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  1. RKCole

    RKCole The Digital Knight

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    hello there!

    I am glad to be a part fo the forums, and I am very glad to own a Wii! I actually received my Wii today as a thanksgiving/early Christmas gift from my wife. I have owned different systems in the past--NES, SNES, N64, PS1, PS2, Xbox 360, etc. What is "different" about my situation is that I am a blind gamer--and I mean it, I am partially blind. I have no sight in my left eye, and a very small amount of sight in my right eye...and I LOVE gaming. I have not had a game console in over three years, so this is exciting for me!

    I must say that my wife and I have already bonded in playing bowling in the Wii Sports Resort game. We spent the past few hours just playing bowling. Can you believe I got a score of 206 in one round?

    anyhow, I am looking forward to getting to know you all, and, through process fo time, getting to know my Wii system.

    How exciting!

    take care, everyone, and Happy Belated Thanksgiving!
     
  2. ToadStar

    ToadStar Boom!

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    Welcome RKCole!! Hope you enjoy your time! Make a tons of friends! Yeah peoples here are nice too. Keep gaming! Get to know your Wii further. If there any questions, just let me know.
     
  3. lKKlKoopa

    lKKlKoopa King Koopa Troopa

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    Hello RKCole and Toad Star lolz XD
     
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    ToadStar Boom!

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    Hello too, Koopa!
     
  5. lKKlKoopa

    lKKlKoopa King Koopa Troopa

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    we should be friends lolz XD
     
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    Welcome all!
     
  7. lKKlKoopa

    lKKlKoopa King Koopa Troopa

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    hi lazy jack :)
     
  8. ToadStar

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    Hello to all!
     
  9. 1337endo

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    Welcome to the forums RKcole! Glad to hear you can still experience the joy of playing video games, even with your ailment. Hope you learn to enjoy the Wii further!
     
  10. fade2green

    fade2green lethargic but functional

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    welcome, hope u enjoy ur new wii (and wiichat). add my fcs if u get same games on my sig, would be nice 2 play w/ others in CA.
     
  11. RKCole

    RKCole The Digital Knight

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    fade2green: Money is a bit tight, but if I get one of the games on your signature (would probably get Super Smash Bros. Brawl; nothing against the others. I like shooters, but I'm not too good at them. haha), I will look for you.
     
  12. ToadStar

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    Good luck for your college, RK!
     
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    fade2green lethargic but functional

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    np. i know how it is w/ money and college lol (i'm still in debt myself). looking foward 2 eventually playing :biggrin:
     
  14. Lesley-Ann

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    Hi RKCole

    I'm a newbie here too and am awaiting delivery of my Wii but due to your original post I now know there is a good chance my father, who is legally blind but still partially sighted, with only limited sight in his right eye, might be able to use the console. Something I hadn't thought of before, so thanks for the heads up. He used to love to bowl, row small boats, golf and the like but had to give up due to his limited sight.

    He has tried unsuccessfully to use my dslite but with the small screen can't use it. So it might be good for him as well.

    Glad it helps you and enjoy your console.:yesnod:
     
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    hey welcome to wiichat guys!
     
  16. RKCole

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    Hello, Lesley-Ann!

    I must say that I am very much enjoying my Wii. This may sound funny (well...that's because it is), but as of right now I have the highest score on Wii Sports Resort Bowling out of the other three people I have played. :) I just get close to the TV to get my aim set, then step back and let the ball go!

    The only issue I have so far is that of navigating the Wii menus with the pointer, as I must be close to the TV set to see everything. I posted a thread in the Hardware portion of this forum which received a helpful reply from BluRayPSP (here which mentioned that a Wii Classic Controller Pro (here) could solve this issue for me. As of right now, I do not have the money to purchase this item, but when I do I definitely plan to get one.

    I do not know your father's feelings on his blindness, but encourage him to give the Wii a try. sometimes one can feel hopeless and will not want to do anything for fear fo failure (I have been there...), but please tell him that he is not alone. I'm out here, too!

    I hope the best for you and your father. And who knows...he may be the next Wii Bowling Champion in your area. :)

    Take care, Lesley-Ann, and best wishes to you and your father! if I can be of any help with anything, please feel free to PM me or add me as a friend here on the forums.
     
  17. Lesley-Ann

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    Trust me my Dad was one of those we (my brother and I) had to beg our Mum to intercede because he and his brother would get a hold of our toys and not give them back for us to play with at Christmas. He would play with them more than us if he could get away with it.

    He's tried many times to use the DSLite I have but even with his special glasses for his good eye it was too small to play on.

    So he will be all for having a go, the only problem is once he starts is for him to get off the console and give me a turn. :yesnod:
     
  18. RKCole

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    Welcome man, and congrats, you are a better bowler than me.
     
  20. ToadStar

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    Welcome Ann! Yeah Wii is a good console by the way, it has movement games especially.
     

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