Monday, September 3, 2007

Wii are Familii

Our family was recently given a Nintendo Wii video game system. In case you haven't heard about this system, the unique thing about the Wii is that it has a wireless, motion-sensitive remote that completely changes the way video games are played.

Rather than simply pushing buttons with your thumb, you twist and swing the Wii remote, making game play much more intuitive in many ways. The systems are very popular, especially among people who don't fit the traditional video gamer demographic. They are even showing up in retirement homes.

This Wii was given to our family as a tool for informal Physical and Occupational Therapy for Alyssa. She can run the controller and play many of the games. Here she is bowling.

The system is nice, because we can all play the games together as a family. Hopefully today we'll be able to play a game of doubles tennis.

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