November 9th, 2008
I set up the Wii, yesterday, and we puttered with the sports games available; forestcats won in tennis, handily, while I won in bowling and golf. Then, we watched After the Thin Man, a 1930s detective story with rather delightful characters, the second of six films that were made in that series. We finished the night with setting up and initiating the Wii Fit equipment. We each logged in thirty minutes on it, after generating our body information. I'm much older than my actual age, according to the gear, while my beloved is much younger. We'll work that out, we will.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to connect the Wii to the wireless modem. I'm not sure why. We had the right code, and the Wii recognized the wireless signal. I'll try again, later today, after I get the hospital rounds done.
We got a call late last night that themodeinliz and axelicious now have the keys to their newly purchased house (soon to be "home"!), but that the assholes who lived there previously, trashed the place on the way out, taking a number of fixtures with them that by law should have been left. Still, they're in, and today they will be starting the move. Huzzah!
I didn't know that the Wii had the capability of running GameCube materials. I don't even know if there's any GameCube games that would interest me. I guess I'll have to open the discussion to any and all who read this as to whether or not I should look into any specific Wii or GameCube games to add to our enjoyment...
I have to say that in this one, the scene where they were chasing the dog around for the stone/message, was priceless. That's the sort of thing that would probably have been cut out or truncated in movies today, as it didn't move the story forward all that much, but it said a lot about the characterizations.
I didn't know that the Wii had the capability of running GameCube materials.
i think that's more for people who already own a gamecube so they can keep playing those games.
i own the thin man box set. the thing i love most (besides the dry wit and the sleuthing) is how in love with each other the two are throughout. i remember someone on AMC commenting about how new this was at the time: until then, married couples were always portrayed as constantly bickering or grudgingly together or whatever. but nick and nora are completely and totally and honestly in love, even--sometimes especially!--when they squabble.
I noticed that she let a number of possible "issues" go by; she's a sweetie in this.
Best of all worlds.
We've got another one at home already, and I'll be adding the rest to the Netflix queue and pulling them to the top fairly quickly.
I'm into RPGs, and strategy games, primarily, though I have to have some things that my spouse might like. I'm going to have to see what sparks her, in future.
Were the previous residents renters? I hope they can recover the fixtures.
Some GameCube games are pretty fun. Whenever we have parties that have quite a few kids around, we throw in Mario Party or Animal Crossing, but if you're looking for fighting games, maybe Soul Caliber 2 would be more your style? There was a game my husband was really into for a while, but I honestly can't remember the name of it. It was a strategy game, which is all I can remember.
I don't think that they were renters. In any case, repairs and replacement of missing gear proceeds apace.
I was mildly surprised that I couldn't find a single GameCube game or accessory after a cursory review of local video game stores, so I'm just going to ignore that capability. Maybe, someday, at a yard sale, I'll find something interesting. Or maybe on Ebay. But for now, I'm not worrying about it.
Nice. some people are dicks.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is a pretty fun adventure game. It deviates from the normal Zelda art styles to go with something very animated, but the fighting system is pretty nice and exploring the available world is fun.
I'll see about renting it to test it out.