Wii Console with Butterflies

I’ll admit that we fell for the Nintendo Wii. We fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Mario Kart Wii even convinced us to get a second ugly, white Wii, because we really don’t like split screen much, and we were playing that game like crazy when it came out. Wii Sports is still fun, I guess, but it’s not like we ever play it. I would play Animal Crossing: City Folk every now and then, but it never holds my attention long enough to be worth getting the Wii out.

Now we have two white bricks sitting in our entertainment center. Well, they’re not actually bricked. They still function, technically, but we don’t use them. Occasionally, we’ll pull one out for Goldeneye when TG’s brother comes to visit.

Today TG set one up for me, so I could watch Netflix Instant Watch on it. It’s ridiculous. We don’t have any functioning AA batteries, so the remote dies after two or three button presses. Who even uses AA batteries anymore? Any time we go to use the Wii remotes, we have to shove battery after battery into our remotes until we find enough pairs that work for the people who want to play. At least with the 360, we’ve got Plug & Plays for the wireless controllers we have.

The only reason TG ever pulls out a Wii for actual playing, he wants to play Sky Kid from the Virtual Console. We might as well just hook up our Retro Duo; at least then we’d have more decent game options.

I think I should just put some unicorn stickers on them and display them as wall art. At least then they’d be a fugly conversation piece instead of just a pair of ugly bricks wasting space in my entertainment center.


About Amanda

Amanda is a 20-something flailing gamer. While she loves MMORPGs, the company in them often triggers flare-ups of her social anxiety. Her all-time favorite games include Everquest Online Adventures, Eternal Sonata, the Animal Crossing series, Katamari Damacy, and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. She lives on junk food, and her favorite books are equally trashy. She doesn't believe in putting two spaces after a period, but she does strongly believe in the serial comma. Unfortunately, she has a penchant for starting sentences with "and" and "but;" hopefully you won't hold that, or her excessive use of semicolons, against her.

2 responses »

  1. […] She’s gone now though. We lost her to dementia in her mid-50s over five years ago. Sometimes I think about her and wonder what games she’d be playing if she were still alive and well. I wonder if she’d have a PS3 or a 360. At least I know for sure she wouldn’t have a Wii. […]

  2. […] should preface this post by reminding you that I hate the Wii. […]

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