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  1. vtrider159

    vtrider159 WiiChat Member

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    Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself. I just got a Wii after looking for one for about a month or so. First off, I should say that I am not a hordcore gamer and the only other console I have is a PS2 because of the Gran Tourismo series.

    I had a NES when I was a kid and the whole retro gaming with the Wii remote became somewhat of a crazed addiction of mine after playing on a friend's Wii a few months ago. I like the Wii for what it is and have read endless reviews on its shortcommings and highlights, but the fun factor is what I like, the ability to interact with up to 4 players at a party is what attracted me along with some classic titles.

    I am a gaming noob, so I have been reading the forums for awhile now and got the basic ideas of how the system works. I look forward to many hours of fun with this console when I have the time.

    I bought the console at a Costco and there were 8 in stock at 4pm. I got it at 8pm and there was only one left after mine. I got it for $335.00 and it came with sports and Mario Party 8. I haven't had time to test the game out, but it's cool to have another game.

    Thanks for reading....off to explore some new games.
     
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    Hey, welcome to WiiChat, the best Wii Forum on the web. Follow all the Rules and Regulations an most importantly enjoy your Wii! I hear Costco has pretty good deals on video game bundles. What sports games did you get?
     
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    Thanks, I am also a major automotive fanatic and race fan, I see in your sig and figured you were when I saw the jag.

    I got Wii sports and was playing my friend in bowling and tennis. Her and I were playing like we were kids again and we are over 30 haha.

    I looked at other forums, but this was the largest and before I registered today, I was a pretty learned wii consumer.

    Costco has wii's on occasion and a friend of mine works there so I had her watching out for deliveries....patience pays off I guess.
     
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    ah. Welcome to WiiChat. Enjoy your stay!
     
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    heyaz new personz!! welcome to wiichat. #1 thing to remember is to follow da rulez. u dont want to be banned!! have fun and if you need any help feel free to pm any one of us.
     
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    If you're into racing titles, they have a few on the Wii already, such as Need for Speed Carbon. I'm not into racing as much myself, but I had it and I thought it was pretty cool how you could just free drive around the fairly large city and try to escape the cops.
     
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    I saw the reviews for that game on IGN, I went to rent it and it was out along with many others.

    I have been playing Wii sports with close friends and they all have their own Mii's now. There have been some pretty intense boxing matches and baseball games.

    I have Mario Party 8, Got it with the bundle. I haven't had time to introduce myself to it, but I'll get into it soon when Wii sports wears off on me. I have been looking at other games and hope to get the wii online to be able to download the old games I grew up with.

    I'm off to see how that works now, I figure I need a wireless router because I have a PC at home with cable connection. I'm new to all this, so while i have time, I'll check out some FAQ's and other things.

    I have been over the rules and I'm active in alot of forums, so I know that dumb and irresponsible behavior ends up in a ban, the Wii is fun, and that's what I'm here for.

    Also, I've checked out Gamefly, and people here seem to like it. I hope to see more titles soon.
     
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    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Welcome to the forum vtrider159.

    Glad to hear you enjoy your Wii.
     
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    Syntax- I see from your blog that we are both boarders....nice.
     
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    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Unfortunately I'm not that good :)

    But I must admit its fun. Even if I'm not the best when it comes to snowboarding.
     
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    It's okay man, I an 31 years old and started skiing at 4 or so. I switched over to a Burton Elite 150 Hardtail in the 80's, then went back to skiing. I started boarding in 2002 with a Burton Air again and now board in New England and Vermont with a Ride board.....I have been through the trick and freestyle days on skis and now just freeride and make turns so to speak.
     
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    Nice. I began snowboarding around 2003. However I only snowboard for about 14 days out of the year.. So I don't get that much practice. Although when I get a chance to go I take it. As for where I board I spend most of my time up at Whistler and Cypress. Must say both mountains are amazing.
     
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    Wow. whistler is great from what I hear. I always wanted to go there and may have the chance thisupcomming season. I try to ride weekly if I can and if the snow isn't crappy.
     

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