming your way:

Fall 2008:

  • ¬†Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (balance board compatible)

Holiday 2008:

  • Star Wars-The Clone Wars
  • Wii Music

Coming in 2008 (no exact date as of yet):

  • Animal Crossing City Folks

Spring 2009:

  • Wii Sports Resorts

More detailed information of follow, including information on the new Motion Plus!

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Nintendo Wii Search: Day 3

This is a three part blog post about my search for the Wii, a few weeks after it launched.

Day 3, Wednesday:

9:00 AM:     Today started the same as Monday and Tuesday. I arrived at the store, created a list, and waited as more people arrived.

11:00 AM:¬† ¬†I didn’t know you could fit that many people in GameStop!

12:00 PM:   Delivery Time!  SCORE! The Wii had arrived! 

12:05 PM:   The store manager reads my name first off of the list, and in my relief and exctiemnt, I could not get to the counter fast enough!

12:10 PM:   As I thanked the store manager and made my way out, I heard a bit of commotion by the second person in line.  It was the same woman who laughed at me the previous day for buying thre remotes before buying the Wii.

She angrily asked the sales manager, “What do mean you don’t have any extra Wii remotes? ¬†I need extra remotes, how can you not have any?”

12:15 PM:¬† I smiled and thought, “Who’s laughing now…”¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ūüôā

The best tip for guaranteeing a video game console? Pre order! However, even this can fall through on occasion. If you preorder, make sure to keep your receipt.

The search for the Nintendo¬†Wii can be exhausting, but it is well worth it, otherwise I wouldn’t be so passionate about this Wii Scoop blog!

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Nintendo Wii Search: Day 2

This is a three part blog post about my search for the Wii, a few weeks after it launched.

Day 2, Tuesday:

9:00 AM: ¬†¬†Showed up as the store manager arrived.¬† I asked (with a little begging) if I could wait inside for Tuesday’s delivery, with a list.¬† He again kindly said yes.

9:05 AM:    The word has gotten out, as the list had five people on it.

10:00 AM:  Twenty people, many from the day before, were now on the list. 

10:30 AM: ¬†More people wandered inside of the store, put their name on the list and said they would “drop in” around lunchtime.¬† 20 of us who had been waiting since kindly informed them that if they wanted their name to remain on the list, they had to wait in the store. ¬†Several got very angry and stormed out.¬† We weren’t trying to be rude, but this was the best system for those that were committed to waiting in the store every since it opened that morning.

11:00 AM: ¬†¬†A Nintendo representative arrives to set up the store’s Wii console.¬† He was so nice, and let us play the Zelda game. He taught us how to use the controls, and provided some other tips about our wait for the Wii.¬†

One such tip was that there were rumors that the Wii remotes and nunchucks may arrive before the actual Wii systems arrived. He said it might be wise to purchase an extra control or two, today, as there had been quiet a shortage of them lately. The Wii comes with one remote and one nunchuck, but in order to play against others, you need extra controls.

12:00 PM:¬† Delivery Time! And, no Wii consoles…but there were Wii remotes, just like the Nintendo representative said!

12:05 PM:  I purchased extra Wii controllers for my family and friends.

12:10: PM:¬†One woman laughed at me, saying, “Who buys controls for a system you don’t even have? That’s just ridiculous!” ¬†

12:11 PM: ¬†I thought to myself, “Those who have just spent the past hour talking with a Nintendo representative, that’s who!”

Coming up Next: My Search Continues on Day 3

Feel free to post your own Wii search experiences and tips in the comment section!

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