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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Remember Pong?

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Pong.  How cool were we when we had Pong?  I, for one, was pretty impressed.

Then there was PacMan.  That was even more cool.

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My brain is muddled.  Moreso than normal.  I have always been proud to be the Last American Family Without Video Games.  Now I am re-thinking that and shopping for a video system.  I've seen the Wii demonstrated on Good Morning America.  Now THAT is a system I think I could allow.  But...then when you start shopping and all these other words come into your vocabulary:  XBOX, XBOX 360, PS, PS2, PS3, Game Cube, Game Boy (is there a Game Girl for those of us with daughters?), etc.  How do you then know what to buy?  It will be used sparingly - weekends, mostly, and more of a bribe draw for my teens to have their friends hang out HERE instead of somewhere else. While we have a pool and food, the big draw of video games seems to be lacking and I am ready to take the plunge.

Any advice?  I'm not looking to dip into the kids' college funds to do this, but I do have a little money set aside.

3 comments:

OC Mom said...

When you get one...I guess we'll be the last family without one! Thing 2 would love to have a Wii, so that's definitely what I'd go for. It has lots of "active" games like table tennis. We have friends who have one, and my kids love it.

Deanna said...

Get the Wii, definitely. I just bought it for my husband recently and I love the fact he can play games but still get a little activity.

Just this weekend my nephew demonstrated the Wii Fit program for me and I am now on a waiting list for it. I've never been a gamer despite the fact we've had some sort of gaming machine ever since Pong. But this looks like something I might actually use.

Danell said...

I just bought a wii and we love it! Not only do you get exercise while playing, it provides great family time. Definitely go for the wii!