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Old 12-15-08, 10:07 AM   #1
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Wii internet question

I purchased a Wii some while back for the mutual amusement of my 13 y/o daughter. As an >50er, I'm aware that playing video games is good for the aging soul. It is supposed to sharpen hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and all sorts of other good stuff.

Just recently I learned that you can connect to the internets with the thing, download games, and play with folks around the globe. I downloaded "Bomberman Blast" and have been trying to learn the game. So is my daughter, btw.

The problem is that I'm getting waxed pwned and punked by 13 y/o's around the world. My reactions just aren't sharp enough. It sucks. My daughter, whose first language is Russian, is also learning some unfortunate English expressions. That's not good. She can pick up that stuff on TV.

So, can any Foosters recommend good games on Wii that you can download and play with others on the internets without needing the reaction time of Maverick and the time invested of a chess Grand Master?
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Wish I could help you here, the only thing I use Wii Internets for is reading news on teh web from bed at night. All my other wii stuff is playing WiiFit etc.
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not sure. I don't play too many games online with the wii but I do know about the timing issues. one game not on the interest is super mario galaxy not too bad on the reflexes and lots of fun. but you have to buy it from a store. stay way from action games for the most part if you want to keep up.
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I've never used my in the internets....but the day is coming soon.
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So, can any Foosters recommend good games on Wii that you can download and play with others on the internets without needing the reaction time of Maverick and the time invested of a chess Grand Master?
Pick up some of the driving games and don't play online-players yet. These can be self-paced and you can go as fast or as slow as you're comfortable. When you've improved to the point where you can beat the computer, try some live internet opponents.
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Medal Of Honor Heroes 2 has an online deathmatch mode. Gotta be quick, though.
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Focus on games that don't require online multiplayer, because the jackassery is hard to avoid on the net. Alternatively, your best bet is to find a group of like-minded players and play private games vs randomly playing "anyone online".

Where you can find that group, I'm not certain. You might have some luck asking around at Colony of Gamers, but their focus is more Xbox and PS3... good luck!
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